Save The Date: Mapping Medias Symposium January 28–31, 2016 — Toronto

The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario presents the Map­ping Medias Sym­po­sium in part­ner­ship with 8 Fest: Small Gauge Film Fes­ti­val, Jan­u­ary 28 to 31, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario.

This three-day gath­er­ing of media arts pro­fes­sion­als from across Ontario will pro­vide an oppor­tu­nity for dis­cus­sion and debate regard­ing where the sec­tor has been and where it will go. Full con­fer­ence sched­ule and reg­is­tra­tion details online in early November.

Map­ping Medias is gen­er­ously sup­ported by the Ontario Arts Coun­cil, the Ontario Tril­lium Foun­da­tion, and the Toronto Arts Council.

Appropriate Appropriation?: An Oxford-Style Pub Debate

Join the Images Fes­ti­val and the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario (MANO) for a pint and an old-school debate about artis­tic license and appro­pri­a­tion in the open source era. Does the artist have the unlim­ited right to appro­pri­ate the works, words, images of oth­ers in the name of art? Let the debate begin….

Sun­day, April 14, 2pm
Monarch Tav­ern, 12 Clin­ton St.
FREE Admission

Our esteemed panel of artists and schol­ars will be mod­er­ated by Jesse
Wente, TIFF’s Head of Film Programmes.

The debaters are:

Richard Fung: video artist, writer, the­o­rist, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor in the
Inte­grated Media pro­gram at the Ontario Col­lege of Art and Design.

Jane Gillooly: film­maker (Suit­case of Love and Shame screen­ing at
Images Festival).

Mike Hool­boom: film­maker, video artist, writer and critic.

Gabe Klinger: cura­tor, teacher, critic, reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to Cin­ema Scope
and Sight & Sound.

Josh Mabe: film­maker and archivist, co-founder, The Chicago 8 Small
Gauge Film Fes­ti­val (film To Mark the Shape screen­ing at Images Festival)

Althea Thauberger: visual artist (video instal­la­tion Marat Sade Bohnice
exhibit­ing at The Power Plant as part of Images Festival).

For more infor­ma­tion visit: imagesfestival.com/education.php

Join the Images Fes­ti­val and the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario (MANO) for a pint and an old-school debate about artis­tic license and appro­pri­a­tion in the open source era. Does the artist have the unlim­ited right to appro­pri­ate the works, words, images of oth­ers in the name of art? Let the debate begin….

Sun­day, April 14, 2pm
Monarch Tav­ern, 12 Clin­ton St.
FREE Admission

Our esteemed panel of artists and schol­ars will be mod­er­ated by Jesse Wente, TIFF’s Head of Film Programmes.

The debaters are:

Richard Fung: video artist, writer, the­o­rist, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor in the
Inte­grated Media pro­gram at the Ontario Col­lege of Art and Design.

Jane Gillooly: film­maker (Suit­case of Love and Shame screen­ing at
Images Festival).

Mike Hool­boom: film­maker, video artist, writer and critic.

Gabe Klinger: cura­tor, teacher, critic, reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to Cin­ema Scope
and Sight & Sound.

Josh Mabe: film­maker and archivist, co-founder, The Chicago 8 Small
Gauge Film Fes­ti­val (film To Mark the Shape screen­ing at Images Festival)

Althea Thauberger: visual artist (video instal­la­tion Marat Sade Bohnice
exhibit­ing at The Power Plant as part of Images Festival).

For more infor­ma­tion visit: imagesfestival.com/education.php

MANO/RAMO Symposium Announcement

Hello MANO/RAMO Mem­bers and Friends,

We are pleased to announce the con­firmed dates for our 2013 Sym­po­sium on the theme of media arts evo­lu­tion. The Sym­po­sium will take place in Ottawa, Novem­ber 14–17, in part­ner­ship with SAW Video and Galerie SAW Gallery. The sym­po­sium will occur dur­ing the gallery’s sixth ART STAR Video Art Bien­nial, which will fea­ture screen­ings, artist-talks, per­for­mance and events.

The sym­po­sium will be of inter­est to media arts pro­fes­sion­als, artists, admin­is­tra­tors, fun­ders, stu­dents, aca­d­e­mics and those with a spe­cific inter­est in the sector’s grow­ing role within the arts land­scape in Canada and beyond. Mem­bers will receive a reduced rate and we wel­come the gen­eral pub­lic to attend all of our hosted talks and events.

