"The Succession Plan program was a fantastic opportunity for me as someone in the early stages of my career in the field of presenting. I came away from the program feeling empowered, compelled, and ready to put ideas and concepts about which I learned into practice."

Stefania Paterak, Roy Thomson & Massey Hall

The Succession Plan

TSP - The Succession Plan

Through its mentorship and peer network development program, The Succession Plan (TSP), CAPACOA reaches out to emerging and mid-career presenters, arts administrators, managers, agents and other industry professionals, seeking to strengthen core competencies, provide leadership development and equip them with the tools and resources necessary to be active participants in the development of arts and culture in their community.

The Succession Plan program provides:

  • One-on-one mentorship with leaders from the national performing arts community;
  • Opportunities to network with peers in small and in larger groups to discuss the new realities of working in the arts;
  • Participation in personal professional development activities through the 'Continuous Professional Development' program (see 2013 CAPACOA Conference details);
  • Access to showcases or performances and to other value-adding programming via the integration of the program with a host presenters’ conference or arts festival.


The Succession Plan is an opportunity for emerging arts leaders from across the country and artistic disciplines to engage with a national network of peers – a vehicle for exchange and learning, enabling anyone to access the expertise that exists in the CAPACOA community.

If you are interested in taking part or learning more about The Succession Plan program, please contact CAPACOA’s Membership and Outreach Development Manager, Erin Barnhardt.

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Past Participants

  • Reneltta Arluk, Akpik Theatre/Full Circle First Nations Performance (Vancouver/Yellowknife)
  • Karen August, Market Hall (Peterborough,ON)
  • Joey Balducchi, Spherical Productions (Guelph,ON)
  • Kenna Burima (Calgary,AB)
  • Chantal Cimon, Pla’c’art (Montreal,QC)
  • Nicole Cornish, Toronto Dance Theatre (Toronto,ON)
  • Andrea Davison, Honens International Piano Competition (Calgary,AB)
  • Tina DesRoches, Eaglewood Folk Festival (Pefferlaw, ON)
  • Andrea Ellis, Atlantic Presenters Association (Charlottetown,PEI)
  • Marilena Gaudio, Black Balloon Management (Ottawa,ON)
  • Sarah Hagan, Pro’ject Sound (Vancouver,BC)
  • Valerie Hillier, The Fredericton Playhouse (Fredericton,NB)
  • Alanna Jankov, The Guild (Charlottetown,PEI)
  • Katy Johnston, Goderich Celtic Roots Festival (Goderich,ON)
  • Tim Jones, FACTOR (Toronto,ON)
  • Heather Kilner, Pride Toronto (Toronto,ON)
  • Jean-Pierre Leduc, Lunched Management (Montréal,QC)
  • Danielle Lefebvre, agence d’artistes Danielle Lefebvre (Trois-Rivière,QC)
  • Michael-Owen Liston, Tranzac Club (Toronto,ON)
  • David Locke-Norton, Vancouver Recital Society (Vancouver,BC)
  • Jodi Lucas, EPCOR Centre (Edmonton,AB)
  • Miriam Manley, Revelstoke Centre for the Performing Arts (Revelstoke,BC)
  • Adrian Martin, Haliburton County Folk Society (Haliburton,ON)
  • Meghan McCready, Corporation of Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall (Toronto,ON)
  • Catherine McInnes, Home County Folk Festival (London,ON)
  • Nancy Morgan, Strategic Arts Management (Halifax,NS)
  • Galen Olstead, Kay Meek Centre (Vancouver,BC)
  • Sara Palmieri, Brock University, Centre for the Performing Arts (St. Catherine’s,ON)
  • Pearl Rachinsky, Folk on the Rocks (Yellowknife,NWT)
  • Rob Reid, World Famous Music (Ottawa,ON)
  • Dan Rowsell, Hazel Grove Management (Hunter River,PEI)
  • Noora Sagarwala, Manifesto Festival (Toronto, ON)
  • Meg Shannon, PACT (Toronto,ON)
  • Oliver Swain, FolkWest (Victoria, BC)
  • Annie Wilson, Suitcase In Point (Toronto,ON)
  • Erin Williams-Spidle, Harmony Bazaar (Lockeport,NS)

 

Past Mentors

 

 

  • Kurt Bagnell, Banff Centre (Banff,AB)
  • Sam Baijal, Hillside Festival (Guelph,ON)
  • David Baile, International Society for the Performing Arts – ISPA (New York,NY)
  • Majdi Bou-Matar, MT Space (Kitchener,ON)
  • Tanya Corbin, Edmonton Folk Festival (Edmonton,AB)
  • Chris Dearlove, Scene Festivals – National Arts Centre (Ottawa,ON)
  • Cheryl Ewing, CCI (Toronto,ON)
  • Aengus Finnan, Ontario Arts Council (Toronto,ON)
  • Paul Gravett, Vancouver Recital Society (Vancouver,BC)
  • Bruce Halliday, Port Theatre (Nanaimo,BC)
  • Jane Harbury, Jane Harbury Publicity (Toronto,ON)
  • Brenda Heatherington, Burlington Performing Arts Centre (Burlington,ON)
  • Mike Hill, Mariposa Folk Festival (Orillia,ON)
  • Joyce Hinton, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (Vancouver,BC)
  • Jeanne Holmes, Dancemakers (Toronto,ON)
  • Jennifer Johnson, EPCOR Centre (Edmonton,AB)
  • Russell Kelley (Ottawa,ON)
  • Andrew Kwan, Andrew Kwan Artists Management Inc. (Toronto,ON)
  • Kelly Langgard, Canada Council for the Arts (Ottawa,ON)
  • Chris Lorway (Toronto,ON)
  • Alycia Mack, International Music Network (USA)
  • Brian McCurdy, The Grand Theatre (Kingston,ON)
  • Heather McGean, Dalhousie Arts Centre (Halifax,NS)
  • Kasia Morrison, JazzEast (Halifax,NS)
  • David Pay, Music on Main (Vancouver,BC)
  • Neil Pearson, Shrewsbury Folk Festival (UK)
  • Debbie Peters, Magnum Opus Management (Whitehorse,YT)
  • Cory Philley, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (Burnaby,BC)
  • Heather Redfern, The Vancouver East Cultural Centre (Vancouver,BC)
  • Cindy Reid, The Vancouver East Cultural Centre (Vancouver,BC)
  • Rainbow Robert, Jazz Festivals Canada (Vancouver,BC)
  • Nicole Rochefort, Artists in Motion (Toronto,ON)
  • Sarah Rogers, Menno Plukker Artists (Montréal,QC)
  • Bernard Sauvé, Eponymous (Vancouver,BC)
  • Lindy Sisson, The ACT Maple Ridge (Maple Ridge,BC)
  • Deb Slade, Brock University Centre for the Arts (St. Catherine’s,ON)
  • Phyllis Stenson, Harrison Festival for the Performing Arts (Harrison Hot Springs,BC)
  • Brian Swanson, Monterey Artists International (USA)
  • Tim Yerxa, Fredericton Playhouse (Fredericton,NB)
   

 

Case study on The Succession Plan in the Presenter's Toolkit

 

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