Resources for artists, freelancers, and independent publishers during the
Translations of COVID-19 Resources
This website aggregates new and existing printable documents for New Yorkers whose primary language is not English. Please share safely and post in your buildings or print for neighbors who may not have regular internet access.
NYC United Against Coronavirus
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2) is a global pandemic virus currently prevalent throughout NYC. This document contains information and resources to help New Yorkers respond to the coronavirus.
Decolonize This Place Resource Guide
This kit is a collectivized document that will be updated as more mutual aid projects and resources appear online. Recognizing that not everyone will have access to great internet to access some of these, I encourage you to apply these offline as well as online.
Decolonize This Place State-by-State Resource Guide
The NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund
Created to aid nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects of the coronavirus. It will give grants and loans to NYC-based nonprofits that are trying to meet the new and urgent needs that are hitting the city. Priority will be given to nonprofits addressing essential healthcare and food insecurity as well as arts and culture, because New York is the cultural capital of the nation. Your gift will help nonprofits with a variety of needs, including protective equipment, cleaning supplies, technological assistance, and support for financial losses.
Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts
Emergency relief grant program will provide $1,250,000 in aid to Tri-State non-salaried workers in the visual arts who have experienced financial hardship from lack of income or opportunity as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis.
National Endowment for the Arts Resources
The National Endowment for the Arts has compiled a list of arts organizations that are frequently updating news and resources for artists and arts organizations.
FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund
In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions.
New York Foundation for the Arts Emergency Grants
New York Foundation for the Arts often receives calls from artists requesting information on emergency grants to serve financial need or an emergency such as bereavement or illness.
New York State Council on the Arts Resources
A list of resources compiled by the New York State Council on the Arts for artists affected by COVID-19.
Vera List Center for Art and Politics
Vera List Center for Art and Politics COVID-19 Resource Toolkit.
Common Field Resources
An open, crowd-sourced document for arts organizers from Common Field.
The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Fund
In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. For as long as our Board of Directors determines it is necessary and prudent to do so, the Foundation will disburse one-time $1,500 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the pandemic.
Anonymous Was a Woman Emergency Grant Program
Anonymous Was A Woman (AWAW) has partnered with the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) to launch an emergency relief grant program to support artists impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Black Art Futures Fund
Black Art Futures Fund (BAFF), a collaborative funding project headed by philanthropist and arts leader DéLana R.A. Dameron has decided to suspend its current and third application cycle in an effort to more quickly execute its mission: moving critical funds to small, community-based Black arts organizations who may be severely impacted by the precautionary measures taken nationwide in effort to curtail the Coronavirus outbreak.
Artist Relief Coalition
To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.
The American Booksellers Association
The American Booksellers Association has put together a list of resources for booksellers in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.
Essential Businesses in the East Village
A list of essential small businesses in the East Village.
Book Industry Charitable Foundation
Relief for independent bookstores from Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc). The application for funds will be open from April 10, 2020 until 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) April 27, 2020. All checks will be made payable by Binc directly to the supported independent bookstore.
Craft Emergency Relief Fund
Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) emergency assistance is available to established artists working in a craft discipline.
Antarctic COVID-19 Relief
Antarctic are offering pro-bono digital fundraising support including strategy, messaging, and digital ad setup review to New York based organizations who are providing essential services during the crisis.