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Initiatives for Arts Service Organizations during the Election

The Coalition is not just made up of individuals, but of a large network of nonprofits and charities that support artists and arts workers. There are many ways that your organization can be a part of the 2015 election:

Monthly Meetings

For the duration of the campaign, the Coalition will be hosting monthly teleconferences with arts activists from across the country. If you’re involved in federal election arts initiatives in your riding and would like to get a sense of the information resources available to you, exchange perspectives and learnings with other arts activists and share best practices, we’d welcome you to take part. Register your organization here & get more information. [1] The meetings will be chaired in French and in English. We will do our best to ensure that both languages are represented.

Lead the discussion

Host meetings in your riding with candidates and/or with other arts supporters using our Election Toolkit [2]: organize an arts debate with local candidates, invite candidates at a public event during Culture Days, host a gathering to watch and comment a leaders’ debate with other arts advocates. If you are planning events or messaging for the election, we can help you connect and share resources with others. Contact us at artscoalitionca@gmail.com [3]

What do you need to know as an arts service organization?

Imagine Canada [4] and Samara [5] have put out great summaries of what charities and nonprofits are allowed to do during an election campaign:

Social Media

Download and display the Arts Vote avatar

Part of uniting our network of arts supporters happens over Twitter [8] & Facebook [9]. We ask that you spread the word about arts issues, share resources, and connect with election candidates using the hashtag #artsvote [10] alonside #canpoli [11]. We also encourage you to use our “arts vote” avatar in your social media and to display it on your website.

Check out more ways to join the discussion [12].

Download the #ArtsVote social media cover photos:
Twitter (bilingual)  [13]

Facebook (bilingual)  [14]

Be an ongoing advocate

The fun doesn’t quit after October 19! Join a group of people who believe in a stronger arts and cultural sector in Canada by becoming a member [15] and/or subscribing for Coalition updates. [16]

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