SAVE THE DATE: MANO’s 2017 Conference – Renewal – Ottawa, November 16 – 19, 2017

The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario / Réseau des arts médi­a­tiques de l’Ontario (MANO/RAMO) is pleased to announce our next gath­er­ing of media artists, cul­tural work­ers, researchers and allies. This con­fer­ence, titled Renewal, will bring together cul­tural work­ers and artists from across Ontario, Canada and inter­na­tion­ally to dis­cuss renew­ing the con­di­tions of our col­lec­tive labour and the spaces that make it possible.

Pro­gram­ming will include in-depth dis­cus­sions of the tax­a­tion of artist grants, pos­si­ble pen­sion plans for work­ers and artists, build­ing and ren­o­vat­ing facil­i­ties, col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing and orga­niz­ing, address­ing new fund­ing struc­tures, and chal­lenges across the field. We will also share pro­grams of mov­ing image works and close the gath­er­ing with a live per­for­mance by three incred­i­ble expanded cin­ema artists: Lind­say Mcin­tyre, Malena Szlam, and Leslie Supnet.

The major­ity of con­fer­ence activ­i­ties will be held at the newly expanded Arts Court in Ottawa.

The pre­lim­i­nary sched­ule is:

Open­ing keynote and events: Nov 16, 7pm — 12am
Day 1: 9:30am – 12am
Day 2: 9:30am – 12am
Day 3: 10:00am – 2pm

Travel sub­si­dies will be avail­able for MANO mem­bers and pre-approved free­lance cul­tural workers.

For more infor­ma­tion contact:

membership@mano-ramo.ca

Renewal has been made pos­si­ble through the sup­port of the Canada Coun­cil for the Arts

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Vertical Features

Ver­ti­cal Fea­tures takes its name from Peter Greenaway’s 1978 fea­turette Ver­ti­cal Fea­tures Remake. A fic­tional doc­u­men­tary that also bor­rows from the lan­guage of struc­tural film, Greenaway’s exper­i­ment serves to trou­ble claims of authen­tic­ity and author­ship, issues still rel­e­vant in the world of doc­u­men­tary and other non-fiction media, espe­cially as it moves online and into the gallery.

The name Ver­ti­cal Fea­tures serves to evoke the idea of work that exists adjacent—even perpendicular—to con­ven­tional cin­ema, works that risk over­sight. The series hopes to pro­mote vital non-fiction film and video that has had lit­tle or no Toronto expo­sure, includ­ing doc­u­men­tary, essay films, hybrid exper­i­ments, and artists’ mov­ing image, plac­ing con­tem­po­rary films in dia­logue with his­tor­i­cal redis­cov­er­ies. Sup­ple­mented by intro­duc­tions and dis­cus­sions with guest schol­ars, artists, and crit­ics, Ver­ti­cal Fea­tures serves to high­light and sit­u­ate these excep­tional works.

www.verticalfeaturesto.com

Waterloo Region and Wellington County Media Arts Roundtable

Pre­sented by MANO/RAMO in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Com­mons Stu­dio and the Ontario Arts Council

Tues­day, May 30, 2017
7 PM
Com­mons Stu­dio, 256 King Street East, Kitchener

The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario/Réseau des arts médi­a­tiques de l’Ontario is call­ing on all cul­tural work­ers and artists engaged with media arts (film/video/new media/games/sound/etc.) in Water­loo Region, Welling­ton County and sur­round­ing areas to gather for an infor­mal dis­cus­sion at the new Com­mons Stu­dio facil­ity on Tues­day on May 30th. This round-table fol­lows on a series of meet­ings held across Ontario by MANO on a rotat­ing basis. We would like to meet and dis­cuss the region’s chal­lenges, the cur­rent oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able and the pos­si­bil­i­ties for future oppor­tu­ni­ties and collaborations.

Spe­cial guest Mark Haslam, Media Arts Offi­cer at the Ontario Arts Coun­cil, will be in attendance.

Some of the sub­jects we will explore are: Are our local grant­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties con­ducive for indi­vid­ual artists or do they favour organizations/centres/collectives? How to bridge col­lab­o­ra­tions between the universities/institutions and the greater com­mu­nity? How can we bring more equity and inclu­sive­ness to our region’s activities?

Let’s con­nect, dis­cuss and start the change. Every­one is wel­come, so please help us spread the word through your networks.

Refresh­ments will be provided.

