News - Canadian Association for the Performing Arts

A Game Changer for the Music Industry

As part of the implementation of the Online Streaming Act, the CRTC announced it will be requiring online streaming services to contribute 5% of their Canadian revenues to support the Canadian broadcasting system.

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2024-2025 Digital Discoverability Program: Call for Participation

Join the 2024-2025 Digital Discoverability Program and learn how to optimize your event pages and artist bios for the latest web technologies.

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A Constellation of Data

2023-2024 was a pivotal year for Artsdata, as it became a true community with the potential to light up the sky for the performing arts.

Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters to Attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2024

Expressions of Interest are now open for Canadian presenters to attend the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival from August 15 to 22, 2024. 

Expressions of Interest for Canadian Presenters & Artists to Attend tanzmesse 2024

Canadian artists and presenters seeking to break into new markets are invited to submit their Expression of Interest to attend Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf, Germany, from August 28 to September 1, 2024.

Expressions of Interest for Canadian Artists to Attend Circulart 2024

Expressions of Interest are now open for artists to attend Circulart in Medellín, Colombia from June 6-9, 2024.

Live Performance Gets a Substantial Boost in the Federal Budget

Budget 2024 proposes to provide $31 million over two years, starting in 2024-25, to the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

#FutureOfLIVE Campaign Recap

With more than 100 letters sent to MPs and sustained media coverage, the #FutureOfLIVE campaign ensured everyone was aware of the live performance sector's needs.

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National Performing Arts Organizations Appoint an Indigenous Librarian

CAPACOA, the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance and the NAC Indigenous Theatre are proud to announce the appointment of Dorian Jensen to the position of Indigenous Librarian.

What Do Gen Z in Canada Think About the Performing Arts?

Guest writer, Lila Galipeau, recaps the Gen Z session at Confluence 2023. She shares how the new generation engages with the performing arts.