Departure & Invention

I didn’t realize it until I went to Montreal and Quebec a couple of weeks ago, but a lot of what bores me about art is the familiarity of media, the same ol’, same ol’ use of photography, painting, multi-dimensional materials, space, video, animation. I came to this realization first at MOCCA in Toronto, then […]

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On Funding

The arts (usually) aren’t profitable, and in many cases, they aren’t even (or are barely) sustainable. That’s why visual arts, dance, music, theatre, film and new media organizations look to the government for financial assistance. They can’t do it without them. They can’t operate, produce, educate or distribute. Without government assistance, arts organizations would cease […]

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Town Hall Meeting: Please Attend

If you’re as outraged as I am about the recent funding cuts to arts and heritage programs in Canada, please attend this meeting on Wednesday, September 3rd at 7:00 PM. Here’s the email, verbatim: Valuing Culture: TOWN HALL REGARDING CUTS TO CULTURAL AND HERITAGE GRANTING PROGRAMS Who should come? Everyone concerned about the Federal Government’s […]

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