Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre (Kingston Artists’ Association Inc) is a non-profit organization facilitating the presentation, interpretation, and production of contemporary visual, time-based and interdisciplinary arts. Modern Fuel aims to meet the professional development needs of emerging and mid-career local, national and international artists, from diverse cultural communities, through exhibition, discussion, and mentorship opportunities. Modern Fuel supports innovation and experimentation and is committed to the education of interested publics and the diversification of its audiences. As an advocate for contemporary art, as well as for artists’ rights, they pay professional fees to artists in accordance with the CARFAC fee schedule.
Modern Fuel has been operating in Katarokwi/Kingston for over forty years, supporting artists and working across communities, on the ancestral homelands and territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. At Modern Fuel, they strive for respectful relationships through all of the programming and exhibitions that they support, as they work towards collective healing and honour this land together. This donation of a projector will serve two purposes for the Association. It will contribute to the organization’s New Media Workspace that offers affordable equipment rentals to the arts community in Kingston and it will support the installation of gallery exhibitions that require a projector.
Modern Fuel’s New Media Workspace is a site for the production of media-based art practices for all of their members. It is a media lab that was developed in response to the lack of resources for artists working in audio and lense-based media and is dedicated to providing space for accessing, learning, and engaging with these innovative practices. The New Media Workspace aims to foster a growing community of media artists in the region.
For more information on this organization, please check out their website here.