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Statement on Arc’s Code of Ethics

Artists and art institutions need to be clear and deliberate about the kind of culture we are working to foster. Arc’s intent is to be part of the move to a more inclusive and safer cultural milieu. We will decline to work with artists who promote and perpetuate racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia or other forms of oppression. We will support those who are working to eliminate hatred, violence – including sexual violence and oppression – and working to nurture an inclusive, diverse, and just culture.

Arc’s intent is to be guided by these values in our choices about whom to associate with and whose work to engage with. Arc will express these values also in transparent policy. We affirm the codes of conduct and ethics that we are already committed to through our funding relationships. We will supplement those with, on one hand, policy for the magazine’s content and operations that strives to eliminate hatred and oppression and, on the other hand, a policy for the magazine as a working environment and platform for artists that must be free of harassment and violence.