Author Archive | Frédéric Julien

Smiling Coalition advocates in a reception room within the Parliament.

2017 in Review

The Canadian Arts Coalition articulately and strategically advanced the cause of the arts sector in 2017. Like previous years, the Coalition responded to the federal budget, prepared a pre-budget brief, hosted an Arts Day on the Hill, and participated in the Alternative Federal Budget. The Canadian Arts Coalition also continued to build relationships with MPs […]

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The Canadian Arts Coalition Supports a Strong Cultural Exception in NAFTA

In July, the Canadian Arts Coalition highlighted artist mobility as the arts sector’s main priority in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Since then, we were extremely pleased to find cross-border movement of business professionals within Canada’s priority list for a modernized NAFTA. Most notably, the Canadian Arts Coalition’s specific recommendation for […]

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The Arts Sector and the Renegotiation of NAFTA

Since June, the Canadian Arts Coalition is representing the arts sector on the Ad hoc Cultural Sector Advisory Committee on International Trade, a joint initiative of Global Affairs Canada and Canadian Heritage. This committee was created to inform Government of Canada’s positions on cultural matters in current and future international trade negotiations. This includes, of […]

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Theatre New Brunswick's production of You Play Beautifully by Thomas Morgan Jones. Photo credit: Andre Reinders. The photo features Byron Abalos, with lighting design by Michelle Ramsay.

Art as a fail-safe on democracy

At this time of the year, the federal and provincial and territorial governments are putting the final touches on their respective budgets. Last year’s federal budget included historical investments of $1.9 billion for arts and culture. The arts sector is rejoicing about this long awaited influx of new parliamentary credits, but it is important to […]

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