CANCELLED — Evidence in Inspired People — Workshop with the Ontario Trillium Foundation

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE. PLEASE CONTACT MANO FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

Tues­day June 26
2:30-4pm
The Com­mons, 401 Rich­mond Street West, Suite 440
Free with RSVP

RSVP to director@mano-ramo.ca

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.

March 12 — Ottawa Roundtables on Funding for the Independent Media Arts and Artist-Run Centre Organizations and Collectives

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.

March 6 — Thunder Bay MANO/OAC Media Arts Discussion

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 aforslund@arts.on.ca 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 aforslund@arts.on.ca 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; cfarrugia@arts.on.ca

Feb 21 — Toronto Roundtables on Funding for the Independent Media Arts and Artist-Run Centre Organizations and Collectives

Feb­ru­ary 21  — Two Sessions

Toronto Round­ta­bles on Fund­ing for the Inde­pen­dent Media Arts and Artist-Run Cen­tre Orga­ni­za­tions and Collectives

Wednes­day Feb­ru­ary 21, 2018

The Com­mons @ 401 — Suite 440 — Multi pur­pose room B

401 Rich­mond Street West, Toronto

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 Toronto 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.

For more infor­ma­tion contact:

Ben Donoghue – Direc­tor at director@mano-ramo.ca

 

 

Renewal Symposium

Reg­is­tra­tion now open for MANO’s 2017 Con­fer­ence – Renewal
Toronto, Novem­ber 17 – 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. All events will take place in the Queen West area of Toronto, home to dozens of media arts organizations.

Pro­gram­ming will include in-depth dis­cus­sions and work­shops of media arts grant­ing, humane resources for work­ers and artists, build­ing and ren­o­vat­ing facil­i­ties, col­lec­tive orga­niz­ing, archival prac­tices, 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 + Hen­ning Fred­erik Malz. Friday’s keynote address will take the form of a con­ver­sa­tion between broad­caster and cul­tural worker Rick Harp and Terri Monture.

Down­load the Renewal Pro­gram.

SCHEDULE

Fri­day Novem­ber 17

9:00am – 10:00am: Reg­is­tra­tion and Cof­fee
10:00am – 11:30am: Fun­der Forum
11:30am – 1:00pm: Work­shops
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Catered Lunch
2:00pm – 3:30pm: Panel “Humane Resources”
3:30pm – 5:00pm: Panel “Scal­ing Up and Scal­ing Down: Space”
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Catered Din­ner
6:30pm – 8:15pm: Keynote

Sat­ur­day Novem­ber 18

9:00am – 10:00am: Reg­is­tra­tion and Cof­fee
10:00am – 11:30am: Panel “Research and the Archive”
11:30am – 1:00pm: Work­shops
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Catered lunch
2:00pm – 3:30pm: Round­ta­bles and Dis­cus­sion Groups
3:30pm – 5:30pm: Strat­egy Forum “Towards a New Advo­cacy”
5:30pm – 7:30pm: Din­ner on own
8:00pm – late: Film Performances

Sun­day Novem­ber 19

11:00am – 12:30: AGM and Clos­ing Business

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

Reg­is­tra­tion Fee: $50 for MANO mem­bers / $80 for non-members

Reg­is­ter online at: http://mano-ramo.ca/renewal-symposium-registration/ 

For more infor­ma­tion con­tact membership@mano-ramo.ca

Renewal has been made pos­si­ble through the sup­port of the Canada Coun­cil for the Arts and the ongo­ing sup­port of the Ontario Arts Council.

Keynote and Film­maker Short Bios:

Rick Harp is a founder and pres­i­dent of the INDIGENA Cre­ative Group, Rick offers 15 years-plus media expe­ri­ence in jour­nal­ism and com­mu­ni­ca­tion. A host/producer with the Abo­rig­i­nal Peo­ples Tele­vi­sion Net­work for many years, Rick has also served as Artis­tic Direc­tor for the Win­nipeg Abo­rig­i­nal Film Fes­ti­val. He is a mem­ber of the Peter Bal­lan­tyne Cree Nation in north­ern Saskatchewan.

