AES Resource List
Friday, August 27, 2021
Friday, August 27, 2021
Arts Extension Service continues to be dedicated to supporting artists and arts organizations by providing education and information. Find a list below of resources of opportunities for artists, arts managers, and art instructors. We are updating this list weekly. Find additional shared resources on our Instagram and Facebook pages.
- Resource Lists
- Funding Sources and Artist Opportunities
- Instructor Resources
- Enjoyment of the Arts Online
- Local Focused Networks and Opportunities- Western Massachusetts
- Actors Fund Grant List
A list of grants and funds that performing artists can apply to.
- Americans for the Arts
Up-to-date news and resources for the arts and culture field.
- Art Deadlines List
Public art commissions, art competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships and grants and fellowships, residencies, art festivals, call for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines, for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages, all skill levels, in all disciplines, everywhere.
- 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.
- COVID-19 Entrepreneur Resource List
Includes loan programs, grants, and other resources to help entrepreneurs.
- 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.
- Creative Community Resources
A database, provided by Worcester Culture, that will connect you to COVID-19 emergency funding, readings, and ways to advocate.
- Doris Duke - COVID-19 Resources for the Performing Arts
A list compiled by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Arts Program consisting of resources for arts organizations and artists contending with the impacts of COVID-19.
- Fractured Atlas Resource List
Emergency Resources for Artists in the Wake of COVID-19 Fractured Atlas has put together a list of emergency resources for artists and arts organizations of all disciplines and designations.
- 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.
- National Endowment for the Arts
A list of art service organizations that are providing frequently updated news and resources for artists and arts organizations.
- New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) Emergency Relief Funds
Emergency artist relief funds in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a list of where to apply for emergency artist relief funds in each state.
- Actors Fund Emergency Relief Fund
To assist everyone who works in performing arts and entertainment across the country, the Actor Relief Fund is collaborating with the community to help people to navigate these challenging times. The Actors Fund has distributed more than $16 million in emergency financial assistance to 13,559 people in our industry.
- 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.
- 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.
- American Society of Journalists and Authors: Emergency Assistance Fund
One-time grants for writers to cover medical bills.
- The Art Guide: A List of Art Calls
Find an art call in your state with The Art Guide’s directory.
- Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
A fund set up to support 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' 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.
- Artist Rescue Trust
A philanthropically funded program to provide financial relief to Professional Artists and Creatives affected by COVID-19.Professional artistic creators whose primary source of income is made through live performances, tours, or exhibits. The Trust's goal is to provide $500/month for 3 months to artists in need.
- Arts in Society - Grant
Applicants must reside in the state of Colorado, and have an arts idea that engages a social issue. Arts in Society funds cross-sector work through the arts; we specifically look for projects that demonstrate a high level of collaboration between artists, organizations, and a target community to address a problem or social justice issue. Application deadline is September 14th, 2021 at 11:59pm.
- Assets for Artists - Summer Business Webinars for Artists
All workshops are FREE and held via Zoom, with pre-registration required to keep the cohorts at a size that maximizes participation and peer support. The summer calendar includes “Elevating Online Sales,” “Creative Practice Within Virtual Communities,” “Marketing in a Time of COVID,” ““The Basics of Building a Grant,” “Navigating Housing & Studio Spaces for Artists: Know Your Rights and Resources,” “Staying Authentic While Marketing Your Work,” and “The Essentials of Digital Marketing.”
- Association Of Print Scholars - Print Shop LA Remote Publication Residency
Three selected artists will have their print proposals published by our master printmakers. Artists will receive $1500 materials stipend, remote project consultation, file preparation assistance, and all support required to make their unique project successful.
- Atlantic Center for the Arts - Artist Residency #184
The three-week Residency Program February 13, 2022 - Saturday, March 05, 2022 brings together three “Master Artists” composer/performer Timo Andres, writer Jaquira Díaz, and transdisciplinary artist Guadalupe Maravilla. Each Master Artist determines the requirements and basic structure of their residency, and through an online application process, they each may select up to eight “Associate Artists” to participate. Application deadline is September 19, 2021.
- 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.
- Austin, TX: Banding Together ATX
A resource for musicians, hospitality workers, and service industry businesses of Austin, TX who have been affected by COIVD-19.
- The Awesome Foundation Grant
Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter's "trustees" and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects.
- Belmont University - Executive Director
The Executive Director of Programming and Events will serve as the leader and manager for a new performing arts center to open fall 2021 at Belmont University. The Executive Director will guide the day to day operations, season planning and lead the development of production and performance schedules for all venues in a process that will benefit everyone on campus. Application Deadline: rolling.
