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COVID-19

TOOLS & RESOURCES

We are committed to promoting and protecting the interests of the arts.

Though we are physically distant, together we can be creatively connected.

NOTICES AND RESOURCES FROM PUBLIC FUNDERS AND AGENCIES

ARTS BUSINESS TOOLS 

Canada Revenue Agency: Charities Directorate

As part of government actions taken in dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Charities Directorate is extending the filing deadline to December 31, 2020, for all charities with a Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return due between March 18, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

 

CARFAC: Recommended practices for paying artists during the COVID-19 crisis

Guidelines to help the visual and media arts community establish procedures for paying artists when exhibitions, screenings, and other opportunities are disrupted due to cancellations or postponements.

 

Health Canada: For Workplaces

COVID-19 guidance for employees and employers

 

Health Canada: Community measures to mitigate the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Canada

How to work together to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in the community

 

Leading Groups Online

A guide to leading online courses, meetings, trainings, and events during the coronavirus pandemic, by Jeanne Rewa and Daniel Hunter (Free PDF and/or E-book) 

 

LEAN Canada: Leadership Emergency Arts Network Information for Organizations

The LEAN Team has set up Advisors with experience in the sector in strategic decision-making, crisis management, financial analysis, board direction, relationship mediation, HR management, inspirational leadership to offer pro bono phone/zoom calls with organizations requesting some outside help/an ear/expertise.

 

Province of Ontario: Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public (March 17, 2020)

Legal order on temporary emergency powers limiting gatherings and closing all venues

 

Spektrix Ticket Converter

A free tool designed to make it easier for audiences to donate, or accept refunds as credit, with a single email click. The tool is available to all cultural organizations, regardless of the ticketing system you use

 

World Health Organization: Social Stigma associated with COVID-19 (​Feb. 24 Edition) 

A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS AND ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

ArtHelps

A resource matching initiative for artists, creatives & arts workers. Add your ideas, skills & capacity to potentially reduce the impact of COVID-19. 

 

CBC Arts: Here's where Canadian artists and freelancers can find help during COVID-19 shutdowns

This continuously updated list will direct you to the resources you may need right now

 

Health Canada: Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 global outbreak

A risk-assessment resource for those planning a mass gathering 

 

Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN): Webinars

ONN presents monthly lunch-hour webinars to spark discussion on complex or emerging issues affecting nonprofits and charities in Ontario, and provide a platform to share knowledge that crosses the nonprofit sector and helps organizations get their work done. 

 

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT): Events

Webinars available to support the arts sector at this time.

SUPPORT FOR MUSICIANS, ARTISTS & CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Government of Canada

CBC Arts – Help and support for Canadian artists and freelancers

Music Canada – Online survey for musicians to provide feedback to help Music Canada understand and capture artists’ experience and convey their stories to all levels of government.

Canadian Live Music Association – Developed a list of resources for the Canadian Live Music Industry/businesses

Ontario Creates – Gathered a list of free and paid online professional development and training opportunities for the film industry