For more infor­ma­tion or to RSVP, please con­tact Adri­ana at membership@mano-ramo.ca

InterAccess

Interaccess

Inter­Ac­cess is Ontario’s only gallery and pro­duc­tion facil­ity devoted exclu­sively to elec­tronic media art. Our mis­sion is to expand the cul­tural space of tech­nol­ogy and to sup­port the full cycle of artis­tic prac­tice in elec­tronic media art. We reach out to our mem­bers and pub­lic through our diverse pro­gram­ming, includ­ing work­shops, talks, screen­ings, exhi­bi­tions, Open Stu­dios, and Axon, our e-newsletter. Our unique com­bi­na­tion of exhi­bi­tion space and pro­duc­tion facil­i­ties pro­vides a pub­lic forum for artis­tic prac­tices involv­ing video, robot­ics, gen­er­a­tive and inter­ac­tive art, sound art, and net­worked art. Inter­Ac­cess’ goal is to make the process of elec­tronic art pro­duc­tion trans­par­ent by encour­ag­ing clear links between stu­dio pro­duc­tion and gallery pro­grammes. Facil­i­tat­ing the emer­gence of new artis­tic forms and prac­tices is cen­tral to our man­date, as is encour­ag­ing a pub­lic under­stand­ing of the unique fea­tures of these practices.

www.interaccess.org

WORKSHOP: Understanding Financial Statements

Thurs­day, May 18, 2017 at 3PM EST
Webinar

Have you attended an AGM and stared blankly at the Finan­cial State­ments while the trea­surer is giv­ing their report? Do the num­bers jump around the pages with­out telling a story?

Heather Young will walk any­one in your org (man­age­ment, junior staff, board mem­bers and vol­un­teers) through the process of read­ing and under­stand­ing Finan­cial Statements.

Please send ques­tions in advance.

To reg­is­ter, email Adri­ana at membership@mano-ramo.ca

About the Instructor

Heather Clara Young has worked in the field of arts man­age­ment for over twenty-five years. Her expe­ri­ence includes lead­er­ship roles with a vari­ety of arts and her­itage ser­vice orga­ni­za­tions, the­atre and dance pro­duc­ing com­pa­nies, gal­leries and muse­ums, facil­i­ties, fes­ti­vals and com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tions, in both pro­fes­sional and vol­un­teer capac­i­ties. Before found­ing Young Asso­ciates in 1993, Heather had served as Gen­eral Man­ager for both Night­wood The­atre and the Fringe of Toronto Festival.

As the Prin­ci­pal of Young Asso­ciates, Heather has pro­vided book­keep­ing and con­sult­ing ser­vices to dozens of orga­ni­za­tions, and deliv­ered pro­fes­sional work­shops, train­ing and sem­i­nars on top­ics rang­ing from bud­get­ing to sales tax, to set­ting prices, to read­ing finan­cial state­ments. She has com­pleted busi­ness and strate­gic plan­ning assign­ments for an array of arts orga­ni­za­tions in Toronto and across South­ern Ontario, fre­quently in part­ner­ship with First Stage.

For 15 years, Heather has taught account­ing and finan­cial man­age­ment to diploma and con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion stu­dents in Hum­ber College’s Arts Admin­is­tra­tion pro­grams, and Humber’s Fundrais­ing and Vol­un­teer Man­age­ment Pro­gram. She was a 2004 recip­i­ent of Hum­ber College’s Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion Award of Excel­lence for Out­stand­ing Aca­d­e­mic Con­tri­bu­tion. In 2010, she was appointed to teach finance for the Uni­ver­sity of Toronto’s Spe­cial­ist Pro­gram in Arts Man­age­ment. In 2012, Heather was awarded the Sandy Tul­loch award for Inno­va­tion in Arts and Cul­ture by The­atre Ontario. 

Northern Ontario Media Arts Webinar

Pre­sented by the Ontario Arts Coun­cil in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario and Near North Mobile Media Lab

Date: Mon­day, March 27, 2017
Spaces Open & Refresh­ments: 6:00 PM EST
Webi­nar: 6:30 PM EST

To reg­is­ter please email membership@mano-ramo.ca and indi­cate if you will be attend­ing any of the in–person ses­sions at the loca­tions listed below.

This free webi­nar aims to share focused infor­ma­tion on Media Arts for north­ern Ontario artists and orga­ni­za­tions.  We will be dis­cussing the OAC’s grants and ser­vices, as well as MANO’s role and ser­vices within the provin­cial media arts sec­tor. Invited media arts orga­ni­za­tion Near North Mobile Media Lab will share with us their lat­est project encom­pass­ing six com­mu­ni­ties across north­ern Ontario.

This is a great way to learn about what is hap­pen­ing in media arts across north­ern Ontario. Local media artists have the oppor­tu­nity to net­work through local gatherings/viewing ses­sions in wheel­chair acces­si­ble loca­tions in:

Kenora
Kenora Pub­lic Library: Kee­watin Branch
221 Main St, Kee­watin, ON P0X 1C0

New Liskeard
Temiskam­ing Shores Pub­lic Library: New Liskeard Branch
50 White­wood Ave, New Likskeard, ON P0J 1P0

North Bay
Near North Mobile Media Lab
124 Main St E, North Bay, ON P1B 1A8

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste Marie Pub­lic Library
50 East St, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 3C3

Sioux Look­out
Sioux Look­out Pub­lic Library
21 5th Ave, Sioux Look­out, ON P8T 1B3

Sud­bury
Cine­fest Sud­bury / CION
40 Larch St, Unit 103, Sud­bury, ON P3E 5M7
Please use the Elgin Street fac­ing entrance

Thun­der Bay
Lake­head Uni­ver­sity
Con­fer­ence Cen­tre
Con­fer­ence Room A
Cam­pus Map 2016 HIgh­lighted Directional

Please make sure to reg­is­ter before­hand at membership@mano-ramo.ca by let­ting us know if you will attend one of the in per­son ses­sions or by request­ing the web access instruc­tions. If you have any acces­si­bil­ity needs please do let us know in advance so that we can best accom­mo­date you.

Folks you’ll meet:

Ontario Arts Coun­cil Staff
Alana Forslund, North­west­ern Rep­re­sen­ta­tive
Christina Akrong, North­ern Arts Offi­cer
Mark Haslam, Media Arts Officer

MANO/RAMO Staff
Ben Donoghue, Direc­tor
Adri­ana Rosselli, Mem­ber­ship & Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Coordinator

Near North Mobile Media Lab Staff
Holly Cun­ning­ham, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor
Dig­i­tal Cre­ator Pro­gram Leads

CCA New Model Overview and Strategy Discussion

Tues­day March 14, 2017
4 PM EST
Con­nect at: https://mediaartsnetwork.adobeconnect.com/workshop

Within the new Canada Coun­cil for the Arts fund­ing model there are numer­ous changes that will affect how media arts groups apply for funds and how pro­grams will need to be struc­tured to take full advan­tage of the avail­able oppor­tu­ni­ties. In this webi­nar dis­cus­sion MANO staff, Ben Donoghue and Adri­ana Rosselli will pro­vide an overview of what we have learned so far and pos­si­ble strate­gic frame­works for max­i­miz­ing fund­ing for media arts orga­ni­za­tions and collectives.

Mirror Mountain Film Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mir­ror Moun­tain Film Fes­ti­val brings the best in inde­pen­dent and alter­na­tive cin­ema to Canada’s cap­i­tal. Mir­ror Moun­tain is an inclu­sive fes­ti­val that wel­comes all types of films and all types of peo­ple to share in the col­lec­tive cin­ema expe­ri­ence. In addi­tion to film screen­ings, our fes­ti­val fea­tures live per­for­mances, par­ties, panel dis­cus­sions, Q&A ses­sions and more.

mirrormountainfilmfest.com

Hamilton Media Arts Round Table

Pre­sented by MANO/RAMO in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts

Wednes­day Feb­ru­ary 8, 2017
7 PM
Centre[3] is located at 173 James Street North, Hamilton

The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario/Réseau des arts médi­a­tiques de l’Ontario is call­ing on all cul­tural work­ers and artists engaged with media arts (film/video/new media/games/sound/etc.) in Hamil­ton and sur­round­ing areas to gather for an infor­mal dis­cus­sion at Centre[3] on Feb­ru­ary 8th. This round-table fol­lows on a series of meet­ings held across Ontario by MANO on a rotat­ing basis. We would like to meet and dis­cuss the region’s chal­lenges, the cur­rent oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able and the pos­si­bil­i­ties for future oppor­tu­ni­ties and collaborations.

For more infor­ma­tion or to RSVP, please con­tact Adri­ana at membership@mano-ramo.ca.

Annual General Meeting — January 11, 2017

MANO/RAMO’s Annual Gen­eral Meet­ing is sched­uled for Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 11th, 2017 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM.

The meet­ing will take place through online con­fer­ence. To access the meet­ing room visit:
https://mediaartsnetwork.adobeconnect.com/agm11jan17/

Please ensure you type your full name and the one of your org/collective into the name box.

We also rec­om­mend the use of a head­set with micro­phone for bet­ter audio quality.

Attached you will find the:

Please note that only those orga­ni­za­tions in good stand­ing will be eli­gi­ble to vote. If you have any ques­tions about your eli­gi­bil­ity please email Adri­ana at membership@mano-ramo.ca.

Before the AGM, we will be host­ing Mark Haslam, Media Arts Offi­cer at the Ontario Arts Coun­cil. Mark will be giv­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion to the mem­ber­ship on apply­ing to the Media Arts Orga­ni­za­tions Pro­gram Feb­ru­ary 15 dead­line through NOVA, the OAC’s new online grant appli­ca­tion sys­tem. Just log into the Meet­ing Room at 3PM to participate.