Terri Mon­ture, is a Kanienkaha’keh (Mohawk), Wolf Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River Ter­ri­tory in South­ern Ontario. She is cur­rently a Staff Rep­re­sen­ta­tive spe­cial­iz­ing in Human Rights and Equity at the Cana­dian Media Guild.

Lind­say McIn­tyre is a film artist and cre­ator from Edmon­ton, Alberta. Spe­cial­iz­ing in ana­logue film work that empha­sizes doc­u­men­tary, exper­i­men­tal and hand­made tech­niques, her work has been shown at numer­ous national and inter­na­tional festivals.

Leslie Sup­net is a Toronto based mov­ing image artist. Sup­net uti­lizes ani­ma­tion, found media, lo-fi and exper­i­men­tal prac­tices to cre­ate doc­u­ments of her per­sonal vision.

Hen­ning Fred­erik Malz is a Ger­man artist/fillmmaker who is cur­rently resid­ing in Toronto, Canada where he makes art and serves on the board of the direc­tors of Plea­sure Dome as a programmer.

Malena Szlam (Chile/Montreal) is a visual artist and film­maker work­ing at the inter­sec­tions of cin­ema, instal­la­tion, and per­for­mance. Her prac­tice is con­cerned with trans­form­ing time and space through the unique prop­er­ties of ana­logue cinema.

Kid­lat Tahimik (Philip­pines) is a pio­neer of the post­colo­nial essay film, and the grand­fa­ther of the Philip­pine New Wave. With a wide rang­ing prac­tice in film, per­for­mance and beyond Kid­lat has cre­ated a remark­able body of work span­ning four decades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop: Contracts and Legal Obligations for Programmers & Curators

Thurs­day Sept 28, 2017
3PM EST
Webinar

Join arts and enter­tain­ment lawyer, Dan Pol­lack, as he walks pro­gram­mers and cura­tors through the prepa­ra­tion of con­tracts and other legal oblig­a­tions when work­ing with artists, other inde­pen­dent con­trac­tors and like minded organizations.

Read Dan’s bio here.

To reg­is­ter email membership@mano-ramo.ca.

CALL FOR PAPERS for a web/print publication edited by artist Deanna Bowen, with the support of the Media Arts Network of Ontario (MANO)

Artist and edu­ca­tor Deanna Bowen and the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario are seek­ing papers for a, yet unti­tled, pub­li­ca­tion that doc­u­ments the his­tor­i­cal and con­tem­po­rary con­tri­bu­tions that First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI), racial­ized, dif­fer­ently abled, or LGBTQ cul­tural pro­duc­ers have made to the media arts in Canada. Instead of anti-canonic, we see this project as one that can map an alter­nate set of dis­courses, prac­tices and views across the field since the 1970s. Though not exhaus­tive, our goal is to pro­duce a book of national scope that addresses the ways in which indi­vid­ual and col­lec­tive media arts prac­ti­tion­ers out­side of the estab­lished white exper­i­men­tal film/video canon have endeav­ored to cre­ate time based works in (often) less than ideal cre­ative cli­mates. We also strive to exam­ine the devel­op­ment and evo­lu­tion of pub­lic fund­ing poli­cies that have helped and/or hin­dered the cre­ation of media arts cen­tres, cura­to­r­ial col­lec­tives, and archival initiatives.

For all artists, the avail­abil­ity of insti­tu­tion­ally val­i­dated texts engag­ing their work is key for mar­ket access. This is height­ened for “mar­gin­al­ized” media artists who are pri­mar­ily doc­u­mented in minor accounts in broad his­to­ries focused on white main­stream artists. Our call for papers reflects our goals to address these omis­sions and increase the vis­i­bil­ity of FNMI, racial­ized, dif­fer­ently abled, or LGBTQ Cana­dian writ­ers dis­cussing arts and cul­ture whilst simul­ta­ne­ously and proac­tively cham­pi­oning chal­leng­ing view­points out­side of main­stream Cana­dian art crit­i­cism. Given the scarcity of exist­ing texts of this nature, thisbook must be viewed as a begin­ning. And while printed books are an impor­tant con­tri­bu­tion for libraries, stu­dents and schol­ars, we believe that pub­lish­ing essays about media art with sta­tic images and text is par­tic­u­larly lim­it­ing and coun­ter­in­tu­itive. Our pub­li­ca­tion will be a larger and more open-ended web project that can­not be con­tained to the printed page.

