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The Toronto Film Critics Association awarded Anthropocene: The Human Epoch the Rogers best Canadian film award – and a cash prize of $100,000 – last night. It’s a despairing documentary about humanity’s devastation of the natural world, but Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier – who co-directed the film with photographer Edward Burtynsky – made a very optimistic move.

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is pleased to announce that Erika Iserhoff has been appointed OAC’s new Indigenous Arts Officer. Erika succeeds long-time OAC Indigenous Arts Officer Sara Roque, who stepped down in 2018.

15 days: ꜟArte Flamenco!

15 days: We are excited to feature ꜟArte Flamenco! in our countdown today. They perform Sunday January 27 at 2pm on the DanceWeekend'19 stage.

16 days: ARKAN Dance Company

16 days: ARKAN Dance Company is next on our countdown. You can see them Saturday January 26th at 5:10pm.

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17 days: Ryerson School of Performance Dance Program

Today marks 17 days until DanceWeekend'19 and we are excited to highlight Ryerson School of Performance Dance Program. They will be performing Sunday January 27th at 6:15pm.



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18 Days: Larchaud Dance

18 days: The countdown to DanceWeekend'19 continues with Larchaud Dance. They perform Sunday January 27th at 4:40pm.

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Congratulations to Bengt Jorgen now a Member of the Order of Canada.

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada,recently announced 103 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new member list includes 2 Companions (C.C.), 15 Officers (O.C.) and 86 Members (C.M.), including 2 Honorary Members. Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

2018 highlights:   ▲ TAC hosted its first TAC Leaders Lab Alumni Gatherings, bringing together the first three cohorts of this leadership development program to identify and discuss key issues within the arts sector. The hope is that these gatherings will inspire Toronto’s future and current arts leaders to work together to strengthen the sector.  
19 days: Sampradaya Dance Creations

19 days: Today we feature Samprodaya Dance Creations as we continue our countdown to #DanceWeekend19. Don't miss them Saturday January 26th at 1:30pm.

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Take part in our Annual Public Meeting (APM)—in person or online!

The Canada Council for the Arts invites you to join us January 15 at 4:00 p.m. EST for a look back at some of our recent activities, and a look at the year ahead.