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Beleaguered StubHub Ticket Service Will Now Offer Refunds For Canceled Events

Customers complained to the press and filed lawsuits. In an interview, StubHub customer experience vice president Daron Fowlks declined to comment on litigation but said that customers who bought tickets to events in the U.S. or Canada on or before March 25, 2020, and were issued credits for cancellations, will now get refunds. Those will be paid out by the end of May. – Seattle Times
Tags: Art, Canada, Issues, Stubhub, Daron Fowlks


Beleaguered StubHub Ticket Service3 Will Now Offer Refunds For Canceled Events

Customers complained to the press and filed lawsuits. In an interview, StubHub customer experience vice president Daron Fowlks declined to comment on litigation but said that customers who bought tickets to events in the U.S. or Canada on or before March 25, 2020, and were issued credits for cancellations, will now get refunds. Those will be paid out by the end of May. – Seattle Times
Tags: Art, Canada, Issues, Stubhub, Daron Fowlks


Vancouver Maritime Museum – Executive Director

For more than 60 years Vancouver Maritime Museum (VMM) has been sharing stories about maritime heritage in British Columbia and the Canadian Arctic that reflect a diverse range of voices. OrganizationFor more than 60 years Vancouver Maritime Museum (VMM) has been sharing stories about maritime heritage in British Columbia and the Canadian Arctic that reflect a diverse range of voices. Its mission is to be a centre for dialogue, research, expression, and experience regarding the maritime herit...
Tags: Art, Asia, Japan, Cook, Jobs, Toronto, Nasa, First Nations, Canada, Ben Franklin, Broadway, Finland, Football League, Vancouver, North America, Archives


Canada’s Federal Budget Has More Than $800 Million In New Cultural Funding

“The budget earmarks $300-million over two years to Canadian Heritage to create a recovery fund to combat that drop in employment and support the recovery of those industries. … There’s an investment of $200-million through regional development agencies for major Canadian festivals, and an additional $200-million through Canadian Heritage for local festivals and cultural events, including outdoor theatre.” There’s also $70 million for musicians and music venues, $60 million for TV and film, and...
Tags: Art, Canada, Heritage, Globe, Federal Budget, Issues, 04.20.21


Canada’s New Opera Champion Bob McPhee, 65

As head of Calgary Opera he was one of the most innovative champions of the art form. “I think he truly changed opera in Canada. I think there was Before Bob and there is After Bob.” – The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Tags: Art, People, Canada, Bob, Globe, Calgary Opera, Bob McPhee, 04.06.21


Canadian Arts Leaders Call For Guaranteed Income For Artists

The arts leaders call the measure a crucial part of any sustainable future for arts and culture in Canada. And, as they point out, they represent the majority of Canada’s artists. The document details several hard facts about the devastating effect the pandemic has had on the arts sector in Canada this past year. – Ludwig Van
Tags: Art, Canada, Issues


Small Independent Opera Companies Are Saving Opera

Across Canada, indie opera companies are making the art form cool again; daring and provocative again. Pre-pandemic, the collective mass of these companies was on the verge of something truly special: making opera mainstream, something to be wafted over a crowded pub, or poured out freely in church basements and makeshift venues coast to coast. – CBC
Tags: Art, Music, Canada, 03.19.21


2020 Movie Box Office Down Big Time (But Home Streaming Offsets Much)

The U.S./Canada box office market was down 80% in 2020, to $2.2 billion, while tickets sold were down 81% to 0.24 billion. Still, that was offset by home and mobile entertainment, which increased to $30 billion, up 21% from a year earlier. The number of online video subscriptions increased 32% to 308.6 million. – Deadline
Tags: Art, Media, Canada, Audience, 03.18.21


A Year Into COVID, Canada’s Performing Arts Have Been Devastated

The performing arts, heritage sector and spectator sports – areas of the economy that depend on ticket sales– have lost more than 60 per cent of their GDP value. The only subsector to suffer more is air transportation, down 87 per cent on its GDP. – The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Tags: Art, Canada, Globe, Issues, 03.11.21


In Canada, The Supreme Court Is Facing A Major Case About Comedy And Freedom Of Speech

At issue: Whether the comedian Mike Ward harmed a disabled teenager by mocking his disability, calling him “ugly,” saying that the youth would die soon and if he didn’t, the comedian would drown him. Comedians in Canada are not laughing about this case. One asked, “Will I need to have my every comedy routine reviewed by a lawyer, or think before every joke whether I am going to find myself in front of the Supreme Court?” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Supreme Court, Canada, Issues, Mike Ward, 02.20.21


"It truly feels as though you and I have crossed an ocean of outrage together… but something tells me it’s time to rest my social media gavel and reclaim a little neurological bandwidth."

