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SWARM 18: Annual Festival of Artist-Run Culture

Dates: September 7 & 8, 2017 Time: 6 p.m. onward Web: www.swarm.paarc.ca Social Media: #ArtistRunBC SWARM is an annual 2-night festival that marks the launch of Vancouver’s artist-run centre programming season with exhibition openings, performances,…

Dates: September 7 & 8, 2017
Time: 6 p.m. onward
Web: www.swarm.paarc.ca
Social Media: #ArtistRunBC


SWARM
is an annual 2-night festival that marks the launch of Vancouver’s artist-run centre programming season with exhibition openings, performances, screenings, and special events. On the evenings of Thursday, September 8th and Friday, September 9th, the public is invited to “gallery-hop” from venue to venue to experience the vibrancy of Vancouver’s artist-run centres and independent non-profit galleries.

All SWARM events are free and open to the public!

Thursday September 7th: Mount Pleasant & Beyond

Participating venues include: grunt gallery, Malaspina Printmakers, VIVO Media Arts Centre, and more.

Friday September 8th: Chinatown/DTES

Participating venues include: 221A, Access Gallery, Artspeak, Centre A, Cineworks, Dynamo, Gallery Gachet, Gam Gallery, Or Gallery, LIVE Biennale, UNIT/PITT Projects, Yactac, and more.

For detailed information about SWARM programming, events, and venue locations visit: www.swarm.paarc.ca

TPP and the Arts: Recommendation Against Ratification

A response to the Canadian Government’s public consultations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership from the Artist-Run, Media Arts and Arts Service Sectors, representing members of Independent Media Arts Alliance the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference, National Indigenous…

A response to the Canadian Government’s public consultations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership from the Artist-Run, Media Arts and Arts Service Sectors, representing members of Independent Media Arts Alliance the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference, National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition, Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques and Media Arts Network of Ontario.

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2017 Pre-Budget Consultation Brief

PAARC presented a brief to the Brief to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services as part of the province-wide 2017 pre-budget consultations. We presented the following recommendations…

PAARC presented a brief to the Brief to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services as part of the province-wide 2017 pre-budget consultations.

We presented the following recommendations to the Committee aligned with those of the Professional Arts Alliance of the Greater Victoria and the Alliance for Arts and Culture.

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SWARM 17: Annual Festival of Artist-Run Culture

Dates: September 8th & 9th, 2016 Time: 6 p.m. onward Access website SWARM is an annual 2-night event that marks the launch of Vancouver’s artist-run centre programming season with exhibition openings, performances, screenings, and special…

Dates: September 8th & 9th, 2016
Time: 6 p.m. onward
Access website

SWARM is an annual 2-night event that marks the launch of Vancouver’s artist-run centre programming season with exhibition openings, performances, screenings, and special events. On the evenings of Thursday, September 8th and Friday, September 9th, the public is invited to “gallery-hop” from venue to venue to experience the vibrancy of Vancouver’s artist-run centres and independent non-profit galleries.

Most SWARM events are free and open to the public!

For detailed information about SWARM programming, events, and venue locations visit: paarc.ca/swarm17

Join the conversation: #ArtistRun

About SWARM
Organized since 1999, SWARM is an annual festival put on by the Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres (PAARC) to launch the programming season of Vancouver’s artist-run, non-profit, and independent galleries. This year, we celebrate the 17th edition of SWARM.

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