COVID-19 Resources for Artists

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.

Individual Artists

Federal Government Resources

Government of Canada COVID-19 Information and Update Centre

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Canada Recovery Benefit

CBC Coronavirus Benefits Interactive Guide

Employment Insurance   ABOUT   |   APPLY

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

Cultural Human Resources Council – COVID-19 Resources

Provincial Government Resources

Government of Nova Scotia Coronavirus Homepage

Government of Nova Scotia Coronavirus Financial Help & Social Supports

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 – Designated Sharing Time

AFC – Navigator Program

Business / Arts – arts response webinars

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

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

IATSE Canada Entertainment Industry Impact

I Lost My Gig Canada

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

Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia – COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

SHINE Coronavirus Anxiety Coping Resources

UC Berkeley – Mental Health Resources to Help Prevent Creative and Professional Burnout

Wellness Together Canada

Arts Organizations

Federal Government Resources

Government of Canada COVID-19 Information and Update Centre

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

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

CBC Coronavirus Benefits Interactive Guide

Cultural Human Resources Council – COVID-19 Resources

Provincial Government Resources

Government of Nova Scotia Coronavirus Homepage

Government of Nova Scotia Support for Businesses

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

CUA COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses and Community Groups

IATSE Canada Entertainment Industry Impact

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

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

Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia – COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

SHINE Coronavirus Anxiety Coping Resources

UC Berkeley – Mental Health Resources to Help Prevent Creative and Professional Burnout

Wellness Together Canada