Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture

Vision

Exploring the boundaries of contemporary art.

Mission

Latitude 53 creates sites for the intersection of contemporary art and ideas in Alberta.

Mandate

Latitude 53 is Alberta’s leading contemporary art centre that:

  • Animates and promotes thought provoking local, national, and international visual art
  • Stimulates artistic research and education, audience engagement, and experimental art practices
  • Provides a supportive environment for artists taking risks

Values

Latitude 53 values:

  • Experimentation
  • Collaboration
  • Critical engagement
  • Artist-centredness
  • Diversity
  • Sustainability
  • Risk-taking

Board

  • President: Jessie Beier
  • Vice President: Anya Tonkonogy
  • Treasurer: Hayat Kirameddine
  • Secretary: Genevieve Simms
  • Brenda Draney
  • Derek Hopfner
  • Shafraaz Kaba
  • Erin Elizabeth Ross
  • James Smith
  • Holly Sykora
  • Executive Director: Todd Janes

To contact the Board of Directors of Latitude 53 directly, please email them at board@latitude53.org

Annual Reports

  • Download the 2012/2013 Annual Report (920.56 KB)
  • Download the 2011/2012 annual report (5.06 MB).
  • Download the 2010/2011 Latitude 53 annual report (2.82 MB).
  • Download the 2009/2010 Latitude 53 annual report.

History

Founded in 1973 by a collective of Edmonton artists, Latitude 53 is a not-for-profit artist-run centre. We provide a non-coercive environment to assure the freedom of the artist, and give the public access to new art forms. Latitude 53 supports the research and development of new artistic practices and concepts, and encourages experimentation by artists through diverse programming. While experimentation in visual culture is the emphasis of the work that Latitude 53 facilitates, we seek work in a variety of disciplines, to become a locus for experimental culture.

Staff

  • Todd Janes
    Executive Director

    Organizational Management and Administration; Exhibitions Programming; Visualeyez Curator; External Relations, and engagement — todd.janes@latitude53.org

  • Adam Waldron-Blain
    Program Coordinator

    Exhibition and Project Coordination, community gallery coordination, program and exhibitions submission queries — program@latitude53.org

    Communications, media relations, publicity, web coordination and digital relations — communications@latitude53.org

  • Skye Oleson-Cormack
    Resident Designer

    Publications, identity, promotional materials; May 2013–2014 — designer@latitude53.org

  • Karen Gill
    Development Coordinator

    Development, special events, sponsorship and partnership coordination — development@latitude53.org

  • Robyn O'Brien
    Administrative Coordinator

    Administration; Facility Rentals; Accounts payable and Receivable, Membership and Volunteer Coordination, Circle of Friends coordination, day-to-day operational management and maintenance — admin@latitude53.org


Keep in touch with Latitude 53

Visit us on Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter.

©2008 Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture | Designed and Powered by Gystworks