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Arts Promotion

CAPACOA’s Arts Promotion efforts focus on cultural policy advancement, public awareness, research and ways and means that unite the sector. The COVID-19 pandemic did not change our overall arts promotion strategy. It confirmed its necessity.

Documenting the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Chart showing GDP variations between the last quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2021. The Canadian economy and the culture sector display a steady recovery after the initial drop. The live performance domain drops sharply during the second quarter of 2020 and then recovers by only 3 percentage points over the next three quarters.

Latest COVID Impact Statistics

National Culture Indicators

National Arts and Culture Impact Survey

Chronicles of a pandemic

Helping Shape Policy and Budget Responses

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage study on the recovery from the Impact of COVID-19 – Opening statement, February 2022

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage study on the recovery from the Impact of COVID-19 – Supplementary statistics, February 2022

Pre-budget recommendations for the 2022 federal budget, August 6, 2021

Revised 2021 budget submission, February 11, 2021

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage study of Challenges and Issues Faced by the Arts, Culture, Heritage and Sport Sectors During the COVID-19 Pandemic, November 30, 2020

Submission regarding the recovery framework, September 17, 2020

Take Action

If you want to contribute to CAPACOA’s arts promotion efforts:

  1. Contact your MP:
    1. Tell your her/him/they how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting you and the entire sector.
    2. Thank her/him/they for the support for tourism, arts, culture and sport in the last federal budget.
    3. Ask for tailored wage and fixed cost support programs for hardest hit businesses to ensure their survival into the fall and winter (as per the Hardest Hit Coalition campaign)
    4. Reiterate one of CAPACOA’s latest budget recommendations.
    5. Report your meeting to CAPACOA and here:

  2. Participate in awareness raising campaigns such as #ForTheLoveofLive and

  3. Consider joining CAPACOA’s Advocacy Committee – contact Frédéric Julien for more information.

Additional resources

Performing arts statistics

Updated: April 1, 2022