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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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Letter From the Chair

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It is with great sadness that the Board of Governors of the CCA came to the conclusion last week that we have to shut down operations immediately. I can tell you that the decision announced today, while not a surprise given the known challenges we were facing, was most difficult to take...

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CBC Special Edition

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CBC Special Edition

On the eve of public hearings on the CBC license renewals, we present a special issue including an interview with CEO Hubert Lacroix and an overview of issues facing our public broadcaster.

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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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Thinking Canada Guest Blog

Thinking Canada Guest Blog

Introduction For the second year in a row the CCA is playing host to EU students taking part in the Thinking Canada program. During the program, students spend three and a half weeks touring Canada and learning about our various institutions before participating in a two month internship. We asked this year’s students, Eszter Szenczi from Hungary and Sandra Siewert from Germany, to share some of their initial impressions and some of what they have learned so far in their study tour. Pour la deuxième année de suite, la CCA accueille des...

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Thinking Canada Guest Blog

Thinking Canada Guest Blog

Introduction For the second year in a row the CCA is playing host to EU students taking part in the Thinking Canada program. During the program, students spend three and a half weeks touring Canada and learning about our various institutions before participating in a two month internship. We asked this year’s students, Eszter Szenczi from Hungary and Sandra Siewert from Germany, to share some of their initial impressions and some of what they have learned so far in their study tour. Pour la deuxième année de suite, la CCA accueille des...

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Canada Council for the Arts Calls for Public Engagement in the Arts

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Canada Council for the Arts Calls for Public Engagement in the Arts

In a discussion paper released on October 16, the Canada Council for the Arts calls for public engagement in the Arts. The publication was made at the Council’s Annual Public Meeting and accompanies the release of its Annual Report. The 29-page document, titled Public Engagement in the Arts, is an overview of current approaches...

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News

The CCA is making news! Check out our latest articles.

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

Letter From the Chair

http://ccarts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Kathleen-signature-e1351552124950-300x82.png

It is with great sadness that the Board of Governors of the CCA came to the conclusion last week that we have to shut down operations immediately. I can tell you that the decision announced today, while not a surprise given the known challenges we were facing, was most difficult to take...

read more

CBC Special Edition

http://ccarts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/October-The-Mag2.png

CBC Special Edition

On the eve of public hearings on the CBC license renewals, we present a special issue including an interview with CEO Hubert Lacroix and an overview of issues facing our public broadcaster.

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

Thinking Canada Guest Blog

Thinking Canada Guest Blog

Introduction For the second year in a row the CCA is playing host to EU students taking part in the Thinking Canada program. During the program, students spend three and a half weeks touring Canada and learning about our various institutions before participating in a two month internship. We asked this year’s students, Eszter Szenczi from Hungary and Sandra Siewert from Germany, to share some of their initial impressions and some of what they have learned so far in their study tour. Pour la deuxième année de suite, la CCA accueille des...

read more

Thinking Canada Guest Blog

Thinking Canada Guest Blog

Introduction For the second year in a row the CCA is playing host to EU students taking part in the Thinking Canada program. During the program, students spend three and a half weeks touring Canada and learning about our various institutions before participating in a two month internship. We asked this year’s students, Eszter Szenczi from Hungary and Sandra Siewert from Germany, to share some of their initial impressions and some of what they have learned so far in their study tour. Pour la deuxième année de suite, la CCA accueille des...

read more

Canada Council for the Arts Calls for Public Engagement in the Arts

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Canada Council for the Arts Calls for Public Engagement in the Arts

In a discussion paper released on October 16, the Canada Council for the Arts calls for public engagement in the Arts. The publication was made at the Council’s Annual Public Meeting and accompanies the release of its Annual Report. The 29-page document, titled Public Engagement in the Arts, is an overview of current approaches...

read more