Status of the Artist Act
4 (1) The Minister of Canadian Heritage shall establish a Canadian Council on the Status of the Artist, composed of seven to twelve part-time members, including a Chairperson, one or two Vice-chairpersons and not more than nine other members, to be appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister and to hold office during pleasure of the Governor in Council.
(2) The mandate of the Council is
(a) to provide information and advice to the Minister of Canadian Heritage in order to ensure the highest quality of decision-making in respect of artists in Canada;
(b) to defend and promote the professional status of artists in Canada;
(c) to maintain close contacts with associations representing artists across Canada in various disciplines of the arts in order better to assess artists’ needs and propose useful responses;
(d) to propose measures, based on research and studies, to improve the professional working conditions of artists; and
(e) to carry out such studies as the Minister of Canadian Heritage may direct.
(3) The Council shall submit to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, by May 31 of each year, a report of its activities during the previous fiscal year, including any studies that the Minister directed it to carry out.
(4) Each Council member shall be paid reasonable travel and other expenses incurred while performing the member’s duties, and shall receive such fees for attendance at Council meetings as the Governor in Council may fix.
- 1992, c. 33, s. 4
- 1995, c. 11, s. 38
- 1999, c. 31, s. 193(E)
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