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Alberta Media Arts Alliance Newsletter May 2015

Alberta Media Arts Alliance Newsletter

Alberta Media Arts Alliance Newsletter

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The Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society (AMAAS) is a not-for-profit society which exists to promote, support, educate and advocate for Alberta media arts and to foster the common objectives of Alberta’s media arts organizations and artists. Media arts are defined as: independent, artist initiated and controlled use of film, video, new media, audio art, and related media.

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Budget 2015: Canadian Arts Coalitions Recommendations

The government’s pre-budget consultation process for Budget 2015 has been announced – the deadline is Wednesday, August 6th.

For details visit the Finance Committee website.

The CAC’s steering committee had a chance to discuss the feedback they received on the initial drafts of their recommendation and have decided to recommend the following in our brief:

Recommendation One: Increase the Canada Council for the Arts’ Parliamentary appropriation by $35 million in 2015 with a long term goal of reaching $300 million.

Recommendation Two: Increase Canada’s presence on the world stage for 2017 by establishing a $25 million pilot program over three years at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development for Canada’s 150th birthday. (more…)