Thanks all, for your contributions to this!
Sadly, as of September 2020 I will no longer be updating or adding to this document.
More resources for freelance artists! (thanks to Hannah Fenlon and many others!)
Survival Jobs for Actors- the survival jobs section may not apply right now, but the side hustles section may help
Apply to be a Contact Tracer with MA’s new initiative to contain the spread of COVID-19
https://www.amazon.jobs/en/- Amazon is hiring to keep up with demand, many warehouse jobs in MA
www.rev.com transcription- Seems to have some shady business practices- reddit thread here (thanks to Lia)
https://www.stitchfix.com/careers/jobs remote options for those with retail experience
8 resources for teaching English online- requires fluency in English and a bachelor’s degree
www.vipkid.com- teaching English online
https://www.kellyservices.us/us/other/kellyconnect-workathome/- customer service representatives
Google Doc: Matt Lockshin’s Digital Jobs for Progressives advocacy and political work- some remote, some not
www.coria.com web development
Tutor at University of Southern California Profile Creation Form: https://forms.gle/VFDtCYd91cJ6y4Yg8
(got this as an email- don’t know anything about the company, so take with a grain of salt. Website here.)
Hello freelancers and job seekers looking to get into a new growing company!
USOM is an athleisure wear 3yr in start up company looking to build a team that helps the co founders with any and all day to day task. Right now we have more task than we can physically do in the amount of time allotted and we are looking to start out with intern level work until the company grows and then promotions are inevitable! There is so much room to grow as we are growing quite quickly.
Looking for areas of all expertise in sales, marketing, brand development, event planning, fundraising, photography, videography, modeling, editing, social media, or whatever you believe you bring to the table for any company and want to just start somewhere! We are here for it! Hone in on your skills with us. Apply here or send us a message letting us know your skill. We are happy to have help in a number of areas! No job too small! Please contact: Erica Bigger Usleptonmellc@gmail.com
Welocalize- looking for those who are fluent in speaking and writing AUSTRALIAN English, GERMAN, JAPANESE and SPANISH (North American) ONLY. (They have no need for American English speakers) You need to have US work authorization.
Not remote- but Costco and grocery stores, FedEx, UPS, and Amazon are looking for staff, if you are healthy and not part of a vulnerable population it may be worth looking into
How To Avoid Work From Home Scams fun fact: Amazon has the most fake career websites because it has the most recognizable name. Make sure you go through the company’s website to get to their job listings!
Finances for Actors Free Online Course- Disclaimer - I (Michelle Dyer) am not a financial advisor. I don't claim to be one. I just share what I've learned in my journey from being an actress in debt to getting a Survival Job. I want to teach you what I wish I would have known. And this has absolutely nothing to do with my Survival Job.
Lightwright- John McKernon has created an emergency Lightwright license for students that need to complete projects and no longer have access to Lightwright. Details in the link.
Boston- Theater Community Benevolent Fund- Acknowledging the high potential of unexpected need within Boston’s theatre community during these unprecedented times, TCBF will begin to review all COVID-19-related applications to the Fund on a weekly basis. Applicants should expect a delay in response of at least five business days. TCBF will only accept one application per person/theatre company that is directly related to COVID-19 and plans to set caps on these funding requests, amounts to be announced. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The form is the same one used for normal applications, but please indicate the application is related to COVID-19. We will continue to accept applications not related to COVID-19 during this time.
Check the website to see if your state has been approved
You can and should apply for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) ASAP as the funds are distributed on a first come, first served basis. You can now apply (with the same application) for a $10,000 loan advance, which is payable within 3 days. That advance is really a grant, which is 100% forgiven. Whether you get an EIDL, are declined, or don't have a decision yet, apply for this advance. If you already received an EIDL, go back to the SBA site and reapply, and this time ask for the advance. The new application is streamlined and takes less time than the original one.
Payroll Protection Plan: this is a new program under the CARES Act designed to help you keep your employees employed and help you come back strong when you re-open or scale back up. It is possible that this loan can be 100% forgiven! Applications will be made thru SBA lender banks, and you can apply starting Friday. Self-employed and sole proprietors can apply at a later date TBD. Much more guidance on this coming out in next few days. For now, you can view the application and general info on www.home.treasury.gov and click on the red box at top of home page.
You can apply for both EIDL / loan advance AND the Payroll Protection Plan but not for the same expenses.
The Actors Fund- financial assistance available for ANYONE who has worked in the entertainment/live event industry for 5+ years.
Boston: Stagesource has created a survey for freelancers and independent contractors to determine the best way to assist moving forward. Please take a few minutes and fill it out!
Performing Artist Emergency Micro-Lending Grants provided through MICAH-Minnesota Institute of Contemplation and Healing MICAH creates, supports, and develops programs and environments for the practice and study of spiritual formation and leadership, healing and the arts. As a contemplative Christian undertaking, MICAH provides a sacred space within which we seek to create a life with God. website here
Artists, Culture Workers, Freelancers, Gig/Event Economy Losses Due to Covid-19 Cancellations- a sheet gathering information from workers across the country about how many gigs have been lost to share with relief organizations
US COVID-19 Mutual Aid Resources- a Google Drive folder with A TON of resources, sorted by state
Call your city councillor/state senator/state representatives!!
Comcast- low income households can get two months of free internet during Coronavirus emergency. Click link to apply.
Crew Nation- Live Nation fund for music crews
Distance with Care- launching soon- a collaborative website of pooled COVID-19 resources built in an effort to support and connect the greater community during a time of social distancing. (Be sure to click on view all resources!)
QLab is offering free temporary pro bundle licenses from now until June 1 to support teachers and students. Use your .edu email to create an account at qlab.com/account and then email email@example.com
The Art of Social Distancing- a growing list of online resources for creatives for research, personal practice, and connection in the time of social distancing
ETC- Free Online Training Classes through May 15th- programming Element and Eos, color tools, virtual media servers, DMX, networking, troubleshooting, Unison Mosaic Designer, maintenance
ACT Lighting Online Courses- Free through June 1
2 Free Months of Adobe Creative Cloud (this may only apply to those who are already subscribed)
Vectorworks Spotlight Essentials- use the code TRAINMENOW for a 100% discount. Click on enter promo code on the Seminar Admission page.
Live Events Industry Federal Aid Action- a facebook group with a ton of resources
Ladies Get Paid
Seattle has started connecting out of work artists with those that have immediate childcare needs
Educational institutions that are going virtual for the remainder of the semester may need assistance with move outs- it may be worth contacting them to see if they need crew to help move
Taking whatever downtime is available for general career building tasks that we never have time for otherwise: updating resumes, websites if applicable and doing research to see if there are new contacts we can reach out to or companies we want to work with. Take the time to do some schematic financial and career mapping and workshop ideas and resumes with friends who also have extra time to help. This can build camaraderie and hopefully some optimism when we're otherwise feeling somewhat isolated.
Take an OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 training to add to your resume
Theater Communications Group is advocating to Congress for financial assistance to theater, write a letter in support- more info