The Globe and Mail reports that The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) has vowed to continue its operations in spite of its loss of Federal funding.
Meeting this week in Ottawa, the membership and the board of the CCA, founded in 1945, “all endorsed the concept that we should not give up,” said CCA national director Alain Pineau in an interview. “There are enough positive signs coming our way to make it worth continuing,” including an application to an as-yet unnamed foundation for “a good injection of money” that, should it be approved this fall, “would greatly help our transition to a new business model.… We’re taking this in instalments, living sort of on a quarterly basis at first, hoping to go on a half-year basis next year.”
The Canadian Conference of the Arts is a not-for-profit, non-partisan member-based organization that represents the interests of over 400,000 artists, cultural professionals from all disciplines of the nation’s vast arts, culture and heritage community. As the national convener, the CCA provides support for collaborative leadership for the Canadian cultural sector.
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