On Monday, May 31st until Friday, June 4th, in response to the absence of fairness for the live performing arts in the reopening framework, and our ongoing struggle to be heard, the live performing arts sector is now calling on all those who care about the future of artists, performers, and arts workers in the Province to help us amplify our concerns.
Reopening Recommendations for Live Performing Arts
As we are all well aware, the continuation of inequitable provincial restrictions in Ontario’s recently announced Roadmap to Reopen unfairly limits artists, performers, and live performance workers from planning for the future, and from using their venues to safely rehearse, record, live stream and digitally capture content. These continued restrictions do not reflect regulatory fairness with other similar industries and threaten the survival of Ontario’s cultural infrastructure.
#FairnessForArtsON is a plea for regulatory fairness and action to support our artists, performers, and arts workers that connect Ontario and Canada with extraordinary music and performing arts experiences. There are 3 key recommendations:
- Allow artists to rehearse as soon as the stay-at-home order is lifted so they can prepare for reopening;
- Allow artists and organizations to livestream and record in venues as soon as the stay-at-home order is lifted, since these are low-risk activities that serve the public at home;
- Outline clear percentage-based capacities indoors and social distancing–based capacities outdoors for all steps of the plan to help organizations work on reopening.
Here is how you can help. Make some noise! Use the automated tool below to send letters to the Premier, Ministers, MPPs, municipal leaders, and representatives asking for fairness and action in supporting the live performing arts.