Imagine A Day Without the Arts — Reflection on the CCA

Imagine for just a moment, a day without the arts; what would our world look like? What would our cities, our communities, our homes look like? Are arts and culture important for individuals, the community, and society as a whole? How important are they? This reflection is the result of the closing of the Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) this month. Indeed, after 67 years of providing advocacy in the arts, culture and heritage sectors across Canada, the CCA has closed its doors. Why you ask? The answer lies in one key resource that affects all of all, in particular, those of us who create art: funding and the lack of it. It is not surprising that when the government needs to reduce expenditures, the arts are the first to be butchered. Continue reading Imagine A Day Without the Arts — Reflection on the CCA