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What motivates you to participate?

December 6th, 2011

Join the Art Gallery of Ontario on Thursday, December 8 2011 for an online discussion about participation in the art world.

What: #ArtHour (formerly #AMC/Art Chat Monthly) is a Twitter chat with a new art topic each month. We invite you to spend one hour each month thinking about and sharing what art really means to you.
When: Thursday, December 8, 11:00 – 12:00 EST and then every second Thursday of the month.
Where: On Twitter – Follow @AGOToronto for more information or search for the hashtag #ArtHour. We’ll also be posting the questions on Facebook and here on the blog.
Who: #ArtHour is for everyone –  Galleries and museums, arts professionals, artists and anyone interested in learning more and meeting other passionate art fans.
Why: It’s a great, free way of meeting art fans from across the world.
How: Starting at 11am we’ll be asking a series of questions around the month’s topic for you to answer, debate and discuss.

From 11am until 12.00pm EST on Thursday, December 8 the chat host (us!) will be tweeting a question every 10 minutes using the hastag #ArtHour. Anyone can respond, also using the #ArtHour hashtag. What is a hashtag?

For example, we would tweet:

Q1 What is your favourite art gallery? #ArtHour

And you could tweet back:

A1 The Art Gallery of Ontario! #ArtHour

Our December topic is PARTICIPATION. What events have you taken part in recently, and what can art galleries do to encourage  people to participate? From engaging exhibitions to great social media campaigns, we want to talk about what really floats your boat in the art world.

We hope that you’ll help spread the word and join us for this great online event. For more information about #ArtHour please email

See you on Twitter,  Thursday, December 8 11:00 – 12:00 EST 

Update: Here are this month’s questions. You can take part on Twitter, Facebook, or leave a comment right here on the blog.

Q1. What was the last art event you participated in? (Gallery visit or event, show opening, group project etc.)

Q2. Which galleries do you interact with online using social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter?

Q3. What can art galleries do to encourage you to participate?

Q4. What puts you off from visiting an art gallery?

Q5. What’s the coolest piece of art you’ve ever interacted with?

Photo credits: eldh via Flickr

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