Canada boasts more than 100 non-profit, artist-run galleries across the country. Since their beginnings in the 1970s, many have evolved into established institutions that function as the corner-stone of their city's contemporary art scene. At the core of these centres is a common mandate to provide an alternative forum for the dissemination of contemporary art, outside of commercial constraints and interests, while recognizing the contribution of artists through the payment of artist fees.
A full description of our artist-run centre system can be found here on The New Gallery (Calgary) website.
Follow this link for a list of many Artist-run centres in Canada
Also included are links to some of the best contemporary art periodicals in Canada.
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Photo credit: articule artist-run centre, Montreal, Quebec
artwork: Therese Mastroiacovo