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Additional Resources

The Department of Workforce Services continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, under the direction of the Governor’s Office. Below you will find information and resources regarding their services and COVID-19. Please check back regularly, as these resources will continually be updated.

This video may be very useful. It explains how independent contractors apply for CARE Act funds:

COVID-19 Resources for Individuals

For Freelance Artists

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists

The following arts service organizations are providing frequently updated news and resources for artists and arts organizations.

Americans for the Arts (scroll down the page for resources)

Alliance of Artists Communities

Blog post on COVID-19 Preparedness for Residencies

Lifetime Arts

Supporting Creative Aging Programming during COVID-19 Crisis

National Association for Music Education

NAfME COVID-19 Resources & News


Emergency Funds - All Art Forms 

Association of Performing Arts Professionals

Emergency Response Page


The Artist’s Safety Net

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants provide one-time cash grants of up to $5,000 to cover expenses caused by one-time, unexpected medical emergencies.

The Authors League Fund helps professional writers in financial need because of medical or health-related problems or temporary loss of income by providing loans to pay for pressing expenses.

PEN American Writers’ emergency grants provide financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident.

Kickstarter has a page with resources for artists.

Are you a freelance artist? A great crowd-sourced resource list is available.

Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists in a Time of Crisis is hosted by HowlRound.

Artist Office Hours is an opportunity for artists to gather virtually and talk, mourn, laugh, and share music. The event takes place each day at 5 pm PST. Download the meeting invite.

Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic, hosted by Howlround Theatre Commons, offers resources and inspiration to freelance artists.

Artist Thrive has a listing of helpful resources for artists.

Creative Capital has an artist resource page.

Artwork Archives has compiled a list of emergency grants for artists.

Help for Renters and Homeowners

Internet and Telephone Relief

Student Loan Debt Relief

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