industry insights

industry insights

Information and statistics on trends and evolving practices the performing arts industry.

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A Constellation of Data

2023-2024 was a pivotal year for Artsdata, as it became a true community with the potential to light up the sky for the performing arts.

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Bridging Art and AI: A Conversation with Adrienne Wong and Mariel Marshall at CAPACOA 2023

Mariel Marshall and Adrienne Wong delve into the rapidly evolving world of artificial intelligence and its impact on the creative performance landscape.

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Recovery continues in spite of inflation

The recovery of the live performance sector continued during the third quarter of 2022. Nominal GDP increased 2.8%. Jobs increased 5.3%.

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Visitor Visas: Simple Solutions to a Hefty Problem

Visitor visa delays is a major source of concern for international artists performing in Canada. Yet, there are solutions to this problem.

Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund: Where to Apply

Learn more and apply now to The Canadian Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund (CPAWRF) through one of four recipient organizations.

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Finding Our Way: National Town Hall Report

On January 25, CAPACOA welcomed members of the performing arts community to share their hopes for the future. Discussions around digital space, social inequity, and the climate crisis led to new discoveries.

Jamaican-Canadian reggae musician Ammoye during a live streamed performance with Small Word Music. Photo credit: Jonathan Campbell.

A closer look at the “hardest hit”: the National Culture Indicators for the first quarter of 2021

While the Canadian economy as a whole almost fully recovered from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the culture sector still lags behind.

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Vaccination: how do culture goers feel about it?

CAPACOA recently held a fascinating town hall on the theme On the Path to Recovery: Are Mandatory Vaccines for Audiences in the Mix? As a complement to the recap of this discussion, here are recent findings about culture goers’ attitudes regarding vaccination. 

On the Path to Recovery: Are Mandatory Vaccines for Audiences in the Mix?

As the performing arts sector opens its doors and welcomes back audience members, performing arts presenters are eager to determine how they can keep patrons safe, but creating safety protocols proves to be a logistical nightmare. One such protocol has been hotly debated – mandatory proof of vaccina...Read More