- #BlackDesignVisionaries - Aspiring Designer & Small Business Grants
The inaugural #BlackDesignVisionaries grant program — presented by Instagram's @design in partnership with the Brooklyn Museum — is an effort to empower, center, and invest in the global Black design community. We will award three $10,000 grants to aspiring Black designers between the ages of 18 and 30, as well as one $100,000 grant to a small, Black-led design business no more than 10 years into its practice.
- 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 City Hall: Call to Artists & Art Organizations
Seeking artists and artist organizations that live or create in Boston to exhibit at Boston City Hall.
- BridgeSong Fund: Emergency Relief for Western MA Women, Nonbinary, and Genderqueer Artists of Color
This trans- and queer- affirming emergency fund will support Western MA BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) women, nonbinary, and genderqueer musicians* who already face economic, medical, equity barriers and systemic oppression in their line of independent, gig-based work.
- Cape Cod Arts Relief Fund
Artists residing in Cape Cod, MA who have been greatly impacted by COVID-19 can apply for this microgrant of $500. The grants will be awarded until funds have been completely depleted.
- Carnegie Fund for Authors
Carnegie Fund for Authors awards grants to American authors who have been published by a mainstream publisher and who are in need of emergency funds.
- Columbus, OH Artists COVID-19 Relief Fund
Funds will be distributed among individual artists in Columbus, OH. Priority will be given to BIPOC, transgender and nonbinary, and disabled artists.
- Digitizing Hidden Collections: Amplifying Unheard Voices
This is a national grant competition administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) inviting proposals to digitize materials that deepen public understanding of the histories of people of color and other communities and populations whose work, experiences, and perspectives have been insufficiently recognized or unattended.
- Easthampton Learning Foundation- Student Engagement Mini Grants
Invites proposals for projects, initiatives, and activities that provide enriching experiences to students in collaboration with school administrators. Awardees will receive a grant to cover the cost of the proposed activity. Accepting rolling applications.
- Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S artists, performers & tip-based workers
This is a fund to help LGBTQ2S people who cannot pay for food, medicine, rent, and necessities because most of their income doesn't come from an employer. Grants based on need and available funds. Rolling until expended.
- Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism - Grants
Supports a variety of work, including: text, photography, audio and video. Artists and artist-journalist teams with longer-term, research-intensive projects are also encouraged to apply. Application deadline: rolling.
- Foundation for Contemporary Arts - Emergency Grant
Provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who: have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding, incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates. Grants range in amount from $500 to $3,000, and the average grant is now $1,700. Application deadline is rolling.
- Fresh Paint Springfield - Volunteer @goodspacemurals @FreshPaintSpringfield
Fresh Paint Springfield is looking for Mural Tour Guides, Influencers, Runners, Photographers, and Videographers this summer 2021. Applications via online form rolling acceptions.
- Greater Worcester Community Foundation Grants
Cultural organizations within the town of Worcester, MA may apply to this grant. Award amount can range from $500 to $5,000.
- International Arts Movement: Hilary Teachout Grants
Hilary Teachout Grants offer artists relief during the coronavirus pandemic. Named the Hilary Teachout Grants, they honor the memory of the wife of theatre critic Terry Teachout; she passed away during the COVID-19 crisis due to an illness that required a double lung transplant. One-time grants of $500 are provided.
- Independent Journalism Grant
The Economic Hardship Reporting Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that produces journalism to raise awareness about income inequality and economic unfairness in America. They commission op-eds, personal essays, investigative reports, rich narrative features, podcasts, nonfiction cartoons, photo essays, and documentaries about the United States. Grants generally range from $500 for an op-ed to $10,000 for a documentary.
- 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.
- The Laundromat Project - Create Change Fellowship
NYC-based artists, activists, neighbors, designers, organizers, healers, storytellers, and cultural producers explore social practices through a community engagement lens. The program will consist of a series of hybrid (virtual and in-person) convenings to engage The Laundromat Prokect’s community-based art pedagogy and practices, which center collaborative, cooperative, and co-created art projects.
- Leveler: Peer to Peer Wealth Distribution
People seeking financial assistance may apply and someone in a better financial position will provide an emergency fund for them. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
- Lower Manhattan Cultural Council - Manhattan Arts Grants
Three grants designed to support Manhattan artists and organizations in accessing public funds for presentations that respond to the current needs of our local communities and amplify the cultural breadth and identity of our city. Grants include Creative Engagement, Creative Learning, and UMEZ Arts Engagement. Application deadline is September 14, 2021.
