CAPACOA is extending a call for nominations for the 2017 CAPACOA Awards. The awards will be presented during the 30th CAPACOA Conference, The Culture of Community.

Who inspires you?
Who makes you sit up and take note?
Who makes you proud of your community?

Tell Us!

Nominate a presenter, an artist or company, a manager/agent whose work has caught your attention so that we can celebrate their contribution.

It's Easy!

The nomination process is simple and quick – just fill out the form, and tell us in 250 words or less why your nominee deserves a standing ovation.

The deadline for submitting a nomination is Friday, October 20th.


Awards will be presented at the Gathering Dinner and Awards Ceremony, November 15th during the CAPACOA Conference in Ottawa.


Submit a nomination

Winners from previous years


CAPACOA Awards Guidelines

Award Categories

Presenter of the Year (open to CAPACOA presenter and network members only*)

Do you know a professional or volunteer organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the presentation of touring performances?  This award recognizes excellence and will be given to an organization that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to superb programming and professionalism, and/or one that has made a significant contribution to community life and/or the touring sector in Canadain the last year.

Manager/Agent of the Year (open to CAPACOA business members only*)

Is your agent a superstar?  This award is conceived to recognize exceptional achievement by business organizations who work in partnership with presenters to develop and maintain audiences, promote block booking activity, conceive innovative touring projects, and otherwise go above and beyond.

Touring Artist of the Year (open to any performing artist or company)

This award recognizes performers whose professionalism and cooperative spirit enhance their relationship with presenters, such as cooperation in performance promotion, technical facilitation, contract fulfillment, or service above and beyond contractual agreements. This award is open to any performing artist or company that toured in Canada during the last season.

Nominations and Voting Process

Anyone may place the name of an organization or individual in nomination, subject to the restrictions above. Self-nominations are accepted. All nominations will then be considered by the awards jury, which will be chaired ex officio by CAPACOA’s Executive Director. The jury, composed of no fewer than three people representing the diversity of the live touring and presenting community, will review all nominations, and may, at its discretion, identify additional nominees. The jury may also decide not to bestow an award in any given year.