Registration now open for Cold Waters

The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario / Réseau des arts médi­a­tiques de l’Ontario (MANO/RAMO) and Near North Mobile Media Lab (N2M2L) are pleased to invite artists and cul­tur­al work­ers to North Bay, Ontario from June 12–15, 2019 to our bien­ni­al gath­er­ing, Cold Waters: Sym­po­sium & Media Arts Fes­ti­val.

For more infor­ma­tion and reg­is­tra­tion see:

http://www.coldwaters.mano-ramo.ca/

Call for Submissions Cold Waters Symposium & Media Arts Festival

MANO-RAMO and Near North Mobile Media Lab are pleased to announced the title for the 2019 Media Arts con­fer­ence: COLD WATERS Sym­po­sium & Media Arts Fes­ti­val, tak­ing place June 12–15, 2019 in North Bay, ON.

As part of the event we have three excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for the media arts com­mu­ni­ty to par­tic­i­pate in the Sym­po­sium and Fes­ti­val pro­gram­ming.

  1. Call for Sub­mis­sions for Work­shops, Events & Dis­cus­sions Dead­line March 15th, 2019. Open to all artists and cul­tur­al work­ers at all stages of their career.
  2. Call for Sub­mis­sions for Screen­ings and Sound Art Events Dead­line April 1st, 2019. Open to all North­ern Ontario artists at all stages of their career
  3. Call for Sub­mis­sions for Remote Stu­dio Talks Dead­line April 1st, 2019. Open to North­ern Ontario artists at all stages of their career.

MANO is Hiring a Conference Coordinator — March 18

Con­fer­ence Coor­di­na­tor

Cold Waters: Sym­po­sium & Media Arts Fes­ti­val

North Bay, June 12–15, 2019

Dead­line for appli­ca­tions 6:00PM Mon­day March 18, 2019

The North Bay Con­fer­ence Coor­di­na­tor will work with staff at the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario and Near North Mobile Media Lab to ensure the logis­tics and hos­pi­tal­i­ty at the Cold Waters: Sym­po­sium and Media Arts Fes­ti­val run smooth­ly. This is a short term con­tract from April 1 to June 23, 2019 with com­pen­sa­tion of $5,000. The Con­fer­ence Coor­di­na­tor will work part-time flex­i­ble hours in the months of April to ear­ly June, but will need to be avail­able full time from June 10th to 16th, inclu­sive.

The Cold Waters: Sym­po­sium and Media Arts Fes­ti­val is Ontario’s bien­ni­al con­fer­ence of Media Arts and Artist Run-Cen­tres. It will fea­ture pan­els, work­shops, artist talks, stu­dio vis­its, screen­ings, per­for­mances, instal­la­tions, and a vari­ety of avenues for net­work­ing and col­lab­o­ra­tion.

Respon­si­bil­i­ties Include:

-Orga­nize del­e­gate and artist accom­mo­da­tions, food, trav­el, attendee badges & wel­come pack­ages, reg­is­tra­tion list, venue sig­nage

-Man­age reg­is­tra­tion table, pro­vide atten­dees with pack­ages, col­lect any mon­ey owing, answer ques­tions about pro­gram­ming, etc.

-Coor­di­nate Fes­ti­val logis­tics includ­ing room book­ings, sched­ule of activ­i­ties, tech­ni­cal & space needs, local equip­ment rentals, cater­ing of meals and snacks, etc

-Recruit, train and man­age event vol­un­teers, includ­ing front of house ush­ers for tick­et­ed events, mon­i­tor­ing capac­i­ty, safe­ty, set-up and clean up of spaces, etc

-Oth­er duties as assigned

Qual­i­fi­ca­tions:

-Pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence work­ing in a con­fer­ence, fes­ti­val, or film pro­duc­tion envi­ron­ment

-Knowl­edge of the North Bay hos­pi­tal­i­ty indus­try

-Excel­lent orga­ni­za­tion­al and time man­age­ment skills

-Prob­lem solv­ing skills, abil­i­ty to think on your feet

-Abil­i­ty to work with a team of orga­niz­ers remote­ly as every­one is locat­ed in dif­fer­ent parts of the Province

-Driver’s licence and access to own vehi­cle are an asset

Dead­line for appli­ca­tions 6:00PM Mon­day March 18, 2019

 

Apply to symposium@mano-ramo.ca with cov­er let­ter and CV as one pdf doc­u­ment.

