Art In Canada News

Below is a list of news articles that we've found highlight the advancment of art and the use of art to build business and help the community.

Curators Demand Changes to Culturally Diverse Grant

Curators Demand Changes to Culturally Diverse Grant- Toronto-based curator Su-Ying Lee is known for unconventional approaches to art. www.canadianart.ca

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Why Creativity Is Key To Boosting NB’s Economy

Why Creativity Is Key To Boosting NB’s Economy - 

There are a lot of skills you need to have to thrive into today’s growing knowledge and tech-based economy.

You need to be diverse, flexible and of course have the education crucial for the jobs that will need to be filled today and for years to come.

Yet, with all the talk about how we need to teach kids to code and build robots in Grade 2, one important skill is getting left behind in the conversation: creativity. huddletoday.com

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The state of the arts in Canada

The state of the arts in CanadaWere it not for the two-story-tall picture of a male dancer that hangs on the front of the building, you would never know that the tan-colored structure with a flat roof and sunken basement entrance was the Montreal home of the Grands Ballets Canadiens. It looks more like space zoned for light industry, or perhaps an office for a telemarketing firm. It is that grim.

“We live in a garage,” says Alain Dancyger, the company’s executive director. “And that’s not conducive to attracting and retaining top talent from around the world.” www.washingtonpost.com

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Shaping a New Future

Shaping a New Future - Read "Shaping a New Future," our new 5-year Strategic Plan. We believe that arts and culture are an essential part of our belonging – to our community, country, society, and to humanity itself. Download the strategic plan.

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Newfoundland Arts Cuts Could Be Taste of What's to Come

Newfoundland Arts Cuts Could Be Taste of What's to Come- The worldwide crash in oil prices is affecting much more than simply mutual funds and...www.canadianart.ca

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Arts Sector Delighted by the Support for Arts & Culture in the 2016 Budget

Arts Sector Delighted by the Support for Arts & Culture in the 2016 Budget - March 22, 2016 – The Canadian Arts Coalition (CAC) is extremely satisfied to see the government commit in the 2016 Federal Budget to the doubling of the Canada Council for the Arts operating budget by 2020. This represents $550 million in an overall $1.87 billion commitment to arts and culture over five years. For the last decade, the CAC has advocated for the doubling of the Canada Council’s operating budget. Budget 2016 achieves this goal and represents an important milestone for the arts sector and for Canadians. www.canadianartscoalition.com

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A look ahead to 2016

A look ahead to 2016 - Our last post looked at the big events in arts and culture politics and policy in 2015.  It included some big wins for the sector.

Here’s our look ahead to 2016, the last year in the road to 2017.

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A Fact about the Arts from the Canada Council for the Arts

A Fact about the Arts from the Canada Council for the Arts - Art Gallery programs occupy an integral place in communities, especially through links with children:  art galleries funded by the Canada Council for the Arts report over 30,000 tours offered to school groups, representing nearly 1 million children a year. See other important Canadian facts about the arts...www.canadacouncil.ca

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Art fights radicalization, boosts diplomacy and creates jobs, says Canada Council head

Art fights radicalization, boosts diplomacy and creates jobs, says Canada Council head - Art can help to steer impressionable young people away from religious radicalization, says the director of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Simon Brault also says that a new government on Parliament Hill understands that Canada must restore the art and cultural arm of its international diplomacy, if it wants to have meaningful relationships with other nations. ottawacitizen.com

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A Fact about the Arts from the Canadian Arts Coalition

A Fact about the Arts from the Canadian Arts Coalition - People who attend arts activites have been shown to be significantly healthier, have lower anxiety and be less subject to depression. See other important Canadian facts about the arts...www.canadianartscoalition.com

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