News - Canadian Association for the Performing Arts

A dancer dressed in a plaid suit leaps on the street, in front of a reflective window.

Recovery continues in spite of inflation

The recovery of the live performance sector continued during the third quarter of 2022. Nominal GDP increased 2.8%. Jobs increased 5.3%.

A group of Canadian delegates meeting local artists. They are sitting in a circle, in a room with bright lights overhead, black walls and ceiling, a dark floor, and a wall of windows.

Forging Collaborative International Relationships at the 2023 Santiago a Mil Festival

CAPACOA was recently in Santiago, Chile for the 2023 edition of the Santiago a Mil Festival, known as one of the preeminent presenters of contemporary Latin American theatre and performing arts. Learn more and check out some photos!

Headshot of Kristina Lemieux. She has shoulder-length curly brown hair, glasses, and is wearing a dark green shirt with buttons, in front of a grey background.

Welcome Kristina Lemieux

We would like to officially welcome Kristina Lemieux (she/her) as our new Agents and Managers Program Coordinator. Learn more about Kristina and the program...

Crazy Smooth standing in front of a stone wall, looking out into the distance.

Eyes On… Crazy Smooth

This time we're featuring Crazy Smooth, one of Canada’s top street dance ambassadors, a dancer and choreographer, sought after instructor, judge, and community leader.

New Report Paves the Way for Better Representation of Indigenous Artists

The latest report from the Linked Digital Future Initiative paves the way for better representation of Indigenous artists in Wikidata.

Artists posing as guerilla wariors exhibiting weapons made of rubber hoses.

Visitor Visas: Simple Solutions to a Hefty Problem

Visitor visa delays is a major source of concern for international artists performing in Canada. Yet, there are solutions to this problem.

A photo of Milton running his right hand through his hair. In the background, you can see a body of water, the skyline of a city, and green trees.

Eyes On… Milton Lim

Welcome to our new series called Eyes On..., where we highlight some of our amazing members! This month we're featuring Milton Lim (he/him), an interdisciplinary artist based in Vancouver, BC.

KIZABA and his band playing and singing with Alfredo on stage. The stage is covered in blue, purple and pink stage lights shining over the stage.

Canada shines at Circulart in Medellín, Colombia

Circulart is a cultural platform for music, which annually brings together arts presenters and music industry professionals from Latin America and around the world in the city of Medellín, Colombia. CAPACOA recently had the opportunity to attend the four-day event from November 3-6, 2022.

Audience members are standing in their seats, smiling and clapping, while enjoying a performance at Le Pôle culturel de Chambly.

Live performance sector picked up pace after lifting of restrictions

After a tough year’s start amid the sixth wave of the pandemic, the live performance sector bounced back in the second quarter of the year.

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Rekindling the Spark Between Artists and Audiences

CAPACOA submitted its brief to the Standing Committee on Finance on October 7 as part of the pre-budget consultations for the 2023 budget. Learn more about our recommendations and read the full brief.