Public Engagement in the Arts – CC Discussion Paper

The following is taken from the Canada Council’s website:

Le Continental XL, choreography by Sylvain Émard, a Sylvain Émard Danse and Festival TransAmériques co-production, co-presented by Quartier des spectacles. 200 amateur dancers took part in this line dancing extravaganza. Photo: Robert Etcheverry 2011.

Public engagement in the arts is a theme of the Canada Council’s 2011-16 Strategic Plan. On October 16, 2012, the Council released a discussion paper on the subject an overview of current thinking and practices. The paper is meant to open new avenues of investigation, raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges and highlight possible areas of intervention by the Council.

Share your thoughts about innovative ideas on how Canadians can become actively involved in the arts, and how the arts can become more engaged with Canadians. Read the discussion paper. Read and comment on Council Vice-Chair Simon Brault’s blog or join the discussion on Facebook.

Considering the growing popularity of Art at Night events like Nocturne, Antigonight, and Lumiere, as well as the growing trend to present work in alternative public spaces, do you feel this is an important topic for Canada’s largest funding body to pursue?

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