Election commitments of the Liberal Party
Where does the Liberal Party stand on arts and culture?
The 88 points of the Liberal platform include four points detailing their plans to reinvest in culture and creative industries, with an emphasis on reversing the Conservative government's budget cuts to the Department of Canadian Heritage.
The Liberals' commitments include:
- Doubling investment in the Canada Council for the Arts to $360 million per year.
- Investing $150 million in new annual funding for CBC/Radio Canada.
- Increasing funding for Telefilm Canada and the National Film Board, with a new investment totalling $25 million each year.
- Investments in social and cultural infrastructure totalling $6 billion over 4 years, and almost $20 billion over 10 years.
- Restoring the Promart and Trade Routes international cultural promotion programs cut by the Harper government, and increasing funding to these programs to $25 million each year.
- Provide new funding to help Indigenous communities promote and preserve Indigenous languages and cultures.
Source: "Liberal Party Platform: Cultural and creative industries
Source: "Liberal Party Platform: BC-Radio Canada
Source: "Liberal Party Platform: Stronger Communities
Source: "Liberal Party Platform: First Nations Education
On October 21st, IMAA participated in the Journée sans culture
, a discussion day led by artists and cultural workers to all disciplines.
Discussion tables were set up on the following themes:
- Between gift, resilience and exhaustion: how to work and up to what point?
- Market, philanthropy, or state: who supports whom?
- Community, investment and capture
- The artist-as-entrepreneur: the only remaining horizon?
- Resonance in the social sphere
- The top of the pyramid or the ecology of the field?
- Language and vocabulary
Complete information: www.journeesansculture.ca
IMAA participated in a radio interview on CIBL Montreal following the event. Full podcast to listen here
(in French - 1:47:00).
We will inform you of future publications arising from this event.
Documentary Network Forum -
As part of the Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (RIDM
), IMAA joins the Observatoire to invite the community to debate the current state of affairs in the documentary community in light of two key factors that have been shaping the industry in recent years:
• several key partners’ tight budgets;
• the rise of the Web.
Documentary Network Forum is open to all professionals (free admission). Information here
L’Observatoire du documentaire is made up of the major professional associations as well as institutions, broadcasters and distributors involved with documentaries in Quebec and Canada.