arts promotion

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.

Presenting Arts for the Health of It

September 30, 2013 – This week is Community Health and Wellbeing Week. Why should the arts sector care? Because, whether we want it or not, we play a major role in people’s health and well-being.

Music and Education: A Recipe for Success

September 25, 2013 – We’ve known this for some time: music education is positively associated with overall academic achievement, especially in subjects like math, science and reading.

Performing Arts Attendance and its Positive Association with Health

September 20, 2013 – In this edition, the Ontario Health Promotion E-Bulletin explores selected findings from The Value of Presenting. Written from a social determinants of health perspective, the feature article also considers potential applications to these findings to the domain of health p...Read More

We are Wired for Music

September 18, 2013 – Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast… and to stimulate the human brain.

CAPACOA Responds to Temporary Foreign Workers Program Changes

August 30, 2013 – CAPACOA sent a letter to ministers Jason Kenney and Chris Alexander regarding Temporary Foreign Workers Program changes and their consequences for the touring and presenting industry.

Youth, Arts, Culture: A Win-Win

August 20, 2013 – If you aren’t already convinced of the positive effects of the arts on youth, read this Culture 365 posts (which quotes our Value of Presenting study). Read more

CAPACOA Submits a Smart and Caring Brief

July 22, 2013 – Equipped with findings from The Value of Presenting study, CAPACOA made the case for investments in the well-being of Canadians through arts and culture in its annual brief to the Standing Committee on Finance.

Negotiations with Re:Sound Underway

May 28, 2013 – CAPACOA and its partners have been in discussion for many months with Re:Sound around the certified and proposed tariffs for use of music recordings, and are optimistic we will have a resolution before the end of the calendar year.

Hadfield Leads Singalong with Children from Space on Music Monday

May 7, 2012 – Astronaut Chris Hadfield led a singalong from space, using his last video chat aboard the International Space Station to voice his support for music education.

New Data on Giving and Volunteering in the Arts

March 20, 2013 – 5% of Canadians (1.4 million people) volunteered for or donated to arts and culture organizations in 2010 according to a Hill Strategies Report. Read more

CAPACOA Participates in Arts Caucus Meeting

February 27, 2013 – The parliamentary all-party arts caucus held a meeting on the theme “Arts: A Profound Source of Healing”.

On the Road to 2017

February 11, 2013 – Canada’s 150th Anniversary is nearly tomorrow and many stakeholders are planning celebration activities.

Arts goers have better health, higher volunteer rates, and stronger satisfaction with life

January 30, 2013 – “Cultural festival attendees have a 25% greater likelihood of reporting very strong satisfaction with life.”

Survey Reveals Positive Perceptions of Arts and Culture

January 10, 2013 – 92% of Canadians believe that arts and culture make a community a better place to live.

CRA Releases New Guidance on Arts Activities and Charitable Registration

December 20, 2012 – The CRA has now posted the final version of a new Guidance on arts activities which clarifies the requirements for charitable registration.

Performing arts and Geography Find Common Ground

December 10, 2012 – CAPACOA is pleased to announce a new partnership with Canadian Geographic and Strategic Moves to bring highlights from The Value of Presenting study to Canadians.

Arts Day Rallies All-Party Support for Key Policy Issues

November 5, 2012 – The Canadian Arts Coalition presented its third annual Arts Day on Parliament Hill, Tuesday, October 23. Over 130 arts leaders took part in 111 meetings with MPs, ministers, senators and key officials — and early indications are that the day was a success.

Canadian Conference of the Arts: The End of an Era

October 30, 2012 – CAPACOA wishes to express regret over the folding of the Canadian Conference of the Arts.

Get Involved on Arts Day on Parliament Hill 2012

October 11, 2012 – If you can’t make the trip to Ottawa on October 23rd, take part via social media. Read more

Update on Re:Sound 2008-2012 Tariffs

September 28, 2012 – CAPACOA and PACT initiate discussions with Re:Sound regarding retroactive licensing.

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