• Reopening Plans by Province
• Resources by Province
• Published Articles
• Audience Research & Data
• Tips & Resources for Live Streaming
|NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR - Together Again Plan (PDF)|
|PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND - Moving forward in 2021 (Webpage)|
|NOVA SCOTIA - Reopening Plan (Webpage)|
|QUEBEC - Reopening Plan (Webpage)|
|ONTARIO - Reopening Ontario (Webpage)|
|MANITOBA - Manitoba's 4-3-2-One Great Summer Reopening Path (Webpage)|
|SASKATCHEWAN - Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan (Webpage)|
|ALBERTA - Alberta's Open for Summer Plan (Webpage)|
|BRITISH COLUMBIA - BC's Restart: A plan to bring us back together (Webpage)|
|YUKON - A path forward: Next Steps (PDF)|
|NORTHWEST TERRITORIES - Emerging Wisely 2021 (Webpage)|
|PLASA Guidance Document - Considerations on Returning to Work (July 16, 2021)
This document provides a summary of what businesses may need to consider when re-opening.
|Skills Fade and the Impact on Riggers Returning to Work Following the Lifting of Restrictions on Live Events
(National Rigging Advisory Group, PLASA)
This guidance has been produced by the NRAG and PLASA to support all those working in the events sector who are commissioning or undertaking rigging work. Its purpose is to identify that ‘skills fade’ is a real issue, raise awareness and understanding, and outline some actions that can be taken to mitigate the impact of skills fade on riggers.
CDC Readiness and Planning Tool to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 at Events and Gatherings
** This document is for historical purposes and is no longer being updated. Go to the CDC COVID-19 website for more recent information.
|Live Performance Health and Safety Advisory Committee and Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development - Live Performance Health and Safety during COVID-19 2021 February 10
Find resources, best practices and information to help keep your workers safe and healthy during COVID-19.
|International Association of Venue Manager (IAVM) - Public Assembly Facilities Recovery Guide (Oct 2021)
This guide is written guidance designed to help venues make reasonable decisions as it relates to the health and safety of all venue occupants. IAVM has conducted extensive research to provide recommendations that are advisory in nature, informational in content, and intended to assist venues in providing safe and healthy workplaces. This guide is not designed to circumvent government guidance.
NAC-CNA - PANDEMIC: REOPENING SAFETY PLAN
EVENT SAFETY ALLIANCE REOPENING GUIDE
Available for download in English, French, Korean and Chinese.
|PSAV MeetSAFE Guidelines Playbook
PSAV and our family of companies will be at the forefront in safe meeting practices related to the services provided by our industry leading brands. As shelter-in-place restrictions ease, physical distancing and enhanced cleaning procedures will remain an essential part of making people comfortable with meeting. Risk and health are two key considerations for businesses and associations. An anticipated phase one recovery for our industry likely represents smaller meeting sizes following evolving government guidelines. With fewer people meeting and a cleaning routine in place, the risk for attendees will be reduced.
|GUIDE TO REOPENING THEATRICAL VENUES
From the Performing Arts Sector Consortium Advisory Committee on Reopening (PACC). (June 2020)
|PERG Safe Return to Work Guidelines: Precautions for Preventing Transmission of COVID-19 for Camera and Lighting Rental Operations, Sound Stages, and Production Vehicles.
This guidance document provides measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus for camera and lighting equipment rental operations, facilities that rent sound stages, and for trucks and vehicles used by rental companies. The PERG Task Group applied the recommendations of the CDC, OSHA, and public health officials to rental operations, equipment, and facilities.
|96 solutions and ANTI-solutions For A Pandemic Theatre Supported by Compagnie Ici'bas and festival Le Castrum.
"Like many others, we were unable to get together for the creative residencies for our next show. Like many others, we ended up online to discuss the crisis we are going through and the reactions we could bring to it. From these regular virtual meetings was born a fierce desire to act. This text is both the starting point of a project for this summer and a way of reflecting on the current situation."
Film & TV
The Safe Way Forward (June 12, 2020) A Joint Report of the DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE and Teamsters’ Committees for COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
White Paper - Proposed Health and Safety Guidelines for Motion Picture, Television, and Streaming Productions During the COVID-19 Pandemic (June 1, 2020, Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, Industry-Wide Labor- Management Safety Committee Task Force)
B.C. MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY : A GREENER RETURN DURING COVID-19 ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY GUIDELINES
- Community gathering spaces
- Reducing COVID-19 risk in community settings: A tool for operators
- Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 pandemic; currently under review
- Key planning recommendations for mass gatherings in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to host governments, health authorities and national or international organizers of mass gatherings on containing risks of COVID-19 transmission associated with mass gathering events.
