A Forum on Independent Publishing at East of There, Saint John, NB


Ten years after Tiré à part/Off Printing, a symposium on publishing in artist-run centres, organised by Le Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogéré du Québec (RCAAQ), the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCCC/CCCAA, aka ARCA) is proud to announce that, in recognition of recent shifts and developments in independent art publishing, it will be organizing a forum on the topic of Independent art writing, production and circulation as part of East of There, an expanded meeting of visual art professionals to take place at the New Brunswick museum from June 20-23, 2013.
In this photo from ten years ago, John Murchie of Struts, who will be retiring this spring, and, in the background, Michelle Bush (ex Eastern Edge), Felicity Tayler and Aneesa Hashmi (ex La Centrale), Le Lieu, Québec, 2003.

ARCA at The Atlantic Symposium: New Directions for Art Writing


Last weekend, I attended the Atlantic Symposium: New Directions for Art Writing that took place at NSCAD and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Besides all the obvious perks of travel, these brief trips, chosen for their resonance with current agendas at ARCA, provide an essential ingredient for connecting our network by putting faces to names, mental images to places, hearing testimonials of past events, and sounding out ideas, in person, about upcoming projects.
Michael McCormack, Director, Eyelevel, Halifax ; photo: Anne Bertrand

(Proto ARCA) Off Printing, 2003, Québec


Organized by Le Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec (RCAAQ), the conference emerged from a desire to examine the publishing activities of the artist-run network. The international meeting focused on the specific modes of production and distribution that define the milieu and their distinct contribution to the artworld and market.