The Covid-19 Pandemic devastated our arts community. With social distancing encouraged, theatres, concert venues, cultural hubs, art galleries and businesses were forced to close. Many artists already in precarious financial positions found themselves even worse off. 80% of artists lost income and 40% are on the verge of food insecurity.
Toronto Artscape Foundation committed to raise $2.5 million to provide support to our artists through this difficult time. Support was provided to artists and creatives via artsUNITE, free Launchpad learning online for all artists, Launchpad bursaries for artists in need and safe community access to space.
We will continue to support our artists through the recovery and renewal of the arts and cultural sector. To support our artists please donate.