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COVID-19 Resources for the Arts

*Last update on 01 April 2020 | 09.19 AM* 

GENERAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES ON COVID-19 AND ITS IMPACT

City of Sacramento (Health, school, employer/employee resources) 
https://www.cityofsacramento.org/Emergency-Management/COVID19 

Sacramento County (COVID-19 updates around the County) 
https://www.saccounty.net/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx 

Sacramento Metro Chamber (Regional resources for small businesses, employers and employees)
https://rapidresponse.metrochamber.org/

Midtown Association (Resources for businesses in Midtown)
http://exploremidtown.org/covid-19-updates-for-your-business/

How to File for Unemployment in California During the Coronavirus Pandemic
https://www.kqed.org/news/11806938/how-to-file-for-unemployment-in-california-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

TAKE ACTION 

Petitions – Let your elected officials know that funding relief is necessary 
Californians for the Arts 
https://www.votervoice.net/CAARTS/Campaigns/72436/Respond 

Americans for the Arts 
https://www.artsactionfund.org/action-center 

ARTS-RELATED RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

Americans for the Arts Resource and Response Center 
https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/disaster-preparedness/coronavirus-covid-19-resource-and-response-center 

American Alliance of Museums Resources and Information for the Museum Field
https://www.aam-us.org/programs/about-museums/covid-19-resources-information-for-the-museum-field/

Sacramento Community Region Foundation 
https://www.sacregcf.org/responding-to-covid-19/ 

Fractured Atlas - A Guide to Fundraising in Difficult Times 
https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/5178372/Solicitation%20Language%20Templates.pdf?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=84940116&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8IKZ73aIuC9l6KcpF0m-R5NMdFQ8LCddTGE0TBucB89p48rfbO-ftIWkoRGfaaCLmboOsJrNJNdqY848342aLms2BE6Q&_hsmi=84940116 

Springboard for the Arts – Principles for Ethical Cancellation 
https://springboardforthearts.org/stories-writing/principles-for-ethical-cancellation/ 

ArtsReady - Emergency Preparedness for Arts Organizations 
https://www.artsready.org/ 

Springboard for the Arts - A short guide to starting an emergency relief fund
https://springboardforthearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Springboard-for-the-Arts-Emergency-Relief-Fund-Resource-3.17.2020.pdf

Howlround Webinar - Artist in a Time of Global Pandemic (recorded livestream panel conversation from March 16, 2020)
https://howlround.com/happenings/artists-time-global-pandemic-asl-captioned

Devos Institute of Arts Management - Offering pro bono consultations to US based non-profit arts organizations
http://devosinstitute.umd.edu/What-We-Do/News-and-Announcements/Announcements/

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND RELIEF FUNDS 

ALL DISCIPLINES 
Sacramento Region Community Foundation
https://www.sacregcf.org/nonprofits/foundation-directed-grantmaking/grants-calendar-and-registry/sacramento-region-disaster-relief-fund/

Artist Tree Relief 
https://artistrelieftree.com/ 

CERF+ 
https://cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-for-help/craft-emergency-relief-fund/ 

The Creator Fund 
https://creatorfund.ck.page/ 

The Haven Foundation 
http://www.thehavenfdn.org/guidelines/ 

Foundation for Contemporary Art 
https://foundationforcontemporaryarts.submittable.com/submit/ 

Artist Relief Program
https://artistreliefproject.org/

The Soze Agency
https://www.wearesoze.com/relief-fund

Twenty Summers Emergency Art Fund
https://www.20summers.org/eaf

Freelancers Union Relief Fund
https://www.freelancersunion.org/resources/freelancers-relief-fund/

VISUAL ARTISTS 
The Artists’ Fellowship 
https://www.artistsfellowship.org/finacial-aid 

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant 
https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/emergency-grant 
 
Rauchenberg Emergency Grants 
https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Rauschenberg-Emergency-Grants 

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
https://pkf.org/apply/

Anonymous Was A Woman Emergency Grant Relief
https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Anonymous-Was-A-Woman-Emergency-Relief-Grant

FILM & ENTERTAINMENT 
The Actor’s Fund 
https://actorsfund.org/am-i-eligible-help 

Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation 
https://wrpioneers.org/covid19/ 

Behind the Scenes
https://wp.behindthescenescharity.org/who-is-eligible-for-a-grant/

PHOTOGRAPHERS 
Format 
https://www.format.com/photographer-fund 

MUSICIANS 
Musicians’ Foundation Grant 
http://www.musiciansfoundation.org/get-support/eligibility/ 

MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund 
https://www.grammy.com/musicares/get-help/covid-19-relief-fund-faq 

Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund 
https://equalsound.org/musicians-corona-relief-fund-application/ 

Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund 
https://www.sweetrelief.org/covid-19-fund.html 

International Bluegrass Music Association 
https://ibma.org/bluegrass-trust-fund/apply/ 

