The Arts Research Cooperative [ARC] is an interdisciplinary program that brings together artists, curators, writers and other cultural producers. The ARC serves an immediate need for practitioners by providing a space for collaborative learning and exchange in an art world that is increasingly market-driven. The Arts Research Cooperative emphasizes the relationship between labor, theory, and practice, and encourages projects that are socially, historically, and politically grounded. We recognize the role of educational institutions in supporting artists and cultural producers who make work without immediate commercial value. As such, we are invested in supporting a range of non-material, discursive and research-based art practices.
The first session of ARC took place July 2nd – August 10, 2018 in Los Angeles. The next full session will occur in Los Angeles in the summer of 2020.
ARC will be presenting workshops in cities across the United States in summer and fall of 2019. For updates on workshops, please sign up for our mailing list.