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Nominations for the 2018 OAAG Awards are now open! You can download the forms here.

It's award season here at OAAG, and the 2018 OAAG Awards Nomination forms are now available online! We encourage all OAAG members to submit their outstanding work in exhibtions, curatorial and art writing, programs, and more to win a 2018 OAAG Award!

What are the OAAG Awards?

The OAAG Awards are a signature program and event produced by OAAG and open to all OAAG Members. These are province-wide, juried art gallery awards of artistic merit and excellence in exhibitions, publications, programs, and community partnerships produced by Ontario's art galleries.

This year marks the 41st edition of the Awards program and will be a bold and momentous celebration highlighting the key achievements of the year among OAAG members, curators, art professionals, collectors, and the entire visual arts community.

Complete your 2018 OAAG Awards Nomination form in full and then deliver your nominations to:

Ontario Association of Art Galleries
401 Richmond St. W., suite 395
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

We look forward to receiving your nominations in full - and all accompanying support materials - no later than Friday, June 29, 2018 by 5pm.

Remember, only OAAG members who are in good standing are eligible for the Awards. If you have not yet paid your 2018-2019 OAAG Membership fee, please contact Jessica Lukas, Secretariat Assistant at members@oaag.orgimmediately.

If you have any questions about your 2018 OAAG Awards nomination, please contact:

Zainub Verjee
Executive Director
Ontario Association of Art Galleries
PHONE (416) 598-0714
EMAIL zverjee@oaag.org

 

 

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Statistical Profile of Art Galleries in Ontario

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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Order a copy of the 2013 OAAG Data Exchange here. For more information visit our publications 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 (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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