Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) is excited to announce the development of the Digital Arts Strategy for IBPOC Artists and Arts Organizations. CPAMO will engage in research specific to the Indigenous, Black, People of Colour (IBPOC) arts community focusing on digital literacy and readiness. This is the first step to CPAMO’s ultimate goal to develop a digital platform complementing administrative support systems with audience engagement, data sharing, collaborative projects and creation opportunities via digital platforms specific for the needs of IBPOC Arts.
This project is facilitated by the Project Coordinator, Perry Voulgaris, and consultant, Kelly Lynne Ashton. Perry Voulgaris has 30 years experience in arts, media, entertainment and digital leading organizations in the creation and delivery of compelling and innovative projects. 20 years Board experience with nonprofits, committees, collectives, movements and community organizations. Kelly Lynne Ashton has over twenty-five years of experience on the business side of Canadian film, television and digital media. She assists cultural industry clients with research, policy and strategy development and consulting on diversity and inclusion initiatives. This project is funded by the Digital Strategy Fund through Canada Council for the Arts.
The Research phase of this project will identify and share evidence-based practices relevant to the artists/arts organizations, particularly focusing on how IBPOC arts organizations using digital technology, the development, scope and results of such uses. The consultation phase will include interviews and consultations with the community to identify their knowledge levels on digital technology and the arts, and discussion on how this might support collaborative, sector-building projects.