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EDITING ON THIS FORM HAS BEEN TURNED OFF. THANK YOU ALL FOR SHARING YOUR LOSSES HERE. THIS DATA SET HAS HELPED INFORM POLICY AND CREATE AWARENESS ABOUT THE SCALE OF ECONOMIC IMPACT ON VULNERABLE CREATIVE WORKERS. THERE IS MUCH WORK TO BE DONE YET, AND THE NEXT PHASE OF THIS RESEARCH CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING ONE OF THE LINKS DIRECTLY BELOW.
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Questions or notes feel free to contact andrew (at) artistsliteracies.orgView the Artists' Literacies Institute web panel on the first wave of field data, held on 3/30, HERE. Also lots of other data projects and surveys to add your information to.CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT OUR SECOND SURVEY TO HELP US GAIN A MORE COMPLETE PICTURE OF OUR ECONOMIC AND HUMAN EMERGENCY: THE Artists' Literacies Institute Survey of Ineffable EnomicsTOTAL LOST REAL INCOME:AVERAGE REAL LOST INCOME per INDIVIDUAL:EST. ANTICIPATED LOSSES MAR-JUN:AVG. ANTICIPATED LOSSES, MAR-JUN per INDIVIDUAL
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The COVID-19 pandemic has shown in very short order how fragile the economic existence of the precariat is. If you are an artist, cultural worker, freelance content creator, or creative gig worker, you have likely already seen work opportunities disappear, and are likely anticipating more.

Organizations and individuals trying to respond in solidarity and support need information on just what the scale of the situation is. Please fill in below your own experience of lost work, cancellations, and economic uncertainty. Be as accurate as you can; this is intended to be a snapshot that can be shared with relief orgs to ensure that their response is proportional. It is not necessary to identify yourself. Share this sheet with your networks of similarly-affected workers.

This information is anonymous and will be channeled to regional arts organizations, their funder networks, foundations, and government arts and culture agencies.
PLEASE BE SURE YOU DO NOT OVERWRITE OTHER ENTRIES$5,724,424.00$9,749.44$10,051,991.25$17,635.07
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STATE OF RESIDENCEWORK SECTOR (Education/Fine Art/Film/Museum/Performing Art etc)# OF CANCELLATIONS EXPERIENCED DUE TO COVID-19$ VALUE OF COVID-19 CAUSED EMPLOYMENT LOSSES SO FAR
(Use whole dollar figures as near as you are able)
PROJECTED INCOME - MARCH to JUNE 2020 (how much would you expect to earn from art/gig/event/freelance employment in a normal year)EMPLOYMENT STATUS (self, freelance, permalance, fulltime)HOW MANY DEPENDENTS DO YOU HAVE? (Include yourself as 1)NOTES/ NARRATIVE
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AK Writer, Photographer3$40,000.00$50,000.00
Freelance/Self-Employed
0
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AK
Arts / Education nonprofit
8$60,000.00$30,000.00employed by nonprofit2
I went from an awesome year to "I don't know how I'm going to pay my basic bills."
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AK Performing Arts8$16,000.00$24,000.00Self-Employed1
Performances cancelled and production work related to shows slowed to almost zero
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AL
Entertainment/DJ/Emcee/Photography
6$6,000.00$36,000.00Freelance/Sub Contract
Jobs cancelled due to venue closure, client fears, and government closure mandate.
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ALStage Mgt
1 sub gig, 1 play festival
$1,200.00$10,000.00Freelance2
Season cancellation
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ALEducation3/16/20-??$3,300.00$10,500.00Consultant Fulltime3
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ALStage Performer3 months of events$9,000.00$15,000.00Full-time 3
Summer events are likely to fall off too. All income gone for the spring.
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AZ
Video Production / Corporate and Event
5 video shoots cancelled
$6,000.00$15,000.00
Freelance / Self-Employed
2
Multiple events for the transit authority got cancelled, as well as charity and art events that we were booked to shoot. The only clients keeping us on at the moment are retainer clients who need constant marketing material shot. Shoots are being moved to a more closed off quarantined feel as well.
