I’m assembling a list of resources for our field specific to the COVID 19 situaiton.
I will keep updating as I become aware of opportunities. I know we are struggling right now, but if we help each other we will get through this, hopefully with a deeper appreciation of how interconnected we and all things are. Keep in touch and drop me a line, let me know how you are doing and if I can help in any way.
Entertainment and Events
This limited-run podcast, "The PEN Pod," is meant to provide regular
updates and conversations about literature and free expression, and
provide an outlet for our in-person events that have been postponed or
Financial Resources for Professional (Full time) Working Artists
Hobbyists, flea market brokers, agents and other creators of art with no
record of sales as documented by a Schedule C from a U.S. Federal tax
return are NOT eligible.
If you need, ask, if you have donate!
Grants and Financial Resources for Artists
Atrium: Federal Resources
Writers Emergency Fund
Working Visual Artists Fund
NYFA Emergency Resource List
General Resource List
Teaching Artist Resources
Tool Box - these sites have been updates with Emergency COVID-19 Resources
Center for the Study of Art and Community
Americans for the Arts Interactive Resource and Response
Online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits
Transitioning to an online workplace
Digital Tools for Artists to Run a Remote Career During Coronavirus
Art Making Activities for Your Kids
Overview: Keeping Our Small Arts Non Profits and Business Open During this Crisis
In our personal and business lives there are things with our control, action steps that will help us continue our work given the changes around us.
Develop (local/neighborhood) Plan for Continuity
1) Planning, Communication, Training
2) Threat Assessment
3) Activate Plan
4) Once crisis is over: Evaluate Plan/ record and store.
Communicate with stakeholders to categorize and assign tasks (who will do what):
Mission critical - working on site
Mission critical - working remotely
non-critical - working remotely
non-critical - non-remote work
3) Develop a process for situational awareness. Identify reliable sources of information.
John Hopkins -
Center for Disease Control
Local/County Health Department
Mayors Office, City Council Members, Department Heads
4) Check Supply Chains for Vulnerabilities
Check as far down the supply chain as possible
Identify alternative vendors
Check Supply chains daily/hourly as needed
5) Promote Good Health Habits
Cleaning Supplies (Lysol, Bleach, Hand Sanitizer, Soap)
6 feet distance
Hand Washing Stations
6) Assessment of Community Travel
Identify modes of transportation
Identify alternative modes of transport
Plan car travel: call ahead to make sure gas stations are open along your route
If flying wear medical mask, use wet wipe to wash down seating area and consoles.
Get outside, hike, bike, walk, run - maintain 6 feet distance, use common sense.
7) Inventory Supplies
Clean all items
On line inventory