RESOURCES & TOOLS DURING COVID-19

 

HEALTH & WELL BEING
Bounceback. Free guided self help program.
Check your symptoms.Government of Ontario's self-assessment tool
CAMH- Mental Health and COVID-19
Unison Benevolent Fund. Counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community
Workman Arts . Mental health and community care resources

TRACKING FINANCES AND ACCESSING SUPPORT
The AFC  an emergency relief fund for those in the entertainment industry
ArtScape list of economic support initiatives,funding,housing and food security
Behind the Scenes financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals
Canada Council for the Arts program and service updates.
Canada Emergency Response Benefit if you have stopped working because of COVID-19
Canadian Low-Income Artist/Musician Relief Fund  GoFundMe seeking to provide support for low-income artists
CBC Arts- Canadian artists and freelancers can find help during COVID-19 shutdowns 
CARFAC response to COVID-19
COVID-19 & Freelance Artists a list designed to serve freelance artists
Glad Day Emergency Fund. LGBTQ2s artists and performers 
Government of Canada. Supporting business and individuals during COVID-19
Guelph Arts Council Sue Richards Artist Relief Fund.
Help Centre for Arts Professionals
LEAN Canada - Leadership Emergency Arts Network Information for Organizations
Professional Association of Canadian Theatres
Resources for Canadian Artists, Writers, and Media Workers During COVID-19 shutdowns
Writers' Trust of Canada Emergency funding to professional Canadian writers in mid-project

ADVOCATE FOR YOUR NEEDS
Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Recovery. Submit insights on how COVID-19 pandemic has affected local businesses in Guelph. Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
I Lost My Gig national survey. Arts, culture, heritage & tourism workers
Government of Canada. impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians

ADAPTING & FUTURE RECOVERY 
Event Safety Alliance. Reopening Guide. FEO
Returning to Work Safely. Guelph Chamber of Commerce
E-Commerce. Getting Started. Pre-recorded webinars with Shopify

SUPPORTING YOUR COMMUNITY DURING COVID-19
Empty Bowls. Robert Langen Art Gallery and Food Bank of Waterloo. May 19
The Healing of the Seven Generations. #GivingTuesday. Online donation.

 

 

 

RENTABLE SPACE (new posting)

 
NATURAL LIGHT STUDIO SPACE - STUDIO 404, (404 York Rd)
120.00 square foot studio space available. Clean and quite. Private entrance, fully accessible, including shelving, hallway gallery, shared washroom and laundry sink. Free parking.
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STUDIO SPACE FOR RENT- NECESSARY ARTS
Necessary Arts is a collective and co-working artist space in Downtown Guelph. Some studio spaces have become available for rent. The memberships that are offered include:
  • Co-Working Memberships $125/per month (includes drawer space, shared studio areas, 24hr access, kitchen, bathrooms, wifi, etc.)
  • Full Memberships range from $250 to $500/per month (includes semi-private individual studio space, shared studio areas, 24hr access, kitchen, bathrooms, wifi, etc.)
The space is ready to work in and available as soon as May 2020. Please contact Chanel at (905) 334-5524 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.necessaryarts.ca/ 
 
Note: The space will be cleaned and sanitized for studio members (as per COVID-19 government guidelines). The studio is not open to the public and is spacious enough to comply with the 6-feet apart social distancing requirements 

 

 

GENERAL RESOURCES & CREATIVE SPACES

 

Local Resources

Diyode
Diyode is a non-profit organization with a mandate to foster an enthusiasm for DIY. http://www.diyode.com/

Guelph-Wellington Business Enterprise Centre
In order to provide the best resources and the most comprehensive assistance possible for new and existing small businesses... http://www.guelphbusiness.com/

Wyndham Art Supplies
Wyndham Art Supplies provides a broad range of art materials for professional, amateur and student artists. They have a walk in store on Wyndham Street as well as an extensive online invintory. http://www.wyndhamartsupplies.com/

City of Guelph
Arts & Culture: http://guelph.ca/living/arts-and-culture/
Grants: http://guelph.ca/city-hall/budget-and-finance/annual-grant-program/
Special Projects: https://guelph.ca/living/arts-and-culture/special-projects/airprogram/

Art Gallery of Guelph
The Art Gallery of Guelph, formerly the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, is a public gallery and adjoining sculpture park in Guelph, on the corner of Gordon Street and College Avenue. Also operates a gift shop, art sales and rentals featuring local artists and fine crafters. http://artgalleryofguelph.ca/ 

