Candian Budget Delivered – Arts & Culture Win Big!
“The 2016 Federal Budget includes a commitment to invest $1.87B in a basket of cultural institutions and industries over the next five years. Beneficiaries include the Canada Council for the Arts, CBC, Telefilm Canada, and the National Film Board. The newly elected Liberals are also following through on a campaign commitment to programs that showcase Canadian culture around the world. The Conservatives had axed both the Promart and Trade Routes programs, but the Liberals will create new versions and fund them to the tune of $10M this year and $25M in 2017-2018. There’s no money set aside after that.
The arts and cultural sector represents 4% of Canada’s labour force and contributes $48 billion to Canada’s annual GDP, making it an enormous source of strength to the Canadian economy. Minister Joly has stated several times that economy-stimulating innovation starts by investing in arts and culture.
Below, the exact wording from the budget paper as it pertains to Arts & Culture.
Investing in Arts and Culture
Canada’s heritage, shaped by our diversity, deserves to be celebrated and shared.
Our cultural industries represent a key sector of our economy and the intersection of art, science and technology offers infinite opportunities to innovate and problem solve. Investing in the Canadian cultural sector helps to create jobs, strengthens the economy and ensures that the unique Canadian perspective is shared with the world. Measures included in Budget 2016 will support important national institutions, safeguard our two official languages, and promote industries that highlight Canada’s culture by investing $1.9 billion over five years. These investments include funding of $168.2 million over two years for the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, being proposed as part of the Government’s commitment to social infrastructure.
Finally, as we move closer to the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, the Government will work with its partners to ensure that all Canadians will have the opportunity to participate in local, regional, national and international celebrations.”
Jack Richardson London Music Awards Seminar Day @ London Music Club
Just announced, this Seminar Day for High School students will happen at the London Music Club on Saturday April 16th.
Check out the event invite on Facebook >> https://www.facebook.com/events/158759787839763/
Jack’s Battle of the High School Bands
Register between now and March 31st to win Studio time and a spin on Country 104 or FM96, among other things in this $2500 package!
Jack Richardson London Music Awards VOTING OPEN
Vote for your favourite local musicians between now and March 31st, you must register to vote here: https://jrlma.ca/register/
#MusicTalks Manager’s Huddle
- Tuesday March 29th at Jacks. Space is limited so pre-register
Streaming vs. Downloads
Alan Cross takes a closer look at just how much money streaming is making over CDs and downloads:
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- Bob Noxious at Norma Jeans 9pm Be Bad Before Good Friday Thursday March 24th
- Metric and Death Cab for Cutie @ Budweiser Gardens March 24
- The Motorleague March 25th @ Rum Runners
- Craig Cardiff March 26 @ London Music Club
- Mountain of Wolves Vinyl Release Show March 26th @ Aeolian Hall
- Sunday March 27th – Reverend Freddy and Friends @ The Vic