Arts Commons’ mission is to bring the arts… to life. Despite our doors being closed, our mission is now more important than ever. We have compiled a number of resources to help artists in their practice, educators and parents with home-schooling, and art lovers with bringing the transformative nature of the arts into their homes. 

Many resources are located below, with more being added periodically. But that's not all! We have new content being added frequently to our new blog as well. The Arts Commons Blog provides you with rich, in-depth content, interviews, and behind-the-scenes stories. Visit the Arts Commons Blog today!

While live concerts and performances are not possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, musicians have been demonstrating their creativity by using other options to share the joy of music. The links below provide musicians with education resources, mentoring opportunities, and potential financial support. This section also provides music lovers with playlists and live online performances. Keep checking back! More content will continue to be added.

The Arts Commons Presents Playlist

Live Performances from Arts Commons Presents artists

The following artists were scheduled in the Arts Commons Presents 2019-20 season and unfortunately, due to COVID-19, their performances had to be cancelled. 

I. Jazzmeia Horn – Originally scheduled in the TD Jazz 2019-20 season
Live at San Francisco Jazz (SFJAZZ)

Watch Jazzmeia Horn Live!

II. La Santa Cecilia – Originally scheduled in the BD&P World Stage 2019-20 season
NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Watch La Santa Cecilia Live!

III. Tim Williams – Originally scheduled in the PCL Blues 2019-20 season
A History of the Blues, performed on May 4th 2014 at Joe King Park on Hornby Island BC

Watch Tim Williams Live!

IV. Pink Martini – Originally scheduled as an Arts Commons Presents Special in the 2019-20 season
Live at Jazz Open Stuttgart 2010

Learn More about Pink Martini

The National Arts Centre (NAC) / #CanadaPerforms

Follow #CanadaPerforms and their social media channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) to get access to dozens of live streaming performances from Canadian artists.

Musician & Music Industry Resources

Alberta Music
The Alberta Music Industry Association is a non-profit, service-based association dedicated to helping professionals in the music industry to succeed in their careers.

Canadian Musician
Canadian Musician is Canada’s magazine for Canadian artists and the industry that supports them. The magazine serves its readership with entertaining, informative, and insightful content, from interviews with Canada’s highest-profile artists and industry personnel to career-building features to updates on the latest gear, tech, and trends.

NWC is an international communications company that has been providing information (publishing four magazine issues per year), marketing, and communications services for the music, pro audio, and lighting industries for over 40 years. NWC offers several free webinars for artists & industry professionals.

Tens of thousands of artists around the world use Bandzoogle to build their website and promote their music online. Their blog is a free resource for musicians to learn how to promote themselves.

Music Business Mentoring
MBM give you access to a team of mentors committed to fostering community, sharing ideas and building relationships in this challenging and exciting industry.

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