The Gathering: Online

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Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) is launching a series of conversations exploring frameworks for understanding how Artists and Arts Organization are thinking about their work and programming given the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s ongoing impact on the Arts Sector.  We are committed to being a supportive convenor of arts practitioners from the Indigenous, racialized, deaf, disabled and mad, women and other historically-marginalized artists and communities.

The Gathering: Online invites artists and organizations to speak about their work and the viewers to engage with the artists while having a forum for asking questions in real time.

We hope you can join us. It is our intent to offer further space for networking with artists and organizations, asking the same questions about IBPOC visibility, inclusion and their intersections with artistic/organizational practices while speaking to many perspectives in the arts and the changing demographics of audiences and participation within the Arts sector.

Please note:  the sessions will be via Zoom and you can join online or over the phone. All sessions will be recorded and the recording will be available for the participants and the general public. Zoom link will be sent 1 day before the session and a reminder 1 hour before the session.


All sessions are 1-4 pm.

June 4: Importance of Digital Research and Prototyping: CPAMO IBPOC Digital Strategy report launch

June 11: Navigating Precarity and the Impact of COVID-19 on Arts Administration

July 2: A Boards Perspective: Leading an Organization Focussed Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – Please note the session on July 2 is postponed until the fall.

July 16: Anti-Black Racism in the Arts (NEW)

July 23: Arts in the Reflection to Our Time: Creation in Response to and with Community – Please note the session on July 23 is now part of the session on Sep. 3.

August 13: Indigeneity and its Representation in the Arts

September 3: Arts Reflecting Our Times: Creation with Communities and Queer Arts Practices

September 24: Visual Representation: The Problematic Nature of the Gaze for IBPOC Visual Artists

October 15: Literature in the Spotlight – Voices Unleashed

November 5: What Have We Learnt?: Developing Policies for Mitigating Organizational Instability  in Crisis Situations – Please note this session is postponed and will take place in 2021.

November 26: Festival Planning /Crisis and the implications on Programming  for Equity Seeking Arts Organizations – Please note this session is postponed and will take place in 2021.


Important: Please note if you registered for ticket “Registration for all dates” you will receive the zoom link for the new session on July 16 (Anti-Black Racism in the Arts) and do not need to register again for this session.