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Located on the northern edge of the Carleton University campus, Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) serves campus and civic communities. The gallery operates in an evolving environment that is grounded in inquiry and the open exchange of ideas.
CUAG fosters inclusive opportunities for art-based learning. We facilitate spaces of reflection and action around the ideas raised by the artists who anchor our exhibition, public and publication programs. We mentor and support emerging cultural workers. We care for the University’s art collection, an important resource for research, teaching and display.
CUAG is committed to unlearning. This means acknowledging and mitigating the histories, relations and structures of power that shape our practices and partnerships. Our goal is to make consistent progress toward becoming a more just, equitable, representative and accessible organization.
These learning and unlearning processes take place in the context of our identity as a colonial institution located on the traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Nation, and in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s and the Black Lives Matter movement’s calls for anti-racist action and accountability.
Our work is also guided by four Carleton University documents: Kinàmàgawin, the Draft Recommendations for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Institutional Action, the Strategic Integrated Plan and the Coordinated Accessibility Strategy.