Save the Date – CPAMO’s Spring Gathering

The Gathering 

Celebrating 10 years of showcasing, convening and support
for equity and pluralism in the Arts

May 21, 2019 
Nia Centre for the Arts
524 Oakwood Avenue, Toronto, ON M6E 2X1

May 27, May 28 & May 29, 2019
Aki Studio at Native Earth Performing Arts
585 Dundas St E, #250, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7

Join us for a special Gathering over 4 days this May to celebrate our 10th-year anniversary! The Gathering: Celebrating 10 years of showcasing, convening and support for equity and pluralism in the Arts will feature panels and performance showcases highlighting Indigenous, racialized and other marginalized groups’ artspractices. The Gathering will feature a variety of panels and performances by artists who have showcase with CPAMO over the years.


  • May 21, 2019: Black Arts Mentorship panel
  • May 27, 2019: Writers’ Gathering panels and artistic showcases
  • May 28, 2019: Diaspora Dance and Community Engagement panels with showcases.
  • May 29, 2019: Disability and Artistic Practices and Indigenous Arts Activism panels with special 10 year celebration party and fundraiser!

Performances by: Nova Dance, Sashar Zarif Dance, KasheDance, Alluvial Plains, Unsettled Scores, Das Faggot Mascheifet, Mateo Galindo Dance, Cahoots Theatre, Shaunga Tagore, Ronald Taylor Dance, MT Space, Carmen Romero Dance, Sampradaya Dance Creations, Newton Moraes Dance and Readings by Michael Fraser, Banoo Zan and Sheniz Janmohamed .

In collaboration with:

CPAMOPOC participants:

Stay tuned for more information! 

CPAMO is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Pearson International Airport’s Propeller Project, the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, the Applegath Group, CIBC Wood Gundy and English Testing Canada.

Training Video on Workplace Harassment in the Arts for Employers

Under the Respectful Workplaces in the Arts banner (, the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) is pleased to release a training video on workplace harassment in the arts for employers – including Boards of Directors of not-for-profit organizations. A similar training video for cultural workers (including self-employed artists, contractors and employees) will follow soon.

This animated video on ‘responding to allegations of harassment’ has been produced to explain the rights and responsibilities of employers with respect to workplace harassment. It comes with practical takeaways and best practices to recognize and navigate incidents of harassment, and includes a questionnaire to test the learner’s recall of the video content.

This and several other resources on the website, will be immensely helpful to employers who are committed to eliminating harassment and ensuring respectful and safe workplaces in the arts.

CHRC acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

For more information contact Susan Annis (

CPAMO Ottawa Network: Free Workshop and Showcase Series

2019 dates of cpamo network events

Free Workshops and Showcase Nights for Immigrant and Refugee Artists of All Disciplines. Please contact Alicia Borisonik of World Folk Music Ottawa to register: or 819-329-4850

Workshops and Showcase Info:

1. Workshop with Alicia Borisonik: Pitching to Presenters
(NOTE: Not a showcase night)

Thursday, January 31st, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
National Arts Centre
1 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1

Artists will have the opportunity to learn from experienced presenters and representatives from the Ottawa-based arts organizations about how to present their artistic endeavors effectively. Presenters will have time allocated to discussing what catches their attention, inspires them to program, and opportunities coming up for artists to get involved with them.

2. Artist Showcase and Workshop with Arts Network Ottawa: Grant and Proposal Writing Basics

Friday, March 8th, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Arts Court
2 Daly Ave, Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2

The workshop will focus on getting information about grants, developing relationships with grant officers, drafting/submitting grant applications.

3. Artist Showcase and Workshop with Manjit Basi: Develop your own road-map/career

Friday, May 3rd. 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Arts Court
2 Daly Ave, Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2

This will enable immigrants artists to focus on practical steps in building careers as artists and involve participating arts organizations in sharing experiences with immigrant and refugee artists.