Montréal, November 23, 2016 – In a recently crafted collective statement ARCA joined an ad hoc group of arts service organizations in Québec, to advocate for more equitable policies supporting Canadian, Québécois and Indigenous artistic production and dissemination in the digital era as part of Canadian Heritage consultations. Read L’arca in the loop No. 8
Montréal, October 19, 2016 – Part of ARCA’s mandate is to produce studies. Luckily, community based research is made easier today with recent developments in online data collecting and processing platforms. Members of the RCAAQ, frustrated with their own work conditions, have mobilized to update a 2005 survey on human resources. Read L’arca in the loop No. 7
Montréal , September 14, 2016 — This year ARCA is in the off-year between conferences, making it a good place to digest the meetings, conversations and notes. The brief relates results from ARCCO’s report on the Artist at the Center: Moving from the Margins to Inclusion conference held last November in Toronto. Read L’arca in the Loop no 6
Montréal, May 17, 2016 — From May 3 to 7, 2016, the Galerie du Nouvel Ontario (GNO) invited some 30 artists from the francophone minority communities and indigenous collectives to the 5th edition of the Fair of Alternative Arts of Sudbury (FAAS5) titled «Abricadabri». Read L’arca in the loop no 5
On Wednesday March 30, I attended the launch of I sign! – a campaign produced by SPiLL PROpagation, an organization bringing together artists from ASL (American Sign Language) and LSQ (Langue des Signes Québécoise) linguistic minorities, and working in all artistic disciplines. Read L’arca in the loop no 4
Montréal, March 16, 2016 – Since 2000, the Canada Council for the Arts has presented the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts to over 100 individuals nominated by peers for their achievements and contributions to Canadian contemporary art… many belong to the collectives at the root of the artist-run movement. Read L’arca in the loop #3
Montréal, February 3, 2016 – It’s been a little more than a year since the last consultation by the Canada Council for the Arts as part of its review of operating grants under the “change” agenda, and we’re being consulted again. This time, the survey focuses on the New Funding Model (NFM). Read L’arca in the Loop #2
Montréal December 3, 2015 – l’arca is ARCA’s newsletter, adapting its messages, objectives and image according to the evolving content and seasons. This winter, l’arca will more closely resemble a monthly bulletin to inform subscribers of news as well as topics that are close to the values and culture of artist-run centres. Read L’arca in the loop #1 »»
Excerpted from ARCA’s 2014–15 Activity Report, this micropublication of 12 briefs will allow you to follow each subject individually while getting a holistic sense of ARCA’s activities as they are connected to current cultural events. A printed version will be distributed to participants of the plenary as part of the conference Artists at the Center: Moving from the Margins to Inclusion.
In the spirit of sharing knowledge, representatives of the nine regions are encouraged to produce regular reports on recent events, challenges, and projects that are of interest for the entire network of artist-run centres.