Federal money for the arts to match private money for the arts

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

It took a while, but the federal government finally seems ready to invest a bit of money in the Quebec arts scene.  In fact, the department of Canadian Heritage is giving $4,222,861 to Montreal organizations like the National Theatre School, Les Grands ballets canadiens de Montréal and The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre.  They are […]

Two more arts funding controversies

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Since we reported on reaction to arts funding in the Harper government’s most recent budget last week, a new controversy has sparked up.  It’s not over lack of funding for a particular area of the arts, but rather due to $25 million being spent on the Canada Prize for the Arts. The problem?  After canceling […]

Money money money

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Many independent activist arts collectives have always found ways to get things done with little or no funding.  When you challenge corporate influence, having some of their financial influence help you out in some way is, to put it mildly, unlikely and in many cases unwanted.  Who wants to take money from a system you […]