We've compiled a list of resources pertaining to COVID-19. Categories included are:

  • Government Response and Relief
  • Response from Provincial and National Granting Agencies
  • Relief Funding and Funding Streams
  • Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations
  • Surveys and Measuring Impacts
  • Advocacy
  • General Resources
  • Arts and Culture online
  • Health and Mental Health Resources

We'll be updating this list as things develop and we discover important resources. If you know of a resource that you think should be included, email Reed Langen at outreach@artsalliance.sk.ca

Government Response and Relief 

Canada's Economic Response Plan - Government of Canada

Important information for all workers, non-profits and businesses.

Service Canada 

Service Canada is one of the locations where you can apply for EI. The Federal Government has passed the Emergency Response Fund, which collapsed the previous Emergency Benefit and Support Funds, so it's best to review this new fund. 

Canadian Revenue Agency

With CRA administering employment insurance, make sure that you are registered with CRA. The Federal Government has passed the Emergency Response Fund, which collapsed the previous Emergency Benefit and Support Funds, so it's best to review this new fund. 

Employment Insurance – Government of Canada

Financial help for Canadians outside Canada - Government of Canada

For Canadians who have no available source of funds to return home, Canada has announced the creation of the COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program for Canadians Abroad.

Support for Workers - Government of Saskatchewan

Outlines who can access support from the provincial government.

Covid-19 Information Page – Government of Saskatchewan

Information related to government measures can be found here, as well as the coronavirus count in the province, mitigation strategies and other health strategies.

Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 global outbreak - Government of Canada

Response from Provincial and National Granting Agencies

Saskatchewan Arts Board Covid-19 response

The Saskatchewan Arts Board has posted FAQ for people who have received, applied and/or are applying for grants. They have also posted about the measures that they are taking.

SaskCulture response to Covid-19                                                                     

SaskCulture has posted about the measures they are taking as well as information about grants.

FAQ - Covid-19 and Grant Recipients/Applicants - Creative Saskatchewan

Important Information related to COVID-19 - Canada Council for the Arts               

Canada Council has posted FAQs for people who have received, applied and/or are applying for grants. They have also posted about the measures that they are taking.

Information for Canadian Heritage grants and contributions recipients related to Covid-19

Relief Funding and Funding Sources

SaskMusic COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Fund - SaskMusic

SaskMusic has opened an Emergency Financial Relief fund for working music professionals. The fund is not intended to replace all of an individual's funds, but to alleviate financial stress of effected music-related activities.

Saskatchewan Association of Theatre Professionals Emergency Relief Fund

For SATP members, the organization is offering one-time full and partial compensation of necessities such as rent and food.

Woodcock Fund Grant - Writer's Trust of Canada

For writers facing financial crisis in mid-project. Min. of two books or equivalent published.

Canadian Writer's emergency Relief Fund - Writer's Trust of Canada and The Writer's Union of Canada

For pubilshed authors who have lost income due to Covid-19. Application due date is April 9.

Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S Artists - Glad Day Lit

Given that both Glad Day and the people they serve are faced with an immediate crisis, they want to create a fund that supports Glad Day and the people they serve.

Art Apart - National Theatre School of Canada

National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) is allocating $60,000 in support of emerging artists (as 80 grants of $750). These funds will be granted to theatre artists in training, or artists who have completed a theatre training program within the past five years, to present a piece of art online.

Actors Fund of Canada 

Funding for professionals in the entertainment industry. 

Unison Music Fund

Financial aid for musicians

Here's where artists and freelancers can find help during the Covid-19 shutdowns

CBC is updating a list of resources, with categories such as: Emergency funding, Grants and Awards, Advocaacy for Freelancers, Online Training resources, Health and Mental Health resources, Temporary/Remote Job Opportunities. Many of these postings are for the Toronto region.

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists

This is the American/International version of the above resource list. Created by the same people.

Resources for artists and arts organizations

Canadian Emergency Response Benefit Fact Sheet 

Metric Categories for Arts & Culture - Canadian Heritage

Hon. Steven Guilbault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, shared this metrics document that suggests what categories you should consider as you are tracking your loses.


