- Arts of the state and state of the arts: the beginning to the twentieth century
- Canadian performing arts from the colony to confederation
- Government and other support from confederation until Massey
- The Massey Commission – National identity and the arts; conception and execution
- The Massey Commission – Implementation and results; the Canada Council
- Provincial arts funding – Saskatchewan leads the way
- BC and arts funding
- Municipal arts funding – City states revisited
- Vancouver, the city, the region and the arts
- The Sixties and a creative surge: OFY, LIP, Secretary of State – New times, new players
- Addressing geography: the creation of the Canada Council Touring Office and its siblings
- Funding the other – Multiculturalism and other diversities
- Not Just High Art: The Barbarians are inside the gates and they are hungry!
- New millennium and new challenges: digital technology in all its aspects
- Quebec – Another country
- Where is the Money? The Canada Council, peer review, arms length, Canadian creation, etc.
- Where is the Money? Other federal funders from DOCH to DFAIT and beyond
- Where is the Money? The province, the city, foundations and other sources of public funding
- While You’re Up, Get Me A Grant I: Hands-on grant application exercise
- While You’re Up, Get Me A Grant II: Hands-on grant application exercise
- Sympathy for the Devil? The private sector and the arts
- A phenomenon of festivals: once there were few, now there are hundreds
- Nation building or welfare for artists? Debates on the philosophy and goals of public funding for the arts
- Unions, professional organizations and scales and royalties: ongoing income from arts activities
- Arts service organizations, lobbying, professional organizations and the politics and philosophy of arts funding
Some of all of the following methods will be used:
- Class discussions
- Oral presentations
- Group projects
Typical Activities and Weighting (in %)
Specify # of assignments: 2
Specify nature of participation: class discussions, oral presentations, group projects
Number of writing assignments: 2
- Assignments - assignments will be take-home
- Participation - students are expected to be in attendance at all classes and to participate fully in class projects
- Midterm - students are required to sit a written test on material as scheduled
- Oral presentation - each student will choose a topic from the course outline in which to deliver an oral presentation of at least ten minutes. The schedule is to be determined by the instructor.
This is a letter graded course. Passing grade is C.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand how arts funding works in Canada; the forces that shape public cultural policy; the principal arts funding bodies; the role and status of the artist in contemporary Canadian society;
- Conduct research, and use and adapt information to specific projects;
- Communicate about their work in oral and written form;
- Describe Canadian cultural policy as it evolved in the 20th century;
- Communicate key debates in the development of Canadian cultural policy as it evolved in the 20th century;
- Communicate key debates in the development of Canadian cultural policy and its evolution;
- Articulate basic cultural policy goals and practices of the three levels of government in Canada – federal, provincial/territorial and municipal;
- Identify and access varied and diverse sources of revenue available to artists;
- Construct a plan to acquire funds necessary to carry out a project in the performing arts.
Typical text(s) and resource materials:
Required - Vance, Jonathan. A History of Canadian Culture. Oxford UP. Current Edition.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
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