Considerations for Events and Gatherings (Centers for Disease Control, U.S.)
RESOURCES BY PROVINCE (↑)
- COVID-19 Safety Plan
Employers are required to develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan that outlines the policies, guidelines, and procedures they have put in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This tool will guide you through a six-step process to help you create your plan. The tool is provided as a fillable PDF you can download and save with the details of the plan for your workplace.
- Protocols for performing arts
In earlier stages of the pandemic, WorkSafeBC developed industry-specific protocols to provide employers with information and support on how to develop effective COVID-19 safety plans in their environment.
- Additional resources and information about COVID-19 are also available.
- COVID-19 Resources for the Arts and Entertainment Industries
- Actsafe’s COVID-19 Safety Procedures Course (Online - 30 min): This COVID-19 safety course provides a general overview for workers in British Columbia’s arts and entertainment production industries on how to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 on their worksites.
: GUIDE / Presentation
The Guide provides recommendations/best practices to assist employers, employees, contractors and others regarding implementation of the distancing, cleaning, hygiene, and related safety and health guidelines required by Manitoba Government regulation.
Guidance on Health and Safety for Television, Film and Live Performance Sector during CODIV-19 PDF (Workplace Safety & Prevent Services, Ontario)
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Guidance for Large Community Events / Mass Gatherings (March 6, 2020, Toronto Public Health)
- Workplace Sanitary Standards Guide for the Performing Acts Sector, Performance Halls and Movie Theatres – COVID-19
- Daily Checklist - Performing Acts Sector, Performance Halls and Movie Theatres - COVID-19
- Poster - Preventive Measures for Workers’ Health in the Performing Arts Sector, Performance Halls and Movie Theatres - COVID-19
- Workplace Sanitary Standards Guide for Audiovisual Production – COVID-19
- Daily Checklist - Audiovisual Production - COVID-19
- Poster - Preventive Measures for Audiovisual Production Workers’ Health - COVID-19
The Union des artistes participated in two of the six revitalization committees for cultural sector activities set up by the Ministry of Culture and Communications (MCCQ), that of the audiovisual sector and that of the performing arts, having for objective the resumption of artists' professional activities in the context of a pandemic. Click on the links to access the documents. In french only. (May 2020)
REBUILDING AND REVIVAL SCENARIOS OF THEATRE ACTIVITIES IN QUEBEC FOR THE 2020-2021 SEASON (in french)
Presented to the Ministry of Culture and Communications by the Conseil québécois du théâtre. (May 2020)
Communities, Culture and Heritage COVID-19 Stakeholder Guidance Document (Province of Nova Scotia)
These guidelines have been prepared to provide a framework to help arts, events and culture organizations and businesses develop plans to safely reopen. All businesses, organizations and employees need to follow the Health Protection Act Order and public health directives to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Guidance for Organizing Large Events and Gatherings
USITT's Technical Production Commission COVID-19 Guides: USITT's Technical Production Commission has released a set of quick-read sheets to help people use the best guidance offered by professionals while dealing with the coronavirus. A team of professionals from all aspects of theatre have read through the multiple federal, state, and association guidelines to find the items most pertinent to our field and assembled them in easy-to-read document pages.
PUBLISHED ARTICLES (↑)
|Pollstar: ‘Events Can Take Place’: German Scientists Present COVID Experiment Results.|
|Make music during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic - Recommendations (PDF document)
The German Society for Music Physiology and Musicians Medicine (DGfMM)
|New study says singing is as safe as talking when it comes to COVID-19
A new study from the University of Bristol has found that singing does not spread COVID-19 particles anymore effectively than talking. The findings could open the way for opera and music theatre to return sooner than expected.
|"Study shows ‘no increased risk to orchestral musicians’ from concerts"
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has presented the results of a study into how far musicians’ breath travels while playing instruments. The test apparently showed that, contrary to some theories, there was no added risk of transmitting Covid-19 when performing.
|If You Reopen, Will They Come? Four Factors Driving Attendance (DATA)
By Colleen Dilenschneider, publisher of Know Your Own Bone, a website that focuses on market research and the behavioral economics surrounding cultural organizations and also the Chief Market Engagement Officer at IMPACTS Research & Development, a data and technology company.
|Here's what Toronto's $2B-a-year film industry could look like once it reopens by Juila Knope for CBC News.|
|ROADMAP FOR RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE FOR THEATER
A Collaboration Between the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University and the Healthy Buildings Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
"For theaters around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in existential uncertainty about our future. It has also created an opportunity for a necessary reset and reimagining.
