Canadian Conference of the Arts Public Meeting and Workshop in Vancouver

The Vancouver arts community will have two opportunities this month to meet and hear from Canadian Conference of the Arts national director Alain Pineau. A free public meeting to hear abou the Conference’s role as our eyes and ears in Ottawa will be held Wednesday, September 29 in the auditorium of the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre (rsvp required) and the following day a three-hour workshop by Mr. Pineau will explore “The Politics of Art and the Art of Politics” (registration required).

Here are the details ….

Free Public Meeting / The Arts Community’s Eyes & Ears In Ottawa
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
3 p.m.
Auditorium of the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre (courtesy of the Museum of Vancouver)

The Canadian Conference of the Arts recently intervened in the public debate concerning the funding crisis of the arts in British Columbia.

What is that national organization, what does it do and why should it matter to us?

The CCA is our eyes and ears in the nation’s capital when it comes to arts and culture. Its national director, Alain Pineau, will answer your questions, after giving an overview of the national policy priorities of the organization and providing insights on the current cultural issues and climate in Ottawa.  

This is a unique opportunity to hear about the largest and oldest art and culture coalition in the country, which is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year!

Admission is free, but to confirm your attendance please rsvp to, with "Public Meeting" in the subject line.


The Politics of Art and the Art of Politics
A Workshop with Alain Pineau
Executive Director, the Canadian Conference of the Arts
Thursday, September 30, 2010
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The People’s Law School / 150 Howe Street (corner of Howe & Smithe - entrance on Smithe)
Presented by the Alliance for Arts and Culture

The Politics of Art and the Art of Politics is a three-hour workshop which will inform participants about how public policy shapes the nature of arts, culture, and heritage in Canada.

We hope to show you the best ways of making an impact on these policies. The workshop is open to all those interested in arts and culture: from all disciplines and practices within the sector itself, artists and creators, municipal and provincial officials, educators and students, arts activists, volunteers, arts organization Board members and the business community.

Participants will leave the workshop with: 

  • A brief background of federal cultural policy and the recent developments to our rich history;
  • An overview of current practices in the workings of the federal government and policy development;
  • A toolkit for advocating for the arts

$35 for Alliance members
$50 for non-members
(all registration fees subject to HST)

Pre-registration and payment is required. Pre-payment is required in order to register for the workshop. We accept Cash, VISA, MC, or cheque.

Call our office at 604.681.3535 with a credit card number or mail a cheque or drop off your payment in person at our office (100 – 938 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1N9).

Twenty-four hours cancellation notice is required to obtain a full refund.

Cancellation:   We reserve the right to cancel workshops if registration is too low.



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