COVID-19 Resources for Artists & Arts Organizations

Updat­ed  May 19, 2020

From the Fed­er­al Government

Cana­da Emer­gency Busi­ness Account

Cana­da Emer­gency Com­mer­cial Rent Assis­tance (CECRA) 

Cana­da Emer­gency Response Benefit

***Emer­gency Sup­port Fund for Cul­tur­al, Her­itage and Sport Organizations***

Wage Sub­sidy for Small Busi­ness (Includ­ing Char­i­ties and Not-for-Profits) 

Canada’s COVID-19 Response Plan Eng­lish and French

From the Depart­ment of Cana­di­an Heritage

Infor­ma­tion for Cana­di­an Her­itage grants and con­tri­bu­tions recip­i­ents relat­ed to COVID-19

French Ver­sion

Tool for risk-assess­ment of mass gath­er­ings dur­ing the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic:­lic-health/ser­vices/dis­eases/2019-nov­el-coro­n­avirus-infec­tion/health-pro­fes­sion­al­s/­mass-gath­er­ings-risk-assesment.html

Out­il pour l’évaluation des risques rel­a­tive­ment aux rassem­ble­ments de masse pen­dant la pandémie de COVID-19:­vices/mal­adies/2019-nou­veau-coro­n­avirus/pro­fes­sion­nels-san­te/rassem­ble­ment-masse-fonde-risques.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:­L7j7FwXg­W8zcb0P-EaJjJDE09c2sL9xVEA/edit?usp=shar­ing

Doc­u­ment on var­i­ous met­ric cat­e­gories for COVID19 impacts that arts orga­ni­za­tions are documenting.­u­men­t/d/1Qw­du7S-t-DGZCWAs-tq1SErgVITH-jbLM0­gY­TOD_1bg/edit?usp=sharing

Lim­it­ed Sup­port to Endan­gered Arts Orga­ni­za­tions – Cana­da Cul­tur­al Invest­ment Fund

From the Cana­da Coun­cil for the Arts
COVID-19 Resource Page and Updates
New Dead­lines to the Arts Across Cana­da Pub­lic Out­reach Program

From the Cana­di­an Media Fund

COVID-19 Infor­ma­tion Hub for Canada’s Screen-Based Industries

From Tele­film Canada

From the Ontario Government
Reopen­ing Ontario after COVID-19

From the Ontario Arts Council
COVID-19 Activ­i­ty Updates

From the Toron­to Arts Council
TAC Response Fund

Ottawa Arts Council
Urgent Response Fund­ing for Artists Aged 55+

From the Inde­pen­dent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA)
Join their Newsletter

From Oth­er Arts Ser­vice Orga­ni­za­tions & Indus­try Partners
CANVAS Artist Relief Fund
Cana­di­an Dance Assembly
The Event Safe­ty Alliance Reopen­ing Guide
Work­man Arts: Men­tal Health Check-In: Adjust­ing to Los­ing Work for Artists
Young Asso­ciates Tip Sheets for Pay­roll, Finances and HR

In the News

April 9: Sum­ma­ry of Changes to the Cana­da Sum­mer Jobs Program

April 9:  CBC launch­es THE CBC CREATIVE RELIEF FUND to pro­vide imme­di­ate, urgent sup­port to Cana­di­an creators.

March 26: How Arts Fund­ing Is Being Affect­ed by COVID-19

March 25: Ottawa expects 4 mil­lion Cana­di­ans to apply for emer­gency job loss fund due to COVID-19

March 25: What you need to know about the new COVID-19 ben­e­fits program