- 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.
- MASSCreative - COVID-19 Cultural Impact Commission
MASSCreative is proud to join colleagues across the Commonwealth as members of the COVID-19 Cultural Impact Commission, co-chaired by Senator Edward J. Kennedy (D-Lowell) and Representative Carole Fiola (D-Fall River). The commission is seeking input and feedback from members of the arts and culture community on what is needed to support the full recovery and resiliency of the arts and cultural sector. The work of the commission is to make recommendations to the legislature on the recovery and growth of the arts and cultural sector following the COVID-19 pandemic.
- MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists - Space Finder
Selected links for resources on artist space rentals or ownership opportunities, with a focus on Massachusetts.
- Monson Arts - Residency Program
Supports emerging and established artists and writers by providing them time and space to devote to their creative practices. During each of our 2-week and 4-week programs throughout the year, a cohort of roughly 5 artists and 5 writers are invited to immerse themselves in small town life at the edge of Maine’s North Woods and focus intensely on their work within a creative and inspiring environment. They receive a private studio, private bedroom in shared housing, all meals, and $1,000 stipend ($500 for 2-week programs).
- Musicians Foundation - Grant
Grants for medical and dental bills, living expenses, and other essentials in cases of emergency. This is not a COVID-19 assistance or unemployment grant. To qualify, you must be applying for reasons other than lost or cancelled work. Grants typically range in amount from approximately $500-$3000. Application: rolling.
- National Leadership Grants for Museums
National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public. Grant Amount: $5,000–$1,000,000.
- NEFA - New England Dance Fund
NEFA will award small, catalytic grants of $500 to $1,000 directly to choreographers who identify and articulate a critical opportunity that will significantly advance their career in dance. Application deadline is September 20, 2021.
- Newport Festivals Musician Relief Fund
Musicians that have lost income from a canceled gig/performance due to the pandemic may apply to this grant. Priority will be given to musicians who played the Newport Jazz or Folk Festivals and those in the Rhode Island community.
- Office of Arts & Culture Seattle - Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute Facility Grant
The LHPAI Facility Grant aims to create community impact by broadening arts and culture participation at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, an historic landmark cultural facility in the heart of the Central Area neighborhood of Seattle. The LHPAI Facility Grant seeks to celebrate, nurture, present and preserve African American and Diaspora performing arts and cultural legacies. Application deadline is rolling.
- Open Call: Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism
The funds distributed to artists will assist with research, travel, and other expenses many media outlets struggle to cover, allowing stories that are often out of reach in today’s climate to be produced.
- Pen America - Emergency Funds for Writers List
A listing of national and regional emergency grants available to writers in acute financial crisis.
- The Performance Project - Artist Facilitator/Ubuntu Arts Community Coordinator
This is an opportunity for an artist, cultural activist, youth worker who loves the arts, community building and working with children ages 8-12. The Artist Facilitator/Coordinator will build a creative, nurturing, and fun community with Ubuntu gems, their families, and high school and college mentors. The Artist Facilitator/Ubuntu Arts Community Coordinator will hold teaching, facilitating and administrative responsibilities, and work closely with the organization’s three co-directors.
- Pollock-Krasner Foundation
The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation will review expenditures relating to an artist's professional work and personal expenses and amounts range up to $30,000. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as galleries and museum spaces.
- Portland Artist Relief Fund
Local artists who are able to complete the requirement checklist for eligibility will be able for a $500 cash stipend to help make ends meet due to canceled work that was previously scheduled and/or lost. Creative Portland, the City’s nonprofit arts agency will award $500 stipends for artists in dire need.
- P0STB1NARY - Mutual Aid Directory
This is a growing directory of independent artists impacted by COVID-19. Most on this list identify as Black, Indigenous, non-white & Trans or Queer (listed first). Supporters: Check out these artists' work, commission them, donate directly to them, and spread the word! Artists: Fill out this form to be added to the directory.
- The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG)
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.
- Springfield Women Leaders - 2021
12-month experience beginning with a big opening web conference, then monthly web conferences, leading up to a big finale in-person summit a year from now when we can celebrate in safety and get back to sharing ideas in-person. The Annual Kickoff Meeting is May 27, 2021 from 2p-4p. Featuring top women leaders from Southwest Airlines, Symantec, Vanderbilt, Cox, Microsoft, and many more).
