Guilde des musiciens et des musiciennes du Québec
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June 30, 2022


Starting Monday, july the 4th, the GMMQ offices in Montreal and Québec will be open :

- Monday to Thursday : 8:00am to noon / 1:00pm to 4:30pm

- Friday : 8:00am to noon

Please note that our offices will be closed on Friday the 1rst of july for Canada Day 

Have a great summer !

Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund (CPAWRF)

June 15, 2022

Artists and cultural workers in the performing arts?
Find out if you are eligible for this program! Up to $2 500 in financial support with the Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund.
A project of financial support made possible by the Government of Canada and administrate by the Artists’ Foundation.
Click here to find out if you’re eligible

Réforme de la Loi sur le statut de l’artiste (LSA), un grand pas en avant. 

June 03, 2022

COMMUNIQUÉ - Réforme de la Loi sur le statut de l’artiste (LSA), un grand pas en avant.

Le 3 juin est une journée historique au cours de laquelle l’Assemblée nationale a adopté la Loi 35, présenté par la ministre de la Culture et des communications, Mme Nathalie Roy. Cette loi visant à harmoniser et à moderniser les règles relatives au statut professionnel de l’artiste est la première vraie réforme de cette loi vieille de 35 ans. Nous félicitons la ministre et son équipe pour leurs efforts soutenus en vue de respecter la promesse gouvernementale de réviser la loi avant la prochaine élection. 

La Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec militait depuis des années pour une révision de la LSA et avait certaines revendications, présentées dans son mémoire déposé en février 2021. Nous avons aussi comparu devant le Comité parlementaire de l’Économie et du travail le 24 mai pour faire part de nos préoccupations quant au projet de loi 35 précédemment déposé. 

La loi adoptée le 3 juin répond à plusieurs de nos demandes :

Projet de loi n° 35

May 24, 2022

Today, representatives of the main artists' associations (l'APASQ, l'AQAD, l'ARRQ, GMMQ, FNCC-CSN, SARTEC, TRACE, l'UDA and l'UNEQ)appeared before a parliamentary committee to ask for the adoption of "Projet de loi n° 35" , which aims to amend the laws on the status of artists.

Webinaire par Florence K (In french)

May 03, 2022

WEBINAIRE : Santé mentale, femmes et secteur musical 

Présenté par Florence K 

Dans le cadre des activités du comité CAFID 

Animé par notre marraine Florence K, auteure-compositrice-interprète, pianiste et candidate au Doctorat en psychologie à l’Université du Québec à Montréal, ce webinaire interactif portera sur le thème « santé mentale, femmes et secteur musical »

AQPS Webinar on Suicide Prevention in Quebec (in French)

March 24, 2022

New date : Wednesday, April 13 from 12:00 to 13:00 

To reduce suicide rates, it is important to open up dialogue on the subject, both individually and collectively.

Whether we want to express our distress and find comfort, whether we want to ask a loved one who is not doing well if we can help them and if they are thinking about suicide, or whether we want to raise awareness in our community, there are words to talk about suicide in a preventative and safe way. There are also ways to develop attentive listening. The benefits of speaking out are many and include strengthening the human net.

Free event, reserved for GMMQ members.

5@7 launch of the Action Committee on Women, Inclusion and Diversity (CAFID)

March 08, 2022

As part of International Women's Day, the GMMQ is proud to announce the creation of its new standing committee CAFID (Comité d'Action, Femmes, Inclusion et Diversité), whose mission is to promote the place of women, people from the LGBTQ+ community, as well as culturally diverse people and any other minority group within Quebec's musical community.


February 18, 2022

*** IMPORTANT *** (french only)

New applications are being accepted for the Performing Arts Emergency Fund.

How to apply (french only)

New applications are being accepted for the Performing Arts Emergency Fund.

Following the announcement of the renewal of the MCCQ Emergency Fund on February 17, 2022 by the Minister of Culture Nathalie Roy, the Fondation des artistes has put a new application form online.

