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The Canadian Conference of the Arts announces its national arts awards winners for 2006

Ottawa, ON (August 23, 2006) – The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) is pleased to announce that its Diplôme d’honneur will be presented to philanthropist and theatre producer, Bluma Appel, while the Keith Kelly Award for Cultural Leadership will be given to one of Canada’s long time arts advocates, Pat Durr. The 2006 CCA National Arts Awards ceremony will be hosted by the ...

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The CCA Releases its Analysis of the 2006 Federal Budget – How would culture fare under a majority Conservative government?

Ottawa, ON (August 3, 2006) – The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) has released its annual in-depth Annual Federal Budget Analysis. The document examines federal funding to the Department of Canadian Heritage (DCH), cultural agencies and crown corporations in Canadian Heritage’s portfolio and other noteworthy developments. It also addresses other fiscal policies that were included in the 2006 ...

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Some good news for Canada’s arts and culture sector announced in 2006 Federal Budget

Ottawa, ON (May 2, 2006) – The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) is encouraged by the announcement of new monies for the Canada Council for the Arts contained in the 2006 Federal Budget unveiled today by the Hon. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance. This announcement comes on the heels of months of sustained advocacy by members of the country’s arts and cultural sector, who were seeking a doubling of the Canada ...

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CCA conference provides opportunity to influence new government’s cultural priorities

Ottawa, ON (February 10, 2006) – Representatives of Canada’s arts and cultural sector from all disciplines and regions of Canada will gather in Ottawa March 2 to 4, 2006 to discuss key sectoral priorities and establish strategies to influence the cultural policy of the new Government of Canada. “Mapping Canada’s Cultural Policy: Where do we go from here?” will provide a three-day forum for delegates from across Canada to collectively identify policy issues that must be on the government’s agenda in order to build a...

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The Canadian Conference of the Arts urges the new Government of Canada to maintain the planned Canada Council budget increase, as well as to strengthen Canada’s arts and culture on the national and international fronts

Ottawa – The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) congratulates all new and returning Members of Parliament for their election to the 39th Parliament of Canada, and welcomes the new government chosen by Canadians.  As an important first order of business for the cultural sector, the CCA asks the new government to honour the planned increase to the budget of the Canada Council for the Arts announced last November 23.   “Increasing the Canada Council’s budget by $150 million over three years was not a mere pre-election...

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The Canadian Conference of the Arts Welcomes a New National Director

OTTAWA – The Canadian Conference of the Arts, the most important interest-based coalition aimed at promoting arts and culture in Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alain Pineau as National Director. Mr. Pineau comes to the CCA with an impressive track record in broadcasting, cultural industries and volunteerism in the arts. At the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, he was amongst other things Managing Editor of National News for French radio, Vice President, Planning and Regulatory Affairs and Associate Vice President for...

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The Canadian Conference of the Arts announces its National Arts Award winners for 2005

OTTAWA – The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) is pleased to announce Nini Baird and Roch Carrier as its national arts award winners for 2005. The 2005 National Arts Awards ceremony will take place at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on September 28, 2005 from 6-9pm. The Keith Kelly Award for Cultural Leadership will be presented to one of Canada’s long time arts advocate Nini Baird. A West Vancouver resident for many years, Nini Baird has devoted 40 years to the management; promotion and funding of the arts and educational...

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Release from the INCD – Cultural Diversity: Encouraging Human Development

The 6th Annual Meeting of the International Network for Cultural Diversity, to be held 17-20 November 2005 in Dakar, Senegal, is taking place a crucial time. Shortly before, UNESCO is expected to approve the terms of the Convention on cultural diversity that has been at the forefront of the INCD’s work since its first meeting in 2000. We will look at the results. But, even the most effective Convention, while an essential foundation, will not bring diversity. Achieving greater cultural diversity requires the development of cultural...

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CCA Releases Study of Government Spending on Culture

report on government funding for the arts. The report, titled “Government Spending on Culture in Canada, 1992-93 to 2002-03”, was commissioned by the CCA from Hill Strategies Research Inc. The report examines spending on culture by federal, provincial, and municipal governments in Canada, focusing largely on changes in spending between the years 1992-93 and 2002-03. It also provides a more detailed overview of government cultural spending for fiscal year 2002-03. Using Statistics Canada’s Survey of Government Expenditures on Culture...

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Important board and staff changes at the Canadian Conference of the Arts

June 30, 2005 OTTAWA – The Board of Governors of the Canadian Conference of the Arts is pleased to announce that Andrew David Terris has been appointed as Interim National Director of the CCA. In order to accept this key position, Mr. Terris has stepped down as CCA President and resigned from the Board. The Board has filled the vacancy by electing Vice President Robert Spickler as President and Karl Siegler, Chair of the CCA’s Policy and Planning Committee, as Vice President. “With the departure of our National Director, Jean Malavoy,...

