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CCA's Simon Brault speaks to cultural organizations

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

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 businesses

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 employees

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.[...]

Canada is closing its borders to all foreign travellers, except those from the United States, effective Wednesday, March 18. It's time to repatriate artists and workers abroad!  The federal[...]

Showcase sharing OFF-CINARS

Showcase sharing OFF-CINARS

Our artist member Sofranie is looking for artists or companies who wish to share a space within Off-Cinars and thus share rental costs and dissemination efforts. A multidisciplinary contemporary[...]

CINARS : Call for projects

CINARS : Call for projects

Do you have a project in development that you would like to present to presenters, artists and agents at the CINARS 2020 Biennial? If so, you have until April 13, 2020 to submit your application. A[...]

The 7 Fingers launch Desjardins-powered open training sessions

The 7 Fingers launch Desjardins-powered open...

As of March 2, 2020, young professionals in the circus arts will be able to take advantage of free training days in the 7 Fingers’ Studios, in Montreal's Quartier des spectacles, for 50 days a[...]

Cirque Hors Piste launches a new Circus Jam program

Cirque Hors Piste launches a new Circus Jam...

On Wednesday evenings, from 6pm to 9pm, come to St. Brigid's Church in downtown Montreal for a circus jam. This initiative was set up with three objectives in mind: to create a place for circus[...]

Applications are open for the 5th Montreal Clown Festival!

Applications are open for the 5th Montreal Clown...

For a 5th consecutive year, the Montreal Clown Festival will be held at MainLine Theatre from October 1 to 4, 2020. Artists and companies who wish to present their 15 to 60-minute clown show are[...]

Survey on Fluctuations in Touring Grants

Survey on Fluctuations in Touring Grants

CINARS invites performing arts companies to complete a survey by March 20, 2020 on the touring support they have received in the past five years from arts councils. The objective is to assess whether[...]

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