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.
Following years of meetings and forums to discuss issues and model activities to promote pluralism in the arts in Ottawa, local artists and groups collaborating with Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) formalized a local Network of CPAMO in 2016 to engage Ottawa-based artists, arts organizations and Indigenous and diverse communities in promoting pluralism in the arts.
This Ottawa Network is co-chaired by Audrey Churgin from MASC along with Victoria Steele, AOE Arts Council Executive Director and Charles C. Smith Executive Director of CPAMO. New members, individuals or organizations, are always welcome to join.
Members of the 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.
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