Save the Date | Catastrophe, Memory, Reconciliation by Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo opens at @gruntgallery on Sept 10 (7-10pm) 350 E. 2nd, Unit 116 (map)
Diyan Achjadi and Brendan Lee Satish Tang Residue: Tracing the Lore 6pm to 9pm 1555 Duranleau Street (map)
[ ] Lisa Radon opens 8pm 233 Carrall St Vancouver, BC (map)
#gallerygachet In Between! The 8th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show, @6pm 88 East Cordova Street (map)
Works by Jeneen Frei Njootli, including a performance with caribou antler, and paintings in the studio by Erik Volet, 7 pm - 1 am 110 E. Hastings St, Vancouver (map)
Projections at the Perel // Casey Wei Performance + Projection 8PM + 9:30PM // Cindy Mochizuki Projection 8:30-9:30PM #swarm16
8 Cameras - Work by Emerging Vancouver Artists" opens at Skylight Gallery Friday September 11th at 7pm! @PAARC_SWARM #photography 163 E Pender St. (map)
Nurse your hangover with a talk with Residency for Artists on Hiatus RFAOH Sat, Sept 12 2 PM at @WAAPart! Cool beans, promise 105-1356 Frances St., Van, BC (map)
Artist-run Centres (ARCs) are collectives and non-profit organizations, run by artists, supporting new and innovative practices in the arts. With a rich history that spans over forty years, ARCs have had a significant impact on the cultural ecology in Canada and around the world. Generally, these centres exhibit contemporary art which parallels the larger public institutions and private commercial galleries – offering an alternative to artists in determining how to represent their work. Most of Canada's best known and internationally recognized contemporary artists, curators and cultural practitioners have come out of the artist-run centre movement.
Members of PAARC are collectives and non-profit organizations in British Columbia run by artists that advocate for livable incomes for artists and a commitment to the principle that artists deserve to be paid for their endeavours; stand against censorship and for the rights of artists to organize, work and advocate on their own behalf; and promote the meaningful inclusion of diverse voices, origins and abilities in the arts. Members support these rights as advocates of non-profit, critical, marginal, difficult and transgressive artistic expression.
* Community Partners are non-member artist-run initiatives and other arts organizations such as galleries, museums and community centres who are taking part in the festival in support of artist-run culture.
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