Montreal, March 15, 2018—Sometimes it’s useful to step back and let the news speak for the dynamism in our artist-centred network. Here’s wishing everyone the courage to keep doing what you do, today and everyday. > Read more
Montreal, Februray 15, 2018—Core Funding Results > Launch of the Visual Arts Marketplace Engagement Initiave > Tim Moore, New Board Member at ARCA > Toronto Art Book Fair/2018 Sobey Art Award Submissions > News from the Membership across Canada. Read more
Montreal, 12.19.17—Connecting Which Canadian Audiences and Artists?—Since public arts funding at the CAC is now tasked with serving Canadians as well as artists, those responsible for distributing public funds must have a clear understanding of who makes up these Canadian publics with which artists must connect. Read more
Montréal, June 8, 2017 – Many of the members’ questions focused on translation. As a majority francophone constituency, the questions stemmed from the long-standing concern that applications submitted in French are not given the same consideration as those submitted in English. Read responses given by François Dion and Linda Nordstrom. 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, January 19, 2017 – In this issue, members are reminded to register on the Canada Council for the Arts online portal, developed to streamline funding applications from individual artists, groups, and organizations. As of April 2017, all applications will transit via this portal. Read L’arca in the loop No. 9
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
“This is a huge work in progress that began in Oct 2014 when Board gave the “go” to develop the new model. It entails the complete repositioning of Council, with goal of scaling up. We recognize that the arts community relies on Council & needs more financial capacity and impact.”
In 2014, ARCA commissioned Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte to examine the evolution of art publishing funding at the Canada Council for the Arts.
Art publishing advocacy work begun years ago has recently culminated in the production of a letter to Simon Brault, Canada Council’s new CEO, signed by over 70 individuals from the art publishing community. The letter is the outcome of a networking meeting held in Montreal November 7-8, 2014, where a loose knit group of independent cultural producers, directors of artist-run centres and university art galleries among others proposed to work under the umbrella of TXT – The Canadian Art Publishing Network / Le réseau canadien de l’édition en art.