A group, specific to arts workers, for sharing and organizing community resources in Ottawa in response to COVID-19.
This group is intended to bring arts workers together and potentially help address specific concerns we may face as a community. The goal is to organize the local community on the grassroots level and ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities.
But it goes beyond that to different ways we can support each other as artists during this time. It is a place to post requests for aid or support, as well as a place to share opportunities and resources that may be helpful and supportive.
Timeline Photos#OttCity's business community is working together in support of the #local economy to address the challenges of #Covid19.
Join us May 29 at 1 pm for a virtual town hall on Ottawa's economic recovery planning and join in!
More info: bit.ly/2A1gQKJ ...
Number of COVID-19 cases in Ottawa | Nombre de cas COVID-19 à OttawaWondering about the number of COVID-19 cases there are by ward? Ottawa Public Health has developed a map that shows the cases by ward. Be sure to check their website for updates. #heartoforleans #covid19
Worried about grocery shopping in Ottawa during Covid and want to avoid a corporate monolith?? I met two university students who have been doing the shopping for a number of folks I know (they do not have their usual summer jobs due to the pandemic). They are responsible, affordable, mask up and wear gloves, and very reliable. If you want their contact info DM me or email Matthew at email@example.com. ...
Music educators! Coalition Canada has launched a ground-breaking study on the state of music education in Canada. Music Canada is proud to partner on this research, which will establish a national understanding on access to quality music education in every province and territory.
Teachers and administrators are invited to take part in the survey to help outline what music education looks like in their school (pre-pandemic), and what music education means in their community.
For full details, including a link to the survey, visit coalitioncanada.ca/en/research/.Calling all teachers and school administrators!
We've launched a ground-breaking study on the state of music education in Canada and we want every school in Canada represented!
Surveys are online at: www.coalitioncanada.ca/research
We want to know, pre-pandemic, what did music education look like in your school?
Teachers: whether you teach music full-time in school or whether you include music activities in your classroom, you play a part in music education in Canada.
Administrators: Your voices matter, too! We want to hear how your school supports music education and what it means in your community.
All survey respondents are entered in a draw for one of three $5000 music instrument grants from MusiCounts and surveys completed before May 31 are entered in a draw for a gift card from Long & McQuade Musical Instruments.
Please spread the word to your colleagues and friends in music education!
This survey is conducted in partnership with MusiCounts, Music Canada, People for Education, the Canadian Network for Arts & Learning, and the Canadian Music Educators' Association/Acme . ...
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Perhaps helpful for producers and organizers looking forward ...
PAL Ottawa is moving forward with the realization of a future 80-unit live/work apartment building in central Ottawa, providing senior arts workers (55+) personal support in a creative, caring community so they can continue to live, create and inspire. You can join this vibrant community arts hub and source of safety and security. Like our Facebook page, apply to get on our waitlist ([palottawa.org/pal-housing-waiting-list/](palottawa.org/pal-housing-waiting-list/?fbclid=IwAR0QEBfOAURJktPyX9QmptlkMPTBHXGrhHHIx9oJnFQOnl_V...) and get involved at firstname.lastname@example.org ! ...
Hello Ottawa arts!
I was wondering if there were any arts organizations like mine who have been left out of all funding because they are either for-profit or pay contractors instead of employees?
For example, the new Canada Council funding leaves us out because we are for-profit and have never recieved a grant . All the normal wage subsidy/business loans leave us out because we paid contractors instead of employees (but otherwise hit all the requirements).
If there are any out there (or if you know anyone outside of Ottawa), please shoot me a message:)
Announcing #MuseFest2020, a virtual livestreaming festival featuring women+ artists from the Ottawa community and beyond.
What is it?
The livestreaming festival will take place from Monday, May 18th to Sunday, May 31st, 2020. Sign-ups will be accepted from women+ (women, femmes, trans, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk) artists from the Ottawa music community and beyond. Artists will be able to register for different time slots during the two week period.
While Muse Collective unfortunately doesn’t have resources to pay artists, we will be organizing a professional development event via Zoom before the festival to share best practices about successfully running your livestream and setting-up a virtual tip jar for yourself! The final schedule will be communicated to artists on Friday, May 15th, 2020. Sign-up below before next Thursday!
