As we watch the entire world closing down, we can have no doubt that we are living through a time of extraordinary challenge.  No one is more adversely affected by the necessary social distancing measures than practitioners and learners in the arts and learning sector.  Many professionals find themselves unable to earn a living; long planned for events and programs have been cancelled or postponed – often after significant expenditures have already been...
On February 6, 2020, The Honourable Patricia Bovey addressed parliament to speak to the matter of Bill S-210 - An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Visual Artist Laureate).  Read her full address below.
During February, schools and community organizations across Canada present, exhibit and perform artistic experiences to educate Canadians about Black History. This year's theme is "Canadians of African Descent: Going forward, guided by the past". Across the country, artist-educators and arts organizations are informing and engaging Canadians on this important topic, including Ballet Creole's school tour featuring dance and music of Guinea West Africa...