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USA/ CaliforniaARTBEATArtistsEmail ListA weekly roundup of Arts Council updates, arts news, artists calls, job opportunities, research, and more.
USAArtists at Risk Connection (ARC)ArtistsCOVID-19 ResourcesOur ultimate goal is to address the needs of artists at risk and the organizations that serve them.
USACreative CapitalArtistsCOVID-19 ResourcesList of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak
USACenter for Cultural InnovationArtists & FreelancersResources ListThe Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) was founded in 2001 as a California 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Its mission is to promote knowledge sharing, networking, and financial independence for individuals in the arts by providing business training, grants, and incubating innovative projects that create new program knowledge, tools and practices for artists in the field, and conditions that contribute to realizing financial self determination.
USAArtists ThriveArtistsCOVID-19 ResourcesA compilation of resources, tools and opportunities that we hope will provide artists and those who work with artists support to be able to thrive in the wake of these challenging circumstances
USAU.S. Department of Arts and Culture: Community Care in the Time of CoronavirusArtistsCOVID-19 ResourcesThere are so many resources being circulated. Here are a few we’ve found helpful in orienting to how to care for ourselves and our communities during these times.
USAWorking Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E) Guidlines For the Postponement and Cancellation of WorkArtistsResource/GuidelinesSome basic guidelines that can be used by artists and nonprofit institutions as we begin to navigate the future of work in our field during the pandemic.
USACollective Care Is Our Best Weapon against COVID-19ArtistsCOVID-19 ResourcesA list of Mutual Aid resources, for general knowledge and locally by region (US and international).
USAArtsReadyArtists & Cultural NonprofitsResources ListList of resources for artists, managers/agents, and arts organizations
USAGrantmakers in the ArtsEmergency Funds/Grants for all ArtistsCOVID-19 ResourcesCOVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Arts Funding Info
USACovid-19 Freelance Artist ResourceArtist in all disciplinesCOVID-19 Freelance Artist ResourcesAn aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.
USAForecast Public ArtSupport for public artists and public art program administratorsResources ListForecast is launching a national initiative to support public artists and public art program administrators during this pandemic. We will immediately begin to offer pro bono consultations and technical support to any public artist or public art administrator based in the U.S. and the Native nations that share the same geography from now until May 31, 2020, as a response to the mounting effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
USABlack Arts Futures Funds - AtlantaBlack ArtistsGrantBlack Art Futures Fund (BAFF) is a collective of emerging philanthropists promoting the elevation and preservation of Black arts & culture. Through grant making, board-matching, and organization-to-donor cultivation, we seek to amplify and strengthen the future of Black art.
USANational Black Arts Festival - AtlantaBlack ArtistsResourcesArtistic and educational programs in music, dance, film, visual arts, theater, and the literary arts
USAAmericans for the ArtsList of News and resources for Arts and Culture
USANational Endowment for the ArtsList of Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations
USAArtsReadylist of Resources for Artists, Managers/Agents, and Arts Organizations
USAWESTAFAll ArtistsCOVID-19 Resources and Grants
USAFacebook for BusinessBusinessesCOVID-19 Resources and GrantsPeople are looking for ways to support the small businesses that they love; and business owners are looking for ways to connect with those people. To support you, we are introducing COVID-19 Business Resources, which has tips and tools located on your business Page.
Oakland, CA Oakland CARES Fund for Artists and NonprofitsArtists and Non Profits Oakland CARES FundThe CARES Arts Fund is distributing $1,425,000 in the form of grants up to $3,000 for individual artists, and grants up to $20,000 for small arts nonprofits based on budget size. This is a reimbursement-based fund to mitigate COVID-19 related financial impacts suffered by individual artist and small nonprofit arts and culture organizations who are the backbone of the City's diversity and vibrancy of cultural identity and expression.
CaliforniaStatewide Wildfire Recovery ResourcesPeople effected by firesFire Relief
CaliforniaCalifornia Arts CouncilResources for Coivd-19 and Fires COVID-19 Resources and Grants and Fire Relief
USA/LAArt and Cake LAAll ArtistsCOVID-19 Resources and GrantsAt this moment, of course, they are looking for support through the COVID-19 crisis, but while many of these organizations can direct artists toward help, and provide a wide range of growing online opportunities, this article is focused on the general resources to assist artists and the art community in both good times and unexpected times.
USA/NYNew York Foundation for the ArtsArtists and OrganizationsResources for multiple grants in the USA and NYFor a WESTAF general update on trends, resources, and data across the West and the nation.
USA/NYWomenArtsArtists Resources ListWe are providing this list to help you find other organizations where you can apply for funding.
