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I VOTE ARTS & CULTURE in the news. . .

Thanks to our partners at Ontario Culture Days in Huntsville, Ontario for helping to get the word out. http://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/culture-days-gallery/ VOTE on October 19th.

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Federal Budget Analysis Provides Thorough Overview of Year 2014

Federal Budget Analysis Provides Thorough Overview of Year 2014

Federal Budget, Culture and the Arts: Still Smarting from Budget 2012 Cuts but Better Times on the Horizon? The Canadian Conference of the Arts,  Canadian Arts Coalition and Saskatchewan Arts Alliance are pleased to release the analysis of the 2014 Federal Budget  (français) which examines federal funding for the arts and culture sector over the whole 2014 calendar year. The analysis explores funding to the Department of Canadian Heritage and other federal cultural agencies and crown corporations; organizational and funding trends...

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Decision Time

Decision Time

Issues and Challenges for the CBC The CRTC hearings on the CBC’s license renewal will begin on November 19th. It is impossible to deny that things have changed in the world of communications in the 13years since the Corporation’s last license renewal. The broadcasting ecosystem has been turned upside down. “We could already sense it in 2000 during the last CBC renewal. The CBC had begun to mark its presence. But the last two years confirmed the magnitude of the phenomenon,” says Pierre Bélanger. The Major Changes Since...

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A Controversial Request

For the past 40 years, CBC and Radio-Canada radio has been a haven free from the barrage of commercials typical of most other radio providers. As it stands, one can listen to music or the debating of important questions on CBC/Radio-Canada radio without interruption. But following recent cuts introduced in Jim Flaherty’s 2012 federal budget, the Corporation has asked the CRTC for permission to broadcast national commercials over Radio 2 and Espace Musique airwaves. According to the CBC, this will lead to $15-20 million in revenue after two...

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CBC Calling

CBC Calling

Alright, I admit it. The CBC is a part of me. Like Obélix, I fell in the cauldron of elixir when I was young. I was brought up with the CBC. I remember Sunday mornings in our living room, my brother and I playing while my parents read. We all listened to Sunday classical music programming on CBC radio. And then there were television programs like Pépinot and Marie4poches… It seems so long ago! But it’s clear that the time for nostalgia has passed. We have changed, and the CBC too. The world of communications is a universe away from where...

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We Love the CBC But…

We Love the CBC But…

It seems the old adage is true: everyone’s a critique! In November 2012 the CBC/SRC appear in front of the CRTC for the renewal of its multiple licenses. In the weeks leading up to the hearing, organizations and individuals across Canada have been submitting their opinions on the proposed changes to Canada’s national broadcaster. It is clear from the submissions that Canadians love the CBC, but have very strong feelings on the way it should be run. The CBC is an integral part of Canadian society and, as a Crown Corporation, its purpose is...

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An overview of cultural policy in the UK A Tale of Coalition, Cuts, Creative Industries & Cultural Olympiad

An overview of cultural policy in the UK A Tale of Coalition, Cuts, Creative Industries & Cultural Olympiad

In March 2011, the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport released a study on funding arts and heritage. The report’s summary begins with a statement which can be construed as this government’s cultural policy platform: “Arts and heritage in Britain are among our greatest assets. They bring great cultural and economic benefits and everybody should have access to them.” “Since the Second World War, most arts and heritage organisations have operated on a mixed funding model, whereby their income is made up...

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Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

“A man without culture is like a zebra without stripes” (African Proverb) Our first fall Magazine edition enters the season gracefully. We have another article from Denis Bertrand’s continuing column on how to know your audience… social media cannot do it alone! Is it really purely by coincidence that we have two articles making reference to the Massey-Lévesque Report in this month’s edition of the Magazine? Obviously, the issue is topical: it is raised by our featured member and in a letter to the editor taken from the Globe and...

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Canada must refuel for cultural creativity

A new strategy is needed to connect creative talent with business and technology From the op-ed page of The Globe and Mail/September 4, 2012-Page A17 Culture is lost at Canada’s economic crossroads. The Massey Report of 1951 created our first cultural “Road Map” by boldly recommending the establishment of a Canada Council to support our creative and interpretive artists. Its recommendations also strongly encouraged a National Library and the growth of our core national cultural institutions: CBC-Radio Canada; the National Film Board; our...

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The Secret Ingredients for Audience Development: Will Power and Patience

The Secret Ingredients for Audience Development: Will Power and Patience

Share your Passion. Develop your Audience. Last month, through a facebook post, The Cultural Human Resources Council announced the Conference Board of Canada’s 2010 service data on Environmental Trends and Issues for the Cultural Sector. The Conference Board identified 15 trends or issues. You won’t be surprised to learn “Changes to government spending” and “Changes to government policy” came at the top of the list. In contrast, at least five issues are related to arts marketing and audience development. In order of...

