Resources for Artists and Organizations Navigating COVID-19

The American Alliance of Museums has compiled a guide to help museums prepare internally and externally for outbreaks in their communities.

Americans for the Arts is posting info on COVID-19 on their home page as well as asking arts organizations and creatives to provide data and stories for an impact survey.

Artist Relief is a coalition of national arts grantmakers that have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.

ArtsReady, an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, is adding updates daily.

The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) has pulled together resources to help you and your team prepare for and respond to the potential impact of the Coronavirus.

Billboard has a state-by-state listing of resources for professional musicians.

The Center for Folklore Studies at The Ohio State University has put together a list of resources for folklorists nationwide.  

This COVID-19 & Freelance Artists list contains general resources, advocacy links, and a growing list of funding opportunities.  

Creative Capital has a comprehensive list for artists working in all disciplines, organizations trying to steady the boat, and anyone working to create the new normal.

DC’s Capital Bop has posted a list of resources for DC jazz artists and audiences.

The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland is offering pro bono consultations to any U.S.-based non-profit arts or culture organization between March and June 2020, as a response to the mounting effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Jazz Philadelphia has shared a list of national resources for musicians and other resources that are specific to Philadelphia and PA.

The Joan Mitchell Foundation has posted a COVID-19 Emergency Resources for Visual Artists listing that breaks opportunities out by regions as well as nationally.

Maryland Citizens for the Arts has a great list of resources for artists and organizations including grants, relief funds, and info on MD’s small business relief programs.

The Maryland State Arts Council has posted resources specific to MD organizations, artists, and businesses as well as links to national resources.

The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center has compiled a list of links from Federal agencies and other organizations applicable to individuals with disabilities, older adults, educators, employers, businesses and more.

NAPAMA (North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents) has posted a list of resources including information related to airfare refund and/or cancellation policies, emergency fund and relief programs, sample communications, and more.

The National Endowment for the Arts has posted a comprehensive list of national resources for artists and arts organizations.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is sending a weekly newsletter and posting resources to their website.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is posting regular updates with information on their programs as well as other links to support.

The New York State Council on the Arts has a resource list for NY-based artists and organizations that includes funding as well as preparedness, legal, and other technical support. Many of the resources are national as well.

The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts provides resource links for artists, organizations, creative entrepreneurs, arts workers, and arts administrators.

The Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares® have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to their peers in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Virginia Commission on the Arts has put together a great list of resources for VA artists and organizations. The list also includes national resources and resources for audiences.

Our Sister Regional Arts Organizations also have great resources available both regionally and nationally.

Arts Midwest (IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, WI)
Mid-America Arts Alliance (AR, KS, MO, NE, OK, TX)
New England Foundation for the Arts (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
South Arts (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN)
WESTAF (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY)