Council Blog

  • 21
    Nov

    Convergence: Anthropomorphized Futures and Relationships With Technology

    By Sheri Nault

    This is the second in a series of posts from guest bloggers at Convergence: an International Summit on Art and Technology, at The Banff Centre, from November 27-29, 2014 One of the most interesting and disarming pieces of art + technology that I look forward to seeing at Convergence, an international summit at The Banff Centre in Alberta is the Telenoid. The Telenoid is a “teleoperated android robot… that can effectively transfer peoples’ presence.” Designed as a mini...

    Comments (0)
  • 20
    Nov

    It's Time to #ConvergeBanff

    By Kirstie McCallum

      What do a remote-operated robot, a garden of hanging plants, or a keynote by the partner and executive producer of Montréal’s lead interactive design company have in common? Each project merges creative thinking with cutting-edge technology, and each will be on display at the Banff Centre during Convergence: an International Summit on Art and Technology from November 27-29, 2014. Convergence was born out of the desire to celebrate how artists across Canada and ar...

    Comments (0)
  • 20
    Nov

    The Artist in the Ecosystem

    By Canada Council's Visual Arts section
    Visual arts consultation

    Part 4 in series of blog posts on the Visual Arts Section's consultations It’s clear; we can’t have a conversation about support to arts organizations without considering the situation and role of artists. Listening to artists and cultural workers across the country, it’s obvious that it’s getting harder to maintain an artistic practice – certainly more challenging than it was 10-15 years ago. It’s getting more complex too. There are many ways to be an...

    Comments (0)
  • 20
    Nov

    Acting on Engagement

    By Canada Council's Visual Arts section
    Visual arts consultation

    Part 3 in series of blog posts on the Visual Arts Section's consultations The workshop format we’ve been using for the consultation allows us to collect a large number of thoughts and observations. We’ve especially noted the extended openness of the visual arts community in terms of how it engages, or wishes to engage, with members of the community at large. There is a genuine desire to act, not just talk; to create spaces for dialogue, participation and contribution of all k...

    Comments (0)
  • 17
    Nov

    Art Bank Gives Vital Support to Emerging Artists

    By Meryl McMaster
    Meryl McMaster’s Jin, 2010, is on view at the Art Bank Exposé exhibition at First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto, from November 3, 2014 to January 16, 2015.

      I am very grateful for my experiences with the Canada Council Art Bank and feel honoured to have two works, Jin (2010) and Becoming Laura (2012), in this important collection. I'd like to share a few reflections on why my relationship with the Art Bank has been valuable. The Art Bank has the ability to connect people in the business, institutional and public service communities with contemporary artists – worlds that might not otherwise intersect in a meaningful way...

    Comments (0)
  • 13
    Nov

    Conversation with my grandmother

    By India Desjardins

    Originally published on India Desjardins's Facebook page Me: Hi - how are you? What are you up to? She: Today, I washed my sheets and made my bed. After that I was tired, so I watched my birds and a bit of TV. I’m happy that we haven’t changed the clocks yet because the sun’s out longer. I like it when it’s nice out. Me: That’s for sure! Me too! Hey, you know what? You know the book that you inspired me to write... She: What’s that? Me: The boo...

    Comments (0)

Archive

Syndication