Advocacy

MANO/RAMO is the voice of the Ontario media arts sec­tor! It is our role to advo­cate for improved work­ing con­di­tions, fund­ing equity, and oppor­tu­ni­ties for media artists across the province and to raise aware­ness and under­stand­ing of the media arts.

We are just begin­ning our work in shap­ing the future of Ontario’s media arts sec­tor. Make sure your voice is heard and that the issues you are con­cerned about are on the agenda. Please con­tact us with any advo­cacy issues you would like to bring to our atten­tion or cam­paigns that we can pro­mote to our membership.

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