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)...

WEBINAR RECORDING: Planning to Reopen Your Museum or Gallery – A Conversation

Monday, June 15, 2020,  10:00am Presented in collaboration with theOntario Museum Association (OMA) As restrictions in Ontario begin to loosen, museums and galleries are beginning to look at the possibility of reopening. With many questions and uncertainties, institutions are looking for ways to proceed in a way that keeps everyone...

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 —...

OAAG/AOGA MEMBER MONDAY VIRTUAL MEET-UP SUMMARY: June 8, 2020

Our third meet-up discussed Statements in Times of Socio-Political Crisis. The current turmoil following deaths of Regis Korchinski-Paquet and George Floyd like past killings of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, has brought the issue of systemic racism to fore in socio-political discourse. Since the call for “blackout tuesday”...

Digital Data Mixer, July 7 & 8th 2020.

Digital Data Mixer Presented by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) Two- Day Professional Development & Networking Opportunity July 7 & 8, 2020 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Online Zoom Event Art Galleries exist within a digital data ecosystem – are YOU tapping into your potential?   Vast...

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...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Some galleries and museums can reopen in Phase 2

Today, the Ontario government announced that it is moving forward with a regional approach to Stage 2 of reopening the province. In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and local health officials, the government is easing restrictions in communities where it is safe to do so, based...

OAAG/AOGA ADVOCACY STATEMENT

Ontario Association of Art Galleries Advocacy Statement, published May 28, 2020 (English) Déclaration de defense du secteur de l’OAAG/AOGA, publié le 28 mai 2020 (Français)...

OAAG / AOGA JOB OPENING: Zoom Tech Host for Digital Data Mixer

Remote Application Deadline: June 9, 2020 The Ontario Association of Art Galleries is hosting a 2-day online Zoom webinaire on July 7 & 8, 2020. The event, Digital Data Mixer, will bring together key professionals from the public art gallery sector to build digital literacy in working with the many...

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...

DATA: VALUE STUDY OF GLAMS IN CANADA

Canadian galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) form an integral part of the fabric of our nation, enriching the lives of millions of visitors of all ages, backgrounds and regions every year. Collectively known as the GLAM sector, ours is an industry that regularly punches above its weight. Non-profit...