Screenshot of ARCA’s online database and interactive map of artist-run centres and collectives from across Canada (

In Momus: The Podcast‘s 7th episode, we have brought together a group of artists, curators, and scholars to update the conversation around Artist-Run Culture in Canada. It’s a well-known history, one approaching legend, in this country: the emergence of artist-run centers seeking to address a lack of options for artist representation while forming a network across a vast geography; and then their professionalization, one approaching an institutionalization that mirrors the very thing they were made to contravene. Now, in a moment of large shifts across the arts sector, with a recent change to our country’s funding models, and a refocusing of our social values on historically underrepresented groups, our relationship to a Canadian cultural legacy is up for renewal.

Momus: The Podcast is Co-Produced and Co-Hosted by Sky Goodden and Lauren Wetmore. We would like to thank all our contributors to this episode: Caitlin Jones, Peter Morin, Peggy Gale, Sylvie Gilbert and Francois Dion; with thanks to Lorna Brown for her text. Momus: The Podcast is edited by Jacob Irish, features original music by Kyle McCrea, and assistant production from Mitra Shreeram. Season 1 of Momus: The Podcast is brought to you with the help of the Canada Council for the Arts “New Chapter” grant.”

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