Un groupe dédié aux travailleurs culturels, pour le partage et la coordination de ressources communautaires à Ottawa, en réponse à COVID-19.
Ce groupe a pour but de rassembler les travailleurs culturels et d’aider à répondre aux préoccupations spécifiques auxquelles nous pourrions être confrontés en tant que communauté. L’objectif est de continuer à s’organiser au niveau communautaire et de s’assurer que les membres les plus vulnérables de notre communauté ont accès à la nourriture, au logement, aux soins de santé et à d’autres nécessités.
Mais cela va au-delà de ça, y compris différentes façons de se soutenir mutuellement en tant qu’artistes pendant cette période. C’est un lieu où l’on peut afficher des demandes d’aide ou de soutien, ainsi qu’un lieu où l’on peut partager des opportunités et des ressources qui peuvent être utiles et solidaires.
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Voici Maelström 1 (90 x 36 x 36 cm- 2020), une création du sculpteur montvalois, Béla Simó.
Un maelström est un tourbillon formé par l’action d’un courant très puissant. Il désigne également un mouvement impétueux qui entraîne de la confusion, des turbulences, un désordre dans les pensées ou les émotions. Maelström illustre donc la volonté de l’artiste de rester serein malgré cette période de turbulences sans précédent que nous vivons actuellement.
Here is Maelström 1 (90 x 36 x 36 cm- 2020), a creation by the Montvalois sculptor, Béla Simó.
A maelstrom is a whirlpool formed by the action of a very powerful current. It also indicates an impetuous movement which involves confusion, turbulence, disorder in thoughts or emotions. Maelström therefore illustrates the artist's desire to remain serene despite this unprecedented period of turbulence that we are currently experiencing. ...
At first, I thought it looked awful - I was too nervous to work with it and so set it aside to wait then finished it a week ago - Look ok now. title: Entre les Lignes (Between the Lines) ... 20 x 40 acrylics/canvas - knife and spatula .. used best Montreal made Apollon canvas - 3 coats gesso one underpainting in titanium white with gloss medium for smoother application (expensive but worth it) I valued it at $850 cdn.At first, I thought it looked awful - I was too nervous to work with it and so set it aside to wait then finished it a week ago - Look ok now. title: Entre les Lignes (Between the Lines) ... 20 x 40 acrylics/canvas - knife and spatula .. used best Montreal made Apollon canvas - 3 coats gesso one underpainting in titanium white with gloss medium for smoother application (expensive but worth it) I valued it at $850 cdn. ...
This second edition of the PAINTDROP COMMUNITY ART PROJECT was a bit more spontaneous than the one I hosted in my driveway.
Since we had fewer appointments booked, Suzanne, Carmel, Solange and I decided to open up the paint throwing to passersby by bringing some of our own leftover house paint. And throw they did!
Since less people chose to dribble the paint on the board while it was flat and more people chose throwing against the propped up board the visual aspect is quite different this time. There are more splashes and lines of dripping paint.
Throwing paint at full force was cathartic not only for the throwers but for the onlookers as well.
We appreciate the NECTAR for giving us the space to bring this project to the New Edinburgh neighbourhood and Arts Health Network for covering the costs of the materials.2nd Edition July 3rd ...
Nous sommes ravis de nous associer à Artscape sur #ArtsUNITE, une plateforme d'orientation et de soutien conçue pour la communauté des créateurs, par la communauté des créateurs.
L'abondance des ressources, des occasions et des soutiens offerts aux artistes pour les aider pendant et après la Covid-19 peut devenir décourageante. UNITÉ des arts vise à rassembler tous ces renseignements à un seul endroit centralisé et à donner aux créateurs l’accès aux renseignements sur le financement, les services et le soutien de crise qui leur sont destinés, et bien plus encore. Nous invitons les membres de la communauté artistique à soumettre leurs propres contenus au site Web, qui peut comprendre n'importe quoi, comme des ressources, du financement, des possibilités de travail rémunéré et des événements ou programmes culturels.
