Events | Saturday, November 14, 2015


ARCA Plenary Meeting
12:00p.m.–2:00p.m. (lunch)
Location: Ryerson Students Center, 55 Gould Street, Layton Room

At each national conference, ARCA hosts a plenary assembly of cultural workers and volunteers to take stock of burning issues affecting our work in service of artist-run culture. In 2012, the plenary meeting at Institutions by Artists (IBA), was attended by 40 members of the network, representing as many centres, members of the artist-run associations, members of ARCA. In order to best foster dialogue and participation, the meeting’s agenda is left open, chairs are placed in a circle, and discussion is facilitated. This exchange informs ARCA’s advocacy work for the following two years, ultimately helping us fulfill our mission to voice the interests of artist-run centres and collectives at the national level.


ARCCO Achievement Award Presentation and Reception
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Generously hosted by Gallery TPW
Sponsored by: Intact Insurance, Cinnamon Girls Catering and Mill Street Brewery
Location: Gallery TPW, 170 St Helens Ave

Recipient: Clive Robertson
Artist-Run Centres & Collectives of Ontario (ARCCO) is pleased to honour artist, curator, critic, publisher and educator Clive Robertson with the 2015 ARCCO Achievement Award in recognition of his longstanding contribution to artist-run culture and cultural production. Robertson’s ongoing commitment to artist-run culture and advancement of contemporary art is demonstrated by his longstanding and formative relationships with artist-run centres and publishing houses across the country, such as with ANNPAC, Galerie SAW Vidéo, Parachute, W.O.R.K.S., Centrefold and Fuse Magazine. He was influential in making the decentralized and democratized artist-run model a national objective. He participated in ANNPAC’s inaugural meetings, and later served as their first national president. Robertson has been teaching performance art praxis, contemporary art history and cultural policy studies at Queen’s University, Kingston since 1999.

Emerging Cultural Leader Awards
ARCCO will be taking this opportunity to highlight exceptional, emerging cultural leaders within Ontario’s artist-run centre community. This year, artist-run centres and media arts centres in Ontario nominated those deserving of recognition within their communities. Who demonstrates initiative, creativity, generosity and excellence? Whose work is making a difference? Please join us to celebrate emerging excellence within Ontario’s artist-run centre community.

To learn more about the 2015 ARCCO Achievement Awards please visit:
2015 ARCCO Achievement Award Presentation and Reception celebrating Clive Robertson