Thanks to the arts services organizations, community leaders and funders for stepping up quickly during this crisis.
Many organizations and funders currently have or are in the process of developing COVID-19 contingency plans and recommendations, for independent artists, creative workers or arts organizations impacted by programs/event cancellations, venue closures, loss of work and revenue.
To support organizations and individuals across the sector- for the month of May, we have decided to waive the posting fee for organizations experiencing hardship during this time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange to get your posting up.
Now is the time to post your remote jobs on the JobBoard and online training, events, call-for-submissions and more on the DiscoveryBoard.
Below is a list of resources that will be updated as we gather more information. Please contact us if you know of any other supports by e-mailing email@example.com Thank you!
UPCOMING WEBINARS & ROUNDTABLES:
Creative Manitoba: Artist Taxes with Jean-Guy Talbot – April 15, 7pm-9pm EST
CIMA: COVID-19: Implications for Employers Webinar – April 8, 12pm Open to CIMA members only
Digital Main Street Webinars:
- How to Manage Your Finances and Cash Flow During this Covid-19 Crisis – April 6th, 9:00am – 10:30am
- Your COVID-19 Employment Questions Answered – April 6th, 2020: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
SaskMusic Presents: Managing Pandemic Anxiety with Cara Taylor – Monday, March 30, 7PM Open to everyone
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning – Digital Rountable Discussions:
- Greater Toronto Area – Friday, March 27 from 2PM-3PM
- Ontario (Non-GTA) – Monday, March 30 from 2PM-3PM
- Table ronde numérique en français – Mardi, 31 Mars, 2020 – 14:00 – 15:00
LIST OF AVAILABLE INFORMATION & RESOURCES
COVID-19: Measuring Impacts on the Music Industry – Deadline March 19, 2020 at 12PM
COVID-19 Resources for Artists, Writers & Media Workers: Includes multiple emergency funds, upcoming scholarships, advocacy for freelancers, online training, mental health resources etc.
Social Distancing Festival – Includes listings of Live-Streaming Events (poetry slams, operas, concert etc.) from around the world. Event submissions are being accepted.
Glad Day Emergency Fund for LGBTQ2S Artists, Performers & Tip-Based Workers: Includes a link for donations
GTA Black Community Support Fund – crowdfunding with links to other resources
ArtsPond – I Lost My Gig Website | Facebook Group
AFC Helps – COVID-19 Updates
CARFAC Response to COVID-19
Canadian Music Industry:
- CIMA – COVID-19 Information and Resources for Canada’s Music Industry
- COVID-19 Information & Resources for Canada’s Music Industry March 25 updates
Writers Union of Canada – Document Your Economic Losses from COVID-19
BC Alliance for Arts + Culture – COVID-19 Information
Canada Council – COVID-19 Information
Ontario Nonprofit Network COVID-19 Advocacy https://theonn.ca/our-work/covid-survey-2020/
Kingston Arts Council’s list of Resources
Museums Ontario- resources
Young Associates – Tips for completing record of employment forms with respect to covid-19
Google Doc of more resources
National Theatre School to give $60,000 in grants to theatre students, emerging artists for online projects during COVID-19 crisis – Globe and Mail article March 23, 2020
Canadian Artist + Musician Relief Fund Campaign
CHRC Resources (English)
CHRC Resources (French)
Digital Main Street – Resources for Small Business During COVID-19
Toronto Arts Foundation – COVID Response Fund
The Government of Canada introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to help workers and businesses.
Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html
Canadian Heritage’s FAQs : https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/information-covid-19.html
Canada Council for the Arts’ FAQs: https://canadacouncil.ca/covid-19-information
Tool for risk-assessment of mass gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/mass-gatherings-risk-assesment.html
Venues that may be willing to offer space to governments and health authorities for testing spaces, clinics, etc. If you are interested in adding your venue, please enter your information directly into the spreadsheet:
Document on various metric categories for COVID19 impacts that arts organizations are documenting.
Volunteer Canada – COVID-19 and Volunteers Involving Organizations
Akin’s recently launched Rent Relief Fund
City of Toronto https://www.toronto.ca/covid19BusinessTO
Wishing everyone safety, health and peace of mind.