AES Resource list during COVID-19

Arts Extension Service continues to be dedicated in supporting artists and arts organizations through education and information. Find a list below of resources of opportunities for artists, arts managers, and arts instructors. We are updating this list daily. Find additional shared resources on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

See a message from Dee Boyle-Clapp, Director of Arts Extension Service, about arts organizations navigating the coronavirus (CONVID-19) in this time of crisis.

General Resource Lists

  • National Endowment for the Arts
    A list of art service organizations that are providing frequently updated news and resources for artists and arts organizations. 
  • Americans for the Arts
    An up-to-date news and resources for the arts and culture field.
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC)
    Information and resources to help cultural organizations in their planning and consideration in response to the current events.
  • Creative Capital
    A list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals. As well as a list of arts events that have moved online.
  • Artwork Archive Relief Fund
    A list of emergency resources for artists as well as an ongoing list of crowdfunding efforts to provide financial relief for artists.
  • Assets for Artists
    A list of resources to assist artists in a time of crisis, specifically focused on New England.
  • Freelance Artists Resource List
    An aggregated list of free resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines, specifically meant to serve freelance artists.
  • Artists Thrive
    A compilation of resources, tools and opportunities that aim to provide artists and those who work with artists support to be able to thrive in the wake of these challenging circumstances.
  • MassProduction Coalition Resource List. Includes Small Business financial resources.
    A list of resources and relief efforts kept up-to-date with new policies and initiatives as they become available.

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Emergency Funding Sources

  • Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant
    The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.
  • Anonymous is a Woman
    Up to $2,500 grants available to women-identifying visual artists over the age of 40 in the United States to assist artists who are experiencing financial hardship due to lost income or opportunity as a result of COVID-19 and the subsequent economic shock.
  • Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
    A fund setup to support of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists AND administrators (consultants, facilitators, box office staff, seasonal/temporary employees, etc.) who have been financially impacted due to COVID-19.
  • Artists' Charitable Fund
    Artists' Charitable Fund assists American visual fine artists (painters and sculptors) living anywhere in the United States by paying a portion of their medical / dental / eye-care bills.
  • Artists' Fellowship, Inc.
    The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional visual artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship.
  • Authors League Fund
    The Authors League Fund helps professional authors, journalists, poets, and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune.
  • AGMA Relief Fund - American Guild of Musical Artists
    The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund provides support and temporary financial assistance to members who are in need.
  • The Blues Foundation HART Fund - for Blues musicians
    The Blues Foundation established the HART Fund (Handy Artists Relief Trust) for Blues musicians and their families in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns.
  • Boston Artist Relief Fund
    The Boston Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 and $1000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
  • Boston Foundation Covid-19 Response Fund
    The COVID-19 Response Fund will award one-time operating grants on a rolling basis to non-profits whose operations in support of seniors, children, immigrants, workers and other vulnerable populations have been stressed by the outbreak.
  • Boston Music Maker Relief Fund
    A fund to provide financial relief to Boston area music makers experiencing lost income as the result of performance cancellations related to COVID-19.
  • Boston Singers Relief Fund
    As an immediate response to the current situation, BSRF is offering one-time grants to reimburse individual classical singers for (some or all of) the income they lost due to COVID-19 related cancellations.
  • Bridgesong Fund
    The Institute for the Musical Arts is offering an emergency relief for western Massachusetts women, nonbinary, and genderqueer artists of color.
  • Cerf+
    CERF+’s emergency relief grants provide immediate financial assistance to eligible artists working in craft disciplines (such as woodworkers, fiber artists, metalsmiths, glass artists, potters, and furniture makers) after career threatening emergencies.
  • Community Foundation of Western MA - Interest Free Loans and Scholarships
    Complete a single application and be matched with scholarships and interest-free loans for which you are eligible.
  • Dramatists Guild Emergency Fund
    DGF provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and book writers in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.
  • Equal Sounds fund for musicians
    The Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund was set up on short notice to provide direct financial assistance to musicians who have lost work as a result of Corona-related event cancellations.
  • Facebook Small Business Grant
    Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where we operate.
  • Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
    If you are seeking relief for a canceled performance or exhibition due to COVID-19 you can apply for support from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund.
  • Haven Foundation
    The mission of The Haven Foundation is to offer interim financial assistance to freelance professionals in the arts who face crises.
  • Jazz Foundation Musicians Emergency Fund
    The Jazz Foundation’s Musicians’ Emergency Fund provides housing assistance, pro bono medical care, disaster relief and direct financial support in times of crisis.
  • Max’s Kansas City Project
    The Max’s Kansas City Project provides emergency funding & resources to professionals in the creative arts. Individuals who have made their living through their art form either professionally or personally and demonstrate a financial need for medical aid, legal aid or housing.
  • Mayer Foundation grant 
    The Mayer Foundation provides economic relief to individuals, make grants for organizations educational, literary, cultural, humanitarian, scientific, health-care related and other charitable purposes, and award scholarship benefits and student aid to high school, undergrad, and graduate students.
  • Massachusetts Small Business Recovery Loan
    The Baker-Polito Administration offers economic support for small businesses with a $10 million loan fund to provide financial relief to those that have been affected by COVID-19.
  • Musicians Foundation
    Grants for musicians of any genre in a time of acute need, due to personal, medical, dental, or family crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency situation.
  • National Coalition for Arts' Preparedness & Emergency Response (NCAPER)
    NCAPER helps you fostering relationships with providers in the emergency services sector. Their list of organizations can assist with reestablishing your art practice and keeping you apprised of funding opportunities.
  • Pen America - Emergency Funds for Writers List
    A listing of national and regional emergency grants available to writers in acute financial crisis.
  • Rauschenberg Emergency Grants
    The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies. Grants are available to visual and media artists and choreographers.
  • Seattle Artist's Relief Fund
    This fund is for individual artists who live in the greater Seattle area.
  • SBA Disaster Relief Loans
    Federal disaster relief loans for small businesses.
  • Sustainable Arts Foundation
    The Sustainable Arts Foundation supports artists and writers with children.
  • Springboard for the Arts (for Minnesota artists)
    The Personal Emergency Relief Fund helps artists in Minnesota recover from personal emergencies by helping pay an unanticipated, emergency expense. In response to COVID-19 guidelines have been expanded to include lost income due to the cancellation of a specific, scheduled gig or opportunity (i.e. commissions, performances, contracts) due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures.

