WEEKLY/COVID-19 /04–Initial Response: Impact Survey–Preliminary results from the Impact survey circulated to artist-run centres. ARCA has received 74 responses to its survey of the COVID-19 impact on artist-run centres launched March 26, and covering the initial 30 days of self-distancing measures. Researcher Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte is in the process of analyzing results that will be »»
In August 2020, the Alberta Association of Artist-run Centres ( AAARC ) will partner with Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference ( ARCA ) to host a transnational gathering of artists and artist-run organizations, meeting in Calgary on Treaty 7 territory. Titled Lands to Travel Through , this four-day event will centre practices of care, reciprocity and resource-sharing as critical responses to »»
NEWSLETTER: L’ARCA IN THE LOOP #27—Reminder: Call for proposals for Lands to Travel Through—ARCA Board of Directors election—ARCA welcomes SPiLL to its membership!—AGAVF welcomes two new collectives: IRIPAA and lecollectif—Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, Edmonton, Alberta, joins AAARC—Closing of the Gam Gallery in Vancouver, BC—Benchmarking study about remuneration of Canadian writers for literary works & MORE. »»
l’arca in the loop — dans la poche #26 :: Announcing the next biennial artist-run conference in Alberta: Lands to Travel Through. An artist-run gathering in Alberta. Save the date / August 5–8, 2020. Deadline to submit proposals: November 18, 2019. Notification of results: January 27, 2020. To get updates, please register on the conference »»
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On my way to Banff to attend the Canadian Arts Summit, I visited artist-run centres in Edmonton and Calgary to meet with colleagues, some for the first time. In Edmonton, ARCA president and director of Latitude 53 Todd Janes accompanied me on a tour of centres, including SNAP and Harcourt House; In Calgary, I was greeted by AAARC president Su Ying Strang of The New Gallery and taken on a quick tour of Untitled, Stride, and the New Gallery, all located in new spaces, before joining the gathered artist-run leaders for a meeting at Truck in their new industrial location a little on the edge of things.
The recent flooding has taken a toll on the artist-run scene in Calgary. Organizations such as The New Gallery, Alberta Printmakers, the Untitled Art Society and TRUCK survived the flooding with only the minor inconvenience of being without power for two weeks. Unfortunately, the same could not be said for Stride Gallery or the DIY space of Avalanche. Both of these galleries experienced severe damage with over a foot of water in their respective exhibition spaces. Stride has suspended its operations but will be relaunching their September programming from a temporary space in TRUCK Gallery’s new location.