Current Exhibitions

hannah_g, aceartinc.’s Director to pursue Canada Council funded writing project

 

We are delighted to share the wonderful news that hannah_g has been awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to work on an experimental art writing project, Critical Fictions. To support her work, the Board Directors of aceartinc. have given hannah a twelve month sabbatical, commencing November 2018.

In addition to implementing the superb annual juried exhibition program of five exhibitions , among other related activities, hannah champions emerging art writers through the Critical Distance writing program. She has been instrumental in directing transformational initiatives at ace such as: The Cartae Open School (co-founded with Jamie Wright and Helga Jakobson), The Flux Gallery (co-founded with Hannah Doucet), the Indigenous Curatorial Residency (with support from Jaimie Isaac, Nikki Little, Jenny Western, ACC-CCA, and NIMAC), and the BIPOC art & culture writing workshop series (with Creative Manitoba Indigenous Programs and the University of Winnipeg’s Institute of Women & Gender Studies.) The board and staff will miss working with her but enthusiastically await what she fills the next twelve months with…

It is with excitement that aceartinc. is seeking an Interim Director and Programming Assistant to take over hannah’s duties for the duration of her leave. Details about these opportunities are here.

Employment Opportunities

There are two positions coming up at aceartinc., Interim Director and Programming Assistant. The deadline for applications to either position is 4pm, Tuesday 9 October 2018. Details below. A PDF of the Interim Director post is here and for the Programming Assistant is here.

 

POSITION:           Interim Director, aceartinc.

TERMS:                 35 hours per week, 12 month, full-time position (with a 3 month probationary period)
SALARY:               $35,000 – $37,000 per annum plus benefits, dependent on experience.
DEADLINE:          4pm, Tuesday 30 October 2018
APPLY TO:          vacancy@aceart.org  Subject line: Application- Interim Director

 

JOB DESCRIPTION
We are seeking an organised, efficient, energetic, and cheerful individual who understands and champions Artist Run Centres and contemporary art. This role is highly self-directed, requiring the ability to prioritize tasks effectively while working with a small, enthusiastic, fierce, and friendly team. In addition to fulfilling the essential duties necessary to realize ace’s mandate and vision, the applicant will also demonstrate ingenuity and grace in managing unexpected tasks that arise in an Artist Run Centre.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Interim Director is responsible for implementing the scheduled program for twelve months as well as seeking other opportunities for the centre and the artists we serve within this period and beyond. In this capacity, the Interim Director will work closely with the Finance and Administration Manager.

Areas of responsibility include: implementing the 2018/19 exhibition program of juried artists, scheduling all events (talks, workshops, partnerships), organising and editing writers for the Critical distance writing program, managing the Cartae Open School Program, working closely with the Flux committee, and maintaining the Indigenous Curatorial Residency. There is a full job description below.

This position is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual with strong communication and organising skills with a deep interest in artist-run centres, arts administration, and contemporary art.

ROLE SPECIFICATION: SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • A background in contemporary art including education, production, writing, and/or dissemination.
  • Experience, education, or training in arts administration.
  • Experience with artist-run centres and/or non-profit organizations including volunteer experience
  • Previous successful grant writing and/or fundraising experience.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills.
  • The ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment with some irregular work hours

 

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants must submit a cover letter detailing their relevant experience as it relates to the job description and why they want to be part of ace (two pages maximum), and a resume (3 pages maximum), to vacancy@aceart.org. Paper applications will not be accepted.

aceartinc. is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all applicants especially from Indigenous, Black, People Of Colour, women, queer and LGBT2S folks.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, though only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Please confirm in your email that you would be available on the given interview date of Monday 12 November 2018.

 

TIMELINE

Deadline                                  4pm, Tuesday 30 October 2018

Interviews                                Monday 12 November 2018

Desired start date               Tuesday 27 November 2018

 

DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION

Program

  • Coordinate and schedule all programming: five annual exhibitions, artist talks, workshops, screenings, events, members’ activities, etc.
  • Develop and initiate new programming directions within the aceart mandate.
  • Manage Cartae Open School, alternative learning program.
  • Work closely with the Flux Gallery Committee.
  • Begin initial planning for the Indigenous Curatorial Residency program set for 2020.
  • Develop policy for the centre that supports mandate.
  • Oversee and implement strategic plan with the Board.
  • Oversee Project Rooms.
  • Oversee Finance & Administration Manager.
  • Line manage contract staff, interns, volunteers, and temporary workers.
  • Initiate and seek funding for continued training of staff and board.
  • Conduct studio visits with membership and other artists.
  • Solicit submissions for the program and other activities.
  • Liaise with local/national/international arts organisations for program & partnership development.
  • Coordinate Regular Exhibition jury.
  • Commission workshops and artist talks.
  • Grant writing, reporting & budget management.
  • Develop program outlines, project descriptions, prepare support material, and reports for annual operating grant reports and applications.
  • Maintain prompt correspondence with artists, writers, curators, partners, and funders. Meet funders when necessary.
  • Provide assistance to exhibiting artists as required.

