Assessing Professional Conditions for Performance Artists in Canada

 

May 30, 2019 — From May to August 2018, the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference/Conférence des collectifs et des centres d’artistes autogérés (ARCA), Canadian Artist Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC), and the Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec (RAAV) conducted research on the professional conditions for performance art in Canada. The organizations »»

CHRC launches two training videos on workplace harassment in the arts

 

Under the Respectful Workplaces in the Arts banner ( respectfulartsworkplaces.ca ), the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) announces two training videos on workplace harassment in the arts:  one for employers  – including Boards of Directors of not-for-profit organizations; and  one for cultural workers  – including self-employed artists, contractors and employees. These animated videos on ‘responding to harassment’ are scenario-based. They have been produced to explain »»

Retirement Savings Plans: What are the Options?

 

Following an analysis of Retirement Savings/Pension Plans in Canada as part of IMAA’s Assessing Sector Needs & Researching New Potential Services study, the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCA) and the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) wish to recommend the following retirements savings options plans for individuals and organizations in the independent arts sector. The »»

Appearance of ARCA and SAW Gallery before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

 

On October 30, 2018, Anne Bertrand, director of the Artist-Run Centres and Collective Conference (ARCA), with artist, curator, and cultural worker Jason St-Laurent, director/curator of SAW Gallery, Ottawa, appeared before The House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, in view of its study of Remuneration Models for Artists and Creative Industries in the Context »»

L’arca in the loop #19

 

Artist-Run Centres: Sites of Political Tensions > In the previous edition of “l’arca in the loop,” I mentioned the fact that tension in board/staff relations sometimes seems inherent to the political life of ARC. This tension, without being Manichean, begets risk and opportunity. But governance is not a science. > Read more

Artist-Run Centres: Sites of Political Tensions

 

Editorial by Anne Bertrand in l’arca in the loop—#19   In the previous edition of “l’arca in the loop,” I mentioned the fact that tension in board/staff relations is inherent to the political life of artist-run centres (ARC). At the risk of sounding moralistic, this tension, without being Manichean, begets risk and opportunity. In other »»