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COVID Impact Statistics, CAPACOA
Individual Artists Impact Survey, I Lost My Gig
LOCAL ARTS SLACK CHANNELS
Join the Kingston Arts Council workspace on Slack and participate to general and discipline-specific discussions with local artists and arts workers.
COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR THE ARTS
Canadian Network for Arts and Learning — Resource List
CBC Arts — Artists and Freelancers Resource List
Ontario Nonprofit Network — Resources for Non-profits
WorkInCulture — List of resources for Non-profit cultural sector
Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts — Resources for the Performing Arts
CAPACOA — Coronavirus Preparedness for the Live Performance Sector
UNISON FUND — Resources for the Music Community
Professional Association of Canadian Theatres — Online conferences and support
Fractured Atlas — Fundraising in difficult times
Cuseum — Webinars for museums and galleries
National Guild for Community Arts Education — Resources and discussions for arts educators
Howlround Theatre Commons — Essays and resources for the performing arts
Canadian Music Trade — resources for the music industry
Ontario Artists Invited to Create a Free Online Store
Originally a City of Toronto initiative to help local independent businesses and artists build online storefronts, ShopHERE is expanding across Canada and is now available to independent business owners and artists in participating municipalities across the province. Artists and small business owners are invited to register to launch an online store customized with their information, branding, logos, etc. Participating artists/business owners will receive support in setting up the store along with training in areas like digital marketing, shipping, and inventory management, and can access free tools to support the launch of online stores. This is a free opportunity. To read more about the program, visit their website here.
WORKING AND CREATING REMOTELY – RESOURCES AND TOOLS
Fractured Atlas – Article on how to transition to a virtual workplace
Eventbrite blog – Pivoting to Online Events
SpiderWebShow – Digital Resources Guides: DYI Livestreaming, Zoom, Slack, Trello
Howlround – How to Produce a Livestreamed Event
Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) – Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming
Voice Over Guide – Learn how to record yourself
GoogleMeet – Google’s version of Zoom
Discord – Alternative meeting platform
Twitch – Streaming platform
Telegram – communication platform
BandLab – social music creation platform
JamKazam – social rehearsing platform
Avid Pro Tools – Free recording software
LEAN Canada – Leadership Emergency Arts Network – Immediate, grassroots, pro bono response network to help Canadian professional non-profit arts organizations
Creative Relief Collective — online directory, connecting the creative industry with consumers
Coaching — Professional Life, Career and Leadership Development Coach for Artists and Creatives, Chris Mitchell is offering one complimentary 30 minute virtual 1:1 coaching session to any artist or creative who needs a boost. No strings attached!
Principles for Ethical Cancellations – Article
I Lost my Gig Canada – Facebook Group
Dealing with Cancelled Gigs – Article
Managing Gig Cancelation – Article
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
It is important for artists and event organizers to track the impact of the loss of paid opportunities and the postponement or cancellation of events. Any potential compensation to be released following the crisis period will require documentation of impact; consider spending the time now to track and document revenue loss.
The Kingston Arts Council is monitoring Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council closely for any updates regarding support around financial losses due to COVID-19.
Generator – How to track financial losses
YGkares — Kingston Peer Support Network
Kingston Region Small Business initiative — Not-for-profits can tap into the expertise, and skills of Smith School of Business students via a matching service at Applied Work Experience. Services include research, strategic planning, building a digital presence, web site development, sales and marketing, e-commerce, how to innovate and pivot, design thinking, writing government grant applications, and more.
Beyond the studio — podcast for visual artists
The Parsnip Ship — podcast plays
The Social Distancing Festival — online global artist’s community
Crisis Service Canada – Toll-free number 1-833-456-4566 and resources
Free Addiction Treatment Resources Near You – resources
Managing Information Overload – A guide
Headspace – Free Meditation
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