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Artist Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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.

Liu Shiyuan, As Simple As Clay, detail, 2013; C-prints, dimensions variable,
courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York/Los Angeles.

Illustration by Dianna Settles for Inhabit.Global.

General resources

List of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals. [Creative Capital]


Emergency DIY Mask Guide: Easy how-to guide for assembling your own protective face mask, featuring illustrations by Atlanta-based artist Dianna Settles. [Inhabit.Global]


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

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Emergency Grants: one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies.


Gottlieb Emergency Grants: provides interim financial assistance to artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident.


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.


COVID-19 & Freelance Artist Resources


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.


Resources for arts organizations and nonprofits

Preparing for potential impact of the coronavirus: Make a plan in the event that, in the interest of public health, your organization needs to delay or cancel events or temporarily close. [ArtsReady]


Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund


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

Crystal Bridges eMuseum: Explore collections at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.


Crystal Bridges VR: Experience virtual reality renderings of works including Kerry James Marshall’s Our Town (1995).


New Orleans Museum of Art Online


Ogden Museum of Southern Art Online


Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Digital Archive


Flux Projects presents Over the Bent World, a short film by Whitney and Micah Stansell


For parents and educators

Lesson Plans from The Studio Museum in Harlem


Stay At Home And… : A Coloring Book from the Artists at NIAD [NIAD Art Center]


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