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The Canadian Conference of the Arts to Close Doors after 67 Years

Press Release   The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA), the largest national alliance of the arts, culture and heritage sector across Canada, announces that it will begin winding down its operations immediately. Founded in 1945 by a group of eminent artists, including painters Lawren S. Harris, of the Group of Seven, and André Biéler, the CCA has the unique mandate in the Canadian cultural sector of promoting the interests of Canadian artists and of the cultural sector at large at the federal level, and of providing a national forum...

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CCA’s FEDERAL BUDGET ANALYSIS TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 18, 2012

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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...

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Arts, Culture and Heritage Organizations Present Common Platform for Election 2011

Ottawa, ON (April 21, 2011) – Over 70 national, provincial and municipal cultural organizations from across the country have come together to sign a common platform in the context of the 2011 federal election, in which they ask federal parties to make more sustained commitments to Canadian arts, culture and heritage. This common platform, the first ever achieved by the sector, was established after a series of consultations and discussions led by the Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) over the past three months. “The common...

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The Canadian Conference of the Arts Announces its National Arts Award Winners for 2009

(Ottawa, ON) September 13, 2010 – The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) is pleased to announce the winners of its national arts awards for 2009. Françoise Sullivan and Joyce Zemans will receive the Diplôme d’honneur, while Maurice Forget and Robert Jekyll will receive the Keith Kelly Award for Cultural Leadership. The winners will be presented with their awards during the CCA’s 65th anniversary Gala dinner, taking place on November 1, 2010 at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa. The Diplôme d’honneur is presented...

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PAUL GROSS ANNOUNCED AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CCA 65 TH ANNIVERSARY GALA DINNER

Ottawa, ON (September 8, 2010) – The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) is pleased to announce that acclaimed Canadian actor and director Paul Gross will be the keynote speaker at its 65  anniversary gala dinner. The gala will take place on November 1, 2010 at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa and will celebrate the CCA’s accomplishments and legacy in Canada’s arts, culture and heritage sector since its inception in 1945. “We are honoured to have Paul Gross deliver the keynote address at the gala,” says Alain Pineau,...

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The Canadian Conference of the Arts Launches New Cultural Forum Series

Ottawa, ON (August 25, 2010) -The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) is pleased to announce the launch of Thinking Culture, a new forum series focused on arts, culture and heritage issues. Presented in partnership with the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Continuing Education, Centre on Governance and School of Political Studies, the forums will explore the complexities of culture in Canada and abroad and how it continues to affect society. This series will provide academics, civil servants, decision-makers, students, members of the...

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Canadian Conference of the Arts Announces Details for National Policy Conference

Ottawa, ON (June 29, 2010) – The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) has announced details for its upcoming National Policy Conference, Artists: Powering the Creative Economy?, taking place November 1-3, 2010 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The conference will feature panels, presentations and whiteboard sessions exploring policies and issues affecting the arts, culture and heritage sector within the creative economy. As Canada and other countries move towards an increasingly flexible, digitally-based, mobile and creative economy,...

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The Canadian Conference of the Arts urges the CRTC to put communities back in community television

Ottawa, ON (May 4, 2010) – Today, Alain Pineau, National Director of the Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA), urged the CRTC to put communities back in community television. He also deplored the lack of data made available for a full evaluation of how cable operators use the $ 130 million they collect for community television. The current hearing explores how best to achieve the social and cultural objectives of community broadcasting as set in the Broadcasting Act. Over the years, cable operators have drastically changed...

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CCA TO CRTC: PROTECT CONSUMERS BY REGULATING CABLE AND SATELLITE RATES

The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) weighed in yesterday on the public debate on whether cable and satellite operators should be called upon to pay over-the-air (OTA) television broadcasters for the distribution of local signals. The CCA supports the introduction of a value for signal payment, provided that the CRTC also imposes Canadian programming expenditure requirements on OTA broadcasters equivalent to 6% of their revenue.  In order to protect the interests of Canadian consumers, the CCA urges the CRTC to regulate  cable and...

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CCA applauds CRTC’s decision to support Canada’s cultural sector

Ottawa, ON (October 30, 2008) – The CRTC’s decision to support local Canadian programming clearly meets the requirements of Canada’s broadcasting legislation and Canadians’ desire, for more and better-funded Canadian programming, says Canada’s oldest and largest arts advocacy and cultural policy development organization, the Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA). “By strengthening cable and satellite companies’ financial commitments to Canadian content and enabling broadcasters in all but five locations to improve...

