Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries (GOG) marked its 50 year as an arts service organization (ASO) which represents over 270 members—public art galleries, museums, artist-run-centres, and arts organizations. Over 40 years, its annual award program has been defining the standards of excellence for the visual arts in Canada. Through advocacy on issues, policy, legislation to all levels of government, and delivery of innovative and cutting-edge professional development opportunities and network-building, GOG advances, empowers, and strengthens the visual arts sector in Canada.
GOG is the only arts service organization in Canada to specialize in public art galleries; it is an innovative, forward-looking organization. GOG’s wide range of initiatives, professional development, and support services includes marketing for audience engagement; art collection management; and the development of visual art centres.