Canadian Dance Assembly
CADA-ON looks to the Canadian Dance Assembly
(CDA) for advocacy for dance, particularly in the federal arena. CADA-ON is an organizational member of CDA, and additionally, a portion of all members' membership fees are allocated to the CDA, making all members of CADA-ON members of the CDA.
From time to time, CADA-ON takes its own advocacy actions led by our Advocacy Committee, with the following mandate:
The Advocacy Committee is responsible for CADA-ON's arts advocacy. It encourages the membership to engage in arts advocacy in the public and political milieus, within limitations set by governments, and will share informations as a tool to achieve that goal. The Committee provides support to the Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) to enable their representation of the interests of dance artists.
For further arts advocacy tools and the latest information, please visit:
CARFAC National (Arts Advocacy focussed in the Visual Arts, but very useful to all artists)
Culturebot - www.culturebot.org
- An online information hub dedicated to building arts
communities online and offline. It was initially launched as a blog for
Performance Space 122 in New York and is now independently run by founder
Andrew Horwitz as Culturebot Arts & Media Inc. A platform for artists,
audiences and organizations to share discourse, Culturebot is a recognized
leader in performance, criticism, art and culture.
Canada Council Dance Mapping - www.canadacouncil.ca/dance-mapping-news
- Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario
Arts Council, this dance mapping study includes research, literature and data
reviews, a public funder’s survey, an inventory of dance associations, a survey
of dancers across the country, and an interactive dance map of dance in Canada.
Its purpose is to better understand the volume and variety of dance and its
value to Canadians.
- The Dance Wheel: showcasing the top 100 genres of dance in Canada.
CADA-ON's Community Consultation - Urban and African-based Dancers
- Through the support of an Ontario Arts Council Arts Service Project grant, the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists, in partnership with COBA and Gadfly, carried out a series of community consultations in the African Diaspora and Urban Dance communities. With a desire to understand how we can best serve the diverse field of dance in Ontario, we reached out to communities that have so far been underrepresented in our membership. CADA-ON engaged Soraya Peerbaye, independent consultant, to carry out these consultations and write final reports on her findings. Access the findings here.
"Choreographing Our Futures" by Shannon Litzenberger
- CADA-ON member, Dance Artist and Policy-Thinker, Shannon Litzenberger recently completed a three-year Metcalf Arts Policy Fellowship, researching and writing a report on the future of arts support in Canada, and reflecting on changes the field has seen in years past. To read or download this valuable report, click here.
CQRHQ Competency Profiles
- The Conseil québécois des ressources humaines en cultures (CQRHC - Quebec Cultural Human Resources Council) in collaboration with the Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) has prepared two documents outlining the results of an occupational analysis of the professions of the Dance Rehearsal Director and Choreographer. Both documents were created out of a desire and need to affirm the specificity of these roles. Artists who practice these professions can refer to both documents in order to have their expertise recognized, as well as to evaluate their skills and determine areas where they can pursue additional training. It is a useful guide in hiring specialists and writing contracts.