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  • CCA Bulletin 34/11- The Standing Committee on Finance Report and the Arts



    CCA Bulletin 34/11

    December 19, 2011

    The Standing Committee on Finance Report and the Arts

    Just the facts

    The Standing Committee on Finance presented last week a report on its pan-Canadian consultations. The Canadian Conference of the Arts was the first of five cultural organizations[1] to appear before the Committee. This report comprises 53 proposals targeting four areas: federal finances, businesses, communities and individuals.

    In the introduction, the Committee describes arts and culture as one of the factors contributing to the strength of a community. Additionally, three pages out of this 77-page report are dedicated to arts and culture, thereby placing the sector on par with the principal players in the Canadian economy. This chapter presents a very good summary of the presentations made by witnesses but, unfortunately, the Committee’s report did not take up any of the recommendations put forward by the CCA and other witnesses.

    Coincident with the issuance of this report, the Committee announced that a study on charitable giving in Canada will be launched when Parliament returns at the end of January. This study will be of great interest to several of the 6,600 or so Canadian arts organizations with not-for-profit status. This is particularly so at a time when cuts of 10% are anticipated to impact budgets for Canada Arts Council, Canadian Heritage and agencies and corporations attached to the Ministry. Those who wish to submit a brief to the Committee on the topic of tax incentives for charitable giving should do so no later than noon on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Briefs should be no longer than five pages in length and may be published by the House of Commons on the Committee’s Web site.

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    Bulletin de la CCA 34/11

    Le 19 décembre 2011

    Le Rapport du Comité permanent des finances et les arts

    Les faits en résumé 

    Le Comité permanent des Finances a remis la semaine dernière le rapport de ses consultations pan-canadiennes. La Conférence canadienne des arts était le premier des cinq organismes culturels[1] à comparaître devant le Comité. Ce rapport comprend 53 recommandations visant quatre secteurs : les finances fédérales, les entreprises, les collectivités et les particuliers.

    En introduction, le comité décrit les arts et la culture come un des éléments assurant la solidité des collectivités. De plus, le rapport de 77 pages en consacre trois aux arts et à la culture, ce qui place ce secteur d’activité aux côtés des principaux joueurs dans l’économie canadienne. On y trouve un très bon résumé des représentations faites à ce chapitre, mais malheureusement, le rapport du comité ne reprend aucune des recommandations mises de l’avant par la CCA et les autres témoins.

    En parallèle à la publication de son rapport, le Comité annonce qu’il entreprendra une étude sur les dons de charité au Canada au retour de la Chambre fin janvier 2012. Cette étude peut être d’un grand intérêt pour plusieurs des quelque 6 600 organismes artistiques au Canada qui ont le statut d’œuvre de bienfaisance, tout particulièrement quand on craint des coupes de 10% dans les budgets du Conseil des Arts, de Patrimoine Canadien et des agences et sociétés rattachées au ministère. Ceux qui souhaitent présenter au Comité un mémoire sur les encouragements fiscaux aux dons de charité doivent le faire au plus tard à midi, le mardi 17 janvier 2012. Le mémoire, qui doit compter au maximum cinq pages, pourrait être publié par la Chambre des communes sur le site Web du Comité.

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  • Interactive Online Dance Creation


    inlayers is an innovative dance project conceived and developed by Jenn Doan and Taryn Javier. The artists’ primary vision is to vastly expand the art of contemporary dance to new levels by using online social media to reach a worldwide public.

    RAW. Each installment consists of a contemporary dance work choreographed by Javier in 5 weeks. Filmmaker Kaelen Ohm will document every step of the way. Weekly webisodes are created and posted online to reveal pivotal moments of the artists’ work inside the studio to the online audience.

    LIVE. What compels artists to make dance? inlayers captures and reveals this mysterious organism of contemporary dance creation for all to witness and appreciate. Art is alive while in process.

    INTERACTIVE. During these 5 weeks, the artists interact with online viewers through blogs via questions and discussion topics. Witness the beautiful and unpredictable process of dance creation while engaging alongside the artists through dialogue. inlayers encourages all to participate. Comment. Critique. Ask questions. Awaken the artist within.

    If dance is your profession or within your interest, share this experience to someone who is new to this art form. It is the goal of inlayers’ artists to access new audiences, increase comprehesion, and spark appreciation of contemporary dance through what is revealed. This will in turn inspire these new viewers to experience contemporary dance in the flesh.

    join us online for inlayers - deuxieme partie
    January 9 - February 11, 2012

  • National Ballet School names new co-CEO


    Canada’s National Ballet School has appointed a senior manager at the Ontario Science Centre as its new co-chief executive officer.

