News Centre

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

  • Cultural Human Resources Council wants feedback from not-for-profit arts organizations! | Le Conseil des ressources humaines du secteur culturel voudrait avoir vos commentaires!


    Make your voice heard! Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) wants feedback from not-for-profit arts organizations! Please complete the 2017 National Compensation Study for Cultural Not-for-profit Managerial and Administrative Positions questionnaire at your convenience and email it by November 30th to Mercer Canada who is running the survey. For more information click here.

    Le Conseil des ressources humaines du secteur culturel (CRHSC) voudrait avoir vos commentaires sur leur questionnaire de l’Étude nationale sur la rémunération pour les postes de gestion et d’administration d’organismes culturels sans but lucratif. S'il vous plaît remplissez-le au moment où cela vous conviendra et transmettez-le ensuite par courriel à Mercer Canada au plus tard le 30 novembreCliquez ici pour les détails.

  • Special discount for CDA members to TUDS festival!


    TUDS Urban Dance Culture Festival is happening on October 28-29!

    Special discount for Canadian Dance Assembly members: use promo code CDA and get tickets 15% OFF!

    Get your tickets NOW

    Powered by Gadfly, TUDS Festival equals: Injecting Artistry, Athleticism, & Authenticity into your system and celebrating Urban Dance Culture with:
    - SXS All-Styles Battles
    - Workshops & debate
    - Theatrical dance shows
    - Hip Hop choreo crew competition
    - The Gadfly Awards 

    TUDS Trailer

    Click here for more festival details.

    Venue: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON, M5A 2B7

  • CAC’s Trade and Innovation Recommendations Recognized in Vision for a Creative Canada | Les recommandations de la Coalition sur le commerce et l’innovation trouvent place dans la vision pour un Canada créatif


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    The Canadian Arts Coalition commends the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly, for having undertaken a monumental policy review and for delivering an equally ambitious vision. This policy review, although not stipulated in the Minister’s mandate letter, was long awaited and sorely needed. Within today’s exhaustive vision, the Coalition welcomes two announcements that will be particularly beneficial to the arts sector. Read more

    La Coalition canadienne des arts félicite la ministre du Patrimoine canadien, Mélanie Joly, pour avoir entrepris un examen d’une grande envergure et pour la vision également ambitieuse qu’elle nous a présentée le 28 septembre 2017. Cette révision, qui ne figurait pourtant pas dans la lettre de mandat de la ministre, était attendue et nécessaire.Parmi ce long énoncé de vision, la Coalition accueille favorablement deux annonces qui s’avéreront particulièrement bénéfiques pour le secteur des arts. Lisez plus

  • Choosing change and reconciliation in the arts


    Canada is at an important turning point in its history as all sectors of Canadian society are re-examining the position and impact of treaties and the ancestral rights of Indigenous peoples – and the arts sector is no exception. Against this backdrop, the question of the appropriation of Indigenous cultural knowledge and heritage has become a contentious issue with some in the arts community. As Anishinaabe artist Aylan Couchie has so powerfully articulated, "The appropriation of Indigenous stories, ways of being and artworks is simply an extension of colonialism and settlers' assertion of rights over the property of Indigenous people. The history of colonizing Indigenous identity through images, film and narratives has played its part in placing Indigenous perspectives at a subordinate level."

    The Truth and Reconciliation Commission report highlighted repeated attempts at cultural genocide vis-à-vis this country's Indigenous peoples. In doing so, it posed a historic challenge to every institution in Canada, including the Canada Council.

    As Canada's public-arts funder, we are now aware – in a way we weren't when the organization was created 60 years ago – of the deliberate attempts throughout Canada's history to eradicate the cultures and languages of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We are also aware of the role cultural appropriation played in the oppression and violence against Indigenous peoples. With this awareness comes an obligation and a duty to act. We are all agents of either the status quo or change – and the Canada Council is taking responsibility and choosing change.

    To continue reading click here.

  • CORPUS presents its newest creation, House Guests


    Award-winning and internationally renown dance/theatre company CORPUS presents its newest creation, House Guests, in the context of the company's 20th Anniversary. 

    With House Guests, 20 guests at the time are invited to discover the mysterious and enchanting content of CORPUS' Artistic Director’s own house (8, Baden St). This site-specific creation sees a residential Toronto dwelling remodeled as a museum of contemporary performances and explores the various hosting traditions of many diverse cultures.

    8 Baden Street / Photo by Isorine Marc

    Premiere: November 21st 2017
    Run:  November 22nd to December 17th, 2017
    Tuesday-Saturday – 8pm
    Saturday-Sunday – 5pm

    Location: 8 Baden Street
    Toronto, ON M6J 1Z4

    (Please note that 2nd and 3rd floor are accessible by stairs only.)

    Regular tickets: $30+HST
    Early bird tickets (Sept 1st to Nov 1st): $25+HST
    Enter promo code: CORPUS20

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    Artistic Direction: David Danzon
    Performers: Michael Caldwell, Jolyane Langlois, Takako Segawa, Robert Feetham, Indrit Kasapi
    Artistic Advisor and Stage Manager: Ayelen Liberona
    Created by David Danzon with the Ensemble and Ayelen Liberona


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