Submit by March 15, 2019

At the heart of any transformative engagement model is meaningful and sustainable relationship building. With a focus on strengthening connections to First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities, this year’s conference delves into what forms these relationships can take and how they impact and inform the work we do as Gallery Educators. By examining sites of mutual and respectful exchange and the capacities required in maintaining them, we commit to significant partnerships based in reciprocity and equal contribution. Finally, a look to succession planning within our sector, we ensure these relationships continue to grow and thrive.

We are looking forward to receiving case study presentations that address meaningful and sustainable relationship building with Indigenous Communities. How are you contributing to sustainable relationship building? Case studies could demonstrate programming projects involving Indigenous exhibitions, artists and visitors. How have you participated in creating best practices and respectful partnerships?

Case studies will be presented at the 2019 CAGE Conference at the Art Gallery of Alberta, located on Treaty 6 territory. If your case study is selected you will receive a discounted registration fee for the full conference of $320 (this rate includes all of your meals) and you will have the opportunity to share your experiences with colleagues from across the country. Selected candidates should prepare a 30-minute presentation with an additional 15 minutes for questions and an open discussion.

Case study submissions will be assessed informally by members of the CAGE Executive. Your submissions should answer these questions:
 What kind of tactics or methodology do you use to create sustainable partnerships?
 How do you engage in reflective practice?
 How do you ensure that you work continues?
 How do you contribute to diversifying and engaging audiences in a period of significant social change?

Submissions should be no more than 1 page and should include the following:
 Case study title and description
 Your contact information and a profile of your gallery/museum (1 paragraph)
 Model overview
 Resources
 Targeted audiences
 Applicable programming
 Pros and cons for the model

All case studies should be submitted by March 15, 2019.
Case study submissions should be emailed to Alexis Boyle, Curator of Community Access at: ABoyle at oaggao dot ca. All submissions will be acknowledged with an email upon receipt and all submitters will be notified of the results before they are posted on our website.
Previous examples of case studies are available on our website here.