Please download the 2019 AGM materials here: 2019 ACCA AGM Package
(Source: Canada’s population estimates: Age and sex, July 1, 2015, Statistics Canada.)
The Minister of Canadian Heritage announced a series of changes related to grants and contribution management. These will speed up the turnaround on applications and payments. They will also make multi-year grants more frequent.
“We are pleased with these improved service standards. Faster turnaround and predictable multi-year funding will allow better planning and will encourage innovation by arts organizations.” —Frédéric Julien, Director of Research and Development at the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) and Co-Chair of the Canadian Arts Coalition
Michael Malone, Principal, Cerulian |
Greetings! As the Editor of this first periodical Arts Consultants Canada/Consultants canadiens en arts eBulletin I hope that you will find the excellent information provided within to be of assistance to your consulting practice, the management of your arts organization and to keeping you abreast of arts management issues and practices in Canada.
For this initial publication we are pleased to include an ACCA President’s Message from Jenny Ginder; an overview of ACCA programming initiatives by Jerry Smith, Chair of ACCA Programming Committee; informative and timely articles from Louise Poulin, Jay Katz and Heather Young; a case study by Denis Bertrand about one of his recent projects with the Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario; and in the Member News we’re pleased to highlight the recent publication by Lidia Varbanova, Strategic Management in the Arts.
Besides these contributors this initiative would have not been possible without the support for layout and distribution by Signe Barlow and Sue Edworthy and special thanks must go out to Louise Poulin who encouraged our creation of a French version and supported it by translating most of articles. The publication of this new communication was a significant accomplishment for our volunteer team and distributing in both official languages truly allows ACCA to fulfill its national mandate.
As this is our first issue we hope that you will provide us with your opinions about the type of information included and provide us with your related content for future issues. If you have news or announcements; or if you would like to submit a case study or article, please submit a brief summary to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 19, 2013.
We welcome your input and hope that as arts consultants you will find this publication useful for your practice and your clients; or as arts mangers it will assist you to incorporate best practices within your arts organizations. Please help us extend the expertise provided by distributing this publication to your clients or other arts organizations and encourage their subscription.
If diversity is so high profile, and everyone knows it’s a social and economic necessity, why is it not uncommon to hear that nothing has changed in the past 30 years? Why have respondents to AP’s diversity survey, under the liberating cover of anonymity, said that in their organisation: “There is a tick box mentality rather than an enthusiasm for diversity. It is not intrinsic to our work; it is still being ‘added on’.” Or: “It is a constant struggle for companies with a diverse agenda to get funding, venues, or recognition.”
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Registration now closed.Leverage the Arts Ecosystem to Influence Local Prosperity by Cate Proctor
Artists are the creative germ of the arts sector. Without artists, the arts ecosystem would simply not exist. Period. Yet, the ripple effect of a vibrant arts sector—within economic and creative industry terms—often overshadows fundamental components of creative cultivation. If we truly understand the drivers for artistic creation, we easily recognize artists’ implicit and explicit influences on social, economic, and community development. Applying this knowledge shifts value to the front end of the value chain, to artists, whose work both spawns local arts scenes and drives scalable impacts for creative industries and non-arts sectors.
Artists bring unique perspectives and insights to their work. In many cases they hold a mirror to society showing the rest of us ‘what really is’. Can this be this intimidating? You bet!
Come join the conversation to learn how we can better integrate unique voices that exist in our communities. We will explore potential ways and means to appreciate and activate artists’ presence. We will discuss how their creative role is a fundamental pillar for the arts ecosystem, and when nurturing artists’ creative capacity, we also cultivate social, well-being and economic benefits.
For information about where to find the book visit: www.proctorshiftconsulting.com/my-book
On March 10, 2021 ACCA presented a virtual Open Forum to discuss the key drivers of change in the evolving arts ecosystem in Canada with panelists Kelly Hill, Hill Strategies, Valerie Sing Turner, Artistic Producer of Visceral Visions Society and Creative Director of CultureBrew.Art and Jane Needles, Consultant.