Write your Representatives
Do it again (AFM style)
Do it again (GRAMMY style)
Do it again (Americans for the Arts style)
Do it again (League of American Orchestra style)
Write to San Francisco Mayor London Breed or your city’s mayor
Write to California Governor Gavin Newsom
Collections of Arts Resources
Here’s a long list of Emergency Resources for Artists from the Center for Cultural Innovation
Check out this great Covid 19 Freelance Artist Resource Page with tons of information and resources tailored especially for freelancers dealing with Coronavirus fallout
Check out Audio Ensemble’s exhaustive Financial Resources Page for Artists affected by Covid19 closures
Check out the Bay Area specific KQED list of Arts Resources
Check out Creative Capital’s exhaustive list of Arts Resources
The Art Newspaper has a similarly thorough list of Arts Resources
Check out AFM’s Coronavirus Resources Page for contract language
To request an interest-free forbearance period of at least 60 days on your federal student loans Call 1-800-699-2908.
Be aware that federal tax payments have been extended and are now due July 15
Familiarize yourself with the Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (passed into law 3/18). TLDR bullet points here. This fund provides for equivalent emergency paid sick leave and family medical leave for self-employed workers through an individual refundable tax credit. The U.S. Department of Treasury is currently writing guidelines for how self-employed individuals may claim the credit. Guidelines are expected to be released in the week of March 22.
Watch a webinar from our legal firm about the $2 Trillion CARES act.
Check out the pdf of the above webinar.
State (California) Relief
Here is theApplication to apply for Unemployment and disaster relief through the state of California
California state taxes have been postponed to July 15
Four of the nation’s five largest banks have agreed to postpone foreclosures and offer forbearance on mortgage payments for three months for homeowners impacted by COVID-19.
City (San Francisco) Relief
Apply for relief through Mayor London Breed’s Artist Relief Fund established by the City of San Francisco. In order to qualify you must live in SF full time and not be receiving unemployment.
City (Other) Relief
There exists a Santa Clara County Relief Fund for low-income residents
Here’s a list of companies that are hiring in the Bay Area
Plugged-In is a virtual concert series that pays $200 per set list
Apply for relief through the Freelancer Co-Op
Apply for relief through The Safety Net Fund (For Bay Area Musicians)
Apply for relief through the Equal Sound Fundraiser
Apply for relief through Musicians Foundation
Apply for relief through the Covid-19 Sweet Relief Fund
Apply for relief through Artist Relief Tree (UPDATE: they appear to no longer be accepting applicants)
Apply for relief through MusiCares (this is targeted more for recording artists)
Apply for relief through AFM National’s Petrillo Memorial Fund if you’ve been diagnosed with Covid-19 or are quarantined due to exposure
Apply for relief through Cerf+ if you have been diagnosed with Covid-19
Questions about Coronavirus + Staying Healthy
Harvard CoronaVirus resource center: the most information in one place
CDC website – lots of accurate well laid-out information in one place
The Atlantic – The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Distancing
USA Today – What to put in your emergency kit
If you think you might be sick
The CDC’s step by step guide on what to do if you think you or a loved one might be sick.
Check in here to help map the spread of the virus
Mental Health Resources
Here’s an exhaustive list of Mental Health Resources
Here’s another one
Here’s another from the AFM
Mental Health Resources to Prevent Creative and Professional Burnout
Helpful mental health podcasts
79 Resources for Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder
Here are some strategies for moving forward and picking up the pieces
Here’s a video of cats playing dominoes
Info on Coronavirus in the news
Stay up to date on Coronavirus as it pertains to the Bay Area
The latest data per fivethirtyeight.com
Stay up to date on Coronavirus globally
Donate to the Bay Area Musician’s Relief Fund, which is working with Local 6 to ensure Bay Area musicians have quick access to emergency funds. You can also donate directly to Local 6 on their website, it all goes to the same place!
Donate to the Santa Cruz Symphony’s Musicians Relief Fund
Donate to the Covid-19 Sweet Relief Fund
Donate to Equal Sound
Donate to MusiCares
Donate to the Safety Net Fund
Donate to Cerf+
Still have $ to give? Here’s a list of a few more relief funds in California that need your help
Learn how you can help in your neighborhood or greater community
Can you sew? Help make masks.
Links to help pass the time
The Met is streaming operas online!
SFS Keeping Score is now free on youtube
The Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall series is now free to everyone!
Take a tour of a virtual museum!
Universal Studios is releasing its current movies online!
For Art Organizations:
The Principles for Ethical Cancellation from Fractured Atlas
Requesting Support in Difficult Times from Fractured Atlas
How to Transition to a Virtual Workplace Overnight from Fractured Atlas
An Online Emergency Preparedness Service with lots of general info from Art Ready