FINANCIAL ACCESSIBILITY

Studio 303 works against all forms of discrimination, whether physical, cultural, monetary or social. These initiatives are a commitment to this goal, though we recognize that they do not support all artists in our community. We continue to work actively through the development of these programs and new initiatives – on the basis of inclusion, generosity, respect and love. Anyone facing barriers to access our activities or services is invited to contact us at info@studio303.ca. We will do our best to respond to requests.

Workshop Bursary

> What?
Studio 303 is offering 25+ workshop bursaries to artists who identify as Indigenous, Black, and/or as a person of colour, disabled or Deaf artists, and trans artists.

> Why?
This bursary is a commitment to increasing diversity in our workshops and ensuring that marginalized artists have the support they need to grow, connect and thrive, in an environment that values and respects their intersection of identities. We hope this financial assistance will help those for whom the cost of our workshops is a barrier, and encourage new artists to join our community and learn in our space. 

> How?
Bursaries will be evenly distributed across the seasons, and will be given as equitably as possible (a maximum of three bursaries can be provided per person), and if necessary, by lottery. Partial and full bursaries are available, according to need. Please select the “Workshop Bursary” ticket type when registering online, and answer the required questions at check-out.  Each workshop will have 2 places reserved for bursary applicants up until 2 weeks prior, at which point those places may be filled by general registration. 

Artists Survival Fund

> What?
Studio 303’s Artists’ Survival Fund provides emergency funds to current or recent artists in residence.

> Why?
Artists lead precarious lives, surviving in a gig economy with rising rents, few safety nets, and earnings frequently below the “poverty line”. On top of this, performing artists often indebt themselves when they have a confirmed presentation, but no production grant to support the creation. The Artists’ Survival Fund is a small but significant gesture towards highlighting this issue and combatting artists’ poverty.

> How?
This discretionary fund is managed by Studio 303’s co-direction and is distributed publicly or anonymously according to the artist’s preference. Recent or current artists-in-residence are invited to let us know if they require assistance.

Events – Sliding scale tickets

Studio 303 is committed to providing access to our programming for all people who want it, regardless of their financial means. Our shows are either free or sliding scale $ 10 to 20. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Finally, we also offer work-for-tickets (or studio hours) trades.

Free child minding services

During specified events, child minding services will be offered in Studio 303 office, beside the main studio space. Ruby Kato Attwood is a child care provider living in Montreal. She practices a gentle, inclusive approach and uses non-violent communication and play-based co-operation strategies. She enjoys working with all ages of children and welcomes parents or guardians to contact her directly at ruby.attwood@gmail.com regarding any accommodations needed. Ruby has an up to date Red Cross certification and over 20 years of experience caring for children in private and public settings. Space is limited! Please book at info@studio303.ca