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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.

Doctors can soon prescribe visits to museum.

  October 12, 2018 – As we learned in various studies, Art Heals. That’s the philosophy behind a new initiative from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, which will allow doctors to soon be able to prescribe a visit to a museum.

Let’s Increase Funding for Arts Presentation

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

Visa Refusal Rates and New Biometrics Requirement Are About to Seriously Impede Artist Mobility

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

Streamlining of International Taxation: One Step Forward, Two Steps Forward

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.

Minister of Canadian Heritage Launches Creative Export Strategy

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.

The Canada Revenue Agency Simplifies International Taxation in Response to Sector Recommendations

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.

Cultural Diplomacy, among other Studies on Parliament Hill

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.

North American Trade: From Hope to Rift

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

Going to a concert could be better for wellbeing than yoga or walking a dog

April 16, 2018 – Research in the United Kingdom found going to a concert was more effective at improving wellbeing than yoga.

Cultural Infrastructure: Funding Opportunities and an Interesting Study

April 13, 2018 – Here are a few cultural infrastructure funding opportunities and updates.

Mobility, Taxation, and Cultural Diplomacy 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

New Findings Confirm the Association between Arts and Belonging

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.

Creative Canada Heading for China

October 6, 2017 – Further to last week’s launch of the Creative Canada policy, the Minister of Canadian Heritage announced yesterday her intention to lead Canada’s first creative industries trade mission to China in April 2018.

Fast-Tracking the Copyright Board of Canada

October 2, 2017 – CAPACOA sent in a written a submission in response to the consultation on options to reform the Copyright Board of Canada.

Creative Canada Policy Delivers Good News for the Performing Arts

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.

Copyright Board Renders Positive Decision on Neighbouring Rights for Live Events

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.

The Canadian Arts Coalition Requests More Funding for Arts Presenters

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.

Working Group Raises Taxation Issues with Finance Committee

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.

CAPACOA Joins Artist Mobility Coalition and Voices Sector Priorities for NAFTA

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.

The Collaboration with Re:Sound Continues

July 4, 2017 – Although the topic of neighbouring rights may appear to have been overshadowed by other pressing regulatory issues recently, the collaboration between CAPACOA and Re:Sound does continue (and rather well).

Labour Mobility: Could NAFTA be the Alternative?

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