As we look to our future at the A.R.T., we see an opportunity to make an ongoing commitment to public health in our practice and our programming. We view this as a process that will guide our work for years to come. [...]" — Diane Paulus, A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director.
AUDIENCE RESEARCH & DATA (↑)
Arts Response Tracking Survey (ARTS)
Business / Arts, the National Arts Centre and Nanos Research have come together to gauge Canadians’ attitudes on returning to indoor and outdoor arts and culture events across Canada. Over 1,000 people were polled through the Arts Response Tracking Survey (ARTS). The results offer valuable insight for arts organizations across the country to help inform re-opening procedures and programming models.
People Intend to Visit Again. Where Will They Go and What Will Make them Feel Safe (DATA) (Colleen Dilenschneider, IMPACTS Research & Development)
2020 Return to Live Events Survey (April 2020, Enigma Research)
All Access Webinars: A Clean Slate for Reopening • Watch the webinar
Facing COVID-19 and the prospect of reopening undoubtedly presents challenges for different groups and regions. To better understand the needs and possible gaps, CAPACOA has invited a panel of speakers from the performing arts community to evaluate the Events Safety Alliance Guide to Reopening. The panelists will provide perspectives from artists and artistic companies; agents and managers; festivals; and venue presenters.
Organized in collaboration with the office of Minister Guilbeault, the theme of this meeting is the impact of COVID-19 on the international dissemination of the performing arts in Canada and internationally, possible solutions and measures federal aid implemented. In french.
This webinar is hosted by: Nassib El Husseini, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CINARS and Director General of Les 7 doigts de la main.
- The Honorable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage,
- Alain Paré, CEO and founder of CINARS,
- Danièle de Fontenay, director of the Usine C theater,
- Annick-Patricia Carrière, director of the Station Bleue agency,
- Gilles Doré, director of international development at CINARS.
CINARS invites you to an international webinar led by 19 professional speakers from Europe, Asia, Oceania and America who will be sharing various initiatives aiming at maintaining the vitality of the performing arts, and of its encounter with the public, in these times of confinement and deconfinement.
We will also discuss the changes imposed by the situation on the concepts of territories and touring. This meeting will give us a broad overview of a multitude of ideas and initiatives taken, as well as the problems encountered by many performing arts professionals around the world.
This webinar is hosted by Gilles Doré, CINARS's International Development Director, with Nassib El Husseini, Les 7 Doigts de la Main's CEO, CINARS's Chairman of the Board, Alain Paré, CINARS's CEO and founder.
NEXT STAGE: Q&A ON COVID-19 IMPLICATIONS FOR PERFORMING ARTS
Hosted by the Entertainment and Sports Law Group at Gowling WLG in partnership with the Canadian Association for the Performing Arts/l’Association canadienne des organismes artistiques (CAPACOA).
- Dealing with cancelled or postponed events
- Accessing support from the federal and/or provincial governments
- Dealing with staffing changes
- Maintaining event spaces
|Download this presentation | Watch the Webinar|
COVID-19 Update for Live Event Professionals
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the live event industry fundamentally changed. New regulations will influence the way we create live experiences in the future. At the same time, businesses have been able to receive benefits (such as PPP loans) as a stopgap, but for many of them, more support is needed. What will you want to know as you navigate this new reality?
In this online session, presented by NAMM, PLSN and FOH magazines, a panel of industry experts weigh in with:
- An update on the current status, including findings from a recent PLSN survey, and outlook for the live event industry.
- Developments in the reopening process.
- Industry solutions and precautions proposed to further ensure safety as mass gatherings and live events resume.
- Update on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and key action points that are being made to the highest levels of government, concerning the extension of the grace period for loan forgiveness, additional funding and lowering salary requirements.
TIPS & RESOURCES FOR LIVE STREAMING (↑)
All Access Webinars: The Law and Live Streaming • Watch the webinar | Download the presentation | Read the Chat Log
As an increasing number of artists and venues are exploring digitizing their arts events, questions arise around the legal responsibilities and rights of artists, venues, and contracts. Over the course of the webinar, the lawyers will discuss the rights and needs of artists, choreographers, composers, and other rights holders at play in streaming content. The panelists will also explore contracts, and remedies, for performers in online platforms.
All Access Town Hall: Live Streaming and New Business Models in the Performing Arts • Watch the webinar
Through this Town Hall, we will explore the things we need to keep on our radar as we integrate these technologies into our operations. The topics will explore different platforms, marketing digital performances, and monetizing different platforms of note for performers and organisations.
- A framework to help you plan any hybrid event
- The key drivers for a successful event – for planners and participants
- How to tie it all together – with different meeting types as examples
Sam Hindle's Tech Tips for Live Streaming: to prepare for the best overall show.