Necessary Arts Collective

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Necessary Arts Collective is a studio space located in downtown Guelph. The space is accessible, affordable, and ready-to-work in. 

Studio memberships include:

  • Individual dedicated studio space
  • White wall space
  • Ability to bring your own furniture
  • 24hr unlimited key-fob studio access
  • Access to shared studio tables and tools
  • Free wifi
  • Kitchenette & bathroom access
  • Limited Memberships Available

Inquire via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Government of Ontario Arts & Culture Funds

Government of Ontario Small Business Support


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Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. Updated Public Advisory. 
Ontario's Framework and Guide.Provincewide shut down. Updated January 2021
Resources for the workplace. Preventing COVID-19 
Safety tips for sellers. How to do curbside pick up
Taking your event online. Culture Days resource

Check your symptoms.Government of Ontario's self-assessment tool
CAMH- Mental Health and COVID-19
PPE Directory. Guelph Chamber of Commerce
Unison Benevolent Fund. Financial assistance, counselling and emergency relief services for musicians

CARFAC  Canadian Artists Representation
I Lost My Gig National survey. Arts, culture, heritage & tourism workers
Statistics Canada Surveys about impact of COVID-19 on Canadians

Government of Ontario Small Business Support
City of Guelph Emergency Fund and Tourism Recovery Fund NFP, unincorporated, individuals, and tourism sector
The AFC  An emergency relief fund for those in the entertainment industry
ArtsUnite. Nation wide list of services and resources for artists
Behind the Scenes Financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals
Canadian Business Resilience Network Guidance, information, and tools for businesses
Canada Council for the Arts Program and service updates
Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan Government initiatives for individuals and organizations
Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS). Program to help cover rent and property expenses
Glad Day Emergency Fund. LGBTQ2s artists and performers 
Guelph Arts Council Sue Richards Artist Relief Fund.
Immigration and citizenship: Financial assistance for newcomers, temportary residents and refugees

Professional Association of Canadian Theatres
Resources for Canadian Artists, Writers, and Media Workers During COVID-19 shutdowns
Telefilm Canada Short-term compensation fund for audiovisual productions (Closes March 31) 
Writers' Trust of Canada Emergency funding For professional Canadian writers experiencing financial crisis





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FACTOR - The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings 

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Hero Initiative for Comic Artists

Ontario Arts Council


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The Federation of Canadian Artists

The Writers' Union of Canada

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