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  • 12
    Sep

    5 Questions: Andréa Tyniec, violinist

    By Lana Crossman

    (Originally published on culture365.ca as "The Beauty of the Beast... and the Power of Performance")   Toronto-based violinist Andréa Tyniec has thrilled audiences across Canada with her incredible talent and her 1900 Stefano Scarampella violin on loan from the Canada Council’s Musical Instrument Bank. On September 26, 2014 Andréa will be part of a full day of free Culture Days celebrations organized in partnership with Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Conduct Us and the ...

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  • 11
    Sep

    Artcirq: Dreaming Together

    By Guillaume Ittukssarjuat Saladin

    I’d like to use this blog to introduce our collective, Artcirq, and tell you about our motivations and challenges. I hope this will inspire you in turn to inspire others, in whatever way you choose. Artcirq was started in 1998, when a group of young people in Igloolik and I decided to create a television series reflecting the lives of Inuit youth in the Arctic today. We were tired of seeing TVs in every house showing a steady stream of American content. How could people here develop an id...

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  • 10
    Sep

    New Canada Corporations Act takes effect on October 17, 2014: All not-for-profit corporations must make the transition

    By Blog Editors

    Times change and so do laws. As part of the move to the new law, all federally incorporated not-for-profit corporations must transition to the new Not-for-profit Corporations Act by October 17, 2014. Corporations that do not make the transition by the deadline will be assumed to be inactive and will be dissolved. Please note: 5 working days are required to process applications. Does the new Act apply to you? Yes, if your organization is incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act, part II....

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  • 4
    Sep

    Let's Play! Release Your Inner Musician

    By Lana Crossman
    Andréa Tyniec. Photo: Canada Council for the Arts / Donna Santos

    Originally published on culture365.ca Imagine you’re a musician about to embark on an international career…. Then imagine you get to perform on a legendary instrument made by one of the world’s finest luthiers. That’s the dream come true for the talented men and women who win the Canada Council for the Art’s Musical Instrument Bank (MIB) competition. The competition attracts musicians from across Canada. The process is intense (but collegial!) as hundreds of applic...

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  • 27
    Aug

    Behind the Scenes the Canada Council is... Cool!

    By Ben Compton
    Ben Compton, summer student, Canada Council Art Bank

    For the last 3 months, I’ve worked at the Canada Council Art Bank as a summer student. It has been the best job I have had all year. Actually, it’s the only job I’ve found this year, but still… My summer student work has been a perfect pairing of my love of arts and culture and my interest in communications. Although it hasn’t felt very long, it has been a fantastic learning opportunity. Most of my time has been spent at the Art Bank, however I have also had the ch...

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  • 18
    Aug

    Developing Thematic Dictionaries of Eastern James Bay Cree

    Cover, Cree-English Dictionary

    Dr. Marie-Odile Junker, a Killam Research Fellow, is the project director responsible for publishing a new dictionary of Eastern James Bay Cree. In this post she writes about the need for the dictionary and some of the unique challenges she faced and discoveries she made in producing it.   Aboriginal languages under threat Canada’s Aboriginal languages are, for the most part, in danger of disappearing. Eastern James Bay Cree is no exception, despite being taught in schools and spoke...

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