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Ontario Association of Art Galleries receives funding for
diversity and leadership project

December 11, 2013 - The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) has received a grant of $133,300 over 32 months to provide diversity training to strengthen governance, leadership and change management in Ontario's public art gallery network from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).

This province-wide project will create opportunities for six culturally diverse arts professionals to design their own mentoring relationships with senior arts managers to help them accelerate their transition into leadership positions in public art galleries across Ontario. Other aspects of the project, which are accessible to all galleries across the province, include workshops and a resource website.

“OAAG developed this project based on feedback from OAAG member public galleries and organizations. The OAAG Board and staff are excited to start work on this innovative new project,” says Virginia Eichhorn, President of the OAAG Board of Directors. “OAAG is committed to the development of visual arts centres in Ontario.”

OAAG is a registered charitable organization that serves and represents Ontario's dynamic public art galleries as valued and essential centres of art and learning.

OTF announced investments in 324 not-for-profit and charitable organizations across Ontario on November 26 as well as 27 grants that will support larger, province-wide projects – including the grant to OAAG.

By working with not-for-profit organizations at the local level, and other groups that operate on a larger scale, OTF is maximizing the impact of our investments and helping to build a healthy and vibrant Ontario.

For more information about OAAG's recent grant acquisition and the Ontario Trillim Foundation please visit our News Page.


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About OAAG

OAAG is a registered charitable organization. Established in 1968, OAAG was incorporated in Ontario by letters patent on October 9, 1970. The Charitable Objects from the Letters Patent are:

  • To encourage co-operation between member galleries and museums
  • To encourage cooperation with the Ontario Arts Council and similar agencies
  • To assist in the development of visual art centres in the province of Ontario
  • To promote high standards of excellence and uniform methods in the care and presentation of art
  • To serve as an advisory body in matters of professional interest in the province of Ontario.

Our Vision

  • To be a vital and effective advocate for Ontario's dynamic public art galleries, serving and representing our members across the province as valued and essential centres of art and learning.

Our Mission

  • To serve and represent Ontario's public art galleries as valued, essential, cultural and educational resources
  • To actively advocate for Ontario's public art galleries
  • To promote dialogue and collaboration among OAAG members
  • To build and support responsive relationships between Ontario's public art galleries and the public, volunteers, cultural trustees, granting agencies, government and media
  • To encourage the highest standards for the care, preservation and presentation of the visual arts within Ontario's public art galleries
  • To promote art gallery and cultural work as valuable professions
  • To recognize and celebrate excellence in the work of Ontario's public art galleries


À propos de l’AOGA

L’AOGA est un organisme de bienfaisance enregistré.  Établie en 1968, l’AOGA  fut constituée en personne morale en Ontario par lettres patentes le 9 octobre 1970.  Les objectifs de bienfaisance selon les lettres patentes sont les suivants :

  • Favoriser la coopération entre les galeries et musées membres de l’AOGA 
  • Favoriser la coopération avec le Conseil des arts de l’Ontario et autres organismes semblables
  • Contribuer au développement des centres pour arts visuels en Ontario
  • Encourager des normes élevées d’excellence et des méthodes standardisées dans le maintien et la présentation de l’art 
  • Agir en tant qu’organisme consultatif pour des questions d’intérêt professionnel dans la province de l’Ontario

Notre vision

  • Être un défenseur vigoureux et compétent des galeries d’art publiques dynamiques de l‘Ontario et les représenter comme des centres essentiels et prisés d’art et d’enseignement à travers la province.

Notre mission

  • Servir et représenter les galeries d’art publiques de l‘Ontario comme des ressources culturelles et pédagogiques essentielles et prisées
  • Défendre vigoureusement les intérêts des galeries d’art publiques de l‘Ontario
  • Encourager le dialogue et la collaboration parmi les membres de l’AOGA
  • Établir et soutenir des liens actifs et réciproques entre les galeries d’art publiques de l‘Ontario et le public, les bénévoles, les administrateurs culturels, les organismes subventionnaires, le gouvernement et les médias
  • Encourager les normes les plus élevées pour le maintien, la préservation et la présentation des arts visuels auprès des galeries d’art publiques de l‘Ontario
  • Faire valoir les professions liées aux galeries d’art et le travail culturel comme des métiers d’une grande valeur
  • Reconnaître et récompenser l’excellence dans le travail des galeries d’art publiques de l‘Ontario

OAAG gratefully acknowledges the financial support of its members, donors, corporate sponsors.


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