5/17/2020

Breathe, Stretch, and Move with Yvonne Curry Wednesdays at 1pm

Breathe, Stretch, and Move 

Third Street Music School, the oldest U.S. community arts school 
introduced Remote Learning in the Third Street Community Series. 

Breathe, Stretch, and Move is one of the FREE ZOOM classes 
for older adults, Wednesdays at 1pm taught by Yvonne Curry, 
Co-President of the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition.
            
For more info/view past classes/sign-up for link:

From Annuity.org: A Guide to COVID-19 and Your Finances




A Guide to COVID-19 and Your Finances: What You Need to Know

As the novel coronavirus continues to infect people across the nation, COVID-19 is forcing businesses to shut down and causing millions of Americans to file for unemployment. In response, the U.S. federal government has introduced the CARES Act to provide financial assistance to individuals, small businesses and health care providers in an attempt to stabilize the economy.

5/04/2020

SDC Emergency Assistance Fund

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation has announced the creation of an Emergency Assistance Fund to aid Members experiencing financial hardship 
due to the COV-19 crisis. Check SDC website Member Portal for details.

From Billboard: A State by State Resource Guide

From Billboard

A State by State Resource Guide
for Music Professionals Who Need Help
During Coronavirus Crisis

Resources from ART-NY for Responding to COVID-19 in NYC


In the foreground, a woman wears a white gown with a veil, a crown made of snowflakes, and fur lapels. Behind her, a man carries the train of her dress.

Resources for Responding to COVID-19 in New York City

A.R.T./New York is compiling resources for theatre companies, independent producers, freelance artists, and the general public in light of the spread of COVID-19 in New York City. We will update this page regularly with resources from the City and peer institutions, as well as with pertinent news developments. If you have a resource you would like to add to this page, please email Communications Manager Bo Suh at bsuh@art-newyork.org.
The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York is conducting a survey to collect the initial financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and associated programmatic changes. If you are a nonprofit theatre company, fiscally sponsored project, independent producer, etc., please consider filling it out with whatever information you may currently know. As the City and State respond to the COVID-19 virus, A.R.T./New York wants to understand the effects on our Membership so that we can best advocate for possible emergency funding.
A.R.T./New York Alternative Programming: Online Performances, Classes, & EventsA.R.T./New York is compiling all of the ways the nonprofit theatre community is still cultivating connection and sharing art online. Browse our catalog of online and alternative programming here, including but not limited to: Live-streamed and Pre-recorded Performances, Classes, and more!
Last updated: 11:00am on March 26, 2020. 

Advocacy

COVID-19 Impact Surveys
The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York is conducting a survey to collect the initial financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and associated programmatic changes. If you are a nonprofit theatre company, fiscally sponsored project, independent producer, etc., please consider filling it out with whatever information you may currently know. As the City and State respond to the COVID-19 virus, A.R.T./New York wants to understand the effects on our Membership so that we can best advocate for possible emergency funding.

And if things are uncertain or might change, that's totally fine! We'd still very much welcome your responses!

As this is a continually evolving situation, we may resend this survey for updated responses, or follow up with you individually on any additional information we may need, so we are asking you to identify your theatre company on the survey and include contact information. 

If you were planning to attend the 2020 Theatre Intern Fair and are facing challenges finding internship opportunities due to the COVID-19 outbreak, please fill out this survey. This will help us identify alternative solutions in lieu of the fair.

