Subtle Technologies

Sub­tle Tech­nolo­gies is a Toron­to-based artist-run plat­form for com­mu­ni­ty-build­ing and knowl­edge-shar­ing at the inter­sec­tion of art, sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy. Our activ­i­ties invite a curi­ous pub­lic to engage with ideas at the lead­ing-edge of Cana­di­an cre­ativ­i­ty while act­ing as an orga­ni­za­tion­al node for col­lab­o­ra­tion and exchange between diverse com­mu­ni­ties work­ing across dis­ci­plines. Through strate­gic part­ner­ships we […] Read More

Hamilton Artists Inc.

As an artist-run cen­tre, empow­ers artists of all career lev­els to take risks with their con­tem­po­rary visu­al arts prac­tices and present their work in a crit­i­cal con­text. Our exhi­bi­tions, pub­li­ca­tions, and spe­cial projects offer edu­ca­tion and men­tor­ship, facil­i­tate region­al and nation­al dia­logue, and encour­age col­lab­o­ra­tion, con­ver­sa­tion, and crit­i­cal inquiry. Our pro­grams are free and open […] Read More

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.   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 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: 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 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