Schedule at a Glance: Jan 24 & 25 2018, ARCCO Annual Meeting Days at Le Labo, Toronto

Save the Dates for the ARCCO Annual General Meeting!

January 24-25, 2018, in Toronto, Ontario


Host: Le Labo, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 277, Toronto, ON

Artist-Run Centres & Collectives of Ontario (ARCCO) invites our members to join us for another Annual General Meeting. This year’s events will be held in Toronto, and feature several great programming and networking opportunities. ARCCO would like to thank Le Labo for generously hosting Annual General Meeting events this year.

In this newsletter, you’ll find:


ARCCO AGM Schedule | Wednesday, January 24 & Thursday, January 25

Location: Le Labo, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 277, Toronto, ON 647.352.4411

Wednesday, January 24, 2018:

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm ARCCO Achievement Award Presentation and Reception

Thursday, January 25, 2018:

9:30 am – 10:00 am Registration and Welcome
10:00 am – 11:00 am Members Forum
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Funders Forum
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm ARCCO Annual General Meeting
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Lunch
2:15 pm – 4:45 pm ARCCO Visioning Session – Facilitated by: Lucy White, Lucy White Consulting

DON’T FORGET TO RENEW YOUR ARCCO MEMBERSHIP – Please bring the membership form and a cheque with you when you register for the AGM. Please note that ARCCO Annual General Meeting Events, including the ARCCO Funders Forum and AGM, are available to ARCCO members only.
Members Forum | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
In preparation for our meeting with the representatives from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council, this will be your opportunity to share your concerns with the other members and arrange a list of questions and recommendations for the Funders Forum.

This meeting is for ARCCO Members ONLY (in good standing) from visual and media arts centres. Make sure your organization is represented at this meeting by key staff and Board members including Director, President, and other members of the Board of Directors.
ARCCO’s Funders Forum | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Please join the conversation with:

  • Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Ontario Arts Council

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ARCCO Annual General Meeting | 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm


Chair: Christine Burchnall, ARCCO President

1.0 Welcome and Call to Order
1.1 Approval of the Agenda
1.2 Approval of Minutes from April 9, 2017
1.3 President’s Report
1.4 Director’s Report
1.5 Treasurer’s Report
1.6 Appointment of the Auditor
1.7 Election of Directors
1.8 Adjournment

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ARCCO Members: Call for Award Nominations! Due January 7, 2018

ARCCO Awards 2017
Recipients of 2017 ARCCO Awards: Bastien Gilbert (ARCCO Mentorship Award), Leila Timmins (Emerging Cultural Leader Award), and Susan Gold (ARCCO Achievement Award)

Artist-Run Centres & Collectives of Ontario (ARCCO) is celebrating its 6th ARCCO Achievement Award, and invites our members that are artist-run centres and media-run centres to participate. This year ARCCO is accepting nominations for individuals in the following categories: the ARCCO Achievement Award and the Emerging Cultural Leader Awards.

The ARCCO Achievement Award recognizes remarkable individuals who have demonstrated ongoing commitment and significant contribution to artists and artist-run organizations in Ontario.

The Emerging Cultural Leader Award celebrates exceptional, emerging champions who demonstrate initiative, generosity and excellence within Ontario’s artist-run centre community.

This is your opportunity to highlight champions in Ontario who are making the artist-run community stronger. We want to know who is making an impact and whose work is making a difference. Artists, cultural workers, curators, writers, activists, and volunteers may be nominated in either category.

Please send your nominations to arccoboard[at]gmail[dot]com with subject heading “ARCCO Award Nominee 2018”. Deadline to nominate your candidate is January 7, 2018 at 5pm!! The Award ceremony will take place on January 24 at Le Labo, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 277, Toronto, ON, from 5-8 pm.

How to nominate:

  • Please submit a 1 page cover letter to introduce your nominee, and explain why their contribution is significant
  • Submit your nominee’s CV (3 pages maximum) and their bio (200 words maximum)
  • Provide contact information for both you and your nominee
  • Email submissions to arccoboard[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject heading “ARCCO Award Nominee”
  • Nominations will only be accepted via email.
  • Nominators must be ARCCO members in good standing.

ARCCO would like to thank and acknowledge Halpenny Insurance for their generous ongoing sponsorship of the ARCCO Achievement Award.


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Highlights for the 2018-2019 Policy Term From Halpenny Insurance Brokers Ltd.

We are very pleased to be partnered once again with Artist-Run Centres & Collectives of Ontario (ARCCO).

  • Commercial General Liability limit has been increased to $5,000,000.
  • Directors & Officers wording was been upgraded. Highlights attached.
  • Coverage is now extended to Contract Workers/Independent Contractors.

We have been successful in keeping the premium increase to a minimum. Since your policy is part of one large insurance program, we are able to offer rates well below the industry average. Our insurance program also includes a wide array of coverages tailored to meet your specific needs.

Finally, if you have any friends, colleagues or associates who may benefit from our Artist-Run Centres & Collectives of Ontario (ARCCO) program, please feel free to give them my contact information. I would be pleased to assist them.

Your business is appreciated. Thank you for your continued support.


Karen Hill

1550A Laperriere Avenue Suite 104, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7T2

Phone (613) 722-7626 Ext. 235
Direct Line (613) 688-3025 Ext. 235
Toll Free (800) 635-3508 Ext. 235
Fax: (613) 722-5382

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Happy Holidays from all of us here at ARCCO!

We look forward to seeing you in 2018.


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