Seeking new board members! Volunteer opportunity!

aceartinc. is seeking board members to join our amazing team! In particular, we are seeking contemporary artists, cultural workers or professionals with an interest in the arts who would like to contribute their enthusiasm, community-oriented attitude and excellent communication skills. A background in fundraising, building renovation, and/or previous board experience would be an asset.

We are especially seeking applications from people identifying as Indigenous, Black, a Person Of Colour, LGBT2SQ+, and persons with disabilities. We invite you to self-identify in your letter of interest.

 

Our Mandate
aceartinc. is an Artist Run Centre dedicated to the support, exhibition, and dissemination of contemporary art.

We do this via an open call for submissions and special projects through which we work with contemporary artists, curators, and art writers, including emerging artists and those from queer, Indigenous, and underrepresented communities.

Contemporary art is at its most powerful when engaged with and thought about, and so we actively welcome the public, with all of its nuanced communities.

 

Anti Oppression Policy

aceartinc. is dedicated to working in service of the innovative and striking diversity that makes up the fabric of our community. aceartinc does not tolerate any form of discrimination, and recognizes that many people face oppression due to imbalances of power in terms of race, culture, ethnicity, language, country of origin, ability, class, age, religion or faith, mental health, gender (including gender expression) and/or sexuality and any intersection of these identities.

aceartinc commits to providing a safe space that fosters activism and empathy, and that supports and champions the underrepresented, and those our society systemically silences. This commitment is founded in our conviction that change is absolutely necessary, and can be achieved through a clearly intentioned process.

The ways in which aceartinc.’s active commitment to the dismantling of systemic oppression is manifested includes but is not limited to equitable representation within our artistic programming, prioritizing diversity among our staff/board, continuous engagement in anti-oppression training (staff/board/volunteers), backing the anti-oppression initiatives of other community members/organizations and ensuring that this policy is always under examination and evolves alongside the communities it aims to support.

 

Role of a Board Member
As an elected and informed agent of the membership of the organisation, the board ensures appropriate organizational performance, assures adherence to the organization’s mandate and policies, represents the interests of the membership, hires staff, acquires and maintains a suitable location for the organization, and raises funds. Your imagination, enthusiasm, and cheerfulness are welcomed. Specific duties include:

 Meetings: Attend a regular monthly meeting, usually 1-2 hours

  • Committees: Serving on subcommittees which may be dedicated to organizing events, fundraising, strategic planning, space allocation, our CARTAE program, etc.
  • Volunteering at events: Board Members contribute time by attending aceart events
    and working our two annual fundraising events
  • Communications: Broadcasting our events and calls to your various networks.
    Following and responding to email and social media messages.
  • Renovation/Building knowledge: Advising the board regarding the best use of and
    potential improvements to the exhibition space and offices.

 

How to apply

We are seeking candidates who ideally are interested in starting by the last week in October.

 Please send a letter of interest outlining why you would like to join the team as well as your skills, and hopes along with your CV to Seth Woodyard, ace’s president: president@aceart.org, with a subject line “Call for Board Members”.

Deadline: 11:59pm on Friday October 19th

 For more information about ace, please visit our website: www.aceart.org

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, Noor Bhangu.) 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.

 

 

 

Aruna D’Souza public talk

Saturday 13th October 2018, 7 pm. aceartinc.

Aruna D’Souza writes about modern and contemporary art; intersectional feminisms and other forms of politics; and how museums shape our views of each other and the world. She recently published Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts. D’Souza will be talking about the topics in her book and related issues in a free public talk that welcomes everyone.

“Ta-Nehisi Coates’s seminal essay “The Case for Reparations” informed the ethos of her foray back into art writing. “I started to think about what a reparative model of art criticism would be for me, and I decided that my reparative gesture would be [through] attention,” she told me, and for D’Souza, that involves asking herself: “Who does my writing serve? Is it useful to the people I feel have been left out of many conversations? For me, a lot of what the book is about is the question of how to be an ally and how that has broken down in these various situations. It’s an exercise for me as a non-Black writer of colour: How can I write about Black protest? And what’s my role to centre the arguments of Black artists?”

– from: Profile by Merray Gerges, and excerpt from Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts. Canadian Art, May 3, 2018

D’Souza’s work appears regularly in 4Columns.org, where she is a member of the editorial advisory board, and has been published as well in The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, Art News, Garage, Bookforum, Momus, Art in America, and Art Practical, among other places. Her book, Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts was published by Badlands Unlimited in May 2018. She currently editing two forthcoming volumes, Making It Modern: A Linda Nochlin Reader, which will be published by Thames & Hudson, and A Presence Which Signals Absence: Lorraine O’Grady Collected Writings 1977-2018.

This talk is co sponsored by the University of Winnipeg Institute for Women & Gender Studies, Creative Manitoba Indigenous programs, and aceartinc. with Plug In ICA, Gallery 1c03, and Border Crossings.

Photo: Dana Hoey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

You Are Loved- Performance Art Workshop with Elise Dawson

Wednesday, May 23rd from 7-10 PM

If an artist performs alone in a forest, who validates them? Whatever your background, this three hour or however long it is workshop is an opportunity to practice performance in a supportive atmosphere.

