ONmuseums: Funding News and 7+ Accessibility Resources

Jun 27, 2019
Character Sketches, Body Image Awareness Exhibition/Education programming
Concurrent Session at the OMA Annual Conference 2019: Net[works] Benefit!

Speakers (from left to right): Stephanie Porter, Head of Education at Woodstock Art Gallery; and Roberta Grosland, Curator at Norfolk Art Gallery.

Through the merging of art and public health, an education initiative was developed to address positive and negative body image with local grade 5 and 6 students. This presentation will explore how a network was developed between museum and community partners that led to increased support for local youth in Woodstock ON, and how networks such as this can be formed in other communities.

Early Bird Deadline: August 15! Register for conference HERE
    Resources for OMA Members
    Accessibility in Museums
    Incredible, Accessible Events & Programs

    As an OMA Member, you have access to resources on a variety of topics. This week, our focus is on Accessibility policies, best practices, and toolkits.
    Museum Policies, Practices, and Toolkits
    See additional Accessibility resources HERE

    Who's Coming? Respectful Audience Surveying Toolkit

    OF/BY/FOR ALL has recently teamed up with Slover Linett Audience Research to release a Respectful Audience Surveying Toolkit. In this toolkit, you’ll find step-by-step tools to help you write a survey, share it with a truly random slice of your audience, and analyze the results.

    Access toolkit HERE
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    Feedback Requested
    Accessibility in Creative Spaces: A Toolkit for Ontario Arts Organizations

    ArtsBuild Ontario (ABO) is requesting feedback on their Accessibility in Creative Spaces: A Toolkit for Ontario Arts Organizations, released earlier this month. This toolkit is designed to support arts organizations and creative spaces in making their facilities more accessible for all, and feedback will allow ABO to continue improving their programs and responding to the needs of creative spaces.

    Access toolkit HERE
    Access feedback form HERE


    Opportunities for OMA Members
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    Scholarships: African American Museums Conference 2019, Jackson, Mississippi
    Deadline to apply: THIS FRIDAY June 28, 2019

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture, in partnership with the Ontario Museum Association are offering up to 5 scholarships for Ontario Museum Association Members and Museum Professionals to attend the 2019 Association of African American Museums (AAAM) Conference in Jackson, MS, August 7-10. The theme of the Conference is Roots of Revolution: Reaching Back | Pushing Forward.

    We encourage all eligible OMA members and museum professionals to apply, thedeadline is this Friday June 28, 2019.

    Read more and apply HERE
      The OMA Council and guests at a recent Council meeting at Whitehern Historic House and Garden National Historic Site
      The OMA Council with City of Hamilton Staff 
      at Whitehern Historic House and Garden National Historic Site
      OMA Council Nominations Now Open
      Deadline: Tuesday July 16, 2019

      Council is responsible for policy direction guiding the affairs of a museum association serving institutions and individuals across the province through a variety of professional programs and services.

      Click HERE to download the nominations form.
      Read more HERE

      Read the full ONmuseums HERE