Selected chap­ters, papers and projects will be pub­lished in book for­mat in an edi­tion of 1000 print copies and on a web­site con­tain­ing all texts along with select media clips from the works they ref­er­ence. We believe this approach to be a more dynamic, immer­sive pub­lish­ing strat­egy that allows writ­ers to be cre­ative with their texts by includ­ing video clips, still images, audio files and web links. The intent with the site is to rec­og­nize and cir­cum­vent the incom­plete­ness of any book to doc­u­ment the activ­ity of FNMI, racial­ized, dif­fer­ently abled, or LGBTQ media artists within the Cana­dian frame by pro­duc­ing a dis­cur­sive space that high­lights evolv­ing media arts his­to­ries over time.

Pos­si­ble top­ics can include, but are not lim­ited to:

  • His­tor­i­cal and con­tem­po­rary rep­re­sen­ta­tions and omis­sions of FNMI, racial­ized, dif­fer­ently abled, or LGBTQ peo­ples in media art
  • Ana­log or dig­i­tal archives of regional media arts prac­tices, orga­ni­za­tional his­to­ries and local media arts chronologies
  • Pre­vi­ously pub­lished arti­cles, defunct pub­li­ca­tions and artist zines about media arts practices
  • Case stud­ies of archival ini­tia­tives by indi­vid­u­als, orga­ni­za­tions or festivals
  • Pro­files and inter­views of current/past under doc­u­mented artists, col­lec­tives, orga­ni­za­tions or festivals
  • Action plans for decol­o­niz­ing the media arts sec­tor in Canada.
  • Resource scarcity and the demise and/or cre­ation of FNMI, racial­ized, dif­fer­ently abled, or LGBTQ media arts col­lec­tives, orga­ni­za­tions and festivals
  • Past/current restric­tive fund­ing poli­cies and sys­temic exclusions
  • Analy­sis of equity fund­ing models
  • Dis­rup­tions of the white, colo­nial, gen­dered, het­ero­nor­ma­tive, “able-bodied” gaze
  • Exam­i­na­tions of polit­i­cal dif­fer­ence in dias­pora media artist communities
  • Token inclu­sions in the white exper­i­men­tal film/video canon
  • Media arts prac­tices that rem­edy geo­graph­i­cal, polit­i­cal, or cul­tural isolation
  • Exper­i­men­tal documentary/mapping strategies
  • Media enhanced performance
  • Expec­ta­tions of per­formed trauma and alterity
  • Mem­ory, truth and the dig­i­tal mov­ing image
  • Media arts prac­tices as tool for polit­i­cal protest
  • Cen­sor­ship case studies
  • The evo­lu­tion of media arts tech­nol­ogy and its impact on knowl­edge sharing
  • The­o­ret­i­cal works on the his­tory, evo­lu­tion, and aes­thet­ics of exper­i­men­tal media arts works

Selected writ­ers will be remu­ner­ated. The dead­line for sub­mit­ting paper pro­pos­als is July 14, 2017.
Dead­line for final papers is March 1, 2018.

Please send a 300–500 word abstract and title, as well as your CV, address, tele­phone num­ber, email address to: publications@mano-ramo.ca

About the Edi­tor:
Deanna Bowen is a Toronto based artist and edu­ca­tor whose artistic/educational prac­tice exam­ines his­tory, his­tor­i­cal writ­ing and the ways in which artis­tic and tech­no­log­i­cal advance­ments impact indi­vid­ual and col­lec­tive author­ship. She is a 2016 Simon Guggen­heim Foun­da­tion Fel­low and recip­i­ent of the 2014 William H. John­son Prize. She has worked for the Images Fes­ti­val of Film, Video & New Media, Inter­Ac­cess Elec­tronic Media Arts Cen­tre, the Cana­dian Women cartier bracelet of anas­ta­sia steele cos­tume
Stud­ies Jour­nal
, the Liai­son of Inde­pen­dent Film­mak­ers of Toronto, and Point of View Mag­a­zine. She fre­quently presents her research, writ­ings and art­works about the con­nec­tions between race, his­tory, and con­tem­po­rary arts pro­duc­tion in inter­na­tional pub­li­ca­tions, grad­u­ate sem­i­nars and aca­d­e­mic con­fer­ences in Human­i­ties dis­ci­plines in and out­side of the arts.  Recent writ­ings and art works have been pub­lished in Cana­dian Art (forth­com­ing), Towards an African-Canadian Art His­tory: Art, Mem­ory, and Resis­tance (forth­com­ing), TOPIA: Cana­dian Jour­nal of Cul­tural Stud­ies, PUBLIC Jour­nal, North: New African Cana­dian Writ­ingWest Coast Line, and FRONT Magazine.

