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  • Communiqué - Lexique commenté sur les enjeux de l'inclusion

    26-Apr-2019

    UN LEXIQUE COMMENTÉ
    SUR LES ENJEUX DE L’INCLUSION EN DANSE

    Montréal, le 2 avril 2019. Engagé à favoriser la circulation d’informations sur l’appropriation culturelle et le racisme systémique pour faciliter une évolution positive des mentalités et des pratiques, le Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) publie le lexique commenté Mieux comprendre les enjeux de l’inclusion en danse. Organisé par thématiques, ce document de 32 pages vise à clarifier des concepts parfois complexes et à nourrir la réflexion de tous ceux et celles qui s’intéressent à l’important débat de société médiatisé depuis la présentation controversée de spectacles sur l’histoire de l’esclavage et des Autochtones du Canada.

    De l’appropriation culturelle à l’équité en passant par la fragilité blanche, le passing, ou encore le tokénisme, une trentaine de concepts sont définis dans Mieux comprendre les enjeux de l’inclusion en danse et mis en perspective par l’ajout d’éléments de réflexion. Pour en faciliter la compréhension, ils sont mis en relation sous quatre grandes thématiques: Perspectives sociopolitiques, Populations discriminées, Problématiques du racisme et Décolonisation de la danse. Lire la suite

  • Getting Involved at the Federal Level

    02-Apr-2019

    Donald Trump.

    Did that get your attention? Keep reading.

    How about Rob Ford? Stephen Harper? Doug Ford?


    In a time of polarizing political rhetoric, it is vital for artists and arts organizations to be engaged. But as an arts advocate, I struggle to get the dance community’s attention.

    Of course, it’s ironic that I don’t struggle to get politicians’ attention. Since October 2015, I have developed relationships with numerous MPs and ministers in Ottawa. In Toronto and the GTA alone, I have met with fourteen different MPs to discuss the importance of arts funding to Canadian society. And those are just the federal elected officials. I have advocated to provincial and municipal leaders as well. All of this advocacy culminates at Arts Day on the Hill, the biggest lobby day in Ottawa. I don’t mean the biggest lobby day for the arts; I mean the biggest lobby day that Ottawa sees all year. Read more.





  • Advocacy Alert: Federal Budget 2019 / Appel à l'action : Le budget fédéral 2019

    21-Mar-2019

    Budget 2019 Will Deliver More Arts Events in Canadian Communities

    March 19, 2019 – The Canadian Arts Coalition (CAC) is pleased to see the government commit to a $16 million increase of the Canadian Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) over two years in the 2019 Federal Budget as well as an impressive amount of other increases for the sector. The CAC advocated for this targeted investment in the creative value chain at Arts Day on the Hill 2018.

    Kate Cornell, Co-Chair of the Coalition and Executive Director of the Canadian Dance Assembly stated, “This strategic investment in Canadian festivals and presenters is pivotal to ensure that diverse and innovative works created by Canadian artists can reach Canadian audiences.” Read More.

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    Le budget fédéral 2019 donne un élan à la tournée et à la diffusion des arts

    19 mars 2019 – La Coalition Canadienne des arts salue le financement consenti par le gouvernement du Canada au secteur de la tournée et de la diffusion des arts dans le budget déposé aujourd’hui. Le budget fédéral accorde notamment un financement de 16 millions de dollars sur deux ans au Fonds du Canada pour la présentation des arts.

    « Cet investissement augmentera les moyens dont disposent les festivals d’art et les diffuseurs de spectacles pour mieux répondre aux ambitions de nos créateurs. Il permettra aux Canadiens de vivre des expériences artistiques de calibre mondial chez eux, dans leur collectivité, aux quatre coins du pays », se réjouit Frédéric Julien, coprésident de la Coalition canadienne des arts. Lire la suite















  • Budget 2019 Changes Canada’s Art Laws, and More

    21-Mar-2019

    Arts and culture organizations say they’re happy to see a restoration of incentives for cultural-property donations, and a boost to some arts-festival funding. 

    National Importance.

    It’s a phrase containing just two words.

    But since a federal court ruling in June 2018, the presence of these two words in certain parts of the federal Cultural Property Export and Import Act have halted millions of dollars in artwork donations to museums and art galleries across Canada.

    Yesterday, Budget 2019 offered a simple, if unexpected, solution to the impasse: a change to the act, and related taxation law, that means the “national importance” criteria no longer apply when it comes to obtaining specialized tax credits for artwork donations.

    “Budget 2019 proposes to amend the Income Tax Act and the Cultural Property Export and Import Act to remove the requirement that property be of ‘national importance’ in order to qualify for the enhanced tax incentives for donations of cultural property,” says the budget document.

    The new measure is considered effective as of Budget Day: March 19, 2019.

    BUDGET 2019 ALSO OFFERS $16 MILLION MORE FOR SOME ARTS FESTIVALS

    Kate Cornell, co-chair of the Canadian Arts Coalition, says she was pleased to see a boost of $16 million to the Canadian Arts Presentation Fund in Budget 2019.

    “It’s been a decade since this fund has had any investment,” says Cornell over the phone. “And the fund is incredibly oversubscribed,” so that $16 million is needed.

    Cornell notes that the Canada Council for the Arts is working toward a doubling of its budget, and many more performance and dance works are now being created as a result. But without a similar growth of performance venues, there is a “bottleneck,” she says, between creation and presentation. Read More. 













    Justin Trudeau met with musician Elton John and partner David Furnish in September 2018 to discuss the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Performing arts festivals and the Canada Music Fund are among those sectors finding a boost in Budget 2019. Photo: Facebook.

  • CHRC releases Reporting and Investigating Mechanisms for Workplace Harassment in the Arts!

    06-Mar-2019

    When harassment happens, who can the victim turn to? And how does an employer, engager or Board of Directors respond when harassment occurs in their workplace?

    These pressing questions are explored in detail in Reporting and Investigating Mechanisms for Workplace Harassment in the Arts, now available for reference and download at www.respectfulartsworkplaces.ca.

    Under the banner Respectful Workplaces in the Arts, the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) engaged consultant Jeanne LeSage to take an in-depth look at these questions. Her research included identification of existing resources; review of comments from consultations with equity-seeking groups across the country; and over 40 one-on-one interviews with sector leaders including employers and cultural workers. Read More

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    Vers qui la victime peut-elle se tourner en cas de harcèlement ? Comment un employeur ou un conseil d'administration réagit-il en cas de harcèlement en milieu de travail ?

    Ces questions urgentes sont examinées en détail dans le rapport Mécanismes de dénonciation et d’enquête sur le harcèlement en milieu de travail, maintenant disponible pour consultation et téléchargement à www.milieuxdetravailartsrespectueux.ca.

    Sous la bannière Milieux de travail respectueux dans les arts, le Conseil des ressources humaines du secteur culturel (CRHSC) a engagé la consultante Jeanne LeSage pour approfondir ces questions. Ses recherches comprenaient l'identification des ressources existantes ; un examen des commentaires issus des consultations à travers le pays avec des groupes en quête d'équité ; et plus de 40 entrevues individuelles avec des leaders du secteur, y compris des employeurs et des travailleurs culturels. Lire la suite





 

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