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Name, linkType of HelpDescription (TIP: On a desktop computer, enter Control+F or Apple+F and enter words that may be specific to your situation, ex. dance, grant, health)Additional info
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COVID-19 Food Hub NYCfoodlocation and industry-based directory of locations offering free food for children and families
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https://www.invisiblehandsdeliver.com/foodSafe, free deliveries for NYC’s most at-risk community members facing COVID-19.
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World Central Kitchen #ChefsForAmericafoodMeal deliveries are available to anyone in the area who needs extra support during this uncertain time. They are individually-packed fresh meals, ready to heat at home, in centers starting in New York City, Washington DC, Little Rock, Los Angeles, and Oakland — with more to come..
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Adobe Creative Cloudfree serviceAdobe is apparently offering every current, monthly subscriber two complimentary months of its Adobe Creative Cloud service during this economic downturn. This article walks you through the steps to activate this offer.DIGITAL MEDIA
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Comcast Internet Essentials Program for Eligible Householdsfree serviceComcast is offering free nternet Essentials service to all qualified low-income households for two months (normally $9.95/month plus tax). Apply by April 30, 2020.
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Optimum Free WiFi 60 daysfree serviceFamilies will need to call and ask for the “free Internet program” and explain their situation as it relates to the COVID-19 emergency (ex: there are students in the house, schools have closed and lessons are online). Optimum will set up a router at their location. NY sales rep 1-718-617-3500
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Arts Leaders of Color Emergency FundfundingArts Administrators of Color Network has set up the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund which folks can donate directly to in support of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists AND administrators (consultants, facilitators, box office staff, seasonal/temporary employees, etc.) who have been financially impacted due to COVID-19. If you fit this description and you are in need of short-term, immediate financial assistancefill out this form, and you will be contacted as needed. Funds will be disbursed in the amount of US $200 per person, on a first-come-first-served basis.ADMINS, ALL DISCIPLINES
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Boston Artist Relief FundfundingThe Boston Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 and $1000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Submittable form open Mar 12 - Apr 30.ALL
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Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency GrantsfundingEmergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding; or incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates. Applicants must have committed performance or exhibition opportunities, and be able to provide specific dates at the time of application. Funds are NOT intended for life-related emergencies.ALL
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Artist + Activist Relief FundfundingThe Soze Foundation, TaskForce and Invisible Hand, will support artists and activists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19 by making $250 grants to selected applicants on an on-going basis. They currently have $35,000 total for this first round of grants. The application is very easy (takes less than 3 minutes). Any artist or activist can apply.ALL
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NYC Dancers Relief Fund (COVID-19)fundingThe Dance Union, an organizing group facilitated by J Bouey and Melanie Greene, has organized a crowdfunding campaign towards urgent relief to freelance dance artist that have suffered financial losses due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and the government enforced social restrictions. Awards of $500-1000 will be made available to individuals working in the dance field, with priority given to POC, disabled, Trans/NB, and dance artists who will not have access to emergency funds due to immigration status.DANCE
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Dance/NYC Coronavirus Dance Relief FundfundingThe purpose of the Fund is to mitigate the growing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on individual freelance dance workers and dance making organizations with budgets between $25,000 and $500,000 based in the metropolitan NYC area, particularly with financial losses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Selected individual freelance dance workers will receive grant awards of $500 per month with a maximum of $1,500 across the grant period, from March 2020 to May 2020. Selected dance organizations will receive one-time general support grants between $2,500 and $5,000. The Fund will prioritize supporting communities most impacted by COVID-19 including African, Latina/o/x, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA), disabled, immigrant, and women-identifying artists, as well as those at high risk including elderly and immunosuppressed artists.DANCE
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Rauschenberg Emergency GrantfundingNYFA and the Rauschenberg Foundation have teamed up to offer visual and media artists and choreographers in the US grants of up to $5,000 for medical related emergencies.DANCE, MEDIA, VISUAL
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Equal SoundfundingThe Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund was set up on short notice to provide direct financial assistance to musicians who have lost work as a result of Corona-related event cancellations. If you’re a musician in need, carefully read their FAQ and submit their simple form with proof of qualifying income loss. Equal Sound will pay out e are going to pay out a maximum of $500 per gig on a first-come, first-served basis. People with more than one canceled gig can apply more than once, they just have to wait until they receive a payment to apply again.MUSIC
