75,000 Canadian artists unite: It’s time for a basic income

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75,000 Canadian artists unite: it’s time for a basic income  Today, we join 30+ arts organizations and 250+ independent artists and cultural workers, through one united voice: we call upon the Government of Canada to ensure the financial well-being of all residents by implementing a permanent Basic Income Guarantee. A Public Letter from the Arts Community for a Basic Income Guarantee Join the co-authors of the public »»

COVID-19 Impact Survey: Conclusions

 

Earned revenue comprises roughly 10% of our operating budget. Considering the breadth and the volume of services we offer, this figure was already too small. We give away more and more because our communities are subject to debt deflation: they need more from us and are less and less favorably positioned economically in order to »»

Digital Reconfigurations

 

Digital Reconfigurations–For this final digital literacy micro-bite, we originally thought we’d examine what the digital future has in store for us while addressing some larger issues like the environment, cybersecurity, and self-sufficiency. But given our current, exceptional circumstances, we decided to take a more practical approach and look at the notion of reconfiguration.     »»

Online Documentation and Archives

 

This article considers the possibilities of archives and documentation, with a specific focus on their online dissemination and circulation. Particular emphasis will be placed on archive and documentation access and reuse by the greatest number of users possible. In the history of archiving, this was not always the most popular approach. Some archivists continue to »»

Artist-Run Centres and COVID-19

 

  LAST UPDATE: April 14, 2020. This post will be updated periodically as the situation evolves.   Artist-Run Centres and COVID-19 COVID-19 will have a tremendous impact on the artist-run centres network and its human resources, including artists and self-employed workers. The Governement of Canada announced emergency aid to all workers affected by closures and »»

Cloud Computing

 

Over the past decade, cloud computing has become a well-established trend in the digital world. Defined as a computing model that relies on pooling a large number of networked servers to store and manage data, it allows small organizations and individuals to access a vast amount of processing power at low cost.       »»

Open Data

 

OPEN DATA—In our last chapter on the different levers of discoverability , we briefly examined the concept of linked data. For this third installment, we’ll take a closer look at open data. The concept is gaining ground within government and academic circles as new demands are being made in terms of transparency (see Government of Canada Open Data portal) and accessibility to publicly funded »»

The Levers of Discoverability

 

January 23, 2020 Did our clickbait work? The use of attention-grabbing, intriguing, or even shocking headlines to lure readers to click on links is a clever trick used by marketers to increase advertising revenue by driving large numbers of Internet users to their sites. Our intention is quite different: we wanted to draw your attention to »»

Blockchain Technology Explained

 

  On November 28th 2018, Access Copyright, Prescient & CARFAC Ontario hosted an event in Toronto to present blockchain technology;  emissaries from those organizations included Roanie Levy (Access Copyright/Prescient), Sapan Narang (Access Copyright/Prescient), Stephen Sawyer (Access Copyright/Prescient) and Elissa Pendergast (CARFAC). ARCA invited Toronto-based Aaron Tucker (bio at the end of the essay) to attend »»

CARFAC 2020 Royalty Schedule

 

CARFAC has undertaken a major overhaul of their minimum recommended royalty schedule; please consult the following URL for details: https://carfac-raav.ca/2020-en/ An online and print publicity campaign is in the works; material will be widely distributed once the new schedule website is completed and fully translated into french.