The Artist Voice is a one-on-one, in-depth, intimate interview with a celebrity artist whose body of work and career has touched the lives and work of Canadian presenters and their audiences.
CAPACOA was thrilled to present internationally acclaimed playwright, actor, film and stage director, Order of Canada recipient and one of Canada's most honoured theatre artists Robert Lepage as “The Artist Voice” during the 26th annual CAPACOA conference. Robert Lepage was interviewed by CBC's Brent Bambury on Saturday, Jan. 25th, 2014, at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
The Pitch Sessions are opportunities to discover new and innovative works that are ready to hit the road. Beware: these intimate encounters with audacious creators may take you into unchartered territories.
These Pitch Sessions took take place on January 24th, 2015 at the CAPACOA Conference in Halifax.
Off the Leash Creative (Jeremy Webb)
What a Young Wife Ought to Know, 2b theatre company
Suzie Leblanc, La Veillée de Noël (selections from)
The Pleasure Of Seeing Her Again, Full Circle First National Performance
Bboyizm Dance Company, Music Creates Opportunity
Stickboy, Vancouver Opera Association, Shane Koyczan and Neil Weisensel
Provocative keynote by Richard Evans at the 2015 CAPACOA Conference.
In this time of disruptive change for the arts, there is a convergence of questions across Canada: How are the roles of artists changing? How can we strengthen our impacts in the community, and collaborate with other sectors to achieve this? How ready are we for change? Contributing to our theme, Culture of Convergence Richard Evans, President of EmcArts, will present and facilitate a conversation on the importance of addressing adaptive change in this new era for the arts through innovative strategies to create public value and impact in our communities. The conversation will focus on complex challenges and adaptive responses rather than technical fixes, shifting our underlying assumptions, developing new organizational capacities that emphasize innovation and inclusion, and what EmcArts has learned about innovation in the arts.
Technology has been creating dramatically different opportunities for enjoying digitized performing arts experiences. This session explores ways in which webcasting, mobile technologies and near-future digital evolution are being harnessed by presenters and artists to evolve new models of arts presentation. It considers how these new capabilities could be turned into a distribution network for the performing arts. It also tackles challenging questions around the current and future business model of performing arts presentation.