Joining in the celebration of MAWA’s 30th anniversary, ARCA will hold a plenary assembly from 5 to 7pm, Thursday October 2nd at La Maison des artistes visuels in Saint-Boniface. Active members of the local artist-run scene as well as those from the nations-wide artist-run community in town for the symposium are invited to join the ARCA board members representing nine artist-run associations in an exchange on what is currently at stake in artist-run/centred culture.
On December 5th, The Manitoba Artist-Run Centres’ (MARCC) members gathered at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) for a meeting to cover quite a few topics. I attended the meeting in part to clarify the role of ARCA in advocacy, representation, research, and networking for the artist-run network across Canada. It was helpful to revisit why ARCA was formed in 2005 and why it was organised by regional associations (including two cultural associations).