COVID-19 Resources for Artists

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This page is being updated as new resources and opportunities become available. If you know of an arts-eligible resource not included below, we welcome you to contact our office with the information.

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Individual Artists

Federal Government Resources

Government of Canada COVID-19 Information and Update Centre

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Program   ABOUT   |  APPLY

Employment Insurance   ABOUT   |   APPLY

Canada Council for the Arts – COVID-19 Response + Funding Updates

Canada Council – Digital Originals grants

Canadian Heritage – COVID-19 Response + Funding Updates

Cultural Human Resources Council – COVID-19 Resources

Provincial Government Resources

Government of Nova Scotia Novel Coronavirus Homepage

Government of Nova Scotia Worker Emergency Bridge Fund

Arts Nova Scotia – Helpful Resources for Artists Impacted by COVID-19

Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage – COVID-19 Information Updates

Municipal Government Resources

Please contact the following municipal granting bodies with funding-related questions:

Halifax Professional Arts
Cape Breton Region
Antigonish County
Cumberland County
Kings County
Guysborough County
Queen’s County
West Hants County
Town of Annapolis Royal

Community Resources 

AFC COVID-19 Emergency Financial Aid

Artist Emergency Fund 

Business / Arts – arts response webinars

#CanadaPerforms – National Arts Centre/Centre National des Arts Initiative

CBC Assistance Directory for Canadian Artists

CBC Creative Relief Fund

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

IATSE Canada Entertainment Industry Impact

I Lost My Gig Canada

LEAN Canada – Leadership Emergency Arts Network

Live Event Community

Metric Categories for Tracking Losses – Arts & Culture

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres – COVID-19 Resource Directory

Plain-Language Guide to Government Benefits

Save Live Arts Petition

Video Tax News – COVID-19 Updates + Resources

Visual Arts Nova Scotia – COVID-19 Resources

Mental Health Resources

CAMH – Mental Health & the COVID-19 Pandemic

Canadian Mental Health Association – COVID-19 Mental Health & Well-being

Government of Canada Mental Health Support

Government of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Mental Health Support

Mental Health Commission of Canada – COVID-19 Resource Hub

SHINE Coronavirus Anxiety Coping Resources

Wellness Together Canada

Arts Organizations

Federal Government Resources

Government of Canada COVID-19 Information and Update Centre

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

10% Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers

75% Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy | How to Apply

Canada Council for the Arts – COVID-19 Response + Funding Updates

Canada Council – Digital Originals grants

Canadian Heritage – COVID-19 Response + Funding Updates

Canada Summer Jobs – Program Changes

Cultural Human Resources Council – COVID-19 Resources

Provincial Government Resources

Government of Nova Scotia Novel Coronavirus Homepage

Government of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Small Business Impact Grant

Arts Nova Scotia – Helpful Resources for Artists Impacted by COVID-19

Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage – COVID-19 Information Updates

Municipal Government Resources

Please contact the following municipal granting bodies with funding-related questions:

Halifax Professional Arts
Cape Breton Region
Antigonish County
Cumberland County
Kings County
Guysborough County
Queen’s County
West Hants County
Town of Annapolis Royal

Community Resources 

Business / Arts – arts response webinars

#CanadaPerforms – National Arts Centre/Centre National des Arts Initiative

CBC Assistance Directory for Canadian Artists

CBC Creative Relief Fund

CUA COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses and Community Groups 

IATSE Canada Entertainment Industry Impact

LEAN Canada – Leadership Emergency Arts Network

Live Event Community

Metric Categories for Tracking Losses – Arts & Culture

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres – COVID-19 Resource Directory

Plain-Language Guide to Government Benefits

Save Live Arts Petition

Venue Space Offering – COVID-19 Testing

Video Tax News – COVID-19 Updates + Resources 

Visual Arts Nova Scotia – COVID-19 Resources

Mental Health Resources

CAMH – Mental Health & the COVID-19 Pandemic

Canadian Mental Health Association – COVID-19 Mental Health & Well-being

Government of Canada Mental Health Support

Government of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Mental Health Support

Mental Health Commission of Canada – COVID-19 Resource Hub

SHINE Coronavirus Anxiety Coping Resources

Wellness Together Canada

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Bruce Klinger,
Director of Internal Operations | bruce@strategicarts.org

Monday: 9:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-1:00pm

Cat MacKeigan,
Director of External Relations | cat@strategicarts.org

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Tuesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-1:00pm

Karen Waterfield,
Bookkeeper | bookkeeper@strategicarts.org

Tuesday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Erin Taylor,
Administration & Communications Coordinator | admin@strategicarts.org

Monday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm