ARCCO News – 03.09.2017 | ARCCO Annual General Meeting Weekend

Schedule at a Glance [pdf]

Save the Dates for ARCCO Annual General Meeting Weekend!

April 7 – 9, 2017 in Hamilton, Ontario

RSVP: arcco[at]bellnet[dot]ca

Host: Hamilton Artists Inc. 155 James Street North, Hamilton ON

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

Congratulations to the 3 recipients of ARCCO Achievement Awards:

  • ARCCO Mentorship Award: Bastien Gilbert
  • Emerging Cultural Leader Award: Leila Timmins
  • ARCCO Achievement Award: Susan Gold

In this newsletter, you’ll find:

 


 
Your AGM Check List

[ ] PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE – Please RSVP the ARCCO office ASAP by emailing arcco[at]bellnet[dot]ca

[ ] PRINT the ARCCO AGM Schedule at a GlanceClick here to download the ARCCO AGM Schedule at a Glance.

[ ] RENEW YOUR ARCCO MEMBERSHIP – Please bring the membership form and a cheque with you when you register. Please note that ARCCO Annual General Meeting Events, including the ARCCO Funders Forum and AGM. are available to ARCCO members only.

[ ] CALL Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre – Book before March 17, 2017 to take advantage of the ARCCO Rate at Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre, by calling the front desk and stating that you’re booking with Group Block ID Code: ARC. See below for complete details.

Accommodation

Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre
3063 S Service Rd, Burlington, ON
Phone: (905) 639-4443
Group Block ID Code: ARC
Book Online Here

All ARCCO Members are encouraged to stay at Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre. Rates start at $135.00 plus HST for a Standard Queen, with a pullout Sofabed or $140.00 plus HST for a Business King. The ARCCO Member Rate is available until March 17, 2017. Group Block ID Code: ARC

Charter Transportation

ARCCO has arranged charter bus transportation to transport ARCCO Members between Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre and Hamilton Friday night and Saturday. All Sunday events will take place at Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre for your convenience.

Travel Subsidy

Travel Subsidy is provided for Full Members ONLY. Subsidy is available for one representative per centre, and covers economy long distance travel only. Please note that travel subsidy will NOT cover cab fare (this includes trips between Hamilton and Burlington) so PLEASE use the provided charter bus. Please save your receipts for actual costs i.e.: gas receipts for travel by car, economy air/train/bus travel and submit to ARCCO by mail after the meeting. Please note that ARCCO cannot reimburse in-town travel (buses, cabs, parking, etc.). The travel subsidy cannot exceed the total travel fund fees collected. ARCCO will aim for 100% reimbursement of eligible travel costs; however, it may be necessary to pro-rate at a lower percentage. Please see the Travel Subsidy Form for more details. The Travel Subsidy Form will be emailed and/or mailed to you. To request a form, please email arcco(at)bellnet(dot)ca.

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ARCCO AGM Weekend Schedule | Friday, April 7, 2017 – 12:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location: Hamilton Artists Inc.– 155 James Street North, Hamilton ON, 905.529.3355
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Location: Factory Media Centre – 228 James Street North, Hamilton, ON, 905.577.9191

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration and Welcome
Please note that everyone is responsible for their own travel to Hamilton Artists Inc. on this day
 
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Members Forum
 
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Funders Forum
Presentations from the Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation and Canada Council for the Arts
 
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mini Crawl of Hamilton Artist-Run Centres
 
Evening Activities
 
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Screening: 150 Seconds of Ontario Film Fest – Part One
Location: Factory Media Centre – 228 James Street North
 
10:00 p.m. Bus departs from the Factory Media Centre to Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre
 

Members Forum | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

In preparation for our meeting with the representatives from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and Ontario Trillium Foundation, 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 | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This year we’ve invited the funders to speak to new program initiatives such as:

  • New Funding Model at the Canada Council for the Arts
  • Ontario Arts Council’s new NOVA Online system
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation’s new Action Areas

