If you’ve ever felt like; as an artist or entrepreneur, you’ve been swept aside by your governing bodies and that your voice is not being heard, then you’ve come to the right place. You’re not alone in your quest to be realized as an important member of a community, and as a constituent. Muse Canada is intent on making real change in the way arts communities are recognized by our governing bodies.
One of the ways we are commonly misunderstood is as a result of segregation. Arts groups, dance studios, live music venues, set designers, filmmakers, and every other passion-driven vocation in the arts community are currently treated not only as separate, but as insignificant – rather than as the multi-billion dollar industry that these Arts, Culture, And Entertainment (ACE) companies really represent, despite the fact that they are constantly working together to carve out a livelihood, and increase the value of our society. It is said that “The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress” (Hendrik Willem Van Loon) and Muse Canada seeks to ensure that our industry is given the credence it deserves.
The hard truth is that the arts industries and communities have been hit harder than ever amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Performance industries were the first to disappear, and will inevitably be the last to return. Yet, as people in isolation are mainlining new TV series and new music online as a way of navigating the hardships that Covid-19 has presented, it’s not hard to see that the arts are more important than ever.
Muse Canada seeks to bring these realizations to light to our governing bodies, and prompt real change.