See Them Soon: Case Studies 2019

One of the highlights of any CAGE symposium is the Case Studies series. CAGE participants find out what others have been doing across the country. Case Study presenters come ready to reveal new programs, best practices, and lessons learned. This year in Edmonton, Case Studies form an important backbone of programming and are thematically linked [...]

Presenting Judy Koke, Presenter

Guest post by Melissa Smith, Art Gallery of Ontario and CAGE executive member My favourite memory of Judy Koke, a leading museum educator and theorist, happened during the Youth Summer Party at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She was the Chief of Public Programming and Learning, a significant leadership role, and was on the floor [...]

Peter Morin: Artist & Workshop Leader for CAGE 2018

The CAGE conference is coming up soon -- May 3-5, 2018 in Ottawa. As part of a series about our workshop presenters and guest speakers, here is Nicolle Nugent's heart-felt and detailed account of working with Indigenous artist and teacher Peter Morin in 2015. If you like what you read here, come experience Peter Morin's [...]

Latin American Museums Lead the Way

Nina Simon, author of The Participatory Museum (among many other things), has just returned from the El Museo Reimaginado Conference of the Americas in Medellin, Colombia, and she's pretty fired up about it. Anyone interested in how museums can become community catalysts will read Simon's most recent blog post about her experiences and get fired [...]

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+00:00September 6th, 2017|community, exhibition, news|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+00:00April 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”. [...]

A Career in the Gallery: An Interview with Patricia Sullivan

At the end of March, after almost 35 years in the museum education field, Patricia Sullivan is retiring from the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University. Pat attended her first CAGE symposium in 1991 and has served as Case Studies Chair, Junior Chair and Senior Chair for CAGE. Pat has been instrumental in gathering, [...]

By |2017-07-29T01:17:52+00:00March 13th, 2017|community, education, professional development|0 Comments

Listen Up! ARTSCAPE podcasts from CAGE Symposium

Maybe you were able to come to CAGE Vancouver 2016. Maybe you heard some of our amazing speakers, including Jean-Luc Murray (Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal) and artist Justin A. Langlois. If not, don't worry. CFUV, the University of Victoria's radio station, has you covered. Their arts education podcast ARTSCAPE interviewed Murray and Langlois as part of [...]

By |2017-07-29T01:18:18+00:00August 8th, 2016|community, education, news, podcasts|0 Comments