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News Releases

The Canadian Conference of the Arts to Close Doors after 67 Years

Press Release   The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA), the largest national alliance of the arts, culture and heritage sector across Canada, announces that it will begin winding down its operations immediately. Founded in 1945 by a group of eminent artists, including painters Lawren S. Harris, of the Group of Seven, and André Biéler, the CCA has the unique mandate in the Canadian cultural sector of promoting the interests of Canadian artists and of the cultural sector at large at the federal level, and of providing a national forum...

read more

CCA’s FEDERAL BUDGET ANALYSIS TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 18, 2012

http://ccarts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/seismogram-wiki-300x184.jpg

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...

read more

Arts, Culture and Heritage Organizations Present Common Platform for Election 2011

Ottawa, ON (April 21, 2011) – Over 70 national, provincial and municipal cultural organizations from across the country have come together to sign a common platform in the context of the 2011 federal election, in which they ask federal parties to make more sustained commitments to Canadian arts, culture and heritage. This common platform, the first ever achieved by the sector, was established after a series of consultations and discussions led by the Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) over the past three months. “The common...

read more

The Canadian Conference of the Arts Announces its National Arts Award Winners for 2009

(Ottawa, ON) September 13, 2010 – The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) is pleased to announce the winners of its national arts awards for 2009. Françoise Sullivan and Joyce Zemans will receive the Diplôme d’honneur, while Maurice Forget and Robert Jekyll will receive the Keith Kelly Award for Cultural Leadership. The winners will be presented with their awards during the CCA’s 65th anniversary Gala dinner, taking place on November 1, 2010 at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa. The Diplôme d’honneur is presented...

read more

PAUL GROSS ANNOUNCED AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CCA 65 TH ANNIVERSARY GALA DINNER

Ottawa, ON (September 8, 2010) – The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) is pleased to announce that acclaimed Canadian actor and director Paul Gross will be the keynote speaker at its 65  anniversary gala dinner. The gala will take place on November 1, 2010 at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa and will celebrate the CCA’s accomplishments and legacy in Canada’s arts, culture and heritage sector since its inception in 1945. “We are honoured to have Paul Gross deliver the keynote address at the gala,” says Alain Pineau,...

read more

The Canadian Conference of the Arts Launches New Cultural Forum Series

Ottawa, ON (August 25, 2010) -The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) is pleased to announce the launch of Thinking Culture, a new forum series focused on arts, culture and heritage issues. Presented in partnership with the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Continuing Education, Centre on Governance and School of Political Studies, the forums will explore the complexities of culture in Canada and abroad and how it continues to affect society. This series will provide academics, civil servants, decision-makers, students, members of the...

read more

Canadian Conference of the Arts Announces Details for National Policy Conference

Ottawa, ON (June 29, 2010) – The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) has announced details for its upcoming National Policy Conference, Artists: Powering the Creative Economy?, taking place November 1-3, 2010 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The conference will feature panels, presentations and whiteboard sessions exploring policies and issues affecting the arts, culture and heritage sector within the creative economy. As Canada and other countries move towards an increasingly flexible, digitally-based, mobile and creative economy,...

read more

The Canadian Conference of the Arts urges the CRTC to put communities back in community television

Ottawa, ON (May 4, 2010) – Today, Alain Pineau, National Director of the Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA), urged the CRTC to put communities back in community television. He also deplored the lack of data made available for a full evaluation of how cable operators use the $ 130 million they collect for community television. The current hearing explores how best to achieve the social and cultural objectives of community broadcasting as set in the Broadcasting Act. Over the years, cable operators have drastically changed...

read more

CCA TO CRTC: PROTECT CONSUMERS BY REGULATING CABLE AND SATELLITE RATES

The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) weighed in yesterday on the public debate on whether cable and satellite operators should be called upon to pay over-the-air (OTA) television broadcasters for the distribution of local signals. The CCA supports the introduction of a value for signal payment, provided that the CRTC also imposes Canadian programming expenditure requirements on OTA broadcasters equivalent to 6% of their revenue.  In order to protect the interests of Canadian consumers, the CCA urges the CRTC to regulate  cable and...

read more

CCA applauds CRTC’s decision to support Canada’s cultural sector

Ottawa, ON (October 30, 2008) – The CRTC’s decision to support local Canadian programming clearly meets the requirements of Canada’s broadcasting legislation and Canadians’ desire, for more and better-funded Canadian programming, says Canada’s oldest and largest arts advocacy and cultural policy development organization, the Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA). “By strengthening cable and satellite companies’ financial commitments to Canadian content and enabling broadcasters in all but five locations to improve...

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