The public consultation on Canadian content in a digital world, launched in September, came to a conclusion today. Many Coalition members have participated in live events, others have listened to consultations via Facebook, and some have sent in their own written submissions.
The Coalition’s leadership has been very active to ensure that the voice of artists would be heard over the course of the consultation. Following meetings with the Minister’s office we’ve been able to arrange two events in conjunction with Arts Day on the Hill and in partnership with CAPACOA’s Digital Innovation Council . First, we had a 2.5-hour long dialogue session on Digital Innovation in the Arts with Arts Day Participants. Then, we presented the findings from this session to the Minister of Canadian Heritage during a roundtable discussion at the onset of Arts Day.
The Canadian Arts Coalition’s DigiCanCon Submission  summarizes the insights gathered at and around these two events.
The arts sector is driven by content first: creators, artists and arts organizations that produce work. In envisioning a digital future where Canadian arts and culture content is of high quality and readily available to Canadians (and can achieve global reach), we have to develop business models that value the artists and creators for their work adequately.
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