COVID-19 Artist Emergency Resources

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Dear Arts Community,

As we all deal with closely monitoring the COVID-19(coronavirus) outbreak, MCA is following federal and state efforts that will benefit our communities. We will update everyone when we have information to share from state and national arts partners like the Maryland State Arts Council, Americans for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. MCA staff have also taken the precaution of working remotely and will be accessible via email.

  • If you have tickets to any type of art event that has been canceled or postponed, please consider asking the artists & curators about ways you can support them in lieu of an event ticket refund.
  • If an arts organization, arts business, creative entrepreneur has temporarily closed, please consider donating or sharing resources in support of their team and the community they serve.
  • If you have a current contract with an artist and the project has paused, please remember that many artists work gig-to-gig and consider how to ensure that payments continue in a timely way especially during this time period.

In the next few days we will work to share valuable resources via social media and email. We also hope these links and resources below provide help and guidance during this time:

Resources for Independent Artists

Freelance Artist Resources

https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/

Art Funding

https://www.giarts.org/blog/admin/covid-19-coronavirus-and-arts-funding-update-and-action-items?fbclid=IwAR1B02Zp_-t5wGiWAoRFju8yYoB2ohmtOgqZg1bMW2g9PnoONqdM1jN7AZw

Medical Support

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/rauschenberg-foundation-emergency-medical-grants-1800903

Resource and Response Center

https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/disaster-preparedness/coronavirus-covid-19-resource-and-response-center

NEA

https://www.arts.gov/covid-19-resources-artists-and-arts-organizations 

https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/FAQs-for-applicants-and-awardees-in-response-to%20COVID19-3.12.20.pdf

Financial Assistance for Teaching Artists

https://www.yamd.org/financial-assistance-teaching-artists/?fbclid=IwAR1X5qTMfSgSTlHcXB-0szdEczRwPNakEMVGzargvAqRmi0FXRnXmdIh0dg

Resources for Independent Artists

https://www.baltimoretheatres.org/post/resources-for-independent-artists?fbclid=IwAR1aYPq-Dbxb-xlaY61VVJcbKCj5egrMXHCjnuO-nxtmwms5hsQSv4MyLgM

Emergency Funds

https://www.womenarts.org/funding-resources/emergencyfunds/

Writer’s Emergency Fund

https://pen.org/writers-emergency-fund/ (scroll to bottom)

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfv4AazvLFVUNAgXoxqBqfZ7jJVkrMroa-CET6Vt6XygR-CaQ/formResponse

Artists COVID-19 Protection

https://www.ceocreative.org/post/artists-protection-from-co-vid19?utm_campaign=ab6cc7ca-a695-4bc4-b3aa-e7cbefe6f0d0&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&cid=78c2065b-ca16-4ecc-a3c7-28aee9532ae2

Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Programs for Businesses

Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan Fund (For-Profit Businesses)

https://commerce.maryland.gov/fund/maryland-small-business-covid-19-emergency-relief-loan-fund

Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund (Non-Profit Businesses)

https://commerce.maryland.gov/fund/maryland-small-business-covid-19-emergency-relief-grant-fund

Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund (Manufacturers Producing PPE)

https://commerce.maryland.gov/fund/maryland-covid-19-emergency-relief-manufacturing-fund