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Arnica Artist Run Centre

Arnica Artist Run Centre

City Centre
Art Galleries
Gallery, Museum, Theatre

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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Mon, May 10, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Hiking the Hills Above Kamloops Lake
Fri, May 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Around the Rim of the Peterson Creek Canyon
Wed, May 5, 2021 at 4:43 pm - Cara Gibson created a new Profile
Tue, May 4, 2021 at 5:09 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: From desert to dessert: No Mow May gains momentum
Tue, May 4, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Mara Canyon to Mara Summit
Sat, May 1, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Hiking the Barnes Lake Trails in Barnhartvale
Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 8:45 am - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Leading thinkers call for fossil fuel halt
Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: On the Lower Adams River Trails
Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 2:04 pm - Rebecca Kurtis created a new Profile
Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Dallas – Blackwell – Barnhartvale Loop
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