Category: News

UPDATED: COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund: Final Component of Phase 2 Announced

July 07, 2020 – Final Component of Phase 2 Announced The Department of Canadian Heritage announced today the final component of the $500M COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund that was launched in May. This final component of Phase 2 will support arts and culture organizations that do not receive funds...

OAAG/AOGA Submission to Ontario Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries/Association ontarienne des galeries d’art (OAAG/AOGA) had the opportunity to present to the Ontario Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs regarding the Culture and Heritage sectors. On Friday, 26 June, OAAG President, York Lethbridge, and OAAG Executive Director, Zainub Verjee, presented on behalf...

OAAG/AOGA Member Monday Virtual Meeting: July 6, 2020

Join us on July 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM for our bi-weekly OAAG/AOGA Member Monday Meet-Up! Topics of Discussion: Review of OAAG’s Deputation to the Provincial Committee for Finance and Economic Affairs: Last week OAAG made a presentation to the Provincial Committee for Finance and Economic Affairs. Zainub will...

IN THE NEWS: A Crisis of Whiteness in Canada’s Art Museums

At Canada’s four largest art museums, the top leadership is all white—and the majority of their boards and senior leadership is too. What does this say about the possibilities for change in a moment when institutions are responding to calls for structural transformation? (Via Canadian Art)...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Toronto and Peel Region Moving into Stage 2

It was announced today that both Toronto Public Health and Peel Public Health will enter Stage 2 on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 12:01 AM. They will join 31 other public health regions that entered Stage 2 on June 12 and June 19th, 2020.  This decision was made in...

IN THE NEWS: More than welcome

Just how public are public galleries? As spaces begin to reopen, a curator asks if access, equity and care could be the new metrics. (via Canadian Art)...

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...

FAQ: Important CEWS Budgeting Considerations by Young Associates

As more and more businesses move out of the emergency phase and into the planning phase of the pandemic, considerations surrounding CEWS and other government supports available throughout the rest of the year are top of mind. We want to make sure you understand provisions of CEWS that may...

IN THE NEWS: Quartier des spectacles: si vous déconfinez, ils viendront sûrement

Un sondage Léger mené auprès des habitués du Quartier des spectacles, à Montréal, montre qu’une majorité forte d’entre eux serait prête à revenir sur les lieux pour consommer certains types d’activités culturelles une fois les mesures de confinement levées. Si ce retour — que les chiffres montrent progressif —...

IN THE NEWS: When are Canada’s culture goers willing to come back to the arts?

TORONTO – (June 9, 2020) – Business / Arts, the National Arts Centre and Nanos Research have come together to gauge Canadians’ attitudes on returning to indoor and outdoor arts and culture events across Canada. Over 1,000 people were polled through the Arts Response Tracking Survey (ARTS). The results offer valuable insight...