New Federal Funding, Artsweek SHIFT², and EC3 is Hiring!
As Ontario enters Step 2 of its Reopening Ontario plan (see yesterday’s Bulletin) and the steamy hot weather breaks, EC3 wanted to provide some other good news for the arts.
In this Bulletin, we’ll provide a breakdown of new funding coming in from the federal government for the arts, a Call for Applicants from EC3 for a Production Coordinator for the Artsweek 2021 festival (which is coming this September!), and an updated slate of events coming in July as part of the Artsweek SHIFT² pocket festival.
Federal Funding Updates
Earlier this year, as part of the Federal Budget, the government announced it would be investing $1.9 billion for the tourism, arts, culture, and sport sector over the next five years. This week, we got a bit of a clearer picture of what some of that funding will look like.
- Recovery Fund for Arts, Culture, Heritage, and Sport Sectors: $300 million administered through Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, and Telefilm Canada, broken down into:
- Stream 1: Reinforcing Recovery Foundations, to provide additional relief to arts, culture and sport organizations that are still struggling with operational viability due to the pandemic.
- Stream 2: Investing in the Recovery, to provide organizations and Canadians working in these sectors who are ready to lead recovery in the arts, culture and heritage sectors with the financial means to help build organizational resilience and pursue business innovation and transformation. Also include funding for green measures and equity and diversity measures.
- Reopening Fund: $200 million over two years through existing programs to support in-person events and experiences, to help jumpstart tourism.
- Major Festivals and Events Support Initiative: $200 million for Canada’s major, recurring festivals.
Here is a full breakdown of the funding and where it’s going.
In addition, Karen August from Peterborough-Kawartha MP Hon. Maryam Monsef’s office has provided some notes highlighting some opportunities that may be of particular interest to local organizations:
Canada Council Funding
- Recovery Fund Stream 2 Investing in the Recovery: $50 million in 2022–23: $20 million for the research, creation, and production of work, $5 million for domestic touring activities and market development, and $25 million for sector innovation.
- Reopening Fund: $25 million in 2021-22 to enable recipients of core funding to invest in activities aimed at re-engaging existing audiences and building new ones.
Canada Arts Presentation Fund
- Recovery Fund Stream 1 Reinforcing Recovery Foundations: $5 million in year 1 (2021-22) to support not-for-profit organizations in the professional arts presentation sector experiencing significant viability and business continuity challenges, specifically those organizations that own or operate presentation venues with greater financial risk
- Reopening Fund: $5 million in year 1 (2021-22) to support not-for-profit organizations in the professional arts presentation sector experiencing significant viability and business continuity challenges, specifically those organizations that own or operate presentation venues with greater financial risk; and $25 million in year 2 (2022-23) to support not-for-profit organizations in the professional arts presentation sector for costs to encourage the return of audiences.
- Reopening Fund: $10 million over two years (2021-22 and 2022-23) to help film festivals recover and enhance their online and in-person activities
New funding applicants: For certain programs, new funding applicants will be able to submit proposals through an application-based online portal.
Details about eligibility and this application-based portal will be available in the coming weeks.
Call for Applications: Production Coordinator
Are you passionate about the arts in Peterborough? Well-organized? Interested in helping EC3 put on the best arts festival possible?
As we continue work on Artsweek 2021, we also continue presenting events as part of Artsweek SHIFT², EC3’s special pandemic-era ‘pocket festival.’
Tonight, Benj Rowland will present a live-stream concert on YouTube. Next week, the Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts presents aLIVE Circus at Peterborough Square. Then later in the month we have the Borderless Music & Arts muti-disciplinary live-stream festival, and The Nervous System’s puppet play Vertep.
Check out the just-released UPDATED schedule for Artsweek SHIFT², which includes the latest information on all these productions. (Click images to see full size.)
Please stay well and let us know how we can help.
TRACK THE IMPACT.
As always, keep checking the EC3 Facebook page, @ECThreePtbo on Twitter, @ec3ptbo on Instagram, and the COVID-19 Updates page on EC3’s website, where we are providing daily updates on programs and services available for ACH workers and organizations.
Be safe, stay healthy, and please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Su Ditta and the EC3 Board and staff