Artcite is a non-profit, Artist-run Centre for the Contemporary Arts, dedicated exclusively to expanding the visibility of contemporary arts within our region, and in advancing the professional presentation, promotion and animation of contemporary art forms. While primarily a visual arts centre, Artcite strives to continually expand traditional definitions and understandings of contemporary art by exploring the multiplicity of Canadian artistic practice representative of the diverse social and cultural make-up of this region, and of contemporary artistic activity generally.
We strive to exhibit, present and support area, regional, national and international contemporary artists who work in various media and disciplines, and who are at varying stages of their careers, with particular support for emerging, new generation and culturally under-represented artists.
In our efforts to create progressive, inclusive, and engaging forums for critical dialogue, professional development, cultural exchange and outreach between the contemporary artists and communities we serve, Artcite also presents guest artist lectures, workshops and residencies; site installations and public art projects; social advocacy actions; film and video screenings; web-based projects and other presentations of new digital media; public readings by Canadian authors and poets; multi-disciplinary performance events and special projects; and Canada’s first (and still only!) festival of fire sculpture.