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TIFF is organizing Connecting Communities + Cultures: The Vital Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in the Arts, a two-day symposium as part of TIFF’s Reel Heritage initiative that offers professional development sessions for 15-20 emerging librarians, archivists and students looking to enter the field. The symposium will take place on November 20 and 21. For participants outside of Toronto, this opportunity provides participants with round-trip travel within Canada and accommodation in Toronto.
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Connecting Communities + Cultures:
The Vital Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in the Arts
- Call for Applicants -
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2017
Libraries, archives, and museums are vital hubs of activity that facilitate education and community building, and function as keepers of public memory. They collect, exhibit, and make available heritage materials that catalyze imagination, cultivate knowledge, and solidify our understanding of our shared cultural histories. By safeguarding and providing access to cultural artifacts, libraries, archives, and museums provide the space and resources that encourage us to question our assumptions, preserve and confront the past, and challenge our perceptions of a canon. Publications, ephemera, and graphic and audio-visual materials connect audiences with heritage and the arts in dynamic ways, contributing to media literacy and ensuring the continued relevance of the arts in society. The collections and holdings of these institutions are not mere repositories, but rather living memory and potential sources of discovery and inspiration for a new generation of creators and public alike.
Committed to serving the wide-ranging needs of diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds — from toddlers to senior citizens,  from students to professionals, and from researchers to creators/artists — the staff of libraries, archives, and museums are passionate advocates for sharing the untapped resources of their collections. Their role as protectors of information can be undervalued in the larger arts and cultural sector. Many institutions are entering a time of sustained transition, finding new ways to collect, exhibit, and provide access to holdings. Library and archives staff are, in fact, the brain trust of artistic practice; their mandates, and their labour, support the health of the arts.
Connecting Communities + Cultures: The Vital Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in the Arts is a two-day symposium as part of TIFF’s Reel Heritage initiative that offers professional development sessions for emerging librarians, archivists, and students looking to enter the field. The symposium invites the next generation of library, archives, and museums professionals to examine the essential role that these institutions play in the arts and cultural heritage in Canada. We seek applications from emerging professionals with one to four years of experience from small to mid-size libraries, archives, historical societies, and museums, as well as current students enrolled in related programmes. The symposium will have 15–20 participants and will take place November 20-21, 2017 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto and will feature a two-day programme of educational sessions, keynotes, and site visits. This opportunity provides participants with round-trip travel within Canada and accommodation for two to three nights in Toronto.
Reel Heritage is supported by the Government of Canada and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
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For full application details regarding Connecting Communities + Cultures: The Vital Role of Libraries, Archives, and Museums in the Arts including eligibility, application deadline and components, tiff.net/reelheritage<http://tiff.net/reelheritage>. Please direct any questions about the 2-day symposium to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.