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Festival attendees are twice as likely as non-attendees to volunteer, even accounting for other factors. They also have a 25% greater likelihood of reporting very strong stisfaction with life.



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. Read more

Live Arts Sector Seeks Collaborative Relationship with Webcast Partner - July 28, 2014 - CAPACOA is seeking proposals from webcast / live streaming companies who would like to be the official CAPACOA Conference Webcasting sponsor and who would to want to work collaboratively with CAPACOA to stimulate exploration of new business models for the webcasting of the performing arts. Read more

Renewal of the Presenters Capacity Building Program (PCBP) - July 16, 2014 - CAPACOA and RIDEAU received word from the Department of Canadian Heritage this week that the PCBP funding program has been renewed for the next two years. Read more

Special offer to attend the Western Arts Alliance 2014 Annual Conference in Seattle - July 8, 2014 - WAA is offering CAPACOA members discounted rates for the Seattle conference. Read more

New CRTC Guidance Mitigates Threats Associated with CASL - July 7, 2014 - The CRTC issued FAQs for registered charities and a statement regarding the CRTC’s general approach to enforcement. This new guidance confirms Imagine Canada's and Industry Canada's broad interpretation of the exemption for registered charities. Read more

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) - Imagine Canada seeks clarification from CRTC about anti-spam and charities Read more

Overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program - June 24, 2014 - Important changes have been announced to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). Read more

Music Community Pleased with Work Permit Changes for Foreign Artists - June 24, 2014 - Work permit changes announced yesterday for foreign music artists will dramatically improve the landscape for much of the live music community in Canada for the benefit of venues across the country, artist managers, agents, Canadian record labels, as well as Canadian and foreign artists. These changes were made at the request of Canada's music community. Read more

All Access Volume 6 Issue 6 - June 19, 2014 - In this issue: Anti-spam webinars, labour market insight research, mentorship oppportunities, call for performers at TO2015, arts and health, and more. Read more

Additional Anti-Spam Webinar - June 17, 2014 - In response to demands by members, we are pleased to program one more webinar on the anti-spam legislation on July 7. Read more

Clarifications and Webinars on Canada’s Anti-Spam Law - June 9, 2014 - According to new information provided by Industry Canada officials, the Anti-Spam Law could be much less prohibitive than we initially thought. Read more

The Potential of Webcasting for the Performing Arts Sector - May 20, 2014 - 46% of Canadians watch performances by professional artists over the internet and 16% say that seeing a show live on the internet fits their own personal definition of what it means to attend live professional performing arts. Read more

CAPACOA Seeks Proposals for Website Migration - May 16, 2014 - CAPACOA is seeking a service provider to migrate its website to Joomla 2.5 and to implement a responsive template. Read more

Request for Proposals for Webinars Design and Delivery - May 16, 2014 - CAPACOA and the Audience and Market Development Office of the Canada Council for the Arts are seeking consultants to design and to deliver series of four webinars (one series in French and one series in English) for Canadian performing arts presenters. Read more

New Research Demonstrates Importance of Live Theatre - May 14, 2014 - New research reinforces the importance Canadians attach to live theatre in their communities. Read more

Extreme Weather: A Threat to Festivals? - May 8, 2014 - A U.S. federal scientific report released Tuesday affirms that climate change 'has moved firmly into the present.' And it may well have a detrimental impact on festivals and outdoor arts events. Read more

Inspiring Keynote at the SPARC Symposium - April 25, 2014 - CAPACOA was proud to sponsor today's opening plenary at the Symposium for the Performing Arts in Rural Communities, in Haliburton, Ontario. Read more

Simon Brault named as new Director of the Canada Council for the Arts - April 14, 2014 - Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover today announced the appointment of Simon Brault as Director of the Canada Council for the Arts for a term of five years, effective June 26, 2014. Read more

Performing Arts Alliance Seeks Relief on Postage Rate Increase - April 10, 2014 - In response to concerns raised by the sector, the chairs of CAPACOA and four partner national arts service organizations signed a collective letter requesting relief on the postage rate increase for performing arts charities and nonprofits. Read more

CAPACOA Will Host a Two-Day Workshop for Arts Service Organizations - April 8, 2014 - CAPACOA will be hosting a retreat on association business model innovation for arts service organizations, on May 5th and 6th in Toronto. Read more

Webinars Series Hosted by FCCF - April 7, 2014 - As a result of CAPACOA's collaboration with Fédération culturelle canadienne-française, CAPACOA members are invited to attend free webinars on 2.0 Web and social media. Read more

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

Webinar on the Anti-Spam Legislation - April 3, 2014 - On Wednesday, April 23, Orchestras Canada (in collaboration with a number of other performing arts service organizations) presents a free webinar on Canada's new Anti-Spam Legislation, as it applies to performing arts charities. Read more