We will con­tinue to update you all with more detailed infor­ma­tion as we move for­ward with our programming.

Please save the date and for­ward this to friends and col­leagues who may be inter­ested in this event.

This will be an excit­ing oppor­tu­nity for dis­course, net­work­ing, pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment and pro­gram­ming in our cap­i­tal city. We look for­ward to host­ing you!

Warm regards,
Kerry Swanson

MANO/RAMO Partners to Create Best Practices Tool Kits for the Media, Visual and Craft-Based Arts Sectors

Featured

Strength­en­ing the Sec­tor: Resources and Best Prac­tices for the Visual, Media and Craft-Based Arts Sec­tor is a three-year project focused on research­ing and devel­op­ing resources and tools for the visual, media and craft-based arts sec­tors. The ulti­mate goal of the project is estab­lish­ing a set of best prac­tices to advance indus­try stan­dards through a con­sul­ta­tive, con­sen­sus build­ing process. The result­ing eth­i­cal and prac­ti­cal pro­fes­sional stan­dards and best prac­tices devel­oped will pro­vide guid­ance in areas where reg­u­la­tion and agree­ments cur­rently do not exist.

The project is being led by an alliance of CARFAC Ontario, Ontario Crafts Coun­cil, Artist-Run Cen­tres and Col­lec­tives of Ontario (ARCCO), Media Arts Net­work of Ontario (MANO) and the Abo­rig­i­nal Cura­to­r­ial Col­lec­tive (ACC).

A com­mu­nity engage­ment process involv­ing regional forums and a com­mu­nity sur­vey will pro­vide oppor­tu­ni­ties for par­tic­i­pa­tion and input to the project. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on dates and loca­tions for the forums will be avail­able shortly.

Please par­tic­i­pate to help shape this impor­tant ini­tia­tive to advance the visual, media and craft-based sector.

For more infor­ma­tion check out:
http://www.carfacontario.ca/page/strengthening-sector-_110/

MANO AGM: January 11th 2013

The date is set! MANO/RAMO’s Annual Gen­eral Meet­ing will take place on Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 11th, from 1-4pm. The loca­tion is Stu­dio 408, 401 Rich­mond St. West, Toronto. Refresh­ments will be provided!

Lim­ited travel sub­si­dies are avail­able, with pri­or­ity given to regions in the north. Please con­tact Kerry Swan­son at director@mano-ramo.ca to express inter­est and approx­i­mate fund­ing needed.

Community Consultation Tour

This year, MANO/RAMO received a Tril­lium Foun­da­tion devel­op­ment grant to embark on a province-wide com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion tour. The con­sul­ta­tion will pro­vide an oppor­tu­nity for out­reach and infor­ma­tion shar­ing about how we can work together to cre­ate mean­ing­ful con­nec­tions and part­ner­ships, as well as raise the pro­file and under­stand­ing of the media arts among the gen­eral pub­lic. We will be con­duct­ing a series of facil­i­tated ses­sions about the sec­tor and the impor­tant role that MANO/RAMO can play. We hope to see you at one of our sched­uled stops or join­ing the con­ver­sa­tion on Face­book at: need to set up group.

The feed­back will be gath­ered to inform the strate­gic plan of the orga­ni­za­tion, inform­ing orga­ni­za­tional goals and activ­i­ties for the next three years.

MANO/RAMO is pleased to be part­ner­ing with Burgess MDR Con­sult­ing, the Tril­lium Foun­da­tion and the Ontario Arts Coun­cil on this project.

A com­plete tour sched­ule will be avail­able in the com­ing weeks, with ten­ta­tive des­ti­na­tions including:

  • Wind­sor
  • Kingston
  • Lon­don
    For­est City Gallery
    258 Rich­mond St.
    Thurs­day, June 28, 7pm
    In part­ner­ship with the Ontario Arts Council
  • Guelph
    Ed Video
    40 Baker St.
    Thurs­day, July 5, 7pm
  • Ottawa
  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • Thun­der Bay
  • Sud­bury

If you live in any of these loca­tions and want to par­tic­i­pate, please con­tact director@mano-ramo.ca for more information.