Careers in Culture – Careers in Cultural Management

> Is that your group or mine?: untangling the acronyms

With so many arts, cultural and heritage groups in Canada, organizations are often referred to by their initials. If you head spins when you hear another group called by an alphabet soup of letters, you may find the organization name in the list below:

ACE
Association of Cultural Executives

ACP
Association of Canadian Publishers

ACTRA
Alliance of Canadian Cinema Television and Radio Artists

AFM
American Federation of Musicians

ANDPVA
Association for Native Development in the Performing and Visual Arts

ANEL
Association nationale des éditeurs de livres

APASQ
Association des professionnels des arts de la scène du Québec

APFTQ
Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec

ATFC
Association des théâtres francophones du Canada

BPC
Book and Periodical Council

CAAAE
Canadian Association of Arts Administration Educators

CAB
Canadian Association of Broadcasters

CADA
Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists

CAEA
Canadian Actors Equity Association (Equity)

CANSCAIP
Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers

CAPACOA
Canadian Arts Presenting Association

CAPC
Canadian Association of Professional Conservators

CAPPRT
Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal

CARAS
Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

CARFAC
Canadian Artists Representation

CBA
Canadian Booksellers Association

CCA
Canadian Conference of the Arts

CCCO
Cultural Careers Council Ontario

CCM
Centre for Cultural Management, University of Waterloo

CDA
Canadian Dance Assembly

CFTPA
Canadian Film and Television Production Association

CHIN
Canadian Heritage Information Network

CHRC
Cultural Human Resources Council

CLA
Canadian Library Association

CMA
Canadian Museums Association

CMC
Canadian Music Centre

CMPA
Canadian Magazine Publishers Association

CQAM
Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques

CQRHC
Conseil québécois des ressources humaines en culture

DTRC
Dancer Transition Resource Centre

AEC
Editors Association of Canada

IATSE
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees

IC
Interpretation Canada

IMAT
Interactive Multimedia Arts & Technologies Association

IPAA
Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance

PACT
Professional Association of Canadian Theatres

RAAV
Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec

RCAAQ
Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec

RQD
Regroupement québécois de la danse

SAT
Société des arts technologiques

SMQ
Société des musées québécois

SPACQ
Société professionnelle des auteurs compositeurs du Québec

TWUC
The Writers Union of Canada

UdA
Union des Artistes

WIFT
Women in Film and Television