Guilde des musiciens et des musiciennes du Québec
Montréal / 514.842.2866

New Adress !

October 05, 2021

From October 18th , our entire team will work at
5445, De Gaspé Avenue, suite 1005, Montreal (Quebec) H2T 3B2.

COVID-19 updates

September 30, 2021

This special page will be updated regularly.

September 30: Theatres will be able to operate at full capacity as of October 8 (venues with seating and masks worn at all times).

2021 ADISQ Nominations

September 29, 2021

Discover our members nominated for the ADISQ 2021 Gala !

The Entracte - Fall 2021, is out!

September 25, 2021

Your association's digital magazine, fall edition, is out!
Portrait: Brandyn Lewis, audiences crave diversity! Enjoy reading.

COVID-19: For professional musicians, recovery is slow in coming

July 14, 2021

Press Release - As some shows and music festivals resume in Quebec, the Quebec Musicians' Guild (GMMQ) surveyed professional musicians to find out if their professional and financial situation was improving. The results show that 40% of them are still experiencing financial difficulties, and 44% describe their professional situation as difficult. Although venues have been allowed to resume operations with restrictions, the recovery is slow in coming for many. [in french]

Important - Notice of Audition

July 08, 2021

Please note that as of July 15, audition notices will be sent by email only (for Quebec symphony orchestras).

Reforming the Status of the Artist Act, the priority of the fall

July 08, 2021

François Legault's government has committed to introducing a bill to reform the Status of the Artist Act in the National Assembly during the current mandate. To this end, the Minister of Culture initiated consultations last winter: several stakeholders were invited to present their thoughts and the improvements they would like to see made to the legislative framework governing the work of artists, creators and professionals in the cultural sector. [Text in french].

C-10: a missed opportunity, say Quebec artists' associations

June 23, 2021

After the adoption in extremis of Bill C-10 at third reading by the parliamentarians of the House of Commons, the Quebec artists' associations deplore the blockage immediately announced by some Conservative senators. While Ottawa seems to be running out of time to adopt this bill to reform the broadcasting law, the APASQ, AQAD, ARRQ, FNCC-CSN, GMMQ, SARTEC, TRACE, UDA and UNEQ deplore the fact that the possibility of finally subjecting digital giants to the same rules as Canadian companies has been squandered, despite the sustained efforts of Liberal and Bloc Québécois MPs and the support of the NDP. See the Press Release in french.


June 07, 2021

CFM - Dear Madam, Many of us in the arts community have shown tolerance to your wildly inaccurate objections to Bill C-10, and even been lightly amused by your confusion between the Charter of Rights and The Broadcast Act. However, your latest proclamations regarding Canadian artists, particularly in Quebec, has served to do nothing but cost you the respect of artists across this country.

C-10: Quebec artists' associations encouraged by acceleration of parliamentary work

June 07, 2021

The APASQ, AQAD, ARRQ, FNCC-CSN, GMMQ, SARTEC, TRACE, UDA and UNEQ are pleased with the acceleration of parliamentary work resulting from the adoption in the House of Commons of a delay clause allowing the study of Bill C-10 to be completed. For these associations of artists, authors and professionals in the arts and culture sector in Quebec, the use of the delaying tactic had become necessary because of the obstruction practiced by certain MPs in Ottawa. [french Press Release]


June 06, 2021

Montreal, June 6, 2021 - From May 12 to June 6, GMMQ members were invited to vote electronically to elect the GMMQ MTL Vice President. With a participation rate of 34%, and with 61% of the votes, Geneviève Plante is elected vice-president Montreal of the GMMQ. Congratulations to her!

Broadcast Act Amendments Demystified & A Call to Action

May 06, 2021

Letter from CFM President Alan Willaert in support of Bill C-10. 
We ask that you please lend your voices in support of B-10 through social media and contact your MP.

Reform of the laws on the status of the artist: commitments that reassure the cultural sector

May 05, 2021

Montreal, May 5, 2021 - APASQ, AQAD, ARRQ, FNCC-CSN, GMMQ, SARTEC, TRACE, UDA and UNEQ salute the commitment of the Members of the National Assembly who today unanimously adopted the motion recognizing that artists have been hard hit by the pandemic and that their exceptional work needs to be better supervised by an in-depth reform of the Status of the Artist Acts. [translated, Press Release in french]

Federal Budget - A strong signal for a revival of the cultural sector

April 20, 2021

APASQ, AQAD, ARRQ, FNCC-CSN, GMMQ, SARTEC, TRACE, UDA and UNEQ welcome Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland's budget and the strong signal sent by the Canadian government for the recovery of the cultural sector. This budget not only underscores the importance of culture as a pole of economic recovery and tourism in the country, but also how crucial it is to continue to support artists and creators in this time of health crisis. [translated]

Faire une demande d'aide au Fonds de soutien aux artistes et travailleurs du milieu culturel vivant de la détresse psychologique - (In french only)

April 14, 2021

Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, appuyé par le ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, met à leur disposition un fonds pour défrayer les honoraires de consultation auprès d’intervenants psychosociaux tels des psychologues, travailleurs sociaux, médiateurs, planificateurs financiers, conseillers juridiques, etc. La liste détaillée des intervenants se trouve ci-dessous. Un maximum de 10 rencontres est prévu pour chaque personne. 

3 M$ pour les artistes et travailleurs culturels du milieu des arts vivants - ( In French only )

April 12, 2021

Montréal, le 12 avril 2021 — Grâce au soutien financier du gouvernement du Québec, la Fondation des artistes, en collaboration avec la Guilde des musiciens et des musiciennes du Québec (GMMQ) et l’Union des artistes (UDA), se réjouit d’annoncer le renouvellement du Fonds d’urgence pour les artistes et travailleurs culturels du milieu des arts vivants. Doté de 3 M$, le fonds vise à offrir un soutien financier direct aux artistes et travailleurs culturels.

The GMMQ represents more than 3200 members.
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