Tips for Completing Record of Employment Forms with respect to Covid-19 - Young Associates

Canadian Actors’ Equity Association                                                                    

The CAEA has lots of updates about their organization and initiatives that they are taking on their website.

Preparing for the Potential Impact of Coronavirus - Arts Ready Alert

Arts Ready is an American organizations that specializes in emergency, risk and disaster management for arts organizations. Their website also has a schedule of webinars and valuable resources.

COVID-19 Resource Page - Professional Association of Canadian Theatres

More resources for folks.

Coronavirus Preparedness for the Live Performance Sector – CAPACOA

This document is variably a resource list, an advocacy toolkit, and offers subscription to their newsletter.

Digital Arts Nation

Digital Arts Nation has a number of webinars for artists and arts organizations from March 24 - April 3.

A letter from Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault

Surveys and Measuring Impact


Artspond, Hill Research Strategies and others want to get your story about the impact this pandemic has had on your work. The ability to share your experience begins on March 24th

Association des théâtres francophones du Canada

The ATFC has created two surveys: one for organizations and for artists. Survey is in French.

Event cancellation spreadsheet

Canadian Arts Presenting Association is tracking cancelled or postponed festivals, tours, or solo performances in a google spreadsheet.

Estimation of Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Live Performance Domain

Frederic Julien, CAPACOA Director of Research and Development, has made estimate calculations of the weekly economic loss based on previous fiscal years and compiled data from surveys. With the help of Kelly Hill, he has four categories of estimated losses: admissions, GDP, output, and supply and use.  


Covid-19 and the non-profit sector - Imagine Canada

Imagine Canada is dedicated to supporting charities and non-profits as the situation evolves, and for advocating for support from the federal government 

General Resources

Saskatchewan Health Authority

All news about the Saskatchewan Health Authority and its facilities can be found here.

CBC Saskatchewan

Up-to-date news about coronavirus in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Medical Association

Information about and for physicians and healthcare workers.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak - World Health Organization

The WHO provides daily situation updates at an international level.

Outbreak Updates - Government of Canada

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 - World Health Organization

Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 global outbreak - Government of Canada

Arts and Culture Online

On the Boards.tv

In 2010, On the Boards theater launched OntheBoards.tv, a website that delivers full-length, high quality contemporary performance films to your TV, desktop or mobile device.

The Social Distancing Festival

This is a site for celebrating artists and the work that has been cancelled/delayed/disrupted. So far, submissions have included clips from rehearsals, scenes done with cast-mates over webcam, recordings from previous workshops, design plans, and performers just doing the song they were really excited about singing into their webcam.


Contemporary plays transformed for podcast setting.

Cabin Fever: Online experimental films and videos

The initial intention of this list was to gather some experimental films together based on moods one might be experiencing while being cooped up, and has evolved from there.

ReelAbilities Film Festival

Founded in 2007 by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities.

Brick, a Literary Journal

Brick is an international literary journal published twice a year out of Toronto. Their entire catalogue is currently open to public.

Play Reading Relay

From 11AM & 6PM EDT on March 27th, 28 playwrights will livestream 10-minute readings from their plays over an exciting 7 hour day. Presented by Playwrights Guild of Canada for World Theatre Day.

Digital and Online Projects - Akimbo

Akimbo has an open list of artist run centres and other galleries that are posting online tours. 


National Film Board

10 University Art Courses that you can take for free online

Health and Mental Health Resources

211 Saskatchewan 

A free, confidential, 24/7 service that connects individuals to human services in the province by telephone, text, or web chat, plus a searchable website with over 5,000 listings of social, community, non-clinical health, and government services across the province. You can call, text, or web-chat

Crisis text line

American service, but with Canadian and UK outreach. 24/7 texting line.

Mental Wellness and Resiliency while Coping with COVID-19 - ementalhealth

Tips for the Depressed - n+1 magazine

Crisis services Canada

Anxiety and Covid-19 - Online Therapy Unit

Online Therapy User

Learning to Love You More

Learning to love you more is both a web site and series of non-web presentations comprised of work made by the general public in response to assignments given by artists Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher.