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 »»
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
Montreal, Februray 15, 2018—Core Funding Results > Launch of the Visual Arts Marketplace Engagement Initiave > Tim Moore, New Board Member at ARCA > Toronto Art Book Fair/2018 Sobey Art Award Submissions > News from the Membership across Canada. Read more
Montréal, November 23, 2016 – In a recently crafted collective statement ARCA joined an ad hoc group of arts service organizations in Québec, to advocate for more equitable policies supporting Canadian, Québécois and Indigenous artistic production and dissemination in the digital era as part of Canadian Heritage consultations. Read L’arca in the loop No. 8
Montréal, October 19, 2016 – Part of ARCA’s mandate is to produce studies. Luckily, community based research is made easier today with recent developments in online data collecting and processing platforms. Members of the RCAAQ, frustrated with their own work conditions, have mobilized to update a 2005 survey on human resources. Read L’arca in the loop No. 7
Montréal , September 14, 2016 — This year ARCA is in the off-year between conferences, making it a good place to digest the meetings, conversations and notes. The brief relates results from ARCCO’s report on the Artist at the Center: Moving from the Margins to Inclusion conference held last November in Toronto. Read L’arca in the Loop no 6
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Excerpted from ARCA’s 2014–15 Activity Report, this micropublication of 12 briefs will allow you to follow each subject individually while getting a holistic sense of ARCA’s activities as they are connected to current cultural events. A printed version will be distributed to participants of the plenary as part of the conference Artists at the Center: Moving from the Margins to Inclusion.
In the fall of 2009, in collaboration with our colleagues from the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA), ARCA conducted a survey of working conditions in the artist-run centres’ network. The results of this study, the first of its kind on the national level, were intended to help workers of artist-run centres better communicate their needs »»