Posted on 13 June 2012.
The Cultural Human Resources Council has announced dates and key speakers for its 2012 National HR Forum, designed to “build bridges” between cultural leaders, educators and trainers – September 26 and 27 in Toronto. To learn more, please visit culturalhrc.ca.
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Posted on 02 November 2011.
The Cultural Human Resources Council has just released Culture 3.0, a study on the impact of emerging digital technologies on human resources in the cultural sector. An executive summary and recommendations are available on the CHRC’s website at culturalhrc.ca.
The report identifies and analyses the impact of emerging digital technologies on human resources from the perspectives of both employers and workers across the cultural sector. The report provides five cross-sector recommendations and twenty-eight sub-sector specific recommendations drawn from one hundred and forty individual interviews, four focus groups, an interactive forum, and a round table that included participants from both the cultural and education sectors. We’ll be reading this with great interest!
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Posted on 29 July 2011.
The Cultural Human Resources Council, a national sector council established in 1995 to address the training and career development needs of employers and cultural workers in the arts, culture and heritage sectors, has recently learned that its core federal funding will be eliminated as of March 31, 2013. CHRC is not the only sector council affected in this way: the program through which it has received core funding will be eliminated as part of the Government of Canada’s ongoing Strategic Review process.
According to a communiqué issued by CHRC, the “Board of Directors and staff are actively working on the development of a Legacy Strategy to ensure that the wealth of studies, products and learning tools developed by CHRC since its inception in 1995 continues to be used after March 2013 for the benefit of Canadian cultural workers and employers.
“We want to ensure that the Council’s highly regarded and valuable learning tools and resources are available to the cultural sector beyond 2013,” said Executive Director Susan Annis. “We are looking forward to the establishment of partnerships with key stakeholders over the next 18 months who can be custodians of CHRC’s legacy and ensure that our resources keep on serving the interests of the cultural sector.”
Meanwhile, in British Columbia, artists and arts organizations were relieved to learn that Premier Christy Clark has lived up to her leadership campaign promise, and has maintained the province’s allocation to the BC Arts Council for the 2011-12 fiscal year at $16.8 million. Meanwhile, the Province has announced a consultation on the use of provincial gaming funds, something that arts advocates are hoping could be a first step to restoring arts organizations’ eligibility for gaming funds. The Vancouver Alliance for Arts and Culture estimates the loss to the sector since 2009 of approximately $11 million in gaming funds.
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