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Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

“The purpose of art is the gradual lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.” Glenn Gould, musician Here it is! Our last issue before the fall. Yes, the magazine takes a break for the summer, but we will be holding up the fort and keeping vigil for any news over the summer. We will keep you informed via our Bulletins. Our Featured member this month and for the summer is the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC). The Council is also in a transition phase and is in the process of preparing for a forum that will take...

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Content is King? Depends on Your Point of View

Content is King? Depends on Your Point of View

Did you know it was Bill Gates who said the oft repeated media catchphrase: Content is king? In a 1996 article by the same name he wrote, “Content is where I expect much of the real money will be made on the internet, just as it was in broadcasting. The television revolution that began half a century ago spawned a number of industries, including the manufacturing of TV sets, but the long-term winners were those who used the medium to deliver information and entertainment.” In his article in The Atlantic in July 2011 Jonathan A. Knee, from...

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When will a Bill on tax averaging for artists become law?

To Follow On May 31st, MP Tyrone Benskin (NDP, Jeanne- Le Ber) tabled Bill C-427 which seeks to modify the Income Tax Act so that artists can average their income over a maximum of five years. The CCA is supporting this Bill and we invite our members to do the same by contacting the government and the parliamentarians at the opportune moment. This request for tax averaging is not new. For years, the CCA and a number of its member organizations have been calling for this measure that better reflects the economic realities of artists. This Bill...

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10 Cultural Must Do’s across Europe this summer!

10 Cultural Must Do’s across Europe this summer!

UK / The 2012 Summer Olympics; The Edinburgh Festival Fringe The London Olympic Games is the place to be even for culture freaks! Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatics Centre will remind you of a flowing river. Hurry if you want to see the famous works by Picasso, you’ve got until July 15th, or encounter Damien Hirst’s grand exhibition, until September 9th, both at Tate. To take a rest from the sport mania enveloping London, visit the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe taking place from August 3rd to 27th. This year 2,695 shows will take place in...

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Share your passion. Develop your audience.

Share your passion. Develop your audience.

The Public: An Ally first, Then a Consumer

A few months ago a performing arts presenter was telling me that he was very pleased with the attendance rates at his shows which were averaging around 80%. I responded that obviously his venue was well known to the public and that they appreciated the programming.

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New rights for performers and producers:

The World Intellectual Property Organization’s Summit – Take 2 After 12 years of waiting, the Diplomatic Conference on the protection of audiovisual performances will meet at last in Beijing from June 20th to 26th 2012. Based on the articles provisionally approved in 2000 (19 items out of 20), Member States will have to confirm the new article on the transfer of rights,  agree on three additional  joint statements and  finalize the administrative arrangements of the new treaty. “The stumbling block to...

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Canada/European Union negotiations – the latest news

Steve Verheul, Canada’s chief negotiator, gave an account to civil society representatives of the latest rounds of discussions by teleconference on Thursday, May 3. Overall, things are not progressing as quickly as hoped. Negotiations are proving to be difficult on a number of fronts, notably because the Europeans must first harmonize their position internally (at the national and sub national level) before trying to come to an agreement with us. Further talks are planned for the months of June and July with hopes to be starting to close...

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Share your passion. Develop your audience.

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Audience development: a matter of the heart

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.

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Editor’s Note

Is it possible to traverse a country that does not end without perceiving ghosts? Yves Thériault,Tayaout, son of Agaguk   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...

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Beware of Amazon

By Douglas Gibson   Most readers are aware that Amazon is becoming an increasing force in the book business. Very few are aware just how dominant it is becoming. In fact, the adjective “dominating” seems appropriate here. As in “bullying”. Let me explain how this has affected me, as a Canadian author. In February of this year Amazon was engaged in re-negotiating its terms with the IPG organisation. IPG is a North American distributor that handles scores of publishers, most of them fairly small. Among them is my own (excellent)...

