Provincial Update: Ontario Supporting Local Festivals and Events

Ontario is investing $9 million through the new Reconnect Festival and Event Program to support municipalities and event organizers during COVID-19. This funding will be used to maintain public safety requirements and allow people to reconnect with their communities through online, drive-through and other innovative experiences.Funding may be used for...

Provincial Update: Government of Canada supports tourism in Prince Edward County

Parliamentary Secretary Kate Young announces $500,000 to strengthen the tourism sector in Prince Edward County and help the industry maintain jobs. With this support, Prince Edward County, in partnership with the local Chamber of Commerce, will provide non-repayable contributions of up to $20,000 to local tourism-oriented businesses. The funds...

Recording: OAAG E.D. Speaks on Arts Service Organizations at Humber College

Zainub Verjee, Executive Director of OAAG, speaking on Arts Service Organization segment in a virtual tête-à-tête with Anne-Frost, Program Coordinator, Arts Administration and Cultural Management at Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. View the recording of the conversation here....

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...

Speech from the Throne: Governor General Julie Payette

On September 22, 2020, Governor General Julie Payette delivered the Speech from the Throne, “this is not the time for austerity … Canadians should not have to choose between health and their job, just like Canadians should not have to take on debt that their government can better shoulder”....

2020 OAAG/AOGA Awards Nomination Package

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) has proudly celebrated excellence in Ontario’s public art galleries through the annual OAAG/AOGA Awards, a keystone event in our cultural calendar.  By now, planning for the 2020 awards season should be well underway; however, the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated a few changes....

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...

OAAG E.D., Zainub Verjee, in the National Post

An excerpt: In the world of Canadian art galleries, the pandemic brought financial havoc, personal stress and organizational chaos. Exhibits years in the making closed suddenly or never opened. Travelling shows were put off or cancelled. For months, in most parts of the country, patrons couldn’t come inside. Ontario...