Running List of Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 21, 2020

By: ArtPlace America

Last Updated: July 30, 2020


Hello ArtPlace Family!

In times of crisis it is often hard to find the resources, information, and help we need. From loss of income and cancelling of events to shifting to online meetings and more, the COVID-19 virus is affecting many artists, nonprofits, and communities across the globe. While not comprehensive, we hope the running list of resources below is a start to help mitigate/navigate the effects of the virus (whether it be financial, health, etc) going forward. 

We will continue to update these resources as we see them, and if you have one you’d like included, please email us at communications [at]



Amplifier Call for Art

University of Florida (Center for Arts in Medicine) Call for COVID-19 Arts Response



CONTINOUSLY UPDATED: COVID-19 Response Resources Nation wide and by state

CDC COVID-19 Updates

Creative Capital List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

NDN Collective Announces 10 Million COVID Response Project for Indigenous People

EPA: Coronavirus and Drinking Water and Wastewater

Bridgespan: COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits and Funders

Americans for the Arts COVID-19 Webinar Series

USDAC Community Care in the Time of Coronavirus

Springboard for the Arts: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources for Artists

League of American Orchestras Coronavirus Resources

DeVOS Institute Partners with 6 Arts Organizations in Rural Communities

NACEDA COVID-19 Resources for Community Developers

Racial Equity & Social Justice Resources

Equitable Response Community Commons

Forecast launches toolkit on creative alternatives to in-person arts-based activities, for artists and administrators

Center for Cultural Power's "A COVID-19 Cultural Strategy Activation Guide for Artists and Activists"

Silent Partners: Provides monthly $1,000 grants to Black Brooklyn-based artists & Movement workers.



Surdna Foundation Announces Nearly $13 Million Investment in Artists of Color to Advance Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Arts Announces CARES Act Funding to Support Arts Jobs and Help Sustain Arts Organizations

Creative Capital List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

#ArtistRelief from Creative Capital 

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources & Funding

WHO, UN Foundation and partners launch first-of-its-kind COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

CERF+ The Artists Safety Net

GIArts: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Arts Funding: Update and action items

Americans for the Arts Resources and Response Center

Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

The Creator Fund

Springboard for the Arts: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources for Artists

Artists, Culture Workers, Freelancers, Gig/Event Economy Losses Due to Covid-19 Cancellations

Interactive Performance Fundraiser for Gig Artists

Emergency Funds for Writers

WOC Artists Relief Fund

Actos de Confianza: NALAC Micro-Grant for Latinx Artists & Arts Administrators

Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant for Visual Artists

NYFA and Rauschenberg Emergency Grants

Pollock-Krasner Foundation

Artists' Charitable Fund for Painters & Sculptors

Women's Center for Creative Work

Emerging Artists Relief Fund

Hope and Healing Mutual Aid Fund for Black Trans & Non-Binary start-up businesses that are artistic, creative, etc.

Becoming America Fund



NDN Collective Announces 10 Million COVID Response Project for Indigenous People

Native American Community Response Fund

IllumiNatives Resources & Funding 

Utah Diné Bikéyah Seeds & Sheep Program

Harvard's Honoring National Project Resources Toolkit




CFSA Establishes COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to Support Nonprofits



Sweet Relief Musician Relief Fund

San Francisco Arts & Artists Relief Fund

California Relief Fund for Artists and Cultural Practitioners



Boulder's Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists Grant Guidelines

Denver's  IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund



Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund



Chicago Artists Relief Fund

Arts for Illinois

Artists of Color Emergency Grants



The Frederick Artist Relief Fund



Massachusetts NonProfit Network: Coronavirus and Massachusetts Nonprofits

Flash Poll: Coronavirus and its Potential Impacts on Massachusetts Nonprofits

Boston Establishes Artist Relief Fund in Response to Coronavirus

Boston Music Makers Relief Fund

Boston Singers' Relief Fund

Mass Cultural Council COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals

Long List of Massachusetts NonProfit & Individual Resources



Michigan Artist Relief Fund


Springboard for the Arts: Emergency Relief Fund for Artists During COVID-19 - (Donate to Emergy Relief Fund HERE)



Montana Arts Council Strategic Investment Grants for Emergencies


New Jersey



New York

The Rauschenberg Foundation Is Launching Emergency Medical Grants for Artists Who Need Help Paying for Healthcare

New York COVID-19 Mutual Aid Intake

The Indie Theater Fund Rapid Relief Emergency Fund

NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund


North Carolina

Durham Artist Relief Fund

Arts Greensboro Emergency Relief Fund

NC Artist Relief Fund


North Dakota

The Arts Partnership COVID-19 Emergency Fund



Creative Compass COVID-19 Arts Resources



Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund




Pittsburgh Arts Council Emergency Fund for Artists


Rhode Island

Providence Streets Coalition Creative and Safe Streets Applications



Transforming Lives Through the Arts (TACA) Emergency Arts Relief Fund



Community Foundation Establishes Emergency Fund to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts



A Relief Fund Helps Seattle Artists Impacted by Coronavirus Cancellations

Kings County Cultural Relief Fund

Spokane Artists and Creatives Fund

50 Arts COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund



Department of Public Transportation: Response to COVID-19

NextCity: The Coronavirus Could Hit People Experiencing Homelessness Hard

Springboard for the Arts: Principles for Ethical Cancellation

How to Help the Most Vulnerable Through the Pandemic

What the Coronavirus Image You’ve Seen a Million Times Really Shows

When ‘Cancel Everything’ Means Disaster for the Arts

Stop Ignoring the Different Needs of Rural Areas and Cities Responding to COVID-19

How to Support Artists and the Arts During COVID-19



Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch

Gloria Gaynor fights coronavirus by taking her hit song 'I Will Survive' to the sink

Everywhere Book Fest: A Virtual KidLit Book Festival

Social Distancing Festival

Watch the Aquatic Animals at Monterey Bay Aquarium via These Free Live Streams

You can now download over 300,000 books from the NYPL for free

Artist Who Designed NYC Subway Station Mosaics Releases Free Coloring Pages