Consultez ArtsUNITE.ca aujourd'hui et participez à la croissance de cette plateforme de soutien communautaire gérée par la communauté pour unifier les arts!
PAL Ottawa works to provide veteran artists in the capital region who work(ed) in the arts sector with affordable housing and personal support in a creative, caring community. Like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PALOttawa/), and apply for our mixed income live/work apartment building today (palottawa.org/pal-housing-waiting-list/)! ...
The Ottawa Fringe in collaboration with Capital Pride • Fierté dans la Capitale, Ottawa StoryTellers, Ottawa School of Theatre - L'École de théâtre d'Ottawa and Tactics - Theatre Artists' Co-operative: the Independent Collective Series present #FRINGEATHOME
Including: COVID-19 TOWN HALL | JUNE 29 | 8PM
"Theatre artists around the world are looking forward to getting back into rehearsal and onstage ASAP as we open up the live performance sector after Covid-19 lockdown—but what will it take to do that safely? The Ottawa Fringe Festival, TACTICS and the Gladstone invite you to join us for a town hall conversation about the many factors we’ll need to consider to keep our artists, crew and audiences safe here in Ottawa. We’ll be joined for the discussion by Janet Sellery of Sellery Health and Safety—a former stage manager and one of Canada’s leading experts in health and safety for the arts."ANNOUNCING: #FringeAtHome; an online festival
JUNE 25-JULY 4
Despite not being able to gather in person this year, the thought of a June without Fringe was too much to bear! So we’ve partnered with local artists and arts & community organizations – Capital Pride, Ottawa Storytellers, Ottawa School of Theatre, TACTICS – to present a series of free digital events streamed directly to your device.
Full lineup: ottawafringe.com/fringeathome/ ...
On June 8th, I set up a 4ft x 8ft primed wooden board in my driveway for people to come and throw paint at it or drop it on. They had to make an appointment in order to make it a social distancing safe project. It was an an experience that left me grateful and awed.
It took a full week for the many layers of paint to fully dry in my garage. I enjoyed going to the garage every now and then and running my hands over the many layers of paint. The texture is fabulous. It made me feel a close connection to all who participated as I remembered who put what layer on. It also gave me a glimpse into their homes through the colours of their wall paint as well as an idea of their reality through the words they gave me to write on the board before the project started.
From ‘Mad’ to ‘Hopeful’, ‘Really Tired & Sad’ to ’Accomplished’. Everyone is going through this confinement differently. Frustrations were yelled out when throwing paint while others poured it on in complete calm and silence. Entire families came to participate, high school and elementary students I’ve taught art to, teachers, artists and neighbours.
It was a transformative experience as I saw words disappear; some peaking through until near the end. At times I saw figures dancing; a human form walking away from an explosive landscape; a dinosaur fossil and in the end a happy face and a flamingo.
I can stare at it for hours.
Taken as a whole, it doesn't look like anything particularly beautiful. It is on closer inspection that one notices the woven ties, the intersecting lines and the colours that blend… it is the texture of a community.
Le 8 juin dernier, j'ai installé un panneau de bois de 4 pi x 8 pi dans mon entrée. J’ai invité plusieurs personnes pour qu’elles viennent jeter de la peinture sur le panneau ou simplement la verser. Ils ont dû prendre rendez-vous afin d'en faire un projet de distanciation sociale sécuritaire. Ce fut une expérience qui m'a touchée et impressionnée.
Il a fallu une semaine complète pour que les nombreuses couches de peinture sèchent complètement dans mon garage. J'aimais de temps en temps aller au garage et passer mes mains sur les nombreuses couches de peinture. La texture est fabuleuse. Cela m'a permis de ressentir un lien étroit avec tous ceux et celles qui ont participé, car je me souvenais qui avait mis quelle couche de peinture. Sans le vouloir ces personnes ont levé le voile sur l’intérieur de leurs maisons à travers les couleurs de leur peinture et une idée de leur réalité à travers les mots qu'ils m'ont donné à écrire au tableau avant le début du projet.
