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CAPACOA submits recommendations for the continuation and recovery of the live performance sector

CAPACOA’s pre-budget submission brings forth new recommendations for emergency and recovery support in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.

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International Market Development Initiative 2020 Announcement

About the opportunity CAPACOA is a national presenting association, with a mandate for leadership in the arts and culture sector.  One of CAPACOA’s priorities is to be a catalyst for Canadian org...Read More

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Employment in arts and culture industries, June 2020

Performing arts companies saw the largest decrease in total hours worked in June 2020: -73,5%.

Online cultural offerings satisfy audiences’ cravings… for now

A lot of people enjoyed live-streamed performances since the beginning of the COVID crisis. But they may not continue when venues reopen.

Artists and cultural workers still among most impacted by the COVID outbreak

Employment in the information, culture and recreation industry was 83.1% of its pre-COVID level, the second-lowest proportion across all industries.

All Access Town Hall: Showcasing and Conference Models

On July 21st at 1:00 PM EDT (please note the webinar was originally scheduled at 3:00 PM), CAPACOA is hosting a panel discussion to highlight the new pitch, conference and showcasing models exacerbate...Read More

All Access Town Hall: CAPACOA Programs Information Session

In this hour-long information session, members of the CAPACOA team will answer your questions about two of our programs: the Linked Digital Future initiative (LDFI) and the Presenters Capacity Buildin...Read More

All Access Webinars: The Law and Live Streaming

On Friday, June 26, at 11AM, CAPACOA and the Canadian Dance Assembly are hosting a webinar on the topic of The Law and Live Streaming. As an increasing number of artists and venues are exploring digit...Read More

All Access Town Hall: Live Streaming and New Business Models in the Performing Arts

On Tuesday, June 23rd at 3PM (ET), CAPACOA will host a moderated Town Hall discussion about the new business models for the performing arts in light of Covid-19.

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Arts sector in dire need for extended emergency support

The COVID-19 ASO Response Group submitted a joint letter to government officials outlining the dire impacts of the pandemic on our sector and advocating for continued supports for arts and culture.