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Montréal Complètement Cirque hold out hope
The Festival TransAmériques (FTA) is cancelling the international component of the programming for its 14th edition, scheduled from May 20 to June 3, 2020, which includes twelve shows from Belgium,[...]
The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, announced this morning that Ottawa will subsidize 75% of the salaries of laid-off employees of Canadian small and medium-sized businesses in order to[...]
New Canada Emergency Response Benefit
With the passage of Bill C-13, the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) replaces the previously announced Emergency Care Benefit and the Emergency Support Benefit. Wage earners and[...]
TOHU's program cancelled until June 30
TOHU announced yesterday the cancellation of all its programming until June 30. The building will also be closed for an indeterminate period. Stéphane Lavoie, Executive and Programming Director,[...]
Netflix helps the entertainment industry
Last Friday, Netflix created a US$100 million fund to help the cultural community. From this fund, the Actors' Fund of Canada (AFC) received $1 million CDN to set up emergency financial assistance[...]
The National Circus School cancels the graduation...
The management of the National Circus School has decided to cancel the annual graduation show that was scheduled to begin on May 27 at TOHU. The uncertainty of the current situation due to the[...]
Sad news: Temporary dismissal of 95% of Cirque du...
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the forced closure of all its shows around the world to ensure the health, safety and well-being of its employees, artists and spectators, the Cirque du Soleil[...]
Broadcast your art on social networks
Many artists are already offering performances on social networks to keep in touch with the public during the pandemic. Beginning today, March 19 until March 31, the National Arts Centre (NAC), in[...]
CCA's Simon Brault speaks to cultural...
According to data from the Canada Council for the Arts, if cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic were to last three months, the loss of revenue for the Canadian cultural sector would amount to[...]
COVID-19: Canada-United States border closures
The federal government is now banning unnecessary travel between Canada and the United States indefinitely. For all up-to-date info on travel to and from Canada, go to the federal government's[...]
COVID-19: Help for Canadian citizens and...
To help Canadians who are financially affected by the effects of the pandemic, the federal government is launching phase one of a $27-billion economic response plan that includes several measures to[...]
Cirque du Soleil temporarily lays off 2,600...
This morning, Cirque du Soleil announced the temporary layoff of 2,600 employees, including 1,400 technicians and 1,200 artists who were working on the preparation of shows in residence and on tour.[...]