Rebecca Belmore, laureate of the GGAVMA

GREAT speech by Rebecca Belmore, laureate of the 2013 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, giving props to artist-run centres, Canada Council for the arts, public funding, peer adjudication… congratulations Rebecca!

And, check out this website produced by Grunt artist-run centre created for Rebecca Belmore

Also, the Canada Council and the Independent Media Arts Alliance put out a call to professional Canadian film/video artists in the fall of 2012 to create a video portrait of a significant figure in the visual or media arts, with the support of production centre facilities and equipment. Danielle Sturk (Winnipeg) and Winnipeg Film Group was selected and paired to produce a video with Governor General award laureate Rebecca Belmore.