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

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.

Resources for Preparing for the Potential Impact of the Coronavirus

Dramatists Guild Foundation Relief Fund supporting individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and book writers.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Relief Fund for artists seeking relief for a canceled performance or exhibition due to COVID-19.

Grantmakers in the Arts

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

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

State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education
Arts Instructional Resources

TYA Response to COVID-19

Emergency Funds – All Art Forms 


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


A Guide to Caring For Your Coronavirus Anxiety

Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts

How Musicians Can Stay Healthy During Covid-19

Mental Health Resources to Help Prevent Creative and Professional Burnout from Berkeley University

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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