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Federal Budget and Culture: aftershocks worse than the earthquake, the Canadian Conference of the Arts’ federal budget analysis from the perspective of arts, culture and heritage, will be released on September 18, 2012. This report is widely sought after as an authoritative source of information on federal investments in culture and government spending patterns.

Due to substantial federal funding in the past, we were able to offer our annual analysis to all and sundry on our website. However, like so many other similar organizations, we now operate under a different funding model for our operations. This year, the CCA will not charge members for the analysis but non-members will pay $250 this year for a copy.

Next year we will charge members and non-members a yet-to-be determined price. CCA members will obviously benefit from a discount. Additionally, in February 2013, for the first time we will release, our Annual Analysis of the Provincial and Territorial Budgets from the perspective of arts, culture and heritage. These analyses will be sold, with a discount to members. The CCA will also offer “packages” on combined purchases of federal and provincial analyses.

Pre-orders are now available! To order your copy of the CCA’s 2012 Federal Budget and Culture, please complete the order form found on our website.


Background Data on the Analysis


Since the early 1990s, the CCA has published detailed analyses of the federal budget viewed from the cultural angle. These reports examine federal funding to the Department of Canadian Heritage, cultural agencies and Crown Corporations; organizational and funding changes within the Department of Canadian Heritage and other noteworthy developments affecting the arts, heritage and cultural industries. They include an overview of the budget, a look at the programs, the main estimates, plans and priorities as well as an interpretation of the gains and losses as relating to arts, cultural and heritage issues. The analysis is contextualized within the political, economic and social climate.




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