    Grant Troop, who was the science centre’s chief operating officer and has a background in geology, will head the administration of the school, while co-CEO and long-time artistic director Mavis Staines will handle the artistic side.

    Although he comes from far outside the dance world, Troop’s work at the science centre put him squarely in the city’s cultural sector and education community, the school said Thursday.

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  • Request for Quotes - Development of an Inventory of Canadian Dance Membership Organizations


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    Development of an Inventory of Canadian Dance Membership Organizations, (background research for the Dance Mapping Study)


    The Canada Council for the Arts is issuing a request for quotes. Specifically the Council is seeking a consultant with strong quantitative and qualitative research skills who is already familiar with the arts and culture sector. Familiarity with the dance field would be an asset.

    The Canada Council is interested in having a consultant develop an inventory of dance membership organizations, dance associations and dance service organizations. The inventory should include national, provincial, territorial, municipal and Aboriginal membership-based organizations, associations and networks that support, engage or represent dance practitioners; dance educators, dance teachers/schools; performing arts presenters of professional and non-professional dance; recreational and participatory dance; commercial dance, and competitive and social dance in Canada. Organizations that are multidisciplinary and that include dance are to be considered as part of this inventory.

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    Préparer un répertoire des organismes et associations de danse canadiens (recherche de base pour l'Étude cartographique de la danse).


    Le Conseil des Arts du Canada lance une demande de propositions. Le Conseil recherche un consultant possédant de solides compétences en recherche quantitative et qualitative, ainsi qu'une bonne connaissance du secteur des arts et de la culture. La connaissance du domaine de la danse serait un atout.

    Le Conseil des Arts du Canada désire confier à un consultant la préparation d'un répertoire des associations et organismes de danse ainsi que des organismes de services de danse. Ce répertoire doit inclure les organismes, associations et réseaux nationaux, provinciaux, territoriaux, municipaux et autochtones qui appuient, engagent ou représentent des danseurs, des professeurs de danse, des enseignants/écoles de danse et des diffuseurs d'arts de la scène dans les domaines de la danse professionnelle et non professionnelle, de la danse récréative et participative, de la danse commerciale et de la danse compétitive et sociale au Canada. Les organismes multidisciplinaires dont les activités incluent la danse doivent faire partie de ce répertoire.

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  • Call to Artists - dance: made in canada/fait au canada

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    dance: made in canada/fait au canada (d:mic/fac), a biennial repertory festival, will be running from August 11 to 18, 2013. d:mic/fac presents both new and existing works by established and emerging choreographers working in Canada, at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto. Programming will be divided into two categories: Mainstage, curated by three artists from Canada’s dance community, including Yvonne Ng, and What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) a lottery-based late night presentation. Choreographers may apply for either a Mainstage presentation, a WYSIWYG presentation or both.

    Founded in 2000 by Yvonne Ng under the umbrella of princess productions, nine festivals of dance: made in canada/fait au canada (d:mic/fac) have been produced.

    d:mic/fac will provide publicity, marketing, a festival production team, venue and other support for applicants selected by the curators for presentation. Mainstage choreographers will receive a fee for their work, while WYSIWYG choreographers will receive an honorarium.

    The deadline for all applications is 5.00 P.M. (E.S.T.), Friday, February 17, 2012.

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    Le festival biennal de répertoire dance: made in canada/fait au canada (d:mic/fac) se tiendra du 11 au 18 août 2013. Le festival présente des pièces existantes et de nouvelles créations de chorégraphes établis et émergents oeuvrant au Canada, au théâtre Betty Oliphant, à Toronto. La programmation compte deux volets : le volet Mainstage, sous la direction artistique de trois artistes du milieu de la danse du Canada, y compris Yvonne Ng, et le volet What You See Is
    What You Get (WYSIWYG), une programmation basée sur une loterie, présentée en fin de soirée. Les chorégraphes peuvent soumettre leurs créations dans l’un ou l’autre programme, ou dans les deux.

    Yvonne Ng fonde le festival d:mic/fac en 2000 sous l’égide de princess productions, et elle produit neuf éditions depuis.

    d:mic/fac fournit la publicité, le marketing, une équipe de production, la salle et un soutien aux chorégraphes sélectionnés par les commissaires. Les chorégraphes de la série Mainstage reçoivent un cachet et ceux de la série WYSIWYG reçoivent un cachet symbolique. La date limite pour déposer un projet est 17 h (heure normale de l’Est) le 17 février 2012.

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