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June 3, 2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Audit

The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) has contracted The Regional Diversity Roundtable (RDR) to undertake a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Audit 

The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM), its leadership team, and staff are committed to ensuring that AGM is an inclusive organization and has diversity reflected in all aspects. Art Gallery of Mississauga has contracted The Regional Diversity Roundtable (RDR) to undertake a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Audit. AGM is making focused efforts on bringing art to Mississauga’s diverse community, employ innovative education, commence variegated art projects, and other forms of dialogue to advance critical inquiry and community connectivity to the visual arts. We engage, we create, we build.

This audit is being undertaken to further embrace inclusion, and remove any precedent-setting or existing diversity, and equity-related gaps at the AGM. This would serve a multifold purpose of strengthening the organization’s performance, enriching the working environment for employees and visitors, along with responding to growing community needs. This audit is an opportunity for AGM to develop an inclusive workplace culture, in which respect and positive recognition of differences are cultivated and enacted. It would further establish practices encompassing barrier-free experiences for individuals of varying identities and abilities.

Through this audit:

●       gaps will be identified and addressed

●       strategies developed to remove barriers

●       ensuring meaningful, consistent and measurable progress

AGM’s organizational capacity will be built through required policy development, training, recruitment, hiring, succession planning and retention changes. Further, programs and initiatives will be incorporated to enhance organizational learning from an anti-racist, anti-oppresion, equity, diversity and inclusion framework.

For any questions and/or inquiry contact:

The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM)

Anna Gulbinski, ED

Email: anna.gulbinski@mississauga.ca

 

The Regional Diversity Roundtable (RDR)

Varsha Naik, ED

Email: rdr@regionaldiversityroundtable.org

 

The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit, art gallery that was founded in 1987, opening its doors in the new Mississauga Civic Centre that same year. The AGM presents a changing calendar of contemporary, thought-provoking, engaging and accessible exhibitions featuring regional, national and international artists. We thrive alongside long-time partners and welcome new collaborators to always be presenting and encouraging those artists that are established, new and upcoming.

For Immediate Release

Love Lab Media Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 17, 2021                                                     

 Art Gallery of Mississauga LAUNCHES “Love Lab”
an RBC Emerging Artists Sponsored Program

In partnership with Panasonic and Mindshare Workspace

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MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, May 17— LOVE LAB is a queer photo/film tech-residency to engage community in an intersectional conversation to train LGBTQ+ emerging artists within the 905 area. Emerging artists will learn skills guided by a team of experienced mentors and innovative workspace and technology partners through educational art-making activities.

LOVE LAB is an incubator to learn about the LGBTQ+ community and elevating emerging artist skills for future projects/employment. LOVE LAB will engage individuals in conversations that inform and support a more inclusive and healthy society.

The objectives of the project include:

  • Providing results-driven programming to help artists bridge the gap from emerging to established.
  • Access to networks, connections, mentorships, and exposure to new and diverse audiences.
  • Training in financial literacy with RBC
  • Access to technology and related support from Panasonic
  • Innovative coworking space with Mindshare for connection and growth.

The AGM LOVE LAB emerging LGBTQ+ artist participants will exhibit in a professional gallery, network with established artists and art supporters and develop a better understanding of what it takes to build a career.

The AGM LOVE LAB is generously funded by the RBC Emerging Artist program along with program sponsors Panasonic and Mindshare Workspace.

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The Art Gallery of Mississauga is located at 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga.

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