Articles tagged with: arts funding
Ottawa’s municipal-government approach to arts is so out of touch with the city’s creative reality, it should come as no surprise that when the Arts, Heritage and Culture Advisory Committee meets May 18 to decide a future path, Council will probably decide to cut real funding to the arts. The term “real funding” refers to the money that actually gets dispersed to those who make and deliver art
Ottawa’s most important arts’ job is up for grabs. This is the position that decides which local arts and cultural organizations get the cash.
If you have this:
Masters Degree in Fine Arts, Art History, Music, Arts Administration, Theatre, Creative Writing or related arts or heritage discipline;
Minimum of 5 years of related experience in cultural administration, including progressively responsible or project management experience;
The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction;
A valid Ontario unrestricted “G” class drivers license (or provincial equivalent) with no …
Is this an election issue for Ottawa?
A year ago in UnFolding (actually it was still called Kitch Art then), I wrote about the Singapore government creating an arts and cultural centre called Tanglin Village on an old army base. They offered subsidized rents and huge tax breaks to those who displayed art. The village now has 30 tenants, not many vendors of art, but it’s start. In February the government tried an even better idea to help the city-state’s creative industries.
The newest project is called Give2Arts, an online portal for …
However you’ve landed here, welcome. I’m hoping it’s because you are part of, or just interested in, Ottawa’s arts and creativity. That’s what UnFolding’s blog is all about, as will be its full Website when it launches in early March. Both carry on the print edition’s attempt (as Kitch Art 2007-2009; as UnFolding 2009) to reveal that Ottawa is actually a very creative place. As far as I can tell, this is the first entity devoted to all Ottawa’s arts. Others do parts of it very well, but it is …