Call for Applications: Knowledge Connector

— interConnect: Developing collective digital intelligence in the broad visual and media arts sector

Us [About IMAA]

The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) is a member-driven non-profit national organization working to advance and strengthen the media arts community in Canada. Representing over 100 independent film, video, audio, and new media production, distribution, and exhibition organizations in all parts of the country, the IMAA serves over 16,000 independent media artists and cultural workers.

We [The Project]

Project Overview

interConnect is an initiative that aims to strengthen the digital practices of Canada’s visual and media arts sector. The project has two components:

1. Research: Study and document past digital transformation projects. 

2. Co-learning cohorts: Organize communities of practice around digital issues.

The learnings and resources developed during this initiative will be disseminated in a knowledge base.

Context

interConnect comes from feedback among arts organizations that suggests that the Digital Strategy Fund’s (DSF) fundamental goals have yet to be fully met. While much important knowledge is being generated thanks to the Fund, the dissemination & concrete application of its results remain incomplete and unevenly distributed.

Within the fields of visual arts, media arts, digital arts & contemporary craft, the majority of organizations and artists have yet to benefit substantially from this work. A relatively limited number of media and other types of arts organizations across Canada are undergoing digital transformations and enhancing their effectiveness & sustainability in their respective communities. If these successes could be more widely shared, these transformative impacts would be amplified across the Canadian arts sector.

Preliminary project timeline

January 2023: Entry into position

February 2023: Establishment of cohort structure

March to April 2023: Selection of cohort participants

May to October 2023: Co-learning with cohorts

November 2023 to January 2024: End of the project

You [The Knowledge Connector]

Mandate

In collaboration with the IMAA Project Team, the two Knowledge Connectors hired will be responsible for supporting the co-learning component of the project and will be the custodians of knowledge. You will ensure that the discoveries, ideas and learnings of the project are captured and used by the community.

Reporting to the Project Manager, you will work closely with the facilitators and the research team to support the cohorts. You will also be responsible for the knowledge base.

Responsibilities

Cohort establishment: You will structure the operation of the project.

Cohort activation: You will be the knowledge hub.

Post-cohort: You will ensure the legacy of the project.

Skills and Qualifications

The successful candidate will:

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

Assets

Conditions

How To Apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter with the following elements:

All proposals should be sent to the attention of Benjamin J. Allard at proj@imaa.ca by JANUARY 9, 2023. Applications should be submitted in either English or French with the subject line “Application, Knowledge Connector – [your name]”.

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Call for Applications: Project Manager, Building Anti-Racism Capacity and Action in the Media Arts

— CSMARI: Building Anti-Racism Capacity and Action in the Media Arts

Us [About IMAA]

The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) is a member-driven non-profit national organization working to advance and strengthen the media arts community in Canada. Representing over 100 independent film, video, audio, and new media production, distribution, and exhibition organizations in all parts of the country, the IMAA serves over 16,000 independent media artists and cultural workers.

We [The Project]

From April 1 2022, to March 31, 2024, The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) will undertake “Building Anti-Racism Capacity and Action in the Media Arts” a capacity-building initiative for member organizations across Canada to develop and implement tailored strategies for equity within their organizations, leading to measurable change in the areas of staffing, governance and/or programming. The process will actively engage one cohort of five to six organizations and pair each participating organization with consultants in anti-racism and anti-oppression training and organizational change to conduct self-assessments, identify priorities and determine goals. This framework will involve stakeholders at all levels of each participating organization (staff, board, members, and broader community). Activities will be supported by the creation of peer affinity groups to share learnings between participating organizations. 

Preliminary Project Timeline

January 2023: Start of Position

January to February 2023: Research, Consultation, Project Conceptualisation

March to April 2023: Selection of participating organizations

May to December 2023: Project Delivery

December 2023 to March 2024: End of the Project

You [Project Manager]

Mandate

The Project Manager will lead the project and see it through all its phases from visioning, to initiation, delivery and assessment.

Reporting to the National Director, you will work closely with the IMAA team and Project Advisory to implement the project in accordance with sectoral needs, EDI principles, and IMAA’s mandate. The Project Manager will also be called upon to maintain relationships with IMAA’s partners and build new strategic relationships.

