Drop the Mic. What can we learn from arts advocacy?

This post, written by Tara Mazurk, originally appeared on the Imagine Canada blog.   Articulating a policy ask might feel like those first overwhelming moments in front of a blank canvas. First, you need a surge of inspiration and only then, can you begin to sketch out an idea, erase and sketch again, refine and […]

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Have Your Say in Shaping the Future of Canadian Arts Policy

Digital content and international market access are two areas that arts advocates have been trying to get on the table at the federal government for some time. “Canadian content in a digital world” (CanCon) is a rare opportunity to put “everything on the table” when it comes to Canadian cultural policy. The pre-consultation online survey […]

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Mélanie Joly in conversation with Jim Fleck and participants at the Canadian Arts Summit, Banff, April 2016

Recognition of Achievements at the Department of Canadian Heritage

Six months into her mandate, the new Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly, already boasts major accomplishements that haven’t gone unnoticed. First, the $1.87 billion dollars investment in the 2016 federal budget proclaimed the arts and culture as a driver of the Canadian economy. Second, the changes to the administration of grants and contributions announced […]

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