Arts and Culture

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“A United Conservative government will ensure we can attract media productions, support the creative rights of artists, maintain support for the creative sector, and facilitate and encourage collaboration between philanthropists and the private sector to grow the arts and cultural industries by $1.5 billion over the next decade.”

To Support Alberta’s Vibrant Cultural Industry, A United Conservative Government Will:

  • Continue funding support for arts and cultural organizations.
  • Convert the Alberta Screen-Based Production Grant into a tax credit with greater flexibility to allow Alberta to compete for major media projects with provinces like British Columbia and Ontario; we will consult with stakeholders in the film, television and digital media industries to create an optimal tax credit designed to attract large productions and series.
  • Incentivize media production in rural areas, following the lead of Manitoba’s film tax credit.
  • Adopt an Arts Professions Act modelled on the 2009 Saskatchewan statute, to give formal recognition to artists, their representative associations, their freedom of expression, and their economic – including contractual – rights.
  • Support the recommendation of the Canadian Artists’ Representation to have the federal Parliament amend the Copyright Act to require that a 5% royalty be paid to visual artists on the resale of their work.
  • Reprofile a portion of Alberta Lottery Fund revenue to support a Creative Partnerships Alberta program, emulating the success of Creative Partnerships Australia to:
  • Mentor and assist artists and arts organizations in generating income and support from the private sector.
  • Build partnerships between the arts, philanthropy and business sector.
  • Establish a goal of growing Alberta cultural industries by 25%, or $1.5 billion over the next decade.

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Alberta’s cultural industries are an important part of our life as a community. Art can inspire through beauty, define who we are, and transmit our culture from one generation to the next. Culture is an expression of civil society, and should be supported but not directed by government.

Alberta’s vibrant cultural industries also make an important and growing contribution to our economy. Getting Alberta back to work and diversifying our economy will require supporting the growth of cultural enterprises.

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