RESOURCES FOR WRITERS, ARTISTS & CULTURE DURING _COVID-19 AND BEYOND BY YANNIS LOBAINA.
This section is a compilation of resources found on different websites, social networks, etc.
Thanks to the art 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.
Breaking Barriers: Achieving Black Student Excellence Resources
Resources for Workshop on Anti-Black Racism For Educators. Resources by https://www.parentsfordiversity.com/resources
Ontario, Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19
Ontario, Education Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.2
Government of Ontario Documents
Ontario’s Anti-Black Racism Strategy
Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy
Equity and Inclusive Education in Ontario Schools: Guidelines for Policy Development and Implementation
Ontario’s Education Equity Action Plan
Supporting Bias-Free Progressive Discipline in Schools: A Resource Guide for School and System Leaders
UN International Decade for People of African Descent
United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent
United Nations Report of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent on its mission to Canada
OCDSB, The International Decade for People of African Descent, (15 May, 2018).
OCSB, Declaration in Support of the International Decade for People of African Descent (May, 2019).
Adultification of Black Girls
Rebecca Epstein, Jamilia J. Blake, Thalia Conzález, Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood, Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality (2017).
Adrienne Green, “How Black Girls Aren’t Presumed to Be Innocent”, The Atlantic, (29 June 2017).
Monique W. Morris, Why black girls are targeted for punishment at school — and how to change that.
Anti-Black Racism in Schools
Toronto District School Board, Black Student Achievement in TDSB: Factsheet.
James, C.E. & Turner, T. (2017). Towards Race Equity In Education: The Schooling of Black
Students in the Greater Toronto Area. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: York University.
Chelby Marie Daigle, Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Ottawa Forum Summary Report, City for All Women Initiative, (2017).
Robyn Maynard, “Canadian Education is Steeped in Anti-Black Racism”, The Walrus, (29 November 2017).
Gray, E., Bailey, R., Brady, J., Tecle, S. (2016, September). Perspectives of Black Male Students in Secondary School: Understanding the Successes and Challenges – Student Focus Group Results. Mississauga, ON: Peel District School Board.
Tana Turner, Dealing with Incidents of Racism in Ontario Public Schools, Turner Consulting Group, June 2019.
YouthREX, Doing Right Together for Black Youth: What We Learned from the Community Engagement Sessions for the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan (2017).
Natasha Henry, Anti-Black Racism in Ontario Schools: A Historical Perspective, Turner Consulting Group (May 2019).
Martha Kuwee Kumsa et. al, The Contours of Anti-Black Racism: Engaging Anti-Oppression from Embodied Spaces, (2014).
Kezia Royer-Burkett, “The Safety Epidemic Facing Black Children In Ontario Schools”, ByBlacks (13 May 2019).
Shree Paradkar, “As a Black student, he was told to dream small. He had hoped things would change for his son”, Toronto Star, (6 September, 2019).
Carl James, “The crisis of anti-Black racism in schools persists across generations”, The Conversation (26 August 2019)
Jamie Bradburn, “The story of Ontario’s last segregated Black school”, TVO, (26 February, 2018).
Byron Armstrong, “Separate But Equal – TDSB 2018”, ByBlacks (15 October, 2018).
Durham District School Board, Compendium of Action for Black Student Success, (2018-2021).
RSEKN Equity Podcast Series, Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in Schooling, ft. Phiona Lloyd-Henry & Natasha Henry, Episode 3 Chapter 1 (22 September 2019).
RSEKN Equity Podcast Series, Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in Schooling, ft. Tana Turner, Episode 3 Chapter 2 (22 September 2019).
RSEKN Equity Podcast Series, Streaming and Educational Pathways, ft. Alison Gaymes-San Vicente, Gillian Parekh, Diana Grimaldos & Annie Kidder, Episode 6 Chapter 1 (23 September 2019).
Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, (2018).
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Racial Equity Tools, Whiteness and White Privilege.
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack Peggy McIntosh
Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre, White Privilege/White-Skin Privilege.
Safe@School, Power and Privilege.
Priest N, Slopen N, Woolford S, Philip JT, Singer D, Kauffman AD, et al. (2018) Stereotyping across intersections of race and age: Racial stereotyping among White adults working with children. PLoS ONE 13(9): e0201696.
Keith Payne, Laura Niemi, John M. Doris, “How to Think about ‘Implicit Bias’”, Scientific America (27 March, 2018).
Dee, T., & Gershenson, S. (2017). Unconscious Bias in the Classroom: Evidence and Opportunities. Mountain View, CA: Google Inc.
Aneeta Rattan, Jennifer L. Eberhardt, “The role of social meaning in inattentional blindness: When the gorillas in our midst do not go unseen” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology Volume 46, Issue 6, November 2010, Pages 1085-1088.
