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THE LOOP

About

The Loop is a space of collaboration & experimental learning fueled by Digital Arts Resource Centre (DARC), located in Ottawa, Ontario. The Loop predominantly functions as a collaborative, co-working space for DARC members. The Loop also presents experimental workshops, collaborative-freeform education and development opportunities, artist residencies, community access lectures, technical demonstrations and much more for those working and experimenting in the field of media arts. The Loop wants to raise a new generation of media artists who are curiously vulnerable, collaborative and weird.

Programs

Plan-F

Plan F was Digital Arts Resource Centre (DARC)’s six month series aimed at supporting womxn and their allies in celebrating and creating our collective future within the video and media art industry. The series, which took place in 2019, featured action-oriented workshops, talks and screenings intended to build skills, expand experience, broaden knowledge, and increase and sustain womxn’s representation and influence within the industry.

Night School is Digital Arts Resource Centre (DARC)’s free lecture series designed to provide the basic fundamentals of video, film and media art history, theories and current topics of significance. Night School was initiated as a resistance reaction to the OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) funding cuts in 2018.

W.I.P. was a drop-in, meetup event. No registration required.

This event was held with an open door policy. DARC staff was on site to provide tours of our facilities and more information on our memberships and artist opportunities.

To celebrate the opening of the 2019 Eve Film Festival, Digital Arts Resource Centre (DARC) co-hosted their annual Womxn in Film Mixer, a networking opportunity for womxn working in the film industry on OCTOBER 25 2019. This event was geared towards womxn and womxn-identifying filmmakers, crew (including hair and makeup artists!) techs and actors. 

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