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Resources for the Humanities and Arts in the COVID-19 Crisis

In addition to our commitments to our grantees, California Humanities is a part of a strong network of humanities and arts funders, organizations, leaders, and practitioners, many of whom have shared resources in recent days to support those especially hard-hit by the current COVID-19 crisis. Below, please find a list resources we are aware of for the field, organized by type. Please note that by including these organizations and resources does not constitute an endorsement from California Humanities; individuals and organizations seeking assistance should do their own due diligence to research these opportunities to learn if they are a good fit. Please check back soon, as we’ll be updating this list weekly.

RESOURCES FROM the NEH

RESOURCES FOR THE FIELD

American  Association for State & Local History COVID-19 Resources
http://aaslh.org/covid19/

California Arts Council— COVID-19 California Arts Field Survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cac-covid19
Early Results: https://view.publitas.com/ca-arts-council/covid-19-california-arts-culture-sector-early-impact-survey/page/1

California Association of Museums—COVID-19 Resources
https://calmuseums.org/covid-19

Creative Capital Resource List
https://creative-capital.org/2020/03/13/list-of-arts-resources-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/

Grantmakers in the Arts’COVID-19 and Arts Funding Update and Action Items
https://www.giarts.org/blog/admin/covid-19-coronavirus-and-arts-funding-update-and-action-items

Los Angeles County Arts & Culture COVID-19 Resources
https://www.lacountyarts.org/article/covid-19-resources

Philanthropy California’s COVID-19 Response
https://www.philanthropyca.org/covid-19-response

Preservation Leadership Forum Resources
https://forum.savingplaces.org/learn/issues/sustainability/disaster-relief/covid-19

Southern California Grantmakers’ Member Responses to COVID-19
https://www.socalgrantmakers.org/news/directory-scg-member-responses-covid-19

GRANTS AND LOANS FOR ORGANIZATIONS

Bay Area Arts Loan Fund COVID-19 Emergency Loan
https://www.artsloanfund.org/covid-19-emergency

California Community Foundation—LA Arts COVID Relief Fund
https://www.calfund.org/nonprofits/

Cal Nonprofits Webinar—SBA Loan Programs: What Nonprofits Need to Know
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/7515859302976/WN_iS4Etg8ySzmtCKoaAc3dYg

Facebook Small Business Grants
https://www.facebook.com/business/grants

National Resources for Artists & Nonprofits
https://www.wbur.org/artery/2020/03/24/grants-funds-resources-artists-nonprofits-covid-19-coronavirus

San Francisco Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund for Nonprofits
https://sff.org/for-nonprofits-apply-for-a-grant-from-the-sff-covid-19-emergency-response-fund/

Small Business Association Loans
https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-newsroom/press-releases-media-advisories/sba-provide-disaster-assistance-loans-small-businesses-impacted-coronavirus-covid-19

Southern California Grantmakers Webinar—Making Sense of Emerging Financing Options for Nonprofits
https://www.socalgrantmakers.org/events/help-helpers-navigating-sba-lending-covid-19-age

Weingart Foundation—Emergency Assistance & General Operating Support
https://weingartfnd.org/March-18-2020-News

RESOURCES FOR EVENT PLANNERS & PROGRAMMERS

American Alliance of Museums Webinar—Virtual Tours
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OQ6MlayvRwqW-95RAW0L-g

Cuseum Webinar—How to Captivate, Connect, and Communicate with Your Audience During Coronavirus
https://cuseum.com/webinars/how-to-captivate-connect-and-communicate-with-your-audience-during-coronavirus-overview

Cuseum Webinar—How to Keep Your Audience Engaged, Entertained, and Inspired During Coronavirus
https://cuseum.com/webinars/how-to-keep-your-audience-engaged-entertained-and-inspired-in-the-age-of-coronavirus-overview

California Humanities’ Statement on Event Cancellations
https://calhum.org/a-note-about-event-cancellations-and-postponements-in-light-of-covid-19/

Coronavirus event cancellations: Communication is key to retaining public trust
https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-event-cancellations-communication-is-key-to-retaining-public-trust-133594

Museum Computer Network—The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections
http://mcn.edu/a-guide-to-virtual-museum-resources/

M&R—Eight tips on taking your community engagement virtual and harnessing the power of social media for your organization
https://www.mrss.com/lab/what-to-do-right-now-social-media/

Stay at Home Fest
https://www.stayathomefest.com/

RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS

California History-Social Science Project Resources
https://chssp.ucdavis.edu/coronavirus-support

Los Angeles County Office of Education — Open Educational Resources
https://cdol.lacoe.edu/oer/

Los Angeles County Library Resources
https://lacountylibrary.org/coronavirus/

RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS

Adobe Creative Cloud, 2 free months for current subscribers
https://lifehacker.com/subscribers-can-now-get-two-free-months-of-adobes-creat-1842396082

Alliance for California Traditional Arts—Resources for Artists
https://actaonline.org/resources-for-traditional-artists-affected-by-covid-19/

Association of Teaching Artist webinar on COVID-19
https://www.teachingartists.com/

Convert Kit Creator Fund
https://convertkit.com/creator-fund

Filmmakers—Applying for Federal Coronavirus Relief Webinars from Firelight Media, IDA, and ITVS
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5Gvaahy9KvS12KNT8f-q-60kY74zw3AlSTOSfME3JTGtz6Q/viewform

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants
https://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants

Freelance Artist Resources
https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/

Intersection for the Arts—Artist Resources
https://theintersection.org/get-support/resources/

Intersection for the Arts—Workshops
https://theintersection.org/get-skills/workshops

New York Foundation for the Arts — Resource List
https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Emergency%20Grants

Penny Appeal Financial Hardship Grant
https://pennyappealusa.org/grants/covid-19-financial-hardship-grant 

Poets & Writers—Resources for Writers in the Time of Coronavirus
https://www.pw.org/content/resources_for_writers_in_the_time_of_coronavirus

Safety Net Fund for Bay Area Artists
https://medium.com/@safetynet/the-safety-net-fund-20040273d291

The San Francisco Arts & Artists Relief Fund
https://www.cciarts.org/EmergencyRelief.htm

SNAP Recipient Grocery Reimbursements
https://www.expensify.org/hunger

Theatre Bay Area Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund
https://www.theatrebayarea.org/donations/fund.asp

Weingart Foundation—Emergency Assistance to Individuals & Communities of Color & People Experiencing Homelessness
https://weingartfnd.org/newsletter

Women Make Movies —Resources for Artists with Lost or Reduced Wages
https://www.wmm.com/resources-for-artists-with-lost-or-reduced-wages/

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