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Draw More Income EP8: David Swann

Hey there, it’s another Draw More Income episode! This time with the wonderful David Swann, MD, MLA (http://www.davidswann.ca/). We were extremely lucky to have spoke with him and only wish this episode was put out months ago when it was recorded.

David Swann has been in Alberta politics for years and years, fighting for the Alberta Liberal party from the level of MLA to Leader of the Opposition Party. He has championed a great many human rights causes such as accessible healthcare, environmental issues, addictions treatment, and even global peace/anti-war initiatives.

In today’s episode, he sits down with Graeme Dearden to put on his artist’s rights hat, chatting about things like Status of The Artist Legislation, the Artist’s Resale Right, and generally how to get stuff done while working with the government.

Early in the podcast, we mentioned Dr. Swann’s involvement with a dance troupe called Le Caravan. This was such a great project and you can see the extent of Dr. Swann’s commitment to the arts in Canada.

So, if you are interested in watching his jaw-dropping performance with them, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7U2BIn4aM0

Today’s episode was recorded and edited by Graeme Dearden.
The interview was performed by Graeme Dearden with David Swann, MD, MLA.
Feedback and support provided by Sydney Lancaster, Chris Carson, and Sara McKarney.
Our production director/all-around-audio guru is Ryan Hemphill.

Draw More Income EP3: Brian Malkinson

Episode three of Draw More Income is upon us! In this edition, Graeme Dearden sits down with his local MLA, Brian Malkinson, in the Calgary-Currie district to discuss the function of MLAs, why artists should contact them and other elected officials, and particularly how to engage with people you might not agree with.

He also wanted me to link here for all you artists looking for potential government granting opportunities: http://culture.alberta.ca/about/grants/

You can see what Brian is up to on Twitter @BrianMalkinson.

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