COVID-19 Arts Funding

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With restrictions placed on gatherings and travel, as well as social distancing, Arts Habitat understands the worry and anxiety placed on many artists and arts organizations at this time.  Once the restrictions have been relaxed, the road to recovery in the arts sector will need to be supported and assessed.

As we continue to be engaged in discussions we will keep you informed. Please visit the links we have provided below for further details and more information on applying for economic assistance.

Funding Opportunities & Supports

City of Edmonton – Emergency Preparedness

The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly. Please continue to monitor the situation in Edmonton by checking for updates at edmonton.ca/COVID-19.

Government of Alberta

While Alberta faces a long road to recovery, there are good signs of our collective efforts of physical distancing, good hygiene practices, and staying safe together are helping slow the spread of COVID-19.

This has given the government confidence to begin implementing Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy, a plan that puts safety first while gradually reopening businesses and activities to the public, and getting people back to work.

Click here for information on the Alberta Recovery Plan and the Alberta Relaunch Strategy.

Alberta Gaming, Liquor, and Cannabis recognize that charitable groups may need expanded use of proceeds in order to maintain key charitable programs while addressing the impacts of the crisis. Organizations inquiring whether there are any changes to how charitable gaming proceeds may be used during the COVID-19 crisis are encouraged to review a Q&A document posted on its website.

Government of Canada

Canadian Association for the Performing Arts offers Impact Statistics, research and development, and other recent news. 

COVID-19: Support for culture, heritage and sport sectors

Edmonton Arts Council

The EAC is committed to keeping you informed about how we are supporting our community during this uncertain time. Please visit the EAC website for information on the programs, grants and services.

Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) is committing $500,000 of its unrestricted funds to seed a Rapid Response Fund to respond quickly to important needs not addressed by others. Learn more about this by clicking here.

CBC offers information for where Canadian artists and freelancers can find help during COVID-19 shutdowns.

Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many changes. You might feel like you’re no longer in control of things. It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or worried. People react in different ways.

Please reach out to any of the following for more information or help.

Wellness Together Canada

Canada Public Health

Alberta Health Services