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

Image/Harry Gamboa Jr., Social Distance Lineup TARGET from COVID-19: Era of Masks series. ©2020, Harry Gamboa Jr. Produced in partnership with the Autry Museum's Collecting History Initiative.

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/

American Association for State and Local History — Preparing to Reopen Webinars
https://learn.aaslh.org/recorded-webinars

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

California State Library—Online and Remote Programming Services
https://www.library.ca.gov/services/remote-resources/

CNN. Museums and historians are navigating how to write the history of COVID-19 when the end isn’t in sight
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/coronavirus-documenting-history-artifacts/index.html

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

Office of Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA)
https://business.ca.gov/osba-signup/

San Francisco Arts Commission Sankofa Initiative
https://www.sfartscommission.org/content/sankofa-initiative-spx

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/

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

Institute of Museum and Library Services Grants
https://www.imls.gov/grants/apply-grant/available-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/

San Francisco Foundation COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits
https://sff.org/covid-19-resources-for-nonprofits/#finance

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

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

 

RESOURCES FOR EVENT PLANNERS & PROGRAMMERS

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/

Inclusive Event Planning After COVID-19

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/

National Guild for Community Arts Education—COVID-19 Resources
https://nationalguild.org/covid-19-response/our-response

 

RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS

The financial impact of COVID-19 on young people: the top facts and statistics by comparethemarket
https://www.comparethemarket.com/money/content/impact-of-covid-on-young-people/

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/

Artists’ Relief Fund—For Bay Area Artists
https://www.artistsnow.us/

Artist Relief — National Relief Fund
https://www.artistrelief.org/

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

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

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

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

Freelancers’ Union—Freelance Relief Fund
https://www.freelancersunion.org/resources/freelancers-relief-fund

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

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

KQED—Emergency Funds for Freelancers, Creatives Losing Income During Coronavirus
https://www.kqed.org/arts/13876893/emergency-funds-for-freelancers-creatives-losing-income-during-coronavirus

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

Poets & Writers—Mini grants
https://pw.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp

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/

Working from home: A guide to creating a healthy and productive workspace at home
https://www.cotswoldco.com/working-from-home/index.html#useful-links

 

DISASTER RELIEF RESOURCES 

California Arts Council Disaster Relief Resources for California Artists and Communities
http://arts.ca.gov/resources/recovery.php

 

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