RESOURCES & UPDATES
COVID-19 Resources & Information
WESTAF COVID-19 Update
For a WESTAF general update on trends, resources, and data across the West and the nation.
The Centers for Disease Control
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offer information on how to protect yourself from COVID-19, what to do if you are sick, resources for the community, and more.
World Health Organization
Rolling updates on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) provided by the World Health Organization.
National Arts Organizations
Alliance of Artists’ Communities
You can find a wide array of COVID-19 resources for artists and artist residencies on the Alliance of Artists’ Communities website, including:
- Alternate ROOTS Resource Page
A growing list of resources from Alternate ROOTS’ members and partners throughout the field.
- Artists Thrive: COVID-19 Resource List
A compilation of COVID-19 resources, opportunities, and tools for artists and those who work with artists.
- Collaborative Resource List From Disabled Queer, Elderly, Asian, and Indigenous People
This COVID-19 compilation features resources from disabled, queer, elderly, Asian, and and indigenous people.
- Coronavirus Update // Next Steps and Action Items
COVID-19 updates and resources for artist communities.
- Creative Capital Arts Resources During COVID-19 Outbreak
COVID-19 resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals.
- New York Foundation for the Arts’ (NYFA) Emergency Resources for Artists
NYFA’s Emergency Resources Directory is a centralized source of information for artists throughout the United States and its territories.
- Resources on COVID-19 and Cultural Mobility
A list of national and international COVID-19 information and initiatives.
American Alliance of Museums
COVID-19 resources and information for the museum field are available on the American Alliance of Museums’ website.
Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts (AFTA) offers up-to-date news and resources for the arts and culture field. The organization’s resources include a webinar featuring current information about the virus and advice for how the arts and culture sector can move forward.
ArtsReady is an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits.
Grantmakers in the Arts
An update and action items regarding COVID-19 and arts funding from Grantmakers in the Arts.
National Coalition of Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response (NCAPER)
NCAPER helps ensure that artists, arts/cultural organizations, cultural funders, and arts businesses have the capacity and ability to respond effectively to disasters and emergencies affecting the arts and culture sector.
National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts (the Arts Endowment) offers COVID-19 resources for artists and arts organizations.
Resources for Artists
Artist + Activist Relief Fund
The Artist + Activist Relief Fund supports artists and activists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19.
CERF + Artist Safety Net
CERF+ created the COVID-19 Response Fund to support artists working in craft disciplines.
COVID-19 Freelance Artists Resources
A COVID-19 resources list specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community.
Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)
APAP is monitoring the spread and impact of the coronavirus on a daily basis and working with other field leadership organizations to gather information, share resources, and advocate for the field.
A resource website with ideas contributed by TechSoup and many community members with links to more information about philanthropies using technology to tackle the challenges of suddenly working remotely. The resources shared on the site include:
- NAPAMA (North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents)
Find information related to airfare refund and/or cancellation policies, emergency fund and relief programs, sample communications, and more in this list from NAPAMA.
- State-by-State Resource Guide for Music Professionals
Compiled by Billboard, this list includes resources at both the national and state levels, including more than four dozen relief funds for musicians during the coronavirus crisis.
Common Field’s list of COVID-19 resources for the artist organization field.
A comprehensive list of arts resources during the COVID-19 outbreak from Creative Capital.
Disaster Philanthropy Funding Map
A list of foundations that have helped in past disasters and the grants they may have available. Find your state and click on details to see a list of funders.
Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Loan Program
SBA’s loan program for nonprofit organizations. If you are a small business, you should contact your local district SBA office to determine your eligibility.
Why Marketing Matters During COVID-19 Closures
If your cultural organization is closed to the public due to COVID-19, don’t disregard marketing efforts. Here’s data to inform what to do instead.