Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) is the
professional association for live theatre in Metro Vancouver. It’s the
only arts service organization specifically focused on professional
theatre in British Columbia. Formed in 1976, and incorporated in 1987,
we play a unique role
in the community: we offer programs and services to support the
development of theatre practitioners as artists and administrators, and
ultimately to help strengthen the local theatre industry.
In addition to benefit entitlements specifically for our membership, we support our members and the larger theatre community through the provision of education, publicity, and opportunities for convening.
Our membership includes 70+ theatre companies; over 120 individual theatre artists, students, publicists and patrons; as well as educational institutions and organizations from around the region that support the theatre industry.
As a member you’ll be plugged into the middle of this artistic community where you can connect with the region’s most committed theatre artists, gain inspiration, form connections, and be a part of this thriving live theatre industry.
Working theatre professionals, production companies and collectives, theatre venues, educators, theatre-related businesses, and pretty much anyone working in, involved with, or supporting live theatre. Actors, producers, designers, directors, students, educators, administrators and audience members are all needed in the creation and experience of theatre; therefore, any theatre-related organization, or anyone who loves or participates in theatre is welcome to become a member.
Members of the GVPTA who are in good standing are eligible to apply for personal health insurance created specifically for Canadian performers through the Arts & Entertainment Plan.
Personal Health Insurance
The Arts & Entertainment Plan® is a simple way to assist people in managing health care costs. Get the coverage you need – minus the confusion. It’s affordable, exclusive to the artistic community and there are no medical questionnaires - so you won’t be denied access because of pre-existing conditions – its guaranteed acceptance!
The plan has two options to choose from:
Both options offer the same core benefit categories:
Coverage is available for individuals and families, there’s a convenient monthly payment option and premiums may be tax deductible.
To learn more go to aeplan.ca or call 1-800-387-8897 Ext. 238.
The Arts & Entertainment Plan is a service of Actra Fraternal Benefits Society (AFBS). AFBS is a not-for-profit, member-owned and governed, insurance company that is exclusive to the artistic community - artists helping artists!
Annual budget category Fee Under $100,000 $109 $100,000 - $249,000 $185 $250,000 - $499,999 $255 $500,000 - $999,999 $329 $1,000,000 - $4,999,999 $399 $5,000,000 - $9,999,999 $475 Over $10,000,000 $549
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