Backgrounder: Targeted recovery support for Canadian arts, culture and heritage organizations as they welcome back audiences and rebuild revenues
The Government of Canada has announced details of the Canada Arts and Culture Recovery Program (CACRP), which will provide $50 million in 2022-23 to help Canadian arts, cultural and heritage organizations who are experiencing reduced revenues while dealing with capacity reductions and audiences hesitant to return to in-person activities, due to COVID-19.
This temporary support will be delivered through existing Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts and Telefilm Canada programs.
This investment will respond to the needs of organizations that own or operate venues, museums and heritage sites. It will also help organizations that self-present or self-produce as well as distribution organizations that are dependent on revenue from in-person attendance.
Eligible recipients will include professional arts presentation venues, non-profit museums and heritage organizations, Canadian-owned live music venues, concert promoters and concert producers supporting the career development of Canadian artists, Canadian-controlled cinema operators/exhibitors, Canadian film distributors as well as arts organizations involved in creation, production and presentation, including non-profit professional live performing arts organizations.
Participating CACRP delivery partners will implement a targeted approach. Applicants will be able to receive CACRP funding from one of the participating delivery programs. Please consult the webpages of the individual CACRP delivery partners for more information.
Implementation details will be made available online through the following CACRP funding delivery programs and Crown corporation webpages.
|CACRP funding delivery 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 allow them to continue to care for their heritage collections, as they seek to recover from pandemic-related losses.
Rollout timeline: The launch of this funding component is scheduled for June 27, 2022.
|Canada Music Fund||
$14 million in 2022-23 to support specific Canadian-owned music venues, concert promoters and concert producers facing continued pandemic-related financial challenges. It is focused on ensuring Canadian artists continue to have access to stages, and the live sector infrastructure needed to build and grow their careers beyond the pandemic. The CMF’s third party administrators, FACTOR and Musicaction, will deliver the funding to the Anglophone and Francophone music markets respectively under an initiative called 2022-23 Continuation of Emergency Support to Canadian-Owned Music Venues, Concert Promoters and Producers.
Rollout timeline: The launch of this funding initiative is scheduled for late June 2022.
|Canada Council for the Arts||
The Canada Council will receive $9.2 million in 2022-23, to support underserved and marginalized core-funded organizations that have had their artistic creations, rehearsals, productions or presentations affected by public health measures.
To be eligible, arts organizations must prove they are honouring their financial commitments to pay fees and salaries for artists, technicians and cultural workers, which will ensure the funds flow into the hands of artists and other workers.
Rollout timeline: The launch of this funding component is expected for summer 2022.
|Canada Arts Presentation Fund||
The fund will provide $4 million in 2022-23 to existing program recipients that own or operate indoor facilities as a presentation venues, whether purpose-built or adapted, as well as other non-profit organizations that can demonstrate they regularly provide indoor presentation venues, whether purpose-built or adapted, for the live performing arts.
Rollout timeline: The launch of this funding component is scheduled for early September 2022.
Telefilm will receive $9.2 million in 2022-23 to provide financial support to two core client groups—cinema exhibitors and film distributors—whose business operations were affected by public health measures requiring complete closure or reduced capacity, which affected their financial capacity.
Rollout timeline: The launch of this funding component is expected in early fall 2022.
Organizations can contact one of the CACRP funding delivery programs above for more information about this recovery support funding.
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