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Thousands of Canadian creators, performers and technical workers work in the Live Performing Arts - in theatre, dance, music and opera. They are highly skilled, often highly educated, and for the most part self-employed. Their work is directly affected by the rapid changes in technology and in demographics that are sweeping over western society. They are also challenged by globalization which has expanded the market place, increasing both competition and opportunities.

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) is working with artists and cultural workers and their professional associations, organizations and unions across the country to identify their training needs in this rapidly evolving environment. Working with expert Theatre Technicians, for example, CHRC is developing tools to support them in identifying their skills and the skills they need in their jobs. In many cases, this work is groundbreaking, articulating the professional profile of those involved in the Live Performing Arts.

This site contains the following tools to help those working in live performing arts identify their training gaps and their skills:

  • Competency Chart and Profile for Automation Technicians
  • Competency Chart and Profile for Entertainment Riggers
  • Competency Chart and Profile for General Stage Technicians (Stage Hands)
  • Competency Chart and Profile for Presenters

This site also contains research that identifies training needs and training offerings for specific occupations:

  • Automation Technicians Training Gaps Analysis
  • Entertainment Riggers Training Gaps Analysis
  • General Stage Technicians (Stage Hands) Training Gaps Analysis
  • Presenters Training Gaps Analysis

This site is for those working in and with Live Performing Arts. If you're interested in learning more about career options in Live Performing Arts, take a look at Careers in Culture Online: The Spotlight's On: Careers in the Live Performing Arts.