Foster a national public dialogue about the importance of arts and culture
The Canadian Conference for the Arts (CCA) workshop will occur on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 3:00-5:00pm at the Kerr Room, 2nd floor, Prince of Wales Armoury, 1440 108 Ave, Edmonton. The workshop will be hosted by the Edmonton Arts Council and facilitated by Alain Pineau of the CCA. The Canadian cultural sector is facing considerable changes in its operating environment. One of those is an increasingly clear change in the way the federal government sees its role regarding arts and culture. As some of you may know, the CCA has learned of the federal government’s decision to put an end to 45 years of financial support. The CCA has taken up the challenge of developing a new business model that will make it financially independent by 2014-15. A Renewed Mission outlines the CCA as the pan-Canadian alliance linking the arts, culture and heritage communities. Through research, analyses, and informed public discussions, the CCA supports the adoption of policies that ensure the vitality of the Canadian cultural sector and access to culture by all Canadians. The CCA seeks your opinion and input on a set of proposed services and activities: this will be crucial in the development of a sustainable business model.
Alain Pineau’s visit is part of a national tour which will take him to 13 Canadian cities. We encourage all arts and cultural groups and individuals to attend. The workshop is free but registration is required. Please visit www.eventbright.ca
Also, there is an online survey that will take 10 minutes to complete and the information gathered will be crucial in the development of the new CCA business plan; https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ConsultationCCA