Responsibilities

Lead: The Project Manager will lead the CSMARI project from January 2022 — March 2024

Support: The Project Manager will be the primary support for project participants, ensuring their successful engagement with the initiative.

Qualifications

Conditions

How To Apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter with the following elements:

All proposals should be sent to hiring@imaa.ca by December 1, 2022. Applications should be submitted in either English or French with the subject line “Application, Project Manager – [your name]”.

IMAA is strongly committed to correcting historical employment inequities in the sector it serves and is working proactively to centre diversity within the organization. We welcome all applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Access supports will be made available to applicants with disabilities in the recruitment process. Any personal information shared as a part of your application will be kept strictly confidential. Applications will only be shared with the hiring committee, and will be deleted from IMAA’s private cloud storage once the Project Manager position is filled.

Anticipated Selection Schedule

November 9, 2022: Application process opens

December 1, 2022: Deadline for applicants to submit applications

December 14, 2022: Selection of successful candidate / Notification to unsuccessful candidates

January 9, 2023: Anticipated start date

We thank you for your interest. Due to volume only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

*IMAA’s National Office is located in Montréal, but we will consider applicants based elsewhere in Canada. We are currently observing work from home protocols. The successful candidate may be required to travel as part of their functions.

This position is funded through the department of Canadian Heritage

Join MEDIA ARTS CONNECT : The IMAA initiated Discord server!

We are excited to announce the launch of Media Arts Connect, the Discord server for the media arts community across the country to come together, brainstorm, problem solve, and build connections. 

Coming out of many conversations with our membership and the needs of our evolving interConnect project, Media Arts Connect is a server that seeks to meet the multiple needs of our community. Over the past months, we’ve been consulting with members and colleagues to offer a safe and accessible server; we are now excited to share it with the community at large and discover all the ways in which it can keep getting better tailored to the needs of our sector. 

On Media Arts Connect you will find channels to discuss technical questions, you’ll be able to follow up on the 2022 National Gathering Streams, connect by region, share your take about Hot Topics, join the Festival Caucus, and many others!

The server officially launches Thursday, November 10, but you can join today by following this link:  https://discord.gg/U98jndMShC 

On November 10, 1-3pm (EST), we will host an informal launch get together where you  can log on and get familiar with the space. The IMAA team will be present to engage in conversation, troubleshoot issues, and get to know the server better! 

Follow this link to add the Discord event to your server activities.

Big thank you to Stephanie P. Butler for her hard work setting up the digital space and all the folks who had conversations with us and beta tested the server to ensure that we had dotted our i’s and crossed our t’s before making it live. 

That said, there are certainly still blind spots, omissions, mistakes and contradictions on the server: if you have any feedback regarding the structure, the format, the language or anything else please get in touch with Benjamin J. Allard (il/him) at proj@imaa.ca with your feedback. 
If you want to learn more about how to use the Discord, you can read our help document.

Call for Applications: Communications Specialist

— interConnect: Developing collective digital intelligence in the broad visual and media arts sector

Us [About IMAA]

The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) is a member-driven non-profit national organization working to advance and strengthen the media arts community in Canada. Representing over 100 independent film, video, audio, and new media production, distribution, and exhibition organizations in all parts of the country, the IMAA serves over 16,000 independent media artists and cultural workers.

We [The Project]

Project Overview

interConnect is an initiative that aims to strengthen the digital practices of Canada’s visual and media arts sector. The project has two components:

1. Research: Study and document past digital transformation projects. 

2. Co-learning cohorts: Organize communities of practice around digital issues.

The learnings and resources developed during this initiative will be disseminated in a knowledge base.

Context

interConnect comes from feedback among arts organizations that suggests that the Digital Strategy Fund’s (DSF) fundamental goals have yet to be fully met. While much important knowledge is being generated thanks to the Fund, the dissemination & concrete application of its results remain incomplete and unevenly distributed.

Within the fields of visual arts, media arts, digital arts & contemporary craft, the majority of organizations and artists have yet to benefit substantially from this work. A relatively limited number of media and other types of arts organizations across Canada are undergoing digital transformations and enhancing their effectiveness & sustainability in their respective communities. If these successes could be more widely shared, these transformative impacts would be amplified across the Canadian arts sector.

