The cultural sector calls on the Minister of Finance to reinvest in Canadian Heritage

Performing arts associations call upon the federal government to provide predictable and increased funding ahead of government-wide spending cuts.

National Action Week in support of the #FutureOfLIVE campaign. Sept 22-29, 2023

National Action Week for the #FutureOfLIVE

Our National Action Week for the #FutureOfLIVE has officially started! Show your support by sharing our videos and share your own content on social media.

Call for Nominations – NAC Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring

The National Arts Centre and CAPACOA are extending a call for nominations for the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring.

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Call for Expression of Interest to attend the Bienal Internacional de Danza de Cali 2023

Expressions of Interest are now open for Canadian Arts PRESENTERS and ARTISTS looking to attend the Bienal Internacional de Danza in Cali, Nov 7-13.

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Refreshing Performing Arts Statistics

Performing arts organizations did remarkably well in 2022 and are still on a growth curve in 2023.

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Call for Applications: Artist Pitches

We are currently inviting Canadian artists and their representatives to submit applications to be part of the artist Pitch Sessions at the 2023 CAPACOA Conference.

Members of the Canadian delegation at tanzmesse 2022. Some folks are standing, some sitting, and some kneeling around the "Danse + Canada + Dance" booth in the Agora.

Are you looking to submit a proposal to tanzmesse? We are here to help!

CAPACOA will be in attendance at tanzmesse August 28-31, 2024 in order to facilitate Canadian participation. We are offering space for artists to submit proposals through our booth.

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Advocating Access to the Performing Arts

CAPACOA submitted its brief as part of the pre-budget consultations for the 2024 budget. The associations recommends predictable and enhanced programming support for the sector.

Welcome Victoria Del Mastro Vicente and Brittney Rolston

CAPACOA is delighted to welcome student interns Victoria Del Mastro Vicente and Brittney Rolston to the team! Thank you to the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) and the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) for their generous support.

Call for Canadian Participants: WOMEX 2023

Participate in a mentoring session and apply to showcase at WOMEX 2023! The deadline has been extended to August 18, 2023 at 5pm ET.

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Eyes On… Rhodnie Désir

This month, we’re delighted to highlight choreographer-documentalist and Founder/Artistic Director of RD Créations, Rhodnie Désir.

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2023-2024 Digital Discoverability Program: Call for Participation

Join the 2023-2024 Digital Discoverability Program and learn how to optimize your event pages, artist profiles and Wikidata items.

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National Indigenous History Month 2023

This month serves as a reminder of our shared responsibility to support truth, healing, and reconciliation.

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Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters to attend the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Are you a Canadian arts presenter looking for support to attend the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe? Complete the form before June 5, 2023 at 4pm EST.

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Eyes On… Evelyn Bradley

Evelyn R. Bradley (she/her) is an educator, workshop development consultant, and diversity, equity, and inclusion adviser. She works with universities, non-profits, and businesses to develop materials that center culturally competent programming.

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2022-2023 Digital Discoverability Program Wraps Up

CAPACOA’s Linked Digital Future Initiative (LDFI) recently wrapped up the second edition of the Digital Discoverability Program. Hear from Nicholas Beach, who shares his experience as a 2022-2023 participant.

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The Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference is Coming Back to Canada

Arts Reach will present its Canadian Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference on May 30 - 31 in Toronto. The theme for this conference is NEW WAYS FORWARD.

Dancers on stage wearing white, hands in the air with their fingers spread. They are circling around one dancer who has a concerned look on her face.

Budget 2023: A Troubling Oversight

The 2023 federal budget fell short of the expectations of the live performance sector. While the budget provided partial reassurance about some funds that were set to expire in 2024, it did not deliver new investments for the long-term resilience and growth of the sector.

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Recovery continues in spite of inflation

The recovery of the live performance sector continued during the third quarter of 2022. Nominal GDP increased 2.8%. Jobs increased 5.3%.

A group of Canadian delegates meeting local artists. They are sitting in a circle, in a room with bright lights overhead, black walls and ceiling, a dark floor, and a wall of windows.

Forging Collaborative International Relationships at the 2023 Santiago a Mil Festival

CAPACOA was recently in Santiago, Chile for the 2023 edition of the Santiago a Mil Festival, known as one of the preeminent presenters of contemporary Latin American theatre and performing arts. Learn more and check out some photos!

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Welcome Kristina Lemieux

We would like to officially welcome Kristina Lemieux (she/her) as our new Agents and Managers Program Coordinator. Learn more about Kristina and the program...

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Eyes On… Crazy Smooth

This time we're featuring Crazy Smooth, one of Canada’s top street dance ambassadors, a dancer and choreographer, sought after instructor, judge, and community leader.

New Report Paves the Way for Better Representation of Indigenous Artists

The latest report from the Linked Digital Future Initiative paves the way for better representation of Indigenous artists in Wikidata.

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Visitor Visas: Simple Solutions to a Hefty Problem

Visitor visa delays is a major source of concern for international artists performing in Canada. Yet, there are solutions to this problem.

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Eyes On… Milton Lim

Welcome to our new series called Eyes On..., where we highlight some of our amazing members! This month we're featuring Milton Lim (he/him), an interdisciplinary artist based in Vancouver, BC.