All Access Webinars: Managing Mental Health and Building Resilience in the Performing Arts

Living in the time of COVID, many of us are dealing with uncertainty, fear, grief, and anxiety. CAPACOA is here to support you, not only in business but also in your mental and emotional well-being.

All Access Webinars: A Clean Slate for Reopening

CAPACOA invites you to join us for a conversation on reopening and public safety. Facing COVID-19 and the prospect of reopening undoubtedly presents challenges for different groups and regions.

Webinar Next Stage: Q & A on Covid-19 legal implications for the Performing Arts

CAPACOA invites all its members and partners to this upcoming free webinar around legal issues and the Covid crisis please feel free to share among your colleagues. If you have questions about the leg...Read More

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What will make audiences feel safe to return to live performances?

Consumer surveys provide valuable information about audiences' attitudes towards various safety precautions.

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Agents and Managers Industry Survey of the Effects of Covid-19 in Canada

An immediate survey of Agents and Managers recognized by the industry was conducted by the COVID-19 Crisis Committee in conjunction with NAPAMA Canada and CAPACOA to measure the effects and impacts ...Read More

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CAPACOA Applauds Emergency Support for Performing Arts Organizations

CAPACOA congratulates the Federal government for their recognition of the annual contribution of the arts and culture community to the economic vitality of Canada and their timely response and support...Read More

Infographic: The level of concern of entertainment consumers is high. It will take a minimum of 4 months before reaching a level of comfort.

The long wait for audiences

The entire live performance sector wonders: “When we’re allowed to reopen, will audiences come back?” Consumer surveys north and south of the border provide many nuanced, and very useful, answers.

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CAPACOA writes to Minister Guilbeault

Michele Emslie, CAPACOA’s Board President wrote to Minister Guilbeault on behalf of the performing arts sector in Canada.  The letter outlining the current situations facing CAPACOA members...Read More

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Arts and entertainment among the most impacted by the COVID-19

According to Statistics Canada, businesses in the arts, entertainment and recreation sector are the most severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, along with accommodation and food. 

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Municipal and other publicly-owned presenters: connectors of touring circuits

Municipal, university and other publicly-owned presenting organizations are not eligible for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. Yet, they represent a significant segment within the live performance ec...Read More

Postponements and cancellations: both are a loss and have adverse effects

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak – and the bans on gatherings – many performing arts presenters have chosen to postpone performances rather than cancelling them outright. If postponements ...Read More

Presenters' revenues by source: Earned, 53%

Performing Arts Presenters and the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy offers assistance to organizations who saw a 30% drop in revenues because of the pandemic. The program will be a huge relief for some presenting organizations, but ot...Read More

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So You Think You Know Your Audience?

February 5, 2020 – If you are under the impression that the performing arts cater mostly to middle-aged white audiences, it’s perhaps time to revise your assumptions. Statistics shared by Hill Strateg...Read More

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A Strong Domestic Market for the Live Performance Sector

January 16, 2020 – “Strong domestic touring circuits are needed to create synergies with funding for creation/production and for creative export.” This remains the key message of the touri...Read More

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Emerging Performing Arts Leaders Celebrated at the CAPACOA Conference

November 13, 2019 – CAPACOA announced the winners of the inaugural Emerging Leader in the Performing Arts Award, during the opening gathering dinner of the 32nd CAPACOA Conference, at the National Art...Read More

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A Smart Way to Avoid Visitor Visa Issues

November 8, 2019 – Do you present artists from abroad and need help facilitating artists’ entry to Canada? It’s now possible to register with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Speci...Read More

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Federal Parties’ Engagements on Performing Arts Touring and Presenting

October 11, 2019 | Updated October 14, 2019 – CAPACOA collaborated with the Canadian Arts Coalition and with Festivals and Major Events to gather information on federal parties positions on arts and c...Read More

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Now Accepting Expressions of Interest for The Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama (TPAM)

October 7, 2019 – Expressions of Interest are now open for support to attend The Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama (TPAM) 8 – 15 February 2020.  Now Accepting Expressions of Interest to attend TPAM ...Read More

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Now Accepting Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters to attend Cervantino International Festival

August 27, 2019 – Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters are now open for support to attend Cervantino International Festival October 9th to 12th, 2019 in Guanajuato, Mexico The 47th edi...Read More

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CAPACOA invites Canadian Agents/Managers to attend Cervantino International Festival

August 27, 2019 – CAPACOA invites Canadian Agents/Managers to attend Cervantino International Festival Event dates: 9th – 12th October 2019 About the opportunity The 47th edition of the Festival Inter...Read More

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Artists Mobility: Good and Bad News North and South of the Border

July 11, 2019 – Finding a balance between national interests and cross-border mobility of artists is a though act. Here is a series of positive and negative updates for the performing arts sector. Vis...Read More

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A Canadian Code of Conduct for the Performing Arts

July 9, 2019 – CAPACOA encourages all performing arts organizations to sign on to the Canadian Code of Conduct for the Performing Arts recently lauched by the Cultural Human Resources Council. To...Read More

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Additional Funding for Festivals and Series Presenters On Its Way

June 19, 2019 – The Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism announced yesterday how the 2019 federal budget additional support for festivals and series presenters will be allocated and dist...Read More

Cultural Diplomacy at the Front Stage of Canada’s Foreign Policy

Senate Report Puts Cultural Diplomacy at the Front Stage

June 13 2019 – Cultural diplomacy should be a pillar of Canada’s foreign policy, affirms Senate Committee. After a year-long study on the role of arts and culture in foreign policy, the Senate Committ...Read More

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Applications are now being accepted for the PCBP program

June 12, 2019 – CAPACOA and RIDEAU are happy to launch, with the help from the Department of Canadian Heritage, the new PCBP funding program edition for 2019 – 2020. The PCBP is a funding progra...Read More

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