Critical Writing Index

Fear and Loathing on the Granting Trail: Canadian Art Versus Canadian Bureaucracy

by Hal Niedzviecki

Journal of Canadian Studies, Fall 2000, v. 35, no. 3, pp. 251-261

A detailed essay, both critical and anecdotal, investigating the degree to which Canadian art bureaucracy shapes the identity and works of Canadian artists. The essay defines a common plight unifying all Canadian artists as "Arts Bureaucracy Angst," and provides a historical synopsis of arts funding in the 1990s from municipal to national levels, related propagandic responses from neo-conservative agendas, and at the core, the underfunded and vulnerable state of the artist.

ITEM 2000.103 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Self-Portrait Accepting a Cheque for the Commission of This PaintingChris Cran

Controlled EnvironmentsAndrew J. Paterson

Girls Just Want to Have FundsCathy Busby

Girls Just Want to Have FundsMelodie Calvert