The Sector Equity for Anti-Racism in the Arts (SEARA) is an initiative started by the Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres which looks to galvanize sectoral efforts and deliver financial support to BC-based BIPOC Artists currently facing financial hardship.

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PAARC Initiatives


ArcPost is an online platform developed by PAARC to disseminate research, information, and resources linked to local and international artist-run culture.

ArcPost website

COVID-19 Resources

A list of useful resources for individual artists, arts workers and arts organizations negatively impacted by COVID-19, including access to economic support, legal advice, and mental health tips.

Covid-19 Resources

PAARC Principles

The Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres (PAARC) is a nonprofit organization that represents the collective interests and development of Artist-governed organizations based on the Unceded Indigenous territories known as British Columbia through advocacy initiatives, actions of solidarity, mutual accountability and resource-sharing.

  • Decentering colonial legacy
  • Indigenization
  • Practicing equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Paying livable incomes to Artists and cultural workers
  • Being accountable to the communities they serve
  • Supporting artistic self-determination and risk-taking in artistic practices
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