What might an arts and culture research network look like?
Mass Culture acknowledges the great work that is already happening across the arts and cultural sectors. Organizations are conducting research, creating toolkits and reports, and finding creative ways to partner on issues that matter to their communities. Mass Culture intends to enhance rather than duplicate efforts. By tapping into the existing energy, Mass Culture can play a role by connecting and promoting arts and cultural research, updating old data, and addressing research gaps that exist across regions, disciplines, and issue areas.
While an organizational model for Mass Culture was created and refined throughout the 2017-18 consultations, Mass Culture has a fun, frenetic initial impression of what a highly connected hub with existing organizations and networks could look like:
Visual depiction created by Tara Mazurk & Clayton Windatt
Mass Culture Groups:
A number of groups have been struck to support the Mass Culture initiative during the start-up phase. If you are interested in taking an active role in the Mass Culture initiative, please contact Kathryn at info@massculture to participate in a group, or discuss other ways to collaborate.
Operations Group: This group manages the initiatives key operations and continues to work with Mass Culture’s growing network to shape what is possible.
Mass Culture Engagement Group: Reviews the consultation process to ensure that Mass Culture is adhering to the guiding principles and meeting the needs of the community and the sector while promoting events and providing insight on potential participants and hosts in different regions, communities and sectors across Canada.
Fanny Martin, Group Conduit
Network Group: Assists in building the infrastructure (network) needed to maintain Mass Culture by generating strategies and connections.
Michelle Yeung, Group Conduit
Communications Group: Contributes towards the design and dissemination strategies for the promotion and coordination of various initiatives through social media and traditional media while helping to develop key messages for various initiatives.
Ainslee Beer, Group Conduit
Digital Strategy Group: Contributes towards the development of a Digital Strategy for the Mass Culture initiative across Canada.