COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 Resources

We will be collating resources in regards to COVID-19 on this page. Please feel free to bookmark it and regularly check back. #TheArtsWillGetUsThrough

The Allied Arts Council and Casa are responding to new guidelines from Alberta Health Services (December 9) and are pivoting to meet the challenges. Please look for new updates within the next 24 hours.

June 11, 2021
Allied Arts Council and Casa

AAC Works will be open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. We encourage customers to shop on-line at aacworks.ca. Curbside pick-up is available Monday through Friday.

AAC 7 Street Office is open Monday through Friday. For more information, please call 403.320.0555 or info@artslethbridge.org

All visitors will be required to maintain a social distance of two meters. As per City & Provincial bylaw, masks are required in all public spaces. Enhanced cleaning measures of our facilities will be taking place daily.

Casa

Casa Re-Opens in Lethbridge
The Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge (AAC) would like to announce the re-opening of Casa on Saturday, June 12, 2021. The building has been closed since December 2020 due to AHS restrictions. Access to the building will remain limited but the majority of Casa programming will be resuming as we enter the province’s Stage 2. All visitors can access Casa through the South Entrance facing 3 Avenue South. Everyone will be required to wear masks and maintain a physical distance of two meters. Enhanced cleaning measures of our facilities will be taking place daily.

Artists with Annual and Monthly Studio Access will be welcomed to Casa, by appointment only. Studio Access will be available 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; Monday through Friday and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturdays and Sundays. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting 403.327.2272.

We’re excited to once again have Children’s Art Camps in July and August for cohorts of 6 to 8 children. The weeklong camps will have creative opportunities for kids aged 6-8 and 9-12 in clay, textiles, drawing, painting, collage, printmaking and sculpture. Enhanced safety and cleaning protocols will be in place throughout. Camps will run full days from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Monday through Friday. Registration for art camps is now open. Please visit the Casa website, casalethbridge.ca, for further information.

Adult Art Education will be resuming Clay Wheel Classes mid-July! Through July and August, register for outdoor Life Drawing on the Square with costumed models posing for artists of all skill levels. Visit the website to find out dates, costs and to see more upcoming creative opportunities as they are programmed. We expect registration to fill up early.

The Gallery at Casa will re-open July 3, 2020 with Inside-Out Summer. This exhibition will include a Summer Salon throughout the building showcasing works by local artists. Visitors can also investigate two installations on Rotary Square in the Artist Kiosks as well as 5 shadowbox installations affixed to the banner poles on Rotary Square. Artworks inside and in the Artist Kiosks will be available during business hours. The shadowboxes will be accessible 24 hours a day.

Casa facility rentals resume as movement classes such as dance and yoga are allowed under the current health orders. Restrictions on activities are contingent on AHS’s current orders. Please call to inquire about rental opportunities at Casa.

For further information please call Casa at 403.327.2272, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and 10:00 am to 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday.

#TheArtsWillGetUsThrough #YQLArts

For more information about COVID-19:
City of Lethbridge response
Government of Alberta response
Government of Canada response

This list is continuously growing and evolving. If you have a link that you think would be useful for artists in Lethbridge, please share it with us by emailing communications@artslethbridge.org

Links to Resources for Artists:
Lethbridge Support Circle is a group of citizens looking out for each other in Lethbridge

Funding:
Emergency Isolation Support Alberta
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Alberta Media Fund
Canada Council for the Arts COVID-19 update
Tracking Financial Losses due to COVID-19
National Theatre School – Art Apart Project accepting submissions
Canadian Heritage
National Arts Centre & Facebook Canada Support
Woodcock Fund Grant — Emergency funds for writers mid-project
NABS financial assistance for media, marketing, and communications professionals
The AFC — Emergency financial aid for entertainment professionals

Unison — Financial aid for musicians
Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S artists, performers, tip-based workers
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation – Grants for visual artists

Advocacy:
CARFAC National
CARFAC Alberta
Alberta Music
Alberta Craft Council (ACC)
Rosza Foundation
Theatre Alberta
Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta
Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA)
CSARN – Connecting Senior Artists
APAC – Alberta Partners for Arts & Culture
Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society AMAAS
Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA)
Alberta Dance Alliance
Writer’s Guild of Alberta
RAFA – Le Regroupement artistique francophone de l’Alberta
Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA)
Creative City Network of Canada
The Canadian Freelance Union
CMG Freelance
S’ATTAQ — Labour union for freelancers
ACTRA
IATSE Canadian locals
Canadian Actors Equity Association
Writers Guild of Canada
Associated Designers of Canada
Canadian Federation of Musicians 
Playwrights Guild of Canada
I Lost My Gig Canada — full website launching March 20

Mental Health:
Canadian Mental Health – Lethbridge 
Alberta Health Services
Unison — Counselling for musicians
NABS support line — 1-888-355-5548
Drawing Change – How to Stay Connected During Self-Isolation
Pulling Together — Even As We Move Apart
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Art Therapy Activity Friday

Links to Art Education, Programming & On-line Learning:
The Art Assignment
Chinook Arch Library Digital Resources
IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) Over 300 documentaries FREE
Creative Prompts for Art Projects During Social Distancing
Dancing Alone Together – live-streamed classes, communities and performances
Portrait Artist of the Year 2020
The Great Pottery Throwdown 2020
Free on-line Ballet Classes with Bolshoi Ballet
List of Virtual Concerts
Calgary & Alberta COVID-19 Virtual Programs list 
Lethbridge Public Library – Digital Content
58th Ann Arbor Film Festival March 24-29 Livestream
Google Arts & Culture – online galleries of the world’s greatest museums
Social Distancing Festival
NPR Tiny Desk Concerts
Lunch Doodles from MO Willems and The Kennedy Center – Daily live doodling
Paris Musees – The on-line collections of 14 Paris Museums
Scholastic Learn at Home is providing learning activities for a variety of age ranges
Paris Opera Performances On-line
113 Museums Share Colouring Books to Download
10 University Art Classes You Can Take for Free Online
Over 30 On-line Fieldtrips
Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections
On-line Drawing Classes with Famous Illustrators
Chatter Pack: A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources
List of FREE Ivy League MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) including Art History.
List of Companies Offering FREE subscriptions for kids education
Skillshare (hint: Find a sponsored YouTuber. They usually have coupon codes for two months free.)
Sourceful — publicly sourced Google Docs and Sheets
Canadian Improv Games Online Training Resource
World Book – ebooks, Games and Activities

Temporary / Remote Job Opportunities:
25+ Sites for Finding Remote Work
Resources for Remote Work
Tutoring online with Cambly
Digital Tools for Artists to Run a Remote Career During Coronavirus

Shout out to H.G. Watson via CARFAC for providing the national links.