Event at La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (GNO).

Membership Benefits

All ARCCO membership funds go directly towards Advocacy

Founded in1988, Artist-Run Centres & Collectives of Ontario (ARCCO) is a proactive voice and fierce advocate for artist-run centres in Ontario at both provincial and national levels. ARCCO’s advocacy efforts have raised the level of recognition, financial support and professional development of its members.

  • ARCCO is an active member of the national association the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference / Conférence des collectifs et des centres d’artistes autogérés (ARCA), increasing our community’s effectiveness to advocate at a national level on issues such as funding, professional development and employment conditions.
  • ARCCO co-founded the Provincial Arts Service Organization Coalition (PASO Coalition) with Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG), in order to raise the profile of the arts and increase funding to the arts in Ontario.
  • ARCCO fosters strong partnerships and affiliations between various provincial arts service organizations, creating connections with communities that intersect, overlap, and/or share similar needs and challenges as the ARC community.
  • ARCCO works with other arts service organizations to bring member concerns to the development of joint ventures. The voice of Ontario artist-run culture is brought to all partnerships and joint activities through ARCCO.

 

ARCCO Full Membership Benefits:

  • Free Listing on Members Online Directory, ARCCO Website
  • Free Listing in GalleryFinder.ca – online directory of Ontario’s Art Galleries, Art Museums and Artist-Run Centres (collaborative venture between ARCCO and the Ontario Association of Art Galleries)
  • Eligible to enroll in the ARCCO/Halpenny Insurance Program, Insurance for non-profit organizations which has great rates and benefits
  • Eligible to enroll in the Actra Fraternal Benefit Society’s (AFBS) Arts & Entertainment Plan: Affordable Drug, Health, Dental, Life and Travel Insurance for artists and cultural workers
  • Discounted Rates to ARCCO Workshops and Conferences
  • Discounted CARFAC Ontario membership rates for your artist run centre as well as to your artist members
  • Discounted Member Rate at Super 8 Downtown Toronto, 222 Spadina Ave., Toronto
  • Eligible to receive travel subsidy to attend National Artist-Run Centre driven and organized conferences
  • Travel Subsidy for 1 representative per full member centre to attend Annual General Meetings Days. This includes professional development programming and networking activities which are also held during the Annual General Meeting weekends including ARCCO’s Annual Funders Forum
  • Voting privileges at ARCCO Annual General Meetings
  • Eligible to participate on ARCCO’s Board of Directors and Committees
  • Access to professional advice and support via phone and face to face meetings
  • Site visits when requested by new administrators or directors
  • E-mail communiqués
  • Any other benefits that are negotiated by ARCCO throughout the year

 

Affiliate Membership:

  • Free Listing on Members Online Directory, ARCCO Website
  • Eligible to enroll in the ARCCO/Halpenny Insurance Program, Insurance for non-profit organizations which has great rates and benefits
  • Eligible to enroll in the Actra Fraternal Benefit Society’s (AFBS) Arts & Entertainment Plan: Affordable Drug, Health, Dental, Life and Travel Insurance for artists and cultural workers
  • E-mail communiqués

Membership