Photo: Chris Lund, National Film Board Collection - National Archives of Canada On March 28th 1957, parliament passed the Canada Council act, making today the Canada Council for the Arts’ 50th anniversary.

Jim has taken the occasion to post an interesting conversation with the Senior Communications Manager Donna Balkan when she was in town for the Governor General’s Awards.

I found out how graphic novels became eligible for grants, what phone calls stress their staff the most, and that technological changes may banish the ghost of vanity press and make self-publishers eligible for funding.