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Senate Report Puts Cultural Diplomacy at the Front Stage

The Canadian Arts Coalition welcomes the conclusion of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade that “cultural diplomacy should be a pillar of Canada’s foreign policy”. The Coalition has long argued that arts and culture are foreign policy assets and has encouraged successive governments to develop and fund a comprehensive strategy to […]

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Renuka Bauri and Frédéric Julien in the Indigenous room at the Senate

The Coalition Wraps Up Participation in Several Studies on Parliament Hill

Since the beginning of the year, the Canadian Arts Coalition was offered several opportunities to participate in parliamentary studies related to or impacting the arts. Here’s a status update as these various studies are wrapping up. Cultural Hubs and Cultural Districts Study The Coalition Co-Chairs appeared before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on March […]

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Two men on top of a small wooden shack. One of them speaks in a megaphone.

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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Ministers François-Philippe Champagne, Luo Shugang, and Mélanie Joly

Back on the International Stage

Investments in market access has been a recurrent request of the Canadian Arts Coalition. Consistent messaging has paid off: the government keeps delivering new initiatives in the areas of trade and cultural diplomacy. Last fall’s Creative Export Strategy was welcomed news by the arts sector. It provided clarity as to the allocation of Budget 2016’s […]

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