October 9, 2018 – The federal government has increased funding to the Canada Council for the Arts and has launched the Creative Export Strategy. However, the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) remains under-funded and over-subscribed. This lack of funding affects our entire touring and presenting ...Read More
July 19, 2018 – An article in The Globe and Mail confirmed a worrying trend: visitor visa refusal rates are soaring. Moreover, visa applicants will soon be required to provide biometrics. Although visitor visas are not required of all visiting artists, those who do will now have to overcome major ad...Read More
July 10, 2018 – Last month, the Canada Revenue Agency announced a new simplified taxation process for non-resident artists. As we pointed out, this simplified process is a step in the right direction, but more streamlining is still needed.
June 27, 2018 – On Tuesday, the Minister of Canadian Heritage officially launched Canada’s Creative Export Strategy, and she outline how she will invest the $125-million over 5 years allocated by the federal government in the 2017 federal budget.
June 11, 2018 – The Canada Revenue Agency has put in place a simplified income tax process for non-resident artists and athletes. This administrative change is a direct outcome of advocacy carried by the Performing Arts Tax Working Group.
June 5, 2018 – The Canadian Arts Coalition published a comprehensive update on parliamentary studies on culture. One of these studies could be particularly important for anyone involved in international tours and market development.
June 1, 2018 – For a couple months, we had been led to hope that a new NAFTA deal was about to be struck and that longstanding artist mobility barriers could be lifted. With yesterday’s announcement of trade tariffs from the U.S. administration and the retaliation by the Canadian government, hopes o...Read More
April 16, 2018 – Research in the United Kingdom found going to a concert was more effective at improving wellbeing than yoga.
April 13, 2018 – Here are a few cultural infrastructure funding opportunities and updates.
March 6, 2018 – Trade and cultural diplomacy have been recurrent topics for both the Canadian government and the arts sector lately. As the Canadian Arts Coalition highlighted last month, there have been a suite of good news in both areas. Here are the latest news on these and diverse but relat...Read More
October 19, 2017 – In April, Community Foundations of Canada and CAPACOA published Vital Signs: Arts and Belonging. Since then, new research findings shored up the idea that arts and sense of belonging are intimately connected.
September 29, 2017 – The Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly, unveiled yesterday her plan for a Creative Canada. Whithin this exhaustive plan, two announcements are of particular, positive note for the performing arts sector.
September 11, 2017 – On September 1, the Copyright Board of Canada rendered a long awaited decision on neighbouring rights tariffs for live events. The Copyright Board certified eleven tariffs. Of these, two are settlement tariffs negotiated by CAPACOA and its partner associations.
August 2, 2017 – The Canadian Arts Coalition issued its predbudget brief in advance of the 2018 federal budget. One of the recommendations is the doubling of the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.
July 27, 2017 – After a series of meetings with MPs, the Performing Arts Tax Working Group now brings forth its plea for simplifying non-resident taxation with the Standing Committee on Finance.
July 18, 2017 – One month after the release of a draft position statement regarding the modernization of NAFTA, CAPACOA is pleased to be releasing a complete brief on Artist Mobility Between Canada and the United States.
June 19, 2017 – In the face of visa processing delays, expensive visa fees and recent challenges related to heightened scrutiny, U.S. industry associations have had bipartisan bills introduced in Congress to streamline immigration services for artists. These are worthy efforts, in that they present ...Read More
June 16, 2017 – If you thought last fall’s U.S. visa processing fee increase would be the last bad news from USCIS, we’re afraid to tell you that isn’t the case. The Artist from Abroad website reported a number of changes since March. The following could bear impact to Canadian art...Read More
April 25, 2017 – A new national report, released today by Community Foundations of Canada in partnership with the Canadian Arts Presenting Association, is shining a spotlight on the power of the arts to build a greater sense of belonging to our communities, to our country and to each other.
April 21, 2017 – As part of the national Vital Signs program, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Arts Presenting Association will be releasing a new report on Arts and Belonging on April 25.
April 7, 2017 – Based on an economic model developed by the Performing Arts Tax Working Group, the costs of compliance to non-resident taxation largely outweigh the potential tax revenues for the Canadian government. By as much as 10 to 1!