DanceNYC is also conducting an impact survey. Click here to fill it out.
Immigrant Accompaniment Networks & COVID-19A skill-share for immigrant justice. 
No Neighbors in NeedA quick guide for New Yorkers to: i) contribute to the fight against the Coronavirus and; ii) do our best to ensure that no neighbors remain in need in NYC during this crisis.
New York State Youth Leadership Council Resources
The New York State Youth Leadership Council is compiling this live document of resources in NYC around COVID-19 support efforts. They are prioritizing resources open to undocumented people. 
Performing Arts Alliance: Send a Message to US Senators and RepresentativesWith this tool, you can easily send a message to a US Senator and/or Representative to advocate for relief funding. 
Survey for Nightlife Workers, Freelancers, and Businesses Impacted by COVID-19The Office of Nightlife is gathering information on the impacts for workers, performers, contractors, and businesses from COVID-19-related business closures and event cancellations. 
TCG and PAA Advocacy Alert: Request for Economic Assistance for Nonprofit Theatres and Artists Impacted by CoronavirusThis advocacy alert urges you to contact your elected officials and share how COVID-19 has impacted your finances as a nonprofit theatre company and/or artist.
TCG and PAA Advocacy Alert: Contact Elected Representatives About COVID-19 Relief Bill
In order to support the sector at this vital time, please contact your Members of Congress immediately to request that they include $4 billion—to be distributed though the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)—to help offset the losses of the nonprofit arts industry, and expand eligibility through additional federal programs to ensure artists, entrepreneurs, and small businesses in the creative economy can utilize business interruption relief.

Education

Anti-Oppressive/Anti-Racist Home School Options During QuarantineA small collection of anti-oppressive, anti-racist homeschool curriculum ideas and resources for families impacted by closures caused by the coronavirus.
Community Care in the Time of Coronavirus - US Department of Arts and CultureThis resource addresses the question, "How do we connect, organize, and deepen community amidst the necessary public health practice of physical distancing?"
Livestreaming Panel: Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic (ASL & Captioned)
For US-Based freelance artists and cultural workers in all disciplines. March 16 @ 8:00pm EST.
Teaching Theatre Online: A Shift in Pedagogy Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak
An extensive guide on teaching theatre and the performing arts online created by Dr. Daphnie Sicre, an Assistant Professor in the Theatre Arts Program at Loyola Marymount University.
Transmissions: Gone ViralIf you are responsible for communicating to young people or families about the coronavirus, this comic book mystery is a well-researched resource about viral transmission.

Financial Assistance & Funding

Actors Fund Emergency AssistanceThe Entertainment Assistance Program functions as an entryway and guide through The Fund's many programs when you're facing personal or work-related problems.
Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency FundThe Arts Administrators of Color Network is currently raising funds for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists and arts administrators who have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 nationally. You can read more here and donate here. 
Bartender Emergency Assistance ProgramEmergency funding for bartenders who are unable to work due to the coronavirus.
The Bret Adams & Paul Reisch Foundation Emergency Grant
Playwrights, composers, librettists and lyricistss who have had a full professional show cancelled, closed, or indefinitely postponed due to COVID-19 are eligible for a $2,500 emergency grant.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' COVID-19 Emergency Assistance FundThis fund will help entertainment professionals meet coronavirus-related expenses and other challenges brought about by the evolving pandemic. 
CERF+ Emergency AssistanceArtists who have suffered from a recent, career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster, can apply for funding.
DGF Emergency Grants for WritersDGF is processing Emergency Grants based on severity of need, especially as it relates to COVID-19. DGF is sensitive to the inherent economic challenges that will arise in relation to CDC recommendations for social distancing. 
Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S artists, performers & tip-based workersGlad Day has set up an emergency fund to help LGBTQ2S artists, performers & tip-based workers. This fund is not meant to help people recover lost income.
Foundations for Contemporary Arts Emergency GrantsCreated in 1993 to further FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists
Gottlieb Emergency Grants
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.
How to Apply for the Coronavirus Business Loan
Fundera offers this guide on how to apply for the Small Business Association's loan program.
Indie Theater Fund COVID-19 Emergency GrantThe Indie Theater Fund is offering unrestricted rapid relief grants of up to $500 to indie theater companies and individual artists in need due to the financial strain of closings, etc. related to COVID-19. 
The Indie Theater Fund Rapid Relief Emergency FundThe Indie Theater Fund is launching this fundraising campaign to provide direct support and emergency relief to independent theaters and artists in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
League of Professional Theatre Women Emergency Loan FundThe League of Professional Theatre Women is offering full members of the League, in good standing, access to an emergency loan fund.
Musicians FoundationThe 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.
NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact FundThe NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund was created to aid nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects of the coronavirus. It will give grants and loans to NYC-based nonprofits that are trying to meet the new and urgent needs that are hitting the city. Priority will be given to nonprofits addressing essential healthcare and food insecurity as well as arts and culture.
NYC Employee Retention Grant Program
To help small businesses deal with the impact of COVID-19, the City has launched the Employee Retention Grant Program to help retain employees as businesses face decreased revenue. 
NYFA Emergency Grants ListNYFA has compiled a list of emergency grants for artists in all disciplines.
NYC Small Business Continuity Fund
Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decreases of 25% or more will be eligible for zero interest loans of up to $75,000 to help mitigate losses in profit.
NYS Unemployment ApplicationNYS is waiving the 7-Day waiting period for Unemployment Insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures or quarantines.
One Fair Wage — Emergency Coronavirus Tipped and Service Worker Support Fund
One Fair Wage is providing cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more who need the money they aren't getting to survive.
PAAL Emergency Fund for Artists with FamiliesAll donations made to PAAL in March and April will go to artists with families in need of financial support.
Rauschenberg Emergency GrantsExpected to roll out in late May or early June, these will provide visual artists, media artists, and choreographers up to $5,000 worth of assistance for medical emergencies. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
SAG-AFTRA Disaster Relief FundThe SAG-AFTRA Foundation and the SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF) have a COVID-19 Disaster Fund to provide urgent financial support to SAG-AFTRA members and families affected by this global pandemic.
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
Federal disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners, and renters.

