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*We have a small amount of funds set aside to assist equity-seeking arts workers in getting to Ottawa. If you’re an equity-seeking artist or arts manager and interested in joining us in Ottawa please get in touch with Kate Cornell, CAC Co-Chair.
Artists and Parliamentarians have much to accomplish together in the next four years. We invite you to join the momentum on Parliament Hill for renewed support for artists across the country!
There are two ways you can participate: 1) make the trip to Ottawa* on October 25 and 2) take part on Social Media. Click here to read more.
* Nous disposons de quelques fonds pour aider les travailleurs artistiques appartenant à un groupe en recherche d'équité à se rendre à Ottawa. Si vous êtes artiste ou gestionnaire issu d'un groupe en recherche d'équité qui souhaitez vous rendre à Ottawa pour l'occasion, veuillez communiquer avec Kate Cornell, coprésidente de la CCA.
Les artistes et les parlementaires ont beaucoup à accomplir ensemble au cours des quatre prochaines années. Nous vous invitons à être de la partie à la Journée des arts sur la Colline du Parlement pour continuer de demander le renouvellement du soutien en faveur des artistes par tout le pays !
Comment participer? 1) rendez-vous a Ottawa* le 25 octobre, 2) Intervenez dans les médias sociaux. Plus d'informations ici.
Location: Heliconian Club, 35 Hazelton Avenue (Yorkville area), Toronto, Ontario
Date: October 18, 2016
Hosts: York University’s Graduate Program in Dance, University of Toronto’s Centre for Dance Studies, Dance Collection Danse, Canadian Society for Dance Studies, and the Heliconian Club
Call for Papers (closed): See here.
Planning Committee Members: Patrick Alcedo, Seika Boye, Norma Sue Fisher-Stitt, Evadne Kelly, Sebastian Oreamuno, and Mary Jane Warner
*There is no charge for this event.
View full details HERE.
July 23-28, 2017
Download/view the 2017 WDA Global Summit - call for papers and presentations PDF attached.
Recognizing an arts leader for their life-long commitment to fostering the arts in Canada by building partnerships with fellow arts executives, artists, media, business leaders and the public sector to ensure a vibrant cultural sector.
— Canada’s top recognition of individuals and organizations who demonstrate outstanding support of the arts across Canada, Business for the Arts today announced the winners of their annual BftA Awards. This year’s winners include Kiki Delaney, Founder and President of Delaney Capital Management; Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada; Irfhan Rawji, Principal at Totem Capital Corporation; Sun Life Financial, and The Daniels Corporation for their partnership with Artscape. Winners will be honoured at the BftA Awards gala on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Canada’s National Ballet School.“I’m deeply moved to be receiving this year’s Peter Herrndorf Award. Recognizing the vital importance of the partnership between the arts and the business community is more important than ever nowadays and Peter himself has done more than anyone to foster that partnership in Canada. To be included in his company is a huge honour.”
– Karen Kain
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.
Read the full interview/article on YAHOO!.