COVID-19 Resources for Artists
As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is disrupting all aspects of our daily life, the Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) is deeply aware of how the lives of artists, cultural professionals, arts organizations and institutions, and more are affected. Artists are losing income, museums are shuttering, residencies are going dark––but resources exist to help redress these challenges. Below, ARC has compiled a (growing) list of resources for artists and art-related professionals and organizations to find support in these trying times. These are primarily US-based resources; those seeking international opportunities should search ARC's database as well as the list compiled by On The Move and Circostrada. Artists seeking open calls and other opportunities can find some in ARC's Instagram stories and saved in our highlights. ARC particularly wishes to thank the Alliance of Artist Communities, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, On the Move, COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources, and other partners for their meaningful work identifying resources and gathering information.
We encourage artists using this list to check the eligibility and criteria for any resources before applying, as they vary fund by fund.
This list will continue to grow and evolve as more resources become available. If you would like to send us additional resources, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergency and Relief Funds for Artists
Max’s Kansas City Project (Artists living in NY State)
City of Boston Artist Relief Fund (Artists living in Boston)
Springboard for the Arts Personal Emergency Relief Fund (Artists living in Minnesota)
Actors Fund (Not exclusively for actors)
Safety Net Fund (Bay Area)
Visual, media, and/or performing artists:
Society of Authors Authors' Emergency Fund (Writers of any discipline living in the UK)
Resources for Cultural Professionals
Resources for Arts Organizations & Institutions
NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund (Non-profits in New York City)
ZOOM Share-out: Resources + Approaches for Residencies (Thursday, March 19, 2020, 1-2pm EST | Register by March 16, 2020)
Federal Support - Families First Coronavirus Response Act
We Are Stronger Together: Navigating Crises and Sustaining Healthy Relationships in the Era of Coronavirus, Wednesday, March 18, 3 p.m. (EDT), hosted by APAC
Arts and Culture Sector and the Coronavirus: What we Know and How to Move Forward, Thursday, March 19, 3 p.m. (EDT), hosted by Americans for the Arts
Watch the recording of: "The Coronavirus - A Meeting Planner's Perspective" hosted by Event Tech Group and Freestone"
Watch the recording of: "Prepare Your Organization for the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak" hosted by the Event Safety Alliance
Watch the recording of: “Coronavirus Preparedness for Theatres” hosted by Theater Communications Group
Further Lists of Resources
List of Emergency Grants from New York Foundation for the Arts (primarily visual arts)
Financial assistance for self-employed artists and small arts businesses (UK, US, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy)