Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
MICE is an online periodical devoted to critical writing and artists’ projects about and within moving image culture. It is published twice annually in Toronto, but its focus is international. The 4:3 Collective formed in response to a dearth of sustained engagement with the vicissitudes, vagaries, and victories of contemporary media arts practice. We wanted to produce discourse around contemporary moving image culture and to discuss the conditions under which media art is produced. We considered the landscape of arts publications and asked ourselves: What should (or could) a new media arts magazine look like? How would we distribute it? Which publishing traditions did we wish to continue, and which did we wish to challenge? MICE possesses: an acute awareness of the current conditions of media art production and dissemination. MICE is committed to providing: critical engagement with problems unique to the moving image; ethical and inclusive platforms for discussion; and payment for the fruits of our contributors’ labour. MICE has arrived, and it’s non-hierarchical and infinitely iterative. Current members: Aaditya Aggarwal, Marina Fathalla, Caroline Ivy, Marsya Maharani, Safia Siad. Founding and past members: Gina Badger, Christina Battle, Scott Miller Berry, Jaclyn Bruneau, Jesse Cumming, Ben Donoghue, Amy Fung, Esmé Hogeveen, Onyeka Igwe, Yaniya Lee, Esery Mondesir, and cheyanne turions.