5/04/2020

From Creative Capital: Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak


In times of crisis, artists are often among those most affected. In addition to health concerns, this is a challenging moment for many in our community as we deal with cancelled income and trying to make plans during uncertain times. Creative Capital has always been anchored by a rich spirit of community and mutual generosity, and we believe that continuing communication and exchange are crucial for all of us. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, we have created a list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals.
We will continue to update this list over the next few months. If you have a resource to add, please fill out this form. You can also let us know through the form, what you would like to see.

Artists who have suffered from a recent, career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster, can apply for funding. CERF+ also has a list of resources centered around the pandemic.

A list of resources specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community, including actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, and more.

Deadline: rolling basis
NYFA and the Rauschenberg Foundation have teamed up to offer visual and media artists and choreographers in the US grants of up to $5,000 for medical related emergencies.

Deadline: rolling basis
Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn't budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.

The Author League Fund helps professional writers in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune by providing no-strings-attached "loans" to pay for pressing expenses.

The PEN America Writers' Emergency Fund is a small grants program for professional—published or produced—writers in acute or unexpected financial crisis. Depending on the situation and level of need, grants are in the range of $2,000.

The New York Foundation for the Arts has a running list of additional emergency grant opportunities for artists, categorized by disciplines.

The Actors Fund provides services and financial support to entertainment professionals facing personal or work-related problems. It is also a conduit for emergency financial assistance in times of pressing need or in response to catastrophic events.

The Blues Foundation Handy Artists Relief Trust Fund is available to Blues musicians and their families who are in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns.

The Musicians Foundation provides grants to U.S. musicians in any genre in a time of acute need due to personal, medical, dental, or family crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency situation.

Deadline: rolling basis
This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.

The Boston Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 and $1000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus.

This webinar by the Event Safety Alliance provides some helpful information around planning and crisis management.

The Northern California Grantmakers has a series of online discussions to work together to form a philanthropic response.

This webinar by the Theatre Communications Group provides a holistic take on preparedness for theatres, including, general preparedness strategies, how to forecast budget shifts should productions be cancelled, how to navigate insurance, and more.

Vimeo's live production team offers advice on how schools, event coordinators, marketers, and more are evolving their event strategies to optimize engaging live streaming experiences.

With Facebook's Watch Party feature, you can watch tons of videos and shows with members of groups you're in on Facebook. This could be helpful for filmmakers or other artists whose screenings had to be cancelled.

If your project has been affected by the cancellation of SXSW or another festival or event, and you doing something else to recoup the costs or attend another event down the road, Women and Hollywood wants to help you amplify your campaign.
Interdisciplinary Remote & Remote-Friendly Employers
This spreadsheet compiled by Rachel Meade Smith of Words of Mouth includes resources for seeking remote work, starting with a growing list of interdisciplinary remote-friendly employers. Sign up to receive Smith's weekly newsletter.

Hyperallergic has been compiling which institutions are closed through their daily report and compiling of information.

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