Update on Canada Council transition to New Funding Model

Update on Canada Coun­cil tran­si­tion to New Fund­ing Model and upcom­ing appli­ca­tion dead­lines for media arts orga­ni­za­tions cour­tesy of IMAA/AAMI

Most media arts orga­ni­za­tions that cur­rently receive assis­tance from the Canada Coun­cil for the Arts through the pro­gram Grants to Media Arts Orga­ni­za­tions – Ini­tia­tives will be moved to one of the two fol­low­ing new pro­grams:
Sup­port­ing Artis­tic Prac­tice – Sup­port Orga­ni­za­tions (for most Production-based orga­ni­za­tions and dis­trib­u­tors)
Arts Across Canada – Arts Fes­ti­vals and Pre­sen­ters (for fes­ti­vals)

There will be no multi-year appli­ca­tion due this fall. Instead, the Multi-year cycle which began in 2014–15 will be extended for a fourth year (2017–18). The 2017–18 instal­ment of Multi-year fund­ing will be released upon approval of an interim report.

The next multi-year appli­ca­tion will be in May or June 2017 (details below). In the mean­time, here are the upcom­ing dead­lines for media arts organizations:

Grants to Media Arts Orga­ni­za­tions – Ini­tia­tives1 Novem­ber 2016
Project Grants to Media Arts Orga­ni­za­tions, Groups and Col­lec­tives: 1 Novem­ber 2016
Grants to Media Arts Orga­ni­za­tions – Equip­ment: 15 Novem­ber 2016

More infor­ma­tion will be pub­lished by Coun­cil in Decem­ber 2016, at which time you’ll also be able to cre­ate a pro­file on the Council’s new web portal.

The first appli­ca­tion dead­lines for the new multi-year pro­grams will be:
Sup­port­ing Artis­tic Prac­tice – Sup­port Orga­ni­za­tions: 15 May 2017
Arts Across Canada – Arts Fes­ti­vals and Pre­sen­ters: 1 June 2017

Note that although these appli­ca­tions will be sub­mit­ted part-way through the 2017–18 fis­cal year and com­pe­ti­tion results won’t be known until Decem­ber 2017, they will cover a three-year cycle begin­ning with the 2017–18 fis­cal year. This means that in addi­tion to your core fund­ing for 2017–18 which you will receive accord­ing to the same lev­els as the last three years, there is an oppor­tu­nity for a retroac­tive top-up to your 2017–18 core fund­ing, if the jury assess­ing your appli­ca­tion decides on an increase to your orga­ni­za­tion.
For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact your offi­cer at the Canada Coun­cil or go to: http://newfundingmodel.canadacouncil.ca/

ODSP and Arts Grants Questionnaire

ODSP Action Coali­tion, Media Arts Net­work Of Ontario, Work­man Arts, ACTRA Toronto, and Tan­gled Art + Disability

ODSP and Arts Grants Questionnaire

Are you an artist and a recip­i­ent of ODSP? We need your help!

The ODSP Action Coali­tion, Media Arts Net­work Of Ontario, Work­man Arts, ACTRA Toronto, and Tan­gled Art + Dis­abil­ity are work­ing together to gather sto­ries and expe­ri­ences of being both an artist and a recip­i­ent of ODSP.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R3XVVNT

The Ontario Dis­abil­ity Sup­port Pro­gram (ODSP) is a social assis­tance pro­gram run by the Ontario Min­istry of Com­mu­nity and Social Ser­vices. It pro­vides income sup­port and employ­ment sup­port to peo­ple who receive it.

In order to qual­ify for ODSP your income and assets can­not be above cer­tain amounts. All pay­ments to a per­son receiv­ing ODSP are con­sid­ered income, unless they are specif­i­cally exempted by the rules gov­ern­ing ODSP.

Dif­fer­ent kinds of income for ODSP recip­i­ents are treated dif­fer­ently.  For exam­ple, employ­ment or self-employment income is par­tially exempt, mean­ing you can keep some of it but part of it is deducted from ODSP.  But you can keep 100% of gifts or money that peo­ple give you vol­un­tar­ily, up to $6000 per year.  And you can keep all income that is intended for disability-related expenses, but must get approval from the ODSP office for this.  Because there are so many dif­fer­ent rules, it is not clear how arts grants will be treated.

