A key part of our programming, Episodes explore the interlinked nature of aesthetics and social organising, through public events, investigating interlinked themes and contradictions, which develop from one Episode to the next.
Arika’s Local Organising programme involves ongoing collaborative relationships with grassroots groups and community organisers in Scotland and abroad.
International collaboration has been part of our work and programming from the early days, including touring performances to New York back in 2005. Since then we were invited to curate a programme for the 2012 Whitney Biennial, resulting in "A Survey is a Process of Listening" which planted the seeds of fruitful friendships and solidarity with groups, activists and scholars in North America that continue to this day.
This collection brings together projects and events from our archive related to sex worker organising and the decriminalisation of sex work.
INSTAL was our first regular festival, running at the Arches in Glasgow from 2001 - 2010. INSTAL allowed us to cut our teeth programming some of the most exciting new experimental sound and music to UK audiences.
Kill Your Timid Notion was a series of festivals exploring experimental music, sound, film and moving image, running from 2003 - 2010 at Dundee Contemporary Arts.