- The National Endowment for the Arts
- The American Institute for Conservation – The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works offers financial relief opportunities for historic sites and art conservation due to a natural disaster.
- Actos de Confianza – a micro-grant initiative from the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures to support artists and arts administrators whose work has been adversely impacted by COVID-19.
- Behind The Scenes Grant – emergency funding for entertainment technology industry professionals (behind the scenes in any type of performance venue, behind the camera, on the road, or for dealers, manufacturers, production companies, consulting and design firms), who are unable to work due to illness or injury.
- Craft Emergency Relief Fund CERF+ – serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. Core services include emergency relief. Click on “Get Relief.”
- Foundation for Contemporary Arts – funding for innovative visual and performing artists who have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding, or incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.
- The Haven Foundation – gives financial assistance to established freelance artists, writers and other members of the arts and art production communities who have suffered disabilities or experienced a career-threatening illness, accident, natural disaster or personal catastrophe.
- Actors Fund Entertainment Assistance Program: serves arts & entertainment community including emergency financial assistance, affordable housing, health care & insurance counseling
- Motion Picture and Television Fund– temporary emergency financial assistance is available to qualified industry members experiencing financial hardship due to illness, disability, unemployment, or other reasons.
- SAG-AFTRA – provides financial assistance to eligible SAG-AFTRA members and their families for basic expenses during times of crisis.
- Alliance of Artists Communities – In the event of a natural disaster, the Alliance contacts its network of more than 150 residency programs to identify immediate and short-term availability of residencies. They work with affected artists (painter or sculptor) to take advantage of these residency opportunities, including grants of up to $1,000.
- Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant – Artists working in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking, who can demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work, whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.
- Artists Fellowship Financial Assistance – The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship.”
- The Hero Initiative – creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work.
- Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant – Painters, artists and sculptors who work on paper, including printmakers, with demonstrable financial need.
- Jazz Road Quick Assist Fund
- These grants are first come, first serve. As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, performing artists were among some of the first and hardest hit. In response, Jazz Road Quick Assist Fund grants are available to freelance jazz musicians who have lost work throughout March, April, and May 2020. A limited number of $1,000 grants will be distributed to jazz musicians across the country to offset significant lost gig revenue. https://jazzroad.southarts.org/quick-assist-fund/
- MusicCares Covid-19 Relief Fund - Relief Fund set up for Artists by the Recording Academy
- Gospel Music Trust Fund– provide financial assistance, in the event of an emergency or major catastrophe, terminal or severe illness, to individuals who have derived a substantial portion of their income from the field of Gospel music.
- Musicians Foundation – helps professional musicians by providing emergency financial assistance in meeting current living, medical and allied expenses. All professional musicians are eligible to apply.
- Dramatists Guild Foundation for writers
- PEN America’s Writers’ Emergency Fund
- Carnegie Fund for Authors
- Hero Initiative – creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work.
- American Society of Journalists and Authors – helps freelance writers who, because of illness, disability, or a natural disaster are unable to work. Recipients do not need to be members of ASJA.
- Authors League Fund – helps professional writers and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune.
- Book Industry Charitable Foundation – assist with specific unforeseen emergency financial needs of a bookstore employee and their immediate family members living in the same household.
- Carnegie Fund for Authors – awards grants to American authors who have been published by a mainstream publisher and who are in need of emergency funds.
Non-Financial Resources & Info below
HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
ARTS ADVOCACY EFFORTS
· Support #CongressSaveCulture, an effort led by The Metropolitan Musem of Art to secure $4 billion for arts and culture institutions across the country
· Tell Congress to include displaced entertainment workers in relief package
· Supporting Artists with Families in Our COVID-19 Plans | PAAL
· Actors’ Equity Calls For Government Relief For Theater Workers In Wake Of Local Bans On Mass Gatherings
· Demands from Grassroots Organizers Concerning COVID-19
· American Alliance of Museums online campaign “Tell Congress: Include Museums and all Nonprofits in COVID-19 Relief and Economic Stimulus Packages“
· Council of Nonprofits letter to Congress , “Why Nonprofits Must Be Included in a COVID-19 Relief and Economic Stimulus Package”
· Actors’ Equity press releases
FOR ART-LOVERS: ONLINE ARTS EXPERIENCES
· Jazz Gallery in NYC is streaming intimate concerts and meet & greets to support artists
· 12 Art Museums/Organizations you can experience online today – VeryLocal New Orleans
· Stream top films from 2019 New Orleans Film Festival online
· The Ogden Museum Online: Explore the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s online programming
· “Tired of Netflix? Stream Experimental Films and Video Art” – Hyperallergic
· #SongsofComfort, an effort led by world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma to collect encouraging arts contributions from people across the world
· Google Arts and Culture – 2,500+ Online Exhibitions (these are Hyperallergic’s top 12 picks)
· Berlin Philharmonic makes Digital Concert Hall free for all during COVID-19 outbreak
· Met Opera launches “Nightly Met Opera Streams” for free during COD-19 pandemic
· Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and The Historic New Orleans Collection’s March 11, 2020 community concert streaming online
· Virtual tours of New Orleans Museum of Arts are available through NOMA’s free mobile guide, accessible via any mobile app store or by following this link
· Paris Musees online collections, available here
· The Social Distancing Festival
· OntheBoards.tv offering free performance rentals through April
· For children: Art with Heart’s arts activities guide for children sequestered at home
· Howlround offers free online streaming platform for arts organizations to go digital
HOW TO GUIDES
· “Teaching Theatre Online: A Shift in Pedagogy Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak,” originally created by Dr. Daphnie Sicre
· Panel: Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic (ASL & Captioned), For US-Based
· “Corona Virus: Resources: Arts, Culture and Cultural Mobility,” from On the Move
· How to plan a virtual event on VIMEO https://vimeo.com/enterprise/live-production-broadcast
FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
· The emergency preparedness service ArtsReady has assembled resources related to Coronavirus specific to arts organizations and continues to update them here
· Creative Capital, “List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak“
· The American Alliance of Museums, “COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources & Information for the Museum Field“
· Statement and emergency fund for artists and arts administrators of color from Arts Administrators of Color Network
· Americans for the Arts 5-minute survey: The Economic Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arts and Cultural Sector
Americans for the Arts CARES Act Table
- is a table that provides info on accessing HERECARES Act funds from the perspective of a nonprofit arts org, a governmental arts agency, a commercial arts company, a self-employed individual artist, and as a taxpayer. As of April 21, 2020, $5.2 billion in CARES Act funding has been received. See the full report HERE.
· Alliance of Artists Communities, “COVID-19 Preparedness for Residencies”
· Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ list of resources, including an updated list of webinars
· “Ways of Gathering in the Age of COVID-19: A Guide to Livestreaming on HowlRound TV”
· “COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Arts Funding: Update and action items” from Grantmakers in the Arts
· Springboard for the Arts, “Principles for Ethical Cancellation“
· Howlround offers free online streaming platform for arts organizations to go digital
· Facebook Small Business Grants
· KickStarter Resources for Artists Guide
ON RACIAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
· Asian Americans Advancing Justice Statement on Discrimination and the Coronavirus Epidemic
· The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies’ National Call to Action
· Design Studio for Social Intervention, “Social Justice in a Time of Social Distancing”
FOR ARTS PATRONS AND SUPPORTERS
· “Things to Do (to support the arts right now)”, Crosscut
· Seven Things You Can do to support your arts community, Americans for the Arts