Ed Video Media Arts Centre
Artist-run centre with a focus on video art, but also serving all forms of media art. http://www.edvideo.org/

Indie Film Production Companies
http://www.indiefilmontario.com/south.html

Guelph Tourism
https://guelph.ca/living/arts-and-culture/tourism-services/

10C Shared Space

http://www.10carden.ca/

Guelph People and Information Network (PIN, formerly Volunteer Centre)
http://pinnetwork.ca/

Innovation Guelph
Providing mentorship and business support programs and services to help innovative enterprises start, grow and thrive. http://www.innovationguelph.ca/

Boarding House Arts / Musagetes
https://www.uoguelph.ca/sofam/boarding-house-gallery 
http://musagetes.ca/city/guelph/

Publication Studio Guelph
https://publication-studio.myshopify.com/collections/ps-guelph
https://www.facebook.com/PSGuelph/info

Silence 
http://www.silencesounds.ca/what_is_silence.html

Artsy Activists
Youth-led weekly meetup
https://www.facebook.com/artsyactivist/

Bookshelf
Indie movie theatre & treasured bookshop
http://www.bookshelf.ca/

ISCAP
http://www.improvcommunity.ca/

The Making Box
Improv classes, live comedy
https://www.themakingbox.ca/

Guelph Community Foundation
http://www.guelphcf.ca/ 

Guelph Youth Music Centre
Venue, classes, events
http://www.gymc.ca/ 

CFRU
Community radio
http://www.cfru.ca/get-involved

Guelph Chamber of Commerce
http://www.guelphchamber.com/ 

The Churches of St Matthias and St James the Apostle
Arts, music venue
http://www.sjapostle.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=621&Itemid=91

Royal City Studios
Music rehearsal, recording, performing venue
https://royalcitystudios.ca/

Guelph Tool Library
A lending library of tools
https://guelphtoollibrary.org/

 Helpful Links

Akimbo

Artists in Canada

Canada Council for the Arts

Canadian Dance Assembly

Canadian Federation of Musicians

CARFAC - Canadian Artists' Representation/Le Front des aristes canadiens

Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd

FACTOR - The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings 

HCNT - Heritage Canada The National Trust 

Hero Initiative for Comic Artists

Ontario Arts Council

Re:Sound

SOCAN - the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada

The Canadian Senior Artists' Resource Network

The Federation of Canadian Artists

The Writers' Union of Canada

 

Rentable Creative/Performance Space

Royal City Studios musicians' rehearsal and recording space.

 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. shared artist studio space.

Otherwise

Studios studio/stage/gallery/classroom/photo shoot venue.

Guelph Youth Dance Studios rehearsal, class, and performance spaces

Guelph Youth Music Centre recital, rehearsal,class, studio spaces 

Heritage Hall rehearsal studio.

Necessary Arts

Company studio/teaching/gallery space.

10c Shared Space. Meeting and event spaces

Art In The Ward - Artist Studio and Workshop space rental

Ballroom Class - Dance studio rentals

Boarding House Arts - Artists Studios & gallery space 

Dancetheatre David Earle - Dance (& other)  studio rentals 

Diyode - A shared community workshop

Elora Centre for the Arts - special event & short-term rentals

Evergreen Seniors CommunityCentre - Room rentals

Guelph Civic Museum - Space rentals

Guelph Youth Dance Studios - rehearsal, class, and performance space for rent in downtown Guelph.

Guelph Youth Music Centre - Rehearsal, class & performance space, including concert hall, in downtown Guelph.

Heritage Hall/Guelph Black Heritage Society - Event & Meeting space

JamSpots - Local jam spaces for musicians

Necessary Arts Company - A creative co-working studio space in downtown Guelph

Otherwise Studios - studio/stage/gallery/classroom/photoshoot venue.

River Run Centre - Performing arts centre

Royal City Studios musicians' rehearsal and recording space

Silence Sounds - concert, workshop, meeting space etc.

Studio 404 - A shared visual and performing arts space 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Shared artists' studio space in The Junction

Churches

Church of our Lady Immaculate 

Dublin Street United Church 

St. George's Anglican Church

Knox Church

Harcourt Memorial Church

St. Andrews Church

Lakeside Church

Other/ Sale

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