Association for Opera in Canada has submitted our sectoral pre-budget consultation, in advance of the 2024 budget.
- We support the recommendations made by the Canadian Arts Coalition for $350M permanent investment into the Canada Council for the Arts and Canadian Heritage Arts Branch programs, addressing the future resilience of the broadest arts & culture eco-system.
- To incentivize and leverage charitable giving, we recommend an increase and expansion of the Endowment lncentives component of the Canada Cultural lnvestment Fund (CCIF) to $59M to provide matching funds for every dollar raised privately for Endowment and Working Capital to build financial resilience in the opera sector.
- Recognizing the unique challenges experienced by the sector’s most precarious workers, Artists, we recommend a renewal of the $60M funding to the Canadian Arts Workers Resilience Fund
Read the full submission: AOC Pre-Budget Submission August 2023