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A selection of news, press releases and events posted regularly:

  • New report provides insight into the status of women in the arts in Canada

    18-Oct-2018

    The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has released The status of women in the Canadian arts and cultural industries: Research review 2010–18, a report commissioned from a research team led by Dr. Amanda Coles, a Canadian on faculty at Australia’s Deakin University.

    This report provides an important synthesis of existing research on the status of women in the arts in Ontario and Canada.The majority of existing research focuses on specific sectors (such as media arts/screen, theatre, etc.), rather than addressing the arts and cultural industries as a whole.

    The report covers six sectors: visual arts, dance, theatre, literature, music and media arts/screen.

    Click here to continue reading. 


  • Government Grants and Their Tax Treatments Guide

    11-Oct-2018

    Receiving a grant is usually considered a great event; an occasion to break out the champagne and reward yourself, a moment to reflect that a group of your peers deemed you worthy and part of the community. Grants keep art afloat in Canada, and should be a cause for celebration. Until it’s time to do your taxes, and then the world seems to fall apart and you curse the day you received that $7,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts.

    There are many theories on how to deal with your grant when it comes to tax time, not all of which are helpful. The most important thing to remember is that grants awarded to individual artists are taxable income to the recipient. A T4A is issued to the recipient and reported to the Canada Revenue agency (CRA), who will expect that income to be reported.

    Read the full guide to prepare for your tax returns the next time you successfully receive a grant.  

    Download the Government Grants & Their Tax Treatments Guide HERE



















  • Michael Caldwell appointed Associate Artistic Director of FODAR

    04-Oct-2018

    October 2, 2018 – Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia: Randy Glynn, Artistic Director of Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR) and Susan Tileston, Board Chair, Company of Angels, are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Caldwell to the position of Associate Artistic Director of Festival of Dance, Annapolis Royal.

    An acclaimed dancer and choreographer, Caldwell has performed/collaborated with more than 50 of Canada's esteemed dance creators and companies, including Peggy Baker, Sylvie Bouchard, Emmanuel Jouthe, James Kudelka, Laurence Lemieux, Tedd Robinson, Santee Smith, and Heidi Strauss. He has worked internationally with Antony Hamilton (Australia), Tomeo Vergés (France), and Sacha Steenks (Netherlands). He is the recipient of two Dora Mavor Moore Awards for outstanding performance in dance.

    To continue reading, click HERE




























  • Canada's National Ballet School's Sharing Dance Kids 2018

    02-Oct-2018

    Canada's National Ballet School (NBS) is thrilled to announce that NBS Sharing Dance Kids is now available on REACH, their brand new online learning platform. 

    NBS Sharing Dance Kids is designed to foster artistic engagement, build self-confidence, and develop physical literacy. These FREE online resources are designed to help both teachers and community leaders discover the possibilities of dance.

    NBS Sharing Dance Kids includes downloadable lesson plans, video content, music and more. No dance experience is necessary to facilitate or participate in these lessons. The resources provide community leaders and teachers the tools they need to introduce dance to their students and participants. The content is designed to build participants’ physical, social and emotional skills, helping them grow and respond to the world around them with knowledge, intelligence and imagination.

    For more information on NBS Sharing Dance Kids, click HERE

    To learn more about Canada's National Ballet School, visit their website HERE

  • Annual General Meeting of Members 2018 / Assemblée générale annuelle 2018

    04-Sep-2018


    Notice: Annual General Meeting of Members

    The Annual General Meeting for Members of the Canadian Dance Assembly will take place on Thursday, September 13, 2018 – 11:30am EST at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT), Auditorium (16 Spadina Road).

     

    AGM business will include:
    1. Welcome
    2. Adoption of Agenda
    3. Adoption of the 2017 AGM Minutes
    4. President’s Report
    5. Executive Director's Report
    6. Treasurer’s Report
    7. Advocacy Committee Report
    8. Nomination Report
    9. Other Business
      a. Re-imagining Service Organizations: Decolonizing Canadian Dance
    10.Open Forum

    If unable to attend the meeting, a Member has the right to assign his/her vote to another Member in good standing. A proxy form is included for this purpose. Note that Non-Members are welcome to attend the meeting as observers.

    CDA will be offering a live stream option via Zoom meeting so that participants may dial-in to the AGM remotely.