- Stochastic Labs - Residency Application
Stochastic Labs awards fully sponsored residencies to exceptional engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies are of variable length and include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, shop access (laser cutter, 3D printer etc), a $1k monthly stipend and a budget for materials.
- Storyknife - Women Writers Retreat
Free two or four week writing residencies to women writers. Each accepted woman writer will have her own cabin in Alaska where she can write and reflect, sleep and dream. Application deadline: September 14, 2021.
- Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund
DONOR-DIRECTED FUND with a limited amount of funds available to be used specifically for musicians and music industry workers affected by the Coronavirus. Funds raised will go towards medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work. Application deadline is rolling.
- Theatre Community Benevolent Fund
This fund provides between $500 and $1,500 to individuals involved in theater, and between $1,000 and $6,000 to companies in the greater Boston area. Rolling deadline, application reviewed weekly.
- The Theater Offensive’s QTPOC Artists and Youth Relief Fund 2.0
TTO has established a fund of $10,000 to provide temporary financial assistance to Greater Boston's QTPOC performing artists and youth affected by the pandemic. A limited number of $250 grants while resources last. Applications reviewed biweekly.
- Thespian Relief Grant
The Thespian Relief grants program offers two types of grants to help school theatre programs: $500 grants for schools towards troupe dues. $1000 grants to assist school theatre programs that have been negatively impacted by the cancellation of events or loss of projected revenue, and help with any other issues related to getting a program up and running again this school year. Deadline: Rolling.
- Valley Arts Mentors- Arts Mentorship Cohort
- Mentors and mentees connect online or, pandemic allowing, in person once every two weeks for a six month period. Accepting rolling applications.
- Vox Corona Emergency Fund
Professional vocalists from the Washington, DC area may apply to this fund.
- Women’s Studio Workshop - Art-In-Ed Workspace Residency
Women’s Studio Workshop offers artists the opportunity to teach with local school students intaglio, silkscreen, or hand papermaking. Residents have access to intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, darkroom photography, or ceramics studios to work on personal projects.
- AIGA - Design Education Resources and Considerations for dealing with COVID-19
A compiled list of a few resources and considerations for those who are trying to figure out the best ways to educate during the COVID-19 crisis.
- Online Art & Design Studio Instruction in the Age of "Social Distancing" Facebook Group
An online resource/discussion page for faculty of studio-based art and design instruction to share strategies, pedagogy and support for instruction in the age of "Social Distancing".
- Accessible Teaching in the Time of COVID-19 - UC Berkeley
Resources and tips on what is helpful for both students and educators when moving the classroom to an online environment.
- Minneapolis Institute of Art: Bring the Arts of Asia into your classroom
Resources designed to support the integration of Asian art and voices into your curriculum.
- Racial Equity in Education: BLM in Schools
A resource that shares news about Black Lives Matter school events, Facebook Live discussion, and more to help students and teachers to take action.
- Ailey All Access
For a limited time, get access to Alvin Ailey’s ‘Revelations’ in its entirety from your own home. Find videos of performances and other ways to connect with the Ailey organization in Ailey All Access.
- All Arts: Dance
Get moving with some dance videos in all different genres to explore the wide range of performance styles. ALL ARTS is an arts and culture hub created by The WNET Group, the parent company of New York’s PBS stations.
- 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.
- Augusta Savage Gallery
Located in New Africa House at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is a multicultural and multi-arts facility. ]
- 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 continually bringing the best chamber music to people all over the globe through weekly curated playlists and daily releases of archival video and audio
- 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.
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.
- Herter Art Gallery - UMass
Currently exhibiting UMass BFA Thesis Projects.
- MET Publications
Five Decades of Met Publications on Art History available to read, download and or search for free.
Digitally visit the world’s largest art museum with 360-degree tours inside and out.
- Lyric Opera of Chicago
Broaden your musical horizons by watching free videos of performances by the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
- The Mellon Foundation-Twenty Ten Twenty-Five
Twenty Ten Twenty-Five is a multimedia, intergenerational dialogue between contemporary poets and their forebearers. The project was launched to celebrate 25 years of National Poetry Month.
- 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 Theatre
Enjoy world-class theatre online while they are closed.
- 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.
- NPR Tiny Desk Concerts
NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts has made it possible for music lovers to enjoy a performance from their own home. From Baroque to pop, there will be something exciting to tune to.
- Plays for Young Artists and Audiences
Stage Partners allows you to read every play in their catalog online. They also provide distant learning resources as well as live performances.
