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.

WORKSHOP: Understanding Financial Statements

Thurs­day, May 18, 2017 at 3PM EST

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

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 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 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

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 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

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
Con­nect at:

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.

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

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:

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

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.

WORKSHOP: Conducting Effective Performance Reviews

With Mike Rudolph

Tues­day, Octo­ber 11th, 2016
From 3:30 to 5pm EST / 1:30 to 3pm MT

$10 MANO & AMAAS Mem­bers, $15 Non-Members, FREE for NIMAC Members

Reg­is­ter at

In this work­shop par­tic­i­pants will explore the do’s and don’ts of Per­for­mance Reviews and their impor­tance in build­ing and sus­tain­ing a pos­i­tive work envi­ron­ment for all.

The work­shop will clar­ify the process and expec­ta­tions of Per­for­mance Reviews while pro­vid­ing strate­gies that will enable you to deal with dif­fer­ent sit­u­a­tions and team mem­bers. Mike Rudolph will share valu­able tips on best prac­tices that will help you ensure the appraisal process is pos­i­tive, pro­duc­tive and supportive.

About the Instructor

Mike Rudolph is the Man­ager of Human Resources for the Toronto Inter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val. He over­sees the recruit­ment process for the orga­ni­za­tion, which includes the hir­ing of more than 600 staff mem­bers each year for the fes­ti­val in Sep­tem­ber. He is also respon­si­ble for the HR360 pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment pro­gramme, which includes devel­op­ing and deliv­er­ing in-house train­ing ses­sions and a suc­cess­ful men­tor­ship pro­gramme. Before begin­ning his career in HR, he was pre­vi­ously in the Tick­et­ing Ser­vices depart­ment of TIFF and man­aged the organization’s call cen­tre for more than 3 years.

Mike has a degree in Eng­lish Lit­er­a­ture from Con­cor­dia Uni­ver­sity. He com­pleted a cer­tifi­cate pro­gramme in Human Resources through Ryer­son Uni­ver­sity and holds the Cer­ti­fied Human Resources Pro­fes­sional (CHRP) des­ig­na­tion. An avid run­ner, Mike has com­pleted 4 marathons and is plan­ning on run­ning the Twin Cities Marathon this October.

Update on Canada Council transition to New Funding Model

Update on Canada Coun­cil tran­si­tion to New Fund­ing Model and upcom­ing appli­ca­tion dead­lines for media arts orga­ni­za­tions cour­tesy of IMAA/AAMI

Most media arts orga­ni­za­tions that cur­rently receive assis­tance from the Canada Coun­cil for the Arts through the pro­gram Grants to Media Arts Orga­ni­za­tions – Ini­tia­tives will be moved to one of the two fol­low­ing new pro­grams:
Sup­port­ing Artis­tic Prac­tice – Sup­port Orga­ni­za­tions (for most Production-based orga­ni­za­tions and dis­trib­u­tors)
Arts Across Canada – Arts Fes­ti­vals and Pre­sen­ters (for fes­ti­vals)

There will be no multi-year appli­ca­tion due this fall. Instead, the Multi-year cycle which began in 2014–15 will be extended for a fourth year (2017–18). The 2017–18 instal­ment of Multi-year fund­ing will be released upon approval of an interim report.

The next multi-year appli­ca­tion will be in May or June 2017 (details below). In the mean­time, here are the upcom­ing dead­lines for media arts organizations:

Grants to Media Arts Orga­ni­za­tions – Ini­tia­tives1 Novem­ber 2016
Project Grants to Media Arts Orga­ni­za­tions, Groups and Col­lec­tives: 1 Novem­ber 2016
Grants to Media Arts Orga­ni­za­tions – Equip­ment: 15 Novem­ber 2016

More infor­ma­tion will be pub­lished by Coun­cil in Decem­ber 2016, at which time you’ll also be able to cre­ate a pro­file on the Council’s new web portal.

The first appli­ca­tion dead­lines for the new multi-year pro­grams will be:
Sup­port­ing Artis­tic Prac­tice – Sup­port Orga­ni­za­tions: 15 May 2017
Arts Across Canada – Arts Fes­ti­vals and Pre­sen­ters: 1 June 2017

Note that although these appli­ca­tions will be sub­mit­ted part-way through the 2017–18 fis­cal year and com­pe­ti­tion results won’t be known until Decem­ber 2017, they will cover a three-year cycle begin­ning with the 2017–18 fis­cal year. This means that in addi­tion to your core fund­ing for 2017–18 which you will receive accord­ing to the same lev­els as the last three years, there is an oppor­tu­nity for a retroac­tive top-up to your 2017–18 core fund­ing, if the jury assess­ing your appli­ca­tion decides on an increase to your orga­ni­za­tion.
For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact your offi­cer at the Canada Coun­cil or go to: