The meeting of the membership will take place simultaneously in person at TMAC in Toronto and over teleconference. 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 email@example.com.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
TMAC, 32 Lisgar St.
MANO will kick off its series of community roundtables this fall in Toronto. This is a great opportunity for those working in the Media and Visual Arts sectors to meet and discuss issues relevant to the local arts community. All artists and arts workers are welcome!
Please RSVP by Friday, October 5th to firstname.lastname@example.org
MANO is visiting Mississauga on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 and is inviting artists and arts workers in the region to join us that day in order to discuss either publicly, privately, or both, the current climate for media arts practitioners in the region. In attendance will be Ben Donoghue, Director of MANO and Adriana Rosselli, Membership & Communications Coordinator.
MANO has been an important ally and advocate for arts organizations and individual artists in the Province for over ten years. While our focus is media and visual arts, we are very much invested in strengthening the sector more broadly and ensuring the sustainability of the arts ecology in Ontario.
MANO will be hosting a public roundtable discussion at 7PM and will be available during the afternoon to meet individually with artists or organizations/collectives from 1–6pm on a first come first served basis. The roundtable offers a space for people to share their thoughts on the current circumstances of the sector and ways in which MANO can support those working in media arts in the region. The private meetings offer an open avenue to discuss more specific things pertaining to your work from managing a project and funding opportunities to how to organize collectively or incorporate as a not-for profit.
When? Tuesday, August 14 between 1pm and 6pm
Where? SAIB,1352 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga
To book a private meeting with MANO, please email email@example.com. We are available to meet with you from 1–6pm on Tuesday, August 14.
When? Tuesday, August 14 at 7pm
Where? SAIB, 1352 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga
The re:assemblage collective is committed to championing underrepresented voices and perspectives through public film/video screenings. We are itinerant and intentional. We are “reassembling” assumptions about artist film/video practices: who is shown and the forms of works championed. We are inspired by Trinh Minh-ha’s film ‘Reassemblage’. The re:assemblage collective is Christina Battle and Scott Miller Berry based in Southern Ontario.
THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE. PLEASE CONTACT MANO FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
Tuesday June 26
The Commons, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 440
Free with RSVP
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented by Liz Forsberg, Strategy Lead — Inspired People, Ontario Trillium Foundation
When applying for an OTF Grow Grant, applicants are required to submit evidence of the effectiveness of the approach they are planning to grow or replicate. Many organizations struggle with this. This workshop, designed especially for initiatives that support arts, culture and heritage, will provide:
-An overview of evidence of effectiveness vs evidence of need
-An overview of the range of evidence that can be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of your initiative’s approach
-Examples of how organizations have successfully used evidence to support their applications
-Tips on how to generate your own evidence and where to search for external arts, culture and heritage evidence
The presentation takes about an hour so the added 30 minutes should give us lots of time for good discussion.
YYZ supports critical and experimental artistic practices through exhibitions, publishing, educational programs, and the commissioning of new works. By prioritizing the agency of artists, YYZ provides a unique platform for building communities and advancement of culture.
Ottawa Granting Consultations March 12
Monday March 12, 2018
SAW Video Hub, Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, main floor
Session 1 – Focused on Multi-year or Core grant recipient organizations 2:00–5:00pm
Session 2 – Focused on groups and collectives and project funding 6:30pm-8:00pm
After a year of significant change at the Canada Council for the Arts, MANO would like to assemble Ottawa members and allied organizations/collectives for two discussions to share experiences and strategize for the coming year. The discussion will provide a space for knowledge sharing and developing advocacy questions. These meetings will focus on grants to organizations and collectives, programs for individual artists will be discussed at a later date.
In this informal discussion the Media Arts Network of Ontario and Ontario Arts Council will cover funding programs, collective and organization building, changes to the field, and the perennial question, “what is media art?” Let us know what the region needs and what you’ve experienced.
Please join us for a free discussion with Media Arts Network of Ontario (MANO), and Ontario Arts Council in Thunder Bay.
When: Tuesday March 6th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Doors open at 5:45.
Where: Magnus Theatre Lobby, 10 Algoma St. S.
RSVP’s are appreciated but not mandatory. Reply to email@example.com or 807–632-4575.
Light refreshments will be available.
Representatives in attendance:
Ben Donoghue, Director, Media Arts Network of Ontario
Mark Haslam, OAC Media Arts Officer
Alana Forslund, OAC Northwestern Representative
Please note, funding may be available to support gas for those travelling from more than 50 km away from Thunder Bay. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 807–632-4575 for more information.
Session will be delivered in English only. For support in French, please contact Clelia Farrugia with the Ontario Arts Council’s Francophone section: 1–800-387‑0058 ext. 7427; email@example.com
As a partner in the ODSP and Arts Grants Coalition MANO is pleased to announce a recent change to the rules in the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works (OW) will be a huge step forward for artists in Ontario who get benefits from these income support programs and receive arts grants.
On December 13, 2017, the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) announced that, effective that day, arts grants are exempt as income and assets in both ODSP and OW. This means that artists who are on OW or ODSP and receive an arts grant will no longer have the money deducted from their monthly benefits, and will not have to risk becoming ineligible for continuing support from these programs. This important change will give artists on ODSP or OW the ability to pursue the creation of their art without fear of losing their monthly income and the health and other benefits that ODSP and OW provide. It will also reduce the huge administrative burden that artists previously faced with reporting the funds to ODSP or OW.
Please see HERE for the full information bulletin and please circulate to your memberships.