Performance Opportunity for Women and Gender Non-Conforming Artists
Hi everyone, I am writing on behalf of a fledgling artist collective in Ottawa aimed at emerging women and gender non-conforming musicians.
From May 18th to 31st, we will be hosting #MuseFest2020, a virtual livestreaming festival featuring women+ artists from the Ottawa community and beyond.
What is it?
Sign-ups will be accepted until this Thursday from women and gender non-conforming (women, femmes, trans, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming folk) artists from the Ottawa music community and beyond. Artists will be able to register for different time slots during the two week period. It is really aimed at emerging artists who aren't sure how to get started with live-streaming.
While Muse Collective unfortunately doesn’t have resources to pay artists, we will be organizing a professional development event via Zoom before the festival to share best practices about successfully running your livestream and setting-up your own virtual tip jar. The final schedule will be communicated to artists on Friday, May 15th, 2020. Sign-up below before next Thursday!
Feel free to follow our Facebook page Muse Collective
Take care! ...
We're hiring! Three summer jobs | one application deadline.
We have three opportunities available for bilingual youth (15 to 30 years) this year to help with planning and implementing upcoming and new initiatives.
It is expected that all Summer positions at Arts Network Ottawa will focus on web-based exchanges and online programming. For full information, visit our website:
Some sobering numbers from the folks Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario. What supports do we need to weather this storm? What supports are missing?434 OAC-funded organizations responded to a survey last month on the early impacts of COVID-19. They estimate a total loss of $128 million in revenue until June 30, 2020. Read more: www.arts.on.ca/research-impact/research-publications/early-covid-19-impacts-on-oac-funded-arts-or... ...
Je vous présente « TENDRESSE/ TENDERNESS », une magnifique sculpture en aluminium de l’artiste BÉLA SIMO. Saviez-vous que chacun des visages est constitué à lui seul de plus d’une vingtaine de morceaux soudés les uns aux autres et dont la surface est ensuite retravaillée?
2020. 55 x 48 x 43 cm. ...
An exciting residency opportunity for artists + technologists to make projects connecting communities!IRL
An 11-week paid residency for artists + technologists to make projects connecting communities and re-building worlds.
Find out more: newnotnormal.ukai.ca/
All levels of experience welcome.
Deadline May 8th, 2020 ...
Hi musicians and industry professionals! The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition has some thing that might interest you! more info at the link below!***OMIC COVID-19 Relief Fund***
In partnership with the City of Ottawa, OMIC is announcing the Ottawa Music Development Covid-19 Relief Fund of $25,000 towards the following projects as part Ottawa’s efforts to assist with the ‘restart’ efforts for the local music industry.
OPTION 1: Education and Skills Coaching Grant - @ $500 / each (3);
OPTION 2: Micro-Grants Towards Artists’ Needs @ $500 / each (45)
You are a member in good standing with OMIC
***CIMO COVID-19 Fonds d’aide***
En partenariat avec la Ville d’Ottawa, la CIMO annonce le Fonds de secours COVID-19 pour le développement de la musique d’Ottawa de 25 000 $. Ce fonds d’urgence vise à aider nos artistes locaux dans le but de contribuer aux efforts de « redémarrage » de l’industrie musicale locale.
OPTION 1: Subvention pour l’éducation et le perfectionnement - @ $500 / chacun (3);
OPTION 2: Micro-subvention pour les besoins des artistes @ $500 / chacun (45)
Vous êtes un membre en règle de la CIMO ...
Community developers - TD has launched their Community Resilience Initiative to support groups locally, regionally, and nationally. Some information here, and more to follow in the coming days.We have an important role to play in helping our communities today and into the future. In response, TD has launched the TD Community Resilience Initiative and will allocate $25 million (CAD) to help organizations and community groups that operate locally, regionally and nationally in Canada and the United States across TD's operating footprint #TDReadyCommitment go.td.com/3f8t1Wf ...
Today at 3PM on our Facebook Page: a free workshop on Live Streaming for Artists! Don't miss it!Today at 3PM, streaming live from our Facebook Page, "Live Streaming for Artists"
This workshop will teach you how to adapt stage experience to live streaming, about what you should know before going live, how to promote your live streaming, and how to interact and engage with your audience in real-time.
Don't miss out and please share with with your friends and colleagues! ...
Gallery 101's Director/Curator Laura Margita is offering free studio check-in visits to visual artists and curators. Get in touch if you'd like some feedback, or have questions about exhibiting in an artist-run-centre.
