Calling All Burlington Artists! Park Marker Program Launch & Free Workshop Burlington Public Art is pleased to announce a new program for local artists - the Park Marker Program. This annual program will commission artists to create small-scale sculptures in neighbourhood parks throughout the city. These commissions are open exclusively to artists residing in Burlington, Ont. Applicants do not need previous public art and/or sculpture experience to apply to this program.
To kick off the program, we are hosting a free workshop for local artists:
Program Launch & Workshop Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Location: Central Library, Holland Room, 2331 New St.
Overview Are you interested in public art sculpture but are not sure where to start? This workshop will give you helpful insight into planning your project and preparing a great submission that will get you noticed by the jury. The workshop will start with a brief overview of the Park Marker program and 2016/17 projects followed by a session led by artist Matthew Walker. Matthew will give helpful tips and tricks on preparing your submission and the steps you need to take to conceptualize your project. Following a brief break, public art fabricator Mike Bilyk will lead a session exploring material choices for outdoor sculpture and pointers on working with a fabricator.
Do you know what October 25 th is? ..........ARTS DAY A team of arts advocates and CAC(Canadian Arts Coalition) members have worked hard over the last month to craft the following three messages.
Key Messages from the Canadian Arts Coalition for Parliamentarians 1. Thank you for the arts and culture investments in Budget 2016 ($1.87 billion over five years) • The doubling of Canada Council of the Arts’ budget addresses a historical request from the Canadian Arts Coalition which will enhance the activities of the arts sector and provide increased access to emerging and equity-seeking artists and organizations. • The Coalition strongly encourages the Government to live up to phased-in commitments in upcoming years, particularly to Indigenous artists via funding from the Canada Council • We are encouraged by the current commitment to equity within this government and to see this commitment redress institutionalized biases that prevent the inclusion of equity-seeking artists as key players in our cultural sector.
2. Short-term investments from Budget 2016, in the Cultural Spaces and in the Showcasing Canada programs, need to be extended and sustained beyond two years Showcasing Canada’s Cultural Industries to the World Current investment: $10 million in 2016-17; $25 million in 2017-18. Recommendation: $25 million per year over three years, beginning in 2018-19. • The new Showcasing Canada’s Cultural Industries to the World program addresses a long-standing request from the Canadian Arts Coalition. • The arts sector, represented by authors such as Joseph Boyden and Jane Urquhart, and touring companies like Red Sky and Tafelmusik, is eager to benefit from funding for international market access and especially the collaboration with the cultural attachés from International Trade and Global Affairs. • The Coalition believes in the need for strong support to Canada’s pluralistic cultural community’s presence and engagement abroad in order to truly reflect the demographics of the nation. Therefore we request that in designing the Showcasing Canada program, DCH consider how to address the particular needs of equity seeking or marginalized artists. • However, it will take more than two-years to build lasting relationships with international promoters, presenters, and curators, to secure exhibits and tours abroad, and to penetrate foreign markets.
Canada Cultural Spaces Fund Current investment: Pre-existing funding of $30 million per year + $84 million per year in 2016-17 and 2017-18. Recommendation: Increase investment to $490 million over eight years until the end of Phase Two of the ten-year Infrastructure Plan, up until 2025-2026.
• The reinvestment in the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, as part of Phase 1 of the Government of Canada’s infrastructure plan, is a timely recognition of the aging infrastructure at many arts organizations (i.e. National Arts Centre in Ottawa) and the inadequacy of many infrastructures with today’s needs in terms of accessibility, sustainability, and programming. • We want to acknowledge the value of the exceptional circumstances provision of Cultural Spaces for projects occurring in rural or remote areas, in underserved communities, such as official language minority communities, Aboriginal communities and ethnocultural communities, where the financial need is justified. Cultural Spaces also need to be accessible, especially for artists and patrons who live with impairments. • Considering the preparations necessary for any infrastructure project, including feasibility studies in the case of large-scale renovations or constructions, the timeline of just two years will significantly limit the eligibility to only shovel-ready projects in 2016. • Notably, with the increases to the Canada Council for the Arts beginning in 2016, the federal government has taken the first step by investing in the artists and organizations. Commensurate investments are needed in arts infrastructure in order to ensure that these artists and organizations have adequate venues to create and to present their works to Canadians, such as community hubs like the Theatre Centre in Toronto. • During the Infrastructure Consultation, the Canadian Arts Coalition recommended the extension of the Cultural Spaces investment throughout Phase 2 of the Government of Canada’s Infrastructure plan. We want to stress that the extension needs to be included in Budget 2017, so that arts organizations can begin feasibility studies.