Some artists who receive ODSP sup­port are con­cerned that if they are awarded arts coun­cil grants their ODSP pay­ments will be reduced, or cut off com­pletely. They may also be con­cerned that they will no longer qual­ify for the health ben­e­fits they cur­rently receive. Since ODSP sup­port is not enough to cover liv­ing expenses and the costs of mak­ing art they face bar­ri­ers to advanc­ing as artists.

The ODSP Pol­icy on Canada Coun­cil of the Arts Grants and Ontario Arts Coun­cil Grants states: These grants are not specif­i­cally exempt under ODSP…The details of the spe­cific grant should be reviewed to deter­mine the nature of the grant, how it is paid and the cir­cum­stances under which the grant is pro­vided. (Direc­tive 5.1)

These reviews are con­ducted by ODSP case work­ers and indi­vid­ual recip­i­ents have had a range of experiences.

This is where you come in.

If you’re an artist and are or have been recip­i­ent of ODSP, please fill out the ques­tion­naire. The ques­tion­naire is vol­un­tary and confidential.

The infor­ma­tion we gather will help us to seek changes that would allow artists who receive ODSP to develop and thrive as professionals.

That means we could see more plays, films, books, songs, etc. cre­ated by and about peo­ple with disabilities.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R3XVVNT

If you have any ques­tions about this ques­tion­naire, please contact:

Eliza Chan­dler, Tan­gled Art + Dis­abil­ity
647–725-5064
eliza@tangledarts.org

Guides on HR, Governance, Equity and Conflict Resolution

Pre­vi­ous con­sul­ta­tions have demon­strated the need for the media arts sec­tor to develop a set of (uniquely tai­lored to the orga­ni­za­tional struc­tures of artist-run media orga­ni­za­tions) best prac­tices, poli­cies and doc­u­ment tem­plates on human resources, gov­er­nance,  equity, and con­flict resolution.

With the sup­port from the Canada Coun­cil for the Arts (Lead­er­ship for Change pro­gram), MANO’s mem­bers worked with con­sul­tants Giselle Bas­anta, Charles C. Smith and Sheila Wilmot in order to develop such poli­cies and pro­ce­dures dur­ing the sum­mer and fall of 2015. After research, con­sul­ta­tions with work groups, the draft­ing of poli­cies and a work­shop on Medi­a­tion and Con­flict Res­o­lu­tion, the con­clu­sion of the project took place in Jan­u­ary 2016 with the pre­sen­ta­tion of the project’s poli­cies and pro­ce­dures to MANO’s mem­ber­ship at the Map­ping Medias symposium.

Guide 1 — Con­flict Resolution_0229

Guide 2 — Best Prac­tices on Equity_0229

Guide 3 — Board Governance_0229

Guide 3– Board Gov­er­nance Templates

Guide 4 — HR Bet­ter Practices_0229

Guide 4– HR Templates

These Guides are the intel­lec­tual prop­erty of MANO/RAMO and are to be used for the ben­e­fit of its mem­ber orga­ni­za­tions. All rights and priv­i­leges that adhere to these Guides are owned by MANO/ RAMOThe infor­ma­tion in these Guides is offered for infor­ma­tion pur­poses only and does not con­sti­tute legal advice. The infor­ma­tion in these Guides may be sub­ject to updates as prac­tices and applic­a­ble leg­is­la­tion change over time. Mem­ber orga­ni­za­tions should con­sult the appro­pri­ate pro­fes­sional for advice relat­ing to spe­cific issues.

 

MAY WORKSHOP: Accessible Customer Service Training


MAY WORKSHOP: Acces­si­ble Cus­tomer Ser­vice Train­ing
with the Acces­si­bil­ity Pro­fes­sion­als of Ontario

Wednes­day, May 21 — 2:00–5:00 PM

In Per­son: Ontario Arts Coun­cil Board Room
151 Bloor St. West, 6th Floor, Toronto
or remotely via Video Conference

Cost: $80 for MANO/RAMO Mem­bers and $95 for Non-Members

Under the AODA “all busi­nesses or orga­ni­za­tions oper­at­ing in Ontario that have one or more employ­ees and pro­vide goods or ser­vices to the pub­lic or to other third par­ties are legally required to com­ply with the require­ments of the stan­dard.” This work­shop, lead by the Acces­si­bil­ity Pro­fes­sion­als of Ontario, will give media arts orga­ni­za­tions the tools needed to pro­vide excel­lent cus­tomer ser­vice to peo­ple liv­ing with tem­po­rary and per­ma­nent dis­abil­i­ties as well as numer­ous resources to ensure your orga­ni­za­tion is on the right path to becom­ing compliant.

