Membership

The Association des groupes en arts visuels francophones (AGAVF) is a group of professional visual arts organizations working in francophone and Acadian communities (artist-run centres, galleries, collectives, professional associations, etc.), along with a few individual artists in provinces or territories where there are no French-language visual arts organizations. AGAVF works closely with provincial francophone organizations that serve professional artists by sharing tools, career development activities, etc.

AGAVF has regular members across seven provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia). These members are primarily professional dissemination organizations (14) :

Eleven artist-run centres, including one media arts centre and two printmaking studios. From East to West, they are :

  • Nova Scotia : La Manivelle printmaking studio and Le Trécarré art gallery ;
  • New Brunswick : Galerie Sans Nom, Imago printmaking studio, Constellation bleue artist-run centre ;
  • Ontario : Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, LABO, Voix Visuelle artist-run centre, and Galerie SAW Gallery ;
  • Manitoba : La Maison des artistes en arts visuels francophones ;
  • Alberta : Le Centre d’arts visuels en Alberta.

Two art galleries, including one university gallery and one community gallery :

  • New Brunswick : Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen of Université de Moncton ;
  • Manitoba : the Galerie du Centre culturel franco-manitobain.

One event producer in the visual arts :

  • The Festival des arts visuels en Atlantique

Four collectives  :

  • New Brunswick : Taupe and IRIPAA ;
  • Saskatchewan : Sans-atelier ;
  • British Columbia : lecollectif.

Two artists’ associations :

  • New Brunswick : Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB) (Acadian association of professional artists of New Brunswick) ;
  • Ontario : Bureau des regroupements d’artistes visuels en Ontario (BRAVO) (office of visual artists’ organizations in Ontario).