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Articles

I VOTE ARTS & CULTURE in the news. . .

Thanks to our partners at Ontario Culture Days in Huntsville, Ontario for helping to get the word out. http://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/culture-days-gallery/ VOTE on October 19th.

read more

Federal Budget Analysis Provides Thorough Overview of Year 2014

Federal Budget Analysis Provides Thorough Overview of Year 2014

Federal Budget, Culture and the Arts: Still Smarting from Budget 2012 Cuts but Better Times on the Horizon? The Canadian Conference of the Arts,  Canadian Arts Coalition and Saskatchewan Arts Alliance are pleased to release the analysis of the 2014 Federal Budget  (français) which examines federal funding for the arts and culture sector over the whole 2014 calendar year. The analysis explores funding to the Department of Canadian Heritage and other federal cultural agencies and crown corporations; organizational and funding trends...

read more

Decision Time

Decision Time

Issues and Challenges for the CBC The CRTC hearings on the CBC’s license renewal will begin on November 19th. It is impossible to deny that things have changed in the world of communications in the 13years since the Corporation’s last license renewal. The broadcasting ecosystem has been turned upside down. “We could already sense it in 2000 during the last CBC renewal. The CBC had begun to mark its presence. But the last two years confirmed the magnitude of the phenomenon,” says Pierre Bélanger. The Major Changes Since...

read more

A Controversial Request

For the past 40 years, CBC and Radio-Canada radio has been a haven free from the barrage of commercials typical of most other radio providers. As it stands, one can listen to music or the debating of important questions on CBC/Radio-Canada radio without interruption. But following recent cuts introduced in Jim Flaherty’s 2012 federal budget, the Corporation has asked the CRTC for permission to broadcast national commercials over Radio 2 and Espace Musique airwaves. According to the CBC, this will lead to $15-20 million in revenue after two...

read more

CBC Calling

CBC Calling

Alright, I admit it. The CBC is a part of me. Like Obélix, I fell in the cauldron of elixir when I was young. I was brought up with the CBC. I remember Sunday mornings in our living room, my brother and I playing while my parents read. We all listened to Sunday classical music programming on CBC radio. And then there were television programs like Pépinot and Marie4poches… It seems so long ago! But it’s clear that the time for nostalgia has passed. We have changed, and the CBC too. The world of communications is a universe away from where...

read more

We Love the CBC But…

We Love the CBC But…

It seems the old adage is true: everyone’s a critique! In November 2012 the CBC/SRC appear in front of the CRTC for the renewal of its multiple licenses. In the weeks leading up to the hearing, organizations and individuals across Canada have been submitting their opinions on the proposed changes to Canada’s national broadcaster. It is clear from the submissions that Canadians love the CBC, but have very strong feelings on the way it should be run. The CBC is an integral part of Canadian society and, as a Crown Corporation, its purpose is...

read more

An overview of cultural policy in the UK A Tale of Coalition, Cuts, Creative Industries & Cultural Olympiad

An overview of cultural policy in the UK A Tale of Coalition, Cuts, Creative Industries & Cultural Olympiad

In March 2011, the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport released a study on funding arts and heritage. The report’s summary begins with a statement which can be construed as this government’s cultural policy platform: “Arts and heritage in Britain are among our greatest assets. They bring great cultural and economic benefits and everybody should have access to them.” “Since the Second World War, most arts and heritage organisations have operated on a mixed funding model, whereby their income is made up...

read more

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

“A man without culture is like a zebra without stripes” (African Proverb) Our first fall Magazine edition enters the season gracefully. We have another article from Denis Bertrand’s continuing column on how to know your audience… social media cannot do it alone! Is it really purely by coincidence that we have two articles making reference to the Massey-Lévesque Report in this month’s edition of the Magazine? Obviously, the issue is topical: it is raised by our featured member and in a letter to the editor taken from the Globe and...

read more

Canada must refuel for cultural creativity

A new strategy is needed to connect creative talent with business and technology From the op-ed page of The Globe and Mail/September 4, 2012-Page A17 Culture is lost at Canada’s economic crossroads. The Massey Report of 1951 created our first cultural “Road Map” by boldly recommending the establishment of a Canada Council to support our creative and interpretive artists. Its recommendations also strongly encouraged a National Library and the growth of our core national cultural institutions: CBC-Radio Canada; the National Film Board; our...

read more

The Secret Ingredients for Audience Development: Will Power and Patience

The Secret Ingredients for Audience Development: Will Power and Patience

Share your Passion. Develop your Audience. Last month, through a facebook post, The Cultural Human Resources Council announced the Conference Board of Canada’s 2010 service data on Environmental Trends and Issues for the Cultural Sector. The Conference Board identified 15 trends or issues. You won’t be surprised to learn “Changes to government spending” and “Changes to government policy” came at the top of the list. In contrast, at least five issues are related to arts marketing and audience development. In order of...

read more