Preliminary Project Timeline

December 2022: Commencement (with vacations from December 21 to January 8)
January to February 2023: Start of research / Selection of cohort subjects
March to April 2023: Selection of cohort participants
May to October 2023: Conduct of the cohortsNovember 2023 to January 2024: End of the project

You [The Communications Specialist]

Mandate

You will be responsible for all project communications. You will promote interConnect to encourage a positive impact on digital practices in the visual and media arts sector.

Reporting to the National Director, you will work closely with the Project Manager to lead the rest of the small team. You will also be called upon to maintain relationships with IMAA’s partners and build new strategic relationships.

Responsibilities

Support: You will actively participate in the development of the project.

External Communications: You will develop and execute an engaging communications plan.

Internal Communications: You will oversee and participate in effective communication practices within the team.

Requirements

You should:

Assets

Conditions

How To Apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter with the following elements:

All proposals should be sent to the attention of Benjamin J. Allard at hiring@imaa.ca by November 20, 2022. Applications should be submitted in either English or French with the subject line “Application, Communications Specialist – [your name]”.

Anticipated Selection Schedule

October 31, 2022: Application process opens
November 20, 2022: Deadline for applicants to submit applications
December 5, 2022: Selection of successful candidate / Notification to unsuccessful candidate
December 12, 2023: Anticipated start date

Call for Applications: Mitacs Fellowship

— interConnect: Developing collective digital intelligence in the broad visual and media arts sector

Us [About IMAA]

The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) is a member-driven non-profit national organization working to advance and strengthen the media arts community in Canada. Representing over 100 independent film, video, audio, and new media production, distribution, and exhibition organizations in all partsprof the country, the IMAA serves over 16,000 independent media artists and cultural workers.

We [The Project]

Context

interConnect comes from feedback among arts organizations that suggests that the Digital Strategy Fund’s (DSF) fundamental goals have yet to be fully met. While much important knowledge is being generated thanks to the Fund, the dissemination & concrete application of its results remain incomplete and unevenly distributed.

Within the fields of visual arts, media arts, digital arts & contemporary craft, the majority of organizations and artists have yet to benefit substantially from this work. A relatively limited number of media and other types of arts organizations across Canada are undergoing digital transformations and enhancing their effectiveness & sustainability in their respective communities. If these successes could be more widely shared, these transformative impacts would be amplified across the Canadian arts sector.

The People involved

Research Design Overview

This qualitative research project consists of secondary research and analysis and co-learning components. The findings of each component will be shared upon completion on a Knowledge Base to be determined.

Research goals

In collaboration with the IMAA Project Team and Academic supervisor, the Mitacs Researcher will be responsible for the secondary research component of the project, and will support the co-learning component. With this project, our general objective is to consolidate and share the impacts of digital capacity building efforts currently underway across the Canadian arts sector.

The Mitacs Researcher is expected to act as a leader within IMAA’s project and take on roles such as supervising research assistants for tasks such as gathering quantitative and qualitative data on previous projects and organizations. This research should ideally be articulated with the candidate’s own research and academic interests. The responsibilities of the Mitacs researcher will be refined according to the interests and expertise of the selected candidate.

The project team has also established 2 sub-objectives and related activities:

1. Establish and annotate a repository of previous projects 

There is a lot of curiosity within the sector about the scope, outputs, and impacts of DSF projects undertaken. In response, our project will attempt to answer the following questions: What has been achieved? What is available? Who has done projects of interest? What might not have been researched?

Activities:

  1. Data collection methods

i. Scope: DSF projects between 2018-2023 will be identified and coded for themes, outputs and impacts. This will be compared to key policy frameworks such as the Department of Canadian Heritage Creative Canada Framework and the Quebec Plan culturel numérique. The goal will be to identify best practices and policies that will be useful to our members. 

ii. Data collection methods: In addition to sourcing DSF project descriptions and reports from various institutional sources and related community organizations, the researcher will design and undertake a select number of semi-structured interviews with DSF project leaders and policymakers, as well as design a survey for broader use in the independent media and arts sectors.

iii. Determine high priority projects to be documented: We are dealing with a lot of data, where should we devote our energy? The researcher will use these case studies to generate knowledge that could be translated and adapted to the realities of other arts organizations.

