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Intersections of Care: Dance Artists & Caregiving

How do we shape the terms of dance work to include the realities of care work?

Highlighting the urgent concerns of dance artists who simultaneously hold primary caregiver responsibilities for children and/or elders, this panel presentation draws necessary attention to longstanding systemic issues in the sector, which have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The event welcomes dance artists, arts workers, arts organizations, funders and others in the sector, with the goal of working together toward supportive action and critical change.

Panellists: Justine A. Chambers, Lisa Emmons, Bonnie Kim, Diana Lopez Soto, Victoria May, Natasha Powell
Co-convenors: Susie Burpee, Tracey Norman, Kathleen Rea
Facilitator: P. Megan Andrews
Read more HERE

Sunday, April 18, 2021 | Zoom
9:00-11:00am Pacific
12:00-2:00pm Eastern
1:00-3:00pm Atlantic
Register HERE
ASL, Live Auto Captioning & English-to-French simultaneous translation provided. This is a caregiver-friendly event.

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Support Your Dance Projects

 

An outreach and information Session​ hosted by Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists​ and Canadian Dance Assembly​

Join the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), Canadian Dance Assembly and Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists to learn about OAC grant programs that can support your practice as a dance artist and help you bring your ideas to reality!

Find out about the OAC’s Dance Projects and Dance Training Projects grant programs, as well as Deaf and Disability Arts Projects. Learn about the new Arts Response Initiative which addresses challenges faced by the arts community because of COVID-19.

Note: This session will be presented in English with ASL interpretation and live closed captioning. Information will also be provided about programs for Francophone dance artists.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT via Zoom

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Financial Wellness: Online Information Meeting

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Want to reconsider your finances in these uncertain times?

The Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) and Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) are dedicating their next online workshop via zoom to helping you manage your personal finances more effectively. Topics for discussion include: how to plan and manage cash flow, how to determine expenses, how to cut expenses, how to create a draw-down strategy, when to consider debt, and how to consider the pros/cons of drawing from savings like RRSPs.

Chris Enns – Opera Singer and Certified Financial Planner
Chris’s mission is ‘helping creatives and other money ‘misfits’ build financial stability’ and he does this through coaching and DIY tools on his website Rags to Reasonable. Chris has built his practice for people with variable income, hard to predict expenses, and no built-in safety net.

We encourage individuals to submit questions in advance so we can more effectively prepare to address your concerns. Please send questions to executivedirector@dtrc.ca

August 11, 2020
1:00pm -12:00pm EDT
REGISTER ONLINE

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The Law and Live Streaming


      

As an increasing number of artists and venues are exploring digitizing their arts events, questions arise around the legal responsibilities and rights of artists, venues, and contracts. Over the course of the webinar, the lawyers discuss the rights and needs of artists, choreographers, composers, and other rights holders at play in streaming content. The panelists also explore contracts, and remedies, for performers in online platforms.
With lawyer James Kosa (WeirFoulds, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law), Jasmine Spei (consultant) and moderator Lee Sela (barrister).

June 26, 2020
11:00am -12:00pm EDT

Presented by CAPACOA in partnership with the Canadian Dance Assembly.

Presentation for download: Dance and Copyright: Legal "Steps" for Performers in a Digital World

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All Access Webinars: Managing Mental Health and Building Resilience in the Performing Arts

A Hands-on Workshop for Coping with the COVID-19 Crisis
Living in the time of COVID, many of us are dealing with uncertainty, fear, grief and anxiety. In partnership with the Canadian Dance Assembly and DTRC, CAPACOA organized a workshop with counsellor and consultant Deena Chochinov. She provides simple, practical and actionable tools to recognize, manage and relieve the strains on our mental health.

Deena also proposes effective practices for communicating with colleagues, staff and clients who are coping with these stresses, while maintaining one’s own personal resilience throughout the pandemic’s duration.

June 2, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Canada Council for the Arts, Tara Mazurk and Sean Casey - Global Public Affairs, Rachel Maillet Bard - Board Chair Atlantic Ballet, Claire French - Member Service Coordinator The Dance Centre.

Presentation for download: Managing Mental Health and Building Resilience


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CDA Cross-country check in meeting


The Canadian Dance Assembly is hosting another organizational members’ meeting on Zoom to check-in and discuss the on-going COVID-19 situation and its impact in the dance sector. These meetings were open to all, including non-members.

May 27, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Canada Council for the Arts, Tara Mazurk and Sean Casey - Global Public Affairs, Rachel Maillet Bard - Board Chair Atlantic Ballet, Claire French - Member Service Coordinator The Dance Centre.

Presentation for Download: The Canadian Council for the Arts' emergency supportScotiabank Dance Centre Slides
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Meeting: Individual Artists/Arts Workers

The Canadian Dance Assembly hosted another individual members’ meeting to check-in and discuss the on-going COVID-19 situation and its impact on artists in the dance sector. These meetings were open to all, including non-members.

May 13, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Guest Speakers: Global Public Affairs, Don Parman - ActSafeBC, Steve Beatty - Front Row Insurance, Jessa Agilo - I lost my gig Canada, Jasmine Spei.
Thank you to our partners CADA/EAST and CADA/WEST.


Presentation for download: ArtsPond.com slides, Front Row Insurance slides, ActSafeBC slides

  
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CDA Organizational Members’ Meeting


The Canadian Dance Assembly hosted another special organizational members’ meeting on Zoom to check-in and discuss the on-going COVID-19 situation and its impact in the dance sector. These meetings were open to all, including non-members.

April 14, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Guest Speakers: 
Global Public Affairs, Hogg Shain and Scheck, Actsafe BC.

Presentations for download: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), Canadian Dance Assembly COVID-19 Resources


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CDA Individual Members’ Meeting


The Canadian Dance Assembly hosted another special individual members’ meeting to check-in and discuss the on-going COVID-19 situation and its impact on artists in the dance sector. These meetings were open to all, including non-members.

April 8, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Guest speakers: Dr. Blessyl Buan, Global Public Affairs.
Thank you to our partners CADA/EAST and CADA/WEST.


Presentation for download: Dr. Blessyl Health & Wellness During Difficult Times


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