The world is dealing with an issue of enormous scale and human impact, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. Our thoughts are with the artists and arts professionals across the Canadian performing arts community, many of whom are dealing with canceled performances, festivals, tours, events and conferences. This is a very challenging time for our industry, but together we will get through it.
Now more than ever, the Canadian College of Performing Arts is a critical safety-net for members of the Canadian performing arts industry, deeply affected by the virus itself and the precautions and protocols surrounding it. The College is a a training ground for Canada's next generation of performing artists, a community that contributes to our country’s economic growth by 3% of GDP ($100 billion dollars) in a given year.
“And yet amid the dollar figures and the layoff counts, it is possible to lose sight of the truth that the arts are not simply a massive job-creation scheme…The arts provide the reassurance of narrative, the peace of contemplation and, most of all, the power of community, experiences that can be hard to define but which the current crisis (COVID-19) is laying bare.” – Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail (March 27, 2020)
Please help us as we prepare to support our students, faculty and staff during this time, so we can continue to deliver our College program in a digital format, and offer opportunities to emerging Canadian talent while maintaining the highest artistic and musical standards. The young artists of tomorrow need your support today. Please consider making a donation to CCPA!