Links and Resources

ARIna is the place for Artist Run Initiatives to find and share ideas, resources, supplies and knowledge. It is managed by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) in Australia and Crawl Inc., an online resource for promoting ARIs.

ARIpedia is the online encyclopaedia for Artist Run Initiatives (ARIs) around Australia.

Crawl aims to provide a central resource for artists, students and anybody interested in the ARI community to find out what is happening in ARIs all around Australia.

NAVA The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) is the Australian national peak industry body representing and advancing the professional interests of the visual and media arts, craft and design sector. We actively support and affirm the value of artists and the Australian art sector by: leading critical dialogue and debate; informing policy priorities through research and consultation; and providing pathways for professional development and partnerships, with artists at the heart of everything we do.

SafARI 2014 was created in 2004 to provide international visitors in Sydney for the Biennale of Sydney an opportunity to experience alternative venues. You can visit them on Facebook too.

Making It Up a forum on artist run initiatives in Perth, Australia, March 20 2014.

Artist Run Festival was an international festival for artist-runs, including a two day Conference, held in Copenhagen in May, 2014

Institutions by Artists was a three day, international event “that evaluates and activates the performance and promise of contemporary artist-run centres and initiatives”, held in Vancouver, Canada in September, 2012.

Art Spaces Archives Project is a non-profit initiative based in the USA. It is founded by a consortium of alternative art organizations, including Bomb Magazine, College Art Association, Franklin Furnace Archive, New York State Council on the Arts NYSCA, New York State Artist Workspace Consortium, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture with a mandate to help preserve, present, and protect the archival heritage of living and defunct for- and not-for-profit spaces of the “alternative” or “avant-garde” movement of the 1950s to the present throughout the United States.

No Soul For Sale: A Festival For Independents was a festival of independents held at TATE Modern in 2010.

Opague Journal  featuring emerging nordic artists and artist runs 

Outside the mainstream | independent project spaces and artist-run initiatives in Japan by Artists Jasmina Llobet and Luis Fernández Pons, 2011.