A list of current PAARC Members.
For information on how to join PAARC, see our About page.
A list of current PAARC Members.
A list of current PAARC Members.
For information on how to join PAARC, see our About page.
221A works with artists and designers to research and develop social, cultural and ecological infrastructure.
221 E Georgia St Vancouver BC V6A 1Z6
Access Gallery is a platform for emergent and experimental art practices. We enable critical conversations and risk taking through new configurations of audience, artists and community.
222 East Georgia St., Vancouver BC, V6A 1Z7
Alternator artist run-centre is a welcoming site for radical art-making and community-building. We have two primary goals: First, we seek to provide support and resources to emerging and alternative artists in the Okanagan region; Second, we seek to inspire our members as well as the broader community by showcasing local, national, and international work that is engaged in its social context and that disturbs and transcends dominant constructions of art, identity, and value.
421 Cawston Avenue #103, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1
Founded in 2003, Arnica Artist Run Centre Society is a not-for-profit gallery that provides a supportive environment for emerging contemporary artists. The Society 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 safe space for artists to research and develop new work. Arnica helps keep emerging artists in our city and adds to the cultural mix of Kamloops.
232 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A2
Arts Assembly is a not for profit community-centric arts organization that emphasizes artistic collaboration. With a focus on social practices and research, we aim to foster relationships between the community and professional artists. We hope to expand the notion of what art can be and do, and provide a high calibre of diverse and inclusive arts programming.
Artspeak is a non-profit artist run centre established in 1986. The mandate of the gallery is to exhibit contemporary art and to encourage a dialogue between visual art and writing. Artspeak actively contributes to cultural communities through our commitment to artists producing challenging, innovative work in diverse media, our affiliation with like-minded organizations, and the public interest we generate in contemporary art.
233 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2
Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society (est. 1980) is an artist-run production and exhibition centre that supports independent filmmakers and media artists. Through initiatives that foster dialogue and experimentation with cinematic practices, we engage our membership and the broader community through the transformative power of the moving image and the changing role of film in its contemporary context.
1131 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L7
Duplex is an artist run gallery and pair of neighbouring studio spaces located in Vancouver, BC. Vancouver, BC is located on the unceded lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. In response to the resources, space and conversations regarding contemporary art in the city of Vancouver, Duplex supports emerging artists, experimental projects, and interdisciplinary art practices in the form of exhibitions, performances, screenings, readings, concerts, book launches, etc. Projects are curated and organized by Duplex artists and collaborators.
1889 Franklin StVancouver, BC V5L 1P9, Canada
Dynamo Arts Association is a non-profit studio and project space consisting of 14 studio spaces and a public exhibition space that is programmed and funded by members of the association. Our mandate is to provide affordable studio spaces and program a project space as a service to the community at large, all the while functioning as a co-operative that meets on a monthly basis. We strive toward diversity in our programming and are committed to creating a space for open dialogue and understanding.
30 E 6th Ave Suite 103, Vancouver, BC V5T 1J4, Canada
Fillip is a Vancouver-based publishing organization that was formed in 2004 to expand spaces for critical discussions on contemporary art.
OFFICE 305 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC, V5M 3G9
Gallery Gachet is a unique artist-run centre located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Gachet is a collectively-run exhibition and studio space built to empower participants as artists, administrators and curators. We strive to provide a focal point for dialogue amongst outsider/dissident artists. Through artistic means, we aim to demystify and challenge issues related to mental health and social marginalization in order to educate the public and promote social and economic justice. We believe that the expression and practice of art and active participation in culture-building is a human right, and that art and culture are critical elements of a healthy society.
9 W Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 1G4
grunt is an artist-run-centre founded in 1984 with a mandate to support the emergence of innovative, collaborative, & provocative contemporary art.
350 East 2nd Avenue #116, Vancouver, BC V5T 4R8
Locally-minded and international in scope, LIVE is a Vancouver festival and forum that explores the cutting edge of global performance art while remaining grounded in its city and community. To this end, LIVE continuously promotes a dialogue that connects people and communities in new, meaningful, and cohesive ways, facilitating conversations between our local artists and what is happening elsewhere.
OFFICE 236 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T7
Malaspina is a non-profit artist-run centre that advances education, promotes excellence in the art form, and increases the public’s understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and print media.
1555 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3
The Ministry of Casual Living (MoCL) is an artist-run centre established in 2002 to exhibit works of contemporary emerging and mid-career artists working across multiple disciplines. We provide an accessible venue for experimentation and are committed to promoting critical, self-reflective discourse, and integrating the artistic process into all aspects of everyday life.
858 Devonshire Road, Esquimalt, BC V9A 4T4
New Forms Media Society is a non-profit media arts organization founded in 2000. Each year the New Forms Media Society hosts the annual New Forms Festival (NFF). Through promoting collaborations between Canadian artists, international artists, and those working in the technology sector, NFF facilitates in the production, display and growth of new media, music, film, installation, and performance art based practices.