Online Tools for Arts & Culture Engagement

A.R.T./New York Alternative Programming: Online Performances, Classes, & EventsA.R.T./New York is compiling all of the ways the nonprofit theatre community is still cultivating connection and sharing art online. Browse our catalog of online and alternative programming here, including but not limited to: Live-streamed and Pre-recorded Performances, Classes, and more!
Culturebot: An Inventory of Lost and Delayed ArtSubmit your postponed or cancelled show here.
Fundraising During the Time of Coronavirus (Free Webinar)
CharityHowTo is offering a free webinar which will answer questions like h
ow to assess your organization's response to the crisis—and how to communicate that to your donors in a compelling way—and how to make up for revenue lost due to cancellations (canceling events, selling tickets etc).
Great Performances' Catalog of Online Performances
To help us all stay connected—and perhaps experience new cultural experiences—Great Performances has rounded up some of their favorite digital resources from across New York City.
The Social Distancing FestivalA site for celebrating artists and the work that has been cancelled/delayed/disrupted.
Virtual Concerts to Watch During the Coronavirus Shutdown
NPR Music is compiling a list of live audio and video streams from around the world, categorized by date and genre, with links out to streaming platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Some will require registration or a subscription, but most will be free, often with digital tip jars and opportunities to directly support artists by buying music and merchandise.
Virtual Museum Tours For People Stuck at HomeIf you've exhausted your Netflix watchlist and are feeling restless, take a virtual tour of a museum!