In the first half-hour, we will engage in a generative, trust building exercise. The facilitator, Elise Dawson, will then lead us through a brief exercise designed to engage our bodies and minds. We will take a ten-minute break for water, washroom and/or cigarettes. We will then utilize fifteen minutes to conceive and practice a micro-performance which we will present in the hour remaining.

 

Please bring a writing tool and notebook.

 

Please bring:

1 object you love

1 object you hate

1 object you feel neutral towards

 

Further reading:

THIS is Performance Art by Marilyn Arsem

http://totalartjournal.com/archives/4298/this-is-performance-art/

 

Space is limited. Please contact elisefa@gmail.com to register.

 

This is a Cartae Open School Workshop: https://www.aceart.org/cartae-open-school

 

Unfortunately aceartinc. is not fully accessible. There are five stairs before reaching the elevator. Visit the website for more directions: https://www.aceart.org/contact-access#accessibility

 

Elise Dawson is an artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba where she graduated from the School of Fine Art at the University of Manitoba in 2012. Dawson’s interdisciplinary practice is informed by research, writing and collaboration. Caught between grief and self-aware humour, her work seeks to investigate loss through collective processes of vulnerability. Dawson completed the Foundation Mentorship program with Val Klassen through MAWA as well as brief mentorships with Ming Hon and Diana Thorneycroft. She presented a solo exhibition at Flux Gallery in 2016. Dawson recently completed a six-week artist residency in Puebla, Mexico in Performativity of Mortuary Rituals through Arquetopia. She is a 2017-2018 participant of aceartinc.’s CARTAE open school program and will be launching her first collection of poetry in a group exhibition Friday, June 1, 2018 at aceartinc. in Winnipeg.

A Portrait With Your Pet 2018

fundraiser Saturday, May 26

Join us for “A Portrait with your Pet” taking place above Parlour Coffee on Saturday, May 26, 2018! Local artists have constructed one of a kind sets for you and your furry friend to have your photograph taken in.

Book online now

Set details:

Set #1: by Janelle Tougas
Photography 10am-2pm by Mike Peters
Photography 2pm-6pm by Caitlin Spencer
About the set: Janelle is building a human-sized cat tower. Think carpeted platforms and holes to peek out from!

Set #2: by Colby Richardson
Photography 10am-2pm by Evan Taylor
Photography 2pm-6pm by Jacqueline Young
About the set: Fractured Luxury. Plexiglas and broken marble. Reclaimed materials and symbols from an era of discount elegance.

Special thanks to Parlour Coffee and Leif Norman for making this event possible!

 

Past Portraits…

Set: Diana Thorneycroft and Michael Boss. Photo: Karen Asher. 2015.

Set: Guy Maddin. Photographer: Lief Norman. 2015.

 

Collage Workshop | Sarah Stewart

Sunday 29 April 2018

This collage workshop will focus on experimenting with the process of altering or recontextualizing found text and images to create a new work. I feel that using found text and imagery for these exercises is integral to the process as it allows for meaning and narrative to be communicated through the juxtaposition of elements that otherwise have been divorced from their intended context.

We will discuss the relationship between text and image, different ways of working with found materials, and participate in a few guided exercises which can be used as a starting point to create a small work using provided materials. This exercise can either be used to create a finished work or be used a starting point for further exploration.

Email sarah.m.j.stewart@gmail.com to confirm attendance.

This is a FREE event!

Please bring:

  • a writing utensil and paper
  • scissors
  • optional* magazines, printed materials, or any anything you wish to incorporate into a collage.

Collage materials and snacks will be provided!

I am a Winnipeg based interdisciplinary artist and designer, as I have practices as both a fine artist and as a graphic designer and I have been finding myself increasingly intrigued by the overlap between these two modes of creating work. In particular, I am interested in the ways that both art and graphic design approach communication and experimenting with various strategies across both disciplines. I generally work with mediums such as typography and text, collage, sculpture, and installation.

This is a Cartae Open School Workshop: https://www.aceart.org/cartae-open-school

SHOW&TELL with Julian K

1-3pm, Sunday, April 8th, 2018   |   aceartinc. (2-290 McDermot Avenue)   |   FREE!

Show and tell is the ultimate opportunity to present something meaningful to you. Through various exercises, participants will have the opportunity to explore their personal connection to objects. This workshop is also an opportunity to work on public presentation skills in a supportive environment. One time in elementary school, I was very nervous and said “vagina” instead of “Regina”.

You’re safe to say those words here.

Show and tell is about:

  • Identifying personal connections to objects
  • Public speaking
  • Connecting with others through sharing
  • Listening and asking questions
  • Redeeming past slip-ups…

To confirm your attendance, please email juliankirchmann1@gmail.com. Include a brief description of the item(s) you plan on bringing.

Please bring:

  • At least one object for showing
  • A notebook and pen

Snacks will be provided (good ones).

Julian Kirchmann is an interdisciplinary artist and writer living in Winnipeg, MB. His work explores identity, trauma, vulnerability, self-reflection, and miscommunication. These ideas are often explored though the use of humor and by pushing the boundaries between personal and public.

290 McDermot is not a fully accessible space, for more info please get in touch!

This is a Cartae Open School Workshop