ArtReach has compiled a list of resources to help you during this unprecedented time. Many community support lists are being compiled, and our list is by no means exhaustive. Please also check out ArtReach's Instagram stories, where we'll be sharing up-to-date information from across the Toronto arts scene as we're able to.
We hope these resources are helpful, and please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if we can support you in any way.
Government Information- Health Recommendations and Updates
City of Toronto Resources
Government of Canada: How to Apply for Employment Insurance (EI) (phone: 1-833-381-2725)
Woodcock Fund Grant (emergency funds for writers mid-project)
Unison (financial aid for musicians)
National Arts Centre + Facebook Canada - Support for Canadian Performers
From Arts Funders
Toronto Arts Council- Information for Grantees + Other Resources for Artists
Aboriginal Curatorial Collective- Curating Care Project
I Lost My Gig - A space for creative industries and other vulnerable freelance and gig economy workers to connect and share stories in response to COVID-19 in Canada
The Social Distancing Festival - An online artist community made to celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by COVID-19
Health & Mental Health Supports
Unison (Counselling for Musicians)
Free/ Low-Cost Mental Health Resources Toronto (compiled list)
Temporary/ Remote Job Opportunities
Find a freelancer — doc for freelance writers and photogs to be connected with editors
Work in Culture - For cultural sector jobs
Charity Village - For jobs across the non-profit sector
Steps to Justice- Legal Questions Answered
COVID-19 Resources - A resource sheet consolidating a number of grassroots resources re: Mutual Aid, Disability Justice, and Community Care; Holistic Health; Organizing & Activism; Critical Political Analysis and more
External programs & resources active during COVID closure (by SKETCH) - Includes: Drop-Ins, Food Banks + Meals, Mental Health Resources, Emergency Housing and Tenant Supports, Supports for Artists, Community + Online Resources, Info on Covid-19, etc.
Compiled Resource List (by CUE)