Category: News

REQUEST FOR INTEREST FOR ARTWORK OPPORTUNITIES

CMHC Artwork Opportunities – Request for Interest CMHC seeks artist professionals or artist teams to submit qualifications for the opportunity to design, fabricate and install permanent artworks. This is a two-stage competition managed through an internal selection committee at CMHC, this call for submissions provides information, details and submission...

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...

215 Indigenous children – Statement and Actions

Content warning: The following statement references Canada’s residential school system  A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected.  The emotional and crisis referral services can be accessed by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419. The Indian...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Investing in Community Museums

The Ontario government is investing more than $4.9 million through the Community Museum Operating Grant to support community museums across our province. The grant provides operating funding to eligible community museums, which may be used to fund staff salaries and museum maintenance, or for building and preserving collections, exhibitions...

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...

IN THE NEWS: Ontario Providing Training for Tourism Jobs

The Ontario government is investing $1.25 million through Destination Northern Ontario to provide 300 people with free training to work in Northern Ontario’s tourism industry. The project will benefit people who have lost their jobs because of COVID-19 and benefit businesses and employers by ensuring they have the resources...

IN THE NEWS: Culture and Heritage Priorities Discussed at Annual Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Culture and Heritage

Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) ministers responsible for culture and heritage held their annual meeting to discuss common priorities for 2021–2022. The meeting was co-hosted by the Honourable Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women for Alberta, and the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian...

IN THE NEWS: Ontario Supporting Cultural Tourism and Local Events

Ontario is providing more than $4 million to 54 cultural tourism organizations through the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund to help develop, promote and present high-quality, high-profile events that strengthen the economies of communities across Ontario. Today, Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries announced the recipients from the latest...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Three-Step Roadmap to Safety Reopen Ontario

Premier Doug Ford joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced the province’s reopening plan today. Premier Ford states, “We are seeing increasingly positive trends and key public health indicators. As a result, we’re now in a position to look...

The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) COVID-19 impact survey

The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) has created a survey that is open to all nonprofits in Ontario (including charities, nonprofit co-operatives and grassroots groups) with a mission to serve a public benefit. They would like to have 10 minutes of your time to provide vital data on the financial,...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Ontario Extending Stay-at-Home Order Until June 2

With the new, more contagious variants continuing to pose significant risks, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended the Stay-at-Home Order (O. Reg. 265/21) until at least June 2, 2021. All public health and workplace safety measures under the provincewide emergency brake...

BOARDS, ACQUISITION COMMITTEES, AND YOUR COLLECTION

On May 12th, 2021, Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries hosted a workshop on Boards, Acquisitions Committees, and Your Collections. The focus of this workshop was to help build more board literacy and open up the communication pathways between board members and staff. Ultimately giving participants tools, skills, and strategies...

FEDERAL UPDATE: IMPACTS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON THE ARTS, CULTURE, HERITAGE AND SPORT SECTORS

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage has just published its report on the impact of COVID-19 on arts, culture, heritage, media, and sport.  You can find it here: https://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/43-2/CHPC/report-4 Key recommendations for arts and culture include the following:   Recommendations 1The Committee recommends that the Department of Canadian Heritage strikea committee to...

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...

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....

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...