De «fou» à «plein d’espoir», «vraiment fatigué et triste» à «accompli». Tout le monde traverse différemment cette isolation. Certaines frustrations ont été criées en jetant de la peinture tandis que d'autres ont versé dans un calme et un silence absolus. Des familles entières sont venues participer, des élèves du secondaire et du primaire auxquels j'ai enseigné l'art, des enseignantes, des artistes et des voisins.
Ce fut une expérience transformatrice quand j'ai vu les mots disparaître; certains mots restants jusqu'à la fin. Parfois, des images apparaissaient. Je voyais des personnages danser; une forme humaine s'éloignant d'un paysage explosif; un fossile de dinosaure et finalement un visage joyeux et un flamant rose.
Je peux le regarder pendant des heures. Je ne savais pas trop si je voulais y ajouter quelque chose mais finalement j'ai décidé d'ajouter des murs presque transparents signifiant un plan d'étage. Une certaine restriction de vivre entre nos murs aussi longtemps mais suffisamment transparent pour ne pas nous retenir.
À première vue, on dirait que le tableau n’est pas particulièrement beau. C’est en regardant de plus près qu’on remarque les liens tissés, les lignes qui croisent et les couleurs qui se marient…c’est la texture d’une communauté.(While Social Distancing) ...
The Ottawa Art Gallery - Galerie d'art d'Ottawa is hosting A Virtual Conversation: Exploring anti-Black racism, actions to consider moving forward and how the arts, and arts institutions are implicated.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 4 PM | on Zoom
Register here ➡️ bit.ly/2MT8ecaA Virtual Conversation: Exploring anti-Black racism, actions to consider moving forward and how the arts, and arts institutions are implicated.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 4 PM | on Zoom
Register here 👉 bit.ly/2MT8eca
The Ottawa Art Gallery invites you to join us in a virtual conversation moderated by Artist, Facilitator and OAG Board Member, Dominique Dennery featuring artists Kosisochukwu Nnebe (Coloured Conversations) and Evelyn Duberry (Evelyn Duberry Glass Art); and Councillor Rawlson King, Ottawa Council’s newly appointed liaison for anti-racism and ethnocultural relations.
Part of the series:
OAG I GAO : 2036
LECTURE SERIES & COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS, HELPING SHAPE THE FUTURE OF THE OTTAWA ART GALLERY
As part of our OAG: 2036 Strategic Planning process we have conducted a number of keynote lectures, panel discussions, focus group sessions and a virtual conversation to help spark our collective thinking and shape our gallery’s future (short term and long term). ...
A REMINDER TO ALL: 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 still organize the local community on the grassroots level and ensure vulnerable community members have access to food, housing, healthcare, and other necessities. ...
Our partners Ottawa Music Industry Coalition are looking for participation in this task force for reopening live music venues safely.As Ontario enters Phase 2 of the recovery plan, it is important that all businesses are ready. While Ottawa Public Health directives state that live music is prohibited at this point, OMIC is currently working closely with the City of Ottawa’s Art, Heritage Development and Cultural Development and Initiatives Department, Public Health and Ottawa Special Events as a Working Group focused on creating best-practice protocols and models for the reopening of our live music venues. Our working group will be one of the international groups working in collaboration with Music Venue Trust, Music Cities Together, and Music Policy Forum’s REVS (Re-Open Every Venue Safely) Pilot Project. REVS is a national campaign to develop and disseminate action plans and budgets rooted in a hyper-pragmatic understanding of the challenges ahead. OMIC is also striking a Venues Task Force, which will consist of OMIC members, who will help advise the REVS Working Group. If you are interested in taking part, please contact Jamie, the Executive Director, at email@example.com.
Together, we will work to share information and resources with each other as we develop our locally-based workplans and protocols for opening up music venues safely.
