COVID-19 Resources for Artists & Arts Organizations

Updat­ed  May 19, 2020 From the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment Cana­da Emer­gency Busi­ness Account Cana­da Emer­gency Com­mer­cial Rent Assis­tance (CECRA)  Cana­da Emer­gency Response Ben­e­fit ***Emer­gency Sup­port Fund for Cul­tur­al, Her­itage and Sport Orga­ni­za­tions*** Wage Sub­sidy for Small Busi­ness (Includ­ing Char­i­ties and Not-for-Prof­its)  Canada’s COVID-19 Response Plan Eng­lish and French From the Depart­ment of Cana­di­an Her­itage Infor­ma­tion for […] Read More

May 5 — “Gently Down The Stream”: Planning For Online Film Festivals

A case study in going online with Images Fes­ti­val  Host­ed by Images Fes­ti­val and the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario (MANO) Tues­day May 5, 4:00 PM ET – 5:30 PM ET  RSVP to images@imagesfestival.com with your name and orga­ni­za­tion­al affil­i­a­tion (if applic­a­ble) to receive a login.  With the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic forc­ing the can­cel­la­tion and/or post­pone­ment […] Read More

May 4 — Second Small or Emerging Arts Organizations and Collectives: COVID-19 Online Check-In

Host­ed by the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario (MANO) and Crit­i­cal Dis­tance Cen­tre for Cura­tors (CDCC) Mon­day May 4, 11:00 AM ET – 12:30 PM ET RSVP with your name and group to: membership@mano-ramo.ca to receive login infor­ma­tion. Lead­ers of small or emerg­ing arts orga­ni­za­tions and col­lec­tives: join the con­tin­u­ing con­ver­sa­tion on how we can […] Read More

April 29 — Rent 101: Issues and strategies for artist and culture workers during COVID-19

with Sagan Yee, Nadine Lessio, Cole Web­ber and Car­rie Per­reault Wednes­day April 29 5–7pm Co-pre­sent­ed by Trin­i­ty Square Video and MANO (Media Arts Net­work of Ontario) To reg­is­ter, email karina@trinitysquarevideo.com. URL link pro­vid­ed upon reg­is­tra­tion. Many artists and cul­ture work­ers are under eco­nom­ic pres­sure and trau­ma regard­ing their employ­ment and abil­i­ty to pay for hous­ing […] Read More

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show

Toron­to Out­door Pic­ture Show (TOPS) is a local not-for-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cat­ed to bring­ing high qual­i­ty, acces­si­ble, diverse, and engag­ing out­door film pro­gram­ming to com­mu­ni­ties across the city. Christie Pits Film Fes­ti­val (CPFF) is its sig­na­ture project, and Toron­to’s largest pub­lic out­door film fes­ti­val. TOpictureshow.com Read More

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 […] Read More

April 13 — Northern Ontario Media Arts and Artist-Run COVID-19 Online Check-In

Host­ed by the Near North Mobile Media Lab (N2M2L) and the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario (MANO) Mon­day April 13, 1:00 PM ET – 2:30 PM ET RSVP to: medialabnorthbay@gmail.com 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 […] Read More

MANO Membership Weekly Check-In Meetings

MANO will be hold­ing week­ly online check-in meet­ings via Zoom with our mem­ber­ship as a means of cul­ti­vat­ing com­mu­ni­ty, mutu­al aid, sol­i­dar­i­ty, and coun­ter­ing iso­la­tion. We will be main­tain­ing web and phone office hours Tues­day-Thurs­day 10am-5pm over the com­ing weeks and are avail­able to talk with boards, staff, and oth­ers as a sound­ing board and […] Read More