With the support of the Programming Assistant:

  • Supervise contract technicians
  • Coordinate documentation and support material.
  • Consult with exhibiting artists/curators to ensure that equipment and installation materials are available for the exhibition.
  • Advise artists on professional procedures i.e.: C.V. preparation, funding sources, applying for grants and exhibition, etc.
  • Speak with gallery visitors about the exhibitions.
  • Attend or ensure a gallery host is present at all openings.
  • Attend exhibitions and related events at other art venues in the city.
  • Recruit new members, maintain existing membership.
  • Research contemporary artists & cultural producers.

 Publications

  • Edit & co-ordinate all Critical Distance Essays including the selection of emerging writers & thinkers to write about the five Regular Exhibitions.
  • Editor and project manager of PaperWait – maintaining this as an annual, high quality, printed publication.
  • Arrange the design, printing, publication (electronic and paper) and distribution of the Critical Distances and

Administration

  • Maintain and revise global and project budgets with other staff
  • Plan program project budgets and assist in requests to foundations and corporations as needed.
  • Ensure that all projects pertaining to grants and funding are carried through and final reports are completed when required.
  • Attend monthly board meetings and report to board on programming.
  • General correspondence, mail opening, data entry, word processing, photocopying, printing, layout, record keeping, filing, mailing, shipping and travel arrangements, etc with fellow staff.
  • Ensure smooth operation of gallery day to day, including hours of operation kept, supplies maintained, maintenance of office, gallery and storage area with other staff.
  • Ensure duties of contract workers, volunteers and interns are carried out.
  • Help prepare contracts in regards to use of space rental, equipment, or contract employment.

 


 

POSITION:           Programming Assistant, aceartinc.

TERMS:                 15 hours per week, 12 month, part-time position (with a 2 month probationary period)

PAY:                         $17/hour
DEADLINE:          4pm, Tuesday 30 October 2018
APPLY TO:          vacancy@aceart.org  Subject line: Application- Programming Assistant

We are seeking an organised, reliable, energetic, and cheerful individual who understands and champions Artist Run Centres and contemporary art. Working with a small, enthusiastic, fierce, and friendly team, you will carry out duties necessary to realize ace’s mandate and vision. Full job description below.

This position is an excellent entry-level opportunity for a motivated individual with strong communication and organising skills who has a deep interest in artist-run centres, arts administration, and contemporary art.

ROLE SPECIFICATION: SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • A background in contemporary art.
  • Experience in arts administration.
  • Experience with online promotion.
  • Experience with artist-run centres and/or non-profit organizations including voluntary experience
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent communication, design, and writing skills.
  • The ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants must submit a cover letter detailing their relevant experience as it relates to the job description and why they want to be part of ace (two pages maximum), and a resume (2 pages maximum), to vacancy@aceart.org. Paper applications will not be accepted.

aceartinc. is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all applicants especially from Indigenous, Black, People Of Colour, women, queer and LGBT2S folks.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, though only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Please confirm in your email that you would be available on the given interview date of Monday12 November 2018.

 

TIMELINE

Deadline                                  4pm, Tuesday 30 October 2018

Interviews                                Monday 12 November 2018

Desired start date               Tuesday 27 November 2018

 

Programming Assistant Job Description

 Work closely with Flux Gallery committee, provide scheduling for Flux exhibitions.

  • Prepare and design content and organise dissemination for press releases, websites, social media platforms, and other promotional materials under guidance of and approval by the Interim Director.
  • Conduct public and special tours of exhibitions/activities. Speak with gallery visitors about the exhibitions.
  • Video record & disseminate artist talks.
  • Manage social media platforms and website.
  • Oversee programming archive.
  • Provide assistance to exhibiting artists as required.
  • Consult with Interim Director to ensure that equipment and installation materials are available for the exhibition.
  • Supervise contract technicians when appropriate.
  • Arrange hospitality for openings, talks or other events in conjunction with other staff.
  • Recruit new members, maintain existing membership.
  • General correspondence, mail opening, data entry, word processing, photocopying, printing, layout, record keeping, filing, mailing, assisting with artists’ shipping and travel arrangements.
  • Ensure smooth operation of gallery day to day, including keeping regular hours of operation, supplies maintained, maintenance of office, galleries, studio, and woodshop and storage areas.
  • Ensure duties of contract workers, volunteers and interns are carried out to highest standards.
  • Help prepare contracts in regards to use of space rental, equipment, or contract employment.

The role is managed by the Interim Director.

 

 

 

Shining Tapestry | Steven Leyden Cochrane

7 September, 7-10pm

Artist talk, 22 September, 2pm   |   Exhibition run, 7 September – 5 October 2018

Made over an eleven-year period, the work in Shining Tapestry spans textiles, text, photography and digital media, combining these in varied attempts to visualize lived experiences of trauma.

Language and image, base units of conscious thought, break down in flawed processes of articulation and translation. Artifacts of these processes—warping, loss of resolution, garbled syntax and mixed metaphor—mimic deficits of consciousness brought on by intense emotion, illness or impairment.

The show is anchored by a new body of large-scale crochet lace “documents” based on digitally-mangled, low-resolution photographs and improvised text. Alongside works in a range of media, these aim to highlight and destabilize the precarious mental structures that give subjective experience its illusion of continuity and order.

 

Image: Steven Leyden Cochrane. Melech House where mom died; 2018.

Plug In ICA’s Prairie Art Book Fair

ace is participating with a table holding some merch and publications by as and associated artists…

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art’s PRAIRIE ART BOOK FAIR
September 7-9, 2018
• book fair • book launches • artist multiples • periodicals • workshops • readings •
FREE ENTRY

image caption: Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber, Acrylic on panel, 2018.

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is extremely excited to present our inaugural Prairie Art Book Fair September 7-9, 2018. As a means to acknowledge the critical relationship between contemporary art and publishing with a regional focus on the Prairies, the weekend will showcase over twenty-nine exhibitors and present numerous events with highlights including collaborative hole punch drawing with Winnipeg born artist Micah Lexier; a talk connecting DIY tattooing and artist multiples by Maxine Proctor (Director and Co-founder of the Toronto Art Book Fair and Managing Editor of BlackFlash Magazine), and a workshop with key presenter Jeff Khonsary (Co-Founding and Artistic Director of Fillip and Director of New Documents) on alternative book fair models, looking at the economics and social space of the book fair model itself.

Explore diverse and accomplished publications from over twenty-five publishers, artists, and galleries ranging from zines, catalogues, artist editions, fiction, poetry, criticism, and periodicals.

A complete list of exhibitors and events are listed below.
For more information contact Erin Josephson-Laidlaw at erin@plugin.org

Exhibitors:

aceartinc. • ARP Books • Association of Manitoba Book Publishers • At Bay Press • Bison Books • BlackFlash Magazine (Saskatoon) • BLINKERS Art and Project Space • Border Crossings • Carnation • Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber • Esker Foundation (Calgary) • Cliff Eyland • Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg • Jeff Khonsary (Fillip and New Documents) (Vancouver/Los Angeles) • MacKenzie Art Gallery (Regina) • Martha Street Studio • Micah Lexier (Winnipeg/Toronto) • Parameter Press • Public Parking (Winnipeg/Regina/Calgary/Steinbach) • Red Rising Magazine • Remai Modern (Saskatoon) • The Third Rail (Minneapolis) • University of Calgary Press (Calgary) • Urban Shaman Gallery • Video Pool Media Arts Centre • Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff) • Warehouse Journal • Whiny Femmes

*exhibitor from Winnipeg unless otherwise stated.

Events:

FRIDAY:

4:00pm-8:00pm | Opening
6:00pm-8:00pm | Plug In ICA Book Launches: STAGES: Drawing the Curtain supplementary publications (with Fillip Publishing) & Exhibition Notes: Entering the Landscape

SATURDAY:

11:30pm-12:30pm | Launch and Reading: Whiny Femmes Volume 2
1:30pm-2:30pm | Talk: Jeff Khonsary “How to Buy and Sell Books at Art Book Fairs”
3pm-4pm | Talk: Maxine Proctor, “Body Talk: Reclaiming Community, Identity, and Language with Tattoos, Flash, and Artists’ Multiples”
4:30pm-5:30pm | Hannah Godfrey Reading: “Not For The World Would I Compare It To Anything” presented by Parameter Press
6pm-7pm | aceartinc. Event (details tbd)

SATURDAY & SUNDAY:

12:30pm-1:30pm | Micah Lexier: Collaborative hole punch drawing

We offer our sincere thanks to Paula Mitchell and Arnold Leventhal for their generous support of our book fair. Thank You!

Plug In ICA extends our gratitude to our artists, generous donors, valued members and dedicated volunteers. With special thanks to our Director’s Circle. You make a difference!

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council.

Plug In ICA relies on community support to remain free and accessible to all. Enable us to continue presenting excellent programs! Please consider becoming a member of Plug In ICA and a donor at https://plugin.org/supportor by contacting Angela Forget: angela@plugin.org

For more information or for media inquiries please contact: Erin Josephson-Laidlaw at erin@plugin.org; (204)942-1043.