About Artist-Run Centres

Artist-run Centres (ARCs) are non-profit organizations, run by and for artists, that support new and innovative practices in the arts. With a rich history that spans over thirty years, ARCs have had a significant impact on the cultural ecology of Canada and around the world.

Generally, these centres exhibit contemporary art that parallels the larger public institutions and private commercial galleries, thereby offering an alternative to artists in determining how their work is represented.

The majority of Canada’s internationally recognized contemporary artists, curators and cultural practitioners have emerged from the artist-run centre movement.

National Alliance of Artist-Run Centres and Collectives
•  National Alliance of Artist-Run Centres & Collectives
•  Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres
•  Alberta Association of Artist Run Centres
•  Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés
•  Artist Run Centres and Collectives of Ontario
•  Association of Artist Run Centres from the Atlantic
•  Manitoba Artist Run Centres Coalition
•  Independent Media Arts Alliance

Canada's Artist-Run Centres

•  221 Artist-Run Gallery, Vancouver
•  Access Artist-Run Centre, Vancouver
•  Arnica Artist-Run Centre, Kamloops
•  Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver
•  CineVic, Victoria
•  Cineworks, Vancouver
•  Gallery Gachet, Vancouver
•  Grunt Gallery, Vancouver
•  Gallery Vertigo, Vernon
•  UNIT/PITT Projects, Vancouver
•  Independent Community Television, Vancouver
•  Moving Images Distribution, Vancouver
•  Open Space, Victoria
•  Or Gallery, Vancouver
•  Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson
•  Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres, Vancouver
•  Ullus Collective, Penticton
•  Video In Studios, Vancouver
•  Western Front, Vancouver

•  Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, Calgary
•  EM/Media, Calgary
•  Film and Video Arts Society Alberta, Edmonton
•  Harcourt House, Edmonton
•  Latitude 53, Edmonton
•  Quickdraw Animation Society, Calgary
•  Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists, Edmonton
•  Stride Gallery, Calgary
•  The New Gallery, Calgary
•  Truck, Calgary
•  Untitled Art Society, Calgary

•  AKA Artist-Run Centre, Saskatoon
•  Neutral Ground, Regina
•  Saskatchewan Filmpool Co-op, Regina

•  Ace Art Inc., Winnipeg
•  Platform Gallery, Winnipeg
•  Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, Winnipeg
•  Plug In Inc., Winnipeg
•  Video Pool, Winnipeg
•  Winnipeg Film Group, Winnipeg

•  A Space, Toronto
•  Artcite, Windsor
•  Art Metropole, Toronto
•  Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, Toronto
•  Charles St. Video, Toronto
•  Common Ground, Windsor
•  Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph
•  Forest City Gallery, London
•  Gallery 101, Ottawa
•  Gallery 1313, Toronto
•  Gallery 44, Toronto
•  Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton
•  House of Toast/Media City Film Festival, Windsor
•  Images Festival, Toronto
•  Independent Filmmakers Co-Op of Ottawa, Ottawa
•  InterAccess, Toronto
•  Liaison of Indept. Filmmakers of Toronto, Toronto
•  Mercer Union, Toronto
•  Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston
•  Niagara Artists Company, St. Catharines
•  Open Studio, Toronto
•  SAW Gallery, Ottawa
•  SAW Video, Ottawa
•  Terminal Gallery, Ottawa
•  Trinity Square Video, Toronto
•  Vtape, Toronto
•  YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto
•  White Water Gallery, North Bay
•  Women’s Art Resource Centre, Toronto

•  Articule, Montréal
•  Avatar, Québec
•  Centre Bang, Chicoutimi
•  Centre de Production DAÏMÕN, Gatineau
•  Centre des Arts Actuels SKOL, Montréal
•  Champ Libre | Sid Lee Collective, Montréal
•  DARE-DARE, Montréal
•  Galerie Clark, Montréal
•  Galerie Verticale, Québec
•  Groupe Intervention Video, Montréal
•  L’Œil de Poisson, Québec
•  La Bande Video, Québec
•  La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montréal
•  La Chambre Blanche, Québec
•  Langage Plus, Alma
•  Oboro, Montréal
•  Spirafilm, Québec
•  Vidéo Femmes, Québec
•  Vidéographe, Montréal

•  Festival intl. du cinéma francophone, Moncton
•  Gallery Connexion, Fredericton
•  New Brunswick Filmakers Co-op, Fredericton
•  Struts, Sackville

•  Atlantic Filmakers’ CO OP, Halifax
•  Centre For Art Tapes, Halifax
•  EyeLevelGallery, Halifax