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We Are All In This Together

“We all did a show, all together, from coast to coast in Canada. Now THAT is a first!” - Morgan Myler, co-founder, Live Event Community

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Employment in arts and culture industries, September 2020

On September 22nd, nearly 700 venues lit up in red across the country to raise awareness of job losses among live event workers. As a matter of fact, all employment indicators in performing arts and e...Read More

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CAPACOA’s International Market Development Initiative 2020 – Pilot Program

CAPACOA is pleased to announce the launch of its International Market Development Initiative (IMDI) - pilot program. This initiative will explore network development in the era of COVID-19, with a vi...Read More

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All Access Town Hall: Rebuilding Upon More Sustainable and Equitable Foundations – The Environment

Throughout the COVID crisis, many suggested that this is an opportunity for the arts sector to embrace new practices and policies. Could this be a chance to rethink and learn how to be more responsibl...Read More

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A Stronger and More Resilient Canada: Together with the Performing Arts!

The Speech from the Throne, which was given on September 23, 2020, had this to say: "This fall, in addition to extending the wage subsidy, the Government will take further steps to bridge vulnerable b...Read More

Is age a significant factor in patrons’ intention to return to the performing arts?

Many audience survey reports were released over the last two months. CAPACOA read them and looked for conflicting and converging findings regarding age, comfort levels and reassuring measures.  S...Read More

Ghost light at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre.

Rebuilding Upon More Sustainable and Equitable Foundations

How can the live performance sector recover from the COVID crisis and at the same time foster innovation, resilience, sustainability and equity? It seems like a pretty big order for a sector that was ...Read More

Participate in #LightUpLive!

We’re calling all live arts organizations to join us, along with the Live Event Community in raising awareness for our industry which continues to remain dark. We are asking live performance venue man...Read More

All Access Town Hall: The Gradual Reopening of Performances

UPDATE: the Town Hall has been postponed to September 15 at 3PM ET)

Three women sing and play joyously, along with a guitarist at the back. The side angle from the photo could lead to believe that the performers were close to one another, but physical distancing is implemented.

Employment in arts and culture industries, August 2020

While the Canadian economy is slowly recovering, another 6,600 live performance workers lost their job in August.