Heritage Neighbourhood Artist Relief Fund

photo by Shaunna Dunn

The Heritage Community Association (HCA) and Common Weal Community Arts are partnering on a fund to help support artists in Regina’s Heritage neighbourhood during COVID-19. The Heritage Neighbourhood Artist Relief Fund aims to support the practice of artists who have lost income due to the pandemic, especially those who cannot access other financial supports.

The Fund is open to artists at all stages of their careers. We prioritize the work of artists who represent diverse communities including Indigenous artists, women artists, artists who identify with culturally diverse communities, 2SLGBTQ artists, and artists with a disability. Priority will also be given to those who cannot access other financial supports such as the Canada Emergency Response Benefit.

We welcome submissions that look to animate the landscape of the Heritage neighbourhood or build unique community connections during this time of physical distancing. However, funding is not tied to product outcomes and can be used for community engaged practice, development of work, materials, subsistence, or artistic reflection.

All self-identified artists who live in the Heritage neighbourhood are eligible to apply for up to $500 each.

Funds are limited; we cannot guarantee that all applicants will receive full funding.

Funding for this initiative comes from the HCA’s Raymond Nelson Estate Fund, which is set aside for special projects that help build connections between community members in unique and creative ways.

Apply online by May 10. Recipients will be notified, and funds dispersed, soon afterward.

Email director@heritagecommunityassociation.com with any questions.