G101 is also currently accepting submissions for exhibition proposals at this time.
Arts Network Ottawa is recruiting members for its 2020 – 2021 Board of Directors and seeks passionate artists, community and business leaders to help us shape the cultural landscape of Ottawa.
Arts Network Ottawa’s mission is to connect, champion and collaborate to bring together resources that build a thriving arts community. As one of the largest arts-service organizations in the City, our Network spans regionally and includes artists, musicians, writers, performers, cultural organizations and those that support its artistic and cultural vibrancy.
This opportunity suits artists who are interested in representing a voice for artists in the Ottawa arts community: strategic thinkers, networkers and community builders who have a keen interest in visual, literary and/or performing arts or arts and culture in general.
Previous board experience is not essential. Characteristics and qualities of our ideal new members include integrity, positivity, respect, influence with an ability to win others over. Volunteer time commitment for Directors would be a maximum of six hours per month.
If you are interested in putting your experience in public and media relations, HR, governance, legal, financial, fundraising and advocacy to work with our dedicated Board of Directors, our Nominations Committee would love to hear from you! Please email a letter outlining your interest and experience along with your résumé to the Nomination Committee at email@example.com by May 1, 2020. ...
ATTN: Agents and Managers
The COVID-19 Crisis Committee in conjunction with NAPAMA (North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents) and CAPACOA is conducting an evaluation of the impact of COVID-19 Cancellations on Canadian Agents and Managers in the performing arts sector.
Please complete before 11:00AM (EST), April 28th.
SURVEY 👉 forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=0tKue0oYg0uvAiSo0sgi20UvF8ExF8BBurVXuktEIPlUQ1A4QVpKU... ...
Follow up to the conversation
⬇️⬇️⬇️On Thursday April 16, 2020 Arts Network Ottawa hosted an open forum conversation concerning the work of community-engaged artists in Ottawa amidst and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This conversation was an intended first step in coordinating a network of support and collaboration among community-engaged artists and the organizations who support their work through this time of crisis.
Five main topics of concern emerged from the conversation:
💜 Health and Wellness
♿️ Access and Equity
🤸♀️ Working with Children
🎭 Performing Arts
💻 Tech Innovation
Salient questions, concerns, ideas and resources included here ⬇️
To join the on-going conversation, reach out to Madeleine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts Health Network Ottawa/Réseau Arts et Santé Ottawa/AHNO-RASO MASC Ottawa Arts Council ...
I am here to share an idea for these scary times. This idea is during lockdown people put a scarf hanging out their window; a symbol of solidarity. Breaking this idea down the need for scarfs lifts as winter leaves us and we prepare to face the spring, so this epidemic will pass and we will all face a new world together. Each scarf flowing in the wind has the narrative of a human that wears it. Every scarf has a unique design selected by this individual for the purpose of staying warm, something us Canadians can relate to. Whether you are a frontline worker or an isolated elder, a unsure business owner or a kid pulled from school a prisoner or politician, homeless or estate owner change is here and with change we will be hopeful. Hope is less then an idea, it is a shimmer, a flash of colour in the dark, no rendering, but possibility. Fertile soil for ideas to grow. And as this shift comes, just like the passing of a season, we to shall grow into this new opportunity to expand the human condition as a demographic as a citizen as young or old and as species. ...
Free Smartphone Filmmaking workshop today on the SAW Video facebook page at 5PM! Learn the basic techniques of filmmaking and how you can use these techniques to create a short film using a smart phone! ...
Most up-to-date response from the Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario
Réponse la plus récente du Conseil des arts de l'OntarioRead about how OAC is taking action to support artists and arts organizations through the COVID-19 crisis: www.arts.on.ca/news-resources/news/2020/oac-takes-action-to-support-artists-and-arts-organization... ...
C[all for proposals](stepsinitiative.com/about/opps/) from the folks at The STEPS Initiative for community-based public art projects that can be done at a physical distance anywhere in Canada
DEADLINE: Friday, April 24th, 2020 at 4pm
Calling all musicians (and music lovers!) - online music presentations, and planning for an online festival.***MAJOR LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT***
#URGNTLIVE is teaming up with Ontario Festivals to present an exciting selection local artists!
