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Vitality and Impact of Arts Presenting

Vitality and Impact of Arts Presenting

Vitality and Impact of Arts Presenting is the outcome of a pan-Canadian survey of performing arts presenters and festivals led by a consortium presenting networks and associations, and conducted by Hill Strategies Research. It mobilizes knowledge about the scope, vitality, economic impact, and practices in the presenting sector. The report casts a light on a broad range of presenting practices and the magic that they bring into Canadians’ lives.

Additional Documents and Resources

News release

Detailed tables [PDF format]

Detailed tables [Excel format]

Presentation [pptx format]

Presentation [PDF format]

Web conference recording


A communications toolkit was put together to help the sector tell the story of its vitality and impact. It includes copy, infographics, many design elements and html coding that can be used on websites, in social media or in newsletters.

Communications toolkit

Inquiries about the Vitality and Impact of Arts Presenting may be directed to Frédéric Julien, Director of Research and Development, CAPACOA.

Advisory Committee

  • Sylvain Aumont, Réseau des grands espaces
  • Rebecca Ballarin, Supporting Performing Arts in Rural Communities
  • Kerry Clarke, Calgary Folk Festival
  • Natalie Dewan, Ontario Presents
  • Jane Gabriels, Made in BC – Dance on tour
  • Ellen Hamilton, Qaggiavuut
  • Julie Lebel, Foolish Operations
  • Pam Patil, The MT Space and IMPACT
  • Julie-Anne Richard, RIDEAU
  • Bill Usher, Kicking Horse Culture

Participating networks and associations

  • Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta
  • Atlantic Presenters Association
  • British Columbia Touring Council
  • Folk Music Ontario
  • Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance
  • Jazz Festivals Canada
  • Made in BC – Dance on tour
  • Manitoba Arts Network
  • Music Canada Live
  • N3
  • Ontario Presents
  • Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council
  • Réseau des grands espaces
  • Réseau Ontario
  • Supporting Performing Arts in Rural Communities
  • The CanDance Network
  • Western Roots Artistic Directors
  • World Routes Network


Canada Council for the Arts - Conseil des arts du Canada

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.