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Will Cirque du Soleil survive the pandemic?
"The global circus brand remains optimistic that it will reopen once the pandemic ends. It may not be the same company by then." "For performers like AJ Anaya, the shutdown has been[...]
Digital Originals: New micro innovation grants...
"CBC/Radio-Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts have created a new funding initiative to help the country's arts community pivot work to online audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.[...]
Cirque du Soleil's Under the Same Sky postponed...
" Cirque du Soleil's show Under the Same Sky, that was originally scheduled to open Thursday at the Old Port of Montreal has been postponed to next year. Its world premiere will take place on April[...]
National Circus School students continue learning...
"The world-renowned school counts contortionists, clowns, acrobats, jugglers and aerialists among its students. As with schools across the country and around the world, those students are now[...]
$500 million for the arts and sports
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government wants to be there for artists and athletes, who bring happiness to society. It will therefore provide $500 million to Heritage Canada to ensure[...]
Cirque du Soleil does not rely on the Canadian...
"Cirque du Soleil is in such a precarious financial position that the organization says it cannot afford to pay its employees even if the federal government reimburses part of the amount. Here's how[...]
Premilinary results from the CCA survey
The Canada Council for the Arts has produced a preliminary report compiling the quantitative results from the first 7500 respondents to their survey of the professional arts sector. This survey is[...]
Festival Vue sur la Relève postponed
The 25th Festival Vue sur la Relève, originally scheduled for May 2020 in Montreal, has been postponed. Organizers are evaluating various scenarios, including having a digital presence as early as[...]
Eligibility criteria expanded for emergency...
" Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expanded the eligibility criteria for the $25 billion Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA), a federal program aimed to support small businesses struggling with[...]
Good news for the cultural sector: CERB...
"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the expanding of the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to include more Canadians being hit financially due to COVID-19. Canadians making up to[...]
Overall satisfaction of the cultural sector with...
" A majority of artists and artistic organizations served by the Canada Council for the Arts believe that they will get through the COVID-19 crisis with the support of emergency measures announced[...]