COVID-19 Resources For The Theatre Community

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TAKE YOUR SHOT

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine will help prevent you from getting infected or keep you from getting severely sick if you do get infected. The more people in Alberta that get vaccinated the closer we will get to resuming life without extensive public health measures. Find out if you’re eligible and get vaccinated today.

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SUMMARY OF CURRENT RESTRICTIONS ON PERFORMING ARTS ACTIVITIES

Updated June 15, 2021
As of June 10, 2021 Alberta is in Stage Two of the Open for Summer plan. Restrictions on performance activities have been relaxed across the province. Currently:

  • Indoor performance activities are permitted including singing, dancing, acting, or playing instruments. Rehearsals and performances are also permitted in any indoor or outdoor facility that can be open, with capacity limits.
  • Theatres, auditoria, and concert halls may open with capacity limited to 1/3 of fire code occupancy.
  • Masks are required during rehearsals but are not required for performances (filmed or live.)

 

Detailed guidance for performance activities in Stage Two can be found here: tinyurl.com/8p45bmku

Guidance for organizations offering day camps or overnight camps can be found here: tinyurl.com/9e74zf9c

Stage 3, when most remaining restrictions would be lifted, could take effect in late June or early July provided that hopitalization and vaccination benchmarks are met.

For more details on current restrictions and the Open for Summer Plan, please visit alberta.ca.

View Public Health Order 31-2021

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.

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