Resources during the COVID-19 pandemic

Updated 12-3-20

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Of special note:

  • The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide from the Event Safety Alliance 
  • CARES Act (national emergency stimulus bill), includes emergency funding for creative sector through National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, expanded unemployment insurance, SBA loans.
  • Artist Relief Fund: announced 4-8-20.  A $10 million national emergency relief fund for artists and creative workers that will provide $5,000 no-strings-attached grants. It is intended for anyone who earns income from their creative or artistic practice and who has also been affected by COVID-19, including anyone whose livelihood and/or community depends upon the ability to make, exhibit, perform, publish, or sell artwork.
  • USDA Rural Development COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide 

Wisconsin – funds and resources for independent creative workers and organizations:

National – resources and funds for independent creative workers and arts organizations:

Other resources:

  • How to host virtual conferences, Association for Computing Machinery
  • The U.S. Census Bureau released a new resource page on to help federal agencies, businesses and communities make decisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Similar to the Census Bureau’s resource pages created during natural disasters, this resource page includes information on population demographics, economic indicators and businesses. It features a new interactive data hub that centralizes data previously released from the American Community Survey and the County Business Patterns program to facilitate users’ access to data useful in pandemic-related decision-making. The data hub, released as a beta version, will be updated periodically as the situation changes and as feedback is received from users.
  • US Chamber of Commerce