Please join the conversation with:

  • Genevieve Landreville, Visual Arts Officer, Explore and Create, Canada Council for the Arts
  • Lisa Wöhrle, Associate Visual Arts and Craft Officer, Ontario Arts Council
  • Liz Forsberg, Inspired People, Strategy Lead, Ontario Trillium Foundation

 
 
150 Seconds of Ontario Film Fest – Part One | 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Screening presented by the Factory Media Center
Location: Factory Media Centre – 228 James Street North, Hamilton, ON, 905.577.9191

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Photo credit: still from Light Study by Josephine Massarella

Factory Media Centre presents an evening of films created by established Ontario filmmakers in recognition of the 150th anniversary of our country. We want to highlight the amazing filmmaking talent our province has to offer while inspiring a new generation of filmmakers. On April 7th, 2016, we will screen a program spotlighting hand-processed and experimental films that explore nature, place and memory in our great Ontarian landscape. Please join us for an artist discussion prior to the screening to hear how our province’s rich culture and history has inspired the artists’ practice and work.

Featuring:

  • Athyrium Filix-Femina by Kelly Egan, 2016
  • Far From, Barbara Sternberg, 2014
  • Light Study, Josephine Massarella, 2014
  • Tree, Shelley Niro. 2006
  • All That Is Solid, Eva Kolcze, 2014
  • Poem, Dan Browne, 2015
  • Crashing Skies, Penny McCann, 2012
  • *More films be announced.

Guest artist talk with Barbara Sternberg and Josephine Massarella.

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ARCCO AGM Weekend Schedule | Saturday, April 8, 2017 – 10:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

All Day Location: Hamilton Artists Inc.– 155 James Street North, Hamilton ON, 905.529.3355

10:15 a.m. Bus departs Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre for Hamilton Artists Inc.
 
10:45 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. Welcome
 
11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Presentation: Advocacy, Accessibility, and Taxes
Presenter: Alex Glass, Program Manager, ArtsBuild Ontario
 
12:00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. Lunch (everyone is on their own)
 
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ARCCO Member Roundtable
Facilitated by: Lucy White, Lucy White Consulting
 
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dinner (everyone is on their own)
 
Evening Activities
 
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ARCCO Achievement Award Presentation and Reception
Master of Ceremonies: Caitlin Sutherland and Jenna Faye Powell
 
10:00 p.m. Bus departs from Hamilton Artists Inc. to Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre
 

Presentation: Advocacy, Accessibility, and Taxes | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Presenter: Alex Glass, Program Manager, ArtsBuild Ontario

Alex Glass, Program Manager, ArtsBuild Ontario will be talking about the advocacy work that ArtsBuild Ontario does for the arts sector and will address accessibility needs and resources available in Ontario. She will also speak about property tax assessments that are affecting organizations in buildings such as 401 Richmond, the Distillery, and throughout the province.
 
 
ARCCO Member Roundtable | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Lucy White, Lucy White Consulting

The quickly changing cultural landscape is impacting Ontario’s artist-run centre community. ARCCO wants to hear directly from you about how these shifts are affecting our member centres and organizations. Please come prepared to discuss successes, issues and concerns that are arising at your centre and within your local arts community.

Biography – Lucy White, Lucy White Consulting
Lucy White is a skilled cultural executive with over twenty years’ experience. A Principal with The Osborne Group, Lucy provides consulting services and serves as interim executive director for non-profit organizations.

Most recently, Lucy was Executive Director of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) a member-driven national arts service organization representing more than 144 not-for-profit and for-profit theatres. Her mandate included overseeing a full-range of programs and services for theatre managers including advocacy and public education, labour relations, membership and professional development.
 
