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

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

Holiday Closure

MANO-RAMO will be closed for the Hol­i­days start­ing on Decem­ber 20, 2019. We will resume reg­u­lar oper­a­tions Jan­u­ary 6, 2020. Hap­py Hol­i­days and all the best for 2020! *** You can still pur­chase copies of Oth­er Places through the break at *** Read More

Call for Proposals – Documenting Cuts

Dead­line: Mon­day July 29th, 2019 The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario (MANO) is call­ing for pro­pos­als from Ontario artists for a com­mis­sion of short video works for online dis­sem­i­na­tion. These short videos will look at the impacts of provin­cial gov­ern­ment cuts to var­i­ous sec­tors in Ontario such as arts and cul­ture, legal aid, or edu­ca­tion. […] Read More

Cold Waters: Symposium & Media Arts Festival 2019

The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario / Réseau des arts médi­a­tiques de l’Ontario (MANO/RAMO) and Near North Mobile Media Lab (N2M2L) are pleased to invite artists and cul­tur­al work­ers to North Bay, Ontario from June 12–15, 2019 to our bien­ni­al gath­er­ing, Cold Waters: Sym­po­sium & Media Arts Fes­ti­val. For more infor­ma­tion and reg­is­tra­tion see: Read More

MANO is Hiring a Conference Coordinator — March 18

Con­fer­ence Coor­di­na­tor Cold Waters: Sym­po­sium & Media Arts Fes­ti­val North Bay, June 12–15, 2019 Dead­line for appli­ca­tions 6:00PM Mon­day March 18, 2019 The North Bay Con­fer­ence Coor­di­na­tor will work with staff at the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario and Near North Mobile Media Lab to ensure the logis­tics and hos­pi­tal­i­ty at the Cold Waters: Sym­po­sium and […] Read More

March 6 — Thunder Bay MANO/OAC Media Arts Discussion

In this infor­mal dis­cus­sion the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario and Ontario Arts Coun­cil will cov­er fund­ing pro­grams, col­lec­tive and orga­ni­za­tion build­ing, changes to the field, and the peren­ni­al ques­tion, “what is media art?” Let us know what the region needs and what you’ve expe­ri­enced. Please join us for a free dis­cus­sion with Media Arts […] Read More