Atten­dees will also receive train­ing man­u­als valid for two years that will allow them to train staff who are not in atten­dance, future employ­ees and vol­un­teers at no extra cost. Addi­tion­ally, you will be pro­vided with tem­plates for poli­cies and pro­ce­dures, sim­pli­fy­ing the com­pli­ance process for the Acces­si­ble Cus­tomer Ser­vice Standard.

The Acces­si­bil­ity for Ontar­i­ans with Dis­abil­i­ties Act (AODA) became law in 2005.  There are 3 sep­a­rate stan­dards that may con­cern your business:

1. Acces­si­ble Cus­tomer Ser­vice Stan­dard (Ontario Reg­u­la­tion 429/07) — Com­pli­ance dead­line for pri­vate and non-profit orga­ni­za­tions: Jan­u­ary 1, 2012;
2. Inte­grated Acces­si­bil­ity Stan­dard (Ontario Reg­u­la­tion 191/11) — Com­pli­ance dead­line for pri­vate and non-profit orga­ni­za­tions: Vary from Jan­u­ary 1, 2014 to Jan­u­ary 1, 2025 and
3. Built Envi­ron­ment Stan­dard — Com­pli­ance dates start­ing Jan­u­ary 1, 2015

Atten­dees attend­ing remotely will con­nect to the work­shop by video­con­fer­ence, login details will be pro­vided by MANO/RAMO.

Due to train­ing method­ol­ogy, reg­is­tra­tion is lim­ited to 24. To reg­is­ter, please email membership@mano-ramo.ca.

DEBATE: IS ART SCHOOL KILLING ART?

DEBATE: IS ART SCHOOL KILLING ART?
Co-presented by  The Images Fes­ti­val, MANO/RAMO and aluCine

Sun­day April 13, 2014 @ 2 PM
Monarch Tav­ern – 12 Clin­ton St
FREE ADMISSION

For 2014, Images Fes­ti­val and Media Arts Net­work of Ontario (MANO/RAMO) we have assem­bled two esteemed pan­els that will debate (Oxford style!) the impli­ca­tions and effects of the pro­fes­sion­al­iza­tion, through acad­e­mia, of art.

Mod­er­ated by: Deanna Bowen
Team Yes: Andrew Lam­bert, Ross McLaren and Wanda Nanibush
Team No: Omar Estrada, Paige Sar­lin and Kim Simon

DEMYSTIFYING MEDIA ARTSMANO/RAMO CO-PRESENTS AT ALUCINE

DEMYSTIFYING MEDIA ARTS
AT THE 14TH alu­Cine TORONTO LATIN FILM + MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL
CO-PRESENTED BY MANO/RAMO

Sat­ur­day, April 5th @11:00 AM
BLUEPRINT Gallery — 376 Bathurst Street, Toronto
FREE EVENT

The dis­cus­sion and dis­sem­i­na­tion of ideas on con­tem­po­rary media arts is of pri­mary impor­tance. In this panel we will be pro­mot­ing the advance­ment of knowl­edge, the exchange of ideas, and an improved capac­ity to appre­ci­ate media arts.  Fur­ther­more, we aim to edu­cate our spon­sors, com­mu­ni­ties and audi­ence about the media arts and how they can cap­i­tal­ize on the same as a means of expres­sion while gen­er­at­ing aware­ness with regards to their spe­cific posi­tion in the Cana­dian cul­tural landscape.

We hope to build a timely and rel­e­vant event offer­ing a strong and focused vision of the role of Latin-Canadian artists work­ing in the field and the ways in which they have cre­ated a group of inter-connected, dynamic cul­tural com­mu­ni­ties in Canada. Like­wise, the panel will cel­e­brate the unique cre­ative strate­gies employed by Latin-Canadian artists in the mak­ing of film and media arts.

We aim at iden­ti­fy­ing pub­lic con­cern, increas­ing or cre­at­ing aware­ness and under­stand­ing among audi­ences, as well as allow­ing access to inde­pen­dent media art­works by Cana­dian artists.

