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The days of protecting Canada’s tender culture from the great American machine are long gone and it’s time to adapt to the brave new digital world when it comes to this country’s arts.
But how to do that in the great global scheme of things?
The government of Canada is looking for ideas.
Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly launched the second phase Tuesday in her plan to rewrite Ottawa’s approach to arts and culture, with the release of a consultation report that marks the start of virtual and cross-country consultations on “Canadian Content in a Digital World.”
It’s an overhaul that’s probably long overdue, says Kate Cornell, co-chair of the Canadian Arts Coalition.
The current policy is still largely based on a 1951 report from the Massey Commission, Cornell tells Yahoo Canada News.
“It’s antiquated,” she says. “That document was incredibly protectionist because it had to be in an era where Canadians were concerned about the overwhelming influence of American culture. In today’s digital world, we’re not as worried about the looming presence of American culture. We haven’t been swallowed up by American culture as the Massey Commission worried.”
Canadian artists are creating amazing work but being noticed — and getting paid for it — are global challenges, Cornell says.
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As you know, we're getting set to launch the first deadlines of our new programs in the spring of 2017. There is a lot to discover in the new funding model. Starting today, we invite you to explore the calendar of 2017-2018 deadlines, updated program information and more.
Here are a few suggestions to navigate the information, and find out how to make the most of funding opportunities ahead:
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Comme vous le savez sans doute, nous publions les premières dates limites de nos nouveaux programmes, qui seront en vigueur au printemps 2017. Et il y a encore plus à découvrir sur notre nouveau modèle de financement. Nous vous invitons à explorer dès maintenant les dates limites du calendrier 2017-2018, les dernières infos sur nos programmes et plus encore.
Voici quelques suggestions pour faciliter votre navigation et trouver le type de financement qui répond à vos projets.
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This opportunity is for dance instructors looking to expand their knowledge and expertise into a (Public School or educational) classroom setting. The material covered will include creative dance as arts education, as physical education and as a cross-curricular learning tool. The curriculum is guided by NBS’ holistic philosophy and links directly to our Sharing Dance engagement programs. Teachers who complete the course may have the opportunity to become a Sharing Dance Ambassador and deliver programs to children and youth, in school and community settings.
Dance in the Classroom – DNC 307 (Access full list of courses here)
Dance in the Classroom is a course focused on the applications of Creative Dance in an elementary school setting. Participants can register for one term or for the full year course.
When: Wednesdays, 10:45am-12:15pm, September 12, 2016-June 16, 2017 (access full course calendar here)
Term 1 (September 12, 2016 –December 21, 2016): Creative movement in the classroom
Term 2 (January 4, 2017-April 7, 2017): Lesson design and curriculum links
Term 3: (April 18, 2017 – June 16, 2017): Final practicum
To apply for a scholarship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why you would be an ideal candidate, list your experience and provide full contact information.
In response to a growing cross-disciplinary interest in choreography, this eight-day thematic residency co-facilitated by Ame Henderson and Christopher House will bring together 8-12 artists to engage with methods and ideas distilled from contemporary choreographic practice.
Choreography Across Disciplines is for professional artists working in disciplines other than dance who are leaning towards choreographic ideas, and for dance practitioners investigating choreography in dialogue with other art forms. The goal of the residency is to explore how choreographic thinking - spatial, temporal and sensory - can enhance a diverse range of artistic practices.
The residency will be grounded in embodied research, knowledge sharing and play, enhanced by encounters with a range of somatic and formal approaches and work with scores and improvisation structures. Physical activities will be supported by open discussion, writing and dialogic walks.
For professional artists in any medium including visual art, performance, film/video, digital arts, sound arts, music, theatre, writing and inter-arts who are interested in exploring the potential of choreographic thinking in their practice, and for dance artists working with choreography in relation to, or within, other forms.
Participants must have experience in some physical practice (not necessarily dance-based) and be willing to act as performer/collaborators in the working of their peers; performance-as-choreography is an important aspect of the work.
Applicants should have an established practice with a history of public presentation, and an interest in both learning through the body and collaborating in an intensive group environment. International and Canadian artists are invited to apply.
Learn more + how to apply.