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En Piste takes action!

Check out our most recent news to get the scoop on what’s new and what’s in the works.

Sharing of mental health specialists

Sharing of mental health specialists

The survey on the impacts of COVID-19 conducted last December found that 65% of respondents suffer from depression or anxiety. Given this high percentage of distress in our community, we are making[...]

En Piste now has a Digital Development Officer!

En Piste now has a Digital Development Officer!

Thanks to funding from the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, we now have a Digital Development Officer on our team. This position has been filled by Valérie Bineau, who previously held[...]

We’re seeking a project manager in dissemination

We’re seeking a project manager in dissemination

Last October, we announced that we were granted from the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec (CALQ) a measure to support the circulation of circus shows as well as all forms of dissemination. We[...]

Membership rate reduction to continue throughout 2021

Membership rate reduction to continue throughout...

On January 29th, the Board of Directors unanimously adopted the maintenance of the reduced rate of 50% of dues for the entire year 2021.  This is an exceptional year that calls for exceptional[...]

A brief to inform the review of the Status of the Artist Act

A brief to inform the review of the Status of the...

After holding consultations, on January 15, with some sixty artists and production companies, all members of the alliance, we submitted a brief as part of the Quebec government's review of the Status[...]

Results of the second survey on the impacts of COVID-19: Very bleak prospects if new stimulus measures are not put in place in the short term

Results of the second survey on the impacts of...

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the cessation of almost all professional activities has had dramatic effects in the circus arts sector despite its strong roots, resilience and the hope of a[...]

Applications are open for the spring individualized programs

Applications are open for the spring...

This winter, the number of requests received for the Individualized Training Support and the Individualized Career Support programs doubled! We are glad to have been able to provide participants[...]

Results from the North-American survey on equity and inclusion in circus, and more

Results from the North-American survey on equity...

In August, En Piste partnered with Circus for Change to promote their survey on equity and inclusion in the North American circus arts community. Data has now been compiled and results are[...]

New accident insurance plan for our members in 2021

New accident insurance plan for our members in...

Becoming a member of En Piste has numerous advantages, including access to a range of insurance products offered exclusively to members of the circus community throughout Canada, in partnership[...]

2021 Membership Campaign—Together more than ever!

2021 Membership Campaign—Together more than...

Over the past few months, the intercommunity support that’s been demonstrated within our field has helped make this trying time more manageable. Unfortunately, the next few months are still going[...]

Second survey on the impacts related to COVID-19 on the circus arts sector

Second survey on the impacts related to COVID-19...

Today we are launching a second survey to update our data on the impacts of the pandemic in the circus arts sector and to identify the measures needed to revive our activities and ensure the[...]

A historic meeting with the Minister of Canadian Heritage

A historic meeting with the Minister of Canadian...

For the first time, on November 9, a pan-Canadian delegation representing the entire circus arts sector met with Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault in a videoconference. Fourteen[...]

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