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The Sprint Continues

Alain prepares for the Annual General Meeting and looks back on the eventful year that has just gone by.

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Editor’s note

As Alain Pineau has been telling you in his most recent blogs, we have numerous projects in development at the moment. One of the projects that I have been working on lately is searching for contributors for our magazine. I know few people who have time to read everything and understand the issues and browse through hundreds of pages of reports and studies, so we have decided to do that for you and ask the experts to talk about their projects and their thoughts.




CCA Spotlight

Our featured member, John Hobday, talks to us about one of his favourite subjects: Arts and Education. What a perfect subject for UNESCO’s inaugural celebration of the International Arts Education Week.

Douglas Gibson, the author, shares his experiences with Amazon, the large international distribution corporation.  Beware of Amazon.

Denis J Bertrand, consultant for audience development of art for the 50Carleton firm and previously the general director of Théâtre Action (2000-2004), pens his first monthly column on audience development, trends, and observations. Share your passion. Develop your audience. Audience development: a matter of the heart.

In Beijing new rights for performers and producers in the audiovisual sector will be discussed. We talked to Raymond Legault, president of Union des artistes about it. New rights for performers and producers: The World Intellectual Property Organization’s Summit – Take 2

Watch out for . . .

Canada/European Union negotiations – the latest news

Featured Member

Every month, the CCA profiles a different member. Our featured member this month is John Hobday, a great personality of the Canadian arts and cultural scene. He has made an enormous impact on the sector including here, at the Canadian Conference of the Arts. He has received numerous awards for his contributions and now has an annual award that bears his name, given out to recognize outstanding arts managers.

Recent Bulletins

Fallout from the Federal Budget… Continues

May 3, 2012

Other Consequences of the Federal Budget

April 27, 2012

The Federal Budget 2012-13 and Culture

March 30, 2012

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