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All Access

Welcome to the ALL ACCESS archives! CAPACOA's newsletter that raises awareness of the performing arts sector, and keeps you up to date on advocacy, member news and key issues in our field.




  May 2016 – recreation spending, Canadian content in the digital era, a new chapter at Canada Council, equity and inclusion, discounts for CAPACOA members.
  April 2016 – audience research and marketing, excellent news from the federal government, touring in the U.S., industry news.
  March 2016 – foreign artists, international mobility and taxation, audience motivations and barriers, cancellation policy.
  February 2016 – volunteers and donors, music and health, dance for young audience, Canada Council consultations, analyses of provincial and territorial budgets, U.S. immigration delays.
  January 2016 – six facts you must know in 2016, pre-budget consultations, performing arts and the creative class, and a few things you may have missed in 2015.


  December 2015 – foreign artists regulations, new funding model, performing arts and technology, live music report.
  November 2015 – statistics on arts presenting and time use, meet your new MP, new minister, Debbie Slade to receive Life Achievement Award.
  October 2015 – Time for a #VoteParty, Trans-Pacific Partnership, first Ontario culture, new CPAMO report.
  September 2015 – #ArtsVote updates, capacity building program, international taxation, federal budget analysis.
  August 2015 – Showcasing at CAPACOA, the Arts Vote campaign, aging and the arts, music is important to Canadians.
  June 2015 – Stunning arts economics, federal election advocacy, streaming live performances, sustaining large venues.
  May 2015 – Canada 150 funding opportunities, a stronger case for changes to R105, mentor training program, telling our stories.
  April 2015 – Touring beyond borders: R105, changes at the border, new U.S. visa service, international touring at the Canada Council.
  March 2015 – Meet our new Executive Director, Ontario Scene, Magnetic North, Arts Reach and many other professional development opportunities.
  February 2015 – Where have all the Erins gone, #YesIdance survey results, showcasing and block booking online, loyalty and membership programs, a sad goodbye.
  January 2015 – Important regulatory updates including Re:Sound and R105, the federal budget and the arts, professional development webcasts and webinars.


  December 2014 – Conference news, reduction of credit card fees, Canadian Arts Coalition meets Finance Minister.
  November 2014 – Finance Committee hearing, federal budget update, stretch tax credit, R105 Witholding, and lots of member news.
  October 2014 – A remarkable Arts Day on the Hill, culture debate at cross-sectoral summit, community and national-level reserach reports of note.
  September 2014 – New funding programs for presenters and performing arts organizations, new economic data, Arts Day on the Hill.
  June 2014 – Anti-spam webinars, labour market insight research, mentorship, call for performers at TO2015, arts and health.
  May 2014 – Insights on customer attitudes and behaviour, webcasting, climate change, discipline-specific research.
  Apr. 2014 – Postage rate increase, National Dance Week, NAPAMA market study, webinar on the anti-spam law.
  Mar. 2014 – Leading the way with Re:Sound, learning about the anti-spam law, Symposium on Performing Arts Curation, Symposium for Performing Arts in Rural Communities.
  Feb. 2014 – Federal Budget 2014, Culture Days top 10 cities, arts data symposium, Arts Day at Queen's Park.
  Feb. 2014 – CAPACOA awards winners, outcomes of the Arts 308 campaign, public engagement at the Canada Council for the Arts, professional development opportunities.


  Dec. 2013 – Important changes to not-for-profit accounting standards, federal and provincial budget analyses, Arts 308 is making the voice of the sector heard.
  Nov. 2013 – Arts 308 needs you to talk to your MP, Canada Council program review, shared administrative platform, and many advocacy updates.
  Oct. 2013 – registration to the 26th CAPACOA Conference, compensation survey, neuroscience of music, performing arts symposiums, programs for venue managers.
  Sept. 2013 – proposed changes to Re:Sound, Temporary Foreign Workers Program changes, Arts Day 2013 prorogued, 2013 CAPACOA AGM.
  July 2013 – visa workers strike, UN reviews role of culture in development, The Value of Presenting goes on, TSP at Folk Music Ontario, BC Arts Summit.
  June 2013 – Connecting with elected officials during the summer, raising awareness beyond our sector, negotiations with Re:Sound.
  May 2013 – A Study in Action: The Value of Presenting, CAPACOA's National Network Meeting, Consultations Now Underway at Canada Council.
  Apr. 2013 – The Value of Presenting: release, infographics and videos, news coverage, in the Canadian Atlas Online, upcoming events.
  Apr. 2013 – Presenters Capacity Building Program, new features on the Presenter's Toolkit, federal budget and other arts funding news, awards.
  Mar. 2013 – Analysis of Provincial and Territorial Budgets, the Arts Caucus investigates arts and health, exciting news from Presenting Networks.
  Feb. 2013 – Research reports on well-being and tourism, Canada's 150th anniversary, professional development opportunities.
  Jan. 2013 – Program renewal at Canadian Heritage, arts and heritage survey, Canadian Arts Coalition's plans, great tools for charities.