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Instructor Resources

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Enjoyment of the Arts Online

  • Ailey All Access
    For a limied time, get access to Alvin Ailey’s ‘Revelations’ in its in entirety from your own home. Find videos of performances and other ways to connect with the Ailey organizatio in Ailey All Access.
  • Extensive list of Virtual Museums
    A categorized list of museums, exhibits, online collections, etc. that you can explore from the safety of your home while social distancing.
  • Google Arts and Culture
    Google Arts & Culture has collaborated with over 1,200 museums, galleries and institutions in 70 countries to make their exhibits available for everyone online. Start exploring, now.
  • Art Institute of Chicago
    Wherever you are, whatever the time, Art Institute of Chicago’s online resources are always here to connect you to their collection of art from around the world—whether you’re seeking inspiration, community, or a little adventure.
  • Asian Art Museum
    Explore the collections and exhibits of the museum that is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 awe-inspiring artworks ranging from ancient jades and ceramics to contemporary video installations.
  • Connect the Arts 
    A community of people who work in the arts, and people who love the arts. Artists of all kinds–painters, musicians, designers, technicians, writers, art collectives, arts organizations, and more– tell their stories, share events and opportunities, and connect with people who’ll love what they’re creating.
  • Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
    While currently unable to present live concerts, CMS is committed to continue bringing the best chamber music to people all over the globe through weekly curated playlists and daily releases of archival video and audio
  • Banksy's Murals
    12 murals by mysterious graffiti artist Banksy that you can see from Street View.
  • British Museum
    The Museum of the World is an interactive experience through time, continents, and cultures, featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history.
  • Broadway Living Room Concerts
    With Broadway going dark for the first prolonged period of time since 2007, Broadway stars are getting creative about staying home and sharing their favorite songs from musicals.
  • Guggenheim
    Explore online exhibits and collections of the Guggenheim that is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. 
  • Louvre
    Digitally visit the world’s largest art museum with 360 degree tours inside and out.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Explore the online collections and exhibits of the largest art museum in the United States.
  • Met Opera
    “Nightly Met Opera Streams” are available every evening throughout the time that the Opera remains closed. The performances can be streamed every night at 7:30 p.m. ET (5:30 MT.
  • Minneapolis Walker Art Museum
    Walker Collections reflect a diverse range of artistic output, including painting, sculpture, films, performances, books, artist archives, and more.
  • Musee d'Orsay
    A museum housed in a former Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography.
  • National Gallery
    The National Gallery of Art – the nation's museum – preserves, collects, exhibits, and fosters an understanding of works of art.
  • National Portrait Gallery
    The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery tells the history of America through visual arts, performing arts and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story.
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture
    The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts.
  • Seattle Symphony Live Streams
    The Seattle Symphony is organizing additional free livestreams and rebroadcasts until the orchestra can return to the Benaroya Hall stage.
  • Tate Britain
    Tate Britain houses a substantial collection of the art of the United Kingdom since Tudor times, and in particular has large holdings of the works of J. M. W. Turner, who bequeathed all his own collection to the nation.
  • The Uffizi Gallery
    The Uffizi Gallery in Florence houses works by Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Botticelli and more.

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Other

  • Covid19 Stories
    A place for art and art-adjacent personal stories during COVID-19. See other's stories and add your own.
  • How to Host a Watch Party on Facebook
    With Facebook’s new Watch Party feature, you can watch tons of videos and shows with members of groups you’re in on Facebook.
  • Performing Arts Network
    A community for performing artists to support & learn from one another during one of the most difficult times for our field.
  • Valley Artist Directory
    For Western MA visual artists, have your name and info listed as an artist in the region.
  • Pioneer Valley Theatre
    News and events about theatre in the Pioneer Valley. Submit your virtual performance.
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