Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters are now open for support to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 17 – 24 August, 2022.
Mental health and trying something unique or different are among the top benefits that may compel audiences to attend live performances.
The GDP and employment increases observed over the second half of 2021 echo government interventions announced a year before.
The 2022 federal budget provides little new funding for the performing arts sector. But we remain hopeful that the National Recovery Summit will provide another opportunity to address the needs of the industry.
According to the Labour Force Survey, employment among performing arts, spectator sports and related industries declined for a third consecutive month in January 2022.
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.