Targeted recovery support for Canadian arts, culture and heritage organizations to help welcome audiences back and increase revenue


The government of Canada continues to support the viability of arts, culture and heritage organizations as the sector recovers.

GATINEAUQC, June 27, 2022 /CNW/ – Our arts, culture and heritage sectors have been among the hardest hit throughout the pandemic, especially organizations that rely on in-person attendance. As tourism begins to recover and visitors gradually return to our theatres, museums and galleries, we continue to be there to help organizations that have been most affected by the impacts of COVID-19.

Today, the Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez announced details of the Canada Arts and Culture Recovery Program (CACRP), which will provide targeted support to cultural organizations still facing significant financial challenges in the third year of the pandemic.

As announced in Budget 2022, the Government of Canada invests $50 million to support Canadian arts, culture and heritage organizations that have experienced lost revenue due to public health restrictions and capacity limitations and the continued reluctance of audiences to return. This funding will strengthen the two-year period, $300 million Recovery fund for the arts, culture, heritage and sport sectors and the $200 million 2021 budget reopening fund.

This stimulus fund will help organizations mitigate the financial risks of hosting activities in an unpredictable operating environment. CACRP will help offset declines in a wide range of self-generated revenue.

This funding will be delivered over the coming weeks and months through the following existing programs and Crown corporations in the Canadian Heritage portfolio:

  • Canada Arts Presentation Fund
  • Museum Assistance Program
  • Canada Music Fund
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • TV movie Canada

The attached backgrounder provides details on each CACRP funding element.

Quotation

from Canada The cultural sector has shown incredible resilience in the face of COVID-19. We can’t wait for arts organizations and workers to put on more shows and events, welcome audiences back, and rebuild revenues. Our arts, culture and heritage organizations are important contributors to our economy, including attracting tourists and creating jobs in communities large and small across the country. We will always be there to support the arts.”

—Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage

“As we continue to work to rebuild and strengthen the arts sector in Canada, I welcome the additional support that Canada’s Arts and Culture Recovery Program will provide. The $9.2 million allocated to the Canada Council for the Arts will be administered in accordance with our commitment to building a more sustainable, inclusive and vibrant arts and culture workforce in Canada. While working with and supporting arts organizations, we keep artists at the center of our thinking.”

—Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts

“As the effects of COVID-19 continue to be felt, Telefilm Canada will continue to be there for exhibitors and distributors of Canadian films. During this period of recovery, as Canadians return safely to their local theaters and film festivals, this additional targeted support from the Government of Canada is both essential and much appreciated.”

—Christa Dickenson, Executive Director and CEO of Telefilm Canada

Fast facts

The 2020 Fall Economic Statement is committed to supporting Canadian arts and live events workers in response to COVID-19 and has provided $181.5 million to help provide employment opportunities for Canadian artists and cultural workers and to stabilize the general environment.

Planned 2021 budget $500 million over two years to support the reopening and resumption of from Canada arts, culture, heritage and sports sectors. This included funding to support Canadian festivals, outdoor theaters and local museums in delivering in-person experiences and events to attract visitors to our communities and encourage the safe return of the public.

The 2021 Economic and Fiscal Update describes $60 million in 2022-23 to create the Canadian Performing Arts Worker Resilience Fund. This temporary program supports Canadian performing artists and behind-the-scenes workers who have been financially impacted by public health restrictions and closures.

The 2022 budget also committed $12.1 million for the National Arts Center to support the creation, co-production, presentation, promotion and touring of productions with Canadian commercial and not-for-profit performing arts companies.

Related links

Canada Arts Presentation Fund
Museum Assistance Program
Canada Music Fund
Canada Council for the ArtsTelefilm Canada
Four independent organizations will provide transitional COVID-19 support to self-employed cultural workers in the performing arts sector (May 2, 2022)
Additional support for cultural workers in the performing arts sector (February 1, 2022)
Ongoing support for arts, culture, heritage and sport organizations (June 28, 2021)
Supporting arts and live events workers in response to COVID-19 (March 2, 2021)
COVID-19: Support for the culture, heritage and sport sectors

Information document

Backgrounder: Targeted recovery support for Canadian arts, culture and heritage organizations as they welcome audiences back and rebuild revenues.

