Archive for the arts funding Tag

Well, well, well…Harper Government ‘Repairs’ Arts Cuts Damage

Check out this article on how Prime Minister Stephen Harper is trying to repair the damage caused by his cultural slash-and-burn: “The new funding will reportedly include $100 million for arts festivals, music, and comedy across the country and $60 million for the Cultural Spaces Canada program, which constructs and maintains theaters, museums, and other cultural buildings….” Hmm….Mr. Nice Guy?
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The Cuts Continue to Canadian Cultural Programs

In case you missed it, here’s a link to the latest on the Canadian culture cuts – from today’s Globe and Mail: “The Tories are committed to cutting $44.8-million in spending on arts and culture by April of 2010…” Click HERE for an article that basically amounts to a long list of cultural programs to be cut. Yesterday, VoCA spoke
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National Post says: Cut Government Arts Funding

Marni Soupcoff on Canada’s biggest mistake: The $7.5-billion that Canadian governments lavish on the arts every year Image: Marni Soupcoff from the National Post thinks that the Canadian government should stop funding the arts altogether. After all, “Let’s be honest — who makes up the majority of the audiences of symphonies, art galleries and ballets? It’s middle-class and rich
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