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Some of the discussions on various social media pages have revolved around resources for artists. Here are some that you may or may not have come across and may or may not be of use to you.

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Comment by Connie Mettler on June 30, 2020 at 3:47pm

Another resource from Sofia Toledo at the Simple Dollar website:

Our team at The Simple Dollar enlisted an insurance analyst to create our guide about who qualifies for unemployment, how to apply, and what to expect in this new landscape. You can view the guide below:

Comment by Connie Mettler on May 20, 2020 at 10:01am

Here is an guidelines specifically developed for events by the Event Safety Alliance, full of helpful information. These are the suggested guidelines that you can expect when art festivals reopen

Comment by S Brian Berkun on May 14, 2020 at 6:17pm

A whole bunch of resources for the arts: Some new ones

Comment by Connie Mettler on April 30, 2020 at 10:05am
Comment by Barrie Lynn Bryant on April 23, 2020 at 10:28am

Wyoming Arts Council recently announced $500 grants in support of artists affected by COVID-19. Applicants must prove income loss to be approved and the application mentioned it could take 6 weeks to receive payment. I do not know what other state arts councils are doing.

Comment by Connie Mettler on April 17, 2020 at 11:17am

Many good links from CPA Elaine Grogan Luttrull from yesterday's podcast on applying for the PPP: 

Comment by Connie Mettler on April 15, 2020 at 1:06pm

Here is another good list at American for the Arts:

Thanks to Patty Narozny for alerting me.

Comment by S Brian Berkun on April 13, 2020 at 3:14pm

A comprehensive list of response funds for artists can be seen here, WESTAF.ORG

Comment by Connie Mettler on April 9, 2020 at 10:37am

This is a terrific set of webinars especially for artists to help navigate the financial relief programs that are available, produced by the Mid-America Arts Alliance:

Comment by Connie Mettler on April 9, 2020 at 10:29am

and here's a real good one from

Today, a consortium of funders (see list below*) announced the creation of the Artist Relief, a $10 million national emergency relief fund for artists and creative workers that will provide $5,000 no-strings-attached grants. It is intended for anyone who earns income from their creative or artistic practice and who has also been affected by COVID-19. Artists or creative workers who have been negatively impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis should visit the Artist Relief webpage and funding application, which includes a COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers designed by Americans for the Arts.

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