The OPEN, a short duration and multi-engagement dance policy, is available for use by Equity members. It is designed to support the engagement of dance artists working in a diverse range of practices for short-duration performances and activities. Artists may also self-engage. The OPEN invites non-traditional dance artists to work under professional protections within competitive, freestyle, multidisciplinary, social, commercial, cultural and other diverse dance forms.
The OPEN may be used to engage dance artists in not-for-profit or commercial activities and provides for both individual and group engagements. Short-form agreements for Judging and Competition activities are also included.
The OPEN offers the same protections and supports that members already rely upon while taking a new approach to the calculation of minimum fees based on the duration of a performance piece, the number of artists performing in each piece, the number of performance pieces in a presentation and the number of times the performance piece(s) is presented. A multi-booking incentive for Engagers planning additional presentations also applies.