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Upcoming Webinars

Topic & Registration LinkPresenterDateTime
PACT Town Hall (Weekly)Professional Association of Canadian TheatreThursdays10am-11am
Arts BC Roundtable (Bi-Weekly)Arts BCTuesdays12pm-1pm
How to Better Engage Millennials and Gen Z in Your Fundraising PlanWild ApricotTues, Nov 2411am-12pm
Making Content Findable: An Introduction to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)BC Alliance for the ArtsWed, Nov 259:30am-12:30pm
Cybersecurity Best Practices 101Front Row Insurance BrokersWed, Nov 2511am-12pm
3 Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using SoftwareWild ApricotThurs, Nov 262pm
Creating a Culture of Well-BeingBC Alliance for the ArtsThurs, Nov 262pm-3:15pm
FACTOR 101: Info Session for Women & Gender MinoritiesFACTOR CanadaFri, Nov 273:30pm-5:30pm
The State of the Sector: Looking ahead to 2021Charity VillageThurs, Dec 310am-11am
Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth EngineWild ApricotThurs, Dec 311am-12pm
Targeted Impact: Helping Membership Organizations ThriveWild ApricotThurs, Dec 312pm-1pm
Info Session: FPCC Language Revitalization Planning ProgramFirst Peoples Cultural CouncilWed, Dec 91:30pm
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Passcode: 401320
The Tech Effect: Discover the Simple Solution tat 1000s of Organizations Are Using to Grow Membership in Today’s World Wild ApricotThurs, Dec 1711am-12pm
Diversity & Inclusion WorkshopKCRWed, Jan 20 & 271pm-4pm

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 Wage Subsidy: provides a 75% wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks
  4. Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance: this program will lower rent by 75% for small businesses and non-profit organizations affected by COVID-19
  5. 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.
  6. Canada Council for the Arts: $60M in advance funding to help stabilize the backbone of the arts sector during COVID-19
  7. BC Arts Council Funding: includes a list of changes to their programs/services
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Indigenous Heritage MicroGrants: With funding up to $2,000, this micro-grant supports emergent activities on a one-time basis that contribute to the revitalization of Indigenous heritage in B.C. 
  12. Indigenous Cultural Heritage Infrastructure Grant: supports B.C. First Nations bands, tribal councils, as well as Indigenous not-for-profit societies, and Indigenous-led museums and cultural spaces focusing on Indigenous cultural heritage.
  13. LEVEL BIPOC Grants: flexible, general operating grants of $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in BC to support their work in racial equity and racial justice
  14. Emergency Community Support Fund (Round 2): Support (up to $25,000) for nonprofits and registered charities that serve vulnerable groups and/or address pressing social inclusion or wellbeing need caused or worsened by COVID-19. 
  15. Language Technology Program: [NC1] This program provides up to $180,000 in funding, technology and training to communities to support language revitalization using technology. This program combines the FirstVoices Program and Digitization Grants Initiative to offer funding and training to First Nations communities, governments, bands and tribal councils, and Indigenous organizations in B.C.
  16. BC Arts Council Resilience Funds: $21M to support an arts and culture resilience plan.
  17. Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program: provides fully-funded provincial grants to support economic resilience, tourism, heritage and urban and rural economic development projects in communities impacted by COVID-19
  18. FPCC Language Revitalization Planning Program: provides up to $100,000 in funding, resources and coaching to First Nations communities in B.C.

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]: 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:[NC1]  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
  30. SoundON: provides BC presenters and artists with direct support to get back to doing what they do best: creating unforgettable live music experiences

Governance and non-profit resources

  1. Non-profit Boards and COVID-19: what could the role of your board be during a global pandemic
  2. Canada Business Resilience Network: to help businesses and nonprofits prepare, persevere, and ultimately prosper as we collectively face the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. Building an inclusive culture of wellbeing at work
  4. Directors Liability Frequently Asked Questions: information on the duties of directors, what they may be liable for and how to protect themselves
  5. Employee Rights and Employer Obligations in COVID-19
  6. Canadian Charities Connect: join other Canadian Charity Professionals to discuss tips, lessons learned and strategies for taking advantage of opportunities enabled by this transformation.
  7. 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.

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