Category: Members

OAAG/AOGA Member Monday Virtual Meeting: July 20, 2020

Join us next Monday, July 20th for our third OAAG/AOGA Member Monday Meet-up! Topic 1: Submission to the Canada Standing Committee on Finance The Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance has invited submissions from individuals and organizations in preparation of the 2021 Federal Budget, to be released...

OAAG/AOGA Members Reopening Directory

This list is updated as of 16 July 2020 OPENED: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Art Gallery of Burlington Art Gallery of Guelph Art Gallery of Hamilton Bata Shoe Museum Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Craft Ontario Gallery 44 Gallery Arcturus Gardiner Museum Gibson...

Provincial Update: Minister Lisa MacLeod visits Art Gallery of Burlington

Over the past several weeks, the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture Industries, has been travelling across Ontario. As the province reopens under Phase 2, she has been visiting many of the tourist attractions in various regions. This has allowed her to engage with many...

OAAG/AOGA Member Monday Virtual Meeting: June 22, 2020

Join us next Monday, June 22nd for our fourth OAAG/AOGA Member Monday Meet-up! Topic of Discussion: OAAG’s Deputation to the Provincial Committee for Finance and Economic Affairs and the Federal Standing Committee on Finance: OAAG is working on presentations for the Provincial Committee for Finance and Economic Affairs. During...

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...

OAAG/AOGA MEMBER MONDAY VIRTUAL MEET-UP SUMMARY: June 8, 2020

Our third meet-up discussed Statements in Times of Socio-Political Crisis. The current turmoil following deaths of Regis Korchinski-Paquet and George Floyd like past killings of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, has brought the issue of systemic racism to fore in socio-political discourse. Since the call for “blackout tuesday”...

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...

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

Need a little beauty in your life? Visit a Canadian museum or art gallery. Here’s how. (via Toronto Star) “As we physically isolate at home, worrying about pretty much everything, it’s more important than ever to take a minute to seek out beauty, whether it be through a painting,...

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...

IN THE NEWS

Are Canada’s Municipal Art Galleries in Crisis?  Public Art Galleries have been finding it difficult to survive let alone thrive in a fragile ecosystem. Here is a take on the state of Art Galleries in 2018. The question is how does the current relief address the Pre-Covid19 crisis? ...

Stats Canada COVID-19 Impact Survey

Statistics Canada is conducting a survey to measure the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in Canada. Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes. Although voluntary, participation from the visual arts sector is essential to ensure that the impact that COVID-19 has...

Arts Service Organizations COVID-19 Impact Survey Results

IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2020 The COVID-19 Crisis has severe impact on Art Service Organizations:Over 50% Art Service Organizations will struggle to survive  To assess the impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Art Service Organizations (ASOs), a national survey across disciplines and provinces show that almost half of 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....

OAAG Members Online

OAAG members are working to engage with audiences digitally! Here is a list of what OAAG Members are doing to make their institutions available and accessible. This list will be updated regularly. Agnes Etherington Art Centre– Using the hashtag #agnesfromhome on Instagram while sharing images from their collection to...

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...

Quotes from Ontario Art Galleries

The Arts will always rise again, but people need to feed their families, that is the most important. The arts will find a way. We are use to making amazing things out of nothing. We have more experience than anyone! Glenhyrst Art Gallery Of Brant There has been extensive...

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...

IN THE NEWS

Waging Culture 2008: the socio-economic status of Canadian visual artists (via the Art Gallery of York University) Excerpt: “Cultural Policy in Canada appears written in a vacuum. [NB: the 2012 study is located here. The 2017 study is currently underway.]If the arts were not, as economists say, an irrational pursuit,...

IN THE NEWS

Why Deaccessioning Is Never a Straight Story To many, ”deaccessioning” means ”scandal.” But it’s a valuable process—and without decent public funding for museums, it’s bound to become more common....