ACI FACILITATES ARTS AND CULTURE TOWN HALL MEETING WITH FEDERAL MINISTERS
In early May, ACI approached MP Siobhan Coady about the need for an Arts and Culture Town Hall meeting at which cultural producers and audiences could gather in a spirit of cooperation to air their concerns to the Government of Canada. Coady was receptive and invited MP Pablo Rodriguez, Opposition Critic for Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, to attend.
ACI has helped plan and facilitate the June 29th meeting and encourages all of its 1200+ member and associate-member organizations and individuals, as well as any other interested parties not yet affiliated with ACI, to attend. Come voice your Arts and Culture concerns to Ottawa.
When: Monday, June 29, at 7pm
Where: Masonic Temple, 6 Cathedral Street, St. John’s
Who: MP Siobhan Coady, St. John’s South/Mount Pearl, MP Pablo Rodriguez, Opposition Critic for Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
What: Arts and Culture Town Hall
(View this event on ACI’s Cultural Calendar at http://acinl.ca/event/330)
“The cultural industries in Canada account for almost 7.5% of the GDP each year [The Conference Board of Canada]“, says ACI Executive Director George Murray. “The culture sector is a vibrant contributor to our national economic fabric. It is natural that Ottawa would want to consult with sectors in which resource and funding investments yield so much positive growth for all of Canada.”
For more information or comment, please contact ACI Executive Director George Murray at 709.738.4333
ACI is a pan-provincial, pan-cultural not-for-profit organization serving as a unified voice, acting as advocate, and performing research on behalf of professional artists and arts organizations in Newfoundland Labrador. In 2008, ACI celebrates 10 years of advocacy. ACI is continually working to provide a nexus for communications between artists and arts organizations, the government, and the public.