USA/SFBedford GalleryArtists COVID-19 ResourcesHere is a list of local and national resources for Bay Area artists impacted by COVID-19.
MinnesotaSpringboard for the Arts Emergency FundArtistsResourceList of Resources for Minnesota Artists
Denver, CORedline Contemporary Art Center - INSITE FundGrants and ResourcesResources List
Fulton County, GAFulton County Arts/Resources for Fulton CountyBlack ArtistsResourcesThe Fulton County Arts Council and the Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture serves as Fulton County’s funding agency to support cultural programs and the agency which provides services to Fulton County based nonprofit arts organizations and Fulton County residents.
New YorkNYFA Emergency Grants ListArtistsCOVID-19 ResourcesThe New York Foundation for the Arts has a running list of additional emergency grant opportunities for artists, categorized by disciplines.
New YorkBronx Stix TogetherResourcesCOVID-19 Resources and NewsHelping the Bronx community stay strong and connected with real-time, accurate resources during the
AustraliaNAVAList of Grants in Australia and New ZealandEmergency Funds/Grants for all ArtistsNAVA offers a range of grants, awards and scholarships to support and develop the work of professional practitioners. To find out more, or to apply.
WorldwideCulture MagazineResourcesEmergency Funds/Grants for all Artists
Worldwide3ArtsList of Emergency Funds/Grants for all Artists
Resources for Art/Visual Artist
USAMonthly Art Opportunities: The Best Opportunities with October DeadlinesArtistsGrant Resources
USAJoan Mitchell Foundation ArtistsCOVID-19 ResourcesCOVID-19 Emergency Resources for Visual Artists
USAYoung Arts FoundationArtistsResourcesCompetition and resources for young artists
WorldwideEmergency Funding Visual ArtsArtistsResourcesList of Emergency Funds/Grants for all Artists
USAYoung Arts FoundationArtistsResourcesCompetition and resources for young artists
USACommon Field: List of Resources for Arts Organizations:Arts OrganizationsResourcesList of Resources for Visual Artists
USAAmerican Alliance of MuseumsArts OrganizationsResourcesList of Resources for Museums and Their Employees
Resources for Critical Studies/Writing
USAAuthors GuildWritersCOVID-19 ResourcesGovernment economic relief, needs-based funding, and our various programs and initiatives in response to COVID-19.
USAPoets & Writers, Inc.WritersResourcesEducation; Networking/Field Learning; Non Profit Job Opportunities
USAThe Writers GuildWritersResourcesYour union has compiled the following resources to help writers weather the uncertainty of this crisis.
USAThe National Writers Union Freelance Solidarity ProjectWritersResourcesThe National Writers Union is proud to announce a division created specifically for freelance media workers, one that aims to build off our history while adapting to the conditions specific to writers and workers today.
Resources for Dance
USADance USACOVID-19 ResourcesDance/USA is working with many federal arts coalitions and other field leadership organizations to advocate for the field, gather information, and provide a number of resources regarding the impact of COVID-19 on our field.
USADance Informa: Dancing alone together: Becoming SOCIAL DistANCERSResources for DanceCOVID-19 ResourcesDancing alone together: Becoming SOCIAL DistANCERS
USADance Informa: Business owners - How you can cope during COVID-19Resources for Dance Business OwnersCOVID-19 Resources How you can cope during COVID-19
USADance Informa: A dance studio owner’s response to the coronavirus crisisResources for Dance Studio OwnersCOVID-19 ResourcesA dance studio owner’s response to the coronavirus crisis
USADance Informa: Dancing in Isolation: Resources for dancers during COVID-19Resources for DancersCOVID-19 ResourcesResources for dancers during COVID-19
Los Angeles,CADance Resource CenterCOVID-19 ResourcesDRC is working to compile resources, exploring creative ways of addressing the drastic changes to our community, serving as a connector between the LA dance community and other sectors and we are working with our local, regional, state and national partners to advocate for support to help dance through this especially trying time.
New YorkDance/NYCRacial Justice ResourcesDance/NYC seeks to dismantle white supremacy in dance and amplify the voices and autonomy of the African, Latina/o/x, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) community.
New YorkDance/NYCCOVID-19 Preparedness ResourcesA list of resources for how you and your organization can plan for the potential impact of the virus on your dance making activity in the New York City Metropolitan Area.
New YorkDance/NYCResources for Dancers and Dance OrganizationsCOVID-19 ResourcesPlease visit our Coronavirus Preparedness Resource page for a list of resources on how you and your organization can respond to the affects of the virus on your dance making activities in the New York City Metropolitan Area.
