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  • 26
    Sep

    5 Questions: MacLarenArtCentre

    By Renee van der Avoird
    Duane Linklater's <i>Tautology</i>, at the MacLarenArtCentre

    There’s a new thunderbird in Barrie, Ontario – made possible through the Canada Council’s York Wilson Endowment Award. The 2014 recipient of the award, the MacLarenArtCentre, is using prize funds to acquire one of Duane Linklater’s powerful neon thunderbirds, from his Tautology series. The York Wilson Endowment Award is an annual prize (up to $30,000) for Canadian art museums and public art galleries to purchase original works by living, contemporary Canadian painters a...

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  • 24
    Sep

    Request for proposals for video production

    By Lolita Boudreault
    Still from Emilie Baillageon's short film on Raymond Gervais

    The countdown is on I’ve been checking my email more often than usual these days. That’s because until October 1, directors can submit proposals to create video portraits of winners of the 2015 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. I have to confess that I’m curious. In fairness, I have every reason to be so – each year, these short videos offer intimate, unique and surprising encounters with the artists. Submit a proposal Are you, or do you know, ...

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  • 18
    Sep

    Culture Days: Do We Have a Weekend For You!

    By Lolita Boudreault
    Culture Days 2014

    (Originally published on culture365 as "Culture Days: Do We Have a Weekend For You ") Culture Days: Do We Have a Weekend For You! Put away your to-do list for next weekend – artists and arts organizations are offering more than enough to fill your weekend with excitement and discovery. Do you feel like being creative, going backstage at the theatre, dancing, taking pictures, conducting an orchestra? It’s all possible: just fill in your postal code, your city or your province and...

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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 Canada Cou...

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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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