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The Canada Council for the Arts and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) are working in partnership on the administration and funding support of Canada’s architectural representation at the 2002 Venice Biennale in Architecture, which takes place from September 8 to November 3.
A new article, 'Look Both Ways', is available on the Canada Council website, and details the presence of Aboriginal art within Canada and its impact on national culture.
'The Power of Culture in Contemporary Society', a speech delivered by the Director of the Canada Council for the Arts, Dr Shirley Thomson, in Paris on February 28, has been recently made available online.
A new survey by Pricewaterhouse Coopers says that the worldwide entertainment and media sector is at the beginning of a rally that will see spending of US$1.4 trillion by 2006.
The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), one of the agreements of the World Trade Organization (WTO), came into force in January 1995. Already, GATS places constraints on the ability of sovereign governments to implement cultural policies and programs. Proposals in a new round of liberalisation talks and the comprehensive negotiating agenda adopted by the WTO, can only bring further restrictions on governmental measures that support domestic cultural expressions and ensure cultural diversity.