The Canada Council for the Arts continues to offer perspectives on a soon-to-be announced (and comprehensive) overhaul of its granting programs, currently set to be announced in early June 2015. Late last week, the Council published its most recent thought-piece, entitled Conversations Towards Change, summarizing consultations and discussions about the granting process undertaken by Council Read more about What are you reading?[…]
Statistics Canada has just released its 2012 survey of performing arts organizations, and it presents a comprehensive overview of performing arts revenues, expenses, and audience numbers in that year. It’s not the cheeriest of reading, but vital nonetheless. You can link to it here.
We’ve just posted a new article on the OC Blog, courtesy of bassoonist and musician leader Steve Mosher, of particular importance to Ontario orchestras and musicians (but useful to anyone with an interest in musicians’ health and well-being). It’s a re-publication of an article that Steve has recently prepared for Crescendo, the Toronto Musicians Association Read more about What are you reading?[…]
Arts Council England released two interesting studies last week: on the value of the arts; the other one on attendance at outdoor events. The value of arts and culture to people and society is a literature review focussing on the impact arts and culture has on the economy, health, wellbeing, society and education. The review Read more about What are you reading?[…]
We’ve got some comic relief this week, in case you haven’t already checked it out. It’s the archived video of Rick Mercer’s visit to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra last month, as he learns the elements of conducting an orchestra from TSO Music Director Peter Oundjian (and a particularly to-the-point percussionist). You can view it here.