  1. Documentation

i. Establish a documentation structure: Focusing on community usability and the fostering of transparency.

ii. Create an accessible and shareable dataset (repository): And develop a strategy to make it interoperable with existing datasets and repositories including Wikidata (Wikimedia), Artifex (MassCulture), Ecosystems Map (ArtsPond), and MAP-TN (MANO).

2. Support the co-learning cohorts 

The main component of the project is the coming together of members from the arts sector around topics of interest to share, discuss, and learn. 

In advance of the creation of the cohorts, the Research Team will work to ensure their topics are relevant and that the participants have appropriate tools to work together. The Research Team will also provide: 

Activities:

  1. Thematic advice

i. Cohort topics, establish high priority needs of the sector: The previous project research and review should inform this activity, as well as a literature review of digital maturity/needs assessment.

ii. Provide appropriate material to cohorts: Such as readings, examples, etc.

  1. Technological and structural advice

i. Advise on the knowledge management tools: Such as citation management software.

ii. Help establish a taxonomy for the project: Create a relevant tag structure to be used through the project.

You [The expected researcher]

This project is a great opportunity to work with a dynamic community partner! You should be a Doctoral student currently enrolled in a post-secondary Canadian institution, though a Master’s student with relevant work experience would be considered. 

The successful candidate is expected to focus on research into digital strategies, cultural politics, and/or art organizations. Research outcomes will directly inform the future practices of Canadian arts organizations. 

We invite applications from, in particular, interdisciplinary scholars who are currently enrolled in a doctorate in communications, media studies, library sciences and information studies, digital media, or art history, and have expertise in such fields such as Digital Humanities, community-based participatory research, and arts management. The position requires that the candidate has strong skills and experience in knowledge translation and dissemination, and familiarity with Canadian arts organizations. Required soft skills include outstanding writing and communication skills, a strong collaborative working style, good time management, and adaptability. 

This position will include opportunities to produce publications and to directly contribute to content design for IMAA. It is expected that the candidate will divide their time between their University and IMAA (i.e. 15-20h/week each). 

Conditions

Funding

This position will be compensated through a MITACs fellowship. Find more information about MITACs funding here: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate/fellowship 

Duration

Eight months. Please note that the MITACS Fellowship is contingent on the selected candidate writing a successful proposal.

Requirements

How To Apply

Please send an academic CV and a letter with the following elements:

All proposals should be sent to Benjamin J. Allard at proj@imaa.ca by October 31, 2022. Applications should be submitted in English and have “Mitacs Research candidature – [your name]” as a subject line.

Anticipated Selection Schedule

October 12, 2022: Request for proposals (RFP) open

October 31, 2022: Deadline for candidates to submit applications

November 7, 2022: Selection of top candidates

November 14, 2022: Submission of the Mitacs application (written in collaboration with the Research Team and IMAA) / Notification to unsuccessful applicants

January 9, 2023: Anticipated start date

Bibliography

Scholarly framing and frameworks are to be determined with the Mitacs research and Academic supervisor.

Beauregard, D. and Paquette J. Ed. (2022) Canadian Cultural Policy in Transition. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003134022 

Bourcheix-Laporte, Mariane. (2020) Enquête sur les besoins numériques des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec. Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec. https://reseauartactuel.org/wp-content/uploads/rcaaq_enquete_bes_num_octobre2020.pdf?x20881 

Estermann B. and Julien F. (2019) A Linked Digital Future for the Performing Arts: Leveraging Synergies along the Value Chain. Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) in cooperation with the Bern University of Applied Sciences. https://capacoa.ca/documents/research/LDF_Report_2019.pdf 

Grow Twillingate Inc. (2021) Innovation at the edge. Towards a digital strategy for rural arts and heritage in Canada. https://www.growtwillingate.com/post/innovation-at-the-edge

Nordicity. (2022) Evaluation of the Canada Council for the Arts’s Digital Strategy Fund and Sectoral Needs Assessment, Executive Summary. 2022. https://canadacouncil.ca/research/research-library/2022/07/evaluation-of-the-digital-strategy-fund-and-sectoral-needs-assessment

