Mass Culture is an arts support organization that strives to harness the power of research to learn and generate new insights, enabling the arts community to be strategic, focused and adaptive.

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TRAIN: Training Respectful, Adaptive and Inclusive Networks in the Arts

T.R.A.I.N – Training Respectful, Adaptive and Inclusive Networks in the Arts, seeks to congregate a nationwide community of arts workers and artists who wish to contribute towards an equitable and sustainable professional sector.  The program will provide 50 free online workshops across eight learning streams covering a range of timely topics based in Mass Culture’s research: Anti-harassment; Equitable evaluation; Ethical community arts-based practices; Emerging governance models; Civic engagement; Government relations; and Artists rights.

Digital Designer: Sariena Luy

T.R.A.I.N has been made possible by the Government of Canada through the Canadian Heritage Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund.

TRAIN: Training Respectful, Adaptive and Inclusive Networks in the Arts

Le but du programme T.R.A.I.N. (formation de réseaux respectueux, adaptifs et inclusifs dans le secteur des arts) est de créer une communauté nationale de travailleurs artistiques et d’artistes qui souhaitent collaborer pour veiller à l’équitabilité et à la durabilité du secteur professionnel. Le programme offrira 50 ateliers gratuits en ligne, répartis en huit volets, portant sur divers sujets d’actualité faisant partie de la recherche de Mass Culture. Les sujets sont les suivants : lutte contre le harcèlement, évaluation équitable, pratiques communautaires éthiques dans le milieu des arts, modèles de gouvernance émergents, engagement civique, relations gouvernementales et droits des artistes. 

Conception graphiste : Sariena Luy

Le programme T.R.A.I.N. a été rendu possible grâce au gouvernement du Canada et au Fonds pour la résilience des travailleurs du secteur des spectacles sur scène du Canada.

TRAIN: Training Respectful, Adaptive and Inclusive Networks in the Arts

Digital Designer | Conception graphiste : Sariena Luy

T.R.A.I.N – Training Respectful, Adaptive and Inclusive Networks in the Arts, seeks to congregate a nationwide community of arts workers and artists who wish to contribute towards an equitable and sustainable professional sector.  The program will provide 50 free online workshops across eight learning streams covering a range of timely topics based in Mass Culture’s research: Anti-harassment; Equitable evaluation; Ethical community arts-based practices; Emerging governance models; Civic engagement; Government relations; and Artists rights.

Le but du programme T.R.A.I.N. (formation de réseaux respectueux, adaptifs et inclusifs dans le secteur des arts) est de créer une communauté nationale de travailleurs artistiques et d’artistes qui souhaitent collaborer pour veiller à l’équitabilité et à la durabilité du secteur professionnel. Le programme offrira 50 ateliers gratuits en ligne, répartis en huit volets, portant sur divers sujets d’actualité faisant partie de la recherche de Mass Culture. Les sujets sont les suivants : lutte contre le harcèlement, évaluation équitable, pratiques communautaires éthiques dans le milieu des arts, modèles de gouvernance émergents, engagement civique, relations gouvernementales et droits des artistes. 

T.R.A.I.N has been made possible by the Government of Canada through the Canadian Heritage Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund.

Le programme T.R.A.I.N. a été rendu possible grâce au gouvernement du Canada et au Fonds pour la résilience des travailleurs du secteur des spectacles sur scène du Canada.

Arts Service Organizations: Positioning a Future Forward

Arts Service Organizations

Positioning a Future Forward

It is time to bring the ASO community together to investigate the challenges our sector faces, and to advance our ideas for addressing such challenges.

Please see our submitted challenges/ideas here: 

Organismes de services en arts

Se positionner pour l’avenir

Il est temps de mobiliser la communauté des OSA pour examiner les enjeux auxquels notre secteur est confronté, et pour faire progresser nos idées afin de faire face à ces enjeux. 

Pour consulter nos enjeux/idées soumises :

Arts Research Database

Artifex. Resources for Research. Ressources pour la recherche.

Submit resources by emailing artifex@massculture.ca. Read The Dance Current‘s feature on Artifex here.

Arts Impact Community

During the March 2022 datathon, 40+ resources were collected to support Phase 3 of this partnership.

Mass Culture's Research Agenda

As determined through conversations with the sector

Mass Culture’s Research Priorities are: 

• Framing Arts Impact by conveying the value of the arts in society; 

• To create a Community of Practice for arts research; 

• To conduct Research About the Arts Sector, allowing us to get to know ourselves better.

You can find out more about Mass Culture’s Research Projects here.

Land Acknowledgement

Mass Culture honours and acknowledges the territories upon which our offices reside, the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Métis, and the Anishinabek, including the Mississaugas of the New Credit Nation. We recognize and respect all recorded and unrecorded Nations who cared for this land of Tkaronto, meaning “Where the Trees Meet the Water.” We honour the Dish With One Spoon treaty and our responsibility to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Mass Culture is grateful for the opportunity to nurture the world of the arts and connect cultures and communities across this land, which is the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island. We hope to breathe life into our obligations to those communities and treaties.

If you’re not sure of the history of the land on which you live and work, you can check out whose.land/en/ and native-land.ca/.

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