The state of the arts in Canada - MONTREAL — Were 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
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.
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
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
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
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
Liberals to invest in Canadian culture and middle class jobs: A Liberal government will reinvest in our cultural and creative industries, to creat jobs, grow the economy and middle class, and strengthen...www.liberal.ca