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All Access Webinars and Town Halls

Since March 2020, CAPACOA hosted webinars and town halls on the performing arts industry, sector changes from COVID-19 pandemic, and emerging realities. These discussions provided actors in the sector opportunities to learn and connect. In the table below, you will find the titles, topics, recordings from each webinar.

For more information on future events, consult the events calendar here.

All Access Town Halls and Webinars

(Title and Description)
A clean slate for reopening

To better understand the needs and possible gaps, CAPACOA has invited a panel of speakers from the performing arts community to evaluate the Events Safety Alliance Guide to Reopening.
May 5, 2020
Managing mental health and building resilience in the performing arts (recording TBC)

Living in the time of COVID, many of us are dealing with uncertainty, fear, grief, and anxiety. CAPACOA is here to support you, not only in business but also in your mental and emotional well-being. In partnership with the Canadian Dance Assembly and Dancer Transition Resource Centre: DTRC, we invite you to join us for a workshop with counsellor and consultant Deena Chochinov.
June 2, 2020
Live streaming and new business models in the performing arts

Through this Town Hall, we will explore the things we need to keep on our radar as we integrate these technologies into our operations. The topics will explore different platforms, marketing digital performances, and monetizing different platforms of note for performers and organisations. Moderated by Bridget MacIntosh.
June 23, 2020
The law and live streaming

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 digitizing their arts events, questions arise around the legal responsibilities and rights of artists, venues, and contracts.

The powerpoint is available here.

The chat log is available here.
June 26, 2020
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 Building Program (PCBP). Both programs are important parts of the support CAPACOA aims to build in its membership, and reinforce or build existing strengths in our members.
July 7, 2020
Conference and showcasing models

CAPACOA hosted a panel discussion to highlight the new pitch, conference and showcasing models exacerbated by the global circumstances we must now navigate. In this moderated discussion, panelists will expound on their different organisations and business practices as they try to navigate new models of pitches, showcasing, and professional development programs.
July 21, 2020
The gradual reopening of performances

On Tuesday, September 15 at 3PM (ET), CAPACOA invites our presenter members to join and discuss the gradual reopenings of theatres and festival events across the country, and to explore the different statuses and challenges from province to province to territory.
September 15, 2020
Rebuilding upon more sustainable and equitable foundations: the environment

Part one of a three part series discussing rebuilding upon more sustainable and equitable foundations. 
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 responsible when it comes to protecting our planet?
October 6, 2020
Rebuilding upon more sustainable and equitable foundations: financial sustainability

We explored the financial sustainability of the live performance sector during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, we wanted to gauge the financial sustainability of physically distanced, online and/or hybrid presentations.
October 20, 2020
Rebuilding upon more sustainable and equitable foundations: equity

CAPACOA has undertaken a series of All Access Town Halls to explore and discuss the recovery framework put forth by the Minister of Canadian Heritage. We will explore rebuilding a new sector with equity and inclusion enshrined in each of our organizations, businesses or artistic practices.
November 3, 2020
A changing performing arts ecosystem: civic venues

What was the impact of COVID-19 on civic venues, and what can we do to support these venues? If civic venues become rental halls, how will this influence the performing arts sector, especially touring?
February 9,
A changing performing arts ecosystem: civic venues

What kind of business models emerged during the pandemic for Festivals in Canada? And will they be maintained post-pandemic? How can festivals keep engaging their communities during lock-down? And how will they deal with making their audiences feel safe returning to festivals in the post-covid era?
February 23, 2021