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Performing Arts, Tourism and the Experience Economy: The Untapped Potential

Research shows that amongst travellers, there is a growing desire for authentic experiences that enliven and deepen connections to place. Live events and festivals provide these types of experiences year round.

Two musicians performing before a socially distanced audience in a wooden church building.

Beginning of a resurgence in the performing arts

The live performance sector saw its first signs of a recovery during the third quarter of 2021.

All Access Town Hall: National Check-in and Round Table Discussions in preparation for the Heritage Canada Summit

It’s a new year with new opportunities for connection and advocacy! Join us for a chance to check in with colleagues nation-wide as we navigate recently announced restrictions, funding sources, and solutions for the future.  As a sector, we know we are stronger together. By gathering...Read More

A duo of dancers. The woman leans backward and the man pulls her back.

Breaking through audience hesitancy

Consumers’ levels of comfort with in-person events are closely tied to vaccine rollout and fluctuations in the number of cases. This is particularly true among performing arts audiences.

Artists performing as per public health requirements for masks and dividers.

Federal government announces new measures for tourism and hard-hit organizations

The federal government announced the Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program and the Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program.

Socially-distanced audience watching a concert.

No recovery in sight for the performing arts

Despite a gradual easing of public health restrictions in the provinces and territories, performing arts companies, presenters and festivals still showed no signs of economic recovery in the second quarter of 2021.

National day for Truth and Reconciliation

On September 30th, CAPACOA’s office will be closed to recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day, a day to commemorate the legacy of residential schools. We invite our members to join us in committing to reflecting on Canada’s colonial legacy and learning...Read More

Side view of a performance featuring a piano player in the forefront and a saxophone player next to him. Audience members are visible in the background as well as in reflections in the windows behind the two musicians.

Budget recommendations for a lasting relaunch of the live performance sector

CAPACOA's pre-budget submission highlights just how far the live performance sector remains from recovery. The submission articulates seven recommendations for the upcoming 2022 federal budget.

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Phase 2 of Pan-Global Reflections: International Cohorts Update

A year ago, CAPACOA launched a series of international conversations by artists and presenters/producers/curators in lockdown. Canadians were joined by their counterparts from South America, Mexico, Scotland and Asia to meet, discuss their lockdown situations, share their practices and most importan...Read More

Wylie, M., Sculthorp, M., Gagnon-Turcotte, S. et Chatwin, M. (2021). Une voie prometteuse pour promouvoir la gouvernance des données dans le secteur des arts de la scène : analyser les chartes et les principes pour la gouvernance des données. Nord Ouvert et Association canadienne des organismes artistiques (CAPACOA).

Principles for data collaboration

CAPACOA, in partnership with Open North, launched their report “A Promising Path to Developing Data Governance in the Performing Arts Sector”.