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CIPAE 2018/Call for applications/Official Programming

June 4, 2018 – New deadline and financial support for travelnsportation and accommodations! The 2018 edition of CIPAE will take place in Beijing from September 5th to 9th and will propose a Focus on Canada! Workshops, Pitch sessions, Conferences, Reception and Showcases about Canada will be part of ...Read More

The Arts Sector is Taking the Digital Shift

May 22, 2018 – The results of the Digital Strategy Fund’s 2017 competition came out. No less than 45 initiatives shared nearly $6 million in funding from the Fund’s first intake.

CIPAE 2018 / Focus Canada / Joint Attendance

May 11, 2018 – Each year, CINARS teams up with agents and representatives from Canadian companies to organize a series of joint attendances at some of the key conferences. These activities’ goals are to promote Canadian productions abroad and to build and strengthen relationships with internationals...Read More

Important Measures to Promote Healthy, Respectful and Harassment-free Work Environments in the Arts Sector

April 25, 2018 – Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, announce important measures to promote a healthy, respectful and harassment-free work environment in recipient organizations.

Canada@Edinburgh 2018 – Pitch Your Piece

April 24, 2018 – The High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom, in partnership with the Ontario Arts Council, is organizing a Pitch Your Piece session on Monday, August 20 at the Canada Hub during the Edinburgh Festivals.

Attendance Trends: Where Are Performing Arts Audiences?

March 12, 2018 – As the demographics of the Canadian population change, so are their habits for accessing live performances and other forms of entertainment. In this last article of the “Attendance Trends” series, we will look at preferred locations for live performance attendance.

Arts Marketing and Development Conference

March 5, 2018 – Arts Reach will present its Canadian Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference on June 11-12 in Toronto. The theme for this conference is Building Resilience For Today And Tomorrow!

Sharing Attendance Data with Touring Artists (in an open and linked world)

February 21, 2017 – In the United Kingdom, The Audience Agency has launched Showstats, a platform to allow producers and touring agents to access attendance statistics across an entire tour.

Attendance Trends: Captivating Millennial Audiences (part 2)

January 30, 2018 – In a previous article, we established that the Millennial generation is particularly diverse with regards to social values and immigration, and that Millennials are equally or more culturally active than any previous generation. Millennials also have a few singularities when it co...Read More

Attendance Trends: Captivating Millennial Audiences (part 1)

January 16, 2018 – As the demographics of the Canadian population change, arts organizations find themselves challenged in retaining current audiences while attracting new ones. The question of attendance of the performing arts by Millennials, in particular, has been receiving some attention as of l...Read More

CAPACOA Issues Guidance about the New Re:Sound Tariffs

January 16, 2018 – With the certification of several new neighbouring tariffs by the Copyright Board, in September 2017, multi-disciplinary presenters and performing arts venue managers may find themselves having to deal with multiple tariffs. In order to help everyone navigate these new tariffs, CA...Read More

State-of-the-Art Community Engagement

January 10, 2017 – By Julie Lebel – The 2017 CAPACOA Conference provided many opportunities to explore the theme The Culture of Community, including a professional development session with four practitioners from the field. Here’s a recap.

A Practitioner’s Guide to Privacy and Marketing in the Digital Economy

December 11, 2017 – By Inga Petri, Strategic Moves – At the recent CAPACOA national conference, I led an in-depth conversation about the legal frameworks affecting thinking and attitudes about data collaborations within the performing arts sector.

Attendance Trends: Why Won’t They Come?

November 29, 2017 – National surveys find widespread attendance of the performing arts among the Canadian population. Yet, many series presenters are finding it more and more difficult to fill up their house. It’s a hard gap to explain, but a few answers could lie in reported obstacles to attendance...Read More

2017 CAPACOA Awards Winners

November 15, 2017 – CAPACOA announced the winners of the 2017 CAPACOA Awards, recognizing excellence in the field of live performance touring and presenting, during the opening gathering dinner of the 30th CAPACOA Conference, at the National Arts Centre. These awards were sponsored and presente...Read More

Indigenous Voices at the CAPACOA Conference

November 8, 2017 – Perceptions and interpretations of culture is as diverse and complex as the people and the landscape. Creating and opening space for the Indigenous voice challenges the lens of interpretation and allows diverse cultural intersections to intercept.

Digital Arts Services Symposium to be Held in Conjunction with CAPACOA Conference

September 25, 2017 – CAPACOA is proud to partner with ArtsPond and Bemused Network for the inaugural Digital Arts Services Summit, to be held in Ottawa, in conjunction with the CAPACOA Conference.

Have a Safe Festival!

July 7, 2017 – “Have a safe festival” – Is this how Canadians are to express wishes for a good festival experience? According to various authorities and festival organizers, yes, safety absolutely has to be part of the experience.

Margo Kane Appointed to the Order of Canada

July 3, 2017 – Margo Kane, Founder and Artistic Director of Full Circle: First Nations Performance, and Board Member of CAPACOA, was appointed Member of the Order of Canada.

Are you Open to Collective Digital Opportunities?

June 21, 2017 – In the fall, Canada Council for the Arts will be accepting applications to the $88.5 million Fund for the Arts in Digital World. This will be a strategic fund, rather than a granting program. So, let’s strategize.

English and French Canada Networks of Performing Arts Presenters Explore Possible Collaborations

May 26, 2017 – Network members of CAPACOA and RIDEAU had a joint meeting for the first time to learn from one another and explore ways to collaborate in the future.

International Taxation – There could be light at the end of the tunnel

May 16, 2017 – After months of relentless efforts, we are finally receiving positive messages from Members of Parliament and from the Canada Revenue Agency.

Webinar on Infrastructure Funding

May 4, 2017 – Last month, we were happy to report that the federal budget had invested an extra $30 million per year in the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. This month, we are happy to bring to you a free webinar on that very topic.

An Inclusive and Compassionate Society: Arts Commons’ Vision for Canada 150

May 2, 2017 – Arts Commons, Calgary’s premiere multi-venue, multidisciplinary arts centre has grand plans to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the confederation.

Landmark Assessment on Digitizing the Performing Arts Released

April 11, 2017 – After consultation and research reports published earlier this year by Canadian Heritage and Canada Council for the Arts, CAPACOA and Strategic Moves are now thrilled to release their own assessment of the digital question from the perspective of performing arts presentation.