Category: Members

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...

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....