Gallery Closures & Resources List

Updated as of March 19, 2020

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Due to the current unfolding events surrounding COVID-19, we are aware of how many art spaces have closed their doors in order to practice social distancing, and how our community’s events have been cancelled or postponed to mitigate harm and spread of the virus.

As the situation evolves, we have created this resource as a space for you to stay informed on what events have been postponed to later dates and which galleries and spaces have been closed until further notice.

Please contact us at info@akimbo.ca to add or change anything.

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CLOSURES

British Columbia

Capture Photography Festival
Cancelling or postponing Capture-produced live events and are creating digital content to increase accessibility for our Capture audience.
https://capturephotofest.com/about/

Alberta

Esker Foundation
To support the effort to contain the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Calgary, Esker Foundation will be temporarily closed to the public starting Saturday 14 March, all programs in March and early April are cancelled.
https://eskerfoundation.com/

The New Gallery
Closed to the public until further notice
http://www.thenewgallery.org/

Saskatchewan

Dunlop Art Gallery
Closed as of March 16 for two weeks.
https://www.reginalibrary.ca/dunlop-art-gallery

Remai Modern
The closure takes effect Tuesday, March 17 and includes all events and programs at the museum. We will reopen and resume public events as soon as it is safe to do so.
https://remaimodern.org/visit/plan-your-visit

Manitoba

aceartinc.
No open gallery hours for the time being.
https://www.aceart.org/

Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
Closed to the public.
https://agsm.ca/

Centre culturel franco-manitobain
Closed until further notice
http://ccfm.mb.ca/en/

Martha Street Studio
Closed to the public until April 20
http://www.printmakers.mb.ca/

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Arts
Gallery and office closed to the public until further notice.
http://www.plugin.org

MAWA
Programs postponed and office closed until further notice
http://mawa.ca

Video Pool Media Arts Centre
Closed including Poolside Gallery and our Venue, The Output
http://www.videopool.org/

Ontario

Angell Gallery
Closed until further notice.
http://www.angellgallery.com

Arsenal Contemporary Art Toronto
Temporarily closed to the public as of March 15.
Administrative activities continue internally and clients can come by appointment only.
https://www.arsenalcontemporary.com/to/home

Art Gallery of Burlington
Closed until further notice.
https://artgalleryofburlington.com/agb-covid19/

Art Gallery of Guelph
Closed until April 6 or further notice.
http://artgalleryofguelph.ca/

Art Gallery of Hamilton
Closed until April 5
artgalleryofhamilton.com

Art Gallery of Ontario
The Art Gallery of Ontario will close temporarily for three weeks effective 9 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 and will remain closed through Sunday, April 5.
https://ago.ca

Artists’ Network
Closed until further notice.
https://www.artistsnetworkgallery.ca

Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange
Closed from March 16 through to April 5.
https://ideaexchange.org/art

Centre 3 for Artistic and Social Practice
Closed until April 6
www.centre3.com

Charles Street Video
As part of the wider response to curtailing an onset of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, CSV and the entire TMAC facility will close as of Monday, March 16. We anticipate re-opening on Monday, April 6.
https://charlesstreetvideo.com/

Contemporary Textile Studio Co-op
All programming, workshops and classes are cancelled for the foreseeable future.
https://www.textilestudio.ca/

Corkin Gallery
Open by appointment only.
Our current exhibition Gina Rorai Where One Finishes the Other Begins is on view to April 19.
http://www.corkingallery.com/

Gardiner Museum
The Gardiner Museum will close temporarily effective Saturday March 14, 2020.
https://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/

Gallery Stratford
All programs, classes, exhibitions and our spring fundraiser, Gala at the Gallery have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.
http://www.gallerystratford.on.ca/

Gerrard Art Space/ GAS INC.
Temporarily closed to the public
https://www.gerrardartspace.com/

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
Closed to the public until Monday 6 April, or until further notice
https://kwag.ca/blog/kwag-closed-during-covid-19-pandemic

Koffler Gallery
Closed until April 23, all programs cancelled or postponed.
https://kofflerarts.org/

Living Arts Centre
Closed until April 5.
https://www.livingartscentre.ca/

McIntosh Gallery
Closed until further notice.
https://mcintoshgallery.ca/

McMaster Museum of Art
Due to COVID-19 situation, the museum of art is temporarily closed. Tours and events are cancelled through the end of April
https://museum.mcmaster.ca/

McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Closed until April 7
https://mcmichael.com/COVID-19/

Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto
MOCA Toronto is temporarily closed effective Saturday, March 14.
https://moca.ca/

National Gallery of Canada
Closed and all events and activities cancelled until further notice.
https://www.gallery.ca/

