Insight

The Digital Stage

An investigation into digital technologies and their use in the Performing Arts.

Scope of work

  • Internal and External Interviews
  • Environmental Scan
  • Horizon Scan
  • Recommendations
  • Report
  • Presentation of Results
  • Symposium


We are currently engaged on the Digital Stage project with a consortium of major performing arts organizations. This project seeks to understand the implications and applications of digital technologies, from both an audience engagement and an artistic/production perspective, in order to develop a new strategic and future-based framework for the performing arts in Canada. It is essential to understand, explore and proactively adopt new and emerging technologies to ensure the long-term viability of the institutions and the sector at large to remain relevant in a rapidly changing market. 

By conducting an environmental and horizon scan to understand best practices and cross-pollination, identify challenges and barriers, and determine key digital technologies that can best support the performing arts, the Digital Stage seeks to create a new paradigm for the sector in Canada through deep and sustained collaboration and engagement with all relevant stakeholders. 

To see the full environmental scan report, click here.