"Digital Originals will help to keep Canadian artists working while connecting them to audiences from coast to coast to coast," says CBC/Radio-Canada president Catherine Tait. "In this time of social isolation, CBC/Radio-Canada is delighted to collaborate once again with the Canada Council and to kickstart creativity, bring creators' work to new audiences and ensure that our cultural sector thrives, now and in the future."
Adds Simon Brault, director and CEO of Canada Council for the Arts: "In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, even as social linkages are unravelling because of forced confinement, local artists have understood and responded by sharing their works online in unprecedented numbers. The Canada Council for the Arts aims to further support digital creation, production and dissemination, now during this pandemic, when it is most needed, and into the aftermath, which we can expect to be long and difficult. We are grateful to CBC/Radio-Canada for continuing to partner with us in bringing the arts to life online."
More information can be found on the Canada Council website.
Radio-Canada also continues to add new cultural offerings to its digital platforms:
- La commande culturelle is asking Canadians to submit their ideas for special cultural commissions — songs, readings, poetry, dance, comedy acts or visual art to help them get through these trying times. These "command performances" will be published on Radio-Canada.ca and on its Facebook page.
- On the Radio-Canada OHdio app, Théâtre à la carte gives listeners the chance to revisit original theatre productions that were recently on stage or on the radio, adding to the app's robust cultural offering of comedy shows, audiobooks and music playlists that showcase Canadian talent.
- ICI ARTV, Canada's only French-language specialty channel focused on culture, continues to promote local artists and their works through its programming, on its social media and on ICI.ARTV.ca.
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