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A Message to our Community: Resources for Artists in Need

March 23, 2020

This is an extremely challenging time for our writing and small press publishing community. We know not everyone is dealing with health concerns but the significant economic impact to individual writers, artists, and arts organizations - including small press publishers. 

What follows are lists from fellow arts organizations of resources for artists and non-profits in regard to health, funding, work opportunities, and more in response to the international spread of COVID-19. We hope these are useful to you and that they get into the hands that need them most. Above all, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy in these strange, uncertain times. Thank you for your continued support. 

NYS Council on the Arts 

Resources for New York State Arts and Culture organizations, including information regarding event safety, news sources, legal support, arts education support, community building and others. 

Creative Capital 

Resources for artists in times of need including grants, artist's funds, job listings, and sources of daily information on the development of COVID-19, plus upcoming opportunities and deadlines in March and April 2020. 

Freelance Artist Resource 

Resources including advice for general preparedness, advocacy alerts, emergency funding, international resources, online platforms, health and mental health resources, temporary and remote job opportunities and more. 


A message from Michael L. Royce, Executive Director of NYFA, and a list of resources for preparedness and response to COVID-19 geared toward artists from arts organizations. 

Asian American Arts Alliance 

A short message and list from the AAAA including arts and culture organizations' responses to COVID-19 and their resources, as well as those of NY State Public Health organizations. 

Cave Canem

Lots of great resources on this page including relief funds for queer writers and writers of color, as well as a virtual writing community led by Cave Canem with prompts and links to poetry-related readings. 

Grantmakers in the Arts 

A letter from GIA's President and CEO, Eddie Torres, and a list of resources regarding support for artists, relevant news outlets, and guidance for non-profits. 

Council on Foundations 

Resources for employers and employees, response to COVID-19, and response funds and funding opportunities.