May 19 — Sustaining Collectives and Emerging Organizations in the Arts

As part of an ongo­ing series of dis­cus­sions respond­ing to the needs of arts groups in the COVID-19 cri­sis the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario part­nered with Crit­i­cal Dis­tance Cen­tre for Cura­tors to host con­ver­sa­tions with emerg­ing arts orga­ni­za­tions and col­lec­tives. This open let­ter pro­pos­es a pro­gram to address one of the core issues iden­ti­fied […] Read More

Gamma Space Collaborative Studio

  Gam­ma Space Col­lab­o­ra­tive Stu­dio is a non­prof­it cowork­ing space and shared resource hub for any­one work­ing in — and exper­i­ment­ing with — games and inter­ac­tive dig­i­tal media. www.gammaspace.ca   Read More

Case Works – Peer Support Network Now Available

MANO is pleased to announce the launch of the Case Works – Peer Sup­port Net­work. Build­ing on MANO’s mod­el of direct peer to peer sup­port as a prac­ti­cal and polit­i­cal frame­work for mutu­al aid Case Works seeks to expand our net­work and make these sup­ports more acces­si­ble. Man­aged by an affin­i­ty group of artists and […] Read More

Statement of Solidarity – On the Payment of Artists

Since mid-March 2020 MANO has been meet­ing with mem­ber orga­ni­za­tions and media arts groups from across Cana­da to dis­cuss the impacts of the COVID-19 cri­sis. This work includes numer­ous sub-com­mit­tees and affin­i­ty groups address­ing spe­cif­ic issues, the clar­i­fi­ca­tion of pay scales for the dis­sem­i­na­tion of artists work online has been one group. This state­ment of sol­i­dar­i­ty […] Read More

COVID-19 Resources for Artists & Arts Organizations

Updat­ed  May 19, 2020 From the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment Cana­da Emer­gency Busi­ness Account Cana­da Emer­gency Com­mer­cial Rent Assis­tance (CECRA)  Cana­da Emer­gency Response Ben­e­fit ***Emer­gency Sup­port Fund for Cul­tur­al, Her­itage and Sport Orga­ni­za­tions*** Wage Sub­sidy for Small Busi­ness (Includ­ing Char­i­ties and Not-for-Prof­its)  Canada’s COVID-19 Response Plan Eng­lish and French From the Depart­ment of Cana­di­an Her­itage Infor­ma­tion for […] Read More

May 5 — “Gently Down The Stream”: Planning For Online Film Festivals

A case study in going online with Images Fes­ti­val  Host­ed by Images Fes­ti­val and the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario (MANO) Tues­day May 5, 4:00 PM ET – 5:30 PM ET  RSVP to images@imagesfestival.com with your name and orga­ni­za­tion­al affil­i­a­tion (if applic­a­ble) to receive a login.  With the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic forc­ing the can­cel­la­tion and/or post­pone­ment […] Read More

May 4 — Second Small or Emerging Arts Organizations and Collectives: COVID-19 Online Check-In

Host­ed by the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario (MANO) and Crit­i­cal Dis­tance Cen­tre for Cura­tors (CDCC) Mon­day May 4, 11:00 AM ET – 12:30 PM ET RSVP with your name and group to: membership@mano-ramo.ca to receive login infor­ma­tion. Lead­ers of small or emerg­ing arts orga­ni­za­tions and col­lec­tives: join the con­tin­u­ing con­ver­sa­tion on how we can […] Read More

April 29 — Rent 101: Issues and strategies for artist and culture workers during COVID-19

with Sagan Yee, Nadine Lessio, Cole Web­ber and Car­rie Per­reault Wednes­day April 29 5–7pm Co-pre­sent­ed by Trin­i­ty Square Video and MANO (Media Arts Net­work of Ontario) To reg­is­ter, email karina@trinitysquarevideo.com. URL link pro­vid­ed upon reg­is­tra­tion. Many artists and cul­ture work­ers are under eco­nom­ic pres­sure and trau­ma regard­ing their employ­ment and abil­i­ty to pay for hous­ing […] Read More

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show

Toron­to Out­door Pic­ture Show (TOPS) is a local not-for-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cat­ed to bring­ing high qual­i­ty, acces­si­ble, diverse, and engag­ing out­door film pro­gram­ming to com­mu­ni­ties across the city. Christie Pits Film Fes­ti­val (CPFF) is its sig­na­ture project, and Toron­to’s largest pub­lic out­door film fes­ti­val. TOpictureshow.com Read More