Arts Day on the Hill is quickly approaching, and with that comes information and resources that you can use to prepare as a registered delegate or supporter from afar. Whether or not you’ll be joining us in Ottawa on October 2, feel free to download and use these documents to guide your arts advocacy for Arts Day.
Orientation and Logistics
- DATE: October 2nd
- Arts Day Schedule:
- October 1st – 5pm-7pm (OPTIONAL): Meet and Greet in Ottawa. Lobby and Bar of the ALT Hotel (185 Slater St.)
- October 2nd – 9am-4pm: Meetings Scheduled between Members of Parliament and Arts Day Delegates. Delegate Meet-Up room in the NAC Atrium.
- October 2nd – 2pm Sharp: Arts Day Delegate group photo on the lawn on Parliament Hill.
- October 2nd – 5pm-7pm: Arts Day Reception in the Room 325 in the Wellington Building (197 Sparks Street) . Make sure you have a photo ID to cross security checks.
- Meeting times and teams will be sent out to registered participants after on or after September 26th.
- The presentation deck from our delegate orientation webinar will be available after September 25th.
- A delegate meet-up area will be set up during the day of October 2nd for meeting teams to gather before going over to their meeting or for individuals to have a place to land during your down time. This meet-up are will be in the Atrium of the NAC (National Arts Centre).
- If you need to book accommodations, we suggest booking something around Confederation Park and Parliament Hill as meetings and events will be in this area. Arts Day delegates can use the Global Public corporate rate at THESE HOTELS.
Training webinars will be held on September 24th at 12:00pm ET for English speaking delegates and September 25th at 12:00pm ET for French speaking delegates that will provide some training for Arts Day meetings and help all registered participants prepare for Arts Day on the Hill 2018. Below is the log-in info for the English Speaking Webinar. To see the French log-in info, please visit the French site HERE.
Monday, September 24th at 12:00pm (ET)
Link to join the video conference: http://capacoa.adobeconnect.com/artscoalitionca/
-> Open this link in your web browser or copy it in your Adobe Connect mobile app.
Meeting Tools and Materials
- A meeting script that you can edit and use when talking to MPs, which includes in-depth explanations of our requests for Arts Day:
- The Coalition messages for Arts Day 2018, a document to leave behind once the meeting is over:
- A list of Arts Facts to give to the MP or their staff:
- A description of the Creative Chain, which you can consult to familiarize yourself with the economic framework that supports the rationale for this year’s messages:
- The Canada Council for the Arts’ list of grant recipients by riding
- A link to the Government of Canada website to identify recipients of Canadian Heritage arts programs in MPs’ ridings you will meet
- Tip: To speed up your search, use Boolean operators to find both the program name and the city. For example, by entering [“Canada Arts Presentation Fund” AND “Halifax”], you will get the names of the recipients of the CAPF in the city of Halifax.
- A link to the Government of Canada website, where you can find information on your MP (or any other MP you want to meet with)
If you’re joining us in Ottawa please remember to print out your meeting materials ahead of time. We’ll have a small number of materials printed out but are relying on each team to print out their own materials.
We’ll be on social media during Arts Day, talking about the meetings that took place and taking in comments from our followers about what you would like to say on Arts Day 2018. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook and use the #ArtsDay hashtag to stay connected to the conversation!
We’d also like to thank the following sponsors and organizations for helping to make this year’s Arts Day happen.
A big thank you to:
- Global Public Affairs
- The Canadian Arts Summit
- The Canadian Dance Assembly
- The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres
- VIA Rail
- West Jet