Become a Member or Renew your Membership Now!

The 2024-2025 membership campaign is ongoing at the Independent Media Arts Alliance, the national alliance representing the media arts. Become a member or renew your membership now to contribute to the richness and strenght of the community!

If you haven’t had a chance to read it, we invite you to take a look at the IMAA’s Basis of Unity! The Basis of Unity states the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA)’s position on and commitment to anti-oppression principles. This document is a first attempt to capture, for IMAA’s membership and community, IMAA’s perspective on how to build a more equitable, robust, abundant and interconnected sector. 

Help to ensure that in the independent media arts sector:

Member Privileges & Benefits

→ Join IMAA’s Board
→ Join our committees: Membership Committee / EDI Committee / Independent Media Arts Access Network (IMAAN) Committee / Human Ressources Committee
→ Get a discount to register to the National Media Arts Conference
→ Be eligible for travel subsidies to attend national events like the National Media Arts Conference coorganised by IMAA
→ Reduce costs on health insurance for your staff and affiliated artists.
→ Be part of the Independent Media Arts Access Network (IMAAN)!
→ Join a vast network of nearly 100 highly dedicated media arts organizations, collectives and galleries and professional peers
→ Appear in our membership directory
→ Connect with the independent media community on Discord
→ Take advantage of opportunities to participate in IMAA’s projects! For example, add your voice to the conversation when voting the recommended Fee Schedule, participate in community projects such as interConnect or make your organization benefit from artist residencies through the Digital Skills for Youth program.
→ Attend regional meetings
→ Increase the visibility of your work Projects
→ And more, access a detailed list of membership privileges and benefit here

To become a member of the IMAA or to renew your membership, please complete this membership form!

*The IMAA membership cycle begins on April 1 and ends on March 31 of each year. Members who begin the process after February 1 will have their membership extended for the upcoming cycle.

Newsletter January | Infolettre janvier 2024

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✦ SAVE THE DATE! Temporal Anchorings: A National Media Arts Gathering
✦ 2024 IMAA Fee Schedule
✦ interConnect
  ✧ Last day to document your Digitale Initiatives!
  ✧ Final Event
✦ Next Meetups on Discord
  ✧ IMAA’s 2024 Fee Schedule
  ✧ Temporal Anchorings Travel Funding

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+ Featured Member : Les Productions Recto-Verso
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✦ NOTEZ LA DATE ! Ancrages temporels : une rencontre nationales des arts médiatiques
✦ Barème de tarifs 2024
✦ interConnect
  ✧ Documentation des initiatives numériques
  ✧ Événement final
✦ Prochaines rencontres sur Discord
  ✧ Barème de tarifs 2024 de l’AAMI
  ✧ Aide financière pour les déplacements à Ancrages temporels

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+ Membre à découvrir : Les Productions Recto-Verso
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IMAA Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2024

The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) announces its recommendation for a minimum increase to be added to the Media Arts Fee Schedule for 2024.

The current fee schedule was put in place by a vote from IMAA members at the 2022 AGM, as a goal to be achieved by 2024. That being said, these are only the recommended minimum fees. An updated fee schedule will be published in 2025.

For 2024, when applying for grants in particular, we recommend a minimum increase of 5% or the percentage of inflation in your area. The 5% recommendation is a simplified average of a 2% increase for 2023 and an additional 3% increase for 2024. Given that in 2022 the national inflation rate reached 8.1%, advocating for these inflation-based increases in your funding requests is both necessary and urgent.

Consult the IMAA Fee Schedule for 2024

The objective of the 2022-24 IMAA Fee Schedule is to raise the standards to which the entire independent media arts community should strive, in keeping with its values of fair remuneration for artists. We encourage organizations to follow the spirit of the Guiding Principles and to use the Fee Schedule when budgeting for future programming, as well as to refer to it in grant applications. 

Events: Focus group discussions to harmonize fee schedule for Canadian Media Artists

Local Media Artists and Presenters, please join us for Focus Group discussions organized around the country!

Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) and the Independent media Arts Alliance (IMAA) are engaging in a national community consultation process in order to evaluate their respective fee schedules in relation to the needs, practices and activities of the Canadian media arts community. The goal of this community consultation process is to develop a harmonized fee schedule structure for media artists. The consultation began in March with an online survey on the subject of artists’ fees. The online survey is now closed. The next phase of the consultation with the community is a series of in-person focus group sessions held across the country to gather specific input from artists and organizations in the media arts community. These discussions are being held in Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montréal and Halifax between April 7 and 17.

For more information about the process, please contact Emmanuel Madan, IMAA National Director ( or Marcia Lea, CARFAC National Acting Executive Director (

Halifax Tuesday, 12 April 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (ADT) Register at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic – 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax, , Nova Scotia B3J 1S3, Canada
Calgary Thursday, 7 April 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT) Register at AMAAS (The Old Y Building) – 223- 12th Avenue South West, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0G9, Canada
 Winnipeg Thursday, 14 April 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM (CDT) Register  at Artspace – 2nd Floor Burns Family Classroom, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
 Vancouver  Thursday, 14 April 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT) Register  at Vivo Media Arts – 2625 Kaslo Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 3G9, Canada
 Saskatoon  Tuesday, 12 April 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST) Register  at Paved Arts – 424 20th Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7M0X4, Canada
 Toronto  Sunday, 17 April 2016 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT) Register  at OCAD Auditorium – 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 Montréal  Wednesday, 13 April 2016 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT) Register at Eastern Bloc – 7240 rue Clark, Montreal, Quebec H2R 2Y3, Canada