View as PDF Learn more about the 2017 Pre-Budget Consultations with the Ontario Minister of Finance Re: 2016 Pre – Budget Submission Dear Minister Sousa, Once again PASO-OPSA welcomes the opportunity to take part in the budgeting process in Ontario. …
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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 …
Now available online: The PASO-OPSA Advocacy Toolkit
Notes taken during this year’s ARCCO Q & A Session with the Canada Council for the Arts, which focused on the New Funding Model, with an introduction letter from Jenna Faye Powell, Funder Forum Facilitator and ARCCO Board Secretary.
PASO Response to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport’s Draft Culture Strategy
Released: May 13, 2016
We are writing to you at this time to state our support for issues raised recently by the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) pertaining to news that the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) core budget for 2016-2017 has been reduced by $25 million dollars…
(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.
PASO is a Coalition of Provincial Arts Service Organizations that strives to strengthen the environment for the individuals and institutions that create and disseminate the arts in this province and for public access to the arts. Our collective memberships are made up of individual artists as well as the performance and exhibition organizations that create and support artistic expression.
In the interest of providing the sector with answers to make informed decisions in the upcoming provincial election we would like to know your party’s platform regarding arts and culture in Ontario, if available….
Artist-Run Centres & Collectives of Ontario (ARCCO) thanks Kristian Clarke, Co-Chair of the PASO Coalition for delivering PASO’s deputation to Charles Sousa, Finance Minister during yesterday’s Budget Consultation in Toronto. Click here to view the complete submission, delivered February 26, 2014.
Article by Clayton Windatt, Director, White Water Gallery.