|Topic & Registration Link||Presenter||Date||Time|
|Daily Drop in Call for Executive Directors and Board Members||Vantage Point||Daily (Mon-Fri)||4pm-5pm|
|Arts BC Weekly Roundtable||ArtsBC||Every second Tuesday||12pm-1pm|
|PACT Town Hall||Professional Association of Canadian Theatre||Weekly (Thursdays)||10am-11am|
|Closing the Doors with Grace||Vantage Point||Thurs, Aug 6||10am-11am|
|Tools for Harnessing Collective Creativity||Tamarack Institute||Wed, Aug 12||10am-11am|
|Art Law Talks: A Performing Arts Panel on the COVID-19 Experience||Artists’ Legal Outreach and Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society||Wed, Aug 12||12pm-1pm|
|Managing Employees in Uncertain Times||CharityVillage||Thurs, Aug 13||10am-11am|
|Engaging Youth: Inspiring Stories and Lessons Learned||Tamarack Institute||Wed, Aug 19||10am-11am|
|PACTCon||Professional Association of Canadian Theatre||Aug 24-28||Misc.|
- $500 million support to arts and sport sector: distributed through Heritage Canada
- BC Arts Council Resilience Supplement: organizations who have received at least 1 BC Arts Council project assistance grant in the past 3 years under eligible programs can apply for a one-time $5,ooo grant
- Canada’s COVID Economic Response Plan: support to Canadians, businesses and organizations facing hardship as a result of COVID-19
- Canada Emergency Response Benefits: If you have stopped working because of COVID-19, the CERB may provide you with temporary income support.
- Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy[NC1] : provides a 75% wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks
- Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance: this program will lower rent by 75% for small businesses and non-profit organizations affected by COVID-19
- Canada Emergency Business Account: interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and non-profits, to help cover operating costs during a period where revenues are restricted.
- Canada Council for the Arts: $60M in advance funding to help stabilize the backbone of the arts sector during COVID-19
- BC Arts Council Funding: changes include a 50% advance in operating funding.
- Central Okanagan Emergency Response Fund: relief to organization disproportionately affected by the crisis.
- Vancouver Foundation’s “In Our Hearts” Community Response Fund: essential relief to charities in BC that provide health and social services and arts, culture and community benefits that have been impacted by COVID-19.
- Emergency Relief Fund for Literary Artists
- BCMA Resilience Grant: a micro-grant program to help museums, art galleries, heritage organizations and indigenous cultural centres in BC.
- Interior Savings Community Relief Fund: One-time grants from $2,000-$7,000 to cover extraordinary and unbudgeted costs your organization is incurring in order to continue to provide vital services during the pandemic
- Canada Council’s Digital Originals: a new initiative to help artists, arts groups, and organizations pivot their work for online sharing.
- $350M Emergency Community Support Fund: focus is on supporting community organizations as they deliver services to those who are most vulnerable to the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19.
- Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF): nearly $1 billion in support to mitigate the financial pressure experienced by businesses and organizations to continue operations and prepare for a successful recovery
- First West Foundation Community Response Fund: $600,000 to help local BC charities in need
- BC Arts Council Microgrant Pilot Program: intended to support professional artists and cultural practitioners in B.C. to adapt either an existing work or their professional practice to respond to emergent needs or changes in the arts and culture sector.
- BC Gaming Capital Project Grants: the Capital Project Grants program has been adapted to address the financial challenges that non-profits are facing due to COVID
- SoundON: provides BC presenters and artists with direct support to get back to doing what they do best: creating unforgettable live music experiences
- Phase 2 of COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund: aims to support the organizations that were not eligible during Phase 1.
- Extension to the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy: information regarding the new extension to this program
- Vantage Point COVID19 Response Program: short-term initiative to match you with an expert volunteer in four knowledge areas; information navigators, governance advisors, fundraising advisors and financial management advisors
- [email protected]: free crisis management support to arts organizations on topics such as finance, human resources, fundraising, governance, communications etc.
- LegalHelpBC.ca provides British Columbians with a starting point to get answers to their COVID-19 legal questions.
- [email protected]: free legal information is available upon request to this email address
- Kelowna’s Canadian Mental Health Association: online programs and services to support mental health
- Vantage Point Membership: offered for free during COVID-19 crisis
- I Lost my Gig Canada: a space for creative industries and other vulnerable freelance and gig economy workers to connect and share stories in response to growing income precarity in Canada
- Non-profit Boards and COVID-19: what could the role of your board be during a global pandemic
- Act Safe – Safety Association: safety resources for arts and entertainment industries
- ArtsBC Executive Directors’ Mastermind Group: a place where arts administrators can come together, troubleshoot, share and support one another. Key themes include governance, knowledge sharing and collaboration.
