CANADA COUNCIL BLOCKS RUSSIAN ARTS FUNDING

Mar 08, 2022

By Andy Johnson

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The Canada Council for the Arts is the latest to sanction Russia and Belarus for the invasion of Ukraine.

Council vice chair Simon Brualt says it is regrettable but public funds will no longer be provided for any activities involving Russian or Belarusian artists or arts organizations.

Brualt adds, it is impossible to see the arts community separated from society in general while a conflict like the Russian invasion of Ukraine rages and says the ban on funding will remain in place until Russia withdraws its military forces from its sovereign neighbour.

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