Preparation & Response

Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts closely monitors recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Federal and D.C. governments as developments evolve concerning the coronavirus.
COVID-19: What Nonprofits Should Do Right NowIn response to the coronavirus, the Nonprofit Finance Fund provides guidance for organizations by attempting to answer the questions: "What would be the most useful first step for the widest possible group of nonprofits?" and "What could every nonprofit do in a few hours?"   
CultureAID NYC Resources for COVID-19CultureAID aims to ensure that resources about disaster preparedness, recovery, and response for artists and arts organizations are distributed to the field in a manner that is up to date, easy to find, and without redundancy.
Force Majeure Under the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Force majeure clauses excuse a party's nonperformance under a contract when extraordinary events prevent a party from fulfilling its contractual obligations. Learn more about how this could affect your insurance policies and claims.
Immigrant Accompaniment Networks & Covid-19A skill-share for immigrant justice. 
Notify NYC: Short Code Terms & Conditions
Receive official updates on COVID-19 directly via text message.
NYC United Against Coronavirus — Resources and InformationThis document contains information and resources to help New Yorkers respond to the coronavirus.
Principles for Ethical Cancellation
If you are considering cancelling an upcoming event or gathering but worry about the repercussions on artists, freelancers, and contractors, read these principles to help you make an informed decision.
TCG Webinar on Preparedness for TheatresA webinar that provides a holistic take on preparedness for theatres. 
Top Takeaways for EmployersRecommended practices for employers in response to the coronavirus.

Remote Working

Fractured Atlas: How to Transition to a Virtual Workplace OvernightIf your organization was not prepared to move virtually so urgently, this guide will help you make that transition quickly.
Higher Logic Free Virtual ConferencingHigher Logic is offering Event Engagement to assist organizations in driving engagement and connection around virtual events.
Howlround: Ways of Gathering in the Age of COVID-19A guide to livestreaming with resources to help you move your programming online. 
Livestreaming Panel: Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic (ASL & Captioned)For US-Based freelance artists and cultural workers in all disciplines. March 16 @ 8:00pm EST.
Meet Me Accessibly — A Guide to Zoom Cloud Meetings from a Blindness PerspectiveA free audio guide on how to use Zoom, by and for users who are blind or low vision.
PAAL HR Health: For Work in the Arts Workshop
This webinar provides information on seeking employment and working from home, covering essential mindsets, space prep, and resources that can help support you as you engage in new ways.
Remote Rehearsal Tips & TricksIn light of recent events, it might be useful or necessary to hold remote rehearsals. This is a collaborative resource meant for extreme circumstances. 
Teaching Theatre Online: A Shift in Pedagogy Amidst Coronavirus OutbreakAn extensive guide on teaching theatre and the performing arts online created by Dr. Daphnie Sicre, an Assistant Professor in the Theatre Arts Program at Loyola Marymount University.
TechSoup: Nonprofit Resources for Remote Work During the COVID-19 OutbreakFree, online resources that are quick to implement to help you adjust to working remotely.

Resources for Artists, Arts Organizations, and Freelancers

Americans for the Arts COVID-19 Resource and Response CenterUp-to-date news and resources for the arts and culture field.
Brooklyn Arts Council Resources for ArtistsThe Brooklyn Arts Council created a digital booklet of resources on healthcare, newly available funding, organizing tips, and entertainment resources all with their borough's artists in mind.
Community Care in the Time of CoronaVirus — US Department of Arts and CultureThis resource addresses the question, "How do we connect, organize, and deepen community amidst the necessary public health practice of physical distancing?"
COVID-19 Freelance Artists ResourcesThis is a crowd-sourced, shared Google Doc with resources on preparation, emergency funding, health and mental health resources, and more.
Creative Capital: List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Creative Capital has created a list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals.
CultureAID NYC Resources for COVID-19CultureAID aims to ensure that resources about disaster preparedness, recovery, and response for artists and arts organizations are distributed to the field in a manner that is up to date, easy to find, and without redundancy.
Culturebot: An Inventory of Lost and Delayed ArtSubmit your postponed or cancelled show here.
Force Majeure Under the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Force majeure clauses excuse a party's nonperformance under a contract when extraordinary events prevent a party from fulfilling its contractual obligations. Learn more about how this could affect your insurance policies and claims.
Lawyers Alliance — Coronavirus InformationLawyers Alliance provides legal assistance and information to strengthen nonprofits that are providing critical human and social services throughout New York City during this unusual time.
Livestreaming Panel: Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic (ASL & Captioned)For US-Based freelance artists and cultural workers in all disciplines. March 16 @ 8:00pm EST.
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation COVID-19 Resources
The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has compiled a list of arts service organizations who are also providing resources in response to the coronavirus.
National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response: Resources for COVID-19NCAPER is a voluntary task force of national, regional, state, and local arts organizations, public agencies, and foundations. The Coalition helps ensure that artists, arts/cultural organizations, cultural funders, and arts businesses have the capacity and ability to respond effectively to disasters and emergencies affecting the arts and culture sector.
NEA Resource List for Artists and Organizations
This list includes information on arts service organizations who are providing frequently updated news and resources for artists and arts organizations (including A.R.T./New York!).
New York State Resources for Arts and CultureNYSCA's resource page for COVID-19.
NYS Unemployment ApplicationNYS is waiving the 7-Day waiting period for Unemployment Insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures or quarantines.
Resources for Remote Work — COVID 19 2020A crowd-sourced Google Doc with resources for finding remote work.
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) Resource List
This extensive resource page includes information on emergency funding, health and safety, as well as region-specific resources.
Theatre Resources for Isolation
A list of things to read, watch, listen, write, and more during isolation.

