JOBLINE

This page contains a listing of employment opportunities of interest to OAAG members. The information is updated daily. For more information about posted positions, please contact the host institution. If you would like to submit a posting to Jobline, please email the details of the position to members@oaag.org in...

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE 2020 OAAG AWARDS

On behalf of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries / Association Ontarienne des Galeries d’Art, (OAAG/AOGA) we cordially invite you to the 43rd annual OAAG Awards and to celebrate OAAG/AOGA as it marks its 50th year as an arts service organization. This year’s OAAG Awards will be a little...

OAAG/AOGA Members Reopening Directory

This list is updated as of August 06, 2020. OPENED: Abbozzo Gallery Agnes Etherington Art Centre Art Gallery of Algoma Art Gallery of Burlington Art Gallery of Guelph Art Gallery of Hamilton Art Gallery of Northumberland Art Gallery of Ontario Art Gallery of Peterborough Art Gallery of Sudbury |...

OAAG/AOGA Reopening Framework, Protocols & Resources

Over the past several months of the COVID-19 Pandemic, public art galleries have responded and adapted as needed by their institution and community.  From being forced to close to postponing exhibitions to pivoting programming online; there has not been a one-size-fits-all approach to dealing with the pandemic.  Re-opening is...

The Executive Director of OAAG was part of the Art Gallery of Northumberland 2020 Spotlight Special – watch it here

Spotlight Special meets you in your home thanks to production support provided by Northumberland Makers and Splash Productions. This special 30-minute presentation will feature AGN’s executive director, Olinda Casimiro in conversation with community leader Lynda Kay, executive director of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Zainub Verjee, discussing the public...

FEDERAL UPDATE: Canada Revenue Agency opens applications for the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy

Today, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, opened the CERS to receive applications from qualifying organizations. These organizations can now apply directly for the subsidy for the period from September 27 to October 24, 2020 through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) My Business Account, or Represent a Client portals. Applications for...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Taking Further Action to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Effective Monday, November 23 at 12:01am. The Ontario government is moving COVID-19 hotspots Toronto and Peel Region into lockdown. Art and Culture Sector such as museums and other cultural amenities (e.g., art galleries, science centres) are CLOSED in lockdown. Measures under Lockdown include, but are not limited to: Schools,...

FEDERAL UPDATE: Modernizing Canada’s Privacy Act – Online Public Consultation

Canadians are invited to share their views on key issues, such as: the rules on when federal institutions can collect personal information how federal institutions can use the information entrusted to them when federal institutions can share personal information with other federal institutions how key concepts should be defined...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Launching New Agency to Centralize Government Procurement

The Ontario government announced the establishment of Supply Ontario, a new centralized procurement agency that will enable a whole-of-government approach to purchasing goods and services, saving taxpayers money. Supply Ontario will ensure that schools, hospitals, and the entire public sector always have the critical supplies and equipment they need...

OAAG Annual General Meeting

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) invites all members to attend our Annual General Meeting on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:30 AM (EST).  Due to the circumstances of COVID-19, we will be hosting our AGM virtually on Zoom. To receive a Zoom link and call-in details, please submit...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: City of Toronto Mandating Stricter Restrictions

Updates City of Toronto Mandating Stricter Restrictions – Transitioning into Red Zone of Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework as of November 14th: The new protections would come into effect at 12:01 a.m. this Saturday and include: Social gatherings should only be with those you live with and/or one or two essential supports...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Supporting Inclusive Communities for All Ages and Abilities

Ontario is investing $2 million over two years through its new Inclusive Community Grants program to strengthen communities and provide local opportunities for older adults and people with disabilities. Municipalities and local organizations can use the funding towards projects such as: undertaking local needs assessments to determine gaps in...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Supports Businesses, Workers and Families during COVID-19

Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement regarding the monthly employment release by Statistics Canada: “Employment in Ontario has increased by 30,600 in October, marking the fifth straight month of overall employment gains. The total number of jobs created since June is 868,600,...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Moves Public Health Unit Regions into COVID-19 Response Framework to Keep Ontario Safe and Open

TORONTO — In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, local medical officers of health, and other health experts, the province intends to move Ontario’s public health unit regions to the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework. The framework categorizes public health regions into five levels: Green-Prevent, Yellow-Protect, Orange-Restrict,...

SUMMARY: Virtual Viewing of Budget with Minister of Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, Lisa MacLeod

Virtual Viewing of Budget with Minister of Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, Lisa MacLeod – November 5th, 2020 at 4:00pm EST Full Budget and Action Plan please see link here https://budget.ontario.ca/2020/pdf/2020-ontario-budget-en.pdf  Today, Finance Minister Rod Phillips released Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover — the next phase of...

FEDERAL UPDATE: Minister Ng announces new measures to help Canadian small businesses access global markets amid COVID-19

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced new actions to help Canadian businesses grow while navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in the global marketplace. The Government of Canada launched the CanExport SMEs program—delivered through the Trade Commissioner Service—in 2016. As...

Provincial Update: Ontario to Release 2020 Provincial Budget on November 5

TORONTO — The Ontario government will release its 2020 Budget on Thursday, November 5, 2020. It will focus on protecting the health and safety of the people during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing much-needed supports to families, workers, and employers, and laying the foundation for future growth, renewal and economic...

Digital Content Support

Deadline to Apply: November 3, 2020  The McMichael Canadian Art Collection ranks among Canada’s top public galleries in size and significance and welcomes on average more than 110,000 visitors annually. The McMichael’s permanent collection consists of over 6,500 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and...