CAPACOA – Arts Promotion News
December 10, 2018 – After the resounding success of Arts Day on Parliament Hill, support for an increase to the Canada Arts Presentation Fund is now coming from the Standing Committee on Finance.
The Standing Committee on Finance tabled its pre-budget report, entitled “Cultivating Competitiveness: Helping Canadians Succeed“. As requested by the Canadian Arts Coalition and its allies, the report recommends that Budget 2019 “Increase funding for the Canada Arts Presentation Fund for performing arts presenters and festivals over a three-year period in order to foster a strong domestic market that will serve as a launch pad for Canadian performing arts productions on international markets.”
Thank you to all advocates who submitted briefs, met with Committee members, spoke at open mic sessions or appeared before the committee to echo the Coalition’s message: Sue Urquhart, Randy Joynt, Association franco-yukonnaise, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Festivals and Major Events, Fédération culturelle canadienne-francaise, Citadel Theatre, Canadian Dance Assembly, Music Canada Live and all others who have echoed the Coalition messages in one way or another.
This report from the Standing Committee on Finance is an important step in the preparation of the federal budget. It comes in after a series of critical meetings with the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Canadian Heritage. In addition, since Arts Day, nine Members of Parliament have expressed their support in letters to both ministers. More letters are anticipated soon.
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Want to know the economic impact of your work?
Want to gauge where your presenting practice stands compared to your peers?
Want to make a case for more public support of presenting?
Canadian presenting networks are partnering to conduct a pan-Canadian survey of presenters that will set new benchmarks for performance measurement and for case-making. This will be the biggest survey of this kind since The Value of Presenting.
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Vitality and Impact Survey
The Presenters’ Vitality and Impact Survey is a pan-Canadian survey of performing arts presenters and festivals led collaboratively by presenting networks. It will gather information about the scope, vitality, economic impact, and practices in the presenting sector. This initiative will contribute to performance measurement in the sector, to strategic watch over the health of the sector, and to advocacy.
Hill Strategies Research was hired to conduct the survey, which will be fielded in September and October. If you have any question about this initiative or if you wish to join the advisory committee, please contact Frédéric Julien, Director of Research and Development at CAPACOA.
The survey will launch September 5th. Look out for the survey invitation in your inbox: we need your input.
- Sylvain Aumont, Réseau des grands espaces
- Rebecca Ballarin, Supporting Performing Arts in Rural Communities
- Kerry Clarke, Calgary Folk Festival
- Natalie Dewan, Ontario Presents
- Jane Gabriels, Made in BC – Dance on tour
- Ellen Hamilton, Qaggiavuut
- Pam Patil, The MT Space and IMPACT
- Julie-Anne Richard, RIDEAU
- Bill Usher, Kicking Horse Culture
Participating networks and associations
- Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta
- Atlantic Presenters Association
- British Columbia Touring Council
- Folk Music Ontario
- Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance
- Jazz Festivals Canada
- Made in BC – Dance on tour
- Manitoba Arts Network
- Music Canada Live
- Ontario Presents
- Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council
- Réseau des grands espaces
- Réseau Ontario
- Supporting Performing Arts in Rural Communities
- The CanDance Network
- Western Roots Artistic Directors
- World Routes Network
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.