Arts and Culture Sector COVID-19 Resources

If you have links to articles, resources and other materials that you think may be useful to the arts and culture sector in Alaska as we navigate the current circumstances, please contact ASCA Community Arts Program Director Charlie Sears at charles(dot)sears(at)alaska.gov. Stay well, and we are grateful for all that you do! (lastest update: 4/1/2020 – Resources are ordered from newest to oldest)


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Arts and Culture Sector COVID-19 Resources

  • SoundExchange resources for music creators during the coronavirus outbreakThe swift reaction from organizations across the music industry to extend aid and assistance to music creators in need is an important step as our industry mitigates the impact of coronavirus. Music creators across the world are feeling the economic impact of this pandemic as a result of the widespread cancellation of festivals, tours, and concerts. https://www.soundexchange.com/2020/03/18/resources-for-music-creators-during-the-coronavirus/
  • Artists Thrive – COVID-19 Resources A compilation of resources, tools, and opportunities that we hope will provide artists and those who work with artist’s support to be able to thrive in the wake of these challenging circumstances. https://artiststhrive.org/covid-19
  • ArtPlace America – Running List of Resources During COVID-19 PandemicIn times of crisis, it is often hard to find the resources, information, and help we need. From the loss of income and canceling 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. https://www.artplaceamerica.org/blog/running-list-resources-during-covid-19-pandemic
  • Springboard for the Arts – Coronavirus Resources for Artists, Creative Workers & OrganizationsIn the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, artists as independent workers, arts organizations dependent on gathering groups together, and creative people engaged in travel and exchange may be especially affected. Springboard for the Arts is committed to creating, amplifying, and sharing resources to support artists and communities, always as part of our mission, and at this time especially. https://springboardforthearts.org/coronavirus/
  • Teaching Artist Guild: COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR TEACHING ARTISTS – On Friday, March 13, 2020, Teaching Artists Guild joined with the Association of Teaching Artists, the National Guild for Community Arts Education, Creative Generation, NYC Arts in Education Roundtable and the Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic to present a webinar for teaching artists bracing for the impact of COVID-19 on the United States. During the webinar, many excellent resources were shared by panelists and participants alike, and there were numerous requests for a “master list” to be collected and published for the benefit of everyone in the field. https://teachingartistsguild.org/covid-19-resources/
  • Arts Administrators of Color NetworkOur Response to COVID-19 Founded in July 2016, the Arts Administrators of Color Network (AAC) is an arts service network that focuses on networking and community building through the arts.  They have developed a compilation of resources; to help address uncertain setbacks, Arts Administrators of Color Network has set up an Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, where donations will go directly to supporting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) individual artists and arts administrators of color who are financially impacted by COVID-19.  We encourage individuals to give as your situation allows.  https://aacnetwork.org/2020/03/16/our-response-to-covid-19/
  • Arts Education Partnership COVID-19 ResourcesA round up of Arts Education Resources sourced from AEP partners, across the national landscape of teaching and learning in and through the arts. https://www.aep-arts.org/covid-19-resources/
  • National Coalition for Arts Preparedness & Emergency Response—visit “Current Crises” page for information specific to the COVID-19 situation, and for other resources related to recent events. https://www.ncaper.org/
  • Arts Ready-is an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits and their homepage includes a compilation of resources responding to the COVID-19 situation. https://www.artsready.org/
  • Billboard.com – a state-by-state guide for music professionals – The coronavirus pandemic has left countless members of the music community facing an uncertain future, as festivals and tours are canceled, studio sessions are called off and business travel is restricted. To help music professionals and their loved ones navigate the crisis, Billboard has compiled a list of resources at both the national and state levels, including more than four dozen relief funds. https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/9337908/coronavirus-resource-guide-music-professionals-help