However, please note that the processing of applications for this fund will begin on March 1, 2022. After March 1, 2022, the approximate processing time from receipt of your application to payment of the donation (if accepted) is estimated at 10 to 15 business days.


March 15, 2022

Venez rencontrer la pianiste Louise Bessette. Nommée membre de l'Ordre du Canada et officière de l'Ordre national du Québec en reconnaissance de ses réalisations musicales, Louise Bessette est une figure marquante du piano au Québec. Vous pourrez lui poser des questions sur l'interprétation musicale et sur sa formation ainsi qu’écouter quelques extraits de sa dernière production, Un piano autour du monde.

Opus Awards Gala

March 15, 2022

Congratulations to all our winning members of the 25th edition of the Opus Awards Gala presented by the Conseil Québécois de la Musique!

CONFLUENCE - CV - Call for applications

February 22, 2022

Confluence CV is calling for applications for the Cohérence program. 
This program is for emerging artists who wish to develop a career that complements their artistic practice.

DEADLINE: March 6, 2022


February 15, 2022

Dans le cadre du mois de l’histoire des Noirs, venez rencontrer le maître percussionniste, auteur, compositeur et interprète québécois d'origine sénégalaise Élage Diouf. Celui-ci s’est fait connaître en tant que moitié des Frères Diouf ainsi que par ses nombreuses collaborations, notamment avec des artistes comme Les Colocs, Loco Locass et Jorane.

Thank you School of Life, Art and Wind Inc.

February 08, 2022

We would like to warmly thank the School of Life, Arts and Wind Inc. for its generous gesture!

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Studio Ernest-Cormier, the NPO gave 16 cheques of $1000 to student members of the GMMQ whose names were drawn by Mr. Pierre Marcotte, to encourage and support their early career.

Long road to recovery for Quebec’s cultural sector after COVID-19 shutdowns

February 07, 2022

"There were careers abandoned, there were those who went elsewhere. There were depressions, even suicides."

Membership card available online!

January 10, 2022

NEW! Your membership card is now available digitally, online in your member area.
ATTENTION: In order to reduce our environmental impact, the GMMQ membership cards will no longer be sent in paper format.

Musicians' Pension Fund of Canada

January 14, 2022

IMPORTANT: Please note that the Musicians' Pension Fund of Canada must receive contributions for the year 2021 by March 1, 2022.
In order to meet this deadline, we would appreciate receiving your 2021 contracts by February 15, 2022.


Theater Closures: Ottawa Must Urgently Activate The New Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit, Quebec Artists Argue

December 21, 2021

Montreal, December 21, 2021 - In the wake of Quebec's announcement of new lockdown measures that will result in the closure of performance venues, Quebec's arts and culture associations (APASQ, AQAD, ARRQ, FNCC-CSN, GMMQ, SARTEC, TRACE, UDA and UNEQ) are calling on the federal government to make the new The Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit available as soon as possible. [Press Release in french].


November 30, 2021

Discover the 2nd event of the series organized by the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), at the new space dedicated to music at the Grande Bibliothèque: Le Pavillon (in partnership with the GMMQ).


November 04, 2021

We need your help to keep the pressure on. 
Write to your MP now to make your position known and to support us. The act respecting the professional status of artistsis a key piece of legislation whose revision could significantly improve the socio-economic status of artists in Quebec. 

Congratulations to all our members for the 2021 ADISQ Galas!

November 04, 2021

Congratulations to all our members who are nominated for the 2021 ADISQ Galas! Discover below the list of nominees and winners (in red).

CBC/Radio-Canada Vaccination Requirements for Vendors, Contractors, Sub-Contractors and Independent Productions

October 25, 2021

As of December 1, 2021, CBC/Radio-Canada will require that all third parties (suppliers, contractors, guests, independent producers, etc.) who work or visit any of our facilities (including those we rent) be fully vaccinated.Proof of vaccination may be requested and anyone who cannot provide such proof will be denied access to a CBC facility.

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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