Observatoire de la culture et des communications du Québec (2017). État des lieux sur les métadonnées relatives aux contenus culturels. Gouvernement du Québec, Institut de la statistique du Québec. https://bdso.gouv.qc.ca/docs-ken/multimedia/PB01600FR_MetadonneesCulturel2017H00F00.pdfPayette, A (2000). Le codéveloppement : une approche graduée. Interactions 4:2. http://www.actiongardien.org/file/si691213/download/Codeveloppement%20PAYETTE_Adrien-fi13123028.pdf

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JOB CALL –  Operations Coordinator, IMAA 

Application deadline:  Novembre 7, 2022
Anticipated start date: November 29, 2022
$39k – $43k prorated/ $20-$22/hour at 21 hours or 3days/week
Location: remote*

The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) is a member-driven non-profit national organization working to advance and strengthen the media arts community in Canada.  Representing over 100 independent film, video, audio, and new media production, distribution, and exhibition organizations in all parts of the country, the IMAA serves over 16,000 independent media artists and cultural workers. 

Our organization is strong and dynamic, anchored in its diverse membership from all regions of the country, and supported by a small but dedicated staff. We are innovative, forward-thinking and inclusive in our commitment to serve independent media arts communities in all their diversity from coast to coast to coast.

For more information about IMAA, its members and activities, visit www.imaa.ca

IMAA is excited to be hiring an Operations Coordinator. Working in collaboration with the entire IMAA team to strengthen the organization’s data management practices, workflows, and ensure the smooth daily operation of all its activities, this individual will hold a key role in supporting IMAA’s work. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

IMAA is strongly committed to correcting historical employment inequities in the sector it serves and is working proactively to centre diversity within the organization. We welcome all applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Accommodations will be made available to applicants with disabilities in the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please contact National Director Barbora Racevičiūtė at hiring@imaa.ca. prior to November 1. Any personal information shared as a part of your application will be kept strictly confidential. Applications will only be shared with the hiring committee, and will be deleted from IMAA’s private cloud storage once the Operations Coordinator position is filled.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV (in English or French) by email to the IMAA Hiring Committee: hiring@imaa.ca

Thank you for your interest. Due to volume only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

*IMAA’s National Office is located in Montréal, but we will consider applicants based elsewhere in Canada. We are currently observing work from home protocols. The successful candidate may be required to travel as part of their functions.

Request for Proposals from Filmmakers #GGArts

Request for Proposals from Filmmakers
Closing Date : 21 October 2022

The Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada and the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) are once again coming together to honour the recipients of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts (GGArts).

We are looking to pair Canadian filmmakers with the 2023 GGArts winners to create artistic video portraits (3 minutes max., including credits/bumpers) and a 30-second teaser. We also encourage production centres and filmmakers to enter an agreement that would help cover the costs of services and equipment they might need.

Find all the details here

SAVE THE DATE FOR IMAA’s AGM! September 28, 2022

The Independent Media Arts Alliance will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 via Zoom at the following time:

10 am Pacific
11 am Mountain
12 noon Central
1 pm Eastern
2 pm Atlantic
2:30 pm Newfoundland  


Approximate duration: 1H30

Register here

 

If you cannot attend the AGM and wish to appoint a proxy to vote on your organization’s behalf, please complete this Proxy Vote form and return it to us at info@imaa.ca.

Reminder: Members must have paid their membership dues for the current year (April 1st 2022 – March 31st 2023) to be eligible to vote. Please renew your membership or create your member profile here . 

If you have questions regarding your membership status please take a look at the member directory or contact us at info@imaa.ca.

JOB CALL – Project Manager – Internships and Mentorships, IMAA (Ext.Deadline: October 11, 2022)

EXTENDED deadline:  October 11, 2022 

Anticipated start date: October 24, 2022

35 hours per week, $25 – $27 per hour depending on experience

The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) is a member-driven non-profit national organisation working to advance and strengthen the media arts community in Canada.  Representing over 100 independent film, video, audio, and new media production, distribution, and exhibition organisations in all parts of the country, the IMAA serves over 16,000 independent media artists and cultural workers. 

