Weekly x COVID-19 /02


Weekly x COVID-19 x Hebdo On April 8th, the Canadian Arts Coalition sent the following update from the office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. Businesses/organisations can use January and February as reference points for revenue decline; For the month of March, they need to demonstrate a 15% decline in revenue »»

l’arca in the loop — # 28


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! > »»

l’arca in the loop — # 26


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 »»

The Canada Council for the Arts’ funding secured for year two


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.

ARCA at Arts Day on Parliament Hill, October 21, 2014, Ottawa


The Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCA) is once again proud to be joining the Arts Day on the Hill campaign organised by the Canadian Arts Coalition. This advocacy action brings together arts leaders in all disciplines from across Canada. Participants, organised into smaller, mixed groups, meet with Senators, MPs and senior officials. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss the important role that federal policies and programs play in solidarity with our organisations. This year’s ARCA delegation includes Todd Janes, ARCA president and director of Latitude 53, Edmonton and Anne Bertrand, ARCA director.

ARCA at the 17th Annual Canadian Arts Summit


Representing ARCA for the first time at the Canadian Arts Summit, I was invited, along with six other “fellows,” after responding to an open call with a letter listing my participation in various arts advocacy committees in the previous year. I had done the work. My preconception of the Summit was grounded in a vague impression of exclusivity, restricted to a circle of mostly Toronto-based arts establishments with budgets over 5M$. Face-to-face meetings are humanizing: the programming was solid and informative and the less formal conversations demystifying.

Results of the Arts 308 campaign and 2014 federal budget


The Canadian Coalition for the Arts has just ended the Arts 308 campaign launched last October. Described as the longest campaign ever conducted by the Coalition, it was successful in delivering key messages to 122 members of parliament either in person, or via social media. The federal budget has since been unveiled and reveals almost no changes to arts funding.

Arts 308: Call for Participants


Note: The following post is adapted from the Canadian Arts Coalition communications found on their website. The text of some campaign documents is currently being adapted by ARCA and will be available on our website shortly for use by individuals and groups from the artist-run community. In the meantime, members are encouraged to set-up meetings »»

Canadian Arts Coalition update


Bastien Gilbert, a founding member of the Canadian Arts Coalition, has stepped down from the Coalition’s steering committee, a position that he held since 2009. In his place, Lorraine Hébert, director of the Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) and Jennifer Dorner, director of Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) have both joined the steering committee. Other members include Katherine Carleton, director of Orchestras Canada, who will co-chair with Eric Dubeau, Director of the Fédération culturelle canadienne-française (FCCF);

Arts Day on Parliament Hill, October 23, 2012, Ottawa


ARCA is proud to have been part of the 3rd edition of the Canadian Arts Coalition’s Day on the Hill on October 23 with a group of over 120 arts leaders from across Canada. This advocacy group constituted from a range of arts disciplines was broken up into smaller, mixed groups and met with Senators, MPs and senior officials over an amazing one hundred and eight meetings of 30 minutes each.