Frequently Asked Questions about the Training Subsidy Program:
What types of training are eligible for the TSP?
Any physical training that you do to condition your body to be "performance ready" is eligible. This includes technique classes, gym memberships, yoga/pilates classes, workshops, and any other physical training you may engage in.
What is the annual cap of the program?
Professional Members may receive reimbursements up to a total of $350 per membership year (June 1st to May 31st of the following year).
I am required to sing for an upcoming dance performance. Is training for this performance eligible for the Training Subsidy Program?
No. Only physical training is currently covered in our TSP program. Any other training such as singing or acting is not currently eligible for reimbursement.
I am also claiming my training costs on my income tax return. Can I also claim these costs through the Training Subsidy Program?
The answer is yes, but the execution is a bit tricky. If you send in training receipts for reimbursement in our TSP program (which reimburses up to 60% of claims), you can still claim the remaining amount (40%) on your income tax.
For example: A class you took cost $25. You receive $15 dollars back (60%) from CADA/East's TSP program. You can then claim $10 (the remaining 40%) on your income taxes.
Photocopied receipts are acceptable to submit for the TSP.
I missed the deadline, can I still submit for the TSP?
Receipts must be submitted by the appropriate deadline for training that took place within that TSP period. For example, training that took place between June 1st and September 30th can be submitted for the October 1st deadline. If you forgot to submit receipts during that period, hang on to them as we occasionally open up the final TSP deadline of the membership year (June 1st) for forgotten or misplaced receipts from the year.
I've already reached my cap for the TSP this year; should I still submit my receipts?
Yes please! We track the actual totals of artist spending and use it in our grant applications to advocate for a higher TSP cap with our funders.