A Game Changer for the Music Industry

As part of the implementation of the Online Streaming Act, the CRTC announced it will be requiring online streaming services to contribute 5% of their Canadian revenues to support the Canadian broadcasting system.

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2024-2025 Digital Discoverability Program: Call for Participation

Join the 2024-2025 Digital Discoverability Program and learn how to optimize your event pages and artist bios for the latest web technologies.

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A Constellation of Data

2023-2024 was a pivotal year for Artsdata, as it became a true community with the potential to light up the sky for the performing arts.

Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters to Attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2024

Expressions of Interest are now open for Canadian presenters to attend the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival from August 15 to 22, 2024. 

Expressions of Interest for Canadian Presenters & Artists to Attend tanzmesse 2024

Canadian artists and presenters seeking to break into new markets are invited to submit their Expression of Interest to attend Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf, Germany, from August 28 to September 1, 2024.

Expressions of Interest for Canadian Artists to Attend Circulart 2024

Expressions of Interest are now open for artists to attend Circulart in Medellín, Colombia from June 6-9, 2024.

Live Performance Gets a Substantial Boost in the Federal Budget

Budget 2024 proposes to provide $31 million over two years, starting in 2024-25, to the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

#FutureOfLIVE Campaign Recap

With more than 100 letters sent to MPs and sustained media coverage, the #FutureOfLIVE campaign ensured everyone was aware of the live performance sector's needs.

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National Performing Arts Organizations Appoint an Indigenous Librarian

CAPACOA, the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance and the NAC Indigenous Theatre are proud to announce the appointment of Dorian Jensen to the position of Indigenous Librarian.

What Do Gen Z in Canada Think About the Performing Arts?

Guest writer, Lila Galipeau, recaps the Gen Z session at Confluence 2023. She shares how the new generation engages with the performing arts.

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Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference Returns to Toronto

Arts Reach presents the Canadian Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference June 25 - 26 in Toronto, with discounts for CAPACOA members.

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Bridging Art and AI: A Conversation with Adrienne Wong and Mariel Marshall at CAPACOA 2023

Mariel Marshall and Adrienne Wong delve into the rapidly evolving world of artificial intelligence and its impact on the creative performance landscape.

Fall Economic Statement: Anger and Incomprehension in Culture

Under the #FutureofLIVE umbrella, more than 30 Canadian associations representing live performance organizations are reacting to the Fall Economic Statement with anger and total incomprehension.

Semaine nationale d'action en soutien à la campagne #FutureOfLIVE. Du 22 au 29 septembre 2023

National Action Week: Recap & Next Steps

From September 22nd to 29th all partners of the #FutureOfLIVE campaign and their members participated in awareness-raising activities to communicate why the performing arts needs predictable and increased funding. This is a recap of all events that took place during National Action Week.

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The Artsdata Linked Open Data Ecosystem: A New Project for the Performing Arts

The Linked Digital Future initiative is giving way to the Artsdata project, a linked open data ecosystem governed by a community of users.

Truth and Reconciliation 2023

September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Today, and every day, we invite our members to join us in committing to reflecting on Canada’s colonial legacy and learning from Indigenous artists, activists and knowledge-keepers. 

#FutureOfLIVE - No Cutbacks in Culture

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.

Semaine nationale d'action en soutien à la campagne #FutureOfLIVE. Du 22 au 29 septembre 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.

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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.