We are thrilled led to share our preliminary schedule for “Pathways Together”!   The conference will begin officially on October 11th at 6:00 pm with our opening reception. October 12th and 13th will be full days of conference programming. Each day of programming will be constituted of large themes, within which multiple presentations, workshops »»

Pathways Together REGISTRATION


  Registration for “Pathways Together” is officially OPEN! What better way to announce this exciting news than to share our official logo! REGISTER NOW!   The theme of the conference this year aims to explore and discuss the concept of pathways and networks forward, in the context of collective sharing. Taking place in Winnipeg, MB, the ancestral »»

ARCA Welcomes Katherine Dionne


ARCA is excited to announce our new Programming Coordinator, Katherine Dionne who will be working with us on many new initiatives and our upcoming conference “Pathways Together” taking place in Winnipeg in October 2023. Katherine is a multimedia artist and a graduate of the DAN School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University. Katherine holds »»



  ARCA has set its 2023 gathering/conference for October 11th -13th in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This is an opportunity to engage, share, facilitate or network with and between peers in the artist-run arts sector. Working under the theme of “pathways together” ARCA is calling all artists, administrators, curators, or arts workers to come to Winnipeg for »»



to inform our approach for Lands to Travel Through Dear delegates and followers, A working committee of the Alberta Association of Artist-Run Centres (AAARC) has continued meeting throughout the year to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the gathering, and begin to reimagine Lands To Travel Through. AAARC remains committed to centering practices of care, especially during »»

Spam and Email Fraud


In recent weeks we have received several emails indicating that a 3rd party has solicited registration fees from ARCA members for a conference that does not exist. We have no evidence of a breach in security within our websites or emails, but we do believe the information was gathered from our directory of Artist-Run Centres »»

A New Director for ARCA


  The President of the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCA), Edward Ayoub, is pleased to announce the appointment of Clayton Windatt as Director of the organization. Montreal, September 8, 2020— The Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference/Conférence des collectifs et des centres d’artistes autogérés (ARCA) is happy to announce the hiring of our new Executive »»

l’arca in the loop — #32


May 15, 2020 – Anne Bertrand Bids Farewell to ARCA; Departure for Retirement of Bastien Gilbert, Director of RCAAQ; Taqralik Partridge named Nordic Lab Director; COVID-19 Impact Survey: Conclusions; Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS); Mutual Support Network in the Arts; Digital Reconfigurations, by Isabelle L’Heureux; Call For Proposals.           —à la »»

Weekly x COVID-19 /04


  WEEKLY/COVID-19 /04–Initial Response: Impact Survey–Preliminary results from the Impact survey circulated to artist-run centres. ARCA has received 74 responses to its survey of the COVID-19 impact on artist-run centres launched March 26, and covering the initial 30 days of self-distancing measures. Researcher Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte is in the process of analyzing results that will be »»

Weekly x COVID-19 /03


Weekly x COVID-19 /03 —16 avril 2020— À LA UNE. Acknowledging the challenges of closing artist-run centers (ARCs) due to COVID-19, CARFAC offers the following recommendations for alternative and online programming to help centers mitigate the impact of cancellations and postponements of activities on artists and other self-employed workers in this time of crisis. While »»