GALERIES ONTARIO / ONTARIO GALLERIES Presents PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP SERIES.
We are thrilled to present our professional development workshops to your screens where you can safely learn from home!
Join Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries for our upcoming online workshops, where senior, mid-career, and emerging professionals will gain professional knowledge, skills and practices in the public art gallery and museum sector.
COLLECTIONS AND ACCESSIBILITY – Thursday January 28th, 2021
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND YOUR COLLECTION – Thursday March 11th, 2021
HOW GALLERIES CAN STRENGTHEN COLLECTIONS – Thursday March 18th, 2021
BOARDS, ACQUISITION COMMITTEES, AND YOUR COLLECTION – Thursday March 25th, 2021
Workshop #1 – COLLECTIONS AND ACCESSIBILITY
Thursday January 28th 2021
The relationship between art and disability has a rich but complex history. Although disability arts as a sector has only recently been acknowledged and supported in Canada, disability arts as a practice by disabled artists has always existed in one form or another.
While today, we recognize that art galleries and museums are mandated to serve the ‘general public’, however, many disabled people are barred from fully experiencing what galleries have to offer. Not only can spaces exclude through physical barriers, many galleries and museums are not accessible in their programming, exhibitions and collections.
This workshop provides an introduction to disability arts, tracing the gaps in galleries; accessibility and inclusion in their programs. This workshop will also address the gaps of accessibility online. Institutions need strategies to not only make their online and physical spaces more accessible, but must actively resist the compulsory able-bodiedness of the “visual” arts as a whole.
Sessions will include:
- discussion on disability arts and justice;
- case studies discussing web and digital access and practices in gallery spaces;
- and panel discussion on current practices and the future of accessibility in the gallery sector.
Workshop #2 – PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND YOUR COLLECTION
Thursday March 11, 2021
This workshop will address how public programming is becoming an increasingly important part of engagement and audience development as museums and galleries work to attract new audiences. It will explore recent trends in programming, from engaging and activating existing collections to investigating new models such as dedicated performance programs and independent talks on broader cultural issues, inspired by works and exhibitions, which can deepen the experience. It will also address questions such as the balance between collection-based vs. independent programming and how broad thematics can be used to create a seasonal approach to content.
Workshop #3 – HOW GALLERIES CAN STRENGTHEN COLLECTIONS BY WORKING WITH ARTISTS
Thursday March 18, 2021
This workshop will focus on how galleries can work with artists to strengthen their collection. Discussions may include alternate methods of collecting, supporting artists through art making, how to work with artists and your collection, and the impacts of donations on artists.
Workshop #4 – BOARDS, ACQUISITION COMMITTEES, AND YOUR COLLECTION
Thursday March 25 2021
This workshop will be for Board members and senior leaders of art galleries and museums. It will address the role of Boards in an art gallery and museum governance, and their effect on all aspects of the institution. It will also open peer-to-peer discussion on how gallery staff and Boards can work collaboratively and collectively to advance the mission, vision and mandate of the institution, while addressing their own systematic issues within their institution.
TO REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP #1 – COLLECTIONS AND ACCESSIBILITY:
Completed registration form a then email the registration form to – Jessica Lukas, Secretariat Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line – ATTN: MAP – Workshop Series
Interested in the upcoming workshops in March? Fill out the Expression of Interest Form to receive a notification of registration opening. Fill out the form HERE
Single Day Workshop Cost:
- OAAG Members: $150.00
- General/Non-Members: $250.00
- Students (with valid student ID): $45.00
Registration includes access to the full day of presentations and discussions, supplementary materials, and any additional activities.
These workshops will all be held virtually via Zoom – Zoom link will be sent once registration payment has been processed.
GOG gratefully acknowledges the funding contribution from the Museums Assistance Program with the Department of Canadian Heritage.