MASS CULTURE GATHERINGS

Cultural Planning • Whitehorse, YK • 2020

Arts Access • Montréal, QC • 2020

Arts Policy • Wakefield, QC • 2019

Cultural Planning • Vancouver, BC • 2019

Arts Access • Toronto, ON • 2019

Arts Impact • Toronto, ON • 2019

Arts Impact • Toronto, ON • 2019

Cultural Planning • Toronto, ON • 2019

Creative Spaces • Waterloo, ON • 2019

Cultural Planning • Sudbury, ON • 2019

Audience Development • Charlottetown, PEI • 2019

Impact & Measurement • Vancouver, BC • 2019

Cultural Planning • Charlottetown, PEI • 2018

Cultural Planning • Six Nations, ON • 2018

Arts Workers • Toronto, ON • 2018

Data • Toronto, ON • 2018

Rural Arts • Thunder Bay, ON • 2018

Cultural Policy • Halifax, NS • 2018

Cultural Planning • Regina, SK • 2018

Arts Workers • Ottawa, ON • 2018

Cultural Policy • Toronto, ON • 2018

Rural Arts • Haileybury, ON • 2018

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WHAT ARE MASS CULTURE GATHERINGS?

MC Gatherings are in-person or online community-centred consultations in the form of casual conversations

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WHAT IS THE INTENTION BEHIND A GATHERING?

To inform and enhance a wide range of cultural Research Provocations that matter to the people within each discussion

To shape the future of Mass Culture – what types of supports can Mass Culture provide to the Canadian arts and culture sector?

To result in stronger connections and future conversations on cultural research topics within and across communities

To bring together people with shared interests, so that they can meet new contacts outside their existing network

To provide an open space for discussion

HOW DO I GO ABOUT SETTING UP A GATHERING?

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.

Get in touch with one of Mass Culture’s Engagement Coordinators to set up a Gathering of your own!

IN-PERSON GATHERINGS

Creative Spaces • Toronto, ON • 2018

Pilot Gathering

TOPIC: How community-centered research on creative spaces could be strengthened through its creation, collection and use for planning and policymaking​

Rural Arts • Haileybury, ON • 2018

Pilot Gathering

TOPIC: How rural artists can create environments where professional fees are expected​

Cultural Policy • Toronto, ON • 2018

Pilot Gathering

TOPIC: Research choices and frameworks that result in inclusion and exclusion when building cultural policy

Arts Workers • Ottawa, ON • 2018

TOPIC: A taxing time for artists (on filing income in tax returns)

Cultural Planning • Regina, SK • 2018

TOPIC: Adding the Saskatchewan voice to the Mass Culture collaborative initiative

Cultural Policy • Halifax, NS • 2018

TOPIC: Cultural research in Canada, focusing on policy and research that impacts the craft sector

Rural Arts • Thunder Bay, ON • 2018

TOPIC: Impacts, challenges and collective capacity of community-engaged arts/artists working in the rural, remote and First Nation contexts of Northern Ontario 

Data • Toronto, ON • 2018

TOPIC: Data collection through Ontario’s Regional Museum Networks

Arts Workers • Toronto, ON • 2018

TOPIC: Affordable Housing for Artists

Cultural Planning • Six Nations, ON • 2018

TOPIC: The Arts and Tourism

Cultural Planning • Charlottetown, PEI • 2018

TOPIC: Why people in arts and culture stay or leave Prince Edward Island

Impact & Measurement • Vancouver, BC • 2019

TOPIC: Role of Culture in Building Health and Wellness in Vancouver

Cultural Planning • Toronto, ON • 2019

TOPIC: Supporting Canada’s Comedy Industry

Arts Impact • Toronto, ON • 2019

TOPIC: What does it mean to communicate collective impact?

Arts Impact • Toronto, ON • 2019

TOPIC: Innovation in Evidence

Arts Access • Toronto, ON • 2019

TOPIC: Making effective social change happen through the arts

 

Cultural Planning • Vancouver, BC • 2019

TOPIC: Growing an emerging sector intersecting Indie Games and Arts Non-Profit in Vancouver

Arts Policy • Wakefield, QC • 2019

TITRE: Les Arts et la Culture – Éléments essentiels d’une économie florissante

Arts Access • Montréal, QC • 2020

TITRE: Lutter contre le racisme systémique dans les arts et la culture ; Comment bien démarrer notre processus de transformation ?

Cultural Planning • Whitehorse, YK • 2020

TOPIC: Sustaining and growing a vibrant arts and culture ecology in the Yukon

DIGITAL GATHERINGS

Cultural Planning • 2019

TOPIC: Mobilizing Cultural Plans into Action

Cultural Planning • 2019

TOPIC: Cultural Development in Rural & Remote Areas

Organisational Structures, Leadership, Governance • 2019

TOPIC: 70 Years Later – Contemporary Perspectives on the Massey Commission

Cultural Diplomacy • 2019

TOPIC: Can artists really save the world? Exhibitions, exchanges & other moments in Trojan-horse diplomacy

Cultural Planning • 2019

TOPIC: Cultural Development in Rural & Remote Areas

Arts & Technology • 2019

TOPIC: Where are the arts needed in this disrupted world?

Organisational Structures, Leadership, Governance • 2020

TOPIC: So what does the future of organizational planning look like now?

EVALUATION

RIPPLE EFFECT MAP

This Ripple Effect Map was created as an interactive, evaluative tool with which to examine the immediate, short-term and long-term impacts of Mass Culture’s Gatherings.

Click the question mark on the top right to find out more!

This map captures the Original, Transitional, and Aspiring Transformational Experiences of Mass Culture’s Gatherings.

ENGAGEMENT COORDINATORS

Meet Mass Culture’s Engagement Coordinators! Each Coordinator is in charge of a region of Canada, and will organize 4 In-Person Gatherings in those communities. From 2019 to 2020, 7 Digital Gatherings were organized.

General (formerly Central Canada): Fanny Martin

Future of Work (formerly Digital Gatherings): Bridget MacIntosh

East Coast: Stephany Peterson

Prairies: Allison Moore

West Coast: Kristin Cheung

Mass Culture’s engagement activities, and the materials found on this page, are spearheaded by Mass Culture’s Engagement Working Group. You can find out more about them on the MC Network page.