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History & Mandate

Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre presents contemporary visual and media art. Located on Treaty 4 Territory/Regina, we connect audiences to the work of emerging and mid-career artists primarily from Saskatchewan and Canada.

Launched in 1982, Neutral Ground was formed to advance the artistic concerns of professional Canadian artists with an emphasis on contributing to a context for new and experimental artworks and ideas shaped by social forces and currencies in the art world.

Mission:
  • To provide a professional venue for exhibitions and presentations
  • To facilitate meaningful experiences with art
  • To engage our audiences in critical dialogues
Neutral Ground serves a wide community that includes:
  • Our members
  • Artists
  • Arts communities in Regina and beyond
  • The National Network of Artist Run Centres including affiliated advocacy groups such as ARCA and PARCA
  • Broader publics
Images 1-3: Nida Home Doherty, “Neutral Ground,” floating installation and performance in Wascana Lake, SK. (1982).
Neutral Ground engages audiences with contemporary art through:
  • Programming that includes exhibitions, performances, and special events
  • Outreach that includes artist talks, workshops, exhibition catalogues, and critical writing

Vision & Values

Neutral Ground is dedicated to the core principles of artist-run culture. We are:
  • Member-driven and artist-responsive
  • Committed to emerging artists and experimental art practices
  • Professional in all our dealings with artists, contractors, staff, and the public
  • Committed to equitable hiring and programming that reflects diverse and underrepresented communities
  • Accountable for the use of public funds
  • Vital members of Regina’s art community who foster greater understanding and appreciation of the arts within the broader public