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Network Development

National Network Meeting

CAPACOA convenes an annual meeting that gathers more than 20 presenting networks for two days of intensive dialogue. It focuses on identifying key priorities affecting networks at the national level, conversations with national funding agencies and policymakers, and helps to recognize common goals. Collective membership represented at this meeting is over 2000 arts organizations.

The goals of the National Network Meeting include:

  • Research / development
  • Training needs identification
  • Skills development
  • Development of communication strategies with national partners and funders
  • Development of key messages and consensus building around top priorities facing the sector
  • Collaboration and consultation on projects of national importance
  • Strengthening the Canadian presenting field
Members of CAPACOA and RIDEAU around tables in a joint meeting

The 2019 National Network Meeting took place in Ottawa, on May 22 and 23.

Network members of CAPACOA and RIDEAU had a joint meeting for the third time to learn from one another and explore ways to collaborate in the future. Participants each presented projects their networks were working on and many new collaborations were made.

Future / Past Meetings

  • The 2020 meeting is set to take place in Ottawa on May 20 and 21, CAPACOA is surveying the Covid crisis closely and will update soon regarding this meeting.
  • The 2019 National Network Meeting took place in Ottawa, on May 22 and 23, in conjunction with the National Arts Centre’s and CAPACOA’s Digital Tour Session.
  • The 2018 National Network Meeting took place in Ottawa, on May 8 and 9.
  • The 2017 National Network Meeting took place in Montreal, on May 23 and 24, in conjunction with ISPA and in collaboration with RIDEAU.
  • The 2016 National Network Meeting took place in Ottawa, on June 6 and 7, in conjunction with the Canada Dance Festival
  • The 2015 National Network Meeting took take place in Ottawa, on May 5 and 6, in conjunction with the National Arts Centre’s Ontario Scene.
  • The 2014 National Network Meeting took place in Toronto, on May 7, after a learning retreat on business model innovation.
  • The 2013 National Network Meeting took place in Ottawa, on May 1 and 2, in conjunction with the National Arts Centre’s Northern Scene.
  • The 2012 National Network Meeting took place in Ottawa, on June 11 and 12, in conjunction with the Canada Dance Festival.
  • The 2011 National Network Meeting took place in Ottawa, on May 3 and 4, in conjunction with the National Arts Centre’s Prairie Scene.
  • The 2010 National Network Meeting took place in Ottawa, on June 8 and 9, in conjunction with the Canada Dance Festival.