IMAAN Spotlight

At the beginning of February, we launched a campaign to put forward the Independent Media Arts Access Network (IMAAN) on our social networks! This campaign aims to introduce IMAAN to the artists who are members of the participating organizations, since they are the ones who can benefit from the advantages offered by this network. Follow the IMAAN Spotlight campaign on Instagram and Facebook in the coming weeks!

What’s the Independent Media Arts Access Network (IMAAN)? 

The Independent Media Arts Access Network (IMAAN) facilitates artists in accessing equipment and facilities from the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) participating organizations in other cities, without having to take out multiple memberships. A number of festivals and organizations working in sectors other than production are also part of the IMAAN. They offer benefits to artists who are members of participating centres and organizations.

Who can benefit from IMAAN? 

THE ARTISTS! Artists who are members of an IMAAN organization are encouraged to travel within the country, outside their city, since they have access to privileges at other participating organizations. These privileges typically take the form of member rates for equipment rental, training or use of spaces, but could also include advantageous rates for participation in events, for example.

The National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition (NIMAC) and its members benefit from the IMAAN since 2022!

Who makes IMAAN possible? 

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS! Participating organizations decide how they participate in the network! Whether it’s with certain equipment, workshops or facilities at member rates, or through discounts on participation in events and festivals, IMAAN organizations can choose and modify the benefits offered at any time. Find the organizations on IMAA’s website and contact them to find out more!

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Website Developer and Designer


The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) is seeking proposals from qualified web design and development firms to undertake a comprehensive redesign of our website. As a nonprofit arts service organization, an online presence is crucial to our overall operations, in order to maintain communication with members, and to present our various projects to the media arts community. We invite experienced individuals or design firms whose values align to our Basis of Unity to submit proposals for this project.

About 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.

Project Overview:

The project involves a complete redesign of our existing website,, to create a modern, user-friendly, and responsive platform. The new website should reflect our organization’s branding, values, and objectives. It must also incorporate the latest web technologies and best practices for usability and accessibility.

Scope of Work: 

The selected developer will be responsible for the following key tasks:

Proposal Submission: 

Interested firms should submit their proposals by October 31, 2023. Proposals should include the following:

Evaluation Criteria: 

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:


Contact Information: For inquiries and proposal submission, please contact: Yuko Fedrau, Operations Coordinator, at 

Disclaimer: IMAA reserves the right to accept or reject any proposals received, to request additional information, and to negotiate terms with any qualified proposer. The issuance of this CFP does not commit IMAA to award a contract or pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a proposal. 

We look forward to receiving your proposals and exploring the possibility of collaborating on this exciting website redesign project.