 
2017 ARCCO Achievement Award Presentation and Reception | 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Hamilton Artists Inc. 155 James Street North, Hamilton ON

ARCCO would like to once again announce and congratulate all the recipients of 2017 ARCCO Awards:

  • ARCCO Mentorship Award: Bastien Gilbert
  • Emerging Cultural Leader Award: Leila Timmins
  • ARCCO Achievement Award: Susan Gold

For biographies of all the recipients, please see the end of this newsletter.

ARCCO thanks Hamilton Artists Inc. for generously hosting this years’ ARCCO Achievement Award Presentation and Reception. We hope you all will come join us for this celebration of excellence in Ontario’s artist-run centre community.

ARCCO’s 2017 Awards Presentation is proudly sponsored by INTACT Insurance.

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ARCCO would like to acknowledge and thank Richard Massie, Vice President, Halpenny Insurance Brokers Ltd. for his support, and Intact Insurance for their generous sponsorship to ARCCO’s upcoming 2017 ARCCO Awards.

ARCCO thanks everyone who submitted nominations to the 2017 ARCCO Awards.

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ARCCO AGM Weekend Schedule | Sunday, April 9, 2017 – 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre – 3063 S Service Rd, Burlington, ON, 905.639.4443

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Registration, Welcome
 
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ARCCO Member Feedback: CARFAC Fee Schedule
Facilitator: Christine Burchnall, ARCCO President
 
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ARCCO Annual General Meeting
Chair: Christine Burchnall, ARCCO President
 
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch (tba)
 

ARCCO Annual General Meeting | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

AGENDA

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 6, 2016
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

Report from Nominations Committee
Nominations Chair: Christine Burchnall, ARCCO President

The mandate of this years’ committee was to acknowledge ARCCO’s priorities, and consider the skills and representation required to best fill the vacancies and to build a well-balanced and effective board. We consulted with our full members to determine their interest in serving on the Board and came up with our recommendation.

The Nominations Committee presented their recommendations to the Board and the following proposal was accepted by the Board to present to the membership at the AGM.

Current Board Members, continuing their terms:

Christine Burchnall, President / Treasurer, Artcite Inc., Windsor
David Bobier, Tangled Arts London, London
Caitlin Sutherland, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton
Emilio Portal, Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, Sudbury

New to the Board:
Alex Maeve Campbell, Nipissing Region Curatorial Collective, North Bay
Jonathan Lockyer, Artspace, Peterborough

Stepping Down:
Jenna Faye Powell, Forest City Gallery, London

Ex-Officio:
Josefa Radman, Past-President, Factory Media Centre, Hamilton

Biographies of New ARCCO Board Members:

Alex Maeve Campbell, Nipissing Region Curatorial Collective, North Bay
Alex Maeve Campbell is a practicing visual artist, writer, curator, and arts administrator. She is currently Project Coordinator with the Nipissing Region Curatorial Collective and is Chairperson of the Membership and Programming Committee and Secretary for the Ontario Association of Art Galleries board of directors. She worked at the W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery, North Bay’s public gallery, from 2008 to 2016, as Gallery Coordinator from 2008 to 2014, and as head of administration and artistic programming as Gallery Officer from 2014 to 2016. She founded North Bay’s Downtown Gallery Hop in 2009, and in 2014 she won the Visual Art Award at the CBACH (Coordinating Body of Arts Culture Heritage) “The Creatives” Art Awards Gala. Alex was a member of the editorial board for Descant, a Toronto-based literary quarterly, from 2003 to 2015, and was Chairperson of the White Water Gallery board of directors in North Bay for 2012 and 2013. She has exhibited her artwork at various Ontario art galleries, most recently at Graven Feather (Toronto) and The Westlake Gallery (North Bay).

Jonathan Lockyer: Executive Director & Curator, Artspace, Peterborough
Jon Lockyer is a curator, educator, and writer from Toronto, Ontario. Lockyer’s interest as a curator focuses on issues of social and political engagement, and that challenges the aesthetic and pedagogical boundaries of contemporary art. More specifically, Lockyer is interested in Indigenous art and curatorial practices that have originated in North America since the early 1960s. Lockyer received his BA from Trent University in Canadian Studies, and recently completed an MFA at OCAD University in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. He has worked previously at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (Santa Fe, NM), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, ON) and C Magazine. Lockyer currently lives in Peterborough, Ontario where he is the Director of Artspace.


