Connexion ARC (Artist-run Centre for Contemporary Art) is a not-for-profit, charitable, artist-run centre mandated to present, develop and promote contemporary art in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Connexion currently operates in a flexible manner without a fixed location. In building strategic partnerships with collaborating businesses, organizations and institutions, we are activating new spaces for public engagement with contemporary arts. We present critically-rigorous, equitable, and diverse programming by emphasizing conversation and exchange within our expanding community of artists, curators, partners, collaborators, and international visitors.
As a member-led organization, we are fostering opportunities for our artist-membership to receive critical feedback, expand their professional networks, to engage with artistic experimentation and research, and the situated community.
Connexion is an active participant within national and international arts discourse, we prioritize the promotion and dissemination of the contemporary arts profile of New Brunswick and NB-based artists.
We are committed to,
- Promoting experimental contemporary art practices, with an emphasis on emerging artists and ideas.
- Supporting the professional development of our artist-membership.
- Providing a supportive, open, and equitable space for the discussion of contemporary art.
- Operating in a generative, responsive, and flexible manner, mirroring the experimental nature of contemporary art
We graciously acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq peoples.
This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.