CAPACOA will not hold an award nomination at the November conference but nominations for the NAC Award are now accepted.
The winners of the 2013-2014 CAPACOA Awards, recognizing excellence in the field of live performance touring and presenting, at its annual Awards Gala Dinner in January 2015.
These awards were sponsored and presented by Re:Sound.
Presenter of the Year
Lindy Sisson, The ACT Arts Centre and Theatre & Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council (BC)
Lindy Sisson’s 30-year career in the arts spans all artistic disciplines with particular focus on dance, theatre and the performing arts for young audiences. Lindy is recognized by her peers as a strong advocate for arts and culture in all aspects of life, and has built a reputation for engaging community, fostering artistic production and working with artists and presenters on tour development. Lindy has been the Executive and Artistic Director of the ACT Arts Centre and Theatre for six years and is known for excellence in developing community engagement projects such as CRE8 Youth Day and projects with Katzie First Nations and other community organizations. She ran the Vancouver International Children’s Festival for ten years, developing international tours and commissioning new work, and promoting the importance of arts and culture to our youth, in schools and society. She is on the Board of the BC Alliance for Arts and Culture, is the President of Dancing on the Edge Festival, and is on the Host Committee for Western Arts Alliance (Vancouver 2015).
Touring Agent of the Year
Margot Holmes, Caline Artists International (BC)
Margot has owned and operated Caline Artists International for the past 20 years. She has worked with solo artists to large ensembles in a variety of genres touring across north America, Europe and Asia. In addition, she has worked with arts organizations in a capacity of senior staff. Margot is currently the Executive Director of both the Vancouver Island Symphony in Nanaimo and the British Columbia Boys Choir. Margot holds a unique position in the arts management field acting as an agent and presenter and sees the challenges of both, with the ultimate goal of presenting Canadian artists in communities large and small. Margot was awarded the Arts & Culture Advocate Award by the Centre for the Arts Nanaimo in 2007, the BC Agent of the Year in 2008 and the Cultural Champion Award – Arts Leadership by Business for the Arts in 2014.
Touring Artist of the Year
David Myles (NB/NS)
Somewhere on the spectrum between James Taylor and Justin Timberlake, singer/songwriter David Myles has truly forged his own path by embracing modern and vintage pop, folk and soul music. A multi award winner, Myles has earned a reputation as a great showman, touring the country from coast to coast to coast. His flawless musicianship and unforgettable stories have made him a favourite with fans everywhere. David is committed to his craft and also to building relationships. Presenters appreciate his willingness to step out of the comfort zone and to interact with audiences in new ways.
Past Awards Winners
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- Presenter of the Year: Ken Coulter, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
- Artist Manager/Agent of the Year: Andrew Kwan, Andrew Kwan Artists Management
- Touring Artist of the Year: Tafelmusik
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- CAPACOA Presenter of the Year: Debbie Slade, Centre for the Arts at Brock University
- CAPACOA Artist Manager/Agent of the Year: Annick-Patricia Carrière, agence Station bleue
- CAPACOA Touring Artist of the Year: Kidd Pivot
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- CAPACOA Presenter of the Year: Phyllis Stenson, Harrison Festival of the Arts
- CAPACOA Artist Manager/Agent of the Year: Julien Paquin, Paquin Entertainment Group
- CAPACOA Touring Artist of the Year: Julia Mackey, Jake’s Gift
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- CAPACOA Artist Manager/Agent of the Year: Debbie Peters, Magnum Opus Management
- CAPACOA Presenter of the Year: Tim Yerxa, Fredericton Playhouse
- CAPACOA Touring Artist of the Year: Guy Few
- Presenter of the Year: Brenda Heatherington, The Arden Theatre
- Artist Manager/Agent of the Year: Barbara Scales, Latitudes 45 Arts Promotion
- Touring Artist of the Year: Nathaniel Dett Chorale
- Presenter of the Year: Ben Nind, Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
- Artist Manager/Agent of the Year: Marilyn Gilbert, Marilyn Gilbert Artist Management
- Touring Artist of the Year: Autorickshaw
- Presenter of the Year: White Rock Concerts
- Artist Manager/Agent of the Year: LiveTourArtists
- Touring Artist of the Year: The Chucky Danger Band