This is a list of resources for artists and arts organizations working in all disciplines. We will continue to update this list over the next few weeks and months. If you have a resource to add, please send us an email.
Check out our list of arts-related programming and events that have moved online due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Updated: March 26, 2020
A very comprehensive list of metrics to consider – make sure you’re adding up every dollar!
Great resource from Generator in Toronto including a list of “don’t forget to collect…” line items.
Watch this space for updates on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is affecting CCA’s programs and services.
To assist with proactively preventing the spread of COVID-19, ArtsNL offices will be closed until further notice. However, to ensure that operations continue, ArtsNL staff will be working from home during that period and can be reached via email.
Please be assured that ArtsNL will do our best to find ways to accommodate any funded individual, organization or school that faces unexpected changes to planned activities as a direct result of COVID-19. To that end, we have created some FAQs to provide general clarity on any decisions you may be facing. In each case, we ask that you contact program staff via email with specific questions.
Visit the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) page on the Government of Canada website to learn if you might be eligible for part of the $82 billion aid package announced Wednesday, March 18 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Click here to read an article by CBC News that has helpful information explaining the different types of aid available to Canadians at this time.
Non-profits and charities are eligible for a reduction in payroll remittances for the next three months, equal to 10% of gross payroll between March 18 and April 3, up to a maximum of $1,375 per employee and $25,000 per employer.
CAPE (Cultural Artists Plan for Emergencies) provides one-time funding to people working in the arts and cultural sectors who find themselves in catastrophic or medical situations and need immediate assistance.
CAPE does not cover loss of income due to cancellation or postponement of events, even in these extraordinary coronavirus-related circumstances.
The National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) is allocating $60,000 in support of emerging artists (as 80 grants of $750). These funds will be granted to theatre artists in training, or artists who have completed a theatre training program within the past five years, to present a piece of art online.
The Facebook-National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Artists will provide $100,000 in artists fees to support online performances between now and March 31, 2020 to help ease financial strain for those impacted by the closure of performance venues across Canada related to COVID-19.
We will all be talking about how to raise money from fundraising that appeals to businesses and individuals who are all feeling the effects of the global pandemic for a while.
The Good Partnership is a Canadian company focused on helping small nonprofits fundraise.
If you want to jump into an appeal right now, here is a short video (from a great series) about what approach to take.
Many organizations did this last week, and then this fundraising consultant hosted a webinar where he reviewed their letters to help tweak them to make them more impactful. Check out the recording of the webinar.
Including templates for how to ask and how to say thanks. Always nice to see how someone else does it!
Online opportunity to share work that was disrupted or cancelled due to COVID-19. Put your stuff out there, feel connected to the community, and hold each other up.
Resource List for Freelance Artists (Canada)
A great crowdsourced list including info on emergency funding, advocacy resources, online training and remote job opportunities.
This exhaustive list is being updated regularly. Many American resources but also some interesting examples of grassroots projects that have already sprung up.
One of the most proactive things you can do right now is a very clear, detailed job of tracking losses. We need to be able to paint a clear picture of the impact we’re feeling in order to advocate for help. Here is one example of how to organize.
Thanks to our colleagues at Saskatchewan Arts Alliance for publishing this helpful document.
Frederic Julien, CAPACOA Director of Research and Development, has made estimate calculations of the weekly economic loss based on previous fiscal years and compiled data from surveys. With the help of Kelly Hill, he has four categories of estimated losses: admissions, GDP, output, and supply and use.
Measuring impact, online forums and supports and recommendations.
Facebook live events being created regularly by this Houston, TX organization.
As businesses and organizations shift their in-person event strategies to virtual experiences, Vimeo’s live production team is here to help navigate these changes successfully under tight deadlines.
Come hear from Greg Palmer, Senior Producer at Vimeo, for expert advice on how schools, event coordinators, marketers, and more are evolving their event strategies to optimize engaging live streaming experiences.
A 4-minute video that gives you the basics.
Thinking of using this time for some professional development? Here are over 450 courses offered by Ivy League institutions, online, for free. Everything from Computer Science, Business, Art and Design, Health and Medicine, and more from schools like Harvard, Cornell and Princeton.
Check back soon! There’s more to come!