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Government of Canada Support

Announced May 8: Canadian Federal Government has announced Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations

Province of Manitoba

FUNDERS & GOVERNMENT POLICIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

INDUSTRY INFO & UPDATES

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MANITOBA MUSIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

April 2, 2020 Performance Opportunity: MB Live Sessions | Deadline: Rolling deadlines

March 25, 2020 Manitoba Music Opens Applications for COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

March 16, 2020 Manitoba Music Update Re: COVID-19

March 12, 2020 Manitoba Music Update Re: COVID-19 and Info / Resources

RESOURCES

MUSIC INDUSTRY INFO & RESOURCES

FINANCIAL RELIEF & IMPACT RESOURCES

Projects, Programs, and Initiatives

First Up with RBCxMusic (May 30, 2020)

Manitoba Film & Music's Online Concert Support via Touring Support Program (April 30, 2020)

SOCAN's Encore! Program (May 14, 2020)

FACTOR CMF COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund (May 14, 2020)

Musicaction Une aide supplémentaire pour les entreprises et organismes (May 14, 2020)

Winnipeg Foundation's Arts & Charities Stabilization Fund (May 11, 2020)

SOCAN Emergency Relief Program 

Financial Assistance

Unison Benevolent Fund

Glad Day Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S Artists, Performes, and Tip-Based Workers

Government of Canada Support

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) 

Important CERB updates:

Helpful CERB resource: University of Manitoba's "Get Your Benefits" 

Canada's Support for Individuals

Canada's Support for Businesses

Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations (May 8, 2020)

The goal of the Fund is to protect jobs and support business continuity for organisations whose viability has been negatively affected. It is designed to complement the other federal government measures in response to COVID-19, including the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), the Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP), and the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program.

Western Economic Diversification Canada's Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) 

Manitoba Gap Protection Plan (April 22, 2020)

 

FUNDERS & GOVERNMENT POLICIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Manitoba Film & Music: COVID-19 Strategic Program Updates (April 30, 2020)

FACTOR: COVID-19 Update - Travel Applications (April 23, 2020)

FACTOR: COVID-19 Related Program Changes (April 1, 2020)

Manitoba Film & Music: Response to COVID-19 Operations & Programs Update (March 24, 2020)

Canadian Heritage: Information for Canadian Heritage grants and contributions recipients related to COVID-19

Canada Council for the Arts: COVID-19 and the Canada Council for the Arts 

FACTOR: COVID-19 Update – Cancellation Policy (March 12, 2020)

Musicaction: COVID-19 - Le Service À Notre Clientèle Adapté

Manitoba Arts Council: COVID-19 | Frequently Asked Questions (March 13, 2020)

Winnipeg Arts Council: COVID-19 Update (March 19, 2020)

 

INDUSTRY INFO & UPDATES

CIMA: COVID-19 Information & Resources for Canada's Music Industry

MMF Canada: COVID-19 Updates

Unison Benevolent Fund: COVID-19 Resources for the Music Community

Canadian Live Music Association: COVID-19 Relief Measures – Recommendations from Canada’s Live Music Industry (March 15, 2020)

Canadian Live Music Association: CLMA Statement on COVID-19 (March 11, 2020)

FACTOR: COVID-19 Helpful Links and Resources

CAPACOA: Coronavirus Preparedness for the Live Performance Sector

BDC: Advice to Help Entrepreneurs Plan and Respond to the Impacts of Coronavirus

Canadian Federation of Musicians: Open Letter to the Federal and Provincial Ministries of Labour, Ministry of Canadian Heritage and Ministry of Employment and Social Development Canada (March 13, 2020)

Worldwide Independent Network: COVID-19 Resources for the Independent Music Community

PRS Foundation: Latest Advice to Grantees Performing Overseas

Hub International: Coronavirus Resource Center

Pitblado Law: COVID-19 Resource Centre

Event Safety Alliance: Prepare Your Organization For The Coronavirus Disease Outbreak (Free Webinar - March 4, 2020)

CMRRA: CMRRA update from President Paul Shaver (March 13, 2020)

Canada Council for the Arts: Important Information related to COVID-19 (March 13, 2020)

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists and Writers (Canadian)

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists Resources (U.S.)

Women In Sound: COVID-19 Resources + Media (U.S.)

Government of Canada: Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 global outbreak (March 11, 2020)

Bandzoogle: How Musicians Can Ask Fans for Support During the Coronavirus Pandemic (March 17, 2020)

 

SUPPORTS

The Unison Benevolent Fund is a non-profit organization that provides counselling, emergency relief, and benefit programs for those in the Canadian music community who face personal or professional challenges due to hardship, illness, unemployment or economic difficulties. Find out more at www.unisonfund.ca

MMF Canada will be hosting online sessions to allow us to come together via video chat. These sessions will be hosted by one of their board members but will give everyone a chance to speak. Please join to share your thoughts and concerns. Share your challenges and get ideas and solutions from your colleagues. more info at mmfcanada.ca/event-manager/2020/3/24/community-chat

I Lost My Gig Canada is space for arts and other vulnerable freelance and gig workers in Canada and beyond to share stories and resources addressing the impacts COVID-19. www.facebook.com/groups/ILostMyGigCa/


PUBLIC HEALTH & GOVERNMENT STATUS UPDATES

Province of Manitoba 

Public Health Canada

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Employment and Social Development Canada

World Health Organization

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)

UK Government

European Union