ChangeUp Exhibition

October 25, 2018

Toronto Media Arts Centre

32 Lisgar St, Toronto, ON

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We are currently accepting applicants from tech and arts/culture spaces of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels.

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On October 25, multiple rooms on multiple floors of the Toronto Media Arts Centre will be transformed by a guerilla exhibition of digital and interactive art, games, music, and much more, built collaboratively by a team of participating artists, creatives, and supporters over a three-day period.


Toronto Media Arts Centre

32 Lisgar St. Toronto, ONSee it on Google Maps

In the heart of Toronto’s Art and Design District, TMAC is creating a diverse and collaborative environment where anyone can engage meaningfully with art and technology. TMAC integrates creation, production, presentation, education, conservation and dissemination practices and with a focus on community building and inclusivity.

With year-round arts and cultural programming, open lab studios, equipment libraries, coworking and social areas, we provide the tools, space and freedom to play with art, media and new technologies -- including film, videogames, audio, video, robotics, electronics and more.

TMAC Code of Conduct

All community participants – including members, guests of members, staff, volunteers, event hosts, sponsors, presenters, exhibitors and attendees – are expected to abide by this code of conduct.

By becoming a member of TMAC, attending or hosting any event here, or joining our Slack team, you agree to abide by this code of conduct, and cooperate with organizers who enforce it.

Expected Behavior

We insist that everyone who uses this community space remains mindful of, and takes responsibility for, their speech and behavior. This includes:

  • Always acting out of respect and concern for the wellbeing and free expression of others
  • Actively listening to others and not dominating discussions
  • Respecting physical and emotional boundaries
  • Not making assumptions about identity, experiences, or preferred pronouns
  • Not using words that are racist, sexist, homophobic, classist, transphobic, cissexist or ableist
  • Humbly accepting respectful correction (or correcting yourself), keeping in mind that the impact of your words on other people is more important than your intent.
Unacceptable Behavior

We believe that failing to address dynamics of hierarchy, power and privilege alienates and further victimizes members of a community and prevents us from creating the safe, equitable and welcoming space we want.

We do not tolerate oppressive behavior, harassment, destructive behavior, or exclusionary actions.

Oppressive behavior: any conduct that demeans, marginalizes, rejects, threatens or harms anyone on the basis of identity, background, or ability.

Harassment: deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; disruption of events; aggressive, derogatory, or threatening comments; and unwanted physical contact or sexual attention.

Oppressive behavior: any conduct that demeans, marginalizes, rejects, threatens or harms anyone on the basis of identity, background, or ability.

Destructive behavior: damaging or altering any part of the building, inside or out, including furniture, equipment, or other people's belongings.

Exclusionary actions: denying certain participants opportunities to share views, skills and other contributions; engaging in favoritism; and creating or reinforcing an inequitable learning environment.


Anyone‭ ‬asked‭ ‬to‭ ‬stop‭ ‬unacceptable‭ ‬behavior‭ ‬is‭ ‬expected‭ ‬to‭ ‬comply‭ ‬immediately.

Anyone who engages in sustained ‬unacceptable behavior may be sanctioned ‬or‭ ‬permanent‭ly ‬expelled‭ ‬from‭ ‬the‭ ‬community‭ ‬without‭ ‬warning‭ (‬and‭ ‬without‭ ‬refund‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬case‭ ‬of‭ ‬a‭ ‬paid‭ ‬event‭)‬.

What to do if you need help

If you witness or are subject to unacceptable behavior, or experience marginalizing or silencing behavior that limits your full participation, please speak with the host of the event you are attending, a TMAC staff member or volunteer. You can also report an incident to coc@tomediaarts.org

Your conversation will be held in confidence.

When you come to us with a problem during an event, it is our top priority to help you feel safe as quickly as possible. Next, a small group of community organizers and members will meet to decide what our response will be in accordance with our written conflict resolution and equity policies. Then, we will warn or remove the offender depending on the circumstances, taking your and the community's safety and wishes into account. If the problem does not impact your human rights or safety, we may ask the involved parties to leave the event and schedule a time to engage in negotiation and mediation at a later date.

Community‭ ‬organizers‭ ‬are‭ ‬available‭ ‬to‭ ‬help‭ you ‬engage‭ ‬with‭ ‬local‭ ‬law‭ ‬enforcement (solely at your request).

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