Welcome by Canada Council for the Arts


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  • Welcome by Canada Council for the Arts

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  • In these unprecedented times, Printemps numérique has made the democratizing decision to hold their MTL connect event entirely online. By doing this, they are creating an open, borderless space, namely for their ISEA2020 symposium.
    We need to tap into the potential of digital technology to bring us together and build communities of thinkers across borders. As we grapple with considerable challenges on the world stage, this gathering of participants from diverse backgrounds promises rich discussions on current issues, questions, and the re-imagining of a post-pandemic world.
    The Canada Council for the Arts is currently preparing its next strategic plan . Today, we have the responsibility of re-imagining the arts, and to re-imagine the arts’ rightful place at the decision making tables that will shape our future. I am delighted to see that ISEA2020—a not-to-be-missed event – brings together artists, scientists, scholars and researchers from around the world.
    The Canada Council for the Arts is delighted to support Printemps numérique and this flagship event, which is central to our shared re-imagining. I wish all the participants many fruitful discussions towards a better world.

    • Simon Brault, O.C., O.Q., Director and CEO, Canada Council for the Arts