Spring is finally here - and this issue of EQ is dedicated to regrowth and renewal. You'll find a recap of the work Equity Council has been doing over the past three years, as well as a look ahead to the new directions Equity will be moving in to make working conditions and opportunities better for members. Also in this issue - an introduction into the emerging field of intimacy directing. This specialized field makes intimate scenes on stage not only better - but safer.
Equity members are invited to Equity's biennial Honours Awards Reception on Monday, June 18, 2018
. PLease note that our NEW VENUE is ARTSCAPE SANDBOX, 301 Adelaide St. West, Toronto. Join with fellow Equity members, Council and staff on June 18 to congratulate this year's award recipients. RSVP here.
PACT and Equity have negotiated a one-year rollover (2018-2019) of the current CTA with a financial increase. Proposed minimum fees and other monetary amounts are now available (members-only)
. Voting instructions have now been mailed to all eligible voters. Voting closes at 5:00 p.m. (PT) June 21.
Equity Council released a membership survey regarding Equity's disciplinary process between May 14 and May 31. During this time 1200 Equity members were randomly selected to participate in the survey.
A new Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct
has been adopted to help prevent and respond to harassment including sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence.
Video footage and transcripts from Equity's National AGM (February 26, 2018 in Toronto) now available
Not in OUR Space!
is a multi-faceted and comprehensive anti-harassment campaign developed by Equity.
Councillors and Equity members recently came together to share safe workspace ideas
Equity and PACT jointly hosted a meeting of live performance sector stakeholders discussing practical and supportive anti-harassment strategies in workspaces.
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.
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.
Equity has also launched 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.
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.