COVID-19 Resources For The Theatre Community

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SUMMARY OF CURRENT RESTRICTIONS ON PERFORMING ARTS ACTIVITIES

Updated May 5, 2021
Below is a brief summary of current restrictions on and requirements for performing arts actitives in Alberta. Please note that the current situation is very fluid and changes are occuring rapidly. We will do our best to provide updated information on this page but please consult alberta.ca and the most recent public health orders for current and detailed information.

  • Effective May 5 – In regions where there are less than 50 or more cases per 100,000 people, and less than 30 active cases all indoor performance activities for adults and youth are prohibited. Outdoor performance activities are permitted for groups of a maximum of 10 people.
  • Effective May 9 – In regions where there are 50 or more cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people, and 30 or more active cases all indoor performance activities for adults and youth are prohibited. Outdoor performance activities are prohibited except with members of your household, or two close contacts if you live alone.

CLICK HERE to find cases in your region.

Below is a compiled list of resources that may be useful to individuals and organizations in the theatre sector. If you are aware of other resources that would be helpful to the community please let us know. Email Ray Brickwood at [email protected].

PROVINCINAL INFORMATION

PROVINCIAL HEALTH MEASURES

Updated information about mandatory public health measures in Alberta.

TARGETED HEALTH MEASURES

Additional measures in place for ‘hot spots’ in the province.

GUIDANCE FOR PERFORMING ARTS

Government of Alberta detailed guidance for performing arts activities. Updated April 27, 2021.

STUDIES AND RESEARCH

STONE OLAFSON NEW EXPERIENCE ECONOMY

Learn more about the intersection of arts, culture, sports, and recreation in a pandemic and post-pandemic environment.

NATIONAL ARTS AND CULTURE IMPACT SURVEY

Most arts and culture organizations are holding on for now, but very high stress levels suggest that the impact of the pandemic aren’t just economic, according to results of the November 2020 National Arts and Culture Impact Survey (NACIS).

ARTS TRACKING SURVEY – BUSINESS / ARTS

Business / Arts, the National Arts Centre and Nanos Research came together to gauge Canadians’ attitudes on returning to indoor and outdoor arts and culture events across Canada. Over 1,000 people were polled through the Arts Response Tracking Survey.

GRANTS AND FUNDING

ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS

Important information about the AFA’s response to COVID-19 in Alberta, including frequently asked questions. Updated as new information is available.

ROZSA FOUNDATION

Funding transformative initiatives to charitable arts organizations in Calgary and surrounding areas.

CALGARY ARTS DEVELOPMENT

Grant and investment opportunities for Calgary and area based groups and individuals.

EDMONTON ARTS COUNCIL

Grant and funding opportunites for Edmonton and area groups and individuals.

CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS

Grant opportunites for arts organizations across the country.

CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY

Federal program to assist employers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CANADA EMERGENCY BUSINESS ACCOUNT

Interest-free loans for eligible businesses who have been hit hard by the pandemic.

CANADA RECOVERY BENEFIT

Income support for employed and self-employed individuals who are directly affected by COVID-19.

CANADA BENEFIT AND SERVICE FINDER

Answer some questions to find a federal benefit or support that may be applicable to your situation.