COVID-19 Artist Resources

COVID-19 Artist Resources

We know that artists, arts organizations and arts-related businesses are facing significant financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The AAA along with the JDCAC are consistently reviewing local, state and national resources for information relevant to our local and regional artists. We have also provided art education resources for distance learning from home.

The AAA will continue to update this page with information available to our arts community.

Arts-Related COVID-19 Informational Sessions and Webinars

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.

Resources for Nonprofit Arts and Cultural Organizations

Summary of Federal Emergency Loan Programs Available to Nonprofits

CARES Act Nonprofit Relief Funding Summary

COVID-19: What Nonprofits Should Do Right Now

Fundraising in the Time of COVID-19

National Endowment for the Arts Resource List 

American for the Arts’ Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource and Response Center

American Association of Community Theatre COVID-19 Response and Resource Roster for Community Theatres

Twenty Summer’s Art Interrupted Emergency Arts Fund

Resources for Art Education – Distance Learning from Home

Art Education and the Coronavirus from the Art of Education University

National Art Education Association

Arts Education Partnership

National Endowment for the Humanities – EDSITEment! Lesson plans, teacher’s guides and student activities

Teaching Tolerance – Teaching Through Coronavirus: What Educators Need Right Now

Remote Learning Using Artsonia

Incredible Art Department

The Kennedy Center ArtsEdge

Art Class Curator

Arts Educators Group

Resources and Funding for Individual Artists

Alabama State Council on the Arts Impact Survey

A Guide to SBA Funding for Individual Artists

Understanding Unemployment Benefits and Paycheck Protection for Freelancers

Freelance Artist Resource Producing Collective COVID-19 Freelance Artists Resource Site

Visual Artists

How Artists Are Dealing with Coronavirus

Anonymous Was A Woman Emergency Relief Grant application open from April 6 to April 8

Twenty Summer’s Art Interrupted Emergency Arts Fund

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

Artists Fellowship

The Photographer Fund

CERF + (Formerly the Craft Emergency Relief Fund)


DIY Musician: Resources for musicians during the COVID-19 pandemic

Helping Musicians Track Financial Losses  

Missed Tour – Sells music merch online for artists    

Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund

MusiCares Foundation

Musicians Foundation

Sweet Relief

Theatre Artists

The Actors Fund


American Society of Journalists & Authors Writers Emergency Assistance Fund

Dramatists Guild Foundation

Pen America

Government Updates

State of Alabama COVID-19 Resource Page

State of Alabama Dept of Labor COVID-19 Unemployment Resources

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