News: Canadian Conference of the Arts continues in spite of loss of funds

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News: Canadian Conference of the Arts continues in spite of loss of funds

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.

Read the full story in the Globe and Mail here.

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