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Resources For Music Creators & Professionals Affected By COVID-19: Canada
In the current coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, music creators and many of the professionals who support them have been greatly affected. The Recording Academy is committed to creating, amplifying, and sharing resources that will provide some form of comfort.
While The Academy’s MusiCares has set up a COVID-19 Relief Fund available as a safety net for music creators in need, below you will find resources available to those in the music community who live in Canada.
The Actors’ Fund of Canada (rebranded The AFC) provides emergency financial aid for entertainment professionals.
Behind the Scenes Basic Needs Grants
Provides financial assistance for seriously ill entertainment technology professionals in the U.S. and Canada.
Canadian Cinema Worker Fund
Fund for cinema workers who will not be compensated by their employers for the foreseeable future.
CANADIAN Low-Income Artist/Musician Relief Fund
This fund seeks to provide support for low-income artists and musicians whose livelihoods are being affected by this pandemic.
Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S artists, performers, and tip-based workers
Administered by Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto, this fund will help cover emergency aid and paid work for LGBTQ2S artists, performers and tip-based workers.
GTA Black Community Emergency Support Fund
Black Lives Matter- Toronto has launched this fund to provide emergency support for Black persons in the general Toronto area who need extra support during these times.
The Photographer Fund
A $25,000 fund to help self-employed photographers facing hardship.
The Unison Benevolent Fund is a non-profit, registered charity that provides counseling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community. The org helps professional music makers in times of hardship, illness or economic difficulties.
Woodcock Fund Grant
Powered the Writers’ Trust of Canada, this grant provides emergency funds for writers mid-project.
Resources For Music Creators & Professionals Affected By COVID-19: East Region
Resources For Music Creators & Professionals Affected By COVID-19: West Region
Resources For Music Creators & Professionals Affected By COVID-19: South Region
Recording Academy And MusiCares Establish COVID-19 Relief Fund