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AZ
Film/Music/ Digital+ Physicla Art
7$4,186.00$9,275.00
3 person LLC, owners, no employees
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We are a partnership LLC with 3 members, but work on commisions based by freelancing out our skills, mainly to other small business, so with those clients closing their doors some major jobs are on hold or cancled. Also with our music area, all venues are closed and all freelance work done in those area have been cancled
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AZDance2 Shows$10,000.00$15,000.00self3
Lost ballet teaching job, about to lose my nonprofit company. Annual fundraiser cancelled, without which we won't have a season.
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AZ
Dance/Performing Arts/Education
2 Shows, 3 weekly classes, 10 acting gigs all cancelled
$4,000.00$7,000.00self, freelance Full time1
All work lost bc of educational institutions, studios, clubs, and extra events cancelled---all classes, shows, and gigs at hospitals working with med students. Barely recuperating from 2nd round of cancer, now no income. Cant' be around large groups bc of immune systems so can't even take a retail job. Working to transition some offerings online but will take more time than I have to pay bills. Could be evicted
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AZ
Installation Artist/ painter
4 shows$3,000.00$12,000.00
Self-Employeed/ Freelance
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AZMusician8 gigs cancelled$1,600.00$2,100.00Freelance1
Gigs started getting cancelled right around St. Patrick's day (I'm the fiddler in an Irish band), then everything (symphony concerts, weddings, etc.) started disappearing, in a month where I usually make enough to squirrel some away for the slower summer months.
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CACasting Director2 shows$27,000.00$27,000.00Full-time 0
Was halway through working on one show that was supposed to wrap 4/10 that got pulled and put on hiatus on 3/6 because of coronavirus. Started a job on 3/16 that was supposed to last for 8 weeks that got pulled after 2 days due to coronavirus. Full disclosure: the first company was Amazon. The second was Discovery.
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CAMuscian 6 gigs and classes $1,600.00Self Employed0
Jazz Musician and Teacher
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CAEvent Production/Theater2 projects & 2 months of work.$3,500.00$5,200.00Freelance0
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CAArts/Education3$2,000.00$8,000.00Contract/emplyer1
Recent grad school graduate, displaced from the SF Bay and looking for more employment. Working part-time at a few event companies and educational facilities that all closed down for business, some for good.
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CACasting Director3$26,000.00$45,000.00Self Employed3
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CA
Performing Arts/Visual Arts/Education
15$15,000.00$45,000.00freelance, part time1
Visual Art Gallery Closure; Performance Festival Closure; Comedy Club Closure; Show Cancellations; dog walking restricted
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CAPhotography30+$25,400.00$40,000.00self-employed1
event and food photographer. With CDC recommending 8 weeks no events, I've seen every single booking cancel. With Bay Area shelter-in-place for 3 weeks, I can't even go hustle for new work.
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CANonprofit Arts Org3$500.00$2,000.00part time1
I am the Executive Director of a nonprofit arts org in CA that serves emerging artists. I've seen an unprecedented loss of income for all artists in my city as a result of COVID-19.
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caFine Art and Art teacher8$3,500.00$10,000.00Self employed2
I run a small art class company. We travel around offering classes along with attending vendor fairs to sell my own personal art. All of my classes this month have been affected and the biggest show of the year for me was canceled. I've got MS and two kids I cant take any chances.
I run a small art class company. We travel around offering classes along with attending vendor fairs to sell my own personal art. All of my classes this month have been affected and the biggest show of the year for me was canceled. I've got MS and two kids I cant take any chances.
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CA
Live Stage Entertainment
5 shows$15,000.00$40,000.00Self Employed1
Produce live cirque & dance entertainment for the speical events industry. All jobs I was contracted or slated for between now and June have been cancelled.
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CAFilm and Large Events5$22,000.00$30,000.00Self Employed1
Producer specializing in production of Film and events, gigs began canceling late Feb, now everything is postponed indefinitely
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CAMusic Performance30+$8,700.00$15,000.00Self Employed1
All my gigs started getting canceled around late Feb early March. I am completely out of work since the beginning of March.
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CAEvents and freelance4$4,000.00$4,000.00Freelance (part time)1
Losing three gigs and other potentials.
