Following an analysis of Retirement Savings/Pension Plans in Canada as part of IMAA’s Assessing Sector Needs & Researching New Potential Services study, the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCA) and the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) are recommending the following retirements savings options plans for individuals and organizations in the independent arts sector.
A Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit for the Interactive Digital Media Industry (Interactive Ontario)
The toolkit, designed by Interactive Ontario, provides interactive digital media (IDM) companies with pragmatic and actionable advice for enhancing their talent management strategies with the goal of improving team diversity while fostering an inclusive culture. The strategies in the toolkit are tailored to the unique needs of the IDM sector to help leaders attract and retain top talent from diverse backgrounds. Through implementation of these strategies, IDM companies will increase employment opportunities in the sector for talent currently underrepresented due to gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, religion, age, ability and other identities.
A Policy Primer: Guide to Developing Human Rights Policies and Procedures (OHRC)
The purpose of this guide is to provide organizations with some practical help for developing effective and fair ways to prevent human rights infringements, and for responding to human rights issues such as harassment, discrimination and accommodation needs. The OHRC’s guide includes a discussion of each of the key things to consider when developing human rights policies and procedures. It also includes sample language that you can modify to meet your organization’s needs and focus.
Policy and Guidelines on Racism and Racial Discrimination (OHRC)
This policy sets out the OHRC’s position on racism, racial discrimination and racial harassment, at the time of publication. It replaces the OHRC’s 1996 Policy on Racial Slurs and Harassment and Racial Jokes. It deals with issues that fall within the OHRC’s jurisdiction and which can form the subject matter of an application to the Tribunal.
Employment Standards in Canadian Artist-Run Centres and Independent Media Arts Centres (ARCA\IMAA)
Worker compensation is an ongoing concern of the artist-run milieu. A perception exists that employees of artist-run centres do not generally receive adequate compensation for their work. This perception is widespread in the community of organizations represented by the associations that have conducted this study. Many employees of these organizations perceive that their compensation is not in line with their qualifications and responsibilities.
Recommended Employment Standards and Human Resource Management Tools in Canadian Artist-Run Media Arts Organizations (IMAA)
Similarly to other studies conducted in recent years, this study finds that overall, employment conditions in artist-run media arts organizations are challenging. Wages are low, there is a lack of benefits, workloads are high and organizations are stretched thin with too few employees.
Best Practice Guide for an Artist Residency in a Creative Enterprise (CQAM)
(Only available in French) This guide is primarily intended for media arts organizations looking to develop an artist residency in a business environment.
Employee Performance Review Template (CQAM)
This employee performance review template was prepared by the Conseil québécois des art médiatiques (CQAM). It is important to periodically take a moment with your immediate supervisor to evaluate your professional work and comportment.
Contract Templates for Artists (CQAM)
The Conseil québécois en arts médiatiques (CQAM), in collaboration with consultant Georges Azzaria and a committee of artists in digital arts, have developed a series of contract templates for use by the media arts community.
Best Practices in Volunteer Management: An Action Planning Guide For Small and Rural Nonprofit Organizations (Volunteer Canada)
This action planning guide has been developed to help people in small and rural nonprofit organizations take practical steps to strengthen their group’s volunteer management practices.