A Space Gallery

Registered Name: THE NIGHTINGALE ARTS COUNCIL

Business Number: 895122885RR0001

Our Mission

A Space Gallery was created to encourage and promote public interest in the visual arts and to provide space for communication between artists and members of the public. A Space exhibits multi-disciplinary contemporary art that engages social critique.

In 2011, we celebrated 40 years of groundbreaking art and culture. We are one of the oldest artist-run centres in Canada, playing a unique role in the evolution of contemporary art.

Now in our fourth decade, your support is more important than ever. Our politically engaged and innovative programming attracts artists from across the country and around the world. Just as importantly, it sparks genuine dialogue and community involvement with thousands of visitors each year.

Your generous contributions allow us to continue to provoke, inspire, and connect. Help us continue our tradition of politically engaged exploration, innovation, presentation and dialogue.

About A Space Gallery

Founded in 1971, A Space Gallery is one of the oldest artist-run centres in Canada. A Space has played a significant role in the evolution of contemporary art in Canada.

Located in downtown Toronto, A Space began as an alternative commercial gallery three years before the centre's not-for-profit incorporation in January 1971. Known as an innovative space dedicated to exploring current ideas in art, A Space was a place for alternative music, poetry, dance, video and performance throughout the 70s.

A Space has been a leader in the development of policies such as the payment of standard artist fees (1982), anti-censorship (1984), anti-racism (1985) and access (1993). Since 1982, the gallery has maintained an inclusive programming direction focused on work that is politically engaged, oriented around non-dominant communities, and supportive of innovative curatorial and technical practices.

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