Resources for Authors and Artists
Janice Hardy’s Fiction University link http://blog.janicehardy.com/
Science in Sci-Fi, Fact in Fantasy http://dankoboldt.com/science-in-scifi/
NaNoWriMo Blog http://blog.nanowrimo.org/
Sterling & Stone (Podcasts) https://sterlingandstone.net/podcasts/
Writers Helping Writers https://writershelpingwriters.net/
Writing with Jenna Moreci (Authortube) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS_fcv9kBpDN4WWrfcbCrgw
Writer Unboxed https://writerunboxed.com/
Jenna Streety (Authortube) https://www.youtube.com/user/JennaStreety
The Write Life https://thewritelife.com/category/craft/
Reedsy (Youtube) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpo0MkTAyEl73PmIVs8CQvQ
The Reedsy Blog https://blog.reedsy.com/
Rachelle M. N. Shaw https://rachellemnshaw.com/blog/
Savannah Gilbo http://www.savannahgilbo.com/blog/
David Farland, Story Doctor https://mystorydoctor.com/blog/
C.S. Lakin – Live, Write, Thrive https://www.livewritethrive.com/
Helping Writers Become Authors https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com
Story Grid https://storygrid.com/story-grid-101/
Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris https://annerallen.com/
Jami Gold https://jamigold.com/blog/
The World Needs Your Book https://theworldneedsyourbook.com/blog/
Every Writer https://www.everywritersresource.com/on-writing/
Advanced Fiction Writing https://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/blog/
Well Storied https://www.well-storied.com/articles/
Just Write a Book https://www.justwriteabook.com/blog/
Blood & Ink https://smwright.wordpress.com/category/writing-articles/
Goins, Writer https://goinswriter.com/blog/
The Write Practice Blog https://thewritepractice.com/blog
The Creative Penn Blog https://www.thecreativepenn.com/blog/
Jane Friedman https://www.janefriedman.com/blog/
The Artist’s Road https://artistsroad.blog/
Grub Street https://grubstreet.org/blog/category/advice/
Writing Forward https://www.writingforward.com/
Practical Creative Writing https://www.practicalcreativewriting.com/blog-practical/
Creative Writing News http://creativewritingnews.com/category/write-smart/
Peter Rey’s Blog https://www.peterrey.com/
This Itch of Writing https://emmadarwin.typepad.com/thisitchofwriting/
Anne Skyvington http://anneskyvington.com.au/
Jenny Alexander’s Blog https://writinginthehouseofdreams.com/
Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts https://sotacw.org/
Mind the Dog Writing Blog https://amandasuecreasey.com/
Writer’s Fun Zone https://writersfunzone.com/blog/
Curtis Brown Creative http://www.curtisbrowncreative.co.uk/blog/
Write to Done https://writetodone.com/
BookBaby Blog https://blog.bookbaby.com/
Make a Living Writing https://www.makealivingwriting.com/
Writers in the Storm https://writersinthestormblog.com/
Writers Write https://writerswrite.co.za/
auren Sapala http://laurensapala.com/
The Writer’s Alley http://www.thewritersalleyblog.com/
Writing Excuses https://writingexcuses.com/
Quick and Dirty Tips https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/
Kibin Essay Writing Blog https://www.kibin.com/essay-writing-blog/
Writer’s Digest https://www.writersdigest.com
Book Life by Publishers Weekly https://booklife.com/create/writing
Daily Writing Tips https://www.dailywritingtips.com/
CMOS Shop Talk by The Chicago Manual of Style https://cmosshoptalk.org/
Now Novel https://www.nownovel.com
The Book Designer https://www.thebookdesigner.com/articles/
Jerry Jenkins https://jerryjenkins.com/blog/
The History Blog http://www.thehistoryblog.com/
The Passive Voice http://www.thepassivevoice.com/
Indies Unlimited https://www.indiesunlimited.com/
AWC Blog – Australian Writers’ Centre https://www.writerscentre.com.au/category/world-of-words/writing-style-qa/
Ead Everell https://www.eadeverell.com/
Authority Pub https://authority.pub/category/blog/
Funds for Writers https://fundsforwriters.com/blog/
Publication Coach & Gray Grant Communications https://www.publicationcoach.com/blog/
Kathy Steinemann https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/
Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent https://rachellegardner.com/blog/
Positive Writer http://positivewriter.com/
Pub Crawl http://www.publishingcrawl.com/
Romance University http://romanceuniversity.org/
Walden University Writing Center http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/
Nathan Bransford http://blog.nathanbransford.com/
Kill Zone https://killzoneblog.com/
Textbook & Academic Authors Association http://blog.taaonline.net/
Books & Such Literary Management https://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/
Psych Writer https://psychwriter.com.au/
Writing the Other http://writingtheother.com/category/classes/
Gotham Writers https://www.writingclasses.com/classes/catalogue
CreativIndie – Guerilla Publishing https://courses.creativindie.com/p/guerrilla-publishing-bonuses/
CreativIndie – Bestseller Blueprint https://courses.creativindie.com/p/how-to-publish-a-bestselling-book/
Writer’s Digest University https://www.writersonlineworkshops.com/catalog
Open Learn https://www.open.edu/openlearn/search-results?as_q=creative+writing
MIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
Warwick (Podcast) https://warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/podcasts/media/more/writingchallenges
The Write Practice Courses https://thewritepractice.com/products/
The Creative Penn Courses https://www.thecreativepenn.com/courses/
Jane Friedman Classes https://www.janefriedman.com/online-classes/
Australian Writers’ Centre https://www.writerscentre.com.au/courses/#filter=
Authority Pub Academy https://authority.pub/sp-25/