Advocacy

Advocacy is a critical pillar of our service to the membership. GOG’s advocacy initiatives impact the sector on a local, provincial, and national scale. We work vigorously on behalf of not only public art galleries but also on behalf of the visual arts and cultural sector in Canada. GOG advocates to the Ontario Provincial Government and the Canadian Federal Governments to make changes to policy and legislation and increase public awareness of a particular issue affecting arts and culture. We are part of numerous Advocacy groups such as the PASO-OPSA Coalition and other networks. We play a leading role in these advocacy groups and initiatives for the sustainability of the sector.




Going digital not easy for cultural institutions

Going digital not easy for cultural institutions (via Globe and Mail) “The immediate response [to the closures] is ‘You’ll create these wonderful digital experiences’. It’s a rhetorical response: Oh, you just go online…If it’s that simple, every museum and art…

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ADVOCACY: Letter of Recommendations for COVID Response

On behalf of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and the Visual Arts Sector, Executive Director Zainub Verjee wrote to the Honourable Lisa MacLeod (Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries), The Honourable Rod Phillips (Minister of Finance), The…

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ADVOCACY: Letter to the Honourable Minister MacLeod

On behalf of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and the Visual Arts Sector, Executive Director Zainub Verjee wrote to the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries with recommendations on how the Government of Ontario…

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IN THE NEWS

Why Museums Can’t Always Fall Back on Endowments The COVID-19 pandemic may be an opportunity to look transparently at museum endowments and their limitations, and consider the need for alternative sources of support in the months to come. “When ROM…

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