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View of the physically-distanced seating plan from the stage. Most seats are marked "reserved" leaving a few safely distanced bubbles.

A major boost for festivals in the 2021 federal budget

The 2021 federal budget provides funding for festivals and for music venues. But questions remain about the level of support for the rest of the live performance sector.

Town Hall with the Honourable Steven Guilbeault

Date: Thursday, March 25th, 2021 Time: 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm EST Location: Zoom Webinar Following the investments announced to support arts and live events workers in the 2020 Fall Economic Statement, CAPACOA is pleased to host a Town Hall with the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian H...Read More

Bold Budget Recommendations for the Rebuilding of the Live Performance Sector

On February 11, 2021, CAPACOA submitted a document titled Rebuilding the performing arts ecosystem after the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Let’s Talk Budget 2021 consultation.

CAPACOA Appears before The House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

On Monday, November 30th at noon, CAPACOA appeared as witness, represented by its Director of Research and Development Mr. Frédéric Julien, at the invitation of The House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, in view of its study of Challenges and Issues Faced by the Arts, Culture, He...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 businesses to the other side of the pandemic by ... introducing further support for industries that h...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 decimated by months of restrictions on live events.

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 managers across the country to light up their buildings and marquees in red on Tuesday, September 22, 2...Read More

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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.

Cultural workers gathered in Montreal hold a colourful banner requesting an extension of the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit.

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.

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CAPACOA Applauds Emergency Support for Performing Arts Organizations

CAPACOA congratulates the Federal government for their recognition of the annual contribution of the arts and culture community to the economic vitality of Canada and their timely response and support to one of the hardest hit sectors during this global health and economic crisis.

Main entrance of Showplace Performance Centre, in full daylight.

Arts and entertainment among the most impacted by the COVID-19

According to Statistics Canada, businesses in the arts, entertainment and recreation sector are the most severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, along with accommodation and food. 

Empty theatre with a blue light wash over the stage area.

Municipal and other publicly-owned presenters: connectors of touring circuits

Municipal, university and other publicly-owned presenting organizations are not eligible for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. Yet, they represent a significant segment within the live performance ecosystem.

Postponements and cancellations: both are a loss and have adverse effects

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak – and the bans on gatherings – many performing arts presenters have chosen to postpone performances rather than cancelling them outright. If postponements may appear to be the lesser of two evils, they have disadvantages as well.

Presenters' revenues by source: Earned, 53%

Performing Arts Presenters and the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy offers assistance to organizations who saw a 30% drop in revenues because of the pandemic. The program will be a huge relief for some presenting organizations, but others are feeling left out.

Dancers perform a lift before a crowd gathered in a public space.

A Strong Domestic Market for the Live Performance Sector

January 16, 2020 – “Strong domestic touring circuits are needed to create synergies with funding for creation/production and for creative export.” This remains the key message of the touring and presenting sector for the 2020 federal pre-budget consultations. Last year, CAPACOA and partn...Read More

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Federal Parties’ Engagements on Performing Arts Touring and Presenting

October 11, 2019 | Updated October 14, 2019 – CAPACOA collaborated with the Canadian Arts Coalition and with Festivals and Major Events to gather information on federal parties positions on arts and culture. Here is the latest information. Overall culture platforms have been analyzed by Orchestras C...Read More

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Artists Mobility: Good and Bad News North and South of the Border

July 11, 2019 – Finding a balance between national interests and cross-border mobility of artists is a though act. Here is a series of positive and negative updates for the performing arts sector. Visitor Visa Denials Impacting Canadian Presenters An article in Le Devoir brought to light r...Read More

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Additional Funding for Festivals and Series Presenters On Its Way

June 19, 2019 – The Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism announced yesterday how the 2019 federal budget additional support for festivals and series presenters will be allocated and distributed. The additional investment of $50.25 million over two years (2019-2020 and 2020-2021) announ...Read More

Cultural Diplomacy at the Front Stage of Canada’s Foreign Policy

Senate Report Puts Cultural Diplomacy at the Front Stage

June 13 2019 – Cultural diplomacy should be a pillar of Canada’s foreign policy, affirms Senate Committee. After a year-long study on the role of arts and culture in foreign policy, the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade released a long-awaited report, titled Cultural Diplom...Read More

Performance of The Hockey Sweater: A Musical

Performing Arts Expected to Contribute to Tourism Growth

May 28, 2019 – The federal government recently unveiled a comprehensive tourism strategy. Taking a whole-of-government approach, the strategy acknowledges the contribution of festivals and performing arts organizations in realizing Canada’s full tourism potential. Arts presentation and creative expo...Read More

Investing in the Middle Class - Budget 2019

Budget 2019 Will Deliver More Arts Events in Canadian Communities

March 19, 2019 – The Canadian Arts Coalition (CAC) is pleased to see the government commit to a $16 million increase of the Canadian Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) over two years in the 2019 Federal Budget as well as an impressive amount of other increases for the sector. The CAC advocated for this t...Read More

CAPF Increase : Support Builds Up as Federal Budget Approaches

February 13, 2019 – Last month, we reported that 12 Members of Parliament had written to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Minister of Finance to express their support for an increase to the Canada Arts Presentation Fund. Thanks to the coordinated efforts of the Canadian Arts Coalition and o...Read More

Open Letter: Performing arts presenters need better support

January 21, 2019 – Ah, winter! For many Canadians, the season would surely be synonymous with hibernation were it not for the exceptional contribution of the arts – and of culture in general – during the cold season. With only a few days to go before the opening of numerous events throug...Read More

Another Step Towards an Increase to the CAPF

December 10, 2018 – After the resounding success of Arts Day on Parliament Hill, support for an increase to the Canada Arts Presentation Fund is now coming from the Standing Committee on Finance.

Arts Day, Weeks and Months

November 30, 2018 – Are you ever done building audiences? Never. The same goes with arts advocacy.

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