The government of Canada announced details of the Canadian Arts and Culture Recovery Program (CACRP), which will provide $50 million in 2022-2023 to support Canadian arts, culture and heritage organizations experiencing declining revenues while dealing with capacity reductions and audiences reluctant to resume in-person activities due to COVID-19.

This temporary support will be offered through existing programs at Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and Telefilm Canada.

This investment will meet the needs of organizations that own or operate heritage sites, museums and sites. It will also help organizations that show up or perform themselves as well as cast organizations that depend on income from in-person attendance.

Eligible recipients will include professional performing arts venues, non-profit museums and heritage organizations, Canadian-owned concert halls, concert organizers and concert producers supporting the career development of Canadian artists, exhibitors/exhibitors of Canadian-controlled cinemas, distributors of Canadian films as well as arts organizations involved in the creation, production and dissemination, including professional non-profit and non-profit performing arts organizations profit.

Participating CACRP Implementing Partners will implement a targeted approach. Applicants may receive CACRP funding from one of the participating delivery programs. Please consult the web pages of the various CACRP delivery partners for more information.

Implementation details will be available online through the CACRP funding programs and the following Crown corporation web pages.

CACRP Funding Program / Crown Corporation

Funding budget and program details



Museum Assistance Program

$13.6 million in 2022-23 to support ongoing operating costs

for heritage organizations to enable them to continue to care for their heritage collections, as they seek to recover from pandemic-related losses.

Deployment timeline: This funding stream is scheduled to launch on June 27, 2022.

Canada Music Fund

$14 million in 2022-23 to support concert venues, concert promoters and concert producers owned by individual Canadians facing ongoing financial challenges related to the pandemic. It aims to ensure that Canadian artists continue to have access to the stages and performing sector infrastructure needed to build and grow their careers beyond the pandemic. The CMF’s third-party administrators, FACTOR and Musicaction, will provide funding to the Anglophone and Francophone music markets respectively under an initiative called 2022-2023 Continuation of emergency support for concert halls, concert promoters and Canadian producers.

Deployment schedule: The launch of this funding initiative is scheduled for the end of June 2022.

Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts will receive $9.2 million in 2022-23 to support underserved and marginalized grassroots funded organizations whose artistic creations, rehearsals, productions or presentations are impacted by public health measures.

To be eligible, arts organizations must demonstrate that they meet their financial commitments to pay the fees and salaries of artists, technicians and cultural workers, which will ensure that the funds go into the hands of artists and other workers.

Deployment schedule: This funding stream is scheduled to launch in the summer of 2022.

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

The fund will provide $4 million in 2022-23 to existing program recipients who own or operate indoor facilities as venues, whether purpose-built or adapted, as well as other non-profit organizations. which can demonstrate that they regularly provide indoor venues, whether purpose-built or adapted, for the performing arts.

Deployment schedule: The launch of this funding stream is scheduled for early September 2022.

Telefilm Canada

Telefilm will receive $9.2 million in 2022-2023 to financially support two main client groups, cinema exhibitors and film distributors, whose commercial activities have been affected by public health measures requiring a complete closure. or reduced capacity, which affected their financial capacity.

Roll-out schedule: This funding stream is expected to launch in early fall 2022.

Organizations can contact one of the CACRP funding programs above for more information on this recovery support funding.

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

For further information: Media only: Laura Scaffidi, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, [email protected]; Media Relations, Canadian Heritage, 819-994-9101, 1-866-569-6155, [email protected]; Communications and Engagement, Canada Council for the Arts, 613-239-3958, 1-800-263-5588 ext. 5151, [email protected]; Media enquiries, Telefilm Canada, Joyce Richards, Public Relations Advisor, 647-475-4903, [email protected]

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