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

September 20, 2021

7TH STREET OFFICES + AAC WORKS

AAC Works will be open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. We encourage customers to shop online as only 2 visitors at a time may visit. Curbside pick-up is available Monday through Friday for online orders.

AAC 7 Street Office. Please email or call as some staff are working from home at 403.320.0555 or info@artslethbridge.org

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

CASA

Casa has implemented the Province’s Restriction Exemption Program (REP). As a result, all visitors will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative rapid COVID test taken within 72 hours to access the facility.
More information can be found here:  https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx

Visitors to Casa should enter through the EAST entrance. Casa will be reducing hours to Monday through Friday 10am – 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm. If you have questions about arts education classes, facility rentals and studio access please contact Casa at 403.327.2272.

Registration for Fall classes are currently on-going for 2021. Please call us at 403.327.2272 to register. Class descriptions can be found on-line at casalethbridge.ca

For further information please call Casa at 403.327.2272, Monday through Friday, 10am to 9pm; or the 7 Street Office at 403.320.0555, Monday to Friday; 9am to 5pm.

#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

Safe Return to Arts Programming
A document developed to provide resources to local arts organizations and festivals about implementing safe practices in the time of Covid-19. This document was developed in September 2021.
Download COVID-19 Reopening Considerations

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.