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The Canada Council for the Arts issues an Annual Report that details its activities and work towards its strategic plan commitments. The Report touches on the Council’s major accomplishments and initiatives, as well as the contributions of artists and organizations that bring these accomplishments to life. The Annual Report affirms the importance, necessity and impact of public arts funding for Canadians.
Rita Davies, OAC Chair, today announced the selection of Carolyn Vesely as the Ontario Arts Council (OAC)’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) starting January 2, 2020. Carolyn, OAC’s current Director of Granting, will succeed Director & CEO, Peter Caldwell, who steps down in December 2019 after eight years as head of the organization.
Cultural Leadership includes four on-site intensives (three in Banff, one in Montreal) as well as workshops, seminars, and projects that may take place virtually or across Canada. The seven-month program features applied learning, small group work, reflective practice, large group forums, interactive processes, lectures, and case-study analysis.
Reporting to the Director General, Strategy and Public Affairs, the incumbent is responsible for providing leadership and management direction for the development and delivery of a strategic research agenda that optimizes the Canada Council’s knowledge and data culture, addresses knowledge mobilization in the arts sector, demonstrates the value of the public investment in the arts, and supports the achievement of the Canada Council’s objectives and strategic plan.
The Government of Canada confirms a contribution of $14.6 million to boost the transition of TV5MONDE to digital and the international visibility of French-Canadian creators. Sylvain Lafrance has been appointed chair of the board of directors of TV5Numérique, the new subsidiary of TV5 Québec Canada responsible for supporting the development of this project
The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity has extended the contract of CEO Janice Price for another four years.