DigitalASO is a cross-sectoral effort to empower the transformation of Canadian digital arts services through digital literacy research, training, platform and alliance-building. Major activities include:
Digital Arts Services Symposium
Semi-annual digital literacy conferences in Toronto and Ottawa in 2019 and 2017. The second Digital Arts Services Symposium (“All Digits on Deck”) will be presented at the Toronto Reference Library from March 15-20, 2019 with generous funding from Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund.
Digital Arts Services Alliance
Planning and outreach to help establish a network to steward the evolution of digital literacy, resources, and knowledge. The first national convening of the Alliance will take place at the Digital Arts Services Symposium in Toronto in March 2019.
Digital Literacy Research
Best practices research to support the emergence of digital arts services, including digital transformation case studies of The Dance Current and Musicworks at the Arts & Literary Magazines Summit (2018) and the digital needs survey, Managing Creativity in a Digital World (2017).
DigitalASO is a project of ArtsPond, produced in association with Agilo Arts, BeMused Network and other partners. The mission of ArtsPond is to cultivate big ideas and untapped potential in the arts into exceptional, everyday realities for collective impact on-the-ground and in-the-cloud. ArtsPond’s major actions include DigitalASO and Groundstory, a collective impact effort to uproot the effects of gentrification on the arts in Ontario.