The pan­elists are:

1. Susan Lord: Intro­duc­ing the panel and peaks about Media Arts.
2. Dr. Susan Dou­glas: She will present and talk about: Rafael Lozano Hem­mer.
3. Fran­cisco Alvarez: Will speak about the impor­tance of sup­port­ing Latin Amer­i­can Media Artists.
4. Mark Haslam, (OAC) Media Arts Offi­cer: Will speak about the sup­port that OAC pro­vides to media artists.
5. Bushra Junaid (OAC), Out­reach and Devel­op­ment Man­ager: Will speak about the Career and Devel­op­ment Grant for peo­ple of minory groups.

SPEAKING TOGETHERMANO/RAMO CO-PRESENTS AT THE IMAGES FESTIVAL

Fri­day April 18 @ 5  PM
Admis­sion: $10 general/$5 mem­bers, stu­dents, seniors
Jack­man Hall - 317 Dun­das Street West, McCaul Street entrance

Speak­ing Together
 http://www.imagesfestival.com/calendar.php?event_id=1272&month=n

The obtuse and absurd sys­tem of hand signs and move­ments that make up the actions in Open Out­cry rep­re­sent a lan­guage reduced to the con­cerns of finance and econ­omy, a closed sys­tem, yet one that is per­va­sive in all facets of our lives. From here, this pro­gram pushes out­ward, to explore the notion of com­mu­ni­ca­tion through both­lin­guis­tic and non-linguistic means.

Open Out­cry
Ben Thorp Brown
USA, 2013, video, 15 MIN
A per­for­mance that cat­a­logues and inves­ti­gates the com­plexly absurd means of ges­tures that were once the pri­mary mode of com­mu­ni­ca­tion by com­modi­ties traders on the stock trad­ing floor. The per­form­ers cre­ate a kind of instruc­tional video – one call­ing out the words and describ­ing the asso­ci­ated actions while the other demon­strates those actions – high­light­ing the self con­sum­ing nature of this lan­guage that was both invented by and made obso­lete by finance capitalism.

Wow and Flut­ter
Jen­nifer Brady
Ire­land, 2013, video, 13 MIN
A por­trait of a mag­nif­i­cent bird draws on the 30-year rela­tion­ship between ani­mal cog­ni­tion sci­en­tist, Irene Pep­per­berg and the African Grey Par­rot who she trained in ele­ments of human lan­guage. The ele­gant depic­tion of the ani­mal attempts to ‘give voice’ to the crea­ture while rais­ing ques­tions about what cre­ates and what lim­its language.

one, two, many
Manon de Boer
Bel­gium, 2012, 16mm/video, 22 MIN
one, two, many strings together three per­for­mance ges­tures: a con­tin­u­ous, seven minute long flute per­for­mance, a record­ing of an off screen dis­cus­sion about the qual­i­ties of Roland Barthes’ voice, and a choir of four singers per­form­ing to a small group of peo­ple. Each seg­ment of the film artic­u­lates a dif­fer­ent posi­tion about and man­i­fes­ta­tion of the voice. Mov­ing from the closed, cir­cu­lar breath­ing of the flautist, Michael Schmid, in the first sec­tion, to the cho­rus per­form­ing for the audi­ence, de Boer’s film presents a med­i­ta­tion on speak­ing together, lis­ten­ing, and the indi­vid­ual body in rela­tion to the collective.

Peo­ple to be Resem­bling
The Otolith Group
UK, 2012, video, 21 MIN
Peo­ple to be Resem­bling was com­mis­sioned for the exhi­bi­tion ECM–A Cul­tural Archae­ol­ogy, a research-based archive project about the his­tory of the pio­neer­ing music label ECM. The video focuses on the musi­cal trio Codona, a group founded by Collin Wal­cott, Don Cherry and Nana Vas­con­ce­los in 1978. The video uses his­tor­i­cal pho­tographs, inter­views, archival footage of the musi­cians and a text cita­tion from Gertrude Stein’s “The Mak­ing of Amer­i­cans” to reflect on the junc­ture of two dif­fer­ent man­i­fes­ta­tions of polit­i­cal form in the his­tory of black music.

