Commissioned Research | Recherche commandée

COVID-19 Impact Survey (2020)

Sondage d’incidence de la COVID-19 (2020)

Role | Rôle: Analysis of survey results | Analyse des résultats du sondage
Research commissioned by | Recherche commandée par :
Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference/Conférence des collectifs et des centres d’artistes autogérés (ARCA)Montreal, QC

 The Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference/Conférence des collectifs et des centres d’artistes autogérés (ARCA) circulated an online bilingual survey in order to assess the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the Canadian network of artist-run centres. This initiative aimed to provide an overview of the repercussions and challenges faced by organizations operating in the artist-run centre network as a result of the implementation of social distancing measures. The information gathered will support ARCA and its allies in their efforts to assess assistance measures and devise good practices to better support members now and in the future. 
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Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference/La Conférence des collectifs et des centres d’artistes autogérés – l’ARCA – en collaboration avec Le Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec (RCAAQ) et l’Association des groupes en arts visuels francophones (AGAVF) a fait circuler un sondage électronique bilingue pour prendre la mesure de l’incidence socioéconomique de la crise de la COVID-19 sur le réseau des centres d’artistes autogérés. Cette initiative avait pour but de faire le survol des répercussions de la crise sur le réseau et des défis que les organismes doivent relever en conséquence des directives de distanciation physique. Les données rassemblées aideront l’ARCA et ses alliés à évaluer les mesures d’aide et les pratiques exemplaires à adopter pour mieux soutenir la communauté, maintenant et à l’avenir. 
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Assessing Professional Conditions for Performance Artists in Canada (2018)

Une évaluation des conditions professionnelles des artistes d’art performance au Canada (2018)

Role: Lead Researcher/Consultant
Parallel research projects commissioned by:
Canadian Artists’ Representation/Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC), Ottawa, ON
Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference/Conférence des collectifs et des centres d’artistes autogérés (ARCA)Montreal, QC

CARFAC Research: Community consultation to assess professional working conditions for performance artists in Canada (from the perspective of performance artists). The goal of this consultation was to collect information on current performance practices and assess the CARFAC/RAAV Minimum Recommended Fee Schedulefor performance presentation royalties. Research methods included a bilingual survey for Canadian performance artists and interviews with Canadian performance artists. 

ARCA Research: Community consultation to assess professional working conditions for performance artists in Canada (from the perspective of performance presenters). The goal of this consultation was to collect information on current performance practices and assess the CARFAC/RAAV Minimum Recommended Fee Schedulefor performance presentation royalties. Research methods included a bilingual survey for Canadian performance presenters.
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IMAA Sector Innovation and Development: Assessing Sector Needs and Researching New Potential Services (2018)

Role: Lead Researcher/Consultant
Commissioning organization:
Independent Media Arts Alliance/Alliance des arts médiatiques indépendants (IMAA/AAMI), Montreal, QC

Phase I of a two-phased study with the goal of assessing the Canadian independent media arts sector’s needs, researching new potential services to meet these needs, and developing a plan for IMAA to sustainably offer those services. Phase I of the research focused on: assessing IMAA’s current services and the organization’s capacity to deliver these services; evaluating, through participatory research methods, the needs of the independent media arts community; and proposing potential services and resources that IMAA could develop in response to those needs. Research methods included: literature review, bilingual survey for media arts organizations and artists, interviews, and evaluation of IMAA’s programs and services. 

Media Arts Fee Schedule Community Consultation (2016)

Role: Lead Researcher/Consultant
Commissioning organizations:
Independent Media Arts Alliance/Alliance des arts médiatiques indépendants (IMAA/AAMI), Montreal, QC
Canadian Artists’ Representation/Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC), Ottawa, ON

Canada-wide media arts community consultation. The project’s objectives were to issue recommendations to modify and harmonize CARFAC’s and IMAA’s respective fee schedules (minimum royalty standards for the presentation and reproduction of visual and media arts in Canada). Research methods included circulating bilingual surveys to Canadian media artists and media arts organizations as well as conducting focus groups in seven Canadian provinces. 

Pacific IMAA Sectoral Research: Portrait of the Network and Development Opportunities (2015)

Role: Lead Researcher/Consultant
Commissioning organization:
Pacific Independent Media Arts Alliance (Pacific IMAA)

I was commissioned by the Pacific Independent Media Arts Alliance (Pacific IMAA), a coalition of independent media arts centres in BC and the Yukon, to analyze the operating models, activities, and mandates of independent media arts organizations in relation to changing technologies and their impact on the distribution of, and access to digital media. Research methods included conducting interviews, reviewing statistical and financial data retrieved from the Canadian Arts Data (CADAC), circulating surveys to members of the Pacific IMAA network and to media artists in the Pacific region, and reviewing relevant literature. 

Review of the Art Book Program Criteria and Recommendations to Support Writing and Publishing by Visual Art Professionals and Organizations (2014)

Étude : Subventions des activités de publication des centres d’artistes à travers le volet Lettres et édition du Conseil des Arts du Canada (2014)

Role | Rôle: Researcher | Chercheuse
Commissioning organization | Organisme commanditaire:
Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference/Conférence des collectifs et des centres d’artistes autogérés (ARCA)Montreal, QC

I was commissioned by the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCA), which represents the national Canadian artist-run centre network, to examine the evolution of art publishing funding at the Canada Council for the Arts. Accordingly, I surveyed and compiled data pertaining to the Canada Council for the Arts’ support of artist-run centres’ publishing activities in order to analyze the adequacy of arts publishing funding opportunities available through the Council’s Writing and Publishing Section. 
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En 2014, l’ARCA a commandé à Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte une étude qui visait à examiner l’évolution du financement de l’édition en art au Conseil des arts du Canada. L’étude révèle que les centres d’artistes autogérés ne sont plus admissibles aux programmes du service des Lettres et édition conçus pour les arts littéraires. L’étude a fourni les données et la motivation pour continuer à examiner les défis auxquels font face les centres d’artistes autogérés en édition, et la recherche de pistes de solution.
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