233 Carrall Street
Canada V6B 2J2
On the unceded Territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ First Nations.
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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 encourage a dialogue between visual art and writing.
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 affiliation 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 their cv to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 by 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.
Moved by Many, Artspeak's Fall Fundraiser, September 22, 2023
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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).