News:Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) publishes Budget Analyses

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News:Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) publishes Budget Analyses

The Cana­dian Con­fer­ence of the Arts (CCA) is happy to meet its com­mit­ment to pub­lish its Analy­ses of the Provin­cial and Ter­ri­to­r­ial 2012–13 Bud­gets from the per­spec­tive of arts, cul­ture and her­itage.

For sev­eral years, the CCA has pro­duced an Analy­sis of the Fed­eral Bud­get’s impact on the cul­tural sec­tor widely used by pol­icy mak­ers and aca­d­e­mics. As part of the 2012–2017 Busi­ness Plan, the CCA had iden­ti­fied the need for a sim­i­lar type of pub­li­ca­tion look­ing at how provin­cial and ter­ri­to­r­ial Bud­gets affect the var­i­ous cul­tural sec­tors across the country.

Why have we under­taken this study? No pan-Canadian ana­lyt­i­cal overviews on this sub­ject exist, and as Sta­tis­tics Canada recently ter­mi­nated its annual sur­vey on Gov­ern­ment Expen­di­tures on Cul­ture, it seemed timely to begin a series that would at the very least exam­ine annual fluc­tu­a­tions in cul­tural sup­port by the two senior lev­els of gov­ern­ment, and attempt to dis­cern trends in funding.

This report was sched­uled to be pub­lished in the fall of 2012. Fur­ther to the CCA hav­ing had to shut down its Sec­re­tariat at the begin­ning of Novem­ber, the work had been delayed, but thanks to the part­ner­ship with the Cen­tre on Gov­er­nance of the Uni­ver­sity of Ottawa, and with the gen­er­ous sup­port of vol­un­teers, these Analy­ses are now avail­able on the web­sites of both orga­ni­za­tions. 

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