Orchestras Canada’s Advocacy Committee for 2015-16 has been hard at work in the last few weeks, developing a work plan for the year, and preparing our annual pre-budget brief to the federal Standing Committee on Finance. Although the Standing Committee was dissolved when the writ was issued for the October 19 election, we don’t feel Read more about Advocacy Update[…]
Business leader and philanthropist Pierre Lassonde has been named Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts, effectively immediately, and for a five-year term. He succeeds the late Joe Rotman in the role. Speaking about the appointment, Canada Council CEO Simon Brault said, “Pierre Lassonde holds a deep conviction of the importance of the arts Read more about People[…]
The Canada Council for the Arts has posted application materials for the 2015 John Hobday Award for Arts Management for established and mid-career arts managers, with a 30 September 2015 deadline. For more information, please visit canadacouncil.ca.
The board and staff of Orchestras Canada would like to thank the people and organizations that made our recent National Meetings in Vancouver so successful: The people who took part. You brought curiousity, passion, a willingness to share, and a spirit of innovation to the event; Our guest speakers: Susan Howlett, Alex Ross, and David Read more about It Takes a Village[…]
Classical:NEXT has come and gone. Rotterdam was such a lovely place for it to be held, and de Doelen presented itself very well. I didn’t get a chance during the trip to write down my thoughts, so I get to do so afterwards with the benefit of hindsight. Many of my colleagues wrote about their Read more about Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony’s Hack the Orchestra excites international interest at Classical : Next[…]