Performing Arts Presenters Need Better Support / Mieux soutenir les diffuseurs en arts de la scène

Ah, winter! For many Canadians, the season would surely be synonymous with hibernation were it not for the exceptional contribution of the arts – and of culture in general – during the cold season. With only a few days to go before the opening of numerous events throughout Canada, including Igloofest in Montreal, PuSh in Vancouver and Contact ontarois, to name just a few, and while indoors (all warm and cosy!), all sorts of shows are unfolding at a rate of 3,500 per week, signatory associations wish to stress the importance of performing arts presenters and to reiterate the urgency of providing them with greater support.

Whether multidisciplinary or specialized, whether in the form of a festival or an indoor show, performance presenters are key players in the cultural ecosystem. They are the ones who, in cooperation with creators and producers, implement attractive programs. In fact, in recognition of their essential role, about 600 presenters are supported by the Canadian government, mainly through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF), a vital tool without which many of them could not survive. Read more


Ah, l’hiver ! Il serait sans doute synonyme d’hibernation pour de nombreux Canadiens si ce n’était de l’apport exceptionnel des arts et de la culture en général durant la saison froide.

À quelques jours de l’ouverture de nombreux événements, dont Igloofest à Montréal, PuSh à Vancouver et Contact ontarois, pour ne nommer que ceux-là, et alors qu’en salle (et au chaud !) se succèdent les spectacles en tous genres au rythme de 3500 par semaine, les associations signataires souhaitent faire valoir l’importance des diffuseurs en arts de la scène et réitérer l’urgence de mieux soutenir ces derniers. Lire la suite

PuSH Festival Vancouver – photo by Kris Krug
Source: Canadian Arts Coalition / Canadienne des arts & La Presse

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