COVID-19 Relief Fund for Artists & Arts Organizations

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The arts and culture sector plays a key role in contributing to the social, cultural, and economic health of Brampton. Many artists and arts organizations are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19 due to the unprecedented loss of revenue caused by the cancellation of performances, exhibitions, productions, and community events, the closure of venues and the prohibition of public gatherings.

To assist Brampton based artists and arts organizations in dealing with the negative impacts of COVID-19, the City of Brampton has created the COVID-19 Relief Fund for Artists and Arts Organizations. The Fund offers:

  • Up to $15,000 in relief funds for Brampton-based charitable and non-profit arts organizations.
  • Up to $1,000 in relief funds for Brampton-based individual artists.

These funds are intended to help offset a portion of revenue losses and expenses as a result of COVID-19, and will play a role in helping Brampton’s arts sector to stabilize, strengthen, and contribute to the city’s economic recovery from the pandemic.

Timelines

  • Applications for Arts Organizations opens on Thursday, July 9, 2020, and closes on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at 11:59 pm.
  • Applications for Individual Artists opens on Thursday, July 9, 2020, and will remain open until Friday, December 4, 2020, at 11:59 pm, or until all available program funds are exhausted.

Fund Guidelines

Learn more about the Fund and how to apply: COVID-19 Relief Fund for Artists and Arts Organizations Guidelines

Application Forms

For Arts Organizations:

For Individual Artists:

Email all questions and application forms to arts_relief@brampton.ca.