Canadian Recording Arts Grant Cut sign now

To:the Hon. James Moore
Minister of Canadian Heritage
Govt. Of Canada

Dear Mr. Moore,

I am shocked, appalled and dismayed by the cut in funding to the Canada Councils (CCA) Recording Grant for Specialised Music, announced this past August 2009.

This program is one of the most popular, if not THE most popular program in the Music Section of the CCA. Recordings made through this grant form the basis of promotion for Canadian composers and musicians creating contemporary Canadian art music.

This group of musicians and composers represents the research and development wing of music, both in Canada and the world. This is the music that commercial artists mine for the fragments of new sounds and examples of new form they include in popular music and its existence is as critical to music culture as medical research programs in Universities are to the well being of the public.

Cutting this program leaves no other support for the recording of new, contemporary Canadian art music as the only other funding bodies, Factor and SOCAN, have shown little if any interest.

Cutting the program in such a covert manner, during Parliamentary recess and during the summer vacation, does not speak well to the honesty and integrity of this government. To my knowledge, no one in the community of Canadian musicians and composers was consulted, which adds insult to injury.

I most strongly recommend and even demand, that this program be reinstated immediately to the body that is most able to administrate it; that being the Music Section of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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  • 31 January 2016989. Charles G
    Other funds should be found to support or promote infrastructure. The funds should not be taken from the creation of the music itself. Classical, new music, ethnic, jazz composers and musicians will be the loosers in this scenario.
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  • 09 January 2016978. Wilmer F
    What is happening to the arts in Canada? It was once a proud heritage that we supported arts and artists. I am appalled by these cuts. We are fast becoming a nation of philistines.
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    It's our arts & culture-we pay for it we want it get your dirty hands off our creative expressions that make us who we are as a people!

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Hon. James Moore, Minister of theDept. of Canadian Heritage

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