- Seattle Symphony Live Streams
The Seattle Symphony is organizing additional free live streams and rebroadcasts until the orchestra can return to the Benaroya Hall stage.
- Stage shows, musicals, and opera you can watch online now for free
Theatres may be closed, but you can always get a stagey fix online. Here are a series of shows you can watch right now – operas, musicals and more!
- Stars in the House
Stars in the House hosts a live stream of guest performances every evening.
- Portraying the Black American Experience
A video series that shares how the contemporary Black experience has been reflected in iconic works of art.
- 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.
- UMass FAC
From a performance by Leyla McCalla to Monkey Baa Theatre Company reading A Diary of a Wombat, experience the FAC's virtual offerings.
- UMass - Virtual UMCA
Explore exhibitions, the UMCA's Artists’ talks, performances, and panel discussions from the comfort of your own sofa.
- COVID-19 Related Resources and Information for Berkshire, MA Residents
A curated list by 1Berkshire to assist Berkshire Residents given the current climate.
- Northampton Arts Council - BJ Goodwin Memorial Fund
The BJ Goodwin Grant is designed to provide direct assistance to a Northampton-based artist, writer or arts organization in recognition of exceptional work and to support the further development of artistic talents.
- Pioneer Valley Theatre
News and events about theatre in the Pioneer Valley. Submit your virtual performance.
- Valley Artist Directory
For Western MA visual artists, have your name and info listed as an artist in the region.
Afrofuturism - A Model for a New World
Youth artists will explore Afrofuturism's tenets and use world-building as an essential tool for belonging, interdependence, and resilience.
- Auntie Sewing Squad
Consider making a donation for these volunteers to continue making face masks for people working on the frontlines and vulnerable communities.
- Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety
Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.
- Choruses and COVID-19
This page serves as our central hub of information to help choruses and virtual choir creators stay informed and weather the storm.
- COVID-19 Pictures - Photography Submissions
Photographic artist Jennifer Timmer Trail invites online submissions for an online archive, Covid-19 Pictures. The archive acts as a gathering place, to hold on to these photos. Accepted photographs will be posted along with your name, location, and a link to your website.
- Covid19 Stories
A place for art and art-adjacent personal stories during COVID-19. See other's stories and add your own.
- Creative Responses to COVID-19: USDAC Listening Shareback
Showcases the 400 voices that shared their opinions on funding, healing, and connecting to change the current system and how the arts can help too.
- Creative Ground Directory
You can add yourself to this directory to get noticed as an artist and/or as a creative enterprise.
- Digital Resources for Artists to Continue Career Online
Artwork Archive provides resources for artists to help transition their business onto virtual platforms and bring reassurance during a challenging time. Platforms include video-conferencing, online stores, and more.
- IATSE C.A.R.E.S.
An initiative to assist people who are at-risk, elderly, and those with a disability during COVID-19. They offer a volunteer delivery service to help those get groceries and other supplies.
- No Going Back: A COVID-19 Cultural Strategy Guide
A guide to help artists understand the true power behind art during times of crisis.
- North Adams Artist Impact Coalition - SWAP-O-RAMA Artist Materials Swap
This is a one day event where fellow artists meet to either give away or sell art materials and equipment that they no longer need. We aim to have 20-30 tables of individuals selling at low cost or giving away an assortment of art materials. Everyone will be invited to browse, buy, swap, or take, depending. Saturday, September 18, 12pm-3pm
- Pao Arts Center: Love Letters to Boston Chinatown
Write a love letter to Boston Chinatown about your favorite memories you’ve had there. You may even create a painting or illustration to express kindness towards the community. Letters, poems, and art will be shared with the Boston Chinatown community.
- Seeking Stories of Grandmothers
The “Our Grandmothers” project will document stories of 50 Grandmothers across ages and ancestries. These cross-cultural images and stories will highlight the influence of these women and their roles in our lives, how grandmothers have influenced our values, aspirations and determination. These exhibitions will travel through Hampden, Franklin, and Hampshire counties.
- Performing Arts Network
A community for performing artists to support & learn from one another during one of the most difficult times for our field.
- Rhode Island School of Design - Professorships in Race in Art & Design (Multidisciplinary)
RISD seeks 10 new full-time faculty members with expertise in the areas of race, colonization, decolonization, post-coloniality, and cultural representation, as well as in material practices of resistance.
- Tips for Hosting a Virtual Event
The best tips on how to make a virtual event work for your business.
- What Role Are You Playing?
MASSCreative offers a guide and helpful links to help us navigate building a more vibrant, connected, and equitable community.