HR Best Practices for Media Arts Organizations Workshop

HR Best Prac­tices for Media Arts Orga­ni­za­tions Workshop

with Jimena Ortúzar and Scott Miller Berry

When: March 11, 2014 from 3–6 PM
Where: Ontario Arts Coun­cil — 151 Bloor Street West, 5th Floor, Toronto

All MANO/RAMO work­shops avail­able in per­son or via teleconference.

To reg­is­ter please con­tact membership@mano-ramo.ca

FREE for MANO/RAMO mem­ber orga­ni­za­tions. For more infor­ma­tion on Join­ing MANO/RAMO please see: http://mano-ramo.ca/join-manoramo/

Enrol­ment lim­ited to 12

In the first work­shop of MANO/RAMO’s spring/summer 2014 sea­son we will be look­ing at best prac­tices for human resources man­age­ment and gov­er­nance. Orga­ni­za­tions can only be effec­tive when roles and respon­si­bil­i­ties of staff are clearly defined and imple­mented. In this three-hour work­shop our instruc­tors will cover cru­cial top­ics for media arts orga­ni­za­tions man­ag­ing staff.

Top­ics include:
·       Best prac­tices for HR Com­mit­tees
·       Con­flict res­o­lu­tion
·       Reten­tion, change man­age­ment and suc­ces­sion planning

Instruc­tor bios:

Jimena Ortuzar is a doc­toral can­di­date at the Cen­tre for Drama, The­atre and Per­for­mance Stud­ies and the Cen­tre for Dias­pora and Transna­tional Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­sity of Toronto. Her pro­fe­sional expe­ri­ence includes labour rela­tions and human rights as the for­mer Chair of the Griev­ance Com­mit­tee for the Cana­dian Union of Pub­lic Employ­ees, Air Canada Com­po­nent. She joined the Images Fes­ti­val Board of Direc­tors in 2010 and is presently Chair of the HR Committee.

Scott Miller Berry has been work­ing with artist-run com­mu­nity based and/or not for profit arts col­lec­tives and orga­ni­za­tions for almost 20 years. He is the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Images Fes­ti­val, where he has worked since 2001 and shep­herded many projects, tours and pub­li­ca­tions. Trained in con­flict res­o­lu­tion, Scott spent many years as a shop stew­ard in a cler­i­cal union and has sat on numer­ous HR Com­mit­tees with arts + cul­ture Boards in Toronto. Cur­rently he is Chair the Board of the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario (MANO/RAMO), and sits on the Board the national Inde­pen­dent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA/AAMI) and Advi­sory Boards of Alu­Cine Toronto Latin and Ren­dezvous With Mad­ness Film Fes­ti­vals.  Scott holds an MA from the New School for Social Research, New York and main­tains an inde­pen­dent film­mak­ing + pro­gram­ming prac­tice, the lat­ter as co-founder of the 8 fest small gauge film fes­ti­val and monthly screen­ing series Early Monthly Seg­ments.

This work­shop is made pos­si­ble thanks to the sup­port fo the Ontario Arts Council.

MANO/RAMO is Hiring a Communication and Membership Coordinator

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: COMMUNICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Mem­ber­ship Coor­di­na­tor
$18/hour, 14 hours/week, 12 month contract

Appli­ca­tion Dead­line: Mon­day, Jan­u­ary 13, 2014

The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario/Réseau des arts medi­a­tiques 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.

MANO/RAMO requires a highly orga­nized com­mu­ni­ca­tions spe­cial­ist to join the staff and work in coop­er­a­tion with mem­bers. We are look­ing for an admin­is­tra­tor with a strong under­stand­ing of the media arts to coor­di­nate com­mu­ni­ca­tions with the regional, national and inter­na­tional media arts sector.

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING:

• Coor­di­nat­ing all com­mu­ni­ca­tions with MANO/RAMO mem­ber orga­ni­za­tions
• Main­te­nance and admin­is­tra­tion of all data­bases, invoic­ing
• Prepa­ra­tion and design of monthly newslet­ters and other bul­letins
• Updat­ing MANO/RAMO’s social media accounts
• Assist­ing with the coor­di­na­tion MANO/RAMO pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment pro­grams
• Web­site main­te­nance
• Edit­ing and proof­read­ing skills

QUALIFICATIONS WILL INCLUDE A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING:

• Expe­ri­ence devel­op­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion and media strate­gies for non-profits
• Expe­ri­ence work­ing in the non-profit sec­tor
• A demon­strated inter­est in the media arts
• A his­tory of com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­age­ment
• Proven edi­to­r­ial skills
• Bilin­gual­ism is an asset

This posi­tion requires the abil­ity to mul­ti­task and take on mul­ti­ple respon­si­bil­i­ties. MANO/RAMO has a very small staff, who must be ready to solve prob­lems on the fly. The ideal can­di­date will have expe­ri­ence and under­stand­ing of the media-arts / artist-run sec­tor and a strong com­mu­ni­ca­tions background.

