Evergreen Brick Works: a cultural hub or a community hub?

Cultural Hubs or Community Hubs? The Question is Raised at the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Today, the Canadian Arts Coalition was appearing before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage as the part of the Study on Cultural Hubs and Cultural Districts in Canada. The Co-Chairs of the Coalition, Kate Cornell and Frédéric julien, presented a testimony inspired by the 2016 infrastructure brief. The testimony highlighted the need for affordable housing […]

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From Cultural Diplomacy, to Trade, and Back: A Look at Reciprocity and Legislative Frameworks

Trade and cultural diplomacy have been recurrent issues for the government lately. As the Coalition highlighted last month, there have been a suite of good news on both fronts with the conclusion of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the inauguration of the Canada-China Joint Committee on Culture. The latest initiative […]

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Federal Budget 2018 – What about Artists?

The Canadian Arts Coalition (CAC) is surprised by Budget 2018’s oversight of artists. This budget focuses on women, Indigenous, and marginalized members of the Canadian society, which is commendable. Yet, if the goal was to highlight precarious workers, the federal government missed the opportunity to recognize the role that 650,000 cultural workers play in the […]

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The Canadian Arts Coalition Participates in the 2018 Alternative Federal Budget

The Canadian Arts Coalition is happy to contribute the chapter on Arts and Culture to the Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) again this year. The AFB is a chance to reinforce the Coalition’s Pre-Budget recommendations, but also to consider ideal paths forward when it comes to cultural policy. The Coalition is grateful to Hamal Docter and […]

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