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The Prime Minister announced on May 19th the expansion of the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA).

The program will now be available to a greater number of businesses that are sole proprietors receiving income directly from their businesses, businesses that rely on contractors, and family-owned corporations that pay employees through dividends rather than payroll.

To qualify under the expanded eligibility criteria, applicants with payroll lower than $20,000 would need:

The final results of the national survey detailing the impacts to the arts sector of the COVID-19 pandemic, conducted the week of April 6 by Forum Research Inc. on behalf of the Canada Council for the Arts, are now available.

More details have been released today about the $500 million Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations that the Federal Government announced in April.

Canadian Heritage will be administering the fund and it will be divided as follows:

Remembering Nancy Stark Smith

Nancy Stark Smith, co-creator of Contact Improvisation, passed away on May 1, 2020. The international dance community is mourning her passing and remembering her incredible gifts and contributions to the field.

FREE Class with Gadfly to Celebrate IDD 2020


International Dance Day Message for Ontario from Jera Wolfe



The Federal Government has announced updates to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, making the program more flexible and responding to the needs of part-time and gig workers.

You are now eligible for CERB if:

In Memory of Danny Wild

The dance community is mourning the loss of an exceptional dancer and human being.  Danny Wild brought his deep artistry, grace and integrity to audiences and fellow artists for over 30 years and his impact on dance in the province and the country is significant. We celebrate his legacy and offer sincere condolences to family and friends. He will be greatly missed.


Dance Media Group/Groupe Danse Média (DMG) – publisher of The Dance Current in print and online – announces a change to the operations leadership.

National Council President Fannie Bellefeuille would like to recognize the extraordinary work of outgoing Executive Director Kate Cornell. Dr.