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To become a member of RCAAQ

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

RCAAQ members fall into three categories : Regular, Associate and Affiliate.

 

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 $

 

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 $

 

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).

Admission requirements

Different admission requirements apply to each different category.

Regular member

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

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

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

 

Services

The RCAAQ offers many services to its members:

The RCAAQ provides a training and professional development program for cultural workers involved in the administration of artist-run centers. Since 1988, the Regroupement publishes a Directory of its members of which the 6th edition was launched in June 2006. This last edition was the second to cover most of the Canadian artist-run centers as well. Since 2005, the RCAAQ offers to its members the service of promoting their publications. Finally, the RCAAQ maintains the Réseau Art Actuel portal site www.rcaaq.org which facilitates access to a network of artists and colleagues around the world. The RCAAQ holds two AGMs per year which enables its members to share their ideas and projects. It also sustains close relationships with other Quebec and Canadian associations. The RCAAQ represents the Visual Arts sector within the Mouvement pour les arts et les lettres (M.A.L.).

 
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