Established in 1980, Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre is an artist-run centre and the only media arts centre in Atlantic Canada that supports all forms of media art including audio, film, video, and new media.
Struts & Faucet is located on the unceded ancestral lands of the Mi’kmaq Nation and the Wolastoquyik (Maliseet) peoples. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Wolastoqiyik/Wәlastәkwiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik/Wәlastәkwiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations. We acknowledge, honour, and pay respect to the traditional owners and custodians of this land.
Struts & Faucet is dedicated to:
- Presenting exceptional contemporary art to the public through exhibitions, artist residencies, screenings, and performances.
- Providing public workshops on a wide variety of contemporary art methods and concepts.
- Facilitating public artist talks and lectures by artists and arts professionals.
- Operating a resource library of contemporary film and video and texts on contemporary art, and;
- Promoting the development of media art by providing training, facilities and specialized equipment.
Struts & Faucet is a member of the Association of Artist-Run Centres from the Atlantic, the Atlantic Provinces Art Gallery Association, and the Independent Media Arts Alliance.