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Participate in Canadian arts research and policy developments!

The Research and Policy Committee (RPC) of the Canadian Arts Coalition is recruiting new members. If you’re interested in helping to chart the course of Canadian cultural policy and research, this is the gig for you.


We’ve reorganized the RPC into 6 working groups (WG). By working in issue-specific ways, we intend to maximize the efficient use of volunteer time. There will be two leads per group: one coordinating research distillation and ideation [R], the other supporting policy analysis and development [P].


Please write to culturalpolicywonk@gmail.com [1] indicating which working group you are interested in, including a couple phrases as to why this is interesting to you. We look forward to hearing from you!


Christine Pellerin & Hamal Docter
CAC RPC Co-Chairs


Financing research WG (Leads: Christine Pellerin [R]; Hamal Docter [P])

Supports the production of the pre-budget consultation submission, federal budget analysis; produces the Alternative Federal Budget arts and culture chapter; informs “arts facts and stats” for Arts Day and the Coalition website, etc.


Equity, Diversity & Artistic/Cultural evolution WG (Leads: Hamal Docter; Co-Lead TBD)

Explores and advances matters (practical/achievable & philosophical) related to equity and diversity across the sector, including, but not limited to: The ongoing evolution of the Canadian cultural landscape; Indigeneity; Official & non-official languages; Authenticity, Representation; etc.


Work Culture & Conditions WG (Leads: Sherri Helwig [R]; Hamal Docter [P])

Explores issues related to working conditions (professional standards, health and safety, benefits, taxation issues, etc.) as well as work culture (anti-harassment, anti-oppression, cultural sensitivity, etc.).


International Trade & Cultural Diplomacy WG (Leads: Frédéric Julien [P]; Christine Pellerin[R])

Explores issues related to international trade, cultural diplomacy, international market development and creative export mechanisms, etc.


“Creative Canada” WG (Leads: Robin Sokoloski [R]; Hamal Docter [P])

Monitors, explores and develops arts and cultural policy from a broad perspective; Encourages thoughtful, collaborative reflection and approaches that encourage new solutions for a 21st century Canadian arts and culture landscape.


2019 Federal Election preparation WG (Leads: Brenda Leadley [P]; Christine Pellerin [R])

Coordinate the CAC’s federal election activities; Support research and policy needs to support pre-election activities; Canada Council funding enhancements and case for renewal.

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