Our thoughts go out to all who have been impacted by the pandemic. We hope that you are safe and supported.
Reelworld has taken steps to do our part to contain the spread. Our staff is working remotely and we have postponed all upcoming travel, workshops/events as we continue to follow government and medical guidelines. We are so proud of the many ways in which the arts community and our industry sectors have banded together to keep our communities from harm.
We know that the event cancellations and social distancing have impacted our industry and community. Please see here where we will continue to share any opportunities or funding initiatives that we receive.
For more information on the novel corona virus, COVID-19 itself and for new developments in our government's response, we urge you to first make use of official resources such as your local municipal website and canada.ca/coronavirus
Emergency Funding Initiatives:
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses
TOArtist COVID Response Fund: $1000 to self-employed, individual artists resident in Toronto whose creative work and income have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The AFC - emergency financial aid for entertainment professionals
#Canada Performs - $1,000 grant to Canadian artists of any discipline to support a 45- to 60-minute livestream performance planned March 19 - 31.
Woodcock Fund Grant - emergency funds for writers mid-project
nabs Canada - financial assistance for media professionals, marketing, and communications pros
Unison Benevolent Fund - financial aid for musicians
Glad Day Bookshop Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S artists, performers, tip-based workers
If you know of any initiatives that may be added to the list, please contact us to let us know.