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Sector News - September 2018

Sector News - September 2018

07 September 2018  

40,000 sq ft TV and Film Facility Announced at TIFF in Markham

First Studio City is building a 400,000-square-foot film studio in the City of Markham, Mayor Frank Scarpitti announced Sept. 7. Read More

Do Canada's Art Laws Need to Change?

The nation’s major museums are pushing for a speedy appeal to a recent court ruling. But is it the ruling, or the law itself, that needs to change? Read More

Meet the Winners of the 2018 Canadian Art Writing Prize​

Critics from Toronto, Saskatoon and Vancouver make a strong showing in this year’s edition of the national art-writing prize. Read More

Latcham Art Centre Grand Opening

On August 23, Latcham Art Centre, formerly Latcham Gallery celebrated their grand opening at a their new location with their new name.  A reception was held in celebration and their premiere exhibition was opened, Jaime Angelopoulos and Derrick Piens: Anthropocene. Latcham Art Centre is now located on 2 Park Drive in Stouffville. Read More

ntario University Turning Former Residential School Into Museum

A new permanent exhibition at Algoma University commemorates the history of Shingwauk Indian Residential School. The exhibition, Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall, consists of photographs and text chronicling more than a century of history. It includes the story of Shingwauk Indian Residential School, as well as those of a nearby all-girls residential school called Wawanosh and a local Anglican mission school that predated both. Read More

New Federal Mandate Letters

On August 28, Prime Minister Trudeau released the updated Mandate Letters following last month's cabinet shuffle that named Pablo Rodriguez as Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. Rodriguez's letter has a stronger focus on collaborating with other Ministers on projects like the modernization of the Broadcasting Act and the review of the Copyright Act. The letter also encourages Minister Rodriguez to strengthen work on the Multiculturalism arm of his appointment. The new letter is different from former Minister of Canadian Heritage. Melanie Joly's, mandate letter from 2015 which largely focused on culture sector investments to the Canada Council, Telefilm Canada, National Film Board and the Young Canada Works Program. It will be interesting to see how the Cultural Sector will fair under this newly titled Ministry as we head into Federal election preparation. Read More

Arts Day on the Hill

Are you, or do you want to be, an Arts Advocate who would like to join the Canadian Arts Coalition for Arts Day on the Hill this year? Read More





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Phone: 905-726-3278
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