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    Welcome to the Alberta Association of Artist-run Centres (AAARC)

    The AAARC facilitates advocacy, networking, and development for artist-run centres in the Alberta region. The AAARC is part of the regional caucus of Arca (Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference / La Conférence des collectifs et des centres d’artistes autogérés) an organization that represents and advocates for Canadian artist-run organizations on the national and international scenes.


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      1. To provide a communication network for Artist-run culture in Alberta

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      2. To promote the recognition and continued development of Artist-run culture throughout Alberta.

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      3. To promote activities of member organizations through shared initiatives, outreach and education at variety of levels.
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      4. To advocate for non-discriminatory practices, and to facilitate inclusive and collaborative dialogues within the arts.

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      5. To raise funds to achieve the objects of the society. This includes accepting gifts, donations, grants, legacies, bequests, and inheritances.

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      To find out more, contact one of the member organizations, or AAARC president, Su Ying Strang.

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