Ottawa School of Art
Closed until April 5
https://artottawa.ca/

Onsite Gallery, OCAD University
Temporarily closed until new exhibition opens May 13, 2020. All public events until this date have been cancelled.
http://www.ocadu.ca/onsite/

The Power Plant
Closed until April 5
http://thepowerplant.org/

Rodman Hall Art Centre/Brock University
Closed until further notice and all programs and events through June 1 have been cancelled.
brocku.ca/rodman-hall/

Ryerson Image Centre
Temporarily closed until April 30.
https://ryersonimagecentre.ca/

Stephen Bulger Gallery
Open by appointment only.
https://www.bulgergallery.com/

Sur Gallery
Closed for now and our upcoming events are being canceled/postponed
www.surgallery.ca

Tangled Art + Disability
Gallery hours and public programming suspended.
https://tangledarts.org

Toronto Media Arts Centre
As part of the wider response to curtailing an onset of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, the entire TMAC facility will close as of Monday, March 16. We anticipate re-opening on Monday, April 6.
https://www.tomediaarts.org/

University of Waterloo Art Gallery
Closed until further notice.
Interlude, the 46th annual senior undergraduate exhibition has been cancelled
uwag.uwaterloo.ca

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
Closed until April 5.
The closure will impact general access to our galleries as well as all programming including camps, workshops, open studios, meetings and artist talks.
https://www.vac.ca/

Vtape
As of March 16, Vtape is closed due to concerns over the spread of COVID 19 in Ontario and worldwide. We are working from home as a pro-active measure and hope to return to the office in 2-3 weeks.
http://www.vtape.org/

The Woodstock Art Gallery
Closed until April 6. All programs and events, including March Break camps and drop-ins cancelled.
https://www.cityofwoodstock.ca/en/live-and-play/wag.aspx

Quebec

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC)
Temporarily closed until March 28.
https://macm.org/en/

PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art
Closed until further notice.
https://fondation-phi.org/en/home/

Atlantic Canada

Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University
Closed until further notice.
All upcoming events have been postponed and will be rescheduled.
www.mta.ca/owens


POSTPONEMENTS

Images Festival
The Programming Launch, scheduled for March 26, 2020 at The Commons at 401 Richmond St. West is cancelled.
LIVE events and PARTIES will be postponed indefinitely.
OFF SCREEN presentations will proceed as planned, at the discretion of our gallery and curatorial partners.
https://staging.imagesfestival.com/

Art Gallery of York University (AGYU)
Closed for installation. Please see website for updates on exhibitions and events.
http://agyu.art/

Koffler Gallery
Shani Mootoo book launch & conversation with Catherine Bush – POSTPONED to a later date.
https://kofflerarts.org/

Gallery 44
Due to growing concern regarding COVID-19, and based on the caution being advised by Health Authorities, we have decided to cancel the upcoming opening reception scheduled on March 20. The curatorial walkthrough scheduled for March 21 will be postponed until further notice.
https://gallery44.org/exhibitions

Ontario Association of Art Galleries
OAAG has decided to postpone the ‘Digital Data Mixer’ event scheduled for April 24, 2020 at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto.
http://oaag.org/

Papier Art Fair
Rescheduled for June 19 to 21, 2020
http://www.papiermontreal.com/en/

Myseum Intersections Festival
Postponed until further notice.
http://www.myseumoftoronto.com/exhibition/intersections-festival-2020/

DesignTO is postponing DesignTO Mix until further notice.
https://designto.org/?goal=0_a6a50e0def-128b1a8227-175550821&mc_cid=128b1a8227&mc_eid=b06eb1aa51


RESOURCES

Creative Capital List of Arts Resources
https://creative-capital.org/2020/03/13/list-of-arts-resources-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/?fbclid=IwAR17P4iueKghWsItwQOdfQG2SNoJYaAnPN-oPSOhpFIlZa_ud59mVAgrlbI

For Museums: Preparing for the Potential Impact of COVID-19
https://www.aam-us.org/programs/resource-library/human-resource-resources/health-in-the-workplace/

OAC COVID-19 Guidelines
https://www.arts.on.ca/news-resources/news/2020/covid-19-oac-activity-updates-for-march-16,-2020

Canada Council COVID-19 Guidelines
https://canadacouncil.ca/covid-19-information

Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S artists
https://www.gladdaylit.ca/

The Margin of Eras Gallery / CUE Resource List
Google Doc – COVID-19 Emergency Resources For Marginalized Artists & Communities

Canada Council COVID 19 Emergency Package
Federal government package in response to COVID-19

Government of Canada — Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan-support-for-canadians-and-businesses.html

For the latest announcements made by the three levels of Government concerning the COVID-19 situation:

Federal
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

Ontario
https://news.ontario.ca/archive/en
https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

City of Toronto
https://www.toronto.ca/home/media-room/news-releases-media-advisories/
https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/