Since October 2013, CAPACOA has been digging into years of statistics collected by Canadian Heritage. With roughly 600 clients of the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF), there is a wealth of information that is available. Here are some of the findings:

  • Canadian presenting organizations pay artistic fees estimated at more than $200 million per year.
  • CAPF clients paid an average of $177,000 in artist fees.
  • Considering reported expenses between 2008-2012, direct fees paid to artists averaged $107.9 million. Of this, $77.5 million were paid to Canadian artists annually and $30.4 million to foreign artists.
  • CAPF clients report average attendance exceeding 20 million per year.

Read the full report here.