Who is this Guide for?
We recognize that there is a wide variety of performing arts organizations across Canada, in terms of the size, scale of operations, mandate and structure. For that reason, this set of resources is not intended to be a prescriptive set of guidelines. Rather, we believe they can be adaptable and practical to different kinds of organizations as they create plans for their own unique circumstances.
For every individual centre or venue, the decision to re-open should be informed by provincial and public health regulations and guidance, other resources and information, and expert advice specific to each situation.
How can this Guide help?
We hope organizations can use these resources to help represent their needs for re-opening (for example, to support financial requests), or as a supporting document to represent their readiness to open to local government or provincial health authorities.
This is an unprecedented time for the performing arts. Although our individual circumstances may vary, we all face similar challenges. By working together and sharing best practices, we can help each other not only to re-open, but to rejuvenate the Canadian performing arts, and bring the joy of live performance back to our communities in a time when it will be needed more than ever.