New emergency funding initiative: Community Cares announced to support the Indigenous arts community

Jun 30 2020

In response to financial pressures being experienced by Indigenous artists and cultural workers

Ottawa, June 30, 2020 – The Canada Council for the Arts, the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance, the Indigenous Screen Office, and the Inuit Art Foundation announced today the creation of Community Cares: Emergency Response Fund for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Individuals Working in the Arts, a new time-limited emergency response fund to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals working in the arts and culture sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. Indigenous communities have been disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. This is a special fund devised to provide immediate support to Indigenous artists and cultural workers adversely affected by the pandemic.

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IMAGE: Dana Claxton, Headdress (2016), photograph, LED Firebox, Lightjet Duratrans, Canada Council Art Bank Collection.