From CBC:

” […] The Canada Council for the Arts says it’s planning to expedite about $60 million in grants to artists who might be struggling as as result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The advance funding will go to applicants who have already been approved for the annual grants the Crown corporation usually oversees and which are typically spread out for distribution throughout the year.

Canada Council for the Arts provides millions of dollars in public arts money every year to Canadians working in digital arts, dance, cinema, literature, music and other artistic disciplines. […]”