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
Canada Council for the Arts: FAQ – Impact of COVID-19 on Funded Projects
CARFAC: CARFAC response to COVID-19
Ontario Arts Council: COVID-19 Updates
Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN): Resources to help nonprofits adapt and respond to COVID-19
Ontario Trillium Foundation: COVID-19 Update
FACTOR: COVID-19 Related Program Changes
The Writers' Union of Canada: Document your economic losses from the COVID-19 pandemic
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.
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
How to work together to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in the community
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)
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
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
A resource matching initiative for artists, creatives & arts workers. Add your ideas, skills & capacity to potentially reduce the impact of COVID-19.
This continuously updated list will direct you to the resources you may need right now
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
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