CCI E-News November 2012
CCI - Ontario Presenting Network E-News

November 2012


In This Issue:

Ontario Contact Request for Proposal - Host Community for 2014-15

Ontario Contact is looking for host communities for Ontario Contact in 2014 and 2015. As part of the event’s commitment to support networking opportunities for its delegates – both presenters and artists, Ontario Contact is committed to being hosted in different areas of the province in the belief that through this strategy we will increase interest in the event as well as in the artistic offerings available to our communities. Read more...

Arts Facilities Mentoring Network

ArtsBuild Ontario and WorkInCulture are now accepting applications for the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network, a valuable new program to bring leaders in the arts sector together with experienced topic experts. This unique learning opportunity will strengthen the knowledge and skills you need to better manage, renew and develop your facilities.

Learning topics will be customized for each mentor team, and can include:
  • innovation, design and environment
  • technical and digital transformation and systems
  • property management and leasing
  • community relationships and strategic partnerships
  • marketing , promotion and sales
  • human resources
  • financing your project
Apply today to become one of the 15 mentoring teams - the deadline for applying is Friday, November 30th! For information and application details please click here. If you have any further questions regarding this program, please contact Susan Cohen,, 416-340-0086, or Lindsay MacDonald,, 519-880-3670, x 102

Fundraising Webinar Series

Canada's Performing Arts Alliance (PAA) is proud to partner to offer a series of webinars on Fundraising for Arts Organizations. These webinars will be presented on November 21, 28, and December 5 by renowned fundraiser Scott Fortnum. Members of a PAA association (Canadian Dance Assembly, CAPACOA,, Orchestras Canada, PACT) will benefit from a 25% discount on their registration.
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Industry Events

Jan 4 - 7, 2013 IPAY, Philadelphia, USA
Jan 11 - 15, 2013 APAP, NYC 2013, New York, USA
Jan 15 - 17, 2013, ISPA, New York, USA
Jan 23 - 26, 2013 CAPACOA, The Culture of Place, Toronto, ON
Feb 17 - 21, 2013 RIDEAU, Quebec, QC
April 5 - 7, 2013 Pacific Contact, Burnaby, BC
April 25 - May 4, 2013 NAC Northern Scene, Ottawa, ON
June 7 - 15, 2013 Magnetic North Theatre Festival, Ottawa, ON
August 13 - 18, 2013 CITT RENDEZ-VOUS, Calgary, Alberta
Sept 9-12, 2013 Midwest Arts Conference, Austin, Texas
For an updated list of industry events please visit CCI Events Calendar.

OAC Program Applications Deadlines - December

Mark your dates for the upcoming Ontario Arts Council's program applications deadlines that are of particular interest to the presenting field
For a full list of all the OAC 2012-13 program application deadlines by date click this link.


CAPACOA Membership for CCI Members

CCI members are now entitled to a $100 discount on a CAPACOA membership, our national sector association. This “member of a network” discount entered into effect when CAPACOA adopted changes to its membership structure at its last AGM. We are glad to share with you the news of this benefit, which highlights the complementary and collaborative nature of the CCI-CAPACOA relationship. For more details, visit or contact Erin Barnhardt, Membership and Outreach Development Manager at CAPACOA, at

Update on Value of Presenting Study

Webinar Series
On November 26th CAPACOA is hosting another "informative and uplifting" webinar. This time the webinar will focus on changing demographics and their effect on values, beliefs and attitudes toward performing arts presentation. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the views on performimg arts expressed by different generations and to reflect on this data in the context of their work. This webinar is free, but pre-registration is required.

Share Your Story
As a part of the Value of Presenting Study, CAPACOA is collecting stories, photos or videos of impact and benefit of the performing arts for individuals and in communities. Please tell us your stories on how presenters and presenting are making a difference in your communities through specific examples. We hope to receive more of your stories as Dee Adrian’s story shared by Warren Garrett in a blog post about the Capitol Centre in North Bay: Please share your story to have it featured in the CCI Blog and The Value of Presenting study. Send your submissions to

Member News

Please share our best wishes with Stella Crouch as she retires from the Welland-Port Colborne Concert Association after 30 years of dedicated service as Artistic Director.  Stella will be staying on in an advisory capacity, but is handing the reins over to the new Artistic Director, Ros Battye.  Ros is a Past-President of the Association, and has been a member of the Artist Selection Committe for several years.
Congratulates to CCI members on their recently received awards:
  • Robert Baird, President of NAPAMA, and long-time agent with BAM! Baird Artists Management in Toronto, was awarded the Mary Beth Treen Award in recognition of his work in the field as an administrator, speaker, and mentor. He was also awarded the Coyote Award at the Arts Northwest Conference in Boise, ID. The award recognizes extraordinary leadership, service, innovation and artistic excellence.

Job Postings, News and More

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CCI E-Newsletter Submissions

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The official CCI / Ontario Contact Mobile App, developed by FaveQuest  is NOW AVAILABLE for download at Google Play/Android, Apple App Store/iPhone and BlackBerry! Download your app now:

CCI is pleased to extend this partnership to our member organizations. Your membership with CCI entitles you to 25% off Gold and Platinum packages for the development of a mobile app for your organization and VIP access to the support staff. Find out more about this offer here.

Zipcar and VIA Rail discounts for CCI Members
CCI's newest membership partner - Zipcar! Join Zipcar and receive CCI member discount on cars parked throughout Toronto and 10% off the best available rate for VIA Rail!

For CCI members, the $75 setup fee will be waived!

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CCI gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts and all CCI Members.