Saturday, November 15, 2008

Meeting: City of Ottawa to Cut Grants to Artists

Wednesday, November 19th 7:00 pm,
Club SAW (67 Nicholas Street)

On November 4th, the City announced its proposed budget for 2009. A number of cuts were proposed for the arts community, including a 100% cut to individual artist grants.

The City of Ottawa provides granting programs that support local professional artists for creation and production of new work or completion of works in progress. Funding is awarded to individual emerging and established artists in the literary, visual, media and performing arts.

On Wednesday, November 19th CARFAC will host a meeting that is open to Ottawa artists of all disciplines and those who support them.

We will discuss the impact those cuts will have for individual artists and what can be done to stop them.

What you NEED to do:

* Attend the meeting on November 19th, 7:00 pm, Club SAW (67 Nicholas Street)

* contact your Councillor about the importance of these grants (how it has had an impact on your career and the community) and encourage everyone you know to do the same

* Attend the Draft Budget Public Consultations

* Help us pack the Council Chambers on December 1st at 10 am as the first delegations present to City Council

List of cuts

More information and how you can help:

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