Get Ready for Arts Day on the Hill on October 25

Arts advocates from across the country are invited to join the momentum on Parliament Hill for renewed support for our sector. Arts Day on the Hill, coordinated by Canadian Arts Coalition, is an important opportunity for artists, arts managers, and arts board members to meet with Members of Parliament to discuss the value that the arts bring to Canadian communities. 

You can participate by making the trip to Ottawa on Tuesday, October 25 (register by October 11), or by taking part on social media. 

Make the Trip to Ottawa

Members of the Canadian Arts Coalition are invited to make the trip to Ottawa to present the Coalition’s messages to MPs, senators and senior officials. The Coalition is seeking people who can speak convincingly about the value that the arts bring to Canadian communities and the role that federal investment plays. It’s also an opportunity to demonstrate strong national support by bringing representation from all across the country, as well as a diversity of language, culture and artistic practice.

Register to Attend

If you plan to attend in person to meet with MPs, you must register to participate by October 11. Click here to complete the online registration form.

Travel assistance may be available for equity-seeking artists or arts managers interested in taking part in Arts Day on the Hill in Ottawa. Direct queries to Kate Cornell, CAC Co-Chair.

Participants receive a special rate of $149 to stay at the Alt Hotel (185 Slater St.) if booking prior to October 10. Call 1 844 258 6882 and quote group ID Canadian Arts Coalition to reserve your room.

See the Arts Day schedule on the CAC website here

Participate through Social Media

If you cannot attend in Ottawa, the CAC is seeking Social Media Ambassadors to help amplify messages online up to and on October 25. Arts Day participants will be posting updates and sharing how their meetings went throughout the day. Engage with the CAC on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Here are some ways you can be a social media ambassador for Arts Day on the Hill

  • Use the hashtag #ArtsDay to join the conversation and to amplify it with your retweets.
  • Join the #ArtsDay tweet chat to read key messages and learn how you can engage your MP throughout the year.
  • Take #ArtsDay into your riding by tweeting to your own community and retweeting CAC tweets.
  • Watch the CAC blog for a social media primer and tips about how to engage and advocate on social media.

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