In the beginning of 2012, CPAMO began meeting with a number of organizations in the Ottawa community. With such groups as the Coalition of New Canadians for Arts and Culture (CNCAC), Shenkman Hall and Centrepointe Theatre, the Canadian Friends of Museums, the Multicultural Arts in Schools and Communities (MASC), the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG), the Great Canadian Theatre Company, CARFAC National, One World Dialogue and a number of individual artists, CPAMO is working together with them to plan a series of workshops and a Town Hall for the fall and winter.
After introductory meetings in December and February, CPAMO met with representatives of these organizations for a full day planning session in April. The meeting was preceded by a night of performances hosted by MASC and featuring some artists from CNCAC. The full day planning session featured presentations by Alexandra Badzak (OAG), Maria Gomez and Gabriella Lopez (CNCAC) and Audrey Churgin (MASC). These presentations are now on CPAMO’s website.
In addition to these presentations, those at the meeting spent time getting to know each other and their individual and organizational interests in pluralism in the arts. This was followed by a plenary session that discussed several ideas for workshops to take place in the fall of this year. These ideas included:
1) gaining a better understanding of demographic changes in the Ottawa region and the implications of this for arts organizations;
2) identifying and accessing resources (e.g., manuals, toolkits, reference materials) that address matters relating to engaging diverse communities; and
3) enhancing capacities of Ottawa arts groups to work together to promote pluralism in local arts activities.
The fall workshops will be convened to address each of these goals and an additional workshop will be held to explore the uses of digital technology and its uses in arts administration, e.g., data base development/maintenance, outreach, marketing/promotion and communication.
The essential details for these sessions was discussed at a meeting in June and the sessions will take place one per month starting in September and coinciding with arts display and performances hosted by One World Dialogue, MASC and CNCAC.
CPAMO Ottawa Network Gathering
Friday, December 9, 2016 | 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
250 Holland Street, Ottawa, ON
MASC Mondays. Coffee House and Open Mic
Tuesday, May 10 2016 at 7:30 PM
The Hintonburg Public House
1020 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, ON
Collaborate Collaborate Collaborate – Inside and Outside the Arts
Monday, 25 January 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 evnent available here (you will be redirected to an evenbrite page – click VIEW DETAILS)
Thursday, 27 June 2013 | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM (EDT) | Richmond Room, Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa ON
For more information and to view presentations click here.
Pictures from MASC Monday (taken on April 16, 2012):