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CAMusic
Teaching and 4 Freelance gigs (ATM)
$5,000.00$16,000.00Freelance (full time) 1
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CAEducation Consultant4$20,000.00$20,000.00Freelance (full time)4
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CAFine Art/Fashion7 markets$4,000.00$10,000.00Self Employed 1
All art markets in the Bay area are cancelled, these are my main source of income.
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CABeauty Industry7$8,000.00$24,000.00self/free lance fulltime2
child is out of school, salon clients, shoots and weddings are canceling. I am a renter and have little savings as I am a single parent.
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CAArtist2$60,000.00$60,000.00self employed
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CAVideo Production1$2,000.00$12,000.00Freelance1
I work on set. I cant work from home. I book week to week some times day to day. I've lost a week so far. Not sure how much I'll lose as the social distancing continues
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CAcontent creator5 events, 2 clients $10,000.00$25,000.00freelance - full time
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CAVisual Arts8$6,000.00$8,000.00Self0
Five international exhibitions canceled as well as three domestic residencies. All events were applied to and prepared for during 2019/early 2020. They were scheduled from March 10-Jun2.
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CAVisual Arts/Museums2$2,500.00$13,144.00part time 1
I work two part time jobs, one as a frontline representative at a small art museum, and the other as an artist assistant. The museum temporarily closed due to goverment mandate, the artist closed her studio due to civic responsibility and her own saftey (she is over 60).
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CAArt Events Coordination2$9,000.00$23,000.00Self - full time4
I coordinate many art events in my local area + I am an independant fine artist and freelancer. So far two events have been cancelled with more on the horizon to be cancelled in May.
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CA
Small Busines Owner/Creative/Freelance
Small Busines Owner/Creative/Freelance
$1,000.00$3,000.00Self1
I'm a fiber artist/creative/small business owner.
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CAFilm (Documentary)2$6,500.00$8,500.00freelance1
Film shoots cancelled, unable to collect cancellation/postponement fees.
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CAPhotography15$10,000.00$30,000.00Self Employed-Fulltime4
75% of my income comes from photography and the other $25% comes from other creatives serices such as creative coaching/mentoring; all of which are in the same industry. Assistance is needed. W: www.trin-de.com
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CAEvent Production11$25,000.00$22,000.00
Freelance/Self Employed
1
Cancellations of most events from midFeb through May. Things scheduled after that will likely cancel. Nothing new scheduled for the future yet.
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CA
Artist / Fabricator / set design build
2 job cancellations$4,500.00$60,000.00freelance
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CAProduction
3 Cancellations, 1 Closure
$6,000.00freelance1
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camassage therapist
cancelling all appointments
$1,000.00$9,000.00elf employed 0thank you
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CA
Commercial Photographer
3$4,500.00$15,000.00
Freelance/Self-Employed
1
I'm still pretty unsure of how much work I'll lose over the next month. As the economic waves hit, I suspect clients will be spending less money hiring me to create content advertising their products, as consumers across the board will be spending less.
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CAPhotographer
1, guaranteed to be more
$3,000.00$46,000.00
Freelance/Self-employed
0
As of now all shoots and jobs are off and I assume will be on hold until the situation drastically improves
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CAPhotographer2$350.00$21,000.00
Freelance/Self-employed
0
All major events have been cancled throughout the summer which is where a majority of my jobs come from
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CA
Tattoo Artist, esoteric nutritionist
6 clients and 4 gigs$6,000.00self employed/freelance1
All of my clients canceled not only for themselves but because I have severe asthma and am immunocompromised. Also every gig and shop I was supposed to pop up at for this last two weeks of March and all of April canceled as well so I have no idea when I'll be able to work again safely and make a basic living income.
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CA
Digital Loader/Creative Director
2 weekend gigs canceled + the ability to book anything else in the industry
$350.00$28,000.00self-employed/LLC1
Two weekend film shoots were canceled + am fearing that two clients will take forever now to pay $20,000 worth of outstanding invoices to my film/design studio (billed back in January).
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CA
Entertainment and Production
25+ Events cancelled$12,000.00$12,000.00Self employed1
I have a small business entertainment production compnay. All of our events are cancelled or postponed until tbd. I may not have paying work again until late may or June
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CACircus Arts Education5 programs cancelled$3,725.00$4,000.00self employed1
I teach after school circus arts classes. All of the schools are closed and classes are cancelled until further notice. If schools do not reopen I will not have work until June for summer camp. Hopefully summer camp will not be cancelled.
