Community Resources During COVID-19

Resources for Film Festivals and Events Petition: COVID-19 Federal Aid Package for Events Industry

Americans for the Arts 5-minute Survey: The Impact of Coronavirus on the Arts and Cultural Sector

Arthouse Convergence: Pandemic Preparedness Resources

NYSCA Resources for NY Arts and Cultural Organizations

Resources for the Makers of Films

The Actors Fund and the Actors Fund of Canada: Emergency financial assistance

American Documentary: COVID-19 Artist Emergency Fund to support the independent documentary community.

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.

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color: This emergency fund can provide up to $200 for people of color that are either working artist or art administration and are affected by COVID-19.

CERF+ Emergency Relief Fund: Provides support through grants and/or brokered assistance, such as booth fee waivers and discounts or donations on supplies and equipment.

Creative Capital: Online Workshops Calendar – A schedule of upcoming and ongoing online workshops Creative Capital is offering for free.

The Opportunity Agenda: Creative Change Emergency Assistance Stipends Emergency assistance stipends of $1,000 for artists and cultural strategists who meet certain criteria.

The Directors Guild of America: Interest-free loans to members in need of financial aid and is waiving all patient costs for coronavirus testing for individuals that use the guild’s health plan.

Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV): Online Workshops

Facebook: Small Business Grants Program

F.E.E.L. (Film and Entertmaint Emergency Logistics):
Retooling Motion Picture & TV Production to Emergency Logistics and Fabrication to Combat COVID-19

Field of Vision and Topic Studios: Documentary Freelancer Relief Fund

The Hollywood Support Staff COVID-19 Relief Fund: One-time financial stipend to Los Angeles workers impacted by production shutdowns.

IDA: Filmmaker’s Guide To Applying For US Coronavirus Federal Relief

NYC Freelancers Union: Resource List

KQED: List of Emergency Funds for Freelancers and Artists
A list of mutual aid funds that distribute emergency grants to artists, creative professionals and freelancers facing financial hardships

LEF Foundation: Invites Proposals From New England Nonfiction Filmmakers

The Motion Picture and Television Fund: Financial assistance and emotional support services to industry workers.

National Endowment for the Arts: Resource Guide

New York City Small Business Services: Assistance & Guidance for Businesses Impacted Due to Novel Coronavirus 

Netlflix: Funding to Out-of-Work Production Community

North Star Fund: COVID-19 resources: Resources that you can give to or reach out to.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA): Emergency Grants and Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA): Resources for NYS Arts and Cultural Organizations re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NYWIFT: Emergency Resource Directory
A list of resources for women film professionals and organizations, as well as a quick survey to keep NYWIFT informed of how COVID-19 has impacted individuals in the film and media industries.

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation: A disaster fund to aid its union members with basic expenses, including rent, mortgage payments, medical bills, and utilities.

Sundance Co//ab: Created and Curated Resources

Small Business Administration: Guidance and Loan Resources

Tides Foundation: Philanthropic Response to COVID-19. Tides has organized to support organizations impacted by COVID-19 or working hard to provide relief to those who have been affected. Also includes a list of local organizations providing support.

The Vilcek Foundation: Currently seeking young foreign-born applicants for the 2021 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Filmmaking – from now until Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 5pm EST. The Vilcek Foundation is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to raising awareness of immigrant contributions to the arts and sciences in the United States.

WMM: List of Regional Resources: Many organizations are providing resources and support on the local level. Check out our list of regional resources to see your local arts organization can help.

The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Assistance Fund: Informational resources for impacted workers and a financial aid program for non-coronavirus related crises.

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