Canada Council for the Arts slashes live theatre budget to fund ‘pets in hats’ Instagram accounts by Iain MacNeil

OTTAWA – The Canada Council for the Arts announced a controversial new grant in hopes of branching out into new media while leaving the future of Canadian theatre uncertain. The funding previously allocated to live stage productions has been cut in favour of providing pet owners who share photos and videos of their pets wearing hats with over $50,000 to expand their social reach.

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