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CAWriter 1 job cancelled$4,800.00$4,000.00Self-employed/LLC2
I was going to edit 3 white papers in support of a client's ad campaign, which they canceled/postponed due to COVID-19. My overall client load has disappeared.
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CA
Theatre /teaching/adjudicating
4 (schools closed, festivals cancelled)
$2,500.00
(unknown but at least $5K between known cancellations and pre-booked gigs awaiting determinations)
freelance + union1
all worked cancelled or on hold indefinitely
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CA
somatic artist/body worker
entire client base/ 6gigs
$3,000.00$9,000.00
self employed / freelance
2
the studios I model for have all closed and due to quarantine, body work clients are not scheduling massage.
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CA
Event Consultant/Box office management
2$5,000.00
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CA
tattoo artist, esoteric nutritionist
8 so far$2,500.00
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CACinematographer2 Gigs$1,700.00$4,000.00Freelance0
Lost gigs because events and productions were cancelled
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CAEvents8 Shows Cancelled$26,000.00Freelance0
I set up shows for performers and all events have been cancelled indefinitely
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CAGraphic Designer/Artist17 jobs cancelled$4,250.00$17,000.00
Freelance/Independent Contractor
2
graphic design jobs cancelled, no one is buying custom art and gifts due to job losses. suffering loss of regular income to pay bills and support adorable toddler, husband out of work as well, which does not help. Thank you for doing this for us all!
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CASinger/Teaching Artist6 gigs$2,000.00$10,000.00Freelance0
All gigs cancelled, no upcoming bookings.
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CACommerical Production3 jobs$16,000.00$30000~$48000Freelance1
averaging about 25 days a month and have had steady work for 19+ years
All photo shoots (both commercial and editorial) have been cancelled with no guarantee of rescheduling and/or future shoots coming back. Only one client has offered a kill fee. I don't expect another paycheck until June (or whenever this clears up)
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CAPhotographer9 Jobs Cancelled$3,500.00$35,000.00
Freelance/Independent Contractor
0Sculptor
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CAMakeup Artist3 gigs canceled$5,500.00$16,000.00Freelance0
most of us do not qualify for unemployment. all of my jobs dissapeared for the foreseeable future. please help us
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CaMakeup Artist3 gigs cancelled$8,100.00$24,400.00Freelance1
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CAProducer and actress3 jobs canceled$2,500.00$15,000.00Freelance1
All my jobs have been canceled
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CAFilm & TV3 jobs cancelled$9,600.00$16,000.00Freelance0
No commercials, music videos, TV shows, or web content are filming.
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CATV Production1 show cancelled $3,875.00$46,500.00Freelance Full Time3
I am an unscripted television producer and sole income provider in the house. My wife is unable to work and our son is immunocompromised. Virtually all of Los Angeles is shutdown, so no income opportunity in sight for the foreseeable future = disaster.
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CA
Choreography & Education
4 jobs cancelled $8,000.00$24,000.00Freelance full time2
All artists are not allowed to interact & work therefore neither can choreographers, all dance studios in LA shut down so cannot teach, all travel has been postponed therefore I cannot teach abroad.
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CAPerformaning art5$25,000.00$25,000.00
Self-employed, Full-time
0
I teach a lot of workshops and do creative facilitation. Almost all of my work requires travel. All of these opportunties have been cut all the way through the sumer ans possible cancellations in Fall. Some cancellations due to public health instructions, but also due to budget cuts by my clients -- art got pushed out of the budget as a non-essential.
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CA
Open Mics Host/Somgwriter
3 jobs/2 gigs:1 tour cancelled
$1,424.00$1,200.00Self employed1
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CA
Resin Artist, Reiki, Jewlery maker
no online sales, 10 gigs cancelled
$3,000.00$350.00Self Employed0

I'm a self employed student who's financial situation has plumeted in the past few weeks. I need help! I havent been making any money due to fears of ordering online and personal contact. I am at risk of being evicted as well!
