COVID-19 Resources for Visual & Performing Artists

We are an organization built by women artists from around the world. During these uncertain times, we know that many of you are feeling stressed about work, or lack thereof, due to the impact of COVID-19 so we were inspired to create a list of helpful resources for artists seeking support in this time of need.

To our allies and supporters, we ask that you please do your part in reaching out to your creative friends who need you now more than ever. Projects have come to a screeching halt, live shows have been cancelled, Etsy sales are decreasing by the day, and more.

We love our community of artists and allies, and we are here for you now and always.

Artist Resources

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists – FREE resources, opportunities, advocacy & legal info, financial relief options for artists of all disciplines.

The Power of Positive Free Online Summit

Resources for Remote Work — Job listings and job related resources

How to Embrace Remote Work: The Ultimate Guide — Great article for adjusting to working remotely

Black Girl Magik COVID-19 Global Resource Guide — self-care links and mental health related apps etc.

Women in the Arts and Media Coalition — an array of funding/resources and a variety of disciplines.

Women Street Photographers — you can submit a free photo entry (deadline April 6)

ArtsReady and NCAPER (National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response) are regularly updating their sites with arts-specific resources and advice.

3Arts Emergency Resources for Artists — lots of great resources for those based in US and specifically in Chicago

CaFÉ (Call for Entry) — shows, residencies, exhibitions, you can filter this database by ‘international’

Artist Trust – artist-specific resources for Americans and also specific links for Seattle

NYFA Emergency Resources — a lifeline for artists experiencing both unexpected and long-term, chronic challenges

Joust for Freelancers (collecting unpaid/outstanding bills)

Share & Receive / Amazon Wishlists (food, supplies, etc)

Equal Sound (musicians)

National Grants/Relief Funds

Corona Virus 2020 Artist Relief Funds Database

Bumble $5k Donation to Small Businesses

List of Funding Opportunities from 3Arts

List of Funding Opportunities from Women Arts

List of Emergency Funding Opportunities for Visual Artists

Emergency Grants – Foundation for Contemporary Arts

Emergency Grants – New York Foundation for the Arts (visual arts heavy)

Emergency Grants – Rauschenberg Foundation

Emergency Relief Programs – Alliance of Artist Communities

Emergency Grants – Haven Foundation

Emergency Grants – Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant (visual arts)

Emergency Grants – Dramatists Guild Foundation

Emergency Funding – CERF + The Artists Safety Net

Emergency Financial Assistance-Actors Fund(not just for actors)

AGMA Relief Fund

Shade Literary Arts Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund

Local 802 Emergency Relief(musicians)

The National Writers Union Freelance Solidarity Project

PEN America Writers Emergency Fund

MusiCares(run by The Grammys)

Musicians Foundation Emergency Fund

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

International Bluegrass Music Association – Bluegrass Trust Fund

The Blues Foundation: The Hart Fund(musicians)

Authors League Fund(writers)

Jazz Foundation (musicians)

Listings Project

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS COVID Relief Fund

Women Photograph (Women+)

Women Photographer Grants

The Artists’ Fellowship

Billboard State by State Music Industry COVID Resources

LIT Glad Day –Funding for LGBTQ+ performers, administrators, and tip-based workers

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants

CERF+ Emergency Relief Fund

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants

Boston Artist Relief Funds

Motion Picture TV Relief Fund (Filmmakers)

Know Your Rights

Apply for Unemployment Benefits

Join tax expert and artist Hannah Cole and Dr. Katherine de Vos Devine, a legal expert and art historian dedicated to empowering artists, for a discussion of what you need to know about legal & tax issues facing creatives as we brace for the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts — free and low fee legal services for art community

Hyperallergic Breaks Down What the $2 Trillion Stimulus Means for the Arts, Struggling to Stay Afloat, written by Jasmine Weber.

FCC has entered the Keep Americans Connected Pledge with Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T, which includes:

  • Free unlimited smartphone data
  • Not terminating service due to inability to pay
  • Waiving late fees
  • Wi-Fi hotspots available to everyone

For small businesses, apply for relief from the Federal Small Business Administration Disaster Loan program

Las Vegas Artists & Residents

Nevada Arts Council Response to COVID-19

NV EnergySouthwest Gas and the Las Vegas Valley Water District are willing to work with customers right now.

Three Square Food Bank has emergency food centers at 15 schools and 43 other locations for anyone who needs help.

Smith’s grocery stores are open for seniors-only on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 7 to 8 a.m. Albertsons grocery stores are open for seniors-only on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 7 to 9 a.m.  Three Square is offering grocery delivery for those in need that are 60+ Visit http://threesquare.org/help or call 702-765-4030 to see if you qualify.

Fun & Self-Care

The museum guide app Smartify has announced that it will make all its audio guides free for the remainder of 2020. Smartify, which touts itself as “the No.1 most downloaded museum app,” hosts around 2 million artworks from over 120 venues, with audio tours such as a “Masterpieces of the Louvre” walkthrough.

Google Arts & Culture Online Collections — 2,500 museums are accessible online thanks to Google

Oh You Pretty Things — Filmmaker Gary Hustwit is streaming his docs for free during this crisis. March 17-24 you can watch the feature-length doc about typography, Helvetica

Class Central — free online courses courtesy of Harvard, Yale, Princeton and other Ivy League universities

200+ modern art books in PDF form — courtesy of The Guggenheim Museum via the Internet Archive

Netflix Party — a Chrome extension for watching Netflix remotely with friends or a virtual hangout or date, synchronizes video playback and adds group chat

Original photo courtesy of Mr. TT, and special thank you to Booooooom, City of Las Vegas, and National Relief Funds.