2015 Federal Budget Recommendations

The Alliance for Arts and Culture endorses the recommendations put forward yesterday by the Canadian Arts Coalition for the 2015 federal budget. 

After holding six consultation meetings with 42 arts service organizations, the recommendations the Coalition has decided to submit are as follows:

Recommendation One: Increase the Canada Council for the Arts’ Parliamentary appropriation by $35 million in 2015 with a long-term goal of reaching
$300 million.

Recommendation Two: Increase Canada’s presence on the world stage for 2017 by establishing a $25 million pilot program over three years at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development for Canada’s 150th birthday.

Recommendation Three: Investigate new revenue models to support a comprehensive Canadian Cultural Digital Strategy that would enable the creation, dissemination and engagement of Canadian cultural content online.

Read the Canadian Arts Coalition's full brief on the recommendations here.

We strongly encourage Alliance members to support these recommendations and to make your own submission to the Standing Committee on Finance by the Wednesday, August 6 deadline. 

For information on how to make a submission, visit the Finance Committee website.


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