April 20 — Small or Emerging Arts Organizations and Collectives: COVID-19 Online Check-In

Host­ed by Media Arts Net­work of Ontario (MANO) and Crit­i­cal Dis­tance Cen­tre for Cura­tors (CDCC)

Mon­day April 20, 11:00 AM ET – 12:30 PM ET 

RSVP with your name, group, and most press­ing issue to: membership@mano-ramo.ca to receive a login

Over the past weeks artists, arts orga­ni­za­tions, and col­lec­tives have shared in the com­plex and chal­leng­ing expe­ri­ence of grap­pling with the effects of the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic. As shut­downs of arts venues, stu­dios, and pro­duc­tions are extend­ed through the next months to help pre­vent com­mu­ni­ty trans­mis­sion it is impor­tant to ensure access to infor­ma­tion and sup­port for all types of non-prof­it and col­lec­tive struc­tures that make up the media arts and artist-run sectors.

Fol­low­ing from MANO’s ongo­ing com­mu­ni­ty round­ta­bles and con­ver­sa­tions, this dis­cus­sion held in part­ner­ship with CDCC will pro­vide an oppor­tu­ni­ty to check-in, share infor­ma­tion, and build mutu­al aid net­works. This meet­ing will also serve as a launch­ing point for ongo­ing advo­ca­cy that address­es the needs of groups with­out core or oper­a­tions fund­ing at arts coun­cils, who may be falling through the cracks with respect to aid mea­sures cur­rent­ly being put forward

Draft Agen­da

  • Intro­duc­tion (5 minutes)
  • Go around, one word how you are today, one word how is your orga­ni­za­tion (15 minutes)
  • Pre­sen­ta­tion of dis­cus­sion top­ics and back­ground mate­ri­als (15 minutes)
  • Break­out groups on press­ing issues (20 minutes)
  • Report back (15 minutes)
  • Plans for action and next steps (20 minutes)