WEEKLY/COVID-19 /04–Initial Response: Impact Survey–Preliminary results from the Impact survey circulated to artist-run centres. ARCA has received 74 responses to its survey of the COVID-19 impact on artist-run centres launched March 26, and covering the initial 30 days of self-distancing measures. Researcher Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte is in the process of analyzing results that will be shared in the next issue of our newsletter.
WEEKLY / COVID-19 / HEBDO #04
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Initial Response: Impact Survey–Preliminary results from the Impact survey circulated to artist-run centres
ARCA has received 74 responses to its survey of the COVID-19 impact on artist-run centres launched March 26, and covering the initial 30 days of self-distancing measures. Researcher Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte is in the process of analyzing results that will be shared in the next issue of our newsletter. Thank you to artist-run centres who took the time to respond!
If your staff is working from home, you are eligible for the Temporary wage subsidy for employers: You do not need to apply for this subsidy!
This is a three-month subsidy that will allow eligible employers to reduce the amount of payroll deductions required to be remitted to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
If your publicly funded organization has the capacity to keep salaried staff working from home during the distancing and self-isolation period due to COVID-19, you are likely eligible for the 10% Temporary wage subsidy for employers equal to 10% of the remuneration you pay from March 18, 2020 to June 19, 2020 (up to a max. of $1,375 for each eligible employee). For example, if your employee earned $ 3000, you can deduct $300 from your next payroll remittance of federal, provincial, or territorial income tax that you send to the CRA by the amount of the subsidy, in this case, by $300.
To receive it, you will continue deducting income tax, Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions, and Employment Insurance (EI) premiums from salary, wages, bonuses, or other remuneration paid to your employees, as you currently do. The subsidy is calculated when you remit your income tax deductions to the CRA.
Important—You cannot reduce your remittance of CPP contributions or EI premiums. And, if you are not sure about figuring this out, the CRA will automatically apply the subsidy to your account when you produce your T4 summaries for 2020 next year.
Anyway, it’s really well detailed here.
Lands to Travel Through
After careful consideration, the Alberta Association of Artist-run Centres (AAARC) and the Artist-run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCA) have decided to postpone the Lands To Travel Through gathering until next year. We remain committed to honouring our agreements with artists, and supporting our community as best we can through this difficult time.
Digital Originals: Micro Innovation Grants
Another recent federal initiative: “Digital Originals,” a new temporary funding initiative intended to help artists, groups and cultural organizations to present their works online during the pandemic. Application details to follow in late April; Applications will only be accepted through the Canada Council portal beginning in mid-May. > More info
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
If your organization’s revenues have been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for a subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to 12 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020, to June 6, 2020. This wage subsidy is intended to re-hire workers previously laid off as a result of COVID-19, help prevent further job losses, and better position you to resume normal operations following the crisis.
Calls For Proposals
Call for applications – Residency program of the European Commission co-funded project “Beyond Matter”
Deadline/Tombée: April 30, 2020
Appel à projets : Résidence de création | Mission photographique en Outaouais
Deadline/Tombée: 15 mai 2020 à 23 h 59 (HAE)
Call to artists – Fellowship Program | Living Arts Centre
Deadline/Tombée: 7 mai 2020 à 17h
Call for Exhibitions
Appel de dossiers d’artistes du Canada – MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image
Deadline/Tombée: 24 mai 2020 à 23h59
Call for Artists and Curators – BIENALSUR
Deadline/Tombée: 30 avril 2020
Call for applications – PaFoSa
Deadline/Tombée: 31 mai 2020 à 23h59
Appel à projets – Galerie ELEKTRA
Deadline/Tombée: 1er juin 2020
Appel aux artistes – Ville de Gatineau
Deadline/Tombée: 27 avril 2020 à minuit
Programme d’achats directs – Ville d’Ottawa
Deadline/Tombée: 29 avril 2020 à midi (HAE)
Request for proposals – Permanent Public Art Memorial to Joshua Glover
Deadline/Tombée: 30 avril à 16h
Call for artists – City Hall Public Art Project
Deadline/Tombée: 30 avril 2020 à 17h (HNA)
Calls for papers
Appel de propositions – Vie des Arts | numéro 261
Deadline/Tombée: 28 juin 2020
Appel de textes – Esse | No 101 : Dossier Nouveaux matérialismes
Deadline/Tombée: 1er septembre 2020
Call for submissions – 2020 Burtynsky Grant
Deadline/Tombée: 20 mai 2020