We hope the community is safe and abiding to the guidelines set by the government and medical professionals.

During this period of social distancing, Music Africa will remain in operation and will continue to assist artists with information to assist their career development and other relevant general information.

With respect to AFROFEST 2020, we are closely monitoring the current situation caused by the spread of COVID-19 and will abide to all the recommendations set by the government. Therefore, we are not collecting any vendor fees for AFROFEST 2020 at this time.

We are currently focused on ensuring that our staff are safe and able to work flexibly. This will ensure that we will be deliver amazing events once it is safe to do so.  With that being said we have temporarily ceased our in-office operations as we are not an essential business. We want to do our part in flattening the curve as much as possible.

The Toronto Arts Foundation and the Toronto Arts Council has set up a Toronto Artist COVID response fund. These are for artists whose March 12 to April 30, 2020 performances or events have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please follow the link below for more information.

https://torontoartscouncil.org/grant-programs/toartist-covid-response-fund

Please also visit the website below for information on how the Federal Government is assisting various organizations.

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/covid19-businesses.html#wage_subsidies

Thank you for your continuous support and we are hopeful to resume full activities once this phase is over.

Best Regards,

Peter Toh, MBA
Executive & Artistic Director
MUSIC AFRICA OF CANADA INC. – AFROFEST