Monday, July 13, 2020
In February 2020, ARCCO began a process of revitalization. Guided by a new board of directors, ARCCO is renewing its commitment to advocating for the rights of artists and arts workers in Ontario. In this critical moment, we recognize the need to listen closely to Ontario’s artists collectives and artist-run institutions, to help guide and shape our support and advocacy. We’d like you to be a part of the conversation.
From July 24 to 26, we invite you to join us for a series of virtual panel discussions with ARCCO members, arts professionals, activists, curators and arts workers, to talk about where we are and where we’re heading. Please stay tuned for more information.
Members of the Artist-run Centres and Collectives of Ontario (ARCCO) convened a Special General Meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 to appoint a new board of directors that will stand through to a more formal Annual General Meeting planned for later this spring. After many changes in the organization over the past few years and recent board departures, this meeting answered an urgent need for board members in order to fulfill ARCCO’s services and secure funding into the future. The meeting was very much seen as a moment of renewal for the organization, with the support of many long-time members. The new board of directors consists of representatives from artist-run centres from across many parts of the province. They are:
Jonathan Middleton, Art Metropole (Toronto) Chair/President
Tam-Ca Vo-Van, SAW Gallery (Ottawa) Vice-chair/Vice-President
Matthew Kyba, Forest City Gallery (London) – Secretary
Dermot Wilson, Nipissing Region Curatorial Collective (North Bay) – Treasurer
Lucas Cabral, Artcite (Windsor)
Anne Sophie Grenier, Modern Fuel (Kingston)
Paul Walty, Le Labo (Toronto)