To apply, please send your cur­ricu­lum vitae and cover let­ter (includ­ing two ref­er­ences) to jobs@mano-ramo.ca as a word or pdf attach­ment. Please indi­cate “Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Mem­ber­ship Coor­di­na­tor” in the sub­ject line.

MANO/RAMO will not accept any phone or in per­son inquires for this position.

We thank all appli­cants for their inter­est. Only those can­di­dates selected for an inter­view will be con­tacted. MANO/RAMO is an equal oppor­tu­nity employer and is com­mit­ted to diver­sity in all its forms.

DEADLINE for receipt of appli­ca­tions: Mon­day, Jan­u­ary 13, 2014.

This oppor­tu­nity with MANO/RAMO has been cre­ated with the sup­port of the Ontario Tril­lium Foundation.

CONTACT: jobs@mano-ramo.ca

MANO:RAMO Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Post­ing as pdf

Evolve or Perish: Media Arts Symposium – November 14–17, 2013 – Ottawa, Ontario

Evolve or Per­ish: Media Arts Symposium

Thurs­day Novem­ber 14 to Sun­day Novem­ber 17

Arts Court, Ottawa

Down­load the full pro­gram as PDF: Evolve or Perish_FINAL

Screen­ings and Keynote at Club Saw: 67 Nicholas Street

Exhi­bi­tion and Par­ties at Galerie SAW Gallery: 67 Nicholas Street

Pan­els in the Arts Court Stu­dio: 2 Daly Ave

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

Down­load the full pro­gram guide as a pdf: Sym­po­sium booklet-Final

MANO/RAMO is pleased to announce Evolve or Per­ish: Media Arts Sym­po­sium in part­ner­ship with Galerie SAW Gallery ART STAR 5: Wit­ness and Tes­tify. This three-day forum will bring together media arts pro­fes­sion­als from across Ontario, and beyond, to engage in lively dis­cus­sion and debate on major issues fac­ing the sec­tor. The events will pro­vide up-to-date infor­ma­tion regard­ing the cur­rent state of fund­ing, iden­tify sys­temic prob­lems that impact the media arts com­mu­nity, and cre­ate a space to imag­ine new mod­els of collaboration.

While the days will focus on dis­cus­sion and debate regard­ing the sec­tor, the evenings will pro­vide a cel­e­bra­tion of Cana­dian and Inter­na­tional video art pro­vided by Galerie SAW Gallery’s ART STAR 5: Wit­ness and Tes­tify Through the debates and dis­cus­sions, Evolve or Per­ish hopes to pro­voke ideas around big questions.

Con­fer­ence Reg­is­tra­tion is based on a slid­ing scale:

$40-$100 for the first rep­re­sen­ta­tive of a non-profit orga­ni­za­tion or collective.

$40 for addi­tional rep­re­sen­ta­tives from an orga­ni­za­tion or collective.

$30 for stu­dents and inde­pen­dent artists, cura­tors and administrators.

Need another rea­son to join MANO/RAMO?

MANO/RAMO pro­vides Travel Assis­tance for one rep­re­sen­ta­tive from each mem­ber orga­ni­za­tion or col­lec­tive. Accom­mo­da­tion sub­si­dies for mem­bers are based on availability.

