Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture


Exploring the boundaries of contemporary art.


Latitude 53 creates sites for the intersection of contemporary art and ideas in Alberta.


Latitude 53 is Alberta’s leading contemporary art centre that:

  • Animates and promotes thought provoking local, national, and international visual art
  • Stimulates artistic research and education, audience engagement, and experimental art practices
  • Provides a supportive environment for artists taking risks


Latitude 53 values:

  • Experimentation
  • Collaboration
  • Critical engagement
  • Artist-centredness
  • Diversity
  • Sustainability
  • Risk-taking

Strategic Plan

For more detail on how we intend to support our values from 2013-2018, download our Strategic Plan (91.51 KB).


  • President: Sean Garritty
  • VP human resources: Robert Sleight
  • VP advocacy & fundraising: Max Amerongen
  • Treasurer: Eda Chan
  • Secretary: Andrew Dizon
  • Kyle Beal
  • Elizabeth Belliveau
  • Chelsea Boos
  • Brenda Draney
  • Natalya Lynch
  • Eric Newby

To contact the Board of Directors of Latitude 53 directly, please email them at

Annual Reports

  • Download the 2015/16 Annual Report
    (627 KB)
  • Download the 2014/15 Annual Report
  • Download the 2013/2014 Annual Report (7.2 MB)
  • Download the 2012/2013 Annual Report (920.56 KB)
  • Download the 2011/2012 Annual Report (5.06 MB)
  • Download the 2010/2011 Annual Report (2.82 MB)
  • Download the 2009/2010 Annual Report


Founded in 1973 by a collective of Edmonton artists, Latitude 53 is a not-for-profit artist-run centre. We provide a non-coercive environment to assure the freedom of the artist, and give the public access to new art forms. Latitude 53 supports the research and development of new artistic practices and concepts, and encourages experimentation by artists through diverse programming. While experimentation in visual culture is the emphasis of the work that Latitude 53 facilitates, we seek work in a variety of disciplines, to become a locus for experimental culture.


  • Michelle Schultz
    Interim Executive Director

    Oversees operations of the artist-run centre —

  • Adam Waldron-Blain
    Program Coordinator

    Exhibition and project coordination, community gallery coordination, program and exhibitions submission queries —

      Michael McInnis
      Administrative Coordinator

      Volunteer coordination, rentals, and general administrative matters —

Latitude 53 Society of Artists acknowledges Treaty 6 territory; the ancestral and traditional territory of the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, as well as the Métis. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples whose footsteps have marked these lands for generations. Our recognition of this land is an act of reconciliation and an expression of our gratitude for those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.

Latitude 53 Society of Artists is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within our own organization and strives to provide and maintain a fair and equitable environment for all by valuing and respecting individual differences for our enrichment and that of the community we serve.

Latitude 53’s gallery spaces and washroom are barrier free and the washrooms are non-gendered.

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