The deadline for Equity member participation in the INDIE 2.1, Artists' Collective Policy and Festival Policy review process has been extended to August 15, 2016. These policies are up for cyclical review and we want your input.
Recently negotiated changes for the 2016-2019 National Ballet of Canada Agreement (NBCA) have been sent out to eligible Equity membership the affected membership in a mail-only vote. Voting concludes July 28. 2016.
Equity's Western Office moved to a new Vancouver location on June 1, 2016. The new Western Office address is be 1316-750 West Broadway Vancouver, BC V5Z 1J3.
Recently negotiated changes to the 2015-2018 National Arts Centre Special Events Agreement (NACSEA) were ratified by the eligible Equity membership in a mail-only vote which concluded on June 1, 2016. Members voted 100% in support of the proposed changes. The voting return rate was 30.0%.
Payment of basic membership dues can be made by logging in to EQUITYONLINE. Click here
to make an online dues payment.
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.