Public Funders and Agencies Resources and Notices
Keep track of how other funders and agencies are responding to COVID-19
Toronto Arts Council information and announcements
Ontario Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism & Culture Industries, Hon. Lisa MacLeod, held a town hall March 26. She announced that the Ministry budget will increase by $200 million for 2020 and OAC, Trillium, Celebrate Ontario and Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund will not penalize grant recipients for COVID-19 related cancellations. In addition, a special $1.5M Tourism Development and Recovery Fund has been established for small tourism outlets and attractions. Destination Ontario will develop a major marketing program to assist in recovery when Ontario opens again.
▶ Canada Council for the Arts: FAQ – Impact of COVID-19 on Funded Projects
Information for Canada Council for the Arts grant recipients and applicants whose funded projects are impacted by COVID-19
▶ Canadian Heritage: Information for Canadian Heritage grants and contributions recipients related to COVID-19
Answers to FAQ’s
▶ CARFAC: CARFAC response to COVID-19
Recommendations, resources and CARFAC operations
▶ Ontario Arts Council: COVID-19 Updates
Archived OAC updates to date
▶ Ontario Creates: COVID-19 Response Plan – Information for Industry Stakeholders
Program modifications, mitigation strategies, and links to resources
▶ Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN): Resources to help nonprofits adapt and respond to COVID-19
How ONN is advocating, how you can strengthen our sector’s advocacy efforts, respurces and tools
▶ Ontario Trillium Foundation: COVID-19 Update
An update on OTF customer service supports during the COVID-19 pandemic
▶ FACTOR: COVID-19 Related Program Changes
Details on the minimum funding contribution percentage, cancellation policy and more.
▶ The Writers' Union of Canada: Document your economic losses from the COVID-19 pandemic
A notice to TWUC members
▶ Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts: COVID-19 Resources
TAPA member COVID-19 action plans, sample communications, public health updates, workplace, community, stigma and event guidance
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.
▶ 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.