If you are an artist, or know one, we hope the resources below will be of help. These are resources we have compiled for you that are specific to continuing to be creative and thrive during these uncertain times. We will continue our mission of supporting artists by providing information and events to promote visual arts in our community.
Please see the links below with descriptions of what you will find there.
We hope you are finding ways to cope with the circumstances in which we now find ourselves. There is no stopping art.
COVID-19 FOR FREELANCE ARTISTS: This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc.
ARTS RESOURCES FROM CREATIVE CAPITAL: In times of crisis, artists are often among those most affected. In addition to health concerns, this is a challenging moment for many in our community as we deal with cancelled income and trying to make plans during uncertain times.
CREATIVE SONOMA: Creative Sonoma has a continually updated page lists COVID-19 preparedness and response resources for creatives (individuals and organizations), including some resources specific to California, followed by general preparedness resources.
WOMEN ARTS: This page compiles links to various Emergency Funds and Grants.
EMERGENCY FUNDS INFO FROM KQED: Emergency Funds for Freelancers losing income during the Coronavirus, from KQED. An article compiling emergency funds through which artists may apply for funding, and to which others can donate if they are in a position to do so.
EMERGENCY FUNDS INFO FROM SPRINGBOARD FOR THE ARTS: Artist Emergency Relief Fund is organized by Springboard for the Arts—Artists may apply for emergency funding, and others may donate to the fund. Also compiles other resources, including consultants, grants, and emergency funds for non-arts sectors.
COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR TEACHING ARTISTS: This page includes the transcript of a webinar held on Friday, March 13, 2020. The Teaching Artists Guild joined with the Association of Teaching Artists, the National Guild for Community Arts Education, Creative Generation, NYC Arts in Education Roundtable and the Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic. This webinar was to support teaching artists bracing for the impact of COVID-19 in the United States. There are also links to information about sick leave, emergency funding, grants, loans and a multitude of other podcasts and webinars.
We wish you all well!
James Orlando, Gretchen Zimmermann, Susan Noll