COVID-19 Resources

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: 10/12/2020 – Resources are ordered from newest to oldest)


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Alaska Resources

  • State of Alaska Reopen Responsibly Plan Page (including mandates, guidance, and resources for various businesses and organizations in Alaska) https://covid19.alaska.gov/reopen/ 

National Resources

Arts and Culture Resources

  • Americans for the Arts – resources and response center – Americans for the Arts continues to closely monitor recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Federal and D.C. governments as developments evolve concerning the coronavirus. Our organization cares about the health and safety of our members, stakeholders, staff, and board in communities across the country, and we understand that health, work, and travel require personal decisions that individuals must make for themselves. https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/disaster-preparedness/coronavirus-covid-19-resource-and-response-center  
  • 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 Pandemic – In 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  
  • Arts Education Partnership COVID-19 Resources – A 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/ 
  • 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  
  • Covid19 Freelance Artist Resource This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc.https://www.freelanceartistresource.com/  
  • Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide – As municipal officials begin to allow small groups of people to gather in public even while the fight against COVID-19 continues, there is a tremendous need for guidance how small events and venues can reopen as safely as possible under these incredibly challenging circumstances.  In response, the Event Safety Alliance released The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide. https://www.eventsafetyalliance.org/esa-reopening-guide 
  • 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/  
  • National Endowment for the Arts on COVID-19As America continues to confront this period of unprecedented change and uncertainty, we want to assure you that one thing will not change: our support for the arts across this great nation.  The National Endowment for the Arts is open for business. Our staff, while working remotely is available to you via phone or email, as usual. https://www.arts.gov/about/nea-on-covid-19  
  • Native Arts & Cultures Foundation – COVID-19 Resources As we move through these unparalleled times, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is concerned for the welfare of everyone, and especially committed to the well-being of Native communities, artists and culture bearers. Native people in every community, town, and state across America have been affected by the pandemic due to the complete shutdown of life as we were accustomed to. We hope that these resources, while not all-encompassing, may help in identifying available support for artists and communities, as well as offer some insight and perspective during this critical period. https://www.nativeartsandcultures.org/covid-19-resources  
  • SoundExchange – resources for music creators during the coronavirus outbreak – The 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/  
  • Springboard for the Arts – Coronavirus Resources for Artists, Creative Workers & Organizations – In 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/