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To become a member of RCAAQ

Artist-run centres are non-profit organizations, managed by a board of directors consisting mainly of artists, whose main activity is to foster research and the dissemination and production of work in the fields of visual arts, media arts, and interdisciplinary arts. They provide artists with spaces, equipment, services, research residencies, specialized resources, and offer the community activities such as exhibitions, conferences, debates, publications and documentation.

Visual or Media Arts groups and collectives wishing to become part of the artist-run centre network to contribute to its development and to benefit from the services of the RCAAQ are most welcome to join and can get all the necessary information on the membership formalities below. For newly formed collectives it can be useful to consult the Code of Ethics in order to understand the different models of artist-run centers.
 

Code of Ethics of the artist-run centers of Quebec

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Member Categories and Admission requirements

RCAAQ members fall into three categories : Regular, Associate and Affiliate. Different admission requirements apply to each different category.


 

Regular Member

The Regular Member is an artist-run center or an artist collective which is incorporated as a non-profit organization or cooperative of whose board of directors is composed of a majority of artists. The regular member is a full member. Being a voting member, its representative can be elected to the Board of Directors.

Membership fees are calculated according to the center’s total annual budget (of the year preceding the application):

  • Less than 30 000 $ :                         200 $
  • Between 30 001 $ and 60 000 $ :     270 $
  • Between 60 001 $ and 100 000 $ :   355 $
  • Between 100 001 $ and 140 000 $ : 445 $
  • Between 140 001 $ and 200 000 $ : 550 $
  • Between 200 001 $ and 300 000 $ : 635 $
  • More than 300 001 $ :                       735 $

 

Any moral person meeting the requirements listed in the regular member category and also satisfying the particular conditions of this category as determined by resolution of the Board of Directors may become a regular member of the corporation. Their nomination must be received and accepted by the assembly of members upon recommendation of the Board of Directors.

To become a regular member of the RCAAQ, you must apply in writing and provide the following documents:

  • your foundation charter and letters patent
  • a copy of the bylaws of your corporation
  • a list of the members of your Board of Directors indicating whether these people are artists
  • any other document you deem relevant (your programming, your fee policy, membership of committees, a copy of a contract with an artist, etc.).

 

Associate Member

An associated member is a non-profit organization or artist collective that supports and endorses the objectives and guidelines of the corporation. The person representing the associate member has the right to speak at general meetings and access to information. However, the associated member cannot vote during the annual general meetings, nor be elected to the Board of Directors.

Membership fees are calculated according to the center’s total annual budget (of the year preceding the application):

  • Less than 30 000 $ :                          150 $
  • Between 30 001 $ and 60 000 $ :      175 $
  • Between 60 001 $ and 100 000 $ :    215 $
  • Between 100 001 $ and 140 000 $ :  270 $
  • Between 140 001 $ and 200 000 $ :  320 $
  • Between 200 001 $ and 300 000 $ :  365 $
  • More than 300 001 $ :                        425 $

 

Any moral person or artist collective meeting the requirements listed in the associate member category and also satisfying the particular conditions of this category as determined by resolution of the Board of Directors may become an associate member of the corporation. Their nomination must be received and accepted by the Board of Directors.

To become an associate member of the RCAAQ, you must apply in writing and provide the following documents:

  • your foundation charter and letters patent
  • a copy of the bylaws of your corporation
  • a list of the members of your Board of Directors indicating whether these people are artists
  • any other document you deem relevant (your programming, your fee policy, memebership of committees, a copy of a contract with an artist, etc.).

 

Affiliate Member

The affiliate member is a moral person who supports the objectives of the corporation and who wishes to receive the documentation and the information of public interest issued by the corporation. The affiliated member is invited to the annual general meetings.

The membership fee for the affiliated member is $100 (regardless of the type of organization and of its operation budget).

Any moral person or artist collective meeting the requirements listed in the affiliate member category and also satisfying the particular conditions of this category as determined by resolution of the Board of Directors may become an affiliate member of the corporation. Their nomination must be received and accepted by the Board of Directors.

To become an affiliate member of the RCAAQ, you must apply in writing and provide the following documents:

  • your foundation charter and letters patent
  • a list of the members of your Board of Directors indicating whether these people are artists
  • any other document you deem useful to share with us

 

 

 

Available Services

Training
The RCAAQ offers a professional training and development program to workers involved in the management of artist centres.

Dissemination
The RCAAQ is the Réseau Art Actuel portal's publisher and offers its members free promotion for the exhibitions and events.

Information and networking

RCAAQ members have preferential access to tools and information through the portal's extranet section and the monthly newsletter. The RCAAQ holds an annual general assembly as well as a discussion forum enabling members to share ideas and projects. Travel expenses are covered at a rate of 100% for regular members and 50% for associate members.

Representation
Moreover, the RCAAQ maintains close ties with other national organizations and groups in Quebec and Canada.


The RCAAQ is a member or partner of the following organizations :

 

 

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