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc.
What this list IS: an aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.
What this list IS NOT: a place to promote individual artist practices (we love you, but we’re not equipped for that); a place to promote fee for service work; or a place to seek direct emergency funding.
Original resources and inspiration provided by Nicole Brewer, Ann Marie Lonsdale, Quanice Floyd, Tiffany Wilhelm, Brian Herrera, Hannah Fenlon, & Clementine Bordeaux.

If you have resources or upcoming virtual events you’d like to add to this list, please submit them via this form. The administrators of this list (Hannah Fenlon, Ann Marie Lonsdale, Abigail Vega) will review and share your resource with the community!

We encourage you to view the recording of our livestreamed panel conversation (featuring arts lawyers, activists, academics, funders, and more) speaking to topics of direct importance to the individual artist community, which occurred via HowlRound Theatre Commons on March 16 at 8pm ET. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

GENERAL PREPAREDNESS RESOURCESADVOCACY ALERTSEMERGENCY FUNDING
QUANTIFYING ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CANCELED WORK
INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES (outside United States)BEST PRACTICES FOR ONLINE TEACHING…ONLINE PLATFORMSHEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCESTEMPORARY/REMOTE JOB OPPORTUNITIESOTHER MISCELLANEOUS WISDOMOTHER LISTS
EVENTS (not Arts Events)INTERRUPTING RACISM RESOURCES

GENERAL PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES

ADVOCACY & LEGAL INFORMATION

EMERGENCY FUNDING

National Grants/Relief Funds from 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organizations & Unions
National Crowdfunding & Collective Action Efforts
The below are new funds set up specifically to relieve artists in financial crisis as a result of COVID-19. We cannot vouch for the methods by which funds/services are distributed, and welcome any feedback via our submission form!
Local Grants/Relief Funds from 501(c)3 Organizations, Unions, and Local Arts Councils
Local Crowdfunding & Collective Action Efforts
In general, the below are new funds set up specifically to relieve artists in financial crisis as a result of COVID-19. We cannot vouch for the methods by which funds/services are distributed, and welcome any feedback via our submission form! Please note: never share social security number or bank account number through a Google form.
Interest Free Loans

International Resources (outside United States)

QUANTIFYING ECONOMIC IMPACT

BEST PRACTICES FOR ONLINE TEACHING, LEARNING, and GATHERING

Teaching & Learning
Gathering

ONLINE PLATFORMS

Platforms for Sharing, Meeting & Broad/Narrowcasting
Digital Tools to Manage Your Creative Practice

HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

TEMPORARY/REMOTE JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Finding Work
Best Practices for Working Online

OTHER MISCELLANEOUS WISDOM

AND FINALLY, OTHER LISTS & FAQ TO CHECK OUT