arc.hive artist run centre operates as an arts co-lab supporting the emergence and development of inclusive collaborative practices in contemporary arts, including: visual, performative, writing, video and sound. We first opened our doors in January 2017, with eight studios and a small gallery space and since have collaborated with the local community to host collaborative exhibitions, performances, open studios, juried exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops and classroom visits in support of emerging art in Victoria, B.C. We are located at the ground level of 2516 Bridge Street, on the west coast of Canada. The centre currently provides studio spaces for 9 artists/composers/writers engaged in diverse practices including: installation, sculpture, textiles, painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, music performance, composition, and creative writing. Annual gallery programming includes six independently juried exhibitions, three studio member exhibitions, two community-based projects and juried performances, in addition to school visits, demonstrations, workshops and participation in local festivals and events. Our mandate focuses on facilitating experimental collaborative practice and exchange between diverse artists, performers and writers working in contemporary arts and the community at large. We are always interested in connecting people and practices; to engage or inquire about things happening at the hive, please get in touch through the contact page on this site or follow us on Facebook.
As an active member of the diverse cultural community in Victoria, BC, we acknowledge the history, lands and rights of the First Peoples of Canada; arc.hive is located on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen speaking Esquimalt, Songhees and WASANEC peoples of the Coast Salish Nation.
2516 Bridge Street, Victoria, B.C. Canada V8T 5H3