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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
CAPACOA’s pre-budget submission brings forth new recommendations for emergency and recovery support in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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