November 22-Annual General Meeting

Thurs­day, Novem­ber 22 at 7PM
TMAC, 32 Lis­gar St. Toronto
or remotely by Ring Cen­tral

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 membership@mano-ramo.ca.

2018 AGM Agenda
2017 AGM Min­utes
2018 AGM Proxy Form

October 9-Toronto Media Arts Roundtable: Fall Sectoral Check-In

Tues­day, Octo­ber 9, 2018
3–5 PM
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 membership@mano-ramo.ca

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

Changes to OSDP and Ontario Works Guidelines for arts grants recipients

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.

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

 

 

MANO/OAC Media Arts Information Session in North Bay

Join us on Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 10th at 11am at White Water Gallery to learn more about fund­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able to media artists and film­mak­ers in our area, and also give your input and feed­back regard­ing the Media Arts com­mu­nity in Ontario.

Host­ing the ses­sion will be Mark Haslam, Offi­cer for the Media Arts sec­tion of the Ontario Arts Coun­cil and Ben Donoghue, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario.
Light refresh­ments will be served. This event is free to the public

Vertical Features

Ver­ti­cal Fea­tures takes its name from Peter Greenaway’s 1978 fea­turette Ver­ti­cal Fea­tures Remake. A fic­tional doc­u­men­tary that also bor­rows from the lan­guage of struc­tural film, Greenaway’s exper­i­ment serves to trou­ble claims of authen­tic­ity and author­ship, issues still rel­e­vant in the world of doc­u­men­tary and other non-fiction media, espe­cially as it moves online and into the gallery.

The name Ver­ti­cal Fea­tures serves to evoke the idea of work that exists adjacent—even perpendicular—to con­ven­tional cin­ema, works that risk over­sight. The series hopes to pro­mote vital non-fiction film and video that has had lit­tle or no Toronto expo­sure, includ­ing doc­u­men­tary, essay films, hybrid exper­i­ments, and artists’ mov­ing image, plac­ing con­tem­po­rary films in dia­logue with his­tor­i­cal redis­cov­er­ies. Sup­ple­mented by intro­duc­tions and dis­cus­sions with guest schol­ars, artists, and crit­ics, Ver­ti­cal Fea­tures serves to high­light and sit­u­ate these excep­tional works.

www.verticalfeaturesto.com

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.

mirrormountainfilmfest.com