MANO/RAMO is the voice of the Ontario media arts sector! It is our role to advocate for improved working conditions, funding equity, and opportunities for media artists across the province and to raise awareness and understanding of the media arts.

We are just beginning our work in shaping the future of Ontario’s media arts sector. Make sure your voice is heard and that the issues you are concerned about are on the agenda. Please contact us with any advocacy issues you would like to bring to our attention or campaigns that we can promote to our membership.

One of MANO/RAMO’s key roles is to under­take advo­ca­cy ini­tia­tives on behalf of our mem­ber orga­ni­za­tions and the media arts com­mu­ni­ty at large. MANO/RAMO is com­mit­ted to work­ing with mem­bers, fun­ders, and com­mu­ni­ties to cre­ate appre­ci­a­tion, under­stand­ing, and artis­tic and pro­fes­sion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties for media arts admin­is­tra­tors and inde­pen­dent artists. We also play a key role in sup­port­ing the cur­rent and ongo­ing advo­ca­cy ini­tia­tives of our peers at the local, provin­cial and nation­al lev­el.

MANO/RAMO is com­mit­ted to cre­at­ing under­stand­ing of and appre­ci­a­tion for the impor­tant role of the media arts on the artis­tic land­scape in Ontario. As a young and grow­ing dis­ci­pline, the media arts is his­tor­i­cal­ly under-fund­ed in com­par­i­son to tra­di­tion­al dis­ci­plines and we will con­tin­ue to strive for equi­ty at all lev­els for the sec­tor.

Suc­cess­ful advo­ca­cy requires an entire com­mu­ni­ty and we wel­come the feed­back and par­tic­i­pa­tion of mem­bers and non-mem­bers on mat­ters relat­ing to the media arts sec­tor in Ontario. If you have an advo­ca­cy mat­ter you would like to dis­cuss with MANO/RAMO we look for­ward to hear­ing from you here.

MANO/RAMO sup­ports the fol­low­ing advo­ca­cy ini­tia­tives being led by orga­ni­za­tions in Ontario and across Cana­da.

Relat­ed Advo­ca­cy Ini­tia­tives:

Toron­to Stop the Cuts
IMAA Advo­ca­cy
CARFAC Ontario Advo­ca­cy