Our organisation is strong and dynamic, anchored in its diverse membership from all regions of the country, and supported by a small but dedicated staff. We are innovative, forward-thinking and inclusive in our commitment to serve independent media arts communities in all their diversity from coast to coast to coast.

For more information about IMAA, its members and activities, visit www.imaa.ca

Beginning in fall 2020, IMAA added a new project to its activities: the delivery of youth employment internships focused on digital skills and training, supported by the Government of Canada through its Digital Skills for Youth Program. To ensure the success of this activity, we are currently recruiting for the newly created position of Program Manager: Youth Training and Internships.

About the position:

Reporting to the National Director with the support of IMAA staff, the Program Manager: Internships and Mentorships will ensure the successful delivery of a youth employment program involving an estimated 30 participants across the country. This individual will ensure the successful delivery of youth internship employment grants as part of the federal Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) program. They will be responsible for liaising with IMAA’s network, managing the program, recruiting and onboarding employers, administering contracts and providing timely and accurate reporting to funders. They will also be responsible for overseeing a new branch of the DS4Y program funding digital-skill based artistic residencies.   

Specifically, the Program Manager will: 

Deliverables:

Qualifications:

Terms:

To apply:

Please submit a detailed cover letter and CV including references to hiring@imaa.ca with “Program Manager – Youth Training and Internships” in the subject line. The deadline for applications is October 11 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

IMAA is strongly committed to correcting historical employment inequities in the sector it serves and is working proactively to centre diversity within the organization. We welcome all applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Accommodations will be made available to applicants with disabilities in the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please provide details in your application.

For more information about IMAA, its mandate, members and activities, visit www.imaa.ca

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Through the Storm – National Media Arts Gathering

There is still time to share the invitation with your colleagues and register!

Throughthestorm.ca

The 2022 edition of the national media arts gathering Through the Storm will follow a new hybrid format. This iteration is specifically looking to reach out to as many cultural workers and artists working in independent media arts as possible. Invite members of your team or community to participate; we want to hear from all of you!

The in-person portion of the conference will take place on the unceded, unsurrendered Territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation in Ottawa . This gathering is a co-production between IMAA, MANO, NIMAC and DARC, in collaboration with Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival.

4 streams → 4 working groups

The confernce is structured around 4 working groups that will meet online before the gathering and will continue to meet during the event, while presenting their work during the daily plenaries.


How to participate

1. Choose a stream

2. Register

3. Attend 3 virtual meetings
*First Workgroup meeting : May 17, 19 or 23, 2022, according to the streams.

4. Attend the in-person national conference, August 10-14, in Ottawa!


Travel Subsidy –   Deadline extended to May 6, 2022

A limited number of travel subsidies will be available for MANO/IMAA member organizations & collectives, and members of NIMAC.

We ask that anyone interested in a travel subsidy to send us an email by Friday, May 6th 2022 outlining:

Travel subsidy recipients will be notified on Friday, May 20th 2022. The subsidy will be paid on-site, upon submission of receipts to our Conference Coordinator, Jillian Kennedy.

Feel free to contact Jillian anytime at symposium@mano-ramo.ca s if you have any further questions.

WORKSHOP/LAUNCH – Online Media Arts Presentation Standards

May 12, 2022 — Come share and learn!
Register on Zoom (Alternative registration methods are also described below)
→ Access the full participation guide here
→ Access all the resources on IMAAsource: Online Media ArtsPresentation Standards

🌎 Context

The Online Media Arts Presentation Standards project is now available!

The sudden surge of new presentation models exposes an urgent need to formalize standards for streaming and other types of online presentation of media art.  This series provides tools and insights to encourage good practice in this regard.

To address these issues, IMAA engaged in a national conversation with media artists, arts service organizations, media arts festivals and independent distributors, galleries and other presenters. This project took place in 2021.

👥 During the meeting

You are invited to actively exchange with your colleagues across Canada.
Be prepared to share your experiences, listen and participate in discussions about online presentation.

This workshop will begin with a brief overview of the documents collected in the Online Media Arts Presentation Standards project. Afterwards, you will be free to join discussion groups depending on the topics you wish to discuss.

We will share contact information with other group members so that this dialogue can continue after the event.

🧩 Discussion Starters

Prior to the meeting, we strongly encourage participants to review the documents of the Online Media Arts Presentation Standards project.