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News Releases

The Canadian Conference of the Arts announces its national arts awards winners for 2006

Ottawa, ON (August 23, 2006) – The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) is pleased to announce that its Diplôme d’honneur will be presented to philanthropist and theatre producer, Bluma Appel, while the Keith Kelly Award for Cultural Leadership will be given to one of Canada’s long time arts advocates, Pat Durr. The 2006 CCA National Arts Awards ceremony will be hosted by the ...

read more

The CCA Releases its Analysis of the 2006 Federal Budget – How would culture fare under a majority Conservative government?

Ottawa, ON (August 3, 2006) – The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) has released its annual in-depth Annual Federal Budget Analysis. The document examines federal funding to the Department of Canadian Heritage (DCH), cultural agencies and crown corporations in Canadian Heritage’s portfolio and other noteworthy developments. It also addresses other fiscal policies that were included in the 2006 ...

read more

Some good news for Canada’s arts and culture sector announced in 2006 Federal Budget

Ottawa, ON (May 2, 2006) – The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) is encouraged by the announcement of new monies for the Canada Council for the Arts contained in the 2006 Federal Budget unveiled today by the Hon. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance. This announcement comes on the heels of months of sustained advocacy by members of the country’s arts and cultural sector, who were seeking a doubling of the Canada ...

read more

CCA conference provides opportunity to influence new government’s cultural priorities

Ottawa, ON (February 10, 2006) – Representatives of Canada’s arts and cultural sector from all disciplines and regions of Canada will gather in Ottawa March 2 to 4, 2006 to discuss key sectoral priorities and establish strategies to influence the cultural policy of the new Government of Canada. “Mapping Canada’s Cultural Policy: Where do we go from here?” will provide a three-day forum for delegates from across Canada to collectively identify policy issues that must be on the government’s agenda in order to build a...

read more

The Canadian Conference of the Arts urges the new Government of Canada to maintain the planned Canada Council budget increase, as well as to strengthen Canada’s arts and culture on the national and international fronts

Ottawa – The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) congratulates all new and returning Members of Parliament for their election to the 39th Parliament of Canada, and welcomes the new government chosen by Canadians.  As an important first order of business for the cultural sector, the CCA asks the new government to honour the planned increase to the budget of the Canada Council for the Arts announced last November 23.   “Increasing the Canada Council’s budget by $150 million over three years was not a mere pre-election...

read more

The Canadian Conference of the Arts Welcomes a New National Director

OTTAWA – The Canadian Conference of the Arts, the most important interest-based coalition aimed at promoting arts and culture in Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alain Pineau as National Director. Mr. Pineau comes to the CCA with an impressive track record in broadcasting, cultural industries and volunteerism in the arts. At the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, he was amongst other things Managing Editor of National News for French radio, Vice President, Planning and Regulatory Affairs and Associate Vice President for...

read more

The Canadian Conference of the Arts announces its National Arts Award winners for 2005

OTTAWA – The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) is pleased to announce Nini Baird and Roch Carrier as its national arts award winners for 2005. The 2005 National Arts Awards ceremony will take place at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on September 28, 2005 from 6-9pm. The Keith Kelly Award for Cultural Leadership will be presented to one of Canada’s long time arts advocate Nini Baird. A West Vancouver resident for many years, Nini Baird has devoted 40 years to the management; promotion and funding of the arts and educational...

read more

Release from the INCD – Cultural Diversity: Encouraging Human Development

The 6th Annual Meeting of the International Network for Cultural Diversity, to be held 17-20 November 2005 in Dakar, Senegal, is taking place a crucial time. Shortly before, UNESCO is expected to approve the terms of the Convention on cultural diversity that has been at the forefront of the INCD’s work since its first meeting in 2000. We will look at the results. But, even the most effective Convention, while an essential foundation, will not bring diversity. Achieving greater cultural diversity requires the development of cultural...

read more

CCA Releases Study of Government Spending on Culture

report on government funding for the arts. The report, titled “Government Spending on Culture in Canada, 1992-93 to 2002-03”, was commissioned by the CCA from Hill Strategies Research Inc. The report examines spending on culture by federal, provincial, and municipal governments in Canada, focusing largely on changes in spending between the years 1992-93 and 2002-03. It also provides a more detailed overview of government cultural spending for fiscal year 2002-03. Using Statistics Canada’s Survey of Government Expenditures on Culture...

read more

Important board and staff changes at the Canadian Conference of the Arts

June 30, 2005 OTTAWA – The Board of Governors of the Canadian Conference of the Arts is pleased to announce that Andrew David Terris has been appointed as Interim National Director of the CCA. In order to accept this key position, Mr. Terris has stepped down as CCA President and resigned from the Board. The Board has filled the vacancy by electing Vice President Robert Spickler as President and Karl Siegler, Chair of the CCA’s Policy and Planning Committee, as Vice President. “With the departure of our National Director, Jean Malavoy,...

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