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

Alternate ROOTS
COVID-19 Resource Page

American Alliance of Museums
Information for the Museum Field

American Association of Community Theatre
COVID-19 Response
Resource Roster

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

A.R.T./New York
Resources for Responding to COVID-19 in New York City

Artist Relief Emergency Relief Grant

Arts Education Partnership
COVID-19 Resources 

Information During the Impact of the Coronavirus

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

Chorus America
Blog Post

Common Field
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.

Dance/NYC Coronavirus Relief Fund

Resources for Preparing for the Potential Impact of the Coronavirus
Coronavirus and Your Insurance Program

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.

Freelancers Union Relief Fund

Grantmakers in the Arts
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Arts Funding

League of American Orchestras
Coroavirus resource page

Lifetime Arts
Supporting Creative Aging Programming during COVID-19 Crisis

Local 802 Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund

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.

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
COVID-19 Relief for Music Industry Workers

Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation
Resources for mixed-income earners, including how to apply for coverage

MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund 

Musicians’ Assistance Program (MAP)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre
COVID-19 Resources

National Association for Music Education
NAfME COVID-19 Resources & News

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Coronavirus Resources
State Arts Agencies & Regional Arts Organizations Contacts

National Endowment for the Arts
COVID-19 Resources

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 COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund

NYC Open Culture
A new permit type available from the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office allowing for ticketed performances

OPERA America
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

NYC Free Tax Prep Services

Paul, Weiss COVID-19 Relief Center

Start Small Think Big, Business Guidance: Marketing and Financial Strategy 

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

A Guide to Caring For Your Coronavirus Anxiety

Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts

How Musicians Can Stay Healthy During Covid-19

Music Industry Therapists

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NYS Department of Health 
New Open Enrollment for Uninsured New Yorkers


Online Counseling Programs
Tips From Counselors on How to Manage Financial Stress During a Crisis”

Testing Information for COVID19

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