Tuesday, February 22
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Online – Zoom Meeting, a link will be shared with the registration confirmation email
Workshop Registration Fee:
This workshop is free to attend
What are the steps to realize a more inclusive and accessible digital ecosystem with, by, and for our diverse arts and culture communities in Newfoundland and Labrador?
In an engaging discussion, Jessa Agilo (ArtsPond) and Margaret Lam (BeMused Network and Octagram) share their individual journeys and collective insights as co-founders of DigitalASO, a national effort to support the digital transformation of Canadian arts services through shared knowledge-, ecosystem-, and platform-building. Prioritizing the voices and needs of equity-seeking communities, DigitalASO asks all Canadians: What does a positive digital future look like to you? And, what are the roles of arts services in helping us get there?
Whether you are a digital novice or champion, this free workshop is for you! We invite you to share your thoughts, questions, and conundrums with us in advance of the session. Your input will inform the development of a hands-on workshop to follow in March that will help you plot a course through cloudy digital waters.
Below are some prompts to consider to help get you thinking about questions or comments to submit:
- What are some of the challenges you are encountering when trying to incorporate technology, inclusive practices, and/or other new elements to your organization?
- What are the worries you are hearing from your community that you want to make sure are not lost in the process of transformation?
- Are there encouraging stories of positive changes as a result of some of the changes you have adopted?
Please submit your questions through the registration form or by email to our program coordinator email@example.com by Thursday, February 17.
Can’t attend? Take a look at new job postings from ArtsPond for Together There, a creative thought residency and exchange on digital justice and the arts in Canada.
Jessa Agilo is a community-engaged, integrated arts creator, producer, educator, knowledge seeker, and serial entrepreneur with a 33-year career in Canadian arts and culture. She is the founder of ArtsPond, DigitalASO, Groundstory, Hatch Open, Artse United, I Lost My Gig Canada, Together There, and many other initiatives. She is proudly queer, transgender, neurodivergent, physically disabled, and a passionate advocate for critical access and inclusion with, by, and for equity-seeking arts workers of all kinds.
Margaret Lam is the founder of BeMused Network, co-founder of DigitalASO, and Design Research Lead at Octagram. She consults and advises on numerous strategic digital initiatives, where she brings a nuanced understanding of how inclusive human-centered design practices can inform social innovation and digital transformation within the arts and culture sector. Select projects include CAPACOA’s Linked Digital Future Initiative, Creative Users’ Accessing The Arts, and Twillingate’s Digital Arts and Culture Strategy.
DigitalASO is a cross-sectoral effort to boost the equitable transformation of digital support services in Canadian arts and culture through shared knowledge-, ecosystem-, and platform-building.
Major activities include Digital Arts Services Symposium (2023, 2019, 2017), Digital Arts Services Alliance, Ecosystems Map, Managing Creativity in a Digital World Survey, and more.
DigitalASO is a project of ArtsPond, produced in association with Agilo Arts, BeMused Network, WorkInCulture, and other partners. The mandate of ArtsPond is to nurture healthy human ecosystems that promote social, spatial, economic, digital, and accessibility justice with, by, and for equity-seeking groups in Canadian arts and culture.
Business & Arts NL reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this workshop if necessary.
If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org