THE CPAMO OTTAWA NETWORK
A collaboration with Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO)
CURRICULUM VITAE TEMPLATE BY MELANIE YUGO
A comprehensive PDF template on how to format education, press entries, publications, commissions, residencies & lectures.etc
ARTIST STATEMENT TEMPLATE BY LAURENA FINÉUS
Understanding and breaking down Artist Statement Structures
ARTIST STATEMENT TIPS BY LAURENA FINÉUS
Biography vs. Artist statement, types of statements and how to adapt a statement based on specific examples
CRAFTING A COMPELLING DIGITAL PRESENCE AS A FINE ARTIST AS DONIA AL-ISSA
4 Points on how to approach crafting a digital presence online
SEPT 24, 2021 | IN PERSON
“TOGETHER”: A CPAMO SHOWCASE
Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) Ottawa Network invited immigrant, refugee and IBPOC artists to participate in an art showcase to highlight and celebrate diverse artists in the National Capital Region. This was an amazing opportunity to share art and for individuals to meet with peer artists and various arts organizations in Ottawa. This event was held outside at Parkdale Park in late september 2021
FEB 17, 2021 | ONLINE
ART BUSINESS SKILLS FOR THE NEW NORMAL: PRESENT YOURSELF
Creative vision deserves a captivating pitch. A CV, a bio, and an artist statement each offer an opportunity to define your unique proposition. Putting your grand designs into words is no simple task, but CPAMO is here to help. We welcomed creatives of all disciplines to join artists Jamaal Jackson Rogers, Laurena Finéus, and Melanie Yugo in a clinic dedicated to creating compelling CVs, blistering bios, and astounding artist statements. Access the tip sheets below.
JUNE 9, 2021 | ONLINE
ART BUSINESS SKILLS FOR THE NEW NORMAL: MONETIZE IT
This workshop explored a high-level view of e-commerce for artists. Fiona Khaemba, Founder and Creative Director of Anaya Arts, presented through the perspective of the artist and platform-user. Shopify representatives also introduced participants to solutions, common practices, and tools to monetize their artistic work through online platforms, from the perspective of the service provider. Shopify staff also presented available opportunities for artists like the Digital Main Street program and a 6-week growth program to build artist sites.
APRIL 14, 2021 | ONLINE
ART BUSINESS SKILLS FOR THE NEW NORMAL: MOVE IT ONLINE
What does your URL say about you? Websites and social media allow artists of all kinds to forge emotional connections with audiences through cables and wires crisscrossing the globe. Navigating the information superhighway can be challenging, which is why CPAMO is offering a roadmap. We welcomed creatives of all disciplines to join artists Donia Al-Issa, Theland Kicknosway, and Jordan David in a clinic dedicated to crafting a compelling digital presence. Access the tip sheets below.
Click here to read about CPAMO’s workshops and showcases over the course of 2018 and 2019.
ABOUT CPAMO OTTAWA NETWORK
Following years of meetings and forums to discuss issues and model activities to promote pluralism in the arts in Ottawa, local artists and groups collaborated with Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) to formalize a local Network. Since 2016, CPAMO has engaged Ottawa-based artists, arts organizations and Indigenous and diverse communities in promoting pluralism in the arts.
The CPAMO Ottawa Network was established to increase awareness of the presence and importance of pluralism in the arts for Indigenous and diverse artists, arts organizations, communities and audiences in the Capital Region, and to provide a forum for sharing information and growing partnerships in support.
This Ottawa Network is co-chaired by MASC, Arts Network Ottawa, The Multicultural Artists’ Coalition and CPAMO. New members, individuals or organizations, are always welcome to join our Facebook group. Members of the CPAMO Network believe that the arts are enriching, inspiring and play a catalytic role in the creative, emotional and intellectual lives of our shared communities. We further believe that joint efforts will increase opportunities for bringing meaningful and engaging arts experiences to all communities in this region, with a particular focus on engaging Indigenous, racialized and new immigrant artists and communities.
OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Blvd, Suite 260
Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1
We acknowledge that our offices are on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation. The peoples of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation have lived on this territory for millennia, stewarding the land, the water and all that contributes to life in this region. Today, many Indigenous communities continue to be denied the opportunity and resources to make and experience their traditional art on this land. We pledge to make justice and reconciliation a priority through our work by amplifying Indigenous voices and their experiences.