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Upcoming Webinars

Topic & Registration LinkPresenterDateTime
Arts BC Bi-weekly RoundtableArtsBCBi-Weekly12pm-1pm
PACT Town HallProfessional Association of Canadian Theatre2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month10am-11am
Deep Dive: Marketing Hybrid Live/Live-Streamed SeasonsAudience Outlook MonitorTues, Oct 2012pm-1pm
Black Artists Matter: Artistic Leaders of the African Diaspora Discuss Calls to ActionAlliance for the ArtsTues, Oct 202pm
Legal Services Project: Help PLEO deliver the legal services you needPacific Legal Education and OutreachOct 20 or 21Varying times
BC Community Gaming Grant Workshop and Q&ABCACGWed, Oct 212pm-4pm
How to run crowdfunding campaigns for your nonprofit that will generate serious revenueCharity VillageThurs, Oct 2210am-11am
FACTOR 101: Info Session for Latin Music ArtistsFACTORFri, Oct 233:30pm-5:30pm
CRA Webinars: Benefits and Credits for Post-Secondary Students & Financial LiteracyCanada Revenue AgencyTues, Oct 271:30pm-2:30pm
Strategies to lead and influence changeOntario Nonprofit Network Wed, Oct 2811am-12pm
How to set up and run crowdfunding campaigns like Giving Tuesday or Year End in the context of COVID-19Charity VillageThurs, Oct 2910am-11am
Make Better Decisions: A Crash-Course in Nonprofit KPIsCharity VillageThurs, Nov 510am-11am
Legal Lunch and Learn: Addressing Sexual Harassment and Misconduct in the Present MomentLaw for Non ProfitsThurs, Nov 512pm-1pm
Legal Lunch and Learn: To bylaw or not to bylaw – An Introduction to PoliciesLaw for Non ProfitsThurs, Nov 1912pm-1pm
Making Content Findable: An Introduction to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)BC Alliance for the ArtsWed, Nov 259:30am-12:30pm
The State of the Sector: Looking ahead to 2021Charity VillageThurs, Dec 310am-11am

Financial Resources

  1. $500 million support to arts and sport sector: distributed through Heritage Canada
  2. Canada’s COVID Economic Response Plan: support to Canadians, businesses and organizations facing hardship as a result of COVID-19
  3. Canada Emergency Response Benefits: If you have stopped working because of COVID-19, the CERB may provide you with temporary income support.
  4. Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: provides a 75% wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks
  5. Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance: this program will lower rent by 75% for small businesses and non-profit organizations affected by COVID-19
  6. 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.
  7. Canada Council for the Arts: $60M in advance funding to help stabilize the backbone of the arts sector during COVID-19
  8. BC Arts Council Funding: changes include a 50% advance in operating funding.
  9. Central Okanagan Emergency Response Fund: relief to organization disproportionately affected by the crisis.
  10. Emergency Relief Fund for Literary Artists
  11. BCMA Resilience Grant: a micro-grant program to help museums, art galleries, heritage organizations and indigenous cultural centres in BC.
  12. 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
  13. First West Foundation Community Response Fund: $600,000 to help local BC charities in need
  14. 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
  15. SoundON: provides BC presenters and artists with direct support to get back to doing what they do best: creating unforgettable live music experiences
  16. Phase 2 of COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund: aims to support the organizations that were not eligible during Phase 1.
  17. Community Workforce Response Grant: provides up to $10 million a year in funding for communities and sectors to support in-demand skills training leading to secure and sustainable employment for unemployed or underemployed (part-time, seasonal or casual) British Columbians
  18. Arts Infrastructure Program: enables organization to develop and enhance spaces that support the work of BC’s arts and cultural practitioners
  19. BCMA Micro-grants for Emerging and Diverse Professionals: to support emerging and diverse professionals to create online resources, workshops and networking events
  20. Oral Histories Program: supports the recording of oral histories focused on how Indigenous communities and individuals in BC have survived and lived through difficult times in the past

Non-financial Resources

  1. 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
  2. [email protected]l.com: free crisis management support to arts organizations on topics such as finance, human resources, fundraising, governance, communications etc.
  3. LegalHelpBC.ca provides British Columbians with a starting point to get answers to their COVID-19 legal questions. 
  4. [email protected]: free legal information is available upon request to this email address
  5. Kelowna’s Canadian Mental Health Association: online programs and services to support mental health
  6. Vantage Point Membership: offered for free during COVID-19 crisis
  7. 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
  8. Non-profit Boards and COVID-19: what could the role of your board be during a global pandemic
  9. Act Safe – Safety Association: safety resources for arts and entertainment industries
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. CLASSROOM: a 5-week series of free online masterclasses and discussions about today’s shifting approaches and opportunities for live performance makers.
  13. ActSafe’s COVID-19 Resource Page
  14. Canada Business Resilience Network: to help businesses and nonprofits prepare, persevere, and ultimately prosper as we collectively face the COVID-19 pandemic.
  15. 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
  16. Young Associates CECRA Tips: tips for navigating the CECRA program
  17. ArtsClub COVID-19 Safety Measures: safety measures outlining the audience and artist experience
  18. Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society Resources For You: helping non-profits and artists understand the law
  19. Canadian Charities Connect: join other Canadian Charity Professionals to discuss tips, lessons learned and strategies for taking advantage of opportunities enabled by this transformation.
  20. Directors Liability Frequently Asked Questions: information on the duties of directors, what they may be liable for and how to protect themselves
  21. A Conversation with Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage: the recording
  22. Updated information on your Civil Liability for exposure to or transmission of COVID-19
  23. Building an inclusive culture of wellbeing at work
  24. 5 steps to securing sponsors
  25. Survivor guilt: how to deal with company layoffs
  26. Recording of Townhall with the Honourable Steven Guilbeault: Sept 1
  27. 10 Ideas for Community Based COVID-19 Recovery
  28. Employee Rights and Employer Obligations in COVID-19
  29. Who Owns that Sound: Music in the Digital Age

Offering Support

  1. 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.
  2. Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide: considerations for reopening your facilities and events
  3. WorkSafeBC’s Returning to Safe Operation – Phase 2
  4. Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission’s COVID 19 Business Resources
  5. ActSafe;’s Performing Arts Industry Relaunch Framework
  6. Art Helps Auxiliary Directory: add your skills and capacity to the initiatves below to help reduce the impact of COVID-19
  7. [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

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Impact Reporting

  • 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.
  • I Lost my Gig COVID-19 Impact Survey: open until February 28, 2021. The goals are to help better understand the effects of COVID-19 on the Canadian arts and culture industry, share stories on how diverse organizations are responding, and identify what is needed to help the sector strive into the future
  • SPACE for COMMUNITY: a multi-year study seeking to understand the real estate challenges impacting your sector

Available Impact Data

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