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BIOGRAPHIES | ARCCO Achievement Award Recipients

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Bastien Gilbert, Recipient of the 2017 ARCCO Mentorship Award.

ARCCO Mentorship Award: Bastien Gilbert

Bastien Gilbert was born in 1946 in the Lac-Saint-Jean region. Since 2001, he has been directeur général of the Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec (RCAAQ), which he helped found in 1986. A firm believer in the importance of working together to promote Québec and Canadian culture, Gilbert represents the RCAAQ within the Mouvement pour les arts et les lettres (MAL), for whom he regularly acts as spokesperson. He cofounded the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference / Conférence des collectifs et des centres d’artistes autogérés (ARCCC/CCCAA) in February 2004. He also cofounded the Canadian Arts Coalition in 2005, an association that campaigns for budget increases for the Canada Council for the Arts. Gilbert serves on the board of directors of several cultural organizations that enhance the recognition of the arts in Québec, including Compétence Culture, ESSE magazine, and the Observatoire de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, a joint committee on workforce training in the cultural sector. He also served on the board of directors of Culture Montréal from 2003 to 2007, and the Canadian Conference of the Arts from 2004 to 2007. Gilbert has been invited to present at international conferences in France, Cuba, Spain, Brazil, and Poland regarding Québec’s network of artist-run centres. His commitment to defend and promote contemporary visual arts and artists has been tireless.


 

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Leila Timmins, Recipient of the 2017 ARCCO Emerging Cultural Leader Award.

Emerging Cultural Leader Award: Leila Timmins

Leila Timmins is a writer and curator based in Toronto. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of British Columbia, and a master’s degree in Art History from the University of Toronto with a focus on contemporary Canadian Photography. She is the current Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs at Gallery 44 | Centre for Contemporary Photography in Toronto and has held positions at Workman Arts, Gallery TPW, The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, The Images Festival and the Helen and Morris Belkin Gallery. Upcoming curatorial projects include What does one do with such a clairvoyant image co-curated with cheyanne turions and Jayne Wilkinson, with artists Martine Syms, Dana Claxton, Kapwani Kiwanga, Dylan Miner and Tania Willard; and Afterimage, a project with Colin Miner at 8-11 in Toronto. She sits on the board of directors of DACHI, the Education and Community Engagement Committee at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and is a founding member of the EMILIA-AMALIA feminist working group.


 

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Susan Gold, Recipient of the 2017 ARCCO Achievement Award.

ARCCO Achievement Award: Susan Gold

As Susan Gold herself has said many times, “Artists are central, not peripheral, to social change.”

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Susan Gold is an artist, educator (currently Professor Emeritus of the University of Windsor’s School of Creative Arts), generous mentor to hundreds of emerging artists and nascent arts groups, passionate cheerleader for contemporary art and culture, and selfless social activist: Susan has dedicated much of her artistic career to inspiring positive change and action through her art. Through her decades-long involvement with Artcite Inc., as a member, volunteer and Board member; the CARFAC Copyright Collective and CARFAC, as Board member and President; the MayWorks Windsor Festival (Susan has been a key organizer of this annual, community-wide celebration, since Windsor’s first Labour Arts festival, in 1998); the Windsor Artists for Social Justice Collective and the Nobel Peace Project (founded, with her partner, artist and activist A.G. Smith); and one ten park: a working space, Susan has also been a tireless campaigner for not just human rights and social justice issues, but for the professional rights of artists as important cultural workers. Susan is also an active, working artist, with an extensive regional and international exhibition record, including a number of creative correspondences and projects with the “who’s who” of the international mail art community.