Archive for the Government Arts Cuts Tag

Less Billboards, More Art! Please Support This Cause

This just in from the Department of Culture, a community of artists and arts professionals who organized themselves in the wake of the Harper Government’s brutal cuts to the arts in the past year, in order to ensure “the social and cultural health and prosperity of our nation in the face of a Federal Government that is aggressively undermining the
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The Canada Prize: A Good Thing for Canada

The Canada Prize for the Arts may be the most important thing to happen to the cultural landscape in this country, ever. …And yet many in the arts, especially in Quebec, are crying. Image: osmoothie.com Considering that our country’s visual arts have been viewed as a cultural backwater (probably by ourselves, mainly) ever since the American Armory Show of 1913
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VoCA Loves…Christie Blatchford

Charles Pachter, The Painted Flag, 1981. Image: cpachter.com Food for thought by Ms. Blatchford from a recent issue of the Globe and Mail… “…Artists, while precious and important to the nation, are not fragile and ought not to be infantilized. They don’t need coddling and protection from government; they don’t need their work to be judged only kindly or only
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News: Canada’s Anti-Harper Department of Culture sees results

There are 5 days to go until the election…. [youtube]h1jOczj7Mmo[/youtube] The Toronto Star says: As Tuesday’s election looms, artists across Canada have a message for culture lovers: Don’t get mad, get Stephen. Read the rest of the article HERE On Torontoist.com, Johnnie Walker writes: “In retaliation against the positively terrifying notion of a Conservative majority government, groups like Vote For
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VoCA Loves…Margaret Atwood

Please, please read the full article that Ms. Atwood – the queen of Canada’s literary scene – wrote in yesterday’s Globe and Mail about the Conservative government’s cuts to the arts. Here’s an excerpt: “Tuesday, (Prime Minister Stephen Harper) told us that some group called “ordinary people” didn’t care about something called “the arts.” His idea of “the arts” is
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