Ottawa Media Arts Round-Table

Swim­ming Out­side the Streams
Ottawa Media Arts Round-Table
Pre­sented by MANO/RAMO

Mon­day, March 23rd at 6:30 PM
Club SAW, 67 Nicholas St., Ottawa

The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario/Réseau des arts médi­a­tiques de l’Ontario  is call­ing on all cul­tural work­ers and artists engaged in the media arts in Ottawa to gath­er for an infor­mal dis­cus­sion at Club Saw on Mon­day March 23. This round-table fol­lows on a series of infor­mal dis­cus­sions held in Toron­to and the Novem­ber 2013 Evolve or Per­ish sym­po­sium. With recent announce­ments from provin­cial and nation­al arts fund­ing agen­cies many in the cul­tural com­mu­nity are grap­pling with uncer­tainty and wait­ing for change from above, at this time we feel it is more impor­tant than ever to build proac­tive respons­es of what the sec­tor needs and what we expect from our col­lab­o­ra­tion with the funders.

How can orga­ni­za­tions keep a focus on the art while pri­or­i­ties and met­rics shift? Can arts orga­ni­za­tions and artists dri­ve change or do polit­i­cal and eco­nomic agen­das beyond the sec­tor set the agen­da?  What strate­gies can be used to build pro­duc­tive change for the media arts in Canada?