An exploration of the processes, minds and concepts that ignite the work of contemporary artists and arts centres.

ArtSeen is a digital venue that showcases contemporary art programming, creators and practices from a variety of artist-run and community arts organisations.

In spring of 2020 ARTSPLACE, located in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, was awarded funding through the Canada Council Digital Strategy Fund to develop capacity to run hybrid (digital and in-person) programming and to develop a strategy to amplify its programming impact.

After a period of consultation with various stakeholders, it was decided creating a website designed as a digital venue would best serve our shared initiatives.

ArtSeen first went live in Fall 2022 and officially launched December 2023. The project continues to recruit partners to work collaboratively,  broaden contemporary art audiences and amplify the work of artist-run and community-led initiatives and the artists they present.

Would your gallery or organisation like to be an ArtSeen collaborator?

ArtSeen is managed and maintained by ARTSPLACE.  We are always looking to add to our community of contributing partners. If your organisation is interested in learning more about how to join ArtSeen, please contact

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