Digital Marketing Webinars - April 2, 2014 - CCI – Ontario Presenting Network added a fourth webinar to the Digital Marketing for Arts Presenters series! Read more

Conference Manager, CAPACOA - March 31, 2014 - CAPACOA is seeking a conference manager for its 27th conference to be held at the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, Halifax Read more

Arts Marketing and Development Conference - March 24, 2014 - Arts Reach will present its second Canadian Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference on May 30-31 in Toronto. The theme for this conference is Accelerate Your Audience and Donor Growth. 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. Read more

Brampton Seeks Management for City Theatres - March 13, 2014 - The City of Brampton is seeking responses from qualified theatre management firms who may be interested in undertaking the management and operation of Brampton’s three municipal theatres: Rose Theatre, Lester B. Pearson Theatre and Cyril Clark Lecture Hall. Read more

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. Read more

Leading the Way with Re:Sound - March 6, 2014 - CAPACOA has been working hard with regards to Re:Sound tariffs over the last few months, and we have made significant progress. Read more

Arts Data Galore - February 15, 2014 - Last week, CAPACOA and Strategic Moves were fortunate to be invited to participate in a symposium on the state of arts data and research in North America. Here's a summary. Read more

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. Read more

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

A Value of Presenting Encore - February 4, 2014 - Several presentations and workshops based on The Value of Presenting will be held over the next two months in Canada and in the United States. Read more

CAPACOA Awards Winners 2012-2013 - January 25, 2014 - CAPACOA announced the winners of the 2012-2013 CAPACOA Awards, recognizing excellence in the field of live performance touring and presenting, at its annual Awards Gala Dinner. Read more

Alain Paré receives the NAC Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring - January 21, 2014 - The National Arts Centre is pleased to announce that Alain Paré has been awarded the 2014 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring in the Performing Arts. Read more

Final Anti-Spam Regulations: A Few Good News, but Many Hurdles Still in Sight - December 18, 2013 - The final anti-spam regulations have been gazetted. They include a welcome exemption for charities, but there are restrictions that will change the regular promotion of performing arts series and festivals via electronic means. 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. Read more

APA Hosts the Second Edition of Webinar Wednesday - November 25, 2013 - The Atlantic Presenters Association is pleased to present the webinar Fundraising. Not MY Job! with Lori L. Jacobwith on December 4. Read more

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

Call for Expression of Interest for Day-Long Workshops on The Value of Presenting - November 21, 2013 - CAPACOA is issuing a call for expression of interest from local hosts who would like to hold day-long professional development sessions based on the Value of Presenting study. Read more

Yes I Dance Survey Needs your Input - November 20, 2013 - Dancers, dance teachers and choreographers in any dance style are invited to take the 'Yes I dance' survey, as part of Canada Council's Dance Mapping Study. Read more

Attention Students and Teachers! New this Year... - November 20, 2013 - Are there students in your community who would benefit from attending the CAPACOA Conference? Read more

Webinar on the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act - November 18, 2013 - Orchestras Canada — along with a number of peer performing arts service organizations — is partnering with Community Legal Education Ontario and the Ontario Nonprofit Network to present a free, introductory 30-minute webinar on getting ready for the Ontario Not for Profit Corporations Act (ONCA). Read more

New! Export Buyers Program - November 14, 2013 - In this issue: Export Buyers program, Showcase registration, Student rush pass, Pitch sessions info, and much more!. Read more

A Renewed Board at CAPACOA's AGM - November 6, 2013 - CAPACOA held its Annual General Meeting using Adobe Connect web conferencing technology. A new president and four new members were elected to the Board of Directors. Read more

Anti-Spam Legislation Readiness - October 29, 2013 - There are still a lot of unknowns about the final Regulations under the Canada Anti-Spam Legislation, but there are some obvious steps the performing arts sector may take to prepare for this new legislative environment. 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

Canada Council Launches Leadership for Change Program - October 23, 2013 - Canada Council launched a new grant program to help organizations manage change. Leadership for Change has been developed from the review of Flying Squad program. 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. Read more

Ann Summers Dossena Retires From Artists' Management - October 16, 2013 - After 55 years as an artist manager, Ann Summers Dossena of Ann Summers International has announced her retirement from artists’ management. She now intends to devote herself to the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (IRCPA). Read more

Update on Re:Sound Negotiations - October 16, 2013 - CAPACOA’s negotiations continue with Re:Sound after many months of positive dialogue regarding neighbouring rights for the use of recorded music. Read more

Call for nominations for the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring - October 8, 2013 - The National Arts Centre and the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) are once again extending a call for nominations for the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring. The deadline for nominations is Friday, November 1, 2013. Read more

