Artist Resource Cardiff (ARC) is an artist-led, nonprofit web hub for anyone with an interest in contemporary art in Cardiff. Created as a response to a wealth of unrecognised initiatives and isolated groups, ARC helps promote artists' activities, facilitate collaboration and develop new networks nationally and internationally. ARC sees the flux of ideas and their development as vital for a creative ecology. The organisation does not acknowledge any hierarchies; it nurtures the aspirations of the visual arts community through a free online resource. Launched in February 2008 – with a Contemporary Art Pub Quiz by artist Louise Short – ARC is currently developing a programme for critical debate on contemporary art in Wales.