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Venice-Florence-Rome Exchange 2015

This two and a half week professional exchange is an immersive, intensive program in Venice, Florence, and Rome in Italy from May 4 to 20, 2015. It has been timed to coincide with the opening of the 56th Venice Biennale.

It is developed for public art gallery directors, curators and arts professionals. It is also valuable for gallery directors who have been hired into the gallery and museum sector from the larger charitable sector, and who are also charged with developing new museum assets in their communities.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE JANUARY 30!

For more information visit our programs page.

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OAAG Raffle 2015

Proceeds help support OAAG's professional development workshops and conference kits. OAAG's professional development programs are funded through several revenue streams, including the Museums Assistance Program, registration fees and this raffle. Tickets are $5 each, or five tickets for $20

For more information visit our raffle page.

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Statistical Profile of Art Galleries in Ontario

New publication, based on the 2013 Data Exchange
Hill Strategies Research Inc. for the Ontario Association of Art Galleries

The Statistical Profile of Art Galleries in Ontario is a quantitative analysis of 47 Ontario-based, non-profit and charitable art galleries in 31 municipalities across the province. The report presents a clear picture of Ontario’s public art galleries as incredible dynamic, motivated and engaged visual arts producers, working all across the province – from Thunder Bay to Temiskaming Shores to Ottawa to Toronto to Windsor and back to Owen Sound.

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For more information visit our publications page.

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Ontario Association of Art Galleries announces 23 award winners and two honourable mentions

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) announces the 37th OAAG Awards winners on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.

To view the complete list of OAAG Award Winners visit the 2014 Winners Page.

Twenty-three awards and two honourable mentions recognize 14 galleries from 11 cities across Ontario.

The OAAG Awards are annual, province-wide, juried art gallery awards of artistic merit and excellence. They recognize the new exhibitions, publications, programs and community partnerships that have been commissioned by and produced by Ontario’s public art galleries over the previous year.

Awards are presented in nine major categories: Exhibition of the Year, Curatorial and Art Writing, Public Program, Education, Art Publication of the Year, Design, Partnership, Colleague and Volunteer. 

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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 (What we aspire to do)

  • The Ontario Association of Art Galleries fosters a sustainable, healthy, diverse, public art gallery sector to further the visual arts as a key component of the cultural life of the province.

OUR MISSION (What we do)

  • Through advocacy, professional development, and network-building, OAAG advances and empowers Ontario public art galleries.

OUR MANDATE (How we are going to do it)

To ensure that public art galleries contribute to the cultural life of the province, OAAG will:

  • Discern, formulate, and articulate a strong collective profile for Ontario public art galleries
  • Represent members to government effectively
  • Foster professionalism among members
  • Create and present relevant professional development opportunities
  • Foster communication and exchange among members
  • Be an effective reliable resource and source of information for our members

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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 (ce que nous aspirons à faire) 

  • L’Association ontarienne des galeries d’art encourage un secteur des musées d’art et des galeries d’art publiques durable, prospère et diversifié afin de promouvoir les arts visuels en tant qu’élément indispensable de la vie culturelle de la province.

NOTRE MISSION (ce que nous faisons)

  • En misant sur la défense des intérêts, le perfectionnement professionnel et la création de réseaux, l’AOGA soutient et renforce la position des musées d’art et des galeries d’art publiques de l’Ontario.

NOTRE MANDAT (ce que nous allons le faire)

Afin d’assurer que les musées d’art et les galeries d’art publiques contribuent à la vie culturelle de la province, l’AOGA :

  • détermine, formule et articule un profil collectif solide pour les musées d’art et les galeries d’art publiques de l’Ontario;
  • représente efficacement ses membres auprès des gouvernements;
  • encourage le professionnalisme chez ses membres;
  • crée et présente des occasions de perfectionnement professionnel pertinent;
  • favorise la communication et les échanges entre les membres;
  • est une ressource et une source d’information fiable et efficace pour ses membres.

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

 

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