COVID-19

Up to date information for the arts community during the COVID-19 crisis

A dancer stretches her arms out
Anandam Dance Theatre. Dancer Nithya Garg in Ephemeral Artifacts, part of Nuit Blanche Scarborough. Choreographed by Brandy Leary. Photo by Drew Berry (2019)

Toronto Arts Council (TAC) is committed to providing accurate and up to date information for the arts community throughout the COVID-19 emergency response period. TAC understands that the outbreak of COVID-19 may present extraordinary challenges for artists and arts organizations in Toronto. The resources and TAC announcements compiled on this page may be of interest to Toronto's arts community at large. 

As the situation is frequently changing, please refer back here for regular updates. Browse through the pages in this section to find information specific to your needs. 
 

If you have received a grant from Toronto Arts Council, and have any questions or concerns about planned activities or programming that may be affected by COVID-19, please contact your Program Manager ✹

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During these unprecedented times, Toronto Arts Council will be sending regular bulletins to our mailing list about COVID-19 updates, the steps we’re taking to help the Toronto arts community, what you can do to help, and more.


DID YOU KNOW? We have an emergency fund for artists seeking relief
To assist Toronto artists in dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, Toronto Arts Foundation and Toronto Arts Council have introduced the TOArtist COVID Response Fund. The Fund will allocate up to $1000 to self-employed, individual artists resident in Toronto whose creative work and income have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Due to overwhelming demand, the fund is being suspended for new applicants, effective April 4.  Donations continue to be accepted to support the over 1,900 applications received within the first ten days. 
DONATE HERE

 

COMMUNITY WEBSITES AND APPS WITH COMPREHENSIVE RESOURCES

Artscape: Navigating COVID-19: Resources for Creatives and Creative Entrepreneurs
A comprehensive list of financial relief and supports for creatives and creative entrepreneurs

CityShare/Canada
A real-time crowdsourced platform that houses resources, tools and stories on how city builders and residents are responsing to COVID-19

COVID-19 Resources Toronto (App)
A collaborative effort by Torontonians to help the city through these difficult times. Includes: ways to help, how to get the assistance you need, fun online activities (art interventions, educational, wellness and exercise classes), and more