To join MANO/RAMO please see: http://mano-ramo.ca/join-manoramo

THURSDAY, Novem­ber 14, 2013

Open­ing Keynote: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Clive Robertson

FRIDAY, Novem­ber 15, 2013

Access and Account­abil­ity: New Mod­els For Inclu­sive Arts Pro­gram­ming 10:00am – 12:00pm
David Bobier, Deb­o­rah Fels, Cather­ine MacK­in­non, Mar­got Whitfield

Media Art Fun­ders: Changes and Con­ti­nu­ity 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Felipé Diaz — Canada Coun­cil for the Arts, Mark Haslam — Ontario Arts Coun­cil and San­jay Sha­hani — Ontario Tril­lium Foundation

Refram­ing Cap­i­tal: Tech­no­log­i­cal Change, Rent, Depen­dency, and the Means of Pro­duc­tion 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Shar­lene Bam­boat, Holly Cun­ning­ham, Chris Kennedy, Penny McCann

Evolve or Per­ish After-Party: One Hit Won­ders and Time­less Clas­sics
11PM2AM / Club SAW, 67 Nicholas Street
Pre­sented by SAW Video

SATURDAY, Novem­ber 16, 2013

Col­lec­tive Mobil­ity and Insti­tu­tional Sta­bil­ity: Col­lab­o­ra­tion where Slow­ness Meets Speed 10:00am – 12:00pm
Gina Bad­ger, Maria Ale­jan­d­rina Coates, Emma Hen­drix, Jim Shedden

Youth in Revolt: Pre­car­i­ous Labour, the Young Cura­tor, and Admin­is­tra­tor in the Media Arts 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Howard Adler, Eliane Ell­bo­gen, Chris­tine Swin­tak, cheyanne turions

Evo­lu­tion, Muta­tion, Ampu­ta­tion, and Death: Change and its Dis­con­tents 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Henry Faber, Jean-Paul Kelly, Deirdre Logue, Monique Manatch

SUNDAY, Novem­ber 17, 2013

MANO/RAMO AGM 10am-2pm

ART STAR 5: Wit­ness and Tes­tify schedule:

As men­tioned above, our col­leagues at Galerie Saw Gallery will be pre­sent­ing their bien­nial video art exhi­bi­tion ART STAR 5: Wit­ness and Tes­tify. The sched­ule is below. In other great things Evolve or Per­ish reg­is­trants get free access to ART STAR pro­gram­ming (except the Mas­ter Class with Basma Alsharif) and ART STAR pass-holders receive free access to all Evolve or Per­ish events.

THURSDAY, Novem­ber 14

Art Star 5: Video Art Bien­nial / Wit­ness and Tes­tify
in con­junc­tion with Evolve or Per­ish Media Arts Symposium

Wit­ness and Tes­tify Blowup Party 
Fea­tur­ing the exhi­bi­tion Road Movie by Elle Flan­ders and Tamira Sawatzky (Pub­lic Stu­dio)
With DJs Lakes Dis­trict and Gina Vanelli
8PM2AM / Galerie SAW Gallery

FRIDAY, Novem­ber 15
Thirza Jean Cut­hand Shorts Screen­ing
Curated by Reena Katz
7PM / Club SAW

Basma Alsharif Shorts Screen­ing
Curated by Christo­pher Rohde
9PM / Club SAW

SATURDAY, Novem­ber 16
Mas­ter Class with Basma Alsharif
2PM / Club SAW

Sophie Calle Dou­ble Blind/No Sex Last Night Screen­ing
Curated by Anna Khi­ma­sia
7PM / Club SAW

Isabelle Pauwels Shorts Screen­ing
Curated by Rhi­an­non Vogl
9PM / Club SAW

SUNDAY, Novem­ber 17
Clos­ing Night: The Miss­ing Pic­ture by Rithy Panh
Curated by Jason St-Laurent
7PM / Club SAW

 

Evolve or Per­ish is gen­er­ously sup­ported by the Canada Coun­cil for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Coun­cil and the Ontario Tril­lium Foun­da­tion.

The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario/Réseau des arts medi­a­tiques de l’Ontario (MANO/RAMO) is an arts ser­vice orga­ni­za­tion whose man­date is to develop and fos­ter a uni­fied and respon­sive provin­cial net­work for Ontario media arts orga­ni­za­tions and the inde­pen­dent artists they represent.

MANO/RAMO’s vision is informed by the value that a rich and vibrant cul­tural land­scape includes the con­tin­ued diver­sity of artis­tic and cul­tural expres­sion offered by inde­pen­dent film, video, audio and new media arts. These forms of expres­sion pro­vide alter­na­tives to main­stream, com­mer­cial and insti­tu­tional ide­olo­gies. It is the organization’s belief that com­munity engage­ment with diverse artis­tic prac­tices improves qual­ity of life by pro­mot­ing cul­tural understand­ing and respect at all lev­els of society.