l’arca in the loop — # 25

 

Lacey Price acknowledges the hard work in ARCs/Le Prix Lacey récompense le travail des CAAs + Internship at ARCA/Stage à l’ARCA + Coast-to-coast news from the ARCs & collectives network/Des nouvelles du réseau des CAAs et des collectifs autogérés d’un océan à l’autre + Podcast/Balado. > Read here/Lire ici

Launch of the Visual Arts Marketplace Engagement Initiative

 

Canadian Heritage needs your help to better understand the challenges and opportunities within the Canadian visual arts marketplace. Whether you’re a Canadian artist, collector, or consumer—or however you’re connected with the visual arts marketplace—Canadian Heritage want to hear your perspective. An anonymous virtual space was created to share your experiences, as well as your thoughts »»

A Review of International Artist-run NASO Models

 

An examination of selected international models of artist-run national arts service organizations commissioned by ARCA with support from the Leadership for Change program at the Canada Council for the Arts. The study was produced by MDR Communications, published in January 2017 and circulated to other National Arts Service Organizations in the visual and media arts »»

Analysis: The Visual Arts Landscape Seen Through CADAC

 

This study titled The Visual Arts Landscape in Canada as seen through CADAC 2011-2012, and prepared by the Research and Evaluation Office of the Canada Council for the Arts provides many answers while also raising a few questions. We learn that museums receive 88% of public financing, or $128,400,000 while artist-run centres receive only 10%, or $14,600,000. Budgets for the 88 artist-run centres reporting to CADAC do not exceed $750,000 a year, which is also the case of 58 museums and public galleries; however 65 of these institutions have budgets ranging from $750,000 to $7M.

An interview with Julie Ault, Skol (Montréal), October 2011

 

In this interview, artist Julie Ault, cofounder of Group Material, active from 1979-1996 in New York and internationally, speaks of her experience leading a master class with non-profit cultural workers in a day long reflection on alternative art spaces. Group Material is remembered as a not-for-profit organization that emphasized collaborative and socially engaged artistic practices. Drawing from her lived experience as a participant, and her later role as the ad hoc historian for the group as editor of Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material (2010).

The online ARCPOST resource centre

 

The arcpost resource centre   includes: 772 links to artist-run centres and other independent arts organisations from Canada and around the world An Artist-run culture reading list as a downloadable bibliography in PDF format of over 130 book and journal references to artist run culture, alternative pedagogies, institutional critique, economics and artist self-organization compiled by Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte »»