The full conference program is available here. Presentations, resources and audio-recordings will be posted to individual day pages soon. Mark your calendar and please join us in Calgary next year: OC Calgary 2018 – 30 May-1 June!
For Canada’s arts and cultural sector, including orchestras, the federal budget held good news. The increased funding commitment to the Canada Council for the Arts is upheld (though not explicitly mentioned) and there is greater certainty around federal cultural infrastructure programs. Canada’s cultural industries—from television and film to dance to digital games—are the heartbeat of Read more about Federal Budget Update[…]
Orchestras Canada/Orchestres Canada (OC), the national membership association for Canadian orchestras, seeks a Treasurer to serve as an officer of the Board of Directors. This is a mid-term vacancy, which can be extended at the next Annual General Meeting in September 2017. In this key volunteer role, the Treasurer works closely with OC staff (Executive Read more about Do you know Orchestras Canada’s next Treasurer?[…]
In March, the Canada Council convened its first-ever Arts in a Digital World Summit in Montreal. To prepare for the event, Orchestras Canada asked member orchestras from coast to coast to share their achievements and their plans in the digital realm. We’re inspired by their achievements and their potential! Here’s a small sample of what Read more about Canadian Orchestras in a Digital World[…]
Each year, Orchestras Canada collects and collates financial information and audience numbers from member orchestras and produces a detailed Comparative Report which is then shared among all the participating orchestras. The 2015/16 Comparative Report contains information from 68 orchestras, including all member orchestras with budgets over $1.5 million, and a very significant majority of orchestras Read more about Annual Comparative Report Summaries[…]