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Articles

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

“The purpose of art is the gradual lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.” Glenn Gould, musician Here it is! Our last issue before the fall. Yes, the magazine takes a break for the summer, but we will be holding up the fort and keeping vigil for any news over the summer. We will keep you informed via our Bulletins. Our Featured member this month and for the summer is the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC). The Council is also in a transition phase and is in the process of preparing for a forum that will take...

read more

Content is King? Depends on Your Point of View

Content is King? Depends on Your Point of View

Did you know it was Bill Gates who said the oft repeated media catchphrase: Content is king? In a 1996 article by the same name he wrote, “Content is where I expect much of the real money will be made on the internet, just as it was in broadcasting. The television revolution that began half a century ago spawned a number of industries, including the manufacturing of TV sets, but the long-term winners were those who used the medium to deliver information and entertainment.” In his article in The Atlantic in July 2011 Jonathan A. Knee, from...

read more

When will a Bill on tax averaging for artists become law?

To Follow On May 31st, MP Tyrone Benskin (NDP, Jeanne- Le Ber) tabled Bill C-427 which seeks to modify the Income Tax Act so that artists can average their income over a maximum of five years. The CCA is supporting this Bill and we invite our members to do the same by contacting the government and the parliamentarians at the opportune moment. This request for tax averaging is not new. For years, the CCA and a number of its member organizations have been calling for this measure that better reflects the economic realities of artists. This Bill...

read more

10 Cultural Must Do’s across Europe this summer!

10 Cultural Must Do’s across Europe this summer!

UK / The 2012 Summer Olympics; The Edinburgh Festival Fringe The London Olympic Games is the place to be even for culture freaks! Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatics Centre will remind you of a flowing river. Hurry if you want to see the famous works by Picasso, you’ve got until July 15th, or encounter Damien Hirst’s grand exhibition, until September 9th, both at Tate. To take a rest from the sport mania enveloping London, visit the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe taking place from August 3rd to 27th. This year 2,695 shows will take place in...

read more

Share your passion. Develop your audience.

Share your passion. Develop your audience.

The Public: An Ally first, Then a Consumer

A few months ago a performing arts presenter was telling me that he was very pleased with the attendance rates at his shows which were averaging around 80%. I responded that obviously his venue was well known to the public and that they appreciated the programming.

read more

New rights for performers and producers:

The World Intellectual Property Organization’s Summit – Take 2 After 12 years of waiting, the Diplomatic Conference on the protection of audiovisual performances will meet at last in Beijing from June 20th to 26th 2012. Based on the articles provisionally approved in 2000 (19 items out of 20), Member States will have to confirm the new article on the transfer of rights,  agree on three additional  joint statements and  finalize the administrative arrangements of the new treaty. “The stumbling block to...

read more

Canada/European Union negotiations – the latest news

Steve Verheul, Canada’s chief negotiator, gave an account to civil society representatives of the latest rounds of discussions by teleconference on Thursday, May 3. Overall, things are not progressing as quickly as hoped. Negotiations are proving to be difficult on a number of fronts, notably because the Europeans must first harmonize their position internally (at the national and sub national level) before trying to come to an agreement with us. Further talks are planned for the months of June and July with hopes to be starting to close...

read more

Share your passion. Develop your audience.

http://ccarts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Denis-Bertrand-21-décembre-2011-12-300x200.jpg

Audience development: a matter of the heart

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.

read more

Editor’s Note

Is it possible to traverse a country that does not end without perceiving ghosts? Yves Thériault,Tayaout, son of Agaguk   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...

read more

Beware of Amazon

By Douglas Gibson   Most readers are aware that Amazon is becoming an increasing force in the book business. Very few are aware just how dominant it is becoming. In fact, the adjective “dominating” seems appropriate here. As in “bullying”. Let me explain how this has affected me, as a Canadian author. In February of this year Amazon was engaged in re-negotiating its terms with the IPG organisation. IPG is a North American distributor that handles scores of publishers, most of them fairly small. Among them is my own (excellent)...

read more