Resources for Artists
and Artist Communities

There are new and helpful resources surfacing every day for artists and arts communities during this uncertain time. Please share these resources widely.


NEA: The NEA has created a helpful resource page that shares links to arts service organizations that are providing frequently updated news and resources for artists and arts organizations.

Mass Cultural Council – COVID-19 Resources: An extensive list of cultural and financial resources including webinars and other news for artists and freelancers, project grants and funding opportunities, and more. Curated by Mass Cultural Council, a Massachusetts state agency that promotes excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

Grantspace:  In the face of increased hardships, Grantspace has started a list to point artists, nonprofits, and other individuals and small businesses toward emergency financial resources. Although this list is not comprehensive, new funds are being added every day.

Dance/USA: Dance/USA is working with the Performing Arts Alliance and ArtsReady to provide a number of resources regarding the impact of COVID-19 on our field.

Dance/NYC: Dance/NYC has compiled resources for how artists and organizations can plan, as well as details on how the Federal Government, New York State, and the City of New York are responding to current events.

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund is helping entertainment professionals meet coronavirus-related expenses and other challenges brought about by the evolving pandemic.

Backstage: COVID-19 Resources for Actors, Creators, and Performing Artists: An evolving hub for performers and creators, including resources for finances and unemployment, health, national and state programs, industry news, training and online classes, and remote auditions.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts – COVID-19 Relief Fund: For as long as the FCA’s Board of Directors determines it is necessary and prudent to do so, the Foundation will disburse $1,000 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 virus.

Boston Artist Relief Fund: The Boston Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 and $1,000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Disabled Creator & Activist Pandemic Relief: To support disabled activists and creators that have lost honorariums and sales due to conference and event cancellations, volunteers are collecting information to organize a relief fund.

Dance Video Tips from Nel Shelby Productions: Artist adjusting to cancelled or postponed performances can still stay engaged with their audiences, even without a theater to gather in. Nel Shelby and her team offer some tips and suggestions.

Capacity Interactive: CI is having ongoing conversations about how arts organizations can best be responding to COVID-19, and what digital marketing actions they recommend taking.

NEFA: As the COVID-19 public health crisis intensifies, the New England Foundation for the Arts is monitoring developments and has assembled resources to share with constituents.

Americans for the Arts – COVID-19 Resource & Response Center: A comprehensive list of resources and news items, updated daily.

Dancing Alone Together: List of online classes, creative prompts, community resources, and online performance footage.