Connexion artist-run centre is a not-for-profit charitable arts organization for the promotion and development of contemporary art. The centre operates without a traditional gallery space to present permanent and temporary projects sited in the city of Fredericton, capital of New Brunswick, on the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq First Nations.
Connexion’s discourse happens in spaces outside of traditional gallery settings, generating new venues for artists to discuss their practices. This responsive model of arts programming welcomes the public to engage with contemporary and experimental art practices, made possible through strategic partnerships established with collaborating businesses, organizations, institutions, and members of the community. We are dedicated to building an international profile for the provincial art-scene as an inclusive and dynamic place where interesting artwork is happening.
Established in 1984, Connexion ARC continues to play a vital role as Fredericton’s primary contemporary art space for over 30 years. We emphasize exchange within an expanding community of artists, curators, partners, and international visitors, and understand ourselves as part of a regional and national network of artist-run spaces.
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.
Connexion ARC pays full professional fees for all of its core programming according to the CARFAC fee schedule.
We graciously acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of New Brunswick, The City of Fredericton, the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation, individual project sponsors, and our active membership.