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Vancouver gets SWARMed

Smaller art galleries sometimes get overlooked in big cities with large institutions. For the past 18 years, Vancouver's SWARM Festival has gathered strength in numbers--this year's event, running September 7-8, includes numerous artist-run centres, many of which CAGE members visited during our 2015 symposium in Vancouver. Read the Georgia Straight's take on the festival here. Visit [...]

By | 2017-09-06T14:04:03+00:00 September 6th, 2017|community, exhibition, news|0 Comments

V&A Professional Development Courses

Here's an opportunity for you. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England, has recently announced a new slate of courses at their Learning Academy. Designed for museum professionals, the courses include leadership, interpretation, and programming. A snippet from their Marketing Manager: "Each of our short, intensive courses are taught by V&A staff and focus [...]

By | 2017-06-23T14:59:45+00:00 June 26th, 2017|professional development|0 Comments

International Competition for Gallery Education (psst: let’s nominate a Canadian this time)

The 2017 Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education are now open for nominations. Sure, four of them go to those in the UK. But there's one international prize available every round--and with all the 150 projects currently on the go, why wouldn't a Canadian winner be a good fit? Engage, Britain's CAGE correspondent, hosts [...]

By | 2017-06-23T14:53:15+00:00 June 26th, 2017|awards, professional development|0 Comments

Halifax Conference Done — But Not Forgotten

The CAGE Conference is over, but certainly not forgotten by the members who made it to Halifax this year. Conference Report and photos coming soon! Members elected a new Executive: Senior Co-Chairs: Susan Rome (Vancouver Art Gallery) and Nicolle Nugent (Mackenzie Gallery) Junior Chair: Susan Fohr (Textile Museum of Canada) Secretary: Kelsey Balehowsky (Vernon Public Art [...]

By | 2017-07-29T01:17:06+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|symposium|0 Comments

Interpreting Immigration History Through Art

No trip to Halifax would be complete without a trip to Canada’s Immigration Museum at Pier 21. CAGE 2017 participants will be visiting Pier 21, the Canadian Museum of Immigration. For our group, Pier 21 is offering a private tour concentrating on their arts programming. We will hear about their Artist-in-Residence program (during our visit, [...]

By | 2017-07-29T01:17:07+00:00 April 19th, 2017|education, exhibition, symposium|0 Comments

Some Reading for the Plane

The CAGE symposium is almost here. For those participating, and those who only wish they were, here is a little light reading from keynote speaker Amanda Cachia. She'll refer to this article during her time with CAGE delegates; reading it is a great way to be part of the conversation. This article was originally printed by the Journal [...]

Walking Through History

Don’t you hate those conferences where you only get to see the inside of an anonymous hotel meeting room? CAGE conference organizers always strive to offer participants a “boots on the ground” look at the creative scene at the cities we visit. On Day 3 of this year’s Halifax conference, participants will be treated to [...]

By | 2017-07-29T01:17:07+00:00 April 18th, 2017|professional development, programs|0 Comments


Who wouldn’t want to spend a Friday night making art? Participants at CAGE 2017 in Halifax will spend part of the evening of April 21st at the Wonder’neath Art Society, a neighbourhood resource supporting artistic development and community dialogue throught the arts. Bringing together professional artists and local residents in their studio space, Wonder’neath bills [...]

By | 2017-07-29T01:17:16+00:00 April 13th, 2017|community, education, symposium|0 Comments

Creating Access in Art Galleries: Elizabeth Sweeney

Home-grown academic, educator, and activist Elizabeth Sweeney will be encouraging CAGE 2017 participants to examine their galleries and practice during the Friday, April 21st panel with Clair Dykhuis, Caterin Martin and Bria Millar. Sweeney, a visual artist, art gallery educator, and curator is also a “queer learning disabled Acadian who grew up in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia”. [...]

Culture in Halifax

Think of Halifax, and you probably think of music and ferocious hospitality. And maybe drinking. The organizing committee of CAGE 2017 (April 20-23) didn’t want participants to miss out on this important aspect of Nova Scotian culture. The Old Triangle is the “Celtic Heart of Halifax”, where live music plays 7 days a week. Stayner’s [...]

By | 2017-07-29T01:17:33+00:00 April 10th, 2017|symposium|0 Comments