• MaryAnn Anderson

NEW Covid-19 Related Special (Arts & Culture) Funding Programs

Updated: 2 days ago

There are a number of new funding programs that have been announced to help artists and arts organizations meet the challenges of the unprecedented impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. New funding is being announced regularly, so check back here often!

  1. NEW: Canada Council Covid-19 Emergency Fund (no deadline, no application - email instruction coming directly from CCA in May 2020)

  2. SUSPENDED: Vancouver Foundation Community Response Fund (no deadline, constant intake)

  3. Creative BC Domestic Industry Initiatives Program (no deadline, constant intake)

  4. BC Arts Council - Arts and Culture Resilience Supplement (Deadline: May 31)

  5. Canada Council for the Arts - Digital Originals: Micro innovation grants (Deadline: Jun 15)

  6. NEW: Writers Trust of Canada: Canadian Writers’ Emergency Relief Fund (Deadline: June 15)

  7. NEW: BC Arts Council Microgrant Pilot Program (for individual artists) (Deadline: June 30)

  8. Canada Council for the Arts - Digital Strategy Fund: Digital Literacy and Intelligence (Special Covid-related intake - Deadline: July 31)

  9. Canada Council for the Arts - Digital Strategy Fund: Public Access to the Arts and Citizen Engagement (Special Covid-related intake) (Special Covid-related intake - Deadline: July 31)

  10. Canada Council for the Arts - Digital Strategy Fund: Transformation of Organizational Models (Special Covid-related intake - Deadline: July 31)

  11. Canadian Red Cross: Emergency Community Support Fund – Granting Program for Non-Profits (Deadline: Aug 31, 2020)

  12. NEW: Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program (CERIP): Destination Development (DD) funding stream (Deadline: Oct 29)

  13. NEW: Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program (CERIP): Unique Heritage Infrastructure (UHI) funding stream (Deadline: Oct 29)

  14. NEW: (Canadian Red Cross) Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) – Granting Program for Non-Profits: Round 2 (Deadline: Oct 30)

  15. NEW: (Community Foundations of Canada) Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) (Deadline: Oct 30)

  16. NEW: (United Way) Emergency Community Support Fund Round 2 (ECSF) - Grants for Charities & Qualified Donees (Deadline: Oct 30)

  17. NEW: City of Vancouver COVID-19 Cultural Impact Critical Assistance Grants (Deadlines: Expressions of Interest Nov 4; Full Application Nov 18)

  18. NEW: BCAC Expanded Arts & Culture Resilience Supplement (Deadline: Nov 27)

  19. NEW: BC Multiculturalism Grant (Deadline: Nov 30)

  20. NEW: BCAC Project Assistance: Pivot Program (Deadline: Jan 4, 2021)

  21. Canada Music Fund COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund (email instruction coming directly from FACTOR)

  22. Actors Fund of America (AFC): Covid-19 Emergency Financial Aid (no deadline noted) (for entertainment industry professionals)

  23. Canadian Artist + Musician Relief Fund (no deadline noted) (for Toronto & Montreal artists ONLY at this time; may expand nationally at a later date)

  24. Unison Benevolent Fund (no deadline noted) - provides both counselling and emergency financial relief services to the Canadian music community)

  25. Glad Day Bookshop: Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S artists, performers & tip-based workers (no deadline noted)

  26. The Actors Fund: Emergency Financial Assistance (no deadline noted) - funds are available to union and non-union workers in entertainment and the performing arts.

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