Category: Advocacy

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...

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...

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...

OAAG’s RESPONSE digital platform gains high traffic Nationally

OAAG continues to work remotely and is actively engaged with the stakeholders on behalf of its membership. To address the new realities of working remotely, we set up this new Digital platform for the COVID19 Crisis—RESPONSE OAAG. The primary thought was two-fold: one, to activate communication channels for the...

BREAKING: Update from the Office of the Minister of Candian Heritage

Update from Irene Cheung, Policy Advisor, Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage The Government of Canada is providing $500 million in 2020-21 to establish a new COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations to help address the complex financial needs of affected organizations within these...

ADVOCACY: Letter of Recommendations for COVID Response

On behalf of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and the Visual Arts Sector, Executive Director Zainub Verjee wrote to the Honourable Lisa MacLeod (Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries), The Honourable Rod Phillips (Minister of Finance), The Honourable Monte McNaughton (Minister of Labour, Training and Skills...

ADVOCACY: Letter to the Honourable Minister MacLeod

On behalf of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and the Visual Arts Sector, Executive Director Zainub Verjee wrote to the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries with recommendations on how the Government of Ontario can support Public Art Galleries during this critical time....

MEDIA RELEASE

OAAG Advocating for the Visual Arts Sector in COVID19 Crisis Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) is the leading voice of the Public Art Galleries in advocacy to the government and its agencies represents over 270 members belonging to the Public Art Galleries sector across 63 communities throughout the...

OAAG From Home

OAAG is working from home and working for you. We continue to be a leading voice in Canada’s cultural sector and are working to ensure your voice is represented in conversations with key stakeholders and at all levels of government. Even though our ‘offices’ may look a bit different,...

Executive Director, Zainub Verjee’s Message

OAAG's platform for the COVID-19 crisis response, where our membership, stakeholders and media professionals can come together for sharing information, discussions and advice....

Networks and Organizations For You

This page will be updated regularly and feature networks and organizations that could benefit you, your institution, and many arts and cultural workers. Leadership Emergency Arts Network (LEAN)LEAN is an immediate, grassroots, pro bono response network to help Canadian professional non-profit arts organizations (big and small) deal with what...

Impact Report Update: Membership

Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) in the second phase of our COVID-19 Impact study with input from 60% of our stakeholders, grave concerns regarding the business continuity of these organizations have been raised. Over the next six months, across Ontario, the Public Art Galleries will have a conservative...

Covid-19 Funding Body Updates

Here we’ll gather together links to the statements and resources offered by the different funding bodies that are connected to the public art gallery sector. Organization Link Canada Council for the Arts Covid-19 – info update Ontario Arts Council COVID-19 – OAC activity updates Toronto Arts Council Helping Toronto’s...