Resources for Artists During the COVID-19 Crisis
April 1, 2020
This is a challenging time for many in our community, as artists and writers cope with cancelled work, lost income, and medical uncertainty. Yaddo has compiled the following list of online resources for artists affected by the pandemic, and will continue to expand the list in the coming weeks as opportunities become available.
General resource lists
The Actor’s Fund Resources list (for all arts and entertainment professionals)
Alliance of Artist Communities Emergency Relief Programs
Americans for the Arts: Coronavirus Resource and Response Center
Artists At Risk Connection: COVID-19 Resources for Artists
Caffe Lena Resources for Musicians
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
Creative Capital: List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak
National Alliance for Musical Theater COVID-19 Resources
National Endowment for the Arts COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations
New York Foundation for the Arts Emergency Service Directory, including Emergency Grants for Artists
Springboard for the Arts Coronavirus Resources for Artists, Creative Workers and Organizations
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts COVID-19 Resources
Women Arts Directory of Emergency Funds for Artists in All Disciplines
Anonymous Was a Woman Emergency Relief Grants, open to women-identifying visual artists over age 40 who have been impacted by COVID-19. Appy between April 6-8.
Artists’ Fellowship emergency aid for professional visual artists
Artist Relief grants: A coalition of national arts grantmakers will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.
Authors’ League Fund for emergency circumstances
Dramatists Guild Foundation Emergency Grants
Foundation for Contemporary Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund, for experimental artists who have been impacted by postponed or cancelled performances and exhibitions.
Jazz Foundation of America Musicians’ Emergency Fund
Max’s Kansas City Project Emergency Grants, for creative arts professionals in New York state.
Motion Picture & Television Fund COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
Musicians Foundation grants for medical and living expenses in emergencies
PEN America: Writers’ Emergency Fund
The Photographer Fund to help photographers impacted by COVID-19
Rauschenberg Emergency Grants for unexpected medical emergencies; open to visual and media artists, and choreographers.
SAG-AFTRA Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund
Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund for musicians and music industry workers
Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation COVID-19 Phase 2 Emergency Grants
Women Photograph COVID-19 Emergency Fund, apply by April 3; may be extended
Other useful information
ArtJobs.com posts open calls and opportunities in the arts and creative industries.
Fostering a Daily Practice During a Global Crisis, Minneapolis College of Art and Design workshop led by Yaddo artist Jonathan Herrera Soto.
HireArtists.org is a marketplace that creates new streams of income for artists by connecting them with the public for help with creative and non-creative tasks.
What freelancers need to know about the coronavirus
Writing Contests, Grants and Awards database
How freelancers can claim paid sick leave in a coronavirus emergency, via the Freelancers Union