New support service for circus performers
Save money! Find out about this new financial assistance program for circus performers in Quebec. Effective Monday, April 19th, this program represents direct financial assistance for many artists!
We are extremely proud to launch a new Artist Training Management Service (ATMs)! This service exists to equip and assist professional circus performers to adapt their preparation to the high artistic and physical demands of various professional contexts. It will make a concrete difference in the professional lives of circus artists.
This new service has three main components:
- Group workshops and Individualized Training Support in circus and related disciplines
- Reimbursement assistance for training expenses
- Management of the CNESST protection measure, aimed at protecting performers during their training, in the event of occupational injuries (coming soon)
The first component, already known as the Individualized Training Support program, was launched in January 2019 and continues to grow in popularity, demonstrating how essential a coaching and support service for artists' training is for our community.
We now add the Reimbursement assistance for training expenses. This program represents direct financial assistance for many artists. Artists registered with the assistance service will be able to claim a maximum amount of $800 per fiscal year as of December 31 of each year, until the funds are exhausted. Exceptionally, we can accept expenses incurred from January to April 2021 retroactively. This program will be in operation as of Monday, April 19, 2021!
To find out all the terms and conditions of the Reimbursement assistance for training expenses, visit our website and register for our information sessions that will be held on Monday, April 12 and Tuesday, April 13 at noon (Eastern time).
We are still working on the implementation of a CNESST protection measure. We will keep you informed of developments on this subject during the year 2021.
We would like to thank our partners for funding these programs: Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec (CALQ), Services Québec et Compétence Culture. We are working to seek funding to expand this service across Canada.