Artists' Survival Fund


Studio 303’s Artists’ Survival Fund provides emergency funds to current or recent artists in residence. Established in 2018, the fund is financed by our annual donors.


Artists lead precarious lives, surviving in a gig economy with rising rents, few safety nets, and earnings frequently below the “poverty line”. On top of this, performing artists often indebt themselves when they have a confirmed presentation, but no production grant to support the creation. The Artists’ Survival Fund is a small but significant gesture towards highlighting this issue and combatting artists’ poverty.


This discretionary fund is managed by Studio 303’s co-direction and is distributed publicly or anonymously according to the artist’s preference. Recent or current artists-in-residence are invited to let us know if they require assistance.

To make a donation, visit our CanadaHelps page.