interConnect aims to bring together artists, arts professionals, and organizations to share knowledge about digital projects and practices. We want to foster the growth of a digital ecosystem created for and by our community, strengthening the sector overall. We will accomplish this through:

          •  A series of co-learning groups which will explore discussion areas about digital transformation. 

          •  A collective and open knowledge base which will document these discussions and their insights.


interConnect comes from feedback among arts organizations that suggests that the fundamental goals of recent digital innovation programs, such as the Digital Strategy Fund, have yet to be fully met. While much important knowledge is being generated, the dissemination and concrete application of their results remain incomplete and unevenly distributed. Within the fields of visual arts, media arts, digital arts and contemporary craft, the majority of organizations and artists have yet to benefit substantially from this work. A relatively limited number of organizations are making great strides towards digital transformation and enhancing their effectiveness and sustainability in their respective communities. If these successes could be more widely shared, these transformative impacts would be amplified across the Canadian arts sector.


How do I get involved?

Apply to be part of an interConnect co-learning group!

The call for participants for the interConnect co-learning groups is now closed. 

Selected participants will meet virtually in groups assigned to a particular discussion area. Over the course of five meetings, participants will be able to share their experiences and learn from their peers, deepening their knowledge and forming connections with other artists and professionals. This is a paid opportunity!

Read the details about the interConnect call for participants here: CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

    • Vancouver, 10:30 a.m. (PDT)
    • Edmonton, 11:30 a.m. (MDT)
    • Regina, 11:30 a.m. (CST)
    • Winnipeg, 12:30 p.m. (CDT) 
    • Toronto / Montréal, 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
    • Halifax, 2:30 p.m. (ADT)
    • St. John's, 3:00 p.m. (NDT)

Join our team to learn about the discussion areas! Ask your questions about interConnect and how you can participate.

The session is open to all, but please register! Follow this link to register directly on the Zoom platform: N/A

Interpretation services and accessibility: This session will be in French and English.

If you require accessibility services (ASL, LSQ), please let us know before April 6th. How? Simply register on Zoom, and respond to the accessibility question indicating your needs.

For all other requests or questions, please contact Benjamin J. Allard ( The visuals of the meeting will be sent in text and PDF formats one day in advance of the meeting, on April 11th, by email.

    • Vancouver, 10:30 a.m. (PDT)
    • Edmonton, 11:30 a.m. (MDT)
    • Regina, 11:30 a.m. (CST)
    • Winnipeg, 12:30 p.m. (CDT)
    • Toronto / Montréal, 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
    • Halifax, 2:30 p.m. (ADT)
    • St. John's, 3:00 p.m. (NDT)

We invite people who identify as Deaf or as having a disability to join us. This session will be offered in English with ASL interpretation. 

Register on Zoom: N/A 

For all questions, please contact Benjamin J. Allard (

  •  In February 2023, we received feedback from the media arts sector through the interConnect survey. These results helped us determine the co-learning groups’ discussion areas on various areas of digital transformation. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the survey!


The interConnect Team

    • Benjamin J. Allard, Project Manager 
    • Samuel Thulin, Knowledge Connector/Researcher 
    • Margaret Lam, Research Advisor

Oversight Committee and Project Partners

    • Lou-Anne Bourdeau, Vice-President, Association des groupes en arts visuels francophones (AGAVF)
    • April Britski, Executive Director, Canadian Artists' Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC)
    • David Plant, Representant for Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA)
    • Jennifer Smith, Executive Director, National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition (NIMAC) 
    • Clayton Windatt, Executive Director, Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCA)
    • Alexis Boyle, Junior Chair, Canadian Art Gallery Educators (CAGE)

Get in touch with us

For any questions, please contact Benjamin J. Allard ( 

Newsletter: Subscribe to the interConnect newsletter for all the latest news and updates. 

Find us on Discord: Join the Media Arts Connector Discord Server. New to Discord? Read our Discord How-To Guide to get started.


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.