During this time of unprecedented uncertainty and public concern, Burnaway has compiled a list of useful resources for artists and their supporters below. This list will be updated as new opportunities or resources become available.
How to prevent loneliness in a time of social distancing. [Scientific American]
Taking care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty. [American Foundation for Suicide Prevention]
How We Should Reimagine Art’s Mission in the Time of ‘Social Distancing’ [Ben Davis, artnet news]
Resources for individual artists and writers
Artist Relief, formed by a coalition of national arts grantmakers, will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19, serve as an ongoing informational resource, and co-launch a survey to better identify and address the needs of artists.
Burnaway’s Emergency Writer Grant – offering 500$ to art and culture writers in the South affected by COVID-19.
Anonymous Was A Woman Emergency Relief Grant: This program will distribute $250,000 in grants, up to $2,500 apiece, to women-identifying visual artists over the age of 40 who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Useful resources for artists [Georgia Council for the Arts]
COVID-19 Relief Fund for Experimental Artists [Foundation for Contemporary Arts]
Queer writers of color relief fund [Shade Literary Arts]
Writers’ emergency fund [PEN America]
Atlanta Artist Lost Gig Fund: Providing financial assistance to Atlanta area artists who have unmet needs due to lost revenue from cancelled upcoming events and gigs, this fund is open to arts workers of any discipline, including arts administrators, visual artists, craft artisans, musicians, writers, and others. [C4]
New Orleans Gig Worker Relief Fund [New Orleans Business Alliance]
North Carolina Artist Relief Fund: Musicians, visual artists, actors, DJs, dancers, teaching artists, filmmakers, comedians, and other creative individuals and arts presenters are experiencing widespread cancellations due to this global pandemic.
Charlottesville Emergency Fund [Virginia]
Resources for arts organizations and nonprofits
Resources for arts advocates
Americans for the Arts Action Fund: Request your members of Congress ensure legislators will include $4 billion—to be distributed through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)—to help offset the losses of the nonprofit arts industry.
Online museum experiences and virtual artworks
For parents and educators
Stay At Home And… : A Coloring Book from the Artists at NIAD [NIAD Art Center]