Image of approximately thirty people gathering over drinks to have a conversation about professional artist fees in rural communities. People are looking at and waving to the camera.
Image: this gathering was hosted alongside the Supporting Performing Arts in Rural and Remote Communities conference on May 25th, 2018 in Haileybury, Ontario.

What is a Mass Culture Gathering?


Mass Culture In-Person and Digital Gatherings are community-centred consultations in the form of casual, gathering-style conversations that are designed to inform and enhance a wide range of cultural research issues that matter to the people within each discussion. These gatherings are also informing the future of Mass Culture in regards to the types of supports that Mass Culture can provide to Canadian arts and culture.

A flexible framework has been created to convene diverse perspectives around a research topic. One goal is that Gatherings result in stronger connections and future conversations on cultural research topics within and across communities.

The Gatherings are an opportunity to bring together people with shared interests, make new contacts outside their existing network, and provide an open space for discussion.

If you’re interested in bringing 10 to 15 people around a table to dive a bit deeper into an arts-related research idea, Mass Culture will provide funding, logistical assistance and a tool-kit.

Interested in hosting a Gathering of your own? Get in touch!

Central Canada

Fanny Martin:

Digital Gatherings

Bridget MacIntosh:

Canadian East Coast

Stephany Peterson:

Canadian Prairies

Allison Moore:

Canadian West Coast

Kristin Cheung: