Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources
In an effort to continue to support at-risk artists and arts organizations, we have linked resources below that we hope everyone in our network will find helpful. For non COVID-19-specific resources, see our Other Resources Page.
We will continue to monitor and update our resources as news and information become available.
Actor’s Fund Emergency Financial Assistance Program
Information on eligibility and how to apply.
Alliance of Artists Communities
Blog post on COVID-19 Preparedness for Residencies
COVID-19 Resource Page
American Alliance of Museums
Information for the Museum Field
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association
Survey on Impact of COVID-19 on Indian Country Tourism
Art House Convergence
AHC list of resources for art house cinemas and theaters
Resources for Responding to COVID-19 in New York City
Artist Relief Emergency Relief Grant
Arts Education Partnership
Artwork Archives list of emergency grants for artists
Association of Art Museum Directors
Museums and COVID-19
Association of Performing Arts Professionals
Emergency Response Page
Association of Teaching Artists Resource Guide
The Artist’s Safety Net
COVID-19 Resources for the Artist Organization Field
COVID-19 Response Resources
Curtains Up NYC
City of New York program that offers free application assistance for NYC businesses and nonprofits connected to live performance applying for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program of the federal government.
Dramatists Guild Foundation Relief Fund supporting individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and book writers.
EqualSound Relief Fund supporting musicians who have lost gigs due to the pandemic.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Relief Fund for artists seeking relief for a canceled performance or exhibition due to COVID-19.
Grantmakers in the Arts
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Arts Funding
League of American Orchestras
Coroavirus resource page
Lost My Gig NYC
A running list of NYC freelancers working in the events industry who are in need of financial assistance due to the crisis, allowing people to donate directly to those individuals. Apply to have your name added.
Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation
Resources for mixed-income earners, including how to apply for coverage
MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund
National Alliance for Musical Theatre
National Association for Music Education
NAfME COVID-19 Resources & News
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
State Arts Agencies & Regional Arts Organizations Contacts
National Endowment for the Arts
New York Foundation for the Arts Rauschenberg Emergency Grants
The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies.
NYC Open Culture
A new permit type available from the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office allowing for ticketed performances
COVID-19 Resource Hub
Rent Relief Extension Program
New application period will be open Friday, Dec. 18 through Monday, Feb. 1, 2021
The Save Small Business Fund
Helping small employers who are struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak.
State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education
Arts Instructional Resources
The Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts
TYA Response to COVID-19
Emergency Funds – All Art Forms
General Legal and Other Resources
CoveyLaw FAQ: Artist Mobility to the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic
Information for artists applying for visas and a continually updated list of US embassies and consulates that have currently ceased operations.
Federal and State Unemployment Insurance for Independent Contractors and Freelancers by Bill Belitsky, Sarah Besnoff, Katherine Forer, and Ryan Johnson of Paul Hastings, LLC
National Endowment for the Arts
The Art of Reopening: A Guide to Current Practices Among Arts Organizations During COVID-19
Paul, Weiss COVID-19 Relief Center
The Artsy Hustle Podcast with Adam Kubota: How the CARES Act Can Help Musicians, Artists and Freelancers: A Conversation with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
Health and Mental Health
NYS Department of Health
New Open Enrollment for Uninsured New Yorkers
Testing Information for COVID19
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