Your Future at Stake: Canada’s Federal Election and the Arts


An Artists and Designers Town Hall Discussion

 
DateTuesday, October 7, 2008 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Cost

Free

Location

Room 327, Level 3 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

“...ordinary people...” don’t care about the Arts
-Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

The facts:
- The Harper government has just cut $60 million from Arts and Culture funding
- Harper wants to stop artists he sees as "people with narrow ideological agendas"; "people who are rich celebrities"; "really very fringe groups"

How does this affect YOU?
- Less Support for Emerging Artists
- Fewer opportunities for Canadian Artists & Designers to work on an international scale
- A displacement of Canada's long-time standing as a centre of creativity
- Less funding for Art & Design Galleries and Centres
- An undoing of networks of exchange in the creative industries
- Significant job loss in Canada's strong Arts & Culture economy

VOTE FOR YOUR FUTURE!

YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

Find Out More! OCAD hosts an Artists and Designers Town Hall

with Special Guests: The Department of Culture (www.departmentofculture.ca)

You have the right to vote if you are:
-a Canadian citizen
-at least 18 years old on election day (October 14, 2008).

If you have not yet received your Voter Registration Card, it is easy to register. Find out how at http://www.elections.ca/

DateTuesday, October 7, 2008 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Cost

Free

Website Location

Room 327, Level 3 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

“...ordinary people...” don’t care about the Arts
-Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

The facts:
- The Harper government has just cut $60 million from Arts and Culture funding
- Harper wants to stop artists he sees as "people with narrow ideological agendas"; "people who are rich celebrities"; "really very fringe groups"

How does this affect YOU?
- Less Support for Emerging Artists
- Fewer opportunities for Canadian Artists & Designers to work on an international scale
- A displacement of Canada's long-time standing as a centre of creativity
- Less funding for Art & Design Galleries and Centres
- An undoing of networks of exchange in the creative industries
- Significant job loss in Canada's strong Arts & Culture economy

VOTE FOR YOUR FUTURE!

YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

Find Out More! OCAD hosts an Artists and Designers Town Hall

with Special Guests: The Department of Culture (www.departmentofculture.ca)

You have the right to vote if you are:
-a Canadian citizen
-at least 18 years old on election day (October 14, 2008).

If you have not yet received your Voter Registration Card, it is easy to register. Find out how at http://www.elections.ca/

Venue & Address: 
Room 327, Level 3 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
Ignite Imagination - The Campaign for OCAD U

Please be advised that OCAD U hosted events may be documented through photographs and video. These images may be used by the University for promotional, advertising, and educational purposes. By participating in our events, both on campus and off-site, you consent to allowing OCAD University to document and use your image and likeness. However, if you do not want us to use a photo or video of you or your child, please don’t hesitate to let us know when you arrive at the event. You’re also welcome to get in touch with OCAD University’s Marketing & Communications office: communications@ocadu.ca.

Be mindful of those in our community who have scent sensitivities; please help OCAD U maintain a healthy, scent-free campus.