InternationalMy Online Dance Sign up as a teacher/studio for online dance teachingResource
International/AustraliaAusdance VictoriaDancers in Australia, resources and classesCOVID-19 ResourcesAusdance Vic is the peak body and service organisation for dance in Victoria. We create, support and promote opportunities for the sector in the state
Resources for Film/Video
USAFilm/Video School Resouces SiteFilm StudentsResourcesGrants, Film Festival Listings and Resources
USASundance InstituteCOVID-19 Resources
USAWomen in FilmCOVID-19 ResourcesOffer scholarships, finishing funds, grants, marketing/communications; non-profit job opportunities, financing intensive workshops, screening series, mentoring program, writers lab, industry leaders speaking series, production program
USAFederal Aid Resources for FilmmakersCOVID-19 ResourcesHow to Apply for Federal Aid as a Filmmaker
Resources for Music
USAWomen in SoundWomen MusiciansResource ListDear Women in Sound community,
We are standing with everyone who is experiencing the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is an ongoing list of free and discounted educational resources, software licenses, webinars, online courses, and enjoyable media for these uncertain times.

We will update regularly. Please reach out to with your additions. We would love to hear from you.

If you are not experiencing loss of income right now, please support your favorite artists + audioworkers by purchasing their music and merch or donating to relief funds in your area.

Madeleine + Maggie
USABandcamp Musician SupportMusiciansResource List
USAAmerican Composer Forum: Funding and Regional ResourcesComposersCOVID-19 ResourcesPlease visit our dedicated webpage for a list of resources that offer emergency relief and other fund support to freelance artists experiencing significant income loss.
USASongwriters Association of North America: SONA: SongwritersCOVID-19 ResourcesMusic Community Resources List
USAChamber Music America - Survey for NeedMusiciansSurvey of Need
USAI Care if You ListenMusiciansList of Emergency Funds/Grants for all Artists
USA/InternationalPitchForkMusiciansCOVID-19 ResourcesList of resources and grants for musicians
WorldwideHaulIXMusiciansList of Music Business Resources
Resources for Theater
USANew York Theatre WorkshopTheaterCOVID-19 ResourcesWe’ve compiled this list of resources for you and we encourage you to apply and/or support these organizations.
USAStage Directors and Choreographers SocietyTheaterCOVID-19 Resources
USABroadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS COVID Relief FundTheaterEmergency Funds/Grants for Theater and Music
USANorth American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA)TheaterList of Emergency Funds/Grants for Performing ArtistsNAPAMA
WorldwideLA Stage AllianceTheaterList of General Resources for Theater Artists and Other
Resources for Freelancers and Worker Benefits
USACOVID-19 Freelance Artist ResourcesFreelancersResources ListAn aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.
USAFindhelpLocal Community Resources Resources ListThousands of organizations, including non-profits and neighborhood groups, are helping people affected by COVID-19 all across the country. Find all these programs into one location. Just enter your zip code to find local programs to help you get food if you can’t afford it, bill payment assistance and other programs that serve your area.
USAFreelancers Union’s Guide to Life During COVID-19FreelancersResources ListCOVID-19 shutdowns mean lost income and uncertainty for thousands of freelancers. While we work on securing immediate relief (more to come soon!), we're collecting everything you need to know about getting through this frightening time — from tax and health insurance updates to staying sane — updated daily.
USAVIDEO: Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists in a Time of Crisis (ASL & Captioned)FreelancersResources ListAn empowering and encouraging presentation rooted in social justice, by choreographer and financial expert Amy Smith, courtesy of HowlRound.
USAFreelancers UnionFreelancersResources ListEmergency Funds/Grants for Freelance Artists
CACalifornians for the Arts Life After AB-5: A Toolkit by California Lawyers for the ArtsAB5Resource/ToolkitIn response to the AB5 crisis affecting artists and arts organizations, CFTA members and colleagues California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA) has created a toolkit, "Life After AB5" that describes the legal background of this law and various options that employers and the artists they work with can consider going forward.
USAFederal COVID-19 Relief PackageFederal Stimulus information
USAArticle about applying for Federal Stimulus Money as self employed musician or artistFederal Stimulus information
USATeaching Artists Guild COVID-19 ResourcesLegal, Labor Laws and Health Resources ListCompiled by the Teaching Artists Guild. Resources include: Labor Laws / Sick Leave; Webinars; Self-Care & Mental Health; Online/Distance Learning Activities & Exercises; and more.
USAListings ProjectFree Listings for Seeking Living, Seeking Work Space and (non-real estate) Opportunities listings are free to post
USADepartment of LaborUnemployment information for all 50 states
USANew York TimesUnemployment insurance information
USAWall Street JournalTax deadline extended by 90 days
USAAFL-CIOList of Resources for Union Workers