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/697655797

    Or Telephone:
    Dial Canada: +1 647 558 0588 US: +1 646 558 8665 or +1 408 638 0986

    Meeting ID: 697 655 797


    Thanks and please RSVP so that we can have a sense of how many people will be joining us at aviva@dancecanada.net

    Committees and open call for nominations
    National Council nominations -
    There are currently 2 vacant positions if members wish to put forward a nomination to sit on National Council. Members must be in good standing as individuals or represent an organizational member. Voting will take place at the AGM. If no nominations are presented (either self nomination or a third party nomination), National Council will present a slate for appointment.

    CDA manages various committees that work alongside the National Council and staff to maintain the activities of the organization. The committees for the 2018/19 year are as follows: Advocacy, Pluralism, Conference and Finance.

    If a member wishes to join any of these committees or put forward a nomination for National Council, they should express their interest to the office at 416-515-8444 or email aviva@dancecanada.net.

    Please join us following the AGM for lunch followed by a bus tour guided by Philip Cote through sacred sites as we explore the history of Tkaron:to (Toronto).


    Accessibility Note: The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for more specific details, or if you require other forms of accommodation to participate in our AGM.

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    Avis : Assemblée générale annuelle

    Veuillez noter que l’Assemblée générale annuelle (AGA) des membres de l’ACD se tiendra le jeudi le 13 septembre, 2018 à 11 h 30 HNE, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (16 rue Spadina), Auditorium.



















    Sont inscrits à l’ordre du jour de l’Assemblée générale annuelle :

    1. Bienvenue
    2. Adoption de l’ordre du jour
    3. Adoption du procès-verbal des délibérations de l’AGM de 2017
    4. Le rapport des présidents
    5. Le rapport de la directrice générale
    6. Le rapport de la trésorière
    7. Le rapport de comité de répresentation
    8. Le rapport de mise en candidature
    9. Autres dossiers
        a. Re-créer les organismes de service – décolonisation de la danse au Canada
    10. Discussion ouverte

    Si un membre ne peut assister à l’AGA, il a le droit de mandater un autre membre en règle pour voter à sa place. Vous trouverez ci-inclus un formulaire de procuration - cliquez ici. Les personnes non-membres peuvent assister à l’AGA en tant qu’observatrices.

    Nous offrirons le service de réunion Zoom en continu afin que les participants puissent assister à l'AGA à distance. 

    Sur PC, Mac, Linux, iOS ou Android : https://zoom.us/j/697655797

    Par téléphone :
    Numéro à composer (pour une qualité supérieure, composez le numéro qui correspond au lieu où vous vous trouvez) :
    Canada : +1 647 558 0588 
    US : +1 646 558 8665 or +1 408 638 0986 

    Code de la réunion : 697 655 797

    Merci, et RSVP dès que possible afin que nous puissions estimer le nombre de participants aviva@dancecanada.net.

    Appel de candidatures pour les comités et le Conseil national
    Candidatures pour le Conseil national – Deux sièges sont actuellement à combler au Conseil national. Les candidats doivent être des membres de bonne réputation comme individus ou représentants d’un organisme. L’élection se tiendra pendant l’AGA. En cas d’absence de candidats (proposés ou autoproposés), le Conseil national présentera une liste de nominations.

    Comités – L’ACD profite de plusieurs comités qui alimentent et soutiennent le Conseil national et l’équipe dans la conduite de ses activités. Les comités en 2018/2019 sont : défense de la danse, finance, pluralisme, conférence.

    Les membres désireux de se joindre à l’un de ces comités ou de proposer une personne pour le Conseil national doivent nous en informer au 416 515-8444 ou à aviva@dancecanada.net.

    Après l'AGA, vous êtes invité/e à vous joindre à nous pour le repas de midi et, ensuite, pour une visite guidée en car sur l'histoire des Autochtones de la région (Bus Tour). 

    Accessibilité : Le Native Canadian Centre of Toronto est accessible en fauteuil roulant. Veuillez communiquer avec nous pour plus d'information à ce sujet. De plus, veuillez nous indiquer si vous avez besoin d'autres mesures d'adaptation pour pouvoir participer à l'AGA.




 

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Tel: 1.416.515.8444
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