This new short duration and multi-engagement dance policy, is now available for use by Equity members. It is designed to support the engagement of dance artists working in a diverse range of practices for short-duration performances and activities. The OPEN
offers flexibility, rehearsal, break and performance day limits and other artist protections.
Recently negotiated changes to the 2017-2020 Vancouver Opera Agreement with the Vancouver Opera were ratified in a mail-in vote (only) concluding August 10, 2017.
Equity has submitted its recommendations as part of the 2018 Federal pre-budget submission process. The complete Pre-Budget Submission is available here
Not In OUR Space!
Live performance artists work in shared spaces where their actions affect those around them. EQ explores what happens when inappropriate or damaging behaviour occurs on stages and in rehearsal areas. Find out what constitutes harassment and what you can do if it happens to you or a colleague, and how the Not In Our Space! campaign aims to stop harassment before it starts.
Dance Equity Campaign
to Launch to Launch Summer 2017 - Read how Equity is reaching out to independent dancers to ensure they are protected and compensated fairly.
Equity Census Update:
Get more in-depth information from the 2015 Equity Census with a new analysis of earnings based on gender, ability and sexual orientation.
Equity is gearing up for a Dancer Rights Awareness Campaign including a new website
dedicated to dance engagements, a new policy for the engagement of independent dancers including urban and commercial dancers, and revised membership requirements.
Learn more about the campaign in the Summer Issue of EQ
or visit danceequity.com
Equity has launched its innovative Not in OUR Space!
campaign with a pilot project in select CTA and ITA theatres across the country.
Equity basic membership dues of $90.00 were invoiced on May 1, 2017. Payment of basic dues can be made by logging in to EQUITYONLINE
to make an online dues payment.
Equity is pleased to announce a new member service intended to speed up insurance claim response times. Beginning April 21, Equity's insurance provider will accept member claim submissions by email.
Council Connection is an ongoing journal of the doings and decisions of the board of the Canadian Actors' Equity Association.