OAAG/AOGA JOB OPENING: Communications/Public Relations and Special Projects Assistant (YCW-BCH)

ONE POSITION: Communications/Public Relations and Special Projects Assistant (27.5 weeks contract) CONTRACT: September 14, 2020 – March 31, 2021, 9.30 am-4.30 pm, Monday to Friday (27.5 weeks for 30 hours per week) COMPENSATION: $17/hour APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 4, 2020LOCATION: Remote due to COVID-19 until OAAG deems it safe to return to officeOntario Association...

OAAG/AOGA Members Reopening Directory

This list is updated as of August 06, 2020. OPENED: Abbozzo Gallery Agnes Etherington Art Centre Art Gallery of Algoma Art Gallery of Burlington Art Gallery of Guelph Art Gallery of Hamilton Art Gallery of Northumberland Art Gallery of Ontario Art Gallery of Peterborough Art Gallery of Sudbury |...

OAAG/AOGA 2021 Pre-Budget Submission to Government of Canada

The last five months have undoubtedly brought unprecedented change to Canada’s art landscape. Prior to March, the arts in Canada were in a precarious state; and the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed that instability even further. During this time, OAAG/AOGA’s pre-budget submission to the Government of Canada in advance of...

OAAG/AOGA Member Monday Virtual Meeting: August 10, 2020

Join us on Monday, August 10, 2020 for our OAAG/AOGA Member Monday! Topic 1: Ask an Auditor David Burkes, Chartered Accountant is here to answer your questions! David will be available for the first half of our Member Monday to ask any general questions about accounting and your audit...

IN THE NEWS: Staying Engaged in a Contactless World

How do Museums Move Forward? High crowd densities and the prevalence of high-contact areas in typical museum exhibits are causing museums to question their assumptions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. From the way patrons purchase tickets and interact with those at the help desk to the way...

OAAG/AOGA Member Monday Virtual Meeting: July 20, 2020

Join us next Monday, July 20th for our third OAAG/AOGA Member Monday Meet-up! Topic 1: Submission to the Canada Standing Committee on Finance The Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance has invited submissions from individuals and organizations in preparation of the 2021 Federal Budget, to be released...

Provincial Update: Minister Lisa MacLeod visits Art Gallery of Burlington

Over the past several weeks, the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture Industries, has been travelling across Ontario. As the province reopens under Phase 2, she has been visiting many of the tourist attractions in various regions. This has allowed her to engage with many...

WEBINAR RECORDING: Scenario Planning Webinar

Co-presented with the Ontario Museum Association, OAAG/AOGA hosted a ‘Scenario Planning Webinar’ on July 14th, 2020. Judy Wolfe and Karen Wishart of Consulting Matrix facilitated a small group of sector leaders while other participants observed the process. Observing participants were able to ask questions of the panelists as they...

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...

PROVINCIAL UPDATES

Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture Industries Tele-Townhall Meeting: “Northern Ontario Tourism” – July 06, 2020 July 06, 2020 – Hon. Lisa MacLeod hosted her seventh Tele Town Hall meeting. This instalment was focused on Northern Ontario Tourism, and she was joined with Hon. Greg Rickford, Minister of...

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...