HAT FORUM Sat July 2, 11am - 1pm, OISE "The Arts - funding priorities" [CHANGE OF TOPIC, SEE NEW POSTING]

NOTE:  THIS TOPIC HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TOPIC FOR JULY 2, in the post above.

HAT FORUM: Saturday July 2, 11am - 1pm, OISE 252 Bloor Street W. (ROOM TBD)
TOPIC: The Arts - Relevance, Funding priorities, public perceptions
FACILITATOR: Maria Kochan

The Arts contribute to society in many ways - but are often underfunded and undersupported, compared to sports facilities and other public amenities. The Dora Awards are being held on Monday night, so here is a discussion about the Arts in Canada.

How is the contribution of the arts to society valued?
How can we increase both public perception of the value of arts, and public funding?