For more information on preparing your workplace, employees, and operations, visit
COVID-19 Guidelines for Reopening your Restaurant
More about REVS: ottawamic.com/news-nouvelles/2020/6/10/callout-to-venues-for-participation-in-revs-appel-lanc-aux... ...
DREAMSCAPE - this painting has been hanging in the Council chambers of the United Counties of Prescott Russell in the town of l'Orignal ON. since December and they have been closed since Feb. too - so it hangs with all its other paintings - unseen ... (sigh)
This COVID 19 pandemic has lost me FIVE exhibitions ! Three in May one in June (at the Art Network Ottawa) show space in the offices and one in September in Vankleek Hill's Arbor Gallery and Cultural Centre. ...
Un autre exemple de la maîtrise du sculpteur BÉLA SIMÓ, de Val-des-Monts, en Outaouais, un artiste passionné...
L’oeuvre, terminée à la mi-mai 2020, n’a pas encore de titre. Pouvez-vous lui en suggérer un? ...
Just learned about this:
According to a recent survey 64% of artists and creative workers are unemployed! Every opportunity to perform, showcase or display in person has vanished for the time being. The creative community is deeply wounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, I’ve joined RAW Artists in an effort to help fundraise directly to artists for a project titled, The National Arts Drive.
On Saturday, June 20, 2020, we’re calling all artists in every creative medium to showcase from their front lawns, driveways, balconies, stoops or studios. We’re inviting the community at-large to take a drive and experience the creative culture living in their own neighborhood. The driving experience will be paired with a mobile website and interactive map. As drivers approach an installation or performance they can donate directly to the artist, follow them on social media and/or flag their online shop for future purchase.
If you or a creative you know if interested in joining this movement and raising awareness and financial support for artists, sign up and drop your map marker at [NationalArtsDrive.com](nationalartsdrive.com/)
Let's fill our city's front yards and balconies with the arts. ...
Nightswimming has been deeply listening to the voices of BIPOC artists. In listening to these voices we know that passive solidarity is not enough. We need meaningful actions to make meaningful change.
As a company that is devoted to commissioning and developing new Canadian plays, musical works and dance, we believe that stories, and the artists who tell them, can change the world.
One action that Nightswimming will do right now is offer a $20,000 commission to a Black and/or Indigenous artist to create a full-length work.
This is just one thing we will do. We urge our colleagues in positions of privilege and power to consider what meaningful actions they can take today.
Read the Call for Proposals here:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ...
New payment guidelines for virtual exhibitions, tours, talks, reproductions, and more are now available!
Click here for more info: carfac-raav.ca/recommended-practices-for-paying-artists-during-the-covid-19-crisis/ ...
I have not been able to do much about exhibiting my art. There will be a national event on June 20th where artists will do setups on their properties but other than that it is mostly "paint and store" for me! I have played a bit more with video making... if interested checkout my latest one below. Being able to go out for walks and doing plein air or taking photos for references feels soooo nice! Will be exploring our parks much more this year I think! ...
PAL Ottawa is inviting all arts workers in the national capital region to take part in this important survey that addresses financial, housing, and related challenges facing those who contribute so much to our region. Please take a few moments and fill this out. Your answers will be hugely valuable (and your identity kept confidential) as we create a snapshot of where things stand for visual artists, technicians, archivists, musicians, actors, writers, editors, gallerists, and so many other cultural contributors. palottawa.org/pal-ottawa-2020-housing-survey/ ...
Today's update from the PM said that in the future "all workers will receive 10 days of paid sick leave per year".
If anyone receives more information in the next while re: if this applies to independent contractors/artists, it would be so helpful if you would share it here.
Le PM a annoncé que tous travailleurs recevront "10 jours de congé de maladie payés par an".
J'aimerais savoir si cette stipulation inclut les travailleurs autonomes. Si vous êtes bien informés, SVP partagez les mises à jour içi. ...
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
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 ...
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:
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. ...
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. ...