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Workshops at Centre Stage Theatre 3, Summerland, BC, 2018. Photo: Mike Biden.

Living Solo / Being Social – Social Aspects of Arts Participation

April 8, 2019 – More and more Canadians are living alone. In 2016, for the first time, one-person households became the most common type of household in Canada, surpassing couples with children. Should this be seen as a concern or as an opportunity for performing arts organizations, whose offering is essentially a social activity?   Read more

Linked Open Data datasets, as of August 2014. Image credit: Max Schmachtenberg, Christian Bizer, Anja Jentzsch and Richard Cyganiak -, CC BY-SA 3.0.

What is Linked Open Data? And How Could it Make your Life Easier as a Performing Arts Professional?

March 26, 2019 – Day to day work in the performing arts involves a lot of information exchanges among creators, production companies, presenters and, eventually consumers. What if some of this information was no longer stored on your hard drive, but made available in real time to anyone whose day to day work is dependent on it? What if it was made available to consumers via their smart phones as they are trying to decide what to do on a Friday evening?   Read more

Budget 2019 Will Deliver More Arts Events in Canadian Communities

March 19, 2019 – The Canadian Arts Coalition (CAC) is pleased to see the government commit to a $16 million increase of the Canadian Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) over two years in the 2019 Federal Budget as well as an impressive amount of other increases for the sector. The CAC advocated for this targeted investment in the creative value chain at Arts Day on the Hill 2018.   Read more

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