NFB holds first bilateral meeting with fellow signatories since the renewal of the Collaboration Agreement for the Development of Arts and Culture in the Francophone Minority Communities of Canada.
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March 15, 2019 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada
On February 20, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) held the first bilateral meeting of signatories to the Collaboration Agreement for the Development of Arts and Culture in the Francophone Minority Communities of Canada since the agreement was renewed in December 2018 for a period of five years. The NFB has been a signatory to the agreement since 2002. Among the organizations attending the meeting were a number of representatives from the Fédération culturelle canadienne-française (FCCF) and two of its member groups, the Front des réalisateurs indépendants du Canada (FRIC) and the Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada (APFC), as well as the Department of Canadian Heritage. The agreement creates ties between several federal institutions—including, in addition to the NFB and Canadian Heritage, the National Arts Centre, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Société Radio-Canada, and Telefilm Canada—and the FCCF, which brings together more than 20 cultural organizations in Canada’s minority French-speaking communities. The renewed agreement was signed on December 6, 2018.
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The purpose of this agreement is to strengthen coordination and consolidate collaboration between the participants in order to foster the development of francophone and Acadian minorities in Canada and promote their contribution to the country’s wealth of arts and culture. As part of their mandates, the signatories will act collectively, wherever possible, to better respond to the issues that arise in the francophone minority-community arts and culture sectors. They will work in concert to strengthen the capacities of the Canadian Francophonie’s arts and culture sector so that it engages in more outreach in Canada and abroad.
Fédération culturelle canadienne-française (FCCF)
Front des réalisateurs indépendants du Canada (FRIC)
Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada (APFC)
Department of Canadian Heritage
National Arts Centre
Canada Council for the Arts
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