Help Equity make live performing arts
a National priority. The Minister of Canadian Heritage is beginning public and stakeholder online consultations on the theme of Strengthening Canadian Content Creation, Discovery and Export in a Digital World. Click here
Equity's Western Office is moving to a new Vancouver location at the end of May, 2016. Effective June 1, 2016, the Western Office address will be 1316-750 West Broadway Vancouver, BC V5Z 1J3.
Payment of basic membership dues can be made by logging in to EQUITYONLINE. Click here
to make an online dues payment.
Friday May 13 was the last day for Equity members to provide input on Ontario's Draft Culture Strategy. Equity members responded in large numbers, and Equity's Executive Director Arden R. Ryshpan has also submitted a response which can be viewed here
. Thank you to all members who submitted a response.
Equity and PACT share a commitment to promoting equal engagement opportunities and reflecting the full diversity of Canadian society in our
theatres and on our stages. We are collaborating in collecting demographic information about all Artists engaged under the CTA.
April 1, 2016 marks 40 years since Canadian Actors' Equity Association's amicable separation from AEA (U.S.) and 60 years that we have existed in Canada. Our anniversary presents a fantastic opportunity in which to mark our Canadian heritage and modernize our look.
On Monday, February 22, Equity held its 40th Anniversary Honours Awards Celebration.
In this issue of EQ
we explore the allure of repertory theatre. Although this type of theatre company used to be popular in Canada, it is now relatively rare due to its high cost. Find out how new models are revitalizing its unique structure and creating new opportunities for Equity members. In this issue we also introduce the new Equity Council, debut a new feature that celebrates Equity Honours recipients, and flashback 50 years at Regina's Globe Theatre.
Council Connection is an ongoing journal of the doings and decisions of the board of the Canadian Actors' Equity Association.