First Ontario Performing Arts Centre Box Seats
Credit: First Ontario Performing Arts Centre Box Seats (Bob Magee)


The Canadian Association for the Performing Arts/l’Association canadienne des organismes artistiques (CAPACOA) is a national arts service organization supporting the performing arts touring and presenting community. CAPACOA represents over 150 professional for-profit and not-for-profit presenters, festivals, presenter networks, artistic companies, agents, managers and other stakeholders working across the presenting and touring sector in Canada. Collectively, our network members represent nearly 2000 professional and volunteer organizations, associations and companies.

Mission Statement

As the national leader of Canada’s touring and presenting communities, CAPACOA cultivates a vibrant, healthy and equitable performing arts ecosystem, from artists to audiences.


A world where the performing arts are honored as essential and vital to everyone’s well being.


  • Respect, equity and transparency
  • Innovative and generous leadership
  • Partnerships and reciprocity
  • Curiosity and openness to change