Performances will be on Fridays, and will feature multiple camera angles and virtual tours of the artists' homes while artists perform fan favourites as well as new material.
This Friday, April 17, we will feature JUNO Award-winning Indigenous duo, Digging Roots, as a double header with Toronto-based singer-songwriter Clamp.
The season lineup includes JUNO Award-winning Jazz artist, Laila Biali, Latin Grammy winner, Alex Cuba, Pakistani actress, model and singer Meesha Shafi, award-winning DJ and turntablist, Skratch Bastid, Polaris-nominated producers, Paul Chin and Socalled (separate sets), JUNO Award-winning Caribbean music group, Kobo Town, and more. These will be co-presented with community organizations offering generous support, among them Unity Charity, The Royal Conservatory of Music, the Aga Khan Museum, TD Sunfest Canada, Kultrún World Music Festival, Hillside Festival, Small World Music, Northern Lights Festival Boréal, and more!
Maclean's, who has been on board with the project since day one, is the national media sponsor and will also stream all shows.
The month of weekly Friday concerts will culminate in a 10-show one-day online festival on May 8 supported by Music Together ON., a relief fund created by Celebrate Ontario and the Slaight Music Foundation. Apart from offering 150 artists $1000 each to livestream from their homes, Music Together has also partnered with 15 Ontario curators who are each presenting 10 artists that have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis. URGNT is honoured to be one of these 15 curators, presenting the final 10 artists of the 300 total supported artists on May 8.
We have also started laying the groundwork for a national series starting May 15 including festival partners from across of Canada - stay tuned!
Please help us keep pushing this series forward, by donating to our GoFundMe campaign at gf.me/u/xravta.
#urgntlive #urgnt #macleansmagazine #macleans #livestream #toronto #music #concerts
#exclaimdotca #nowmagazine #cbcnews #sharpmagazine #ctvnews #citytvnews #etcanada #bbcnews ...
Does anyone know if there are any good print/copy shops in town that are still taking orders? I've used Katari Imaging before and they were super but they are temporary closed.
I need to make an order for a project I'm doing and I'd rather use something local where I can talk to a real person rather than vistaprint for this. ...
Folk Alliance International Webinar!
Livestreaming: Earning a Living and Reaching Fans
During this webinar, viewers will learn from experienced panelists what options are available for presenting livestreamed concerts, how to promote effectively and connect with fans, what options live music venues have for presenting artists during social distancing, how to effectively set up to present an online concert, and how to generate income from livestreaming.
Learn more and register using the link below!
Vitamin B: Zoom Webinar Series for Artists and Creatives with Chris Mitchell
VITAMIN B: Live Zoom Webinar Series for Artists and Creatives
Rx to energize your artistic practice and build professional capacity during Covid-19
A 6 part series of weekly, one hour, themed webinars designed to support professional practice during Covid-19. Vitamin B webinars will help you develop your ability to recognize and build on your personal strengths, skills and experience as a creative professional. Each week, professional life and career coach for artists and creatives, Chris Mitchell will introduce exercises, tools and tips to support your growth during this challenging time of social distancing and beyond.
FREE Introductory Session – Monday April 20 | 1pm EST
Vitamin B1: Build Habits to Nurture Your Creativity and Professional Growth
Presented in partnership with The Steps Initiative CreateSpace Artist Workshops
This initial one hour webinar will help you identify and establish daily routines to develop your capacity, energize your practice and promote your self-care as a creative professional.
You will learn how to:
Identify habits you personally need to survive and thrive as an artist.
Close your Habit Loop to set yourself up for success!
Create tools to help you track, reflect and adjust moving forward.
Register for this FREE Session
Subsequent Sessions will take place Tuesdays at 1pm beginning April 28 through May 26
Cost: $10 +HST per webinar – or – $45 +HST to participate in all 5 webinars
Tickets: via Eventbrite
Session 2 – Tuesday April 28 | 1pm EST
Vitamin B2: Boost Your Practice – Understand Your Artistic Values and What Fulfills You
This week’s webinar will help you identify what really excites you and is most important to you as a creative professional. Learn how to leverage this self-awareness to better evaluate your current opportunities and to determine how and where you drive your practice moving forward.
You will learn how to:
Identify what is most important to you in your art and career.
Clarify how this knowledge can enhance your approach to goal setting & decision making.
