Individual who professionally practices an art that corresponds to one or more circus disciplines as defined in Annex I of this policy. The individual member enrols under one of the six following sub-categories:
The eligibility requirements for an individual member are as follows:
→ Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or have a work permit.
→ Have completed advanced training in circus or have acquired proven experience in the field.
→ Have experience working in a professional setting.
→ Be recognized by their peers.
In addition to providing proof of professional practice, the individual must meet the criteria set out in the sub-category of their choice.
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Individual with mastery of at least one circus discipline, who gives paid performances on stage and/or in another public venue and/or through other media. Individual performer members have maintained a professional practice for a minimum of twelve (12) months or have completed an artist training program from an institution of higher learning specializing in circus arts.
Eligibility requirements :
Have presented a minimum of eight (8) performances before audiences in the twelve (12) months preceding their membership application.
Professional involved in creating and/or designing elements of a circus show or number (ex: choreography, dramaturgy, directing, devising, set/lighting/costume/make-up/sound design).
Have designed or created an element of at least two (2) circus shows for a recognized company in the circus arts sector.
A person who teaches one or more circus arts or related disciplines, or who coaches one or more individuals in the circus arts sector. This person is a specialist in their field and practices their profession in an educational, professional, extracurricular, recreational, social circus or continuing education setting. They have been practicing for a minimum of twelve (12) months or are a graduate of a training program or a higher education institution in which they studied teaching or their particular teaching expertise, or are a graduate of a general higher education circus program.
Have received remuneration for a minimum of 100 hours of instruction in the year preceding their membership application or have completed a training course for circus arts trainers.
Individual working principally to support technical elements (sound, lighting, rigging, etc.) in a rehearsal or performance context.
Have worked on a minimum of thirty (30) performances for a circus arts company in the year preceding their membership application.
Individual working in administration, management, production, touring, communications or promotion in the circus arts sector.
Have worked in the circus arts sector on a regular basis equivalent to a full-time workload for six months, or have obtained five (5) positions for which they were remunerated during the year preceding their membership application.
Student, teacher, or professional researcher affiliated with a recognized university, working within a department or research chair whose research is related to circus arts.
Be associated with a recognized academic institution, or have published a dissertation or thesis relating to the circus arts, or have published a minimum of three peer-reviewed academic articles relating to the circus arts.