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Canadian Arts Coalition Welcomes New Canadian Heritage Minister

November 4, 2015 – The Canadian Arts Coalition congratulates Mélanie Joly, the newly sworn in Minister of Canadian Heritage, on her appointment to Cabinet.

Working Group Provides Comments on International Taxation

September 10, 2015 – The performing arts tax working group spearheaded by CAPACOA submitted comments in response to a consultation on proposed changes to non-resident taxation.

CAPACOA Undertakes Another Round of Negotiation with Re:Sound

August 13, 2015 – Just a few months after concluding the successful 2012-2015 negotiations, CAPACOA is now set to undertake a new round of negotiation on the Re:Sound 2016-2020 tariffs.

Frédéric Julien Joins Kate Cornell as Co-Chair of the Canadian Arts Coalition

June 18, 2015 – CAPACOA’s Frédéric Julien was unanimously appointed as Co-Chair of the Canadian Arts Coalition by the Coalition’s Steering Committee.

Expanded Requirement for Foreign Artists Touring in Canada

June 4, 2014 – The government of Canada will start gathering biometric information from all foreign travellers entering on a visa, including the temporary resident (visitor) visa. This requirement will impact organizations who present foreign artists.

Updates Regarding the Federal Budget and Canada 150 Funds

May 19, 2015 – The Government of Canada tabled a balanced budget on April 21. Expectations were high and CAPACOA was quick to provide a first overview of the budget. At the time, little was known about the two most interesting announcements from the perspective of the arts: the Canada 150 Fund and t...Read More

Leveraging Budget 2015

May 14, 2015 – Much has been said and been written about the arts, culture and heritage announcements in Budget 2015. Much remained to be done with lesser-known elements of the budget that strengthen the rationale for enhancements to Regulation 105 withholding tax.

Tax Working Group Shares Recommendations on R105 Withholding

March 16, 2015 – On behalf of a collective of 17 performing arts organizations representing more than 1,000 stakeholders, CAPACOA sent a letter outlining a series of recommendations for improving the administration of Regulation 105, a required withholding tax on fees paid to foreign artists.

CIC Changes Bear no Impact for the Presenting Sector

February 12, 2012 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada published on Tuesday a notice on Changes to strengthen employer accountability under the International Mobility Program. These changes will not affect performing arts presenters.

Federal Budget Analysis Provides Thorough Overview of Year 2014

January 5, 2015 – The Canadian Conference of the Arts, Canadian Arts Coalition and Saskatchewan Arts Alliance published the analysis of the 2014 Federal Budget which examines federal funding for the arts and culture sector over the whole 2014 calendar year.

Arts Organizations Collaborate on Tax Withholding Matters

December 11, 2014 – The Performing Arts Alliance under the initiative of CAPACOA has put together a working group to explore ways of improving the administration of Regulation 105 withholding tax.

What’s the matter with numbers?

Hard facts or proverbial truth? The debate at the CKX Summit sparked discussions, an article in the Globe and Mail, and now a blog post by Inga Petri commissioned by CAPACOA.

Arts Day on the Hill 2014: A Real Success

October 22, 2014 – More than 100 art supporters responded to the invitation of the Canadian Arts Coalition and participated in the fifth edition of Arts Day on the Hill. They gathered in Ottawa yesterday to participate in 97 scheduled meetings with Members of Parliament, senators and senior official...Read More

Get Involved in Arts Day on the Hill 2014

September 8, 2014 – Following last year’s successful Arts 308 campaign, the Canadian Arts Coalition is moving forward with plans for the fourth annual Arts Day on Parliament Hill for Tuesday, October 21st, 2014. Read more

A Short Brief

August 4, 2014 – CAPACOA once again collaborated with the Canadian Arts Coalition and Imagine Canada to make recommendations for the development of the 2015 federal budget.

Early Culture Days Registration Now Open

April 7. 2014 – Register free interactive arts or cultural activities for the next Culture Days by April 30 to be automatically be entered for a chance to win a trip to the National Congress on Culture, on May 22nd, 23rd in Winnipeg. Read more

British Studies Echo Canadian Research Findings

March 19, 2014 – Arts Council England released two interesting studies last week: on the value of the arts; the other one on attendance at outdoor events.

Learning about the Anti-Spam Law

March 12, 2014 – Since the final regulations under the Anti-Spam Legislation came out, in December, many organizations have developed training materials and delivered webinars. Here are some of them that we are recommending.

Federal Budget 2014 and Canada’s Presenting and Touring Sector

February 13, 2014 – CAPACOA is pleased to see that the Government of Canada has renewed and made permanent the important programs at the Department of Canadian Heritage. CAPACOA also congratulates the government regarding the now-permanent $25 million to the Canada Council for the Arts.

Budget 2014 Renews Key Investments in the Arts

February 11, 2014 – The Canadian Arts Coalition applauds the Government of Canada for renewing key programs at the Department of Canadian Heritage in Budget 2014. Read more

CAPACOA Provides Comments on Proposed Accounting Standards

December 6, 2013 – Changes to accounting standards for non-profits are in the making and, unless amended, they could have a significant impact on many performing arts organizations.

Coalition Releases Analysis of the Federal Budget

November 22, 2013 – The Canadian Arts Coalition released its first analysis of the federal budget from the perspective of the cultural sector. Read more

The Canadian Arts Coalition is calling all arts advocates!

October 25, 2013 – The Coalition wants to talk to Members of Parliament in all 308 ridings and they need you and your members help. They will be holding two training webinars for advocates who would like to get involved with the ‘Arts 308’ campaign. Read more

Clarifications Regarding the Temporary Foreign Workers Program

October 23, 2013 – Since CAPACOA’s initial response to changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has been providing useful clarifications in the Foreign Worker Manual as well as in a Myth vs. Fact notice.