UPDATE: the Town Hall has been postponed to September 15 at 3PM ET)
While the Canadian economy is slowly recovering, another 6,600 live performance workers lost their job in August.
Since March, CAPACOA has provided a channel through which our business members may assemble. These meetings, moderated by Eoin Ó Catháin (chair of the NAPAMA Canada Executive), have been an invaluable resource for the community of agents and managers in Canada to connect and share with their peers. ...Read More
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Time: 14:00 (ET) As an increasing number of artist showcases, pitches, and conferences began to shift from in person to digital platforms, we can glean from past successes to look at our future practices – CAPACOA hosted a town hall on this very subject. On Tuesd...Read More
Nearly all arts, culture and heritage industries showed signs of recovery in July 2020. Employment in performing arts industries is still 23% below pre-COVID levels, but hours worked continued to rebound.
CAPACOA’s pre-budget submission brings forth new recommendations for emergency and recovery support in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.
About the opportunity CAPACOA is a national presenting association, with a mandate for leadership in the arts and culture sector. One of CAPACOA’s priorities is to be a catalyst for Canadian organizations to engage in cultural diplomacy, in order to facilitate collaborative, reciprocal and cre...Read More
Performing arts companies saw the largest decrease in total hours worked in June 2020: -73,5%.
A lot of people enjoyed live-streamed performances since the beginning of the COVID crisis. But they may not continue when venues reopen.
Employment in the information, culture and recreation industry was 83.1% of its pre-COVID level, the second-lowest proportion across all industries.
On July 21st at 1:00 PM EDT (please note the webinar was originally scheduled at 3:00 PM), CAPACOA is hosting a panel discussion to highlight the new pitch, conference and showcasing models exacerbated by the global circumstances we must now navigate. In this moderated discussion, panelists will exp...Read More
In this hour-long information session, members of the CAPACOA team will answer your questions about two of our programs: the Linked Digital Future initiative (LDFI) and the Presenters Capacity Building Program (PCBP). Both programs are important parts of the support CAPACOA aims to build in its memb...Read More
On Friday, June 26, at 11AM, CAPACOA and the Canadian Dance Assembly are hosting a webinar on the topic of The Law and Live Streaming. As an increasing number of artists and venues are exploring digitizing their arts events, questions arise around the legal responsibilities and rights of artists, ve...Read More
On Tuesday, June 23rd at 3PM (ET), CAPACOA will host a moderated Town Hall discussion about the new business models for the performing arts in light of Covid-19.
The COVID-19 ASO Response Group submitted a joint letter to government officials outlining the dire impacts of the pandemic on our sector and advocating for continued supports for arts and culture.
Between February and May 2020, 192,300 workers in information, culture and recreation industries lost their job. Employment declined from 778,700 to 586,400: a 24.7% drop.
PCBP Funding program, applications now open!
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.
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 legal issues that COVID19 poses for the performing arts business, join us for a Q&A webinar on Thu...Read More
Consumer surveys provide valuable information about audiences' attitudes towards various safety precautions.
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 of these cancellations. The sector has seen drastic short-term impacts, and longterm repercussions ...Read More
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 to one of the hardest hit sectors during this global health and economic crisis.