- Business and the Arts Video Resources: a new series, How are you adapting? Where they interview arts leaders from across Canada to learn about how they are changing their programming and business models in light of COVID-19.
- CLASSROOM: a 5-week series of free online masterclasses and discussions about today’s shifting approaches and opportunities for live performance makers.
- ActSafe’s COVID-19 Resource Page
- Canada Business Resilience Network: to help businesses and nonprofits prepare, persevere, and ultimately prosper as we collectively face the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Arts Community Outreach Coach: First People’s Cultural Council has a new position which will connect directly with Indigenous artists and organizations to assist them in accessing FPCC programs and resources, planning projects to address COVID-19 requirements and offer advice on raising their profile
- Young Associates CECRA Tips: tips for navigating the CECRA program
- ArtsClub COVID-19 Safety Measures: safety measures outlining the audience and artist experience
- Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society Resources For You: helping non-profits and artists understand the law
- Canadian Charities Connect: join other Canadian Charity Professionals to discuss tips, lessons learned and strategies for taking advantage of opportunities enabled by this transformation.
- Directors Liability Frequently Asked Questions: information on the duties of directors, what they may be liable for and how to protect themselves
- A Conversation with Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage: the recording
- BC Restart Plan: a series of steps that we will take together to protect people and ensure that our province can come back from COVID-19 stronger than before.
- Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide: considerations for reopening your facilities and events
- WorkSafeBC’s Returning to Safe Operation – Phase 2
- Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission’s COVID 19 Business Resources
- ActSafe;’s Performing Arts Industry Relaunch Framework
- Art Helps Auxiliary Directory: add your skills and capacity to the initiatves below to help reduce the impact of COVID-19
- [email protected]: experts and professionals can offer their free crisis management support to arts organizations on topics such as finance, human resources, fundraising, governance etc.
Digital and Working from Home Tools
- GVPTA Zoom Meeting Rooms to Book
- 8 Tips for Non-profit Leaders to Support Virtual Teams
- Community Engagement Using the Virtual Peer Input Process: A tool to crowdsource the wisdom of your team, focus team discussion and make progress on an idea, practice or challenge.
- Lake Country Museum Resources: The Lake Country Museum is providing resources for teachers, students and family at no cost to assist them with online access to resources
- New Video Interviewing Services: Charity Village is offering new video interviewing services that will help you take your hiring, volunteer recruitment, or job search entirely virtual.
Continue Indulging in the Arts
- Share and enjoy local art through ArtStream Okanagan’s Facebook page
- Learn more about the City’s Public Art collection by taking the Public Art Virtual Tour
- Attend the Social Distancing Festival
- For more ways to stay involved and to promote your ongoing programs, check out the #CultureDoesntStop portal!
- Culture Online: Visit museums, view live music, watch dance and explore science centres from across BC. #CultureDoesntStop
- Zuppa Theatre’s Vista: 30-minute, interactive storytelling map about working in public health
- Cultural District Self-Guided Walking Tour: take a tour of Kelowna’s Cultural District’s past and present on your mobile device
- New Vintage Theatre’s Theatre Truck: Get ready for the Theatre Truck and two upcoming performances you can book: Leaps and Bounds and Dead Serious. For more information and to book the Theatre Truck performance in your neighbourhood, please contact [email protected]
- Virtual Lunchbox Lectures: Cultural Food For Thought: A virtual lecture series presented in partnership by Kelowna Museums, Kelowna Art Gallery and Sncewips Heritage Museum to bring you all things Okanagan
- Register for Melany Nugent-Noble’s project through the City of Kelowna’s 2020 Artist in Residence program and register to carry a distance detecting light beacon for 3 days
- Check out the second year of Uptown Rutland Business Association’s Mural Fest
- Visit the facilities in the Cultural District that have reopened with your safety in mind: Kelowna Art Gallery, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna Museums and the Okanagan Regional Library – Downtown Branch
- Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Association: COVID-19 survey for non-profits and artists. Survey results are updated regularly and you can view them here.
- Purple Seven: Join the sector benchmark. TRG Arts and Purple Seven have partnered to provide real-time intelligence and advice to the arts and culture sector on the economic impact of COVID-19.
- Canada Council’s April Survey Results
- Vantage Point Sector Survey Results
- Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Association Survey Results: from Mar 12- May 20
- What will it take for Canadians to return to the arts? Full report from Business/Arts
- Live Events Coalition Impact Survey (open until June 30)
One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.Edward de Bono