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CAOpera singer
2 cancelled productions
$26,900.00$350.00Freelance0
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CAfestival crafter 4 festival so far$3,000.00$6,000.00self employed4
Festival vendor with events cancelled as far as May
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CAMusician6 so far$2,200.00$7,000.00Self employed1
Musician for private events and music teacher, all private events have been cancelled and will not be held again until everything calms down.
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CA
Dancer, choreographer, coach and teacher
8 so far (continuously going up)
$3,000.00$4,000.00self-employed1
lots of my jobs happened in schools (teaching dance, coaching cheer, choreographing school routines) so as soon as schools closed I lost all my income. Also worried that schools will not re-hire me when (if) school year starts again....
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CAArtist/Model
2 art shows, 2 modeling gigs cancelled
$1,000.00$2,000.00freelance1Independent artist
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CATV Production1$18,000.00$15,000.00self-employed1
Started my own company last year, made our first sale in early March, planned the shoot for April, now it is all canceled. I had hired an 11-person crew.
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CAArt Director/Packaging3$24,000.00$24,000.00self/freelance1
my work had pretty much disappeared adn i have emergency dental problems now.
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CAFilm/TV/Commercial
1 FOX TV show, 2 Commercials, 1 Corporate video,
$21,000.00$13,000.00self/freelance0
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CAfine arts3$4,000.00$12,000.00Self
New commissons and works cancelled
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CAChoreographer/Teacher9$2,700.00$8,000.00freelance0
Weekly dane classes, substitute teacing, dance competitions, IDF of Palm Springs
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CAMuralist
4 large murals cancelled
$8,000.00$20,000.00Self-emlpoyed1
80% of my work is at public schools now closed with no open date insight. Also worried about loss of fundraising income schools usually get that fund my projects.
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CATattoo Artist, painter8 appts, 6 consults$2,500.00$12,000.00
Self employed/Freelance
0
I just completed construction and opened my private studio on March 3rd. This has been a huge blow with clients cancelling, rent, expenses, business credit cards due, etc.
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CAFine Art / Teacher2 Jobs cancelled$16,800.00$16,800.00Unemployed
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CAProducer/Writer
All Performances Cancelled
$10,000.00$2,200.00Self-Employed11
Actors in company have lost their live-show income
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CAVisual Artist (painter)3$10,000.00$15,000.00
self employed/full time artist
90
CA
Digital Artist/Themeparks
2 projects pushed most likly canceled
$175,000.00$36,000.00
Self employed/freelance
one project was supposed to start 4/20-6/21 other to start 5/20-10/20
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CAPhotographer
2 shows canceled in April / May
$2,000.00$4,000.00
Self employed/freelance
1
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CAMusician, photographer3 projects cancelled$5,000.00$10,000.00Freelancer0
All work put on hold
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CaArtists/Street Artists
As of today, 4 shows cancelled. 1 Personal Pop up show Cancelled, Several client commissions cancelled. 2 More shows pending cancellation.
$18,000.00$7,000.00
Freelance/ self employed
1
All shows either cancelled or put on hold. Most local galleries are closed until further notice so no walk-in business either. Most commission pieces have been cancelled due to financials until further notice.
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CA
Curator/ Producer / Designer
4 artist workshops$3,000.00$10,000.00
self-employed/ freelance
0
Freelance public programs curation postponed until September, which means the 4 artist I was working with will not have that income of $2,000 per workshop.
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CAPainter, Installation
1 art show, 2 months of walk in business, 2 markets
$6,000.00$12,000.00self- employed0
was about to celebrate 1 yr anniversary of my store front/ gallery opening
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CA
Music and Art Manager/Consultant
97
CAFull Time Musician 22
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CAFilmmaker6 and counting$6,000.00$20,000.00
self-employed/freelance
1
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CAFine Art Photographer
2 shows cancelled, co-op gallery where I show and sell art has been closed
$800.00$1,600.00self-employed0
I also have a pet sitting usiness since I can't afford to live on my art alone. Everyone of my clients has cancelled ince they can not travel at this time
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CA
Playwright & Screenwriter
1 Writing Gig, 1-3 Development Oppt
$7,500.00$9,000.00
Self-Employed/Freelancer
0