About MANO & N2M2L

The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario/Réseau des arts médi­a­tiques de l’Ontario (MANO/RAMO) is Ontario’s only arts ser­vice orga­ni­za­tion exclu­sively ded­i­cated to fur­ther­ing the work of media arts orga­ni­za­tions and the inde­pen­dent artists they rep­re­sent. MANO/RAMO is focused on devel­op­ing respon­sive, inno­v­a­tive and proac­tive ini­tia­tives that cre­ate mean­ing­ful oppor­tu­ni­ties for media artists and orga­ni­za­tions.

Near North Mobile Media Lab (N2M2L) pro­vides the tools media artists, stu­dents, film­mak­ers, and audi­ences in North­ern Ontario need to pro­duce, present, and enjoy con­tem­po­rary media arts in all its forms.

 

May 8-Peterborough Media Arts Roundtable

Wednes­day, May 8th, 2019
Art­space, 378 Aylmer St N, Peter­bor­ough, ON
5:00 to 7:00 PM
FREE

MANO-RAMO, in part­ner­ship with Art­space and ReFame Film Fes­ti­val, will host a round­table dis­cus­sions in Peter­bor­ough on May 8th. We are inter­ested in learn­ing about the community’s cur­rent chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties, as well as dis­cussing issues such as fund­ing and build­ing col­lec­tives and orga­ni­za­tions. This ses­sion will pro­vide an oppor­tu­nity for indi­vid­ual media artists and emerg­ing or estab­lished orga­ni­za­tions and col­lec­tives to come togeth­er and dis­cuss the field with­in the region; along with fund­ing and col­lec­tive solu­tions. Please rsvp to membership@mano-ramo.ca.

Orga­ni­za­tions and col­lec­tives in the region may book free half hour con­sul­ta­tions with MANO staff between 1:00pm and 5:00pm on May 8th by email­ing: membership@mano-ramo.ca, with the sub­ject line: MANO Meet­ing.

March 19-North Bay Media Arts Roundtable

Tues­day, March 19th, 2019
White Water Gallery, 122 Main St E, North Bay, ON 
6:00–7:00 PM
FREE
MANO-RAMO, in part­ner­ship with White Water Gallery, will host a round­table dis­cus­sions in North Bay on March 19th. We are inter­ested in learn­ing about the community’s cur­rent chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties, as well as dis­cussing issues such as fund­ing and build­ing col­lec­tives and orga­ni­za­tions. This ses­sion will pro­vide an oppor­tu­nity for indi­vid­ual media artists and emerg­ing or estab­lished orga­ni­za­tions and col­lec­tives to come togeth­er and dis­cuss the field with­in the region; along with fund­ing and col­lec­tive solu­tions. We will also be dis­cussing the upcom­ing Media Arts Sym­po­sium and Fes­ti­val, tak­ing place in North Bay from June 12 to 15, 2019

The dis­cus­sion will be guid­ed by a short sur­vey cir­cu­lated in advance to those who RSVP, by email, to membership@mano-ramo.ca

March 5-Thunder Bay Media Arts Roundtable

Tues­day, March 5th, 2019
6:00 to 8:00 PM
Mag­nus The­atre, 10 Algo­ma St S, Thun­der Bay, ON
FREE

MANO-RAMO will con­tin­ue its series of round­table dis­cus­sions in Thun­der Bay on March 5th. We are inter­est­ed in learn­ing about the community’s cur­rent chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties, as well as dis­cussing issues such as fund­ing and build­ing col­lec­tives and orga­ni­za­tions. This ses­sion will pro­vide an oppor­tu­ni­ty for indi­vid­ual media artists and emerg­ing or estab­lished orga­ni­za­tions and col­lec­tives to come togeth­er and dis­cuss the field with­in the region; along with fund­ing and col­lec­tive solu­tions.

The dis­cus­sion will be guid­ed by a short sur­vey cir­cu­lat­ed in advance to those who RSVP, by email to membership@mano-ramo.ca

Orga­ni­za­tions and col­lec­tives in the region may book free half hour con­sul­ta­tions with MANO staff between 1:00pm and 5:00pm on March 5th by email­ing: memebership@mano-ramo.ca, with the sub­ject line: MANO Meet­ing.

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