Dear Friends,

We want to share some of the Canadian culture and artists' work that can be accessed online, as well as a list of free virtually accessible experiences by Canadian artists and cultural organizations along with some suggestions for Canadian culture appreciation and activities from your home.

For Canadian artists and institutions: you will also find below a brief updated list of links to some Covid-19 relief funds websites for your information. Also make sure to visit the websites of the NEH , NYFA and Americans for the Arts which have some helpful resources.

Wherever you are, we wish you strength and continued hope.
Please keep safe and healthy.

The Cultural Affairs Team
Consulate General of Canada in New York

Calling all #canadianartists and #canadianartlovers.
We want to see you and your art at home!
Take a photo of yourself working on your art or with a work of art by a Canadian artist and tag us
@canada.newyork with #canadaatathome to be featured on our Instagram.
Make is at selfie or with a quarantine buddy
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Visual Arts
. FAIR is a new online profit-sharing concept initiated by the New Art Dealers Association (NADA) designed to function cooperatively and act as a benefit for its community of galleries, nonprofits and artists. 
Each sale made from FAIR will be merged into collective pools for both participating galleries and artists, to then be evenly distributed among each group

Each week a new work will be made available at .

Week 3: Nadia Waheed (SAU)
June 3, 2020, Live at 10 am EST
Week 4: Walter Scott (CAN)
June 10, 2020, Live at 10 am EST

[ Iningat Ilagiit : Connecting through the Cape Dorset Archive

Through the Virtual Museum of Canada , the McMichael Canadian Art Collection offers unique access to works created by artists from Kinngait (Cape Dorset). Innigat Ilagiit  — meaning “a place for family” —
"Visitors are invited to browse some 4,000 works, and to create their own shareable virtual exhibits." ]

Explore the Museums of Québec
Virtual visits and experiences: exhibitions in the arts, history, science, and archeology...all online. 

by David Milne was selected as a Curator's Choice for the National Gallery of Canada. They now have a new virtual experience (Virtual NGC) where we can all connect to art from curator's choice and virtual gallery features to thought provoking articles and downloadable resources.
A new video series featuring Canada's national art collection is also available on the home page .

Nathalie Bondil, Director General and Chief Curator of the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, moderates "Canada Connects", an online conversation with Canadian gallerists for FRIEZE New York.
Performing Arts
Live streaming improv and sketch comedy twice weekly.

Jacob’s Pillow hosts
a conversation between international artists and choreographers including Anne Plamondon and Éric Gauthier.
  Come From Away casts
sing their praises for frontline workers.
Need a pick-me-up?
 In this new virtual series , hear readings of new works by several playwrights hosted by Weyni Mengesha, Frank Cox-O'Connell and Guillermo Verdecchia.
Check on  the Soulpepper website   to see more livestreamed events.
The world's oldest LGBTQ bookstore has taken what was once its physical programming and turned it into virtual TV channel with multiple times to tune in each day. There's over 20 events a week, which includes drag shows, comedy specials, readings, workshops and more.
Check out this week's schedule   here .  
Toronto is hosting their Pride Events online. See all upcoming events here .
Catch up on Canadian Shows
Canadian Classics: National Film Board of Canada
 Check these out: 66 NFB shorts are made available here and on YouTube
2007 Oscar-winning existential animated short 
directed by Torill Kove - Narrated by Liv Ullmann
Curated by Michelle van Beusekom
Film Festivals
Films are free from May 29-June 7, but require registration at 
Dir: Alexandre Dostie, 23 min, 2019
Dir: Rachel Samson, 3 min, 2019, Animation
Dir: Daiva Zalnieriunas, 12 min, 2019
Dir: Catherine Legault, 85 min, 2019, Documentary Feature
Dir: Jeanne Leblanc, 103 min, 2019,
Narrative Feature
June 4 - 9:45 AM EST
June 5 - 1:15 PM EST
June 7 - 2:15 PM EST
by Alice Munro
by Margaret Atwood
by André Alexis
June 4, 3 p.m. ET and June 18, 3 p.m. ET: : Toronto-based Xenia Concerts , a series designed specifically for autistic audience members , featuring Min-Jeong Koh, formerly of Cecilia String Quartet. "The concerts will feature stretch breaks, and a downloadable program with program checklist that you can use to follow along during the performance."
Watch it via   Facebook Live .

June 6, 8 p.m. ET/PT : WE CELEBRATE
Class of 2020 doesn't get to celebrate in person this year, so CTV and WE are throwing a virtual party
hosted by Lilly Singh and featuring Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes, Brett Kissel, Shay Mitchell and more." Get more details via .

Every Saturday, 11 a.m ET: J uno-nominated singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher will play weekly live concerts for parents and children, running now until mid-June, via  Facebook .

Tika  (7pm ET Fridays, ongoing): 
Tika is hosting a weekly performance showcase she's dubbed "Tika's Circle." Each week she invites a different curated selection of musicians to join her on Instagram Live and share their work.

Scotia Festival of Music is presenting a cello spectacular, with guest host Cameron Crozman live from Montreal!
The Polaris Music Prize
Canada's national music award annually given to the best full-length Canadian album will reveal their 40-strong longlist of finalists on Monday June 15 , followed by four custom playlists commissioned around specifiic themes. 
  Donald Robertson   (ongoing)
Toronto-born artist Donald Robertson is posting cheeky art classes out of his California studio in his signature bright, poppy style. Try your hand at a Kermés bag!

Canadians Create  (daily)
Edmonton-based artist Amy Dixon and calligrapher Brittany Dakins launched this online Facebook group where artists across Canada will be hosting 30-minute live art tutorials and "paint-alongs."

Mend It  (7:30pm ET Wednesdays)
Toronto-based designer Emily Nicole Neill has created a virtual weekly workshop where people can work on hand-sewing skills, mend clothes and make new friends. Up this week? Learn how to repair socks!

Bead With Me!   (ongoing)
Live beading classes with  Nalakwis , the Indigenous artist behind the
#beadthisinyourstyle challenge.

Additional Links:

COVID-19 Government Relief, Resources and Links
for Artists

 Click HERE to access NYFA's Emergency Grants resource page.

This year, NYFA will be offering two $5,000 unrestricted cash grants with funding from the Canadian Women's Club of New York. This opportunity is open to women-identifying emerging or early career artists working in any discipline who live and work in New York State.
They must be Canadian citizens.

Applications Close: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT
Applicants Notified: Late August 2020