Our friends at the Dance Foundation in Homewood, Alabama have assembled several resources specifically for arts and culture nonprofits as well as for individual artists. We're passing them along for your benefit.
Arts Sector Relief and Resources
The coronavirus has had a devastating impact on America's arts sector: Americans for the Arts research demonstrates that nonprofit arts organizations have suffered losses of $4.5 billion in revenue. Below are a few important resources to help arts organizations weather this storm.
ArtsU webinars related to COVID-19: Find free on-demand and live ArtsU webinars that focus on different aspects of COVID-19.
National Arts Action Digital Summit: Registration is open for the first-ever National Arts Action Digital Summit taking place April 27–May 1. There is a free session that focuses on COVID-19.
Coronavirus Resource and Response Center: On this web tool you'll find news, information on relief funds and financial assistance, preparation advice, and two important surveys:
Survey for Organizations (nonprofit, for-profit, and government): This tool tracks and helps measure the economic impact of the pandemic on the arts industry.
Survey for Individuals (artists, creative workers, educators, and entrepreneurs): This survey was created by Americans for the Arts for Artist Relief and captures the financial impact of the pandemic on creative workers.
Relief for Individual Artists
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.
Click here for eligibility requirements and the application form. Please note that the Artist Relief coalition partners will make final eligibility determinations as needed.