Through greater visibility and stronger engagement, the CDA is raising the voice of dance to ensure better support from the public funders. CDA’s work in arts promotion is supported by an Advocacy Committee of member representatives from across the country on sector-wide issues.
Executive Director Kate Cornell is the Chair of the Canadian Arts Coalition, a national collective of arts organizations that engage MPs at various times throughout the year. Notably, the CDA works collaboratively with the Canadian Arts Coalition, the Performing Arts Alliance and other community partners, to achieve shared goals. The Canadian Dance Assembly also works with a Pluralism Committee to undertake and address the needs of dance artists from diverse backgrounds regarding access while raising the profile of said dance artists.
If you have an issue that you want the CDA to advocate on, please consider taking out a membership. Please refer to the Strategic Guidelines for how CDA conducts its advocacy work. If you believe passionately in the need for dance advocacy, please consider volunteering for CDA’s Advocacy Committee.
If you are applying under the International Mobility Program for a Performing Arts Exemption please use the following reciprocity letter with your application. Further details on the exemption can be found here.