OFFICE 255 E 2nd Ave Vancouver, BC V5T 1B8
Since 1972, Open Space artist-run centre has been conspiring with artists, writers, musicians, and performers to gather and activate their creative visions. Its team of multidisciplinary curators work to present programming across arts disciplines, bridging and building communities to form a living cultural space.
510 Fort Street #2, Victoria, BC V8W 1E6
The Or Gallery is an artist-run centre committed to exhibiting work by local, national, and international artists whose art practice is of a critical, conceptual and/or interdisciplinary nature. Since its inception in 1983 the gallery has acted as a space for research, proposition making, conceptual experimentation and documentation.
555 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R1
Incorporated as a non-profit society in 2005, Other Sights operates as a collective of Vancouver-based individuals with expertise in curation, project management, presentation, delivery and promotion of temporary art projects in public spaces. Other Sights seeks to create a presence for art in spaces and sites that are accessible to a broad public, such as the built environment, communications technologies, the media, and the street. Working collaboratively, Other Sights presents artworks, publications, events and programs that consider the aesthetic, economic and regulatory conditions of public places and public life.
No fixed address
Oxygen Art Centre is an artist-run multidisciplinary centre that provides space and programming for artists and the public to engage in the creation, study, exhibition and performance of contemporary art in all disciplines. It is one of only a handful of rural Artist Run Centres in British Columbia, and is located in the City of Nelson in the Kootenays, in South Eastern B.C.
Unit-3, 320 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4E4
Rungh is a Canadian multidisciplinary space for creative explorations, featuring work by Indigenous, Black and People of Colour artists. Comprising of a magazine, programming, archive, advocacy and more, Rungh is committed to Canada-wide conversations by and about people of colour. Rungh questions and challenges ideas about diversity in the Canadian cultural landscape.
P.O. Box 66046 Station F Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 5L4
The James Black Gallery is a queer led arts and culture hub dedicated to giving a voice to emerging artists in Vancouver, providing space for community engagement, and experimental multidisciplinary art practices. We offer studio and gallery space with a focus on remaining responsive to the ever shifting needs of our community.
144 E 6th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5T1J5
UNIT/PITT Society for Art & Critical Awareness (formerly the Helen Pitt Gallery) is a non-profit charitable artist-run organization that supports art and critical awareness by offering the tools, space, resources, and mentorship for emerging artists and members of our neighbouring Chinatown and Downtown Eastside communities to engage in experimental creative work that advances a more expansive, inclusive reality for art and cultural production.
8 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T7
The Vancouver Artists Labour Union Co-operative — 溫哥華藝文工會合作社 (VALU CO-OP) is a unionized workers co-operative with a mission to transform labour practices within the arts and cultural sector.
525 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J8
Vancouver Poetry House is the largest spoken word organization in Canada. We bring poetry from diverse oral and literary traditions to Vancouver and British Columbia. We have three main programs: Vancouver Poetry Slam, a weekly community stage with a headlining performer; WordPlay Poets, an outreach program that offers workshops and performances in schools and communities around BC; and Verses Festival of Words, Canada’s largest, annual spoken word festival.
210-111 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
VIVO Media Arts Centre is a steward of critical media history and an agent for emergent experimental media arts practices. Our programs foster formal and critical approaches, and reflect the diversity of contemporary technologies and communities that coalesce around new forms of knowledge and creativity. VIVO builds an engaged audience through workshops, production support, distribution, artist residencies, workshops, performances, exhibitions and curatorial and archival research.
2625 Kaslo Street Vancouver BC V5M3G9
Established in 1973 the Western Front is one of Canada’s leading artist-run-centers for contemporary art and new music. We produce and present visual art, exhibitions, new music concerts and workshops, media-art residencies, performance art and other artist driven initiatives. The Western Front currently maintains programs in Exhibitions, Media Art and New Music, as well as an extensive archive of audio-visual materials. Through this diverse programming we continue to be a crucial platform for interdisciplinary, experimental art practices in Canada and internationally.
303 East 8th Avenue Vancouver BC V5T 1S1
Xchanges Artists’ Gallery and Studios are grateful for the opportunity to undertake and share our creative work on the unceded Coast Salish territories located in the traditional territories of the Lkwungen speaking peoples, the Esquimalt and Songhees nations. Our physical address is located in Victoria, BC. Xchanges Artists' Gallery and Studios was founded in 1967 and may be the oldest artist run centre in Canada. Our mission is to provide affordable studio space, present a diverse and engaging public exhibitions program in our main gallery, an annual members exhibition and numerous opportunities at other times of the year for exhibitions and projects. Xchanges also supports artists through its online virtual life drawing sessions four times a week and when available, in-person life drawing. Members may engage the community through presentations, forums, workshops or provide proposals for engagement or new initiatives. Artists may also create their own portfolio and projects page on our website. Xchanges welcomes proposals from artists from all walks of life and artistic interests.
2333 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4P4