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Resources are free when you sign up for Basic Membership.*

Consider growing your commitment to a culture of care and empowering your organization by joining in Elevated Membership

Sign up details below!

I’m an individual artist—can I still access these resources? Yes, of course. These resources facilitate greater access to employment in our arts workforce. And that concerns everyone.

JOIN US IN THIS CHANGE-MAKING MOVEMENT!

*Why a sign up when there’s no cost? 

We’d like to stay connected with who might be engaging with the resources and who might be interested in exploring their own caregiver supports. We also offer a “First Look” newsletter with Basic Membership which highlights partner work and new developments in the sector

Through Balancing Act’s Level UP! Initiative, 76 companies and collectives from across Canada, working in theatre, opera, dance, circus, and comedy, have piloted policies and practices within their organizations to support parents and caregiving needs.

We celebrate these Level UP! Strategy Partners, who have created shareable, downloadable organizational resources available to the sector at large.

What are the resources? ‘How-to’ guides for integrating on-site care, caregiver support, and flexible work, templates for care policies and Compassion Fund programs, and other downloadable documents.

What and who are they for? YOU! These resources are here to inspire, empower, and facilitate further iteration and implementation of care-centered workplace strategies.

THANK YOU to our Level UP! Strategy Partners for this enormous contribution to building a culture of care in the arts in Canada.

Elevate your Engagement! Empower your organization.

We’re inviting organizations (and collectives and individuals too) to further support a care-led arts sector by joining in Elevated Membership.

As well as access to the resource portal, benefits include bespoke consultation and workshops that enable organizations to explore and formalize their own culture of care.

Membership dues go directly to support our new CAREGIVER FUND!

Launching in 2025, the Caregiver Fund will help out artists and cultural workers across the country with their caregiving expenses. We will work with a committee and lean on the work of our Compassion Fund partners in order to design this fund. 

Joining in membership is a show of support for continuing to build a culture of care across the arts in Canada, and is of benefit to organizations who would like some help moving their care-centered work to the next level.

Benefits

Basic Membership

Elevated Membership

Free Resources

View and download resources created by our Level UP! Strategy Partners

“First Look” Bulletin

Including “first look” access to new resources and initiatives

Consultation session(s) with Balancing Act team (2 hours)

Consultation to support the process of exploring and implementing new workplace policies and practices. Balancing Act can facilitate connections with mentorship and HR support

Handle with Care training workshop

A bespoke workshop for organizations (staff and board) on caregiver-inclusion and supporting artists/arts workers within your network (see our Workshops page for details)

Invitation to Knowledge Exchange sessions

These sessions bring together organizations in a peer support to share experiences and expertise around building a culture of care

 

Basic Membership:

Completely free! Create an account to view and download resources.

 

Elevated Membership:

With your annual membership dues, your organization can access the resources plus Elevated Benefits! (See Membership Types and Benefits tab)

Level UP! Partners and members of arts service organizations receive discounts. Read on!

Organizations are invited to contribute relative to their level of operating funding:

Budget Level Annual Operating Budget Annual Membership Dues
A 0 to 99,999

$113.00

($100.00 + $13.00 HST)

B 100,000 to 249,999

$226.00

($200.00 + $26.00 HST)

C 250,000 to 499,999

$452.00

($400.00 + $52.00 HST)

D 500,000 to 999,999

$791.00

($700.00 + $91.00 HST)

E 1,000,000 to 4,999,999

$1,412.50

($1,250.00 + $162.50 HST)

F 5,000,000 and up

$2,825.00

($2,500.00 + $325.00 HST)

 

Discounted Membership Dues:

If you are a member of an arts service organization listed below, you can apply your discount code at the checkout below.

Check with your arts service organization for discount code.

If you are a Level UP! Partner, you will have received an organization discount code in your email from the Balancing Act team! You can apply your discount code at the checkout below.

Haven’t received it yet? Email us here!

 

Please note, you can only apply one discount code at checkout.

 Membership Cycles

Memberships are one year in length, from the date of sign-up.

You will receive a reminder in advance of renewal.

 

Don’t forget your discount code!

If you are a member of an arts service organization listed below, you can apply your discount code at the checkout below.

If you are a Level UP! Partner, you will have received an organization discount code in your email from the Balancing Act team! You can apply your discount code at the checkout below.

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Have questions? Contact us at balancingact@theatredirect.ca

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