Category Archives: Advocacy

Ontario Launches First Culture Strategy

Ontario is launching its first Culture Strategy, which establishes goals and actions to promote participation in arts and culture, build on the sector’s economic impact in communities across the province and help Ontarians tell their stories and express themselves. To …

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Black Friday

Black Friday The latest round of Australia Council funding is the culmination of years of cuts and mismanagement of arts funding. By Alison Croggon “The Australian arts community could be forgiven for being triskaidekaphobic. Last Friday, 13 May, around 65 …

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Advocacy Update: 2015 Ontario Budget Blanks on the Arts—Again

(Toronto)…The Ontario Budget 2015, Building Ontario Up, is a 372‐page document that contains little to recognize the growth sectors of the arts, culture or heritage.

The Government of Ontario appears to have once again cut its investment in the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport by $150 million, a decrease from $1.424 billion (2012‐2013) to $1.274 billion (2015‐2016), according to budget documents released yesterday. “The PASO Coalition’s primary concern continues to be Ontario Arts Council cuts to operating grants that took effect April 1.” Demetra Christakos observed, co‐chair of the voluntary arts coalition.

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