COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations

The following organizations are providing frequently updated news and resources for artists and arts organizations.


Arts Education Partnership
COVID-19 Resources  
Status of Arts Education Provisions in State Reopening Plans

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

For Freelance Artists
COVID-19 & Freelance Artists

Community Resource Hub

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
list of resources for art house cinemas and theaters

Artist Relief
Funds for Artists

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

Arts Extension Service - UMass Amherst
AES Resource list during COVID-19

Information During the Impact of the Coronavirus

Artwork Archive
Financial Relief Resources for Artists During COVID-19

Association of Art Museum Directors
Museums and COVID-19

Association of Performing Arts Professionals
Emergency Reposnse Page

COVID-19 Resources for Actors, Creators + Performing Artists

Coronavirus Resources

Chamber of Commerce
Coronavirus Small Business Issues and Solutions Guide

Center for Cultural Innovation
COVID-19 Resources

The Artist’s Safety Net

Chamber Music America
COVID-19 Resources for the Chamber Music Community

Chorus America
Blog Post
On June Conference & Other Registrations

Common Field
COVID-19 Resources for the Artist Organization Field

Creative Capital
Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Response Resources

Resources for Preparing for the Potential Impact of the Coronavirus
Coronavirus and Your Insurance Program
Dance/NYC Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund

Documentary Producers Alliance
COVID-19 Resources

Drama League
COVID-19 Resource List

Dramatists Guild
COVID-19 Resources

Early Music America
COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations

Film Festival Alliance
COVID-19 Pivoting & Planning Calls for Festivals

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

International Association of Blacks in Dance
IABD Emergency Fund

International Documentary Association
Applying for Federal Coronavirus Relief as a Filmmaker

COVID Artist Resources and Funds

Lawyers for Good Government
Nationwide Small Business Legal Clinic Project

League of American Orchestras
Coroavirus resource page

Lifetime Arts
Supporting Creative Aging Programming during COVID-19 Crisis

Mayors’ Institute on City Design
Resources for cities responding to the COVID-19 crisis

MusicCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

Benefits made available by the CARES Act

NALAC | National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures
Arts Resources & Field Survey

National Alliance for Musical Theatre
COVID-19 Resources

National Art Education Association (NAEA)
Tools for distance learning/preparing for the 2020-21 school year

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

National Black Arts
Donate to the Artist Fund
Apply to Artist Project Fund

National Performance Network
Statement and Resources

NDN Collective
COVID-19 grant opportunities for Indigenous organizations and artists

New York Foundation for the Arts
Emergency Resources - includes national level resources

OPERA America
COVID-19 Resource Hub

Poets & Writers
Resources for Writers in the Time of Coronavirus

State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education
Arts Instructional Resources

Sundance Institute
Curated COVID Resources & Emergency Funds

Theater Communications Group
COVID-19: Prepare, Mitigate, Recover

The Recovery Village
Resources for Substance Abuse Treatment During Coronavirus

TYA Response to COVID-19

University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine
Arts & COVID-19 Response

Western Governors’ Association
Coping with the Realities of COVID-19

Emergency Funds - All Art Forms 




Theatre Artists Relief Fund
The American Theatre Wing, with the council and guidance of the Obie Awards’ Judges Panel (co-chaired by Obie-winning scenic designer Rachel Hauck and choreographer Sam Pinkleton), has created a $250,000 Theatre Artists Relief Fund in order to get money directly into the hands of artists. This fund, which is generously supported by the Edwin Barbey Charitable Trust and the theatrical production company No Guarantees, will grant each of these artists $500 to help sustain them during this period of mandatory shutdowns. Our hearts are with each of these artists, theatre workers, and technicians; we see you, and we want to support you.

FCA Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.

Emergency Grants
Dramatists Guild Foundation provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.

Covid19 Emergency Grant
Offering unrestricted rapid relief grants to indie theater companies and individual artists in need due to the financial strain of closings etc related to Covid19.

Writers’ Emergency Fund
A small grants program for professional— published or produced—writers in acute or unexpected financial crises.

Economic Relief Grants
For residents of New York City; economic relief grants to needy individuals who are distressed or suffering for a variety of reasons.

Emergency Financial Assistance - The Actor's Fund
While some of the funds are earmarked for members of entertainment unions, you do not need to be a union member to receive help.

Emergency Grants Resource List
New York Foundation for the Arts often receives calls from artists requesting information on emergency grants to serve financial need or an emergency such as bereavement or illness. Please check the organizations’ websites or call to get the latest programmatic information and eligibility requirements.

The Boston Artist Relief Fund
Grants for individual artists living in the city of Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Chicago Theatre Workers Relief Fund
Grants of up to $500 for those working in the Chicago theatre industry who have had to stop work and are not getting paid due to COVID-19.

The Creator Fund
ConvertKit has established a $50,000 fund to help creators in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read the details and then submit your information if you are in need.

Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund
For musicians who have lost work because of the coronavirus crisis.

The Max's Kansas City Project Emergency Grants
Provides emergency funding & resources to professionals in the creative arts; for individuals who have made their living through their art form.

SAG-AFTRA COVID-19 Disaster Fund
Must be a SAG-AFTRA Member

Emergency Coronavirus Tipped and Service Worker Support Fund
Provides cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more who need the money they aren’t getting to survive.

Emergency Fund Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S Artists, Performers, and Tip-Based Workers:  is A fund to help LGBTQ2S people who cannot pay for food, medicine, rent, and necessities because most of their income doesn't come from an employer.

A State-by-State Resource Guide for Music Professionals Who Need Help During Coronavirus Crisis
To help music professionals and their loved ones navigate the crisis, Billboard has compiled a list of resources at both the national and state levels, including more than four dozen relief funds.

NYFA Anonymous Was a Woman Emergency Relief Grant
Will distribute $250,000 in grants, up to $2,500 apiece, to women-identifying visual artists over the age of 40 who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.




Non-Profit hotlines for help Social distancing information Online groups and much more



Help Now NYC
Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on New York City's workforce, the City of New York has developed a list of resources for those who may be unemployed due to COVID-19 or are seeking additional assistance.
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