The new site, developed in partnership by Nordicity and the CMF, features a directory listing some 50 crowdfunding platforms accessible to Canadians and featuring the platforms that are most relevant to creative content projects. It’s also designed to throw light on the regulatory and legal framework in Canada relating to crowdfunding as well as facts and statistics on the phenomenon, plus a list of best practices and recent case studies of successful crowdfunding campaigns.
The Distinct Role of Artist-Run Centres in the Visual Arts Ecology.
This study identifies the various roles and mandates of artist–run centres (ARCs) as distinct from other visual arts organizations in such areas as public engagement, community arts, critical writing, multidisciplinary activity, cultural diversity and Aboriginal engagement. The Canada Council commissioned external consultants to conduct this study in December 2010 to inform its understanding of the place of ARCs in the overall visual arts ecology.
By arrangement with Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP) and Plateforme pour l’Archivage et la Préservation des Arts Audiovisuels (PACKED), the following links to information on preservation of media artworks are offered:
THIS LINK includes both a “Preservation 101” tutorial, and a link to the IMAP Online Preservation Resource Guide, which addresses preservation issues for single-channel video, computer-based arts and installation.
THIS LINK contains a French translation of the IMAP Preservation guide.
Employment Standards in Canadian Artist-Run Centres and Independent Media Arts Centres, Fall 2009.