COVID-19: RESOURCES – Individual Artists
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves we want you to know that the Idaho Commission on the Arts is coordinating with government officials and closely monitoring the effect on our arts community. Many of you are up against uncharted challenges, facing interruptions in business and operations, and making difficult decisions about event and program postponements and cancellations.
We realize that many of you might be concerned about current or pending grant funding from the Idaho Commission on the Arts. Please feel at ease on that point—we are here to help and will be as flexible as possible with changes in the schedule and scope of grant-funded projects and programs.
The safety and well-being of our constituents and staff, and our ability to ensure the continuity of our services to you, are our top priorities. So, regardless of whether our staff are in the office or working remotely, we are available and will respond to your questions and concerns. Please don’t hesitate to reach out via email or phone.
- Creative Capital is continually updating its list of resources for artists including emergency grants and guides for web-conferencing and live-streaming events.
- Coping with COVID, a series of free online workshops, designed to help artists mitigate the effects of the pandemic and economic situation. Workshops include: Livestreaming for Artists, Financial Implications for Creative Individuals, Time Management During Challenging Times, and Centering Wellness and Self-Care for Creatives.
- Negotiating the Unexpected, Tips for negotiating contracts and obligations, staying in touch with colleagues and community, ways to keep your business afloat, and even opportunities that may be available as a result of the COVID19 crisis.
- Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic For US-Based Freelance Artists and Cultural Workers in all Disciplines
- Freelance Artists Resources offers an ever-growing, crowdsourced list of resources for freelance artists, including emergency funding opportunities, mental health resources, and online meeting platforms.
- Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic, Panel discussion For US-Based Freelance Artists and Cultural Workers in all Disciplines
- Originally created by Dr. Daphnie Sicre of Loyola University, “Teaching Theatre Online: A Shift in Pedagogy Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak” provides practical advice and resources to help theatre and/or dance teaching artists to move their classes online.
- CERF+,which provides education programs, advