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.
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.
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 ecosystem.
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 may appear to be the lesser of two evils, they have disadvantages as well.
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 others are feeling left out.
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 Strategies Research reveal that attendance at the performing arts is prevalent across all segments of the C...Read More
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 touring and presenting sector for the 2020 federal pre-budget consultations. Last year, CAPACOA and partn...Read More
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 Arts Centre. The Emerging Leader in the Performing Arts Award elevates the voice of an emerging program...Read More
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 Special Events Unit in order to help artists get their visitor visa on time for their performance in Cana...Read More
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 culture. Here is the latest information. Overall culture platforms have been analyzed by Orchestras C...Read More