The Labour, Arts and Media Working Group

Year Published:  1984  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2995
Inactive/Defunct Organization
Abstract:  THE LABOUR, ARTS AND MEDIA WORKING GROUP was formed in November 1982 by a group of artists and trade unionists who share a belief that working poeple have been denied a role in the cultural history and life of our society. The group wants to see art that expresses the reality of everyday working life, and media that cease to characerize working people as clumsy, uneducatied and always on strike. It advocates improved income and working conditions for artists, and the promotion of the cultural work of union members.

Since its founding, THE LABOUR, ARTS AND MEDIA WORKING GROUP has sponsored a forum on Art and Labour; presented a brief to the Ontario Government's Special Committee on the Arts; promoted Life on the Line, a Canadian play about emplyment; and consulted with unions on how to incorparate the arts into educations and political campaigns.

This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1984.
See also CX3031.

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