233 Carrall Street
Canada V6B 2J2
T (604) 688-0051
F (604) 685-1912
Julie Peeters, Scott Ponik
Artspeak was founded in 1986 by curator Cate Rimmer, artist Kay Higgins, and writer Jeff Derksen. Our early association with Kootenay School of Writing served to situate Artspeak within a unique interdisciplinary community of visual artists, writers, and critics. Artspeak is operated by artists from the visual and language arts who share concerns in relation to the theory and practice of contemporary art. The mandate of the gallery is to exhibit contemporary art and to encourage a dialogue between visual art and writing. Of particular interest is work that crosses the boundaries between the two disciplines, exploring their common areas of praxis—a distinct aspect of the history of cultural practice in this region.
Artspeak has played a significant role in addressing the historical, social, and intellectual conditions of contemporary visual and language arts production from the West Coast. We aim to support the practices of emerging and established artists and writers from this region and beyond by providing opportunities to exhibit, publish, and present new work to enthusiastic audiences. Artspeak actively contributes to cultural communities through our commitment to artists producing challenging, innovative work in diverse media, our collaboration with other organizations, and the public interest we generate in contemporary art.
Artists and curators who wish to update us about their work are welcome to send documentation and their cv to email@example.com
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Karilynn Ming Ho
The success of Artspeak is directly connected to the generosity and encouragement of our community, and your contributions are a recognized investment in our organization. Consider becoming a member or making a donation today. In doing so you will be supporting Artspeak's program and our long-term commitment to the development of visual arts and writing practices.
An annual INDIVIDUAL membership is $35 and includes: access to our archives; 25% discount on Artspeak publications; regular and special mailings; voting privileges at our Annual General Meeting.
FRIEND membership is $100. Friends receive INDIVIDUAL benefits plus
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Flat annual fee of $240 or
$20 monthly includes Friend
membership benefits; an
annual subscription to the Artspeak periodical Coffee News
; an additional 3 mailings
per year of commissioned artist
projects, editions and publications; two artist edition nail wraps; and the Books are a Burden tote bag.
The Publishers Circle supports the development of Artspeak’s publishing program, including artist books, critical texts, and other print and digital projects. Members receive copies of all publications; notifications of Artspeak's publishing activities; invitation to all Friends and Neighbour events; and publication and website acknowledgment. Contributions begin at $1000.
Donations of any amount are
always welcome and eligible for a
charitable tax receipt.
Artspeak gratefully acknowledges the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of BC through the BC Arts Council, the City of Vancouver, the BC Gaming Commission, our members, donors, and volunteers. Artspeak is a member of the Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres (PAARC).
The Artspeak Internship Program provides a unique opportunity for individuals to be involved in the development and execution of a progressive and engaged contemporary arts program. The internship is designed to offer in-depth training and first-hand experience to those interested in pursuing a role in the fields of curating, exhibition production, or arts administration.
The position is ideal for a recent university graduate, or MA/MFA level student, with interests in non-profit arts organizations and an existing engagement with contemporary art. The post is for a four-month period (with the possibility to extend this if appropriate), and requires a commitment of one day a week, including two Saturdays per month.
How to Apply
Individuals interested in applying must submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
by the deadline.
Application Deadline: August 1
Application Deadline: December 1
Application Deadline: April 1