JOBLINE

This page contains a listing of employment opportunities of interest to GOG 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...

Museums at a Crossroads by Zainub Verjee

As the pandemic drags on, a cultural policy expert says Canada’s museums are not only struggling financially but are also caught in an identity crisis. Read the full article at Galleries West....

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

COMPLETED WORKSHOPS: COLLECTIONS AND ACCESSIBILITY – Thursday January 28th, 2021 (Finished) HOW GALLERIES CAN STRENGTHEN COLLECTIONS – Thursday, March 11th, 2021 (Finished) PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND YOUR COLLECTION – Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 (Finished) UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:  BOARDS, ACQUISITION COMMITTEES, AND YOUR COLLECTION A Board of Directors governs most art galleries...

OAAG/AOGA is proud to share the winners of the 2020 OAAG Awards

OAAG/AOGA celebrates Ontario’s art galleries at the 2020 OAAG/AOGA Awards For forty-three years, the Ontario Association of Art Galleries / Association Ontarienne des Galeries d’Art (OAAG/AOGA) has proudly celebrated excellence in Ontario’s public art galleries. On Monday, November 30th, 2020, members of the visual arts community across the province...

GOG 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 |...

GOG 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...

Pointing to the Art World’s Possibilities: A Speculative Future – Sharona Adamowicz-Clements & Michelle Gewurtz, Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives

This project, led by Galeries Ontario/Ontario Galleries in partnership with Akimbo, asked the curators of eight public museums and art galleries to speculate about their future through an access driven, anti-racist and anti-colonial lens. We proposed three initial questions and gathered the responses in text and video. Click on...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit

Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit  On April 28, 2021, Ontario Labour Minister Monte McNaughton stated that the province has offered to provide funding to the federal government to double the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit payments. If this is approved this new additional provincial funding workers could now receive...

Evaluator, Data Shy to Data Driven

Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries is seeking a professional Evaluator for our Data Shy to Data Driven programmed funded by Canada Heritage. This freelance role will take place over an approximately 12-month period. About Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries (formerly Ontario Association of Art...

Federal Budget for 2021 “A recovery plan for jobs, growth and resilience”

See the full Budget 2021 (HERE) Read the Media Release from the Department of Finance (HERE) April 19, 2021 The highly-anticipated Federal Budget for 2021 was released on April 19, 2021. The 2021 Federal budget “A recovery plan for jobs, growth and resilience”.  It proposes $101 billion in new...

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND YOUR COLLECTION

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND YOUR COLLECTION On Wednesday, April 14th, 2021, GOG hosted the workshop Public Engagement and Your Collection. As museums and galleries are becoming cultural hubs, they must work to attract new audiences. Public programming is becoming an increasingly important part of engagement and audience development. This workshop will...

GRANT UPDATE: $105 million Community Building Fund through OTF

The Ontario government is investing $105 million through the new Community Building Fund to support non-profit tourism, culture, sport and recreation organizations. The funding will be used to help these non-profits recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and meet the needs of their communities. Details have been...

IN THE NEWS: Ontario Supports New Greek-Canadian Heritage Museum

The Ontario government is investing $325,000 to support the planning and development of a new Greek-Canadian heritage museum to house a collection of artifacts in Toronto. The museum will serve as a new community hub and central repository of photos, historic newspapers, books and an archive of recorded histories....

FEDERAL UPDATE: Supporting Cultural Infrastructure in Hamilton

The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament (Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas), and Bob Bratina, Member of Parliament (Hamilton East–Stoney Creek), announced $206,679 in funding to help Supercrawl Productions advance the Bridgeworks Community Space project. The investment from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund will help support renovations and refurbishments that...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: The Ontario Government Releases Budget for 2021-22

The Ontario government will continue to focus on protecting people’s health and jobs through the COVID-19 pandemic when Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board, releases the 2021 Ontario Budget on March 24, 2021. The Budget will support the province’s comprehensive vaccine distribution plan, along...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Invests in the Future of Francophone Tourism

The Ontario government is investing more than $2 million to support Francophone tourism across the province, ensuring Ontario’s Francophone community continues to contribute to the province’s diverse tourism sector. This funding will support a wide range of Francophone initiatives, such as safe public performances, safe in-person Francophone festivals, and...

COVID-19 Awareness Toolkit / Trousse d’outils de sensibilisation

Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada have a number of free resources to help organizations help Canadians stay safe, healthy and informed.  The resources in this toolkit are available at Canada.ca/ coronavirus in a variety of languages. In addition, they have a toll-free line at 1-833-784-4397 (interpretation...

IN THE NEWS: Ontario Establishes Tourism Economic Recovery Task Force

Ontario Establishes Tourism Economic Recovery Task Force. It will be chaired by former MPP and Cabinet minister Tim Hudak, and give expert advice and recommendations on how to help the province’s $36-billion tourism industry recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing strategies and advice that will help position Ontario and...

Administrator

RiverBrink Art Museum is a fine art museum located in the village of Queenston, situated between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Position: RiverBrink Art Museum requires an Administrator for a full-time position. The Administrator supports daily operations, providing essential administrative support to RiverBrink Staff, Board, and Volunteers. This position...

LETTER TO THE MINISTER OF FINANCE: PROVINCIAL BUDGET CONSULTATIONS

This year, the province of Ontario invited written submissions to inform budget consultations to be sent to The Honourable Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance. Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries is part of an advocacy coalition called the Provincial Arts Service Organizations of Ontario (PASO/OPSA) and below is the letter...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Expands Eligibility for Main Street Relief Grant

TORONTO – The Ontario government is expanding the number of small businesses that can apply for the Main Street Relief Grant to help offset the costs of purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) to cautiously and gradually reopen in parts of the province. Small businesses with 2 to 19 employees...