"If it seemed like I was ignoring my main Twitter followers here and outside the US and Canada in my quest to rid our democracy of 'Orange Julius Caesar' and his Empire of Lies, it was not my intention. I just assumed that a radicalized America is a threat to us all. When a madman grabs the wheel of the bus loaded with innocent passengers and threatens to drive it off a cliff, it tends to steal everyone’s focus."  Jim Carrey lets us know he's giving it a rest. He needs to get his brain back. He...
Tags: Art, Law, Suicide, US, America, Canada, Jim Carrey, Ny Post, Julius Caesar, Ambiguity, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome


A Reckoning With Racism In Canada’s Country Music Industry

There’s no Indigenous Artist of the Year award in Saskatchewan this year, and when a committee was discussing why not, well: “Somebody made a comment about ‘why should we give them an award when they’re just going to pawn it off anyway?'” That’s led to a reckoning about anti-Indigenous and other racist (and homophobic as well) attitudes in Canada’s country music communities. – CBC
Tags: Art, Music, Canada, Saskatchewan, 02.18.21


How A Bad Joke Ended Up In Canada’s Top Court

Comedian Mike Ward made a bad joke about a teenager with a disability back in 2010. The victim sued and the case is now in the Supreme Court. Many comedians are supporting Ward. “The support comes amid concern in stand-up comedy circles that it’s found itself pulled into the debate around political correctness, free speech, censorship, and cancel culture. There’s a fear of a chilling effect on comedy.” – BBC
Tags: Art, Theatre, Canada, Mike Ward, Supreme Court Many, 02.15.21


Arts Donations Down By 13% In North America And A Third In Britain — But There’s Good News!

Yes, 2020 was a no-good-very-bad year for the arts (and most everything else), but a new study from TRG Arts and Purple Seven has at least a few glad tidings. In the U.S. and Canada, half of the arts organizations surveyed took in more total gift income than in 2019, and three-quarters attracted more individual donors than the previous year. Even in the UK, which has less strong a tradition of arts philanthropy, the number of people making small donations went up. – TRG Arts
Tags: Art, UK, Canada, Britain, North America, Issues, TRG Arts, 02.02.21


Survey: When American Arts Organizations Plan To Resume Live Performances

The study surveyed 104 organizations, including 91 in the United States and 13 in Canada, from Dec. 12, 2020 through Jan. 12, 2021. The study found that, among U.S. organizations, companies in the Southeast, Southwest, and South are the most optimistic, with a majority planning a return before July. Companies in the Midwest, West, and Northeast mostly plan returns in the third and fourth quarters of 2021, with just 3 percent of Midwest and 5 percent of Northeast orgs anticipating a 2022 return....
Tags: Art, Canada, United States, Issues, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast Southwest, Midwest West, 01.29.21


The Broadway League – Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Founded in 1930, The Broadway League (League) is the national trade association for Broadway and commercial theatre. The League’s 700-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers in North American cities, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the commercial theatre industry. These members bring Broadway to millions of people in New York and in more than 200 cities throughout the United States and Canada. OrganizationFounded in 1930, Th...
Tags: Art, New York, Jobs, New York City, Canada, United States, Broadway, The League, North America, League, Broadway League, Commercial Theater Institute, Broadway Bridges, Ms Wyona Lynch, Equity Diversity and Inclusion, Broadway League League


The Lonely, Mysterious Death Of A Science Fiction Pioneer

“This past Saturday, about a dozen people from across the United States and Canada held a Zoom memorial for a man whose remains have been lying in an unmarked grave in Nova Scotia since last spring. He was Charles R. Saunders, and his lonely death in May belied his status as a foundational figure in a literary genre known as sword and soul.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Canada, United States, Nova Scotia, 01.21.21, Charles R Saunders


Streaming Giants From U.S. May End Up Saving Canadian TV Industry

“Canada forcing Netflix and other foreign streamers to pour $800 million annually into local Canadian content will be a lifeline for world-beating creators, say Bill C-10 supporters.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Canada, 01.18.21


Canada Gets A 24/7 Inuit-Language TV Channel

The new network’s executive director sounds hopeful. “As our elders pass away, we are fighting against time to keep Inuit culture and language alive for our children and grandchildren. TV in Inuktut all day every day is a powerful way to keep a living language for future generations.” – CBC
Tags: Art, Media, Canada, Inuktut, 01.15.21, Inuit Language TV Channel


