CPAMO in Ottawa

CPAMO Ottawa Network Terms of Reference (June 27, 2016)

Following years of meetings and forums to discuss issues and model activities to promote pluralism in the arts in Ottawa, local artists and groups collaborating with Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) began to form a local Network of CPAMO in 2016.

CPAMO Ottawa Network aims to increase awareness of the presence and importance of pluralism in the arts for Indigenous and diverse artists, arts organizations, communities and audiences in the National Capital Region, and to provide a forum for sharing information and growing partnerships to support this. Members of the Network believe that the arts are enriching, inspiring and play a catalytic role in the creative, emotional and intellectual lives of our shared communities. We further believe that joint efforts will increase opportunities for bringing meaningful and engaging arts experiences to all communities in this region, with a particular focus on engaging Indigenous, racialized and new immigrant artists and communities.

Currently, the Network is co-chaired by Audrey Churgin of MASC and Victoria Steele of AOE Arts Council and commencing in Fall 2017 will be supported by Alicia Borisonik as part-time coordinator working on a one-year project to build the Network with support from the Ontario Arts Council.

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Past Events:

Fee Workshop and Showcases Series for Immigrant & Refugee Artists
Workshop- Pitching to Presenters: January 31, 2019
National arts Centre
Atelier Shenkman Smith, 1 Elgin St. Ottawa ON (link to poster)
Showcases: March 8 & May 3, 2019
Arts Court Theatre
2 Daly Ave, Unit 240. Ottawa ON M1N 6E2 

Free Workshop for Immigrant/Refugee Artists from All Disciplines
Wednesday,  November 21, 2018 |5 PM – 8 PM
250 Holland Street, Ottawa ON K1Y 0Y5 (Event Link)

Meeting for Immigrant/Refugee Artists from All Disciplines
Monday, February 26, 2018 |3 PM – 6 PM
Ottawa Scholl of Art
35 George Street, Ottawa ON

CPAMO  Ottawa Gathering
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 3 PM – 5 PM
Gallery 101
280 Catherine Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 5T3 (Event Link)

CPAMO Ottawa Network Gathering
Friday, December 9, 2016 | 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
250 Holland Street, Ottawa ON K1Y 0Y5

MASC Mondays. Coffee House and Open Mic
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | 7:30 PM
The Hintonburg Public House
1020 Wellington Street West, Ottawa ON

Strategic Planning Session with Jane Marsland
May 10, 2016
250 Holland Street, Ottawa ON
This session was held with reknowned arts consultant Jane Marsland who discussed her recent report on for CPAMO on collaborative practices and her report for the Metcalf Foundation on charitable ventures in the arts. Reports:
Thinking Collaboratively – Acting Collectively: Creating and Operating a Collaborative Learning Community for Indigenous and Ethno-Racial Artists in Ontario.
Shared Platforms And Charitable Venture Organizations: A Powerful Possibility For A More Resilient Arts Sector

Collaborate Collaborate Collaborate – Inside and Outside the Arts
Monday, January 25, 2016 |10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership / Partenariat Local d’immigration d’Ottawa
219 Argyle Avenue, Suite 118, Ottawa ON K2P 2H4
More information about the event. 
(You will be redirected to an Evenbrite page – click VIEW DETAILS)

Town Hall on Collaborations and Resource Sharing
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | 9:00am  – 1:00pm
Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP)
219 Argyle Street, Suite 121, Ottawa ON K2P 2H4
More information about the town hall 
(You will be redirected to an Evenbrite page – click VIEW DETAILS)

Volunteer Recruitment: Pluralism on Boards and in the Community
Thursday, 27 June 2013 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM 
Richmond Room
Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa ON
More information and to view presentations. 
Town Hall on Pluralism in the Arts: Aboriginal and Ethno-Racial Communities in Ottawa and Implications for Arts and Culture
Thursday, September 20, 2012 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Local Immigration Partnership
219 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa ON K2P 1H4
More information about the town hall.
Notes, Presentations and Report: CNCAC _April17_2012Ottawa_Town_Hall_2012
Other resources: The Collaborative Approach to Sustainability in the Arts (CASA)  Project Report June 2011

Photos from workshop and showcase on March 8, 2019:


MASC Monday (Photos were taken on April 16, 2012):

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