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Arnica Artist Run Centre

Arnica Artist Run Centre

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7 Seymour Street West, Kamloops, BC, Canada
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Environment for emerging contemporary artists. Arnica received charitable status in 2008 and is part of a Canada-wide network of artist run centres.

Arnica provides exhibition space for contemporary art that is dynamic, innovative and thoughtful. It also serves as a space for artists to research and develop new work and helps emerging artists in our city, adding to the cultural mix of Kamloops.

Artist Run Centres (ARCs) emerged in the early 1970’s in several Canadian cities.

These venues developed as a response to a lack of appropriate exhibition spaces for artists whose priorities were non-commercial, and were considered too early in their careers to exhibit in institutional or public galleries.

ARCs are not-for-profit societies and are often charitable organizations. They are typically managed by one or more staff and have a Board of Directors comprised mainly of practicing artists. Those ARCs that formed in the 1970’s have access to an operating grant from Canada Council specific to Artist Run Centres. However, this grant is finite, so ARCs that formed in the 1990’s or later survive through application to project grant after project grant.

The underlying premise of Artist-Run Centres is that artists are given creative control of their work rather than being constrained by the demands of the commercial market. Therefore, the work tends to be more experimental and diverse.

Visitors often find the work they encounter in ARCs to be outside the conventional definitions of what art can and should be.

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Jason Weiss Became a member on 2021-02-26 23:24:24
Sabine Stanzer Became a member on 2021-02-11 23:38:07
Tai Jung Lee Became a member on 2021-02-08 18:26:19
Jeremy Ellis Became a member on 2021-02-02 07:51:11
Holly Judd Became a member on 2021-01-26 01:55:46
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Ryan Noakes Became a member on 2021-01-14 01:17:57
Kamloops Film Society Became a member on 2021-01-11 23:08:20
Shannon Stanley Became a member on 2021-01-03 23:36:08
Bill Sundhu Became a member on 2020-12-28 20:59:09