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01Apr 19

Youths Speak Up for the Arts!

We have heard great stories here on the PACT Advocacy Blog about the need for support for theatre for young audiences and overall access to the arts for young people.  Well, I am here today to say that one of the best things you can do to get your politicians…

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20Mar 19

Budget 2019 Looks Good for the Arts

PACT applauds the announcement in Budget 2019 to increase funding for the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) by $16 million over two years. This fund supports programming and development for arts festivals and performing arts series and is accessed by many of PACT’s members. CAPF currently stands at $32 million…

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05Mar 19

So What Exactly is Cultural Democracy?

We have a problem. And when I say we, I am talking about all of us who work in the arts in Canada, especially the performing arts. The problem is a lack of public will for the arts - in our communities, our governments and in the minds of the…

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01Mar 19

What It Means to Reimagine Theatre

Playwrights Theatre Centre By Belinda Bruce, Communications Manager As we write this, PTC has just wrapped WrightSpace – our annual ten-day residency that provides emerging and established playwrights from across Canada the opportunity to focus on their work by connecting them with one another and allowing them the space to…

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22Feb 19

Art on the Periphery

Talk Is Free Theatre By Arkady Spivak, Artistic Producer Talk Is Free Theatre is the only company in our Central Ontario region with a full professional winter season. Our mission, both in our home seasons and with our touring endeavours, is to produce cutting edge theatre works, such as are…

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