Subsistence funding is available to cover basic living costs while members are in full-time retraining programs. The Full-Time Study Subsistence Grant - I (FTS-I) was created for dancers who will be retiring from performance at the end of their retraining program.
1. A minimum of 10 years of professional performance, 5 of which were spent in Canada**
2. At least 28 years of age
3. Fully paid member in good standing for at least 5 consecutive years
4. Must have danced a minimum of 60 months during the 10 year minimum period
5. Are permanently retiring from performing
Exemptions may be made if the member must cease their professional dance career for medical reasons
**Please note: Members prior to Sept. 1, 2008 - same as above, with the following exception:
1. A minimum of 7 years of professional performance, 5 of which were spent in Canada
Up to $18,000 (at $1,500 per month) while in a full-time retraining program. The grant must be completed within a maximum 18-month consecutive period.
For those dancers who have residual performing contracts to fulfill, and must pursue their full-time studies intermittently, subsistence may be extended up to a maximum of 36 months. The total disbursement will not exceed the maximum $18,000 outlined above.
The monthly subsistence amount is to cover basic living costs.
Members wishing to apply for an FTS-I Grant must notify the DTRC of their intention in advance of the application deadline. Members are required to complete and submit the FTS-I Application Form.
October 1st, February 1st and June 1st
Dancers who have completed one year under an FTS-I grant may apply for discretionary second and third year awards (Special Awards)
Members receiving an FTS-I Grant are required to sign agreement of permanent retirement.
Helping dancers make necessary transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers since 1985.