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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.

A group of delegates and artists crowded in a marketplace-type venue.

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.


The IDENTIDADES International Festival of Performing Arts was held in Antofagasta, Chile from October 1-8, 2022. CAPACOA was fortunate to have the opportunity to bring five Canadian Indigenous arts leaders to the eighth edition of the festival just a few weeks ago.

Call for Applications: Canadian Artists

We are looking for Canadian artists to be featured in our 2023 Artist Snapshots Sessions.

Four people form a semicircle on stage, smiling and holding a series of hoops in their outstretched hands.

Indigenous Artists Shine Equally on our Stages as in the Constellation of Linked Data

Together, IPAA and CAPACOA worked to publish accurate and respectful information about Indigenous artists and their works through open data.

Truth and Reconciliation

We invite our members to join us in committing to reflecting on Canada’s colonial legacy and learning from Indigenous artists, activists and knowledge-keepers.

Call for Expressions of Interest to Join CAPACOA and Global Toronto’s Cultural Delegation to Circulart 2022

Expressions of interest are now open for Canadian Arts Presenters to join CAPACOA and Global Toronto's delegation at Circulart, November 3-6 2022.