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

  • Information Update Canada Council for the Arts / Mise au point Conseil des arts du Canada

    16-Aug-2018

    10 August 2018 - Amid the recent debate about cultural appropriation and freedom of creation and expression, the role of the Canada Council for the Arts in awarding grants to artists and arts organizations has also been publicly questioned, particularly with respect to Kanata, Robert Lepage and Ex Machina. Although the Canada Council does not publicly comment on unsuccessful grant applications, we feel that, in this instance, it is relevant to outline certain facts and their chronology.

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    10 août, 2018 - Alors que l’actualité des dernières semaines a ramené à l’avant-plan le débat sur l’appropriation culturelle et sur la liberté de création et d’expression, le rôle du Conseil des arts du Canada dans l’attribution des subventions aux organismes et artistes a aussi été questionné publiquement, plus particulièrement en ce qui a trait au projet Kanata, à Ex Machina et à Robert Lepage. Bien que le Conseil ne commente pas publiquement les détails des demandes non retenues, dans ce contexte, nous estimons qu’il est pertinent de rappeler certains faits et leur chronologie.

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  • Recommendations for the 2019 Federal Budget / Recommandations pour le budget fédéral 2019

    13-Aug-2018

    The Canadian Arts Coalition is proud to share its two Budget 2019 recommendations. These pre-budget recommendations take into account the economic competitiveness of several stakeholders, both organizations and individuals. These recommendations were identified as priorities by 30 member associations - representing thousands of artists and hundreds of arts organizations - during consultations held in June 2018.

    Read more about our recommendations on Fair Taxation for Artists and the Canada Arts Presentation Fund in our Pre-Budget Brief. Read More

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    La Coalition canadienne des arts a le plaisir de communiquer ses deux recommandations pour le budget de 2019. Ces recommandations pré-budgétaires tiennent compte de la concurrence que se livrent divers intervenants, tant organismes que particuliers, pour obtenir des fonds du gouvernement. Pour les trente organismes qui composent notre regroupement et qui représentent des milliers d'artistes et des centaines d'organismes artistiques, et qui en ont débattu à l'occasion de consultations en juin 2018, ces recommandations sont prioritaires. Lire la suite


  • Minister of Canadian Heritage Launches Creative Export Strategy / La ministre du Patrimoine canadien lance la Stratégie d'exportation créative

    23-Jul-2018

    June 27, 2018 – On Tuesday, the Minister of Canadian Heritage officially launched Canada’s Creative Export Strategy, and she outline how she will invest the $125-million over 5 years allocated by the federal government in the 2017 federal budget.

    Mélanie Joly at the Creative Export Launch.The cornerstone of this announcement is a $7-million per year program named Creative Export Canada. This new program is for Canadian companies and organizations that are ready to export and work in a creative industry or in support of one. Although the announcement doesn’t specifically list the performing arts as an eligible industry, we were confirmed they will be. Also included in the funding envelope will be future cultural trade missions, similar to the China mission in April 2018, as well as participation in major international events, such as the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020. Read more. 


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    27 juin 2018 – Mardi, la Ministre du Patrimoine canadien a officiellement lancé la Stratégie d'exportation créative, précisant du même coup la ventilation des 125 millions de dollars sur cinq ans annoncés dans le budget fédéral de 2017.

    Mélanie Joly at the Creative Export Launch.La pièce maîtresse de cette annonce est nouveau programme nommé Exportation créative Canada et doté d’une enveloppe de 7 millions de dollars par année. Ce programme est destiné aux entreprises et organisations canadiennes qui sont prêtes à exporter leurs produits et qui œuvrent dans le secteur créatif ou qui prêtent main-forte à une telle entité. Bien que les arts de la scène ne fasse pas partie des industries citées en exemple dans l’annonce, nous avons reçu la confirmation qu’ils seront admissibles. Les missions commerciales stratégiques, comme la mission en Chine qui a eu lieu en avril dernier, et les grands événements tels que la foire du livre de Francfort en 2020 seront aussi soutenus à même cette enveloppe. Continuer à lire ici

  • CRA loses court challenge to its political-activity audits of charities

    19-Jul-2018











    Photo: Leilani Farha, executive director of Canada Without Poverty, which won a key Charter challenge in court this week regarding how much political activity a charity can engage in. A judge ruled the constitutional guarantee of freedom of expression means there can be no limits. (Idil Mussa/CBC News)

    An Ontario judge has pulled the rug out from the Canada Revenue Agency's political-activity audits of Canadian charities, ruling the Income Tax Act infringes on the constitutional right to free expression.

    Monday's ruling immediately quashes a longstanding rule limiting to 10 per cent the resources any Canadian charity is permitted to devote to political activities.

    The decision by Justice Edward Morgan of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice is a reprieve for the tiny Ottawa group that launched the challenge — Canada Without Poverty — which has been under formal notice of losing its charitable status since 2016.

    Read the full article HERE 

  • Ballet Edmonton launches new season with name, creative and professional association changes

    18-Jun-2018

    "We want to proudly say to the city, 'we are your ballet company', and with all these other changes it seemed like the right time to change the name itself.” - Sheri Sommerville, executive director, Ballet Edmonton

    So long Citie Ballet.

    Hello Ballet Edmonton.

    The city’s oldest contemporary ballet company has re-positioned itself with a new name and several new professional associations.

    As the former Citie Ballet – now Ballet Edmonton – takes a name change the company will also start a new partnership with the Fine Arts & Communications Faculty at MacEwan University involving a performance space and other possible collaborations. Finally, Ballet Edmonton has announced that one of Canada’s most acclaimed choreographers Wen Wei Wang will take over as its new artistic director for the 2018-2019 season. Details of several shows for that season were also part of a recent announcement.

    Continue reading the full article HERE





 

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