THIS TIME OF COVID-19
Professional water colourist and art instructor Francis Marte pays tribute to Alberta Chief Medical Officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw with this work of art. Pure water colour, 46 x 42 cms. Copyright 2020. Photos courtesy of Francis Marte. Read more about Francis.
SUPPORTS FOR CREATIVES
CBC CREATIVE RELIEF FUND
In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, CBC has launched The CBC Creative Relief Fund to provide immediate, urgent support to Canadian creators. The new Fund will provide $2 million in development and production funding for a diverse range of innovative, original Canadian storytelling, including scripted comedies and dramas, unscripted entertainment, kids and young adult programming, podcasts, play adaptations and short documentaries.
Spanning three different streams detailed below, The CBC Creative Relief Fund will support innovative original projects with compelling perspectives and unique voices that also reflect contemporary Canada, and follow the recommended local and national Covid-19 safety guidelines.
Deadline: April 24, 2020. For more information: cbc.ca/creativerelief/
EDMONTON ARTS COUNCIL COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS
The Edmonton Arts Council’s priority continues to be our relationships with the artists, collectives and organizations who make valuable contributions to the vitality of our community.
is a new program focused on individual artists who make valuable contributions to the vitality and vibrancy of our community. This program will allow artists the time to explore an idea, research and develop content and create new artistic work or embark on the substantive revision to a work in progress. The Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) is contributing $100,000 towards this program. Creators’ Reserve supports the Connections & Exchanges aim of making investments to provide economic resiliency for arts and heritage practitioners. This fund will provide a total of $500,000 directly to artists, including funds specifically allocated for Indigenous artists and artists from equity-seeking groups. Grants of $5,000 will be available. Artists seeking to engage the services of an artistic peer or peers may request additional funds of up to $1,000 to compensate others.
Guidelines are now available online with an application deadline of April 24.
DIGITAL ARTS FUND
The Edmonton Arts Council and the Edmonton Community Foundation are partnering with organizations and collectives with existing programs and capacity to administer payments to artists to share their creative works online. Each organization is contributing $50,000 to the Digital Arts Fund, which will focus on the digital dissemination and distribution of artistic work and the generation and exchange of critical discourse. These funds will allow artists, arts and festival organizations to engage Edmontonians through a wide range of artistic works. There is no application as this fund will be managed in collaboration with community partners.
Accommodations will be provided to those who have barriers to applying online. Kyra Brown, Indigenous Relations Advisor, and Poushali Mitra, Equity and Inclusion Advisor, will work with those who face barriers.
Please visit the EAC website for a list of resources for artists. Reach out to EAC staff if you have questions about our grants, programs and services.
FINANCIAL LOSS DUE TO CANCELLATIONS AND CLOSURES
Keep a detailed record of all of your cancellations (performances, events, workshops, classes, etc.) and losses (financial and in any other ways) as a result of measures taken by your organization or as a self-employed individual in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada is working to provide a way of disbursing relief through the proper channels and you should keep detailed records including at least dates, times, accounting (attendance and financial), and all other details pertaining to loss of revenue/income and citations of which health advisories they pertained to.
SUPPORTING FILIPINO BUSINESSES
Businesses that are open and following the local and national Covid-19 safety guidelines.
3J Variety Store * A4 Oriental Food Store and Bake Shop * Coco's Nest * Food to Go by Marsha * Loida Lumanlan of RE/MAX Rivercity * Manila Sweets Bakeshop * Palabok House * Panciteria de Manila * Pekiti Tirsia Kali Alberta * Sunfreight Cargo *