Category: Members

2021 GOG Awards Nomination Package

Nominations are now open for the 2021 GOG Awards! Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries (GOG) has proudly celebrated excellence in Ontario’s public art galleries through the annual Awards program, a keystone event in our cultural calendar. For the 44th GOG Awards, we are focused on the excellence, innovation, and...

Call to Action: #SupportVisualArtsON

Art galleries and museums in Ontario have spent almost all of 2021 with their doors closed to the public. During this time, they have worked diligently to develop and detail customized COVID-19 protocols. From our membership survey, over 85% of Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries member art galleries and...

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...

Results from the NATIONAL ARTS AND CULTURE IMPACT SURVEY

Most arts and culture organizations are holding on for now, but very high stress levels suggest that the impact of the pandemic aren’t just economic, according to the newly released results of the November 2020 National Arts and Culture Impact Survey (NACIS). The survey results painted an overall picture...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries Presents: Collections and Accessibility Workshop

On January 28, 2021, Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries hosted the workshop Collections and Accessibility. We were thrilled that we could present our innovative and incomparable professional development workshop to your screens, where you can learn safely from home! Collections and Accessibility The relationship between art and disability has...

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...

Message from the Prime Minister of Canada on Ontario Association of Art Galleries Awards

It is with great pleasure that I welcome everyone to the 43rd Ontario Association of  Art Galleries (OAAG) Awards.  Since its establishment, the OAAG has served as an essential voice for public art galleries in Ontario, while helping to maintain a high standard in the care and presentation of art. During this difficult period for...

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...

Upcoming Program: Curator Conversations

CURATOR CONVERSATIONS:“INSTITUTIONS – REMNANTS, REBORN, RESETTLED” An Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG / AOGA) special event presented in partnership with the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) Tuesday, October 27 at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET The event was filled with networking and conversation on contemporary curatorial...

OAAG/AOGA Member Monday: October 19th, 2020

Join us October 19th for our OAAG/AOGA Member Monday Meet-up! Our Member Monday Meet-ups are an opportunity for OAAG/AOGA members to check-in with one another and discuss the challenges they are currently facing during the COVID-19 crisis. These meetings will not only offer peer-discussed solutions, but will be a...

OAAG/AOGA Member Monday: September 28th, 2020

Join us next Monday, September 28th for our OAAG/AOGA Member Monday Meet-up! Our Member Monday Meet-ups are an opportunity for OAAG/AOGA members to check-in with one another and discuss the challenges they are currently facing during the COVID-19 crisis. These meetings will not only offer peer-discussed solutions, but will...

OAAG/OAGA Member Monday: September 14th, 2020

Join us next Monday, September 14th for our OAAG/AOGA Member Monday Meet-up! Our Member Monday Meet-ups are an opportunity for OAAG/AOGA members to check-in with one another and discuss the challenges they are currently facing during the COVID-19 crisis. These meetings will not only offer peer-discussed solutions, but will...

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 |...

OAAG/AOGA 2021 Pre-Budget Submission to Government of Canada

The last five months have undoubtedly brought unprecedented change to Canada’s art landscape. Prior to March, the arts in Canada were in a precarious state; and the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed that instability even further. During this time, OAAG/AOGA’s pre-budget submission to the Government of Canada in advance of...

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...

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...

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...