3. The Digital Culture consultations are an essential process between government, industry, and artists – the Canadian Arts Coalition wants to ensure that artists are part of the conversation • Artists and arts organizations must be consulted repeatedly. Canadian artists such as YouTuber Lilly Singh, ballet dancer Guillaume Côté, singer Tanya Tagaq, director Deepta Mehta, artist Rober Racine, and composer Mychael Danna are all digital content creators. But technologies must be made fully accessible to all, including artists with impairments who are disproportionately affected by the digital divide. • Has the artist been fairly compensated? Support for artists is a central concern for Canadian Arts Coalition.
BIG NEWS! ACCOB member Hayley Verrall Music is going to be on Country 89.1 in Welland this Friday morning between 8 and 8.30 am singing a couple songs and being interviewed. Please everyone, listen in and tweet out. If you can't get it on your radio, please listen online. ... See MoreSee Less
Burlington Arts and Culture in action..200k views and growing.. worldwide connection #globalthink I'd love to see Trevor do something in collaboration with WOTE..another #burlingtonlegacy ... See MoreSee Less
Art-o-Con in Burlington October 23rd, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre 3063 South Service rd, Burlington, Ontario L7N 3E9 We hope you will all come out to enjoy a fun filled day. Jaded Dragon Studios will be hosting almost 90 artists, vendors, video games Cosplay contests, amazing raffles, voice & tv actors & a whole lot more. www.facebook.com/events/1729081264027500/
Tickets at the door. 8$ for adults & just 2$ for kids under 12.
We hope you will all come out to enjoy a fun filled day. Jaded Dragon Studios will be hosting almost 90 artists, vendors, video games Cosplay contests, amazing raffles, voice & tv actors & a whole lot more. If you are interested in an artist table or vendor spot please check out our website for info and the PDF application. jadeddragon.ca/art-o-con/ If more information is needed then please send all questions to email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
October 23, 2016, 11:00am - October 23, 2016, 5:00pm
Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre
I'll be a guest artist at Art-O-Con! - goo.gl/xz8o5i
Jaded Dragon Studios is proud to present Art-O-Con 2016.
Art-O-Con will b...
Checkout the event for some pictures of last night.. also there are pictures of the event in the photo section of this group. We had an incredible time speaking of the many things happening and still to happen. Did you know that Arts and Culture is categorized under Parks and Recreation? Its unfair and counter intuitive doncha think? Burlington needs YOUR VOICE. ACCOB Networking Meeting... See MoreSee Less
ACCOB Networking Meeting
October 20, 2016, 7:00pm - October 20, 2016, 8:30pm
Emmas Back Porch & The Water St. Cooker
The meeting is at Emma's. Casual meeting to meet artists/cultural workers or catch up with old friends. Chat with the Board.
All friends of a...
Last weekend, Kelly Arnott & the crew at VR Pro Inc. hosted the Eaton #DiscoDash. The race is a groovy 70s-themed run/walk with 5km & 10km options. Starting from the #BrantStreetPier, the route goes by #SpencerSmithPark towards the Lift Bridge & back. Lots of dancing, courtesy of Trevor at Interactive Entertainment, & prizes for best costume. Many thanks to Title Sponsor Eaton. Proceeds go towards Easter Seals Ontario.
Attention all Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts! The Guelph Arts Council is offering an exciting trip to visit New York State and Pennsylvania to tour Fallingwater and other Wright gems such as Graycliff, and the Darwin Martin House. We will also visit East Aurora, the home of the American Arts and Crafts Movement and have lunch and a tour at the Roycroft Inn. This beautiful fall colour getaway will take place from October 13-15, 2016, leaving from Guelph. This all-inclusive trip (only $765 Canadian) is filling up quickly. To register, contact Noecker Travel at 519-846-5307. ... See MoreSee Less