January 23, Windsor: Funding and Organizing Media Arts and Artist-Run Culture

Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 23rd, 2019
6:30 to 8:00 PM
Arts Coun­cil Wind­sor & Region
1942 Wyan­dotte St E, Wind­sor, ON

The Arts Coun­cil Wind­sor & Region (ACWR) is pleased to host a dis­cus­sion with MANO-RAMO, the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario cov­er­ing fund­ing and build­ing col­lec­tives and orga­ni­za­tions. This ses­sion will pro­vide an oppor­tu­ni­ty for indi­vid­ual media artists and emerg­ing orga­ni­za­tions and col­lec­tives to come togeth­er and dis­cuss the field with­in the region; along with fund­ing and col­lec­tive solu­tions.

The dis­cus­sion will be guid­ed by a short sur­vey cir­cu­lat­ed in advance to those who RSVP, by email to: info@acwr.net

Orga­ni­za­tions and col­lec­tives in the region may book free half hour con­sul­ta­tions with MANO staff between 1:00pm and 5:00pm on Jan­u­ary 23 by email­ing: info@acwr.net, with the sub­ject line: Mano Meet­ing.

Inclusive Arts London






Inclu­sive Arts Lon­don is a region­al col­lec­tive based on the social mod­el of dis­abil­i­ty and is ded­i­cat­ed to devel­op­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for Deaf artists, dis­abled artists and artists from mar­gin­al­ized com­mu­ni­ties expe­ri­enc­ing iso­la­tion and lack of access to an artis­ti­cal­ly cre­ative life.

Our goals are to engage in artis­tic prac­tice and cul­tur­al enrich­ment by:

• Sup­port­ing and pro­mot­ing prac­tic­ing artists in all art dis­ci­plines from these com­mu­ni­ties
• Pro­vid­ing acces­si­ble and cre­ative oppor­tu­ni­ties for mak­ing and expe­ri­enc­ing art through pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment work­shops, exhi­bi­tion and per­for­mance oppor­tu­ni­ties, sym­po­siums and fes­ti­vals
• Iden­ti­fy­ing and nur­tur­ing the youth from these com­mu­ni­ties to devel­op and engage in artis­tic prac­tice
• Serv­ing a lead­er­ship role in cre­at­ing pub­lic aware­ness, through pro­mo­tion and pro­gram­ming, of the social mod­el of dis­abil­i­ty
• Build­ing rela­tion­ships and fos­ter­ing col­lab­o­ra­tions with oth­er arts and social ser­vice orga­ni­za­tions
• Devel­op­ing a cul­ture of inclu­siv­i­ty in the art­sI have attached the logo.

November 22-Annual General Meeting

Thurs­day, Novem­ber 22 at 7PM
TMAC, 32 Lis­gar St. Toron­to
or remote­ly by Ring Cen­tral

The meet­ing of the mem­ber­ship will take place simul­ta­ne­ous­ly in per­son at TMAC in Toron­to and over tele­con­fer­ence. Please note that only those orga­ni­za­tions in good stand­ing will be eli­gi­ble to vote. If you have any ques­tions about your eli­gi­bil­ity please email Adri­ana at membership@mano-ramo.ca.

2018 AGM Agen­da
2017 AGM Min­utes
2018 AGM Proxy Form

Fall 2018 Community Roundtables

The Media Art Net­work of Ontario’s com­mu­nity round­ta­bles are a great oppor­tu­nity for those work­ing in the Media and Visu­al Arts sec­tors to meet and dis­cuss issues rel­e­vant to the local arts com­mu­nity. They pro­vide a plat­form for MANO to learn about what is hap­pen­ing in the sec­tor region­al­ly, but also cre­ate a space for local dia­logue and net­work­ing. MANO’s Direc­tor, Ben Donoghue, and Mem­ber­ship & Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Coor­di­na­tor, Adri­ana Rossel­li, will be in trav­el­ing across South­ern Ontario this fall and vis­it­ing Toron­to, Hamil­ton, Kitch­en­er, Lon­don, Belleville and Kingston. All MANO/RAMO round tables are free events where all artists and arts work­ers are wel­come!
Please RSVP, at least three days before the event, to membership@mano-ramo.ca
Dates and Loca­tions
Toron­to, Tues­day Octo­ber 9th at 3:00 PM at TMAC, 32 Lis­gar St.
Hamil­ton, Sat­ur­day,  Novem­ber 17th at 11:00 AM at Cen­tre 3, 126/128 James Street North
Kitch­en­er, Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 17th at 3:00 PM at Common’s Stu­dio, 256 King St E
Lon­don, Sun­day, Novem­ber 18th at 1:00 PM at B13, 613 Dun­das Street
Belleville, Mon­day, Novem­ber 19th at 2:00 PM at the Belleville Pub­lic Library & John M Par­rott Art Gallery, 254 Pin­na­cle St.
Kingston, Tues­day, Novem­ber 20th at 5:30 PM at Mod­ern Fuel, 370 King St. West

October 9-Toronto Media Arts Roundtable: Fall Sectoral Check-In

Tues­day, Octo­ber 9, 2018
3–5 PM
TMAC, 32 Lis­gar St.

MANO will kick off its series of com­mu­ni­ty round­ta­bles this fall in Toron­to. This is a great oppor­tu­ni­ty for those work­ing in the Media and Visu­al Arts sec­tors to meet and dis­cuss issues rel­e­vant to the local arts com­mu­ni­ty. All artists and arts work­ers are wel­come!

