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Community Foundations of Canada and CAPACOA to Release Report on Arts and Belonging

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.

Non-Resident Taxation: Costs of Compliance Outweigh Tax Revenues

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!

The Canadian Arts Coalition Thanks the Government for Investment in Infrastructure

March 22, 2017 – The Canadian Arts Coalition is pleased to see an investment of $300 million over 10 years for the Cultural Spaces Fund. This is part of a larger $1.6 billion investment for cultural and recreational infrastructure in the 2017 federal budget which bear the potential to yield signific...Read More

Movie Attendance is Declining: Is This a Good or a Bad News for the Performing Arts?

February 28, 2017 – Cineplex has seen a 12% drop in attendance in the fourth quarter of 2016. Should the performing arts sector rejoice or be scared? Neither. But it should certainly pay attention.

Streamlining, Please

December 13, 2016 – Further to several meetings with the Canada Revenue Agency, the Performing Arts Tax Working Group is re-issuing today a series of recommendations for the enhancement of non-resident taxation.

Some Good, Some Bad News for Leisure and Culture in Canada, According to Wellbeing Index

November 22, 2016 – Canadian’s quality of life lags economic growth, according to the latest Canadian Index of Wellbeing report. The report also finds that the Leisure and Culture domain has seen the most dramatic decline since 1994. There are nonetheless a few positive signs.

Higher US Visa Processing Fees (But Same Delays)

November 4, 2016 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a substantial increase in I-129 filing fees. This is a source of concern for touring artists and for presenters alike.

A Systems View of International Taxation

November 3, 2016 – The Performing Arts Tax Working Group has had a few key meetings recently, and we are now looking forward to shaping solutions with the Canada Revenue Agency soon.

November is Arts and Health Month

November 1, 2016 – November is Arts & Health Month, an internationally-recognized month to celebrate and raise awareness about arts’ contributions to health, healing and wellbeing. As the field gains momentum worldwide, we’re adding our voices to the global Arts & Health conversation and we ...Read More

Sense of Belonging Matters to the Arts (and Vice Versa)

October 4, 2016 – A sense of belonging is important to build safe, vibrant communities and it brings purpose to our live, claims the latest national Vital Signs report published by Community Foundations of Canada. And the arts are part of the mix.

INFRAconsults: CAPACOA Adds a Building Block

September 16, 2016 – Following consultation with the membership and with key partners, CAPACOA shared a written submission in response to the consultation on Phase 2 of the Government of Canada’s Infrastructure Plan.

CAPACOA Submits Brief to the Finance Committee

August 5, 2016 – As part of the pre-budget consultation in advance of the 2017 federal budget, CAPACOA submitted a brief to the Standing Committee on Finance. The submission endorses the recommendations of the Canadian Arts Coalition and advance additional rationales from the perspective of the...Read More

Opportunity for Input on Infrastructure Funding

July 26, 2016 – The Government of Canada has laid out a plan to invest more than $120 billion in infrastructure over the next 10 years and Phase 1 is already underway. As Infrastructure Canada plans for Phase 2, it is seeking input from communities, stakeholders, and Canadians through the new w...Read More

How Vibrant Culture Attracts Top Talent

June 27, 2016 – The arts matter more than sports when it comes to attracting skilled workers. But businesses may not know it yet.

Arts on Prescription

June 14, 2016 – In February, HC Link partnered with CAPACOA and Arts Health Network Canada to present a webinar on Arts and Health: Partners in Well-Being. This webinar offered an introduction to arts and health practices, an overview of research findings, as well as an exploration of cases and reso...Read More

A Closer Look at Culture Indicators

May 16, 2016 – Last week, Statistics Canada released a series of economic indicators on arts and culture. The absolute figures – $54.6 billion, 630,000 jobs – are impressive. The trends over time, less so.

Writing the Next Chapter of Canadian Cultural Policy

April 29, 2016 – The last week saw two major announcements which are bound to change the arts and culture landscape in Canada. Over the weekend, the Minister of Canadian Heritage announced a major consultation on Canadian Content in a Digital World. Then, the Canada Council for the Arts released its...Read More

Changes in Favour of Efficiency, Transparency and Trust at Canadian Heritage

April 14, 2016 – The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced that important changes will be made to the way business is done in the department with respect to grants and contributions.

Arts Sector Delighted by the Support for Arts & Culture in the 2016 Budget

March 22, 2016 – The Canadian Arts Coalition (CAC) is extremely satisfied to see the government commit in the 2016 Federal Budget to the doubling of the Canada Council for the Arts operating budget by 2020.

Dialogue on International Taxation Begins with CRA

March 7, 2016 – The Performing Arts Tax Working Group met with representatives of the Canada Revenue Agency on March 2, nearly a year after the group’s initial request. The meeting laid the grounds for a constructive dialogue between all parties.

Goodbye TFWP; Welcome International Mobility Program

February 22, 2016 – In December 2015, the Government of Canada announced a new Labour Market Impact Assessment exemption for the performing arts under the International Mobility Program. As of February 17th, this exemption is now available.

Awesome music is good for your health

February 4, 2016 – You know that jaw-dropping guitar solo? Well, research suggests it’s beyond just amazing; it may have anti-inflammatory properties too.

Six Facts You Must Know (and Share) in 2016

January 7, 2016 – In hundreds of communities across Canada, people and organizations are devoting their skills to bring together touring artists and audiences. Here is the realm of performing arts presentation in six infographics and detailed statistics.

New Government; Renewed Advocacy on International Taxation

December 9, 2015 – A change of government often implies taking a step back and a fresh start with advocacy files at hand. In the case of R105 withholding, the Performing Arts Tax Working Group has taken advantage of the situation to strengthen its case and to expand its efforts to all aspects of non...Read More

Canadian Heritage Partnership Reveals Scope of Presenting Sector

November 10, 2015 – Did you know that Canadian presenting organizations pay artistic fees estimated at more than $ 200 million per year? This is one of the findings from a unique data sharing agreement between Canadian Heritage and CAPACOA.