Resources for Artists During COVID-19

The following is a list of resources the Fringe has compiled. We hope it can be useful to our community of artists.

Last updated: May 25th, 2020

Federal Government: Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) 

This application portal will open early April. Benefit will be $2,000 per month for wage earners, as well as contract workers and self-employed individuals who would not otherwise be eligible. https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

Call for Submissions, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre: Pride In Place                              https://buddiesinbadtimes.com/call-for-submissions-analogue-projects-celebrating-pride-in-place/

Free Online Workshops by Soulpepper: Curtains Up Online                              https://www.soulpepper.ca/education/free-youth-programs/curtain-up-online/

Free Online Workshops by Canadian Stage                                    https://csgrid.canadianstage.com/schedule

City of Toronto: Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnership Fund -Deadline Extended  https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/grants-incentives-rebates/arts-culture-grants/indigenous-arts-culture-partnerships-fund/

Workman Arts, Call for Submissions: If You Ask ME                                     https://workmanarts.com/opportunities/iyam-open-call/

National Theatre School's Art Apart Bursaries for emerging artists and students                                                  https://ent-nts.ca/en/art-apart

David Seguin memorial award for accessibility in the arts giving out micro grants                            http://seguinaward.ca/

Apply to be an artist for City Hall Live                                                                                            https://www.toronto.ca/business-economy/industry-sector-support/music/support-opportunities/artist-opportunities/

AFC Organization - Support for entertainment professionals.                                                              https://afchelps.ca/get-help/#

Playwrights Guild of Canada: PlayConnect digital reading.          https://playwrightsguild.ca/browse/playconnect/

Arthelps.net: an excel document that has links to different organizations and resources                                          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1klR4T7zMVtrEMx7uCjIh7cy5f1AaIKm79rWOd319hHs/edit#gid=0

I Lost my Gig Facebook Group is a place for people that lost work during Covid 19 to share resources.     https://www.facebook.com/groups/ILostMyGigCa/

CBC Article about industries hiring during Covid-19                                    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/jobs-covid19-work-unemployment-cerb-1.5518413

CBC Article with a list of resources during the Covid-19 Pandemic.                                      https://www.cbc.ca/arts/here-s-where-canadian-artists-and-freelancers-can-find-help-during-covid-19-shutdowns-1.5503360