One of MANO’s key roles is to under­take advo­ca­cy ini­tia­tives on behalf of our mem­ber orga­ni­za­tions and the media arts com­mu­ni­ty at large. MANO 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 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 we look for­ward to hear­ing from you here.