75,000 Canadian artists unite: it’s time for a basic income Today, we join 30+ arts organizations and 250+ independent artists and cultural workers, through one united voice: we call upon the Government of Canada to ensure the financial well-being of all residents by implementing a permanent Basic Income Guarantee. A Public Letter from the Arts Community for a Basic Income Guarantee Join the co-authors of the public »»
LAST UPDATE: April 14, 2020. This post will be updated periodically as the situation evolves. Artist-Run Centres and COVID-19 COVID-19 will have a tremendous impact on the artist-run centres network and its human resources, including artists and self-employed workers. The Governement of Canada announced emergency aid to all workers affected by closures and »»
NEWSLETTER: L’ARCA IN THE LOOP #28—Happy Holidays to All!—Hamilton Artists Inc., winner of the 2019 Lacey Prize!—Post-2019 Federal Election—Updates from CARFAC/RAAV and the Canadian Arts Coalition—Digital literacy in six microbites: Blockchain technology explained—News from CFAT’s recent survey on digital strategy—A selection of the latest calls for submissions from artist-run centres + recently updated Directory! > »»
On October 30, 2018, Anne Bertrand, director of the Artist-Run Centres and Collective Conference (ARCA), with artist, curator, and cultural worker Jason St-Laurent, director/curator of SAW Gallery, Ottawa, appeared before The House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, in view of its study of Remuneration Models for Artists and Creative Industries in the Context »»
With the Artist-Driven Organizations (ADO) grant application fast approaching (October 24, 2018), ARCA wishes to draw your attention to a few useful resources. You may know about them already, but it’s nice to have them gathered together in one spot. > Read more
Montréal, March 22, 2017 — The Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCA) infers that Minister Morneau’s budget has honoured year 2 of his government’s five-year commitment to double the Canada Council for the Arts budget by 2021. This year’s increase of $75 million will bring Council’s budget to $257,347,387 million.
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
Cultureculture is looking to create a more mutually-beneficial internship model for arts workers and we need your help. INTERNS: What did your internship look like? Please share your experiences in our survey at www.cultureculture.ca before August 15. Both you and your organization will be anonymous, and the data we collect will help us advocate for more equitable work in the arts.
Spill PROpagation in collaboration with Anne Bertrand, Executive Director of the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference, Étienne Lepage, playwright, and Julie Tremble, artist and Director of Vidéographe, launch their microsite and visibility campaign titled Je Signe!
On October 16 and 17, some bibliophiles from the visual arts community met in Vancouver to explore ways we can better connect our publications to audiences. Among the participants were organizations with resources and knowledge that could be mobilized in service of a collaborative, networked dissemination project. No one’s saying we are opposed to making »»