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Musicians Foundation: Emergency Funds for MusiciansfundingHelps professional musicians who have worked five or more years in the U.S. by providing emergency financial assistance in meeting current living, medical and allied expenses. Applicants must be able to show that their music is or was their primary source of income.MUSIC
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MusicCares FoundationfundingMusiCares may grant short-term financial assistance for personal or addiction needs that have arisen due to unforeseen circumstances. Applicants must be able to show that they have worked in the music industry for at least five years or that they have six commercially released recordings or videos (singles).MUSIC
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Sweet Relief Musicians FundfundingProvides financial assistance to all styles of career musicians who demonstrate need. The applicant must be a musician who has regular public performances, or performed on at least three widely released recordings (audio or audiovisual), or written music that has been performed on three widely released recordings, or published on three occasions.MUSIC
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Artists FellowshipfundingThe Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship. Primarily serving artists in New York.VISUAL
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Carnegie Fund for AuthorsfundingThe grant applicant must be an American author who has published at least one full-length work — fiction or nonfiction — that has been published by a mainstream publisher in any format.WRITING
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PEN Writers FundfundingEmergency fund for professional–published or produced–writers with serious financial difficulties. Depending on the situation, the fund gives grants or loans of up to $2,000.WRITING
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American Society of Journalists & Authors Writers Emergency Assistance FundfundingFunds for established freelance writers across the country who, because of advanced age, illness, disability, a natural disaster, or an extraordinary professional crisis, are unable to work. No grants to beginning freelancers seeking funding for writing projects; no grants to fund works-in-progress of any kind. Maximum grant: $3,500.WRITING
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Authors League FundfundingThe Fund gives open-ended, interest-free, no-strings-attached loans to professional writers and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income or other misfortune.WRITING
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NYFA Emergency Resources for Artistsfunding(original NYFA Source listing, now hosted directly on their main site to ensure ease of access) Current Disaster Resources,, Public Assistance, and Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity
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Emergency GrantsfundingEmergency Grants from NYFA (original NYFA Source listing, now hosted directly on their main site to ensure ease of access)
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leveler.infofunding"a tool for salaried workers to distribute wealth evenly across a database of freelancers, service industry and gig economy folks who are impacted by COVID-19 health and safety restrictions (venue closures, shift/gig/commission cancellations etc)". Artists can sign up as a donee on the database through the leveler.info site.
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Boston Artist Relief FundfundingThe Boston Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 and $1000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Submittable form open Mar 12 - Apr 30.
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CERF+ Emergency Relief FundhealthcareCERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. They are currently focusing relief aid on those infected with Covid-19 who require intensive medical care.
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"Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During
COVID-19 Outbreak"
mental healthThe World Health Organization's (PDF) document sharing tips on tending to your mental health while social distancing.
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https://nycwell.cityofnewyork.us/en/mental healthTROUBLE COPING?
We’re here to listen and help
with problems like stress, depression, anxiety, or drug and alcohol use. For you or someone you care for.
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Mayor's Office of ThriveNYCmental healthPhone numbers and contact info for (free) Mental Health Support New Yorkers Can Access While Staying Home, with general support as well as agencies specializing in PEOPLE HARMED BY VIOLENCE, CRIME OR ABUSE, STUDENTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE , VETERANS, and AGING NEW YORKERS.
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Financial Resourcesresource listingFinancial Resources via NYFA (original NYFA Source listing, now hosted directly on their main site to ensure ease of access)
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Health and Insurance Resourcesresource listingHealth and Insurance Resources via NYFA (original NYFA Source listing, now hosted directly on their main site to ensure ease of access)
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Housing Resourcesresource listingHousing Resources via NYFA (original NYFA Source listing, now hosted directly on their main site to ensure ease of access)
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Legal Resourcesresource listingLegal Resources via NYFA (original NYFA Source listing, now hosted directly on their main site to ensure ease of access)
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IAP Resource Directory for Immigrantsresource listingImmigrant Artist Program (IAP) NYFA listings connecting immigrant artists with a wealth of sources for advice, support, professional development, and networking.
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Public Assistanceresource listingPublic Assistance (original NYFA Source listing, now hosted directly on their main site to ensure ease of access)
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YMCA 360self-careRegular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and prevent illness. The YMCA streams a variety of at-home exercise options for members practicing social distancing.
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