The Succession Plan (TSP) CAPACOA@CINARS edition which will be delivered in Montreal, QC will take place from November 12 - 14, 2018.

The Succession Plan (TSP) is a mentorship and peer network development program delivered by CAPACOA, for emerging and mid-career presenters and other performing arts professionals. The program seeks to strengthen core competencies, provide leadership development and equip participants with the tools and resources necessary to be active participants in the development of arts and culture in their community.


The TSP provides networking and mentorship opportunities that will be embedded into the 2018 CAPACOA conference:

  • One-on-one mentorship with a mentor from the national community during the conference.
  • Opportunities to network with peers in small and in large groups to discuss the new realities of working in the arts and other relevant issues related to their work.
  • Experience of the CAPACOA conference programming, showcases, performances and special meetings within the TSP framework.

This program is an excellent opportunity for emerging arts professionals to spend time working through questions that they have about their work, meet individuals at the same level in their career and begin to create a vision for their next steps. It is also a way to experience the CAPACOA conference a safe, supportive and informative peer group.

Relationships built during the TSP can last a lifetime.

The program is FREE to delegates who are registered for the CAPACOA conference and available on a first come, first served basis to qualified applicants. Costs incurred for housing, travel, meals and conference registration are the participants’ responsibility.

General information on the TSP program is available here.

General information on the conference is available here.



  • Adam Moffatt, Adam Moffatt Production Management (Toronto, ON)
  • Alannah Jonhston, Alianait Arts Festival (Iqualuit, NU)
  • Elise Legrand, Scene Ouverte (Montreal, QC)
  • Rebecca Ballarin, SPARC (Toronto, ON)
  • Victoria Perron, Alianait Arts Festival (Iqualuit, NU)


  • Chris Dearlove, National Arts Centre (Ottawa, ON)
  • Cynthia Lickers-Sage, Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance (Toronto, ON)
  • Danielle Lefebvre, Agence Danielle Lefebvre (Trois-Riviere, QC)
  • Warren Garrett, Ontario Presents (Toronto, ON)
  • Po Yeh, Prairie Debut (Calgary, AB)


The Paul Gravett Scholarship Fund

CAPACOA is proud to announce a new scholarship program to support early-career performing arts professionals for whom the costs of attendance are prohibitive:

The Paul Gravett Scholarship Fund

As part of this new initiative, CAPACOA will absorb the costs of the successful applicant’s attendance to the Conference, up to $1,000.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in the Conference and The Succession Plan.

We were able to offer the scholarship thanks in large part to the generous financial support of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall and the CAPACOA Board of Directors.


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