On March 26, 2020, Business/Arts along with Global Public Affairs held a special webinar with the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage to learn what measures the government is taking to assist the art sector. Global Public Affairs received an overwhelming response to the webinar and they plan on hosting more in the near future to assist this sector through this unprecedented time.
While the Minister could not answer all of the questions posed, his team provided some resources which may be of help. Theatre BC is sharing these links for your information:
Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html
Canadian Heritage’s FAQs : https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/information-covid-19.html
Canada Council for the Arts’ FAQs: https://canadacouncil.ca/covid-19-information
Tool for risk-assessment of mass gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/mass-gatherings-risk-assesment.html
Venues that may be willing to offer space to governments and health authorities for testing spaces, clinics, etc. If you are interested in adding your venue, please enter your information directly into the spreadsheet:
Document on various metric categories for COVID19 impacts that arts organizations are documenting.
Order Of The Provincial Health Officer – Gatherings And Events
(Pursuant to Sections 30, 31, 32 and 39 (3) Public Health Act, S.B.C. 2008)
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