GLOSSARY OF CANADIAN ARTS ACRONYMS

Acronym Organization Web Site
GENERAL ARTS
CCA

Canadian Conference of the Arts

www.ccarts.ca

CHRC

Cultural Human Resources Council

www.culturalhrc.ca

ARTS FUNDERS
APASF Alberta Performing Arts Stabilization Fund  
BCAC British Columbia Arts Council www.bcartscouncil.ca
CBAC Council for Business and the Arts in Canada www.businessforarts.org
CCA Canada Council for the Arts www.canadacouncil.ca
CTF Canadian Television Fund www.canadiantelevisionfund.ca
MAC Manitoba Arts Council www.artscouncil.mb.ca
NLAC Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council www.nlac.nf.ca
NSAC Nova Scotia Arts Council (Replaced by the Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership Council) www.nsacpc.com
OAC Ontario Arts Council www.arts.on.ca
OSAC Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils www.osac.sk.ca
SAB Saskatchewan Arts Board www.artsboard.sk.ca
TAC Toronto Arts Council www.torontoartscouncil.org

PERFORMING ARTS -- Arts Service Providers

ACTR

Association for Canadian Theatre Research

www.catr-acrt.ca

APN

Alberta Playwrights' Network

www.albertaplaywrights.com

ASTRO

Association of Summer Theatres 'Round Ontario

www.summertheatre.org

ATPAM Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers www.atpam.com
CANSCAIP

Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers

www.canscaip.org

CAPACOA

Canadian Arts Presenting Association

www.capacoa.ca

CDA

Canadian Dance Assembly

www.dancecanada.net

CEAD

Centre des auteurs dramatiques

www.cead.qc.ca

CITT

Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology

www.citt.org

CMPA

Canadian Music Publishers Association

www.musicpublishercanada.ca

CQIIT

Centre quebecois de l'institut international du theatre

 

CQT

Conseil quebecois du theatre

www.cqt.ca

DUO

Dance Umbrella of Ontario

www.danceumbrella.net

HTT/SSH

Historic Theatres' Trust/Societe des salles historiques

 

MAP Manitoba Association of Playwrights www.mbplays.ca
TNS Theatre Nova Scotia

www.theatrens.ca

OC Orchestras Canada

www.oc.ca

PACT Professional Association of Canadian Theatres

www.pact.ca

PARC Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre www.playwrightsatlantic.ca
PASONS Performing Arts Societies Organizations of Nova Scotia  
QDF Quebec Drama Federation www.quebecdrama.org
SOCAN Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada www.socan.ca
SPC Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre www.saskplaywrights.ca
STAF Small Theatre Administrative Facility www.theatreadmin.com
TAI Theatres Associes Inc  
TAPA Toronto Alliance for Performing Arts (formerly Toronto Theatre Alliance) www.tapa.ca
TO Theatre Ontario www.theatreontario.org
TTA Toronto Theatre Alliance (see TAPA)  
GVPTA Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance www.gvpta.ca

PERFORMING ARTS -- Membership, Unions, Organizations, Associations

AAAPNB Association acadienne des artistes profesionnels du Nouveau-Brunswick www.aaapnb.ca
ACTRA Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists www.actra.ca
ADC Associated Designers of Canada www.designers.ca
AFM American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada www.afm.org
AFofM American Federation of Musicians Union www.afm.org
APASQ Association des professionnels des arts de la scene du quebec www.apasq.org
CAEA Canadian Actors' Equity Association www.caea.com
CAPPRT Canadian Artists & Producers Professional Relations Tribunal www.capprt-tcrpap.ic.gc.ca
CTA Canadian Theatre Agreement

www.caea.com/EquityWeb/EquityLibrary

/Agreements/Theatre/TheatreLibrary.aspx

CUPE Canadian Union of Public Employees www.cupe.ca
IATSE International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada www.iatse-intl.org
PGC Playwrights Guild of Canada www.playwrightsguild.ca
UDA Union des artistes www.uniondesartistes.com

MEDIA ARTS -- Arts Service Organizations

CAB Canadian Association of Broadcasters www.cab-acr.ca
CFC Canadian Film Centre www.cfccreates.com
CFTPA Canadian Film and Television Production Association www.cftpa.ca
CRTC Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission www.crtc.gc.ca
CSTC Canadian Screen Training Centre www.cstc.ca
DGC Directors Guild of Canada www.dgc.ca
IMAT Interactive Multimedia Arts and Technology Association www.imat.tv
IPF Independent Production Fund www.ipf.ca
ITAC Info Technology Association of Canada  
LIFT Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto www.lift.on.ca
NAPTE National Association of Television Programming Executives www.natpe.org
NFB National Film Board of Canada www.nfb.ca
NSI National Screen Institute www.nsi-canada.ca
OFDC Ontario Film Development Corporation see OMDC  
OMDC Ontario Media Development Corporation www.omdc.on.ca
TDF Toronto Documentary Forum www.hotdocs.ca
TFTO Toronto Film and Television Office www.toronto.ca/tfto
TIFFG Toronto International Film Festival Group www.tiffg.ca
WGC Writers Guild of Canada www.writersguildofcanada.com
WIFT Women in Film and Television - Toronto www.wift.com

MEDIA ARTS -- Membership, Unions, Organizations, Associations

ACTRA Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists www.actra.com
IATSE International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada www.iatse-intl.org
NABET National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians www.nabetcwa.org

LITERARY ARTS -- Arts Service Organizations

CAA Canadian Authors Association www.canauthors.org/
CAJ Canadian Association of Journalists www.eagle.ca/caj
CANSCAIP Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers www.canscaip.org
CCW Capital Crime Writers www.capitalcrimewriters.com
CMPA Canadian Magazine Publishers Association www.cmpa.ca
CPA Canadian Poetry Association www.canadian-poetry-association.com
PWAC Periodical Writers Association of Canada www.pwac.ca
WFNB Writers' Federation of New Brunswick www.umce.ca/wfnb
WGA Writers Guild of Alberta www.writersguild.ab.ca

LITERARY ARTS -- Membership, Unions, Organizations, Associations

TWUC The Writers Union of Canada www.writersunion.ca

VISUAL ARTS -- Arts Service Organizations

ICOM International Council of Museums www.icom.museum
OAAG Ontario Association of Art Galleries www.oaag.org
VAO Visual Arts Ontario www.vao.org

VISUAL ARTS -- Membership, Unions, Organizations, Associations

ARRCO Association of Artist-Run Centres and Collectives of Ontario www.arcco.ca
CARFAC Canadian Artists' Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens www.carfac.ca