Registration Now Open for OMA Annual Conference 2018
This year's OMA Conference theme Collaborating for Impact examines how museums can more effectively and efficiently serve the public through the establishment of dynamic and innovative partnerships with a variety of different actors both within and outside of the sector, including but not limited to: government, other cultural institutions, education, individuals, and non-profits.
Building on different examples of successful (or failed!) sectoral and non-sectoral models, Collaborating for Impact looks at the connections museums form in their communities and serves to provide a fresh approach to the role of museums in contemporary society. Learn More
Artscape Presents: Innovations in Creative Space and Placemaking Study Tour
Hosted by Artscape in association with the City of Toronto and World Cities Culture Forum, Innovations in Creative Space and Placemaking has been designed to help leaders unlock the creative potential of their communities.
Innovations in Creative Space and Placemaking is not a simple ‘show-and-tell’ study tour but a deeply immersive journey focusing on new approaches to building and sustaining space for culture. It features some of Toronto’s most interesting cultural spaces, and a highly accomplished roster of speakers and tour guides as well as impromptu performances. Wherever possible the program has been designed to be interactive, to take advantage of the leadership and experience that delegates will bring from many partsof the world. Lunches and dinners in extraordinary locations will allow delegates to reflect on what they have experienced with their peers and build lasting relationships. Learn More
Arts Development: Policies & Programs
Arts and culture contribute toward our oft-celebrated quality of life and the well-being of Ontarians. The Ontario culture strategy has helped set a new path forward for Ontario’s thriving culture sector. The implementation of the strategy is well underway and was informed by a robust consultative process.
The creative sector is underpinned by the innovative, quality work of Ontario artists. Our pluralistic culture makes Ontario a great place for creatives, and for creative industries, to invest and work.
We call on the Government of Ontario to…
Review the Ontario culture strategy every five years to ensure ongoing innovative artistic and cultural development is reflective of Ontario’s many peoples. Considerations may include:
- Inter-Ministerial collaboration (Seniors Affairs, Education, Health, etc.)
- Inter-governmental relations
- Province-wide arts engagement in a plurality of cultural expressions.
- Cultural economic development
- Skills training and career development to strengthen the cultural workforce
- Specialized pre-professional training for artists
- Policy renewal: Indigeneity, Franco-Ontarian, Racialized populations, diverse abilities, etc.
- Status of the Artist review and renewal
- Digital adaptation, etc.
Learn more: Connections and Resilience through the Arts
Ontario Supporting Tourism, Job Growth in the North
Ontario is helping communities create jobs and boost economic growth by supporting projects that will revitalize, expand and increase accessibility in the province's Northern tourism sector. Learn More
2018/19 Wine Country Ontario Travel Guide Launches with a 'Sneak Preview' at Terroir Symposium
Wine Country Ontario's annual Travel Guide launches its new 2018/19 edition at the 12th annual Terroir Symposium on Monday, April 23rd. Delegates of Terroir will be the first to see Ontario's globally admired Wine Country Ontario Travel Guide with 1,000 'Sneak-Preview' copies available during the full-day symposium. Each year, almost three million visitors tour throughout Ontario wine country and the 2018/19 Wine Country Ontario Travel Guide makes planning easy and inspiring. This most recent edition boasts more winery listings than ever – 125 Ontario VQA wineries. Learn More
Ontario Investing $6 million in Cultural Tourism
This continued funding, beginning this year, will support arts and cultural organizations to develop, promote, and present unique events and exhibitions that bring visitors to communities across the province. The investment aligns with the goals of Ontario’s Culture Strategy, which our government launched in July 2016. Learn More
Ontario Boosting Tourism through Festivals and Events
Ontario is investing in a record number of festivals and events to boost the growing tourism sector, create jobs and offer residents and tourists more reasons to discover and explore the province. Learn More