New Music Solidarity Fund (application opens March 31)
https://www.newmusicusa.org/content/solidarity-fund/

WRITERS & JOURNALISTS 
The Author’s League Fund 
https://authorsleaguefund.org/apply/ 

PEN America’s Writers’ Emergency Fund 
https://pen.org/writers-emergency-fund/ 

Writers Emergency Assistance Fund 
http://asja.org/For-Writers/WEAF 

Dramatist Guild Foundation 
https://dgf.org/programs/grants/grants-for-writers/ 

The Bret Adams & Paul Reisch Foundation
https://www.bretnpaulfoundation.org/

Queer Writers of Color
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4u-9VX5bQZrdt3H-wO99UPb8e_k4r3dy0A3wf8eoG3E-2sw/viewform

Carnegie Fund for Authors
https://www.carnegiefundforauthors.org/

CURATORS AND ARTS ADMINISTRATORS
Kinkade Family Foundation
http://www.kinkadefamilyfoundation.org/emergencygrantforcurators

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfv4AazvLFVUNAgXoxqBqfZ7jJVkrMroa-CET6Vt6XygR-CaQ/viewform?fbzx=3921934041473436626

 

VIRTUAL ARTS RESOURCES – Online classes, tours, experiences to enjoy or utilize as part of arts education at home 

Sac Virtual Art Tours - Virtual tours of Sacramento exhibitions and artist studios 
https://www.instagram.com/sacvirtualarttours/ 

Dancing Alone Together – Dance classes, posted daily 
https://www.dancingalonetogether.org/ 

Virtual Museums
https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en 

Virtual Exhibitions 
https://eazel.net/ 

HENI Talks (Short youtube videos with curators, artists, and academics discussing art history) 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVDro8TZ8GiEj3B0RXBZhHw/featured 

City Arts & Lectures (Lectures and on stage discussions online) 
https://www.cityarts.net/ 

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony – Keeping Score project 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0wRztEPtQWDXUybBpYRpaA 

Cabin Fever Playlist – Experimental films compiled by artist Kate Lain 
http://www.katemakesfilms.com/cabinfever/ 

ARTS EDUCATOR / TEACHING / CLASSROOM RESOURCES 

The Kennedy Center 
https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/resources-for-educators/classroom-resources/ 

Virtual Theatre Education Resources 
https://www.theaterish.com/blog/virtual-theatre-education-resources 

Museum of Modern Art 
https://www.moma.org/magazine/articles/255 

Norton Simon Museum 
https://www.nortonsimon.org/learn/schools-and-teachers/teacher-resources/ 

COVID-19 Resources for The Arts Classroom 
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vR7u0j7VBiaMhwEJNR6M0wMctmKGHWu5eOFnvQlryAHOJclEIs-XQGQe3h7fXlzSBtedtbCSv_l6RU5/pubhtml# 

Curated resources from Create CA
https://createca.org/createathome/

LEARNING RESOURCES (FOR ADULTS) 
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 
https://www.coursera.org/moma 
https://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/ 

Smithsonian Learning Lab 
https://learninglab.si.edu/ 

Museum of Arts & Design 
https://madmuseum.org/online-learning 

LEARNING RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES (FOR KIDS) 
National Gallery of Art - Emphasis on discover, careful looking and artistic self-expression through activities on a variety of subjects on 300 years of art. 
https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html 

Bash the Trash – Build, perform, and educate with musical instruments made with recycled and reused materials 
https://www.youtube.com/user/bashthetrash 

The Andy Warhol Museum – Explore Andy Warhol’s artistic practice and life 
https://www.warhol.org/lessons/ 

Metropolitan Museum of Art - MetKids 
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/ 

Roald Dahl Museum 
https://www.roalddahl.com/museum/make-stories 

Glazer Children’s Museum 
https://glazermuseum.org/gcmathome 

Frist Museum 
http://fristkids.org/activities-videos 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
https://teach.mcachicago.org/institute/

ONLINE COLLECTIONS & VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING 
Virtual MOCA  
https://www.moca.org/virtual-moca 

LACMA @ Home 
https://www.lacma.org 

Stanford Museums From Home 
https://museum.stanford.edu/museums-home 

Guggenheim at Home  
https://www.guggenheim.org/plan-your-visit/guggenheim-from-home 

Van Gogh Museum 
https://vangoghmuseum.nl/en/whats-on/we-bring-the-museum-to-you?v=1 

National Gallery of Art 
https://www.nga.gov/ 

The Morgan Library and Museum 
https://www.themorgan.org/online-exhibitions 

The Contemporary Jewish Museum 
https://www.thecjm.org/explore 
 
Whitney Museum of Art 
https://whitney.org/whitney-from-home 

Art Institute Chicago 
https://www.artic.edu/visit-us-virtually 

Virtual ICA LA
https://www.theicala.org/en/learning/20-digital-projects