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  • Registration now open for ArtsDay | Soyez de la partie à la Journée des arts

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    Join us for #ArtsDay on the Hill

    Registration now open!

    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.

    *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.


    Soyez de la partie à la Journée des arts sur la Colline du Parlement.

    Incrivez-vous en ligne dès aujourd'hui!

    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.

    * 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.

  • Symposium for Research [In]Between and Beside Bodies, Movement, and Performance


    Symposium for Research [In]Between and Beside Bodies, Movement, and Performance

    October 18, 2016 

    9:30AM - 4:15PM

    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.

  • Call for Scholarly Presentations, Master Classes, and Performances


    World Dance Alliance Global Summit

    July 23-28, 2017

    School of Music at Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland

    Dancing from the Grassroots

    Download/view the 2017 WDA Global Summit - call for papers and presentations PDF attached. 

  • BftA Award Winner Spotlight: Karen Kain


    Recipient of The Peter Herrndorf Arts Leadership Award

    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.

    Business for the Arts announces winners of the 2016 Business for the Arts Awards!

    Annual gala to celebrate Canadians and organizations for their outstanding contribution to the arts on November 16

    TORONTO, ON June 2, 2016

    — 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

  • CDA's Kate Cornell interviewed on Yahoo! News!


    CanCon’s evolution: Ottawa seeks public’s input on future of arts and culture funding

    [Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly is seeking the public’s input on the future of Canada’s arts and culture funding in the digital age. REUTERS/Chris Wattie]

    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!.


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