Sign Of The Times: Choir Rehearsals And Concerts Via Car

The founder and conductor of Canada’s Luminous Voices, which now uses the cars’ FM transmitters, a mixer, and wireless mics for rehearsal and, crucially, performance too, says, “For us not to be able to [sing together], it’s like a whole part of our soul is sort of taken out. And we need to find ways to somehow fill that gap.” – NPR
Tags: Art, Music, Canada, 01.11.21


Watch 70 birds play guitar in Canada

From CBC in 2015: A living musical exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will set 70 zebra finches loose in an aviary, and the only perches are the strings of 14 electric guitars and bass guitars.When the birds land, they create music that's played through amplifiers stationed around the aviary. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Video, News, Birds, Canada, Artists, Guitars, Guitar, Modern Art, Art Installation, Cbc, Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts, Art Exhibit, Free Bird, Birds of a Feather


Canada’s Non-Fiction Revolution

In Canada, the most trail-blazing contemporary nonfiction is being produced by writers of colour and Indigenous writers, many of whom are women or nonbinary. – The Walrus
Tags: Art, Canada, Words, 12.17.20


In Canada, A True Brouhaha About Yet Another Well-Funded Artist’s Claim Of Indigenous Identity

Michelle Latimer is the co-creator and director of Canada’s Trickster, a TV series that has won acclaim as an adaptation of an Indigenous writer’s trilogy. But Latimer’s claimed identity has come into serious question. She said she had “prematurely claimed a link without first doing the proper research to back up her belief.” – CBC
Tags: Art, Canada, Issues, Latimer, Michelle Latimer, 12.18.20


Get Inside the Head of a New York City Christmas Tree: A Gonzo Short Film from Artist Nina Katchadourian

For every year this Christmas tree Brings to us such joy and glee O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree Such pleasure do you bring me… All over New York City, tree stands are springing up like mushrooms. Unlike the fanciful windows lining 5th avenue, the Union Square holiday market, or Rockefeller Center’s tree and skating rink, this seasonal pleasure requires no special trip, no threat of crowds. You could battle traffic, and lose half a day, dragging the kids to a cut-your-own farm on Long I...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, Film, College, Life, New York City, Canada, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Vermont, Long Island, Rockefeller Center, Andrew, Facebook Twitter, Union Square


What’s Up With Romance Novel Architecture?

The men in romance novels – whether straight or gay – seem obsessed with open plans. Open plans, big TVs, big sofas. Blame Canada. (Seriously: Blame Canada for HGTV, which led directly to … this.) – Slate
Tags: Art, Canada, Words, Hgtv, 11.27.20


As A New Potential Lockdown Looms, Canada’s Indie Bookstores Are Doing Surprisingly Well

Personalized book and wine deliveries, a mix of weekly children’s online reading clubs, subscriptions services, and a heavy uptick in the use of the internet – all are helping Canadian independent bookstores survive. But another lockdown may be coming before buyers can get their holiday shopping finished, a make or break proposal for small indies. – CBC
Tags: Art, Canada, Words, 11.12.20


Canada Proposes Treating Streaming Like Broadcast Services

The regulations put forth by the Liberal government today in a new bill focus on clarifying that online streaming platforms like Netflix and Spotify will fall under the Broadcasting Act through a new category called “online undertakings.” – CBC
Tags: Art, Spotify, Media, Netflix, Canada, Broadcast Services, 11.03.20


Under A Cloud Of Accusations, Artist Aydin Aghdashloo Faces Repercussions

At least 13 women have accused the artist of sexual misconduct, and an exhibit of the artist’s work was canceled in Iran, where the Tehran auction is also considering not including his work this year. But in Canada, where the artist has dual citizenship, a cultural festival that often invites him decided to remain “noncommittal about the accusations.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Iran, Canada, Tehran, Visual, 11.01.20


Chief Executive Officer

Over 30+ years, Artscape has evolved from a Toronto-based provider of affordable artist studios to a globally-renowned group of not-for-profit organizations with a mission to make space for creativity and transform communities. We acknowledge we are hosted on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Anishinaabe, the Haundenosaunee Confederacy and the Wendat. We also recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis and the Inuit peoples. Over 30+ years, Artscape has evolved from a To...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Toronto, Canada, Ontario, Artscape, Launchpad Canada, Ontario Human Rights Code Reporting, Chelsey Périard


Canadians Say Hollywood Needs To Catch Up In Depictions Of The Country’s History With Slavery

Movies and TV shows are, of course, great ways to get wide swaths of people interested in history. But “as popular culture tries more and more to address the international tragedy that is the slave trade, it is still far from accurately portraying that history onscreen — especially when it comes to Canada.” – CBC
Tags: Art, Media, Canada, 10.17.20



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