MANO’s staff includes direc­tor Ben Donoghue who pre­vi­ously served as exec­u­tive direc­tor at the Liai­son of Inde­pen­dent Film­mak­ers of Toronto where in addi­tion to com­plet­ing major cap­i­tal and orga­ni­za­tional projects car­ried out four sig­nif­i­cant com­mis­sion­ing projects the largest involv­ing thirty artists. He has also worked on numer­ous books and peri­od­i­cals over his career includ­ing Explo­sion in The Movie Machine and MICE Mag­a­zine. MANO’s sec­ond staff mem­ber is Adri­ana Rosselli who has worked as an admin­is­tra­tor for orga­ni­za­tions in mul­ti­ple dis­ci­plines includ­ing alu­Cine Film Fes­ti­val and Aluna Theatre.

MANO itself has con­ducted three provin­cial and one national media arts con­fer­ence includ­ing IMAA.ON.Fire in 2010, which hosted 300 artists and cul­tural work­ers over five days of pro­gram­ming. MANO has exten­sive expe­ri­ence admin­is­ter­ing projects along­side its ongo­ing pro­grams and draws on a ded­i­cated board of 11 cul­tural work­ers from across Ontario, includ­ing some of the most expe­ri­enced in the field.
This is one of the 200 excep­tional projects funded through the Canada Coun­cil for the Arts’ New Chap­ter pro­gram. With this $35M invest­ment, the Coun­cil sup­ports the cre­ation and shar­ing of the arts in com­mu­ni­ties across Canada.

Ce pro­jet est l’un des 200 pro­jets excep­tion­nels soutenus par le pro­gramme Nou­veau chapitre du Con­seil des arts du Canada. Avec cet investisse­ment 35 M$, le Con­seil des arts appuie la créa­tion et le partage des arts au cœur de nos vies et dans l’ensemble du Canada.

MANO ONCA By-Laws and Governance Workshops/Consultations

In this series of work­shops and con­sul­ta­tions across the province Jerry Smith (First Stage) will be lead­ing a dis­cus­sion for arts man­agers and board mem­bers to under­stand updat­ing by-laws to com­ply with the forth-coming Ontario Not-for-profit Cor­po­ra­tions Act. In addi­tion to offer­ing advice on com­pli­ance and changes required in tra­di­tional artist-run orga­ni­za­tions the work­shop will serve as a con­sul­ta­tion for how media arts orga­ni­za­tion envi­sion gov­er­nance mod­els that fit their needs.

In addi­tion to pro­vid­ing orga­ni­za­tions with the tools to begin work on their by-laws and gov­er­nance now, the con­sul­ta­tion aspect will pro­vide infor­ma­tion for a series of tem­plates and guide­lines encom­pass­ing how the diverse orga­niz­ing mod­els in the media arts can reach com­pli­ance painlessly.

DATES & LOCATIONS

Toronto
Tues­day June 20, 2017
1-5pm, The Com­mons — 401 Rich­mond Street West
(Advance RSVP required)

Kitch­ener
Mon­day, July 10, 2017
1-5pm, Com­mons Stu­dio — 256 King Street East
(Advance RSVP required)

Ottawa
Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 21, 2017
2-5pm, IFCO 2 Daly Ave. Suite 140
(Advance RSVP required)

North Bay
Date, Time & Loca­tion TBD
(Advance RSVP required)

For more infor­ma­tion and to RSVP email Adri­ana Rosselli: membership@mano-ramo.ca

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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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 cartier bracelet of anas­ta­sia steele cos­tume
Street East, Kitchener

The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario/Réseau des arts cartier love neck­lace 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 cartier love bracelet 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 cartier bracelet
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