COVID-19 Resources

In these trying times, Got Your Back has compiled a list of resources for artists. The following resources are for artists in need of funds, artists looking to create & watch work and other useful links. If there are any other resources you feel should be here, please reach out and let us know at

The following document was prepared by a friend of Got Your Back:

Income & Tenancies during COVID-19 Resources and Answers

For Funds:

Actors Fund of Canada

Glad Day Lit LGBT Artists Emergency Survival Fund

TO Arts COVD-19 Response Fund

Theatre Direct Support Funds for Artist Parents

Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Funds

Unison Financial Assistance for Musicians

Black Lives Matter – Black Emergency Support Fund Donation Page

Canadian Cinema Worker Fund Donation Page

Canadian Artist & Musician Fun Donation Page

Writers Trust of Canada – Emergency Funding for Writers

For Creating:

NAC #CanadaPerforms Grants Program

The Social Distancing Festival

For Watching:

CBC Gem “Stratford Presents”

PlayMe Podcast

The Social Distancing Festival

What’s On Stage: Stage Shows, Musicals & Opera Streaming Free

CBC Arts – Virtual Arts Listings


Other Links:

Financial Losses Tracking Template

The Margin of Eras Gallery / CUE Emergency Resources for Marginalized Artists and Communities

Arts Space Venue Space Donation Form

Mental Health Resources

I Lost My Gig

Ontario Nonprofit Network COVID-19 Info

North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents COVID-19 Info

Chronicle of Higher Education Article: Why You Should Ignore All That Coronavirus-Inspired Productivity Pressure

Resources for Teaching Online

Tips for Working Remotely: Increasing Efficiency, Adopt Digital Payments

Interactive Self-Care Guide