Arcade is an online journal devoted to ongoing exploration of the art and ideas of our time, published by the Koffler Centre of the Arts
We examine complex issues through transformative art experiences that stimulate intercultural dialogue and propel social change.
With a thematic focus on counter-narratives, our year-round Books & Ideas series features authors who use writing and books as tools of resistance.
We present innovative, participatory performance projects that showcase the work of local and international playwrights, directors and performers experimenting with content and form.
Our gallery conversations offer an inclusive platform for the exchange of ideas around social justice and current global concerns, cultivating dialogue across creative disciplines and cultural communities.
We develop ongoing dialogue with local communities, encouraging meaningful engagement through participatory and cross-disciplinary arts education experiences, with a specific commitment to cultural inclusiveness.
Our community programs unite professional artists with community members in collaborative, participatory art-making processes that foster inclusivity and dialogue, and amplify marginalized voices.
Onsite guided gallery tours, facilitated discussions, and hands-on workshops offer opportunities for a wide variety of audiences – from students to community groups – to exchange ideas and express themselves creatively.
Offsite workshops at schools and community organizations are inspired by our current exhibitions, revolving around themes of identity, memory and place, and promoting ideals of social justice.
Your support allows us to build and sustain our year-round programs, engaging audiences of all ages and backgrounds in meaningful artistic experiences.
The Koffler fosters and showcases innovative new artistic works that explore vital issues of our times, affirming the power of art to transform how we see the world.
Through our literary programs, performances and talks, the Koffler facilitates critical dialogue between artists and the public, carving out space for unheard voices and promoting intercultural understanding.
Our arts education and community-based art making projects bring together artists, students and local communities through collaborative, participatory multi-disciplinary arts experiences.