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THE GVPTA launchES THE Coffeehouse Series

Read full press release here. 

Please join us for our third Coffeehouse event:

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 7pm

Theme: Contracts 101

This event will be facilitated by Artists’ Legal Outreach


The goal of the GVPTA Coffeehouse Series is to create dialogue and community connections in order to actively address current issues that are important to our members. These themed monthly gatherings will feature community conversations facilitated by industry leaders and working professionals. We will provide a space that is part expert presenter and part facilitated conversation.



In honour of our next Coffeehouse event we have produced our first ever, of all time, in the history of anything GVPTA Podcast.

Created by GVPTA Producer Deneh Thompson, with special guests GVPTA Director Dawn Brennan and GVPTA Membership Coordinator Matthew Willis, they discuss the do's and don'ts of contracts. 

Click here to take a listen.


All Coffeehouse events take place from 7pm-9pm at Propaganda Coffeehouse in Chinatown. Free for GVPTA members; pay-what-you-can for everyone else.

For more information on our GVPTA Coffeehouse series events, please click here. 



Read full press release here. 


The GVPTA has two new partnerships that will benefit our members:

1) Access to – Cultureone is Canada’s specialist in insurance for arts and entertainment. Specializing in risk management specific to creative projects and creative organizations. Providing insurance for the arts is their specialty. And as a GVPTA member, when you purchase an actONE and Management Liability policy, you will receive a discount equivalent to the cost of your GVPTA membership. Click here for their website. 

2) Access to AFBS (ACTRA Fraternal Benefits Society)-AFBS offers accessibly priced Extended Health insurance for individuals and families. They offer great coverage and pricing and are the only non profit insurance company that provides healthcare benefits specifically to theatre practitioners, performers and writers across Canada. Plans start at $74 a month. There is guaranteed acceptance and as the non profit insurer for artists and arts workers, they care about us. Click here for their website. 


Click here to read the Fall 2015 Member Renewal Letter from GVPTA Director Dawn Brennan. 

To learn more, or to purchase, company membership click here. 

To learn more, or to purchase, individual membership click here.






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