News from the Dance Mapping Study - October 7, 2013 - Canada Council for the Arts released the the interactive dance map and will soon kick-off a nation-wide survey. Read more

Music as Medicine - October 2, 2013 - Music provides us pleasure and contributes to education outcomes. It’s also been identified as a factor in promoting good health, and is a potential intervention tool in health care. Read more

CAPACOA Announces: “The Culture of Curiosity”, 26th Annual Conference - September 26, 2013 - In this issue: Conference Keynote, Artist Voice, Register Now, and more. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

Presenting Networks Collaborate on Compensation Survey - September 23, 2013 - Based on strong input from members, a short-and-concise compensation and benefits survey was recently sponsored, developed and sent to 220 professional presenting organizations across the country. Read more

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 promotion. Read more

We are Wired for Music - September 18, 2013 - Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast... and to stimulate the human brain. Read more

The Dialogue on The Value of Presenting Goes On - September 4, 2013 - Following a series of nine presentations to more than 500 participants in the spring, more Value of Presenting activities are now scheduled throughout the fall and winter. Read more

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. Read more

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

Fredericton residents believe performing arts and The Playhouse are important to quality of life and vitality of community - August 19, 2013 - A recent poll indicates that 71% of Fredericton area residents feel that live performing arts events and The Fredericton Playhouse are important contributors to the region’s quality of life. 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. Read more

The Debate on Culture and Development Moves On - July 8, 2013 - Efforts to integrate culture into the post-2015 development agenda are pushing the debate to the highest levels of the United Nations. Read more

Foreign Service Strike May Affect Festival Season - June 27, 2013 - With visa workers on strike, some foreign artists may face difficulty entering Canada this summer. Read more

Connecting with MPs Over the Summer - June 21, 2013 - What does summer mean to you? Festival season? Time at a cottage? Time with your family? Or perhaps your mind turns to bbq’s, community gatherings and the chance to finally catch up with your neighbours? Read more

Anti-Spam Law - What's next? - June 17, 2013 - Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation has been passed, but is not yet in force. This status – and the contents of the regulations – may however change in the coming months. Read more

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 GG Performing Arts Awards - June 3, 2013 - The accomplishments of these exceptional Canadian artists and volunteers were celebrated at an Awards Gala at the National Arts Centre on June 1. Read more

The Value of Presenting Study at the Creative City Summit - May 31, 2013 - It has been quite exciting for CAPACOA and Strategic Moves to wrap up the first month of the study release at the Creative City Summit, in Ottawa. Read more

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. Read more

Placing Culture & Creativity at the Heart of Development - May 17, 2013 - The future depends on culture. That's why UNESCO held an international congress and issued the Hangzhou Declaration on culture and sustainable development. Read more

Census: One in Five Resident is Born in Another Country - May 9, 2013 - According to data released by Statistics Canada the Canadian landscape is changing. What does it mean for arts organizations? Read more

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. Read more

Landmark Study Sheds Light on Profound Benefits of the Performing Arts - April 29, 2013 - Performing arts presenting generates a wide range of benefits for Canadians, the communities they live in and society at large, according to a report prepared by Strategic Moves and released today by the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA). Read more

50 Years Ago the Ontario Arts Council was Born - April 26, 2012 - Congratulations to the Ontario Arts Council! Let us look forward to another 50 years of inspiration, wonder and hope! Read more

Funding Increase to BC's Community Presenters Assistance Program - April 5, 2013 - The BC Touring Council, which administers BC Arts Council’s Community Presenters Assistance program, is pleased to announce a significant funding-level increase in the 2013-14 presenting season. Read more

New Features on the Presenter's Toolkit - March 27, 2013 - RIDEAU and CAPACOA are pleased to announce that consultants may now post their profile on the Presenter's Toolkit, the performing arts presenters' virtual toolkit. Read more

The Federal Budget 2013 and the Arts - March 21, 2013 - The Economic Action Plan proposes to "make targeted investments in Canada’s vibrant arts and culture community." Read more

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

New Funding Program for Canadian Presenters Launches Today - March 19, 2013 - RIDEAU and CAPACOA have joined forces to deliver a pilot funding program: the Presenters Capacity Building Program (PCBP). Read more

Touring (or not) in the U.S. - March 11, 2013 - Delays to obtain a visa might well get longer.   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". Read more

NAC Launches Northern Scene - February 25, 2013 - The National Arts Centre announced today the first programming details of Northern Scene. Read more

On the Road to 2017 - February 11, 2013 - Canada’s 150th Anniversary is nearly tomorrow and many stakeholders are planning celebration activities. Read more

Conference Wrap-Up - February 4, 2013 - In this issue: Robert Sirman's keynote summary, sessions presentations and recordings, 25th-anniversary film, photos and more. Read more

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." Read more


The Value of Presenting Final Report

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