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.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2020 The COVID-19 Crisis has severe impact on Art Service Organizations:Over 50% Art Service Organizations will struggle to survive To assess the impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Art Service Organizations (ASOs), a national survey across…Continue Reading
This page will be updated regularly and feature networks and organizations that could benefit you, your institution, and many arts and cultural workers. Leadership Emergency Arts Network (LEAN)LEAN is an immediate, grassroots, pro bono response network to help Canadian professional…Continue Reading
According to the CRA, an artist is either a professional or a hobbyist, which raises broader questions about whether art should be valued because it can be sold or because it can be shown. Written by Executive Director Zainub Verjee:…Continue Reading
Image caption: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking at a coronavirus-related press conference. Photo: PMO.Continue Reading
Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) in the second phase of our COVID-19 Impact study with input from 60% of our stakeholders, grave concerns regarding the business continuity of these organizations have been raised. Over the next six months, across…Continue Reading
Here we’ll gather together links to the statements and resources offered by the different funding bodies that are connected to the public art gallery sector. Organization Link Canada Council for the Arts Covid-19 – info update Ontario Arts Council COVID-19…Continue Reading