OAAG RESOURCES FOR REOPENING

As restrictions are being lifted, we are here to help you navigate this challenging process. We are compiling resources, tools, and perspectives on how you and your institution can begin to strategize about reopening. OAAG is currently working on a Reopening Framework and Procotols Guide that will be available...

OAAG MEMBER MONDAY VIRTUAL MEET-UP SUMMARY: May 25, 2020

We held our second Member Monday Meet-Up on May 25, 2020! Our second meeting discussed how a “Digital Engagement Strategy and Fund’ could help institutions during and post-COVID crisis. Members echoed that the sudden shift to digital has been a learing curve, but has opened up a space for...

PROVINCIAL UPDATES

Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture Industries Tele-Townhall Meeting May 20, 2020 MAY 20, 2020 – Minister of Heritage The Ontario Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, Lisa MacLeod, hosted a Tele-Townhall Meeting to more than 800 callers updating the Province’s response to COVID-19 and how...

DATA: VALUE STUDY OF GLAMS IN CANADA

Canadian galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) form an integral part of the fabric of our nation, enriching the lives of millions of visitors of all ages, backgrounds and regions every year. Collectively known as the GLAM sector, ours is an industry that regularly punches above its weight. Non-profit...

IN THE NEWS: POST PANDEMIC THE ARTS WILL NEED OUR SUPPORT

“Our lives have changed in so many ways during the extraordinary times of the COVID-19 pandemic. We all applaud the bravery and dedication of essential workers in our health system, food chain, deliveries, safety, and more. Meanwhile, we have stayed at home and not seen extended family members and...

BREAKING: DETAILS RELEASED FOR $500M EMERGENCY SUPPORT FUND FROM CANADIAN HERITAGE

Today, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Steven Guilbeault released mroe details about the $500 Million allocated to Canadian Heritage to address COVID-19’s Impact on the Cultural Sector. The Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations is an additional temporary relief measure created to...

MEMBER MONDAY VIRTUAL MEET-UP: May 4, 2020

We held our first Member Monday Virtual Meet-Up on May 4th, 2020! The first meeting discussed how a ‘Public Art Gallery Relief Fund”  could help institutions during the COVID-19 crisis.  The discussion focused on funding needed for survival, adaptation, and the digital. Funding needs to focus on Survival and...

IN THE NEWS: Winnipeg Art Gallery Prepares for reopening

Museums and art galleries are among the locations allowed to open up when Manitoba begins loosening restrictions on non-essential businesses on May 4. (via CTV News) OAAG will be looking at how the Winnipeg Art Gallery reopens closely including their protocols and procedures for ensuring public safety. We will...

IN THE NEWS

Spreadsheet Highlights Major Income Disparities at Cultural Institutions (via Hyperallergic) According to a document by the group Indebted Cultural Workers, MoMA Director Glenn Lowry takes home about 48 times the salary of an education assistant and the museum....