Fair remuneration

What are my organization’s resources and priorities?What are my organization’s mandate, values, and commitments? How will artists be paid? 

Relevant document on this subject:
IMAA Fee Schedule

You may wish to discuss using the fee schedule, the application of the guiding principles, the calculation of add-on fees for online presentation, or understanding artists’ and professional fees.

Intellectual Property

How transparent is our relationship with artists and distributors? What information have we communicated to the artists or distributors? Have we informed artists or distributors about how we will use their files? Are we able to support artists’ and distributors’ requests?

Relevant documents on this subject:
Intellectual Property and Online Presentation: Guidelines and Resources for the Media Arts Community
Contracts Checklist between media arts presenters and artists or copyright holders

You may wish to discuss copyright ownership (between multiple artists, fair dealing or commissions), copyright transfer and licensing, or Indigenous perspectives on intellectual property.

Accessibility

Who is our audience? What are its needs? How can we support the self-determination of the D/deaf and disability arts community? How are we engaging with accessibility? How accessible are we? How accessible is our website?

Relevant documents on this subject:
→ 
Towards Accessible Online Presentation Models: Introduction and Resources for the Media Arts Community
10 PRINCIPLES OF DISABILITY JUSTICE (a text from SinsInvalid, find IMAA’s new French translation here.)

You may wish to discuss Disability Justice and a critical approach to accessibility, creative accessibility or the proposed guiding principles.

Planning and technical considerations

What is my organization’s capacity? Who will work on this project? How much time do they have? What technical capacity do we have? What are we missing? What do we need? Do we have a data and file management plan in place? Is it up to date?

Relevant documents on this subject:
→ 
Online Presentation Workflow: Resources for the Media Arts Community
Online Presentation Workflow Diagram

You might discuss online presentation that respects the organization’s vision and capabilities, types of online events, tools (quality, interaction, accessibility, etc.), geo-blocking and digital rights management, archiving and documentation, or data use.

🌈 External Facilitators

Would you like to help facilitate? This meeting will bring together many people, but IMAA’s team is small. We may need outside help to ensure that all the focus groups run smoothly.

We are looking for people who know the sector and have facilitation skills, such as the ability to manage time and create an inclusive space for dialogue.

A question at your registration allows you to indicate your interest. You can also write to us (engagement@imaa.ca) to express your interest. 

We will contact the people selected by email to let them know the next steps. A symbolic honorarium of $50 will be offered to external facilitators. 

MEETING DETAILS

Date : May 12th, 2022
Start time according to your time zone:

Pacific Daylight Time (Vancouver): …………..9:00 AM
Mountain Daylight Time (Edmonton): ………10:00 AM
Central Daylight Time (Winnipeg) : ………….11:00 AM
Eastern Daylight Time (Toronto/Montréal): 12:00 PM
Atlantic Daylight Time (Halifax): ……………….1:00 PM
Newfoundland Daylight Time (St. John’s):..1:30 PM
The event should last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

📆 Registration

The roundtable is open to all, but you must register!
Follow this link to register directly via the Zoom platform.

If you prefer to register by phone, we invite you to write to us (engagement@imaa.ca) to arrange a telephone meeting.

You can also call us at (514) 522-8240, extension 0. Please leave a message for Marilyne Parent with the following information:

– Your name, email address and city
Your organization and job title if applicable
– If you require ASL interpretation? (Please let us know by May 5, 2022)
– How well do you know Zoom software (1. Very proficient, 2. Would like help, or 3. I know little or nothing)
– If you need anything else (services, technical considerations, etc.) to make this experience optimal? 
– What topic would you most like to discuss (1. Intellectual property, 2. Compensation, 3. Online accessibility, 4. Technical issues). Please also specify the topics that interest you. (Find details here)
– Do you agree to have your contact information shared with the people attending this workshop? 
– Can you help us facilitate this meeting? (Find details here)

🌐 Interpretation services and accessibility

Presentations at this meeting will be in French and English. Participants will be able to join discussion groups in either language.

If you require interpretation services (ASL), please notify us before May 5th. How? Simply register on Zoom, and respond to the accessibility question indicating your needs.

For all other requests or questions, please contact Marilyne Parent.

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