Please RSVP by Fri­day, Octo­ber 5th to membership@mano-ramo.ca

August 14- Mississauga Media Arts Round Table

MANO is vis­it­ing Mis­sis­sauga on Tues­day, August 14th, 2018 and is invit­ing artists and arts work­ers in the region to join us that day in order to dis­cuss either pub­licly, pri­vate­ly, or both, the cur­rent cli­mate for media arts prac­ti­tion­ers in the region. In atten­dance will be Ben Donoghue, Direc­tor of MANO and Adri­ana Rossel­li, Mem­ber­ship & Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Coor­di­na­tor.

MANO has been an impor­tant ally and advo­cate for arts orga­ni­za­tions and indi­vid­ual artists in the Province for over ten years. While our focus is media and visu­al arts, we are very much invest­ed in strength­en­ing the sec­tor more broad­ly and ensur­ing the sus­tain­abil­i­ty of the arts ecol­o­gy in Ontario.

MANO will be host­ing a pub­lic round­table dis­cus­sion at 7PM and will be avail­able dur­ing the after­noon to meet indi­vid­u­al­ly with artists or organizations/collectives from 1–6pm on a first come first served basis. The round­table offers a space for peo­ple to share their thoughts on the cur­rent cir­cum­stances of the sec­tor and ways in which MANO can sup­port those work­ing in media arts in the region. The pri­vate meet­ings offer an open avenue to dis­cuss more spe­cif­ic things per­tain­ing to your work from man­ag­ing a project and fund­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties to how to orga­nize col­lec­tive­ly or incor­po­rate as a not-for prof­it.

Pri­vate Meet­ings
When? Tues­day, August 14 between 1pm and 6pm
Where? SAIB,1352 Lakeshore Rd E, Mis­sis­sauga

To book a pri­vate meet­ing with MANO, please email membership@mano-ramo.ca. We are avail­able to meet with you from 1–6pm on Tues­day, August 14.

Round­table Dis­cus­sion
When? Tues­day, August 14 at 7pm
Where? SAIB, 1352 Lakeshore Rd E, Mis­sis­sauga

re:assemblage collective

The re:assemblage col­lec­tive is com­mit­ted to cham­pi­oning under­rep­re­sent­ed voic­es and per­spec­tives through pub­lic film/video screen­ings. We are itin­er­ant and inten­tion­al. We are “reassem­bling” assump­tions about artist film/video prac­tices: who is shown and the forms of works cham­pi­oned. We are inspired by Trinh Minh-ha’s film ‘Reassem­blage’. The re:assemblage col­lec­tive is Christi­na Bat­tle and Scott Miller Berry based in South­ern Ontario.

CANCELLED — Evidence in Inspired People — Workshop with the Ontario Trillium Foundation


Tues­day June 26
The Com­mons, 401 Rich­mond Street West, Suite 440
Free with RSVP

RSVP to director@mano-ramo.ca

Pre­sent­ed by Liz Fors­berg, Strat­e­gy Lead — Inspired Peo­ple, Ontario Tril­li­um Foun­da­tion

When apply­ing for an OTF Grow Grant, appli­cants are required to sub­mit evi­dence of the effec­tive­ness of the approach they are plan­ning to grow or repli­cate. Many orga­ni­za­tions strug­gle with this. This work­shop, designed espe­cial­ly for ini­tia­tives that sup­port arts, cul­ture and her­itage, will pro­vide:

-An overview of evi­dence of effec­tive­ness vs evi­dence of need
-An overview of the range of evi­dence that can be used to demon­strate the effec­tive­ness of your initiative’s approach
-Exam­ples of how orga­ni­za­tions have suc­cess­ful­ly used evi­dence to sup­port their appli­ca­tions
-Tips on how to gen­er­ate your own evi­dence and where to search for exter­nal arts, cul­ture and her­itage evi­dence

The pre­sen­ta­tion takes about an hour so the added 30 min­utes should give us lots of time for good dis­cus­sion.

YYZ Artists Outlet

YYZ sup­ports crit­i­cal and exper­i­men­tal artis­tic prac­tices through exhi­bi­tions, pub­lish­ing, edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams, and the com­mis­sion­ing of new works. By pri­or­i­tiz­ing the agency of artists, YYZ pro­vides a unique plat­form for build­ing com­mu­ni­ties and advance­ment of cul­ture.


March 12 — Ottawa Roundtables on Funding for the Independent Media Arts and Artist-Run Centre Organizations and Collectives

Ottawa Grant­i­ng Con­sul­ta­tions March 12
Mon­day March 12, 2018
SAW Video Hub, Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, main floor

Ses­sion 1 – Focused on Mul­ti-year or Core grant recip­i­ent orga­ni­za­tions 2:00–5:00pm

Ses­sion 2 – Focused on groups and col­lec­tives and project fund­ing 6:30pm-8:00pm

After a year of sig­nif­i­cant change at the Cana­da Coun­cil for the Arts, MANO would like to assem­ble Ottawa mem­bers and allied organizations/collectives for two dis­cus­sions to share expe­ri­ences and strate­gize for the com­ing year. The dis­cus­sion will pro­vide a space for knowl­edge shar­ing and devel­op­ing advo­cacy ques­tions. These meet­ings will focus on grants to orga­ni­za­tions and col­lec­tives, pro­grams for indi­vid­ual artists will be dis­cussed at a lat­er date.