Canadian Lawmakers Recommend Sweeping Progressive Improvements to Copyright Law

May 16, 2019 For Immediate Release The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage yesterday released its long-awaited report on artist remuneration, as part of Parliament’s Statutory Review of the Copyright Act. Titled Shifting Paradigms, the report makes twenty-two key recommendations focused on strengthening the rights of artists to control and earn from their work in the digital … Read more

WorkInCulture Releases Culture Sector Sustainability Report MakingItWork

(Toronto, ON) May 9, 2019 – WorkInCulture announced today the results of a research report entitled MakingItWork: Pathways Toward Sustainable Cultural Careers, which was commissioned to profile today’s Culture Sector labour market, and identify the challenges and opportunities the sector is facing, and recommend ways to move forward. The report presents the findings of the … Read more

The League of Canadian Poets Announces the 2019 Book Awards Shortlists

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Toronto, ON: The League of Canadian Poets is excited to announce the 2019 Book Awards Shortlists, including the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Raymond Souster Award. Winners will be announced on Saturday, June 8, 2019, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, at a special awards ceremony to … Read more

The Griffin Poetry Prize Announces the 2019 International and Canadian Shortlist

TORONTO – April 9, 2019 – Scott Griffin, on behalf of the trustees of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry, is pleased to announce the International and Canadian shortlist for this year’s prize. Judges Ulrikka Gernes (Denmark), Srikanth Reddy (USA), and Kim Maltman (Canada) each read 510 books of poetry, from 32 countries, including … Read more