Agreements & Policies

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    Alberta Ballet Agreement

  • Alberta Ballet Canada (logo) The Alberta Ballet Agreement (ABA) is negotiated between Equity and the Alberta Ballet. The company is based in Calgary, Alberta and regularly also performs in Edmonton. The Alberta Ballet was founded by Muriel Taylor and Dr. Ruth Carse in 1958 and became a professional company in 1966. The 2017-2020 ABA took effect July 1, 2017 and remains in effect until June 30, 2020
  • D•O•T

  • DOT (logo)The D•O•T (Dance • Opera • Theatre) Policy includes terms and conditions for a range of small-scale dance, opera and theatre engagements. It also outlines how to engage Equity members at educational institutions. Provisions common to engagements across all three types of work appear at the beginning and each specialty genre has a separate schedule for each at the end of the Policy. These schedules address necessary rehearsal hour differences and provide a list of appropriate minimum fees. The D•O•T includes provisions for non-standard engagements, touring, simplified payment options, including direct deposit and email transfer, and recording provisions.
  • Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal Agreement

  • Les Grand Ballets (logo)The Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal Agreement (LGBA)/ Convention Collective Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (CCLGB) is negotiated between Equity and the Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. The company is based in Montréal, Québec. It was founded in 1957 by Ludmilla Chiriaeff. The minimum fees for 2017-2019 are in effect July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2019.

  • Fee Sheet for 2017-2019 The 2014-2019 LGBA took effect July 1, 2014 and remains in effect until June 30, 2019.
  • OPEN

  • OPEN (logo) The OPEN is a short duration and multi-engagement dance policy, 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 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.
  • National Ballet of Canada Agreement

  • National Ballet of Canada (logo)The National Ballet of Canada Agreement (NBCA) is negotiated between Equity and the National Ballet of Canada. The company is based in Toronto. Ontario. It was established by founder Celia Franca in 1951. The 2016-2019 NBCA took effect July 1, 2016 and remains in effect until June 30, 2019.
  • Royal Winnipeg Ballet Agreement

  • Royal Winnipeg Ballet (logo)The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Agreement (RWBA) is negotiated between Equity and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. The company is based in Winnipeg. Manitoba. It was founded in 1939 and granted its royal title in 1953 under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The 2017-2020 Royal Winnipeg Ballet Agreement took effect July 1, 2017 and remains in effect until June 30, 2020