CHOOSING A SWIFT TRANSITION OF YOUR MANAGEMENT

The past few weeks have no resemblance to what we used to know. Since the beginning of the crisis, ArtExpert moved swiftly to help arts organizations and their managers.

5 ADVICES TO MIGRATE EFFICIENTLY

ADVICE #1: Get access rapidly to emergency funding
LISTEN TO THE NEWS – Each day, new initiatives are announced by Departments and Arts Councils

ADVICE #2: Enjoy Teleworking
BUT… PRESERVE GOOD TEAM SPIRIT ; respect containment and hygiene measures ; when teleworking, keep contact ; be grateful to your employees everyday, relax and stay cool;

      • Focus on the present because nobody knows how long your workplace will be closed and cultural activities suspended
      • Be ready to cancel your activities, but wait for the governments’ decisions on containment to proceed to a cancellation of the next season
      • If your monthly revenue decline by more than 30 %, consider asking for business support (75 % of salaries) to maintain the expertise in your organization
      • Otherwise, consider asking your employees to take advantage of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit
      • Ask your ticket buyers if they would prefer to be reimbursed or to donate the value of their ticket to your organisation.

ADVICE #3: Stay connected
TO A LARGE NETWORK PROVIDING SOLUTIONS – Use available tools as for virtual meeting applications, Podcast and Web conferences ; subscribe to alerts from your sector’s associations and support groups

ADVICE #4: Performing Arts on the Web
A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY – Consider moving your activities on audio or video digital platforms

ADVICE #5: Prepare yourself for the economic rebound
GET READY – For after the containment and beyond.

USEFUL LINKS for Arts Managers

  1. Canada – Plan d’intervention économique du Canada pour répondre à la COVID-19
  2. AVIS aux bénéficiaires de subventions et contributions de Patrimoine canadien
  3. Conseil des arts du Canada – 60 millions de dollars en financement anticipé pour stabiliser le cœur du secteur artistique face à la crise de la COVID-19
  4. Conseil des arts du Canada – Information COVID-19
  5. BDC – Nouveau programme de garantie et de prêts pour les PME pour faciliter l’accès au crédit pour les entrepreneurs touchés par la COVID-19
  6. Ville de Montréal – COVID-19 : Mesures en soutien aux entreprises montréalaises
  7. Ville de Montréal – Initiatives collaboratives art-industrie-savoir en créativité numérique
  8. Conseil des arts de Montréal – COVID-19 : Accélération exceptionnelle des versements de subventions
  9. Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec – Aide d’urgence
  10. QUÉBEC – Programmes d’aide gouvernementaux
  11. Programme d’aide temporaire aux travailleurs (PATT COVID-19)
  12. TORONTO – Economic Support & Recovery for Businesses
  13. TORONTO Arts Council & Arts Foundation
  14. Société Radio-Canada
  15. Mentorat culturel
  16. Soutien à la communauté culturelle québécoise
  17. Art Connexion – comité culturel AECS HÉC Montréal 

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