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ARCA is proud to invite you to complete the following survey titled Assessing Professional Conditions for Performance Artists in Canada developed at the instigation of an ad hoc group of performance art organizers gathered in Calgary, as part of the M:ST festival in October 2016. The survey is intended for all artistic organizations that program performance art. The questionnaire was developed with input »»
Canadian Heritage needs your help to better understand the challenges and opportunities within the Canadian visual arts marketplace. Whether you’re a Canadian artist, collector, or consumer—or however you’re connected with the visual arts marketplace—Canadian Heritage want to hear your perspective. An anonymous virtual space was created to share your experiences, as well as your thoughts »»
An examination of selected international models of artist-run national arts service organizations commissioned by ARCA with support from the Leadership for Change program at the Canada Council for the Arts. The study was produced by MDR Communications, published in January 2017 and circulated to other National Arts Service Organizations in the visual and media arts »»
In 2014, ARCA commissioned Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte to examine the evolution of art publishing funding at the Canada Council for the Arts.
This study titled The Visual Arts Landscape in Canada as seen through CADAC 2011-2012, and prepared by the Research and Evaluation Office of the Canada Council for the Arts provides many answers while also raising a few questions. We learn that museums receive 88% of public financing, or $128,400,000 while artist-run centres receive only 10%, or $14,600,000. Budgets for the 88 artist-run centres reporting to CADAC do not exceed $750,000 a year, which is also the case of 58 museums and public galleries; however 65 of these institutions have budgets ranging from $750,000 to $7M.
In this interview, artist Julie Ault, cofounder of Group Material, active from 1979-1996 in New York and internationally, speaks of her experience leading a master class with non-profit cultural workers in a day long reflection on alternative art spaces. Group Material is remembered as a not-for-profit organization that emphasized collaborative and socially engaged artistic practices. Drawing from her lived experience as a participant, and her later role as the ad hoc historian for the group as editor of Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material (2010).