For almost 40 years, you have known us as SAW Video Co-op, SAW Video Media Arts Centre or just SAW Video. You got us mixed up with SAW Gallery, you stopped wondering what “SAW” actually stands for. And if you were not privy to what we actually do, you have mistaken us for a video rental store. You have.
Coming out of hiding from our end-of-dark-corridor basement location into bright open space for all the world to see, we think it is time to let the world know what we do – we are Ottawa’s DIGITAL ARTS RESOURCE CENTRE, in short: DARC.
We still are non-profit, charitable and artist-run space of joyful creativity and inspiration and collaboration. We will continue to foster the growth and development of artists through access to equipment, training, mentorship, and programming, support a diverse community of media artists empowered by technology, programming and the exchange of ideas.