COVID-19 Resources for Artists and the Art Sector

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General Resources and Links


Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan | Plan d'intervention économique du Canada pour répondre à la COVID-19 

Canadian Heritage’s FAQs | FAQ du Patrimoine canadien

Canada Council for the Arts’ FAQs | FAQ du Conseil des arts du Canada

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Expanding access to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Financial help for Canadians affected by COVID-19

LEAN Canada - Leadership Emergency Arts Network Information for Organizations

Free Tech, Digital Marketing, Communications and Website Help for Small Businesses, Non-Profits and Charities

Behind the Scenes Basic Needs Grant

Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S artists

CBC Creative Relief Fund - The submission period is now closed.

Canada Council for the Arts and CBC/Radio-Canada Digital Originals Micro Innovation Grants

Cultural Human Resources Council: Cultural sector resources for businesses and individuals

Resources for the Arts and Learning Sector Durin the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Emergency Resources For Marginalized Artists & Communities

The David Seguin Memorial Award Micro Grants Initiative - support to Canadian artists with a disability

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists

I Lost My Gig Canada - Facebook Group

COVID-19 Events Cancellation Tracking

Offering Venue Space - should governments and healthcare organizations need spaces for testing, blood donations, etc.

United States

A State-by-State Resource Guide for Music Professionals Who Need Help During Coronavirus Crisis 

Actors Fund COVID-19 Resource List

Musician Financial Aid List in the Coronavirus Crisis

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists Resources

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant

New Music Solidarity Fund

COVID-19 Financial Guide

Dance NYC COVID-19 Dance Relief Fund

Dramatists Guild Foundation Emergency Grants

Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund

Musician Foundation Grants

Recording Academy MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants

4 Culture - COVID Relief Fund

Artist Trust Relief Fund For Washington State-Based Artists

San Francisco Arts & Artists Relief Fund

Boston Artist Relief Fund

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

Resources by Province - Canada


Alberta Foundation for the Arts COVID-19 Information

Calgary Arts Development's CoVid-19 Short Term Relief Fund

Edmonton Arts Council COVID-19 FAQs

Alberta Music Resources for Artists

Alberta’s Emergency Isolation Support

Elephant Artist Relief

Rozsa Foundation Online Programming Grant 

Rozsa Foundation COVID-19 Programming Cancellation Grant

British Columbia

BC Alliance for Arts and Culture COVID-19 Resources

Continuing Everyday

Vancouver Artist + Arts Directory: COVID 19

Music BC Resources for Artists

B.C. Emergency Benefit

Rental Assistance Program (RAP)

COVID-19 Resources for Small Business


Manitoba Arts Council COVID-19 FAQ

Manitoba Music COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

Winnipeg Arts Council COVID-19 Update

New Brunswick


NB at Home: Paid Opportunity for Artists - The submission period is now closed.

Newfoundland and Labrador

ArtsNL - FAQ and Program Updates Related to COVID-19 Outbreak

Nova Scotia

Helpful Resources for Artists Impacted by COVID-19

Visual Arts Nova Scotia

Worker Emergency Bridge Fund

Northwest Territories

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) COVID-19 Support Plan


Emergency Relief for Inuit and Nunavut Performing Artists


Ontario Arts Council COVID-19 Update

Toronto Arts Council COVID Response Fund

COVID-19 Folk Music Ontario Member Survey

Hamilton Artists Relief Fund

Toronto Dancers COVID-19 Relief Fund

AKIN Rent Relief Fund

Ontario Trillium Foundation- Information for Grantees

MusicTogether - $300K Fund For Ontario Musicians To Stream Live Concerts And Receive A $1,000 Performance Fee

Ottawa Community Foundation Rapid Response Fund

Ontario Nonprofit Network resources


Creative PEI - COVID-19 Supports for Creative Sector Businesses and Workers

Emergency Income Relief for the Self-Employed


Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec EN | FR

Soutien à/de la communauté culturelle québécoise - COVID-19

Conseil des Arts de Montréal - Accéleration du versement des subventions

Fondation des artistes - Fond d'urgence Netflix

Temporary Aid For Workers Program | Programme d’aide temporaire aux travailleurs

ELAN COVID-19 updates, news, resources, and tools

Quebec Drama Federation Resource Roundup

Compétence Culture: Guide et Outils

Compétence Culture: Répertoire des mesures d'aide

Baromètre Divertissement: L’attitude des québécois par rapport au divertissement en temps de COVID-19 - Étude longitudinale


Saskatchewan Arts Board Statement: COVID-19

SaskMusic Resources for Artists


Special funding available for arts initiatives - The submission period is now closed.

Yukon Artist Relief Fund

Resources per Discipline - Canada

Literary Arts

Canadian Writers' Emergency Relief Fund 

Emergency Funding to Professional Canadian Writers in Mid-Project

Facebook Journalism grants for covering COVID-19

Media and Films

NABS financial assistance for media, marketing, and communications professionals

Actors' Fund of Canada - Emergency Financial Aid

Performing Arts

First Up with RBCxMusic

Unison - Financial Aid for Musicians

CAPACOA - Coronavirus Preparedness for the Live Performance Sector

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres Weekly COVID-19 Town Hall

Actors' Fund of Canada - Emergency Financial Aid

Music Managers Forum COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources for the Independent Music Community

COVID-19 Information & Resources for Canada's Music Industry

SOCAN's $2-Million Enhanced Emergency Program

Event Safety Alliance: Preparing your organization for COVID-19 Webinar

World Federation of International Music Competitions - COVID-19 Competitions Update

Musicaction - Ajustement aux programmes

The Facebook - National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Artists

Choral Online Resource List

FACTOR Music Grants- Cancellation Policy

Crew Nation Fund - Support for Live Music Crews Impacted by COVID-19

Music Industry Therapist Collective

Tour Support

Visual Arts

Assistance for photographers impacted by COVID-19

Women Photograph COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Akimbo Gallery Closures & Resources List

Aboriginal Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commisaires autochtones - Curating Care Project - No longer accepting applications.

Amplifier - Global Open Call for Art

Craft Alliance Atlantic Association - COVID-19 – Response and Resources for the Craft Community

Non-profit Organisations

Nonprofits on the Front Lines of COVID-19

Virtual AGM Facilitation Guide

COVID-19 Resources for Non-Profit Employers

Indigenous Community Support Fund