Archive for the government art cuts Tag

Government Support of the Arts: Good or Bad?

In Edmonton, a writer’s despair over provincial arts cuts is both convincing and less so on Government arts support. “Alberta artists have taken the latest news of a 15-per-cent cut (to the arts) in their stride”, says Marliss Weber in SEE magazine. Andrew Rucklidge, Sleeper, 2009. Image: courtesy the artist. She continues, “Art allows us to express ourselves, which is
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Conservative Cultural Spending and Museum Struggles

We’ve wondered about the Conservative Government’s plan for cultural spending for some time now. It has started to seem like a sinister re-evaluation of cultural priorities and this scares VoCA. Ken Lum, What an Idiot. Image: burnaway.org Few people are talking about it, but here is an excellent piece by David Akin in the National Post: “The argument, it seems
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News: B.C. Government Slashes Arts Funding

There appears to be some confusion over recent cuts announced to arts and culture in British Columbia. Image: Wikimedia.org Here’s how Plank Magazine breaks it down: For the upcoming fiscal year, the provincial government in BC is reducing its spending on arts and culture by 40% from $19.5 million to $11.9 million. Plus, the income from the new $150 million
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One Victory for Canadian Culture: Government backtracks on Bill C-10

THANK GOODNESS.  In a move that seems designed to respond to the brou-haha over the Conservative government cuts to the arts, particularly in Quebec where they are very – rightfully – angry, Prime Minister Harper’s Conservative Government has decided NOT to reintroduce Bill C-10, the bill that would eliminate tax credits to films deemed to be “contrary to public policy.”
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