Be more strategic in the present and moving forward.
Session 3 – Tuesday May 5 | 1pm EST
Vitamin B3: Become More Focused and Productive
Many of us are struggling to find focus even though we have more time on our hands as a result of our current practices of self-isolation and social distancing. This week’s webinar will help you tap into your motivation, nurture your creative capacity in these challenging times and give you tools to maintain momentum.
You will learn how to:
Energize your commitment to goals and projects that matter to you.
Identify likely obstacles and distractions.
Build strategies to stay on top of key priorities day-to-day and week-to-week.
Week 4 – Tuesday May 12 | 1pm EST
Vitamin B4: Inoculate Yourself from Your Inner Critic
Your inner critic can prevent you from growing, taking risks and moving forward. In fact, it can stop you right in your tracks – perhaps even leave you feeling unworthy of calling yourself a “real” artist. This week’s webinar will help you better recognize when this is happening and to be able to tap into your inner resources when you want to inject yourself with courage and confidence.
You will learn how to:
Recognize how your personal inner critic operates and when it is likely to speak up.
Better distinguish between your inner critic’s messaging and what’s really true when you are doubting yourself.
Create strategies to help you consciously access your unique inner resources to better support your growth and development.
Week 5 – Tuesday May 19 | 1pm EST
Vitamin B5: Build on Your Strengths and Be an Inspiration to Yourself
Culturally we tend to focus on fixing our weaknesses but our greatest opportunities for growth and development come from building on our strengths. This week’s webinar will help you better understand who you are when you are at your best as an artist and professional; what personal strengths and experience you draw on and what unique opportunities you have to build on them.
You will learn how to:
Identify your personal strengths and experience.
Explore how to turn your strengths and experience into opportunities in your professional practice.
Brainstorm how to boost your strengths.
Week 6 – Tuesday May 26 | 1pm EST
Vitamin B6: Understand Your Artistic Process to Be Intentional
How aware are you of all of the steps and complexity of your artistic process? What parts come naturally and what requires preparation, true focus and sheer determination? This final webinar will help you to acknowledge, take a stand for and honour what it takes for you to show up in the best way for yourself as a creative professional.
You will learn how to:
Identify the key steps of your process.
Build a practice of setting yourself up for success
Create tools to help you plan, appreciate and advocate for your process
Chris Mitchell supports artists, creative entrepreneurs and leaders working in arts and culture at pivotal points when they need help to focus on their true priorities, strategize and build confidence to take their career to the next level or a new direction. Her professional experience has evolved over three decades of leadership positions in creative and arts based businesses and non-profit arts organizations. She works side-by-side with artists and creative entrepreneurs to support them to strategize direction, negotiate collaborations and partnerships, realize creative projects and implement business plans. She holds a BFA and is an Internationally Accredited Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaches Federation. Over the course of her career, Chris has collaborated with and supported individuals to achieve hundreds of artistic projects and entrepreneurial initiatives.
What is the work of community-engaged artists in the here and now?
Community-Engaged Artists of Ottawa, please join us tomorrow for an open forum check-in conversation about how and what we’re doing amidst this tumultuous and concerning time.
See details below!Community-Engaged Artists of Ottawa, please join us tomorrow for an open forum check-in conversation about how we’re doing amidst this tumultuous and concerning time.
Thursday April 16th from 2-4pm on Zoom.
What is the work of community-engaged artists in the here and now? What challenges do we face? What channels of collaborative art-making and engagement have we been using to bring communities together in remote time and place? What are the opportunities in all of this to address issues of equity, accessibility and inclusion within the field which pre-date this crisis? What tools, resources and supports do we need to do this work now? What tools, resources and supports do we have to give?
For more information and to RSVP:
This will be the first in a series of offerings by the Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa program over the coming months
Arts Health Network Ottawa/Réseau Arts et Santé Ottawa/AHNO-RASO MASC Ottawa Arts Council ...
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Otto Graser, a valued and respected member of Arteast for many years. Otto was an active participant at our events and exhibitions and won awards at our juried shows. His prodigious artistic talent, humour and wit will be remembered always. Otto passed away on April 6, 2020 due to COVID19-related illness. Our deepest condolences go to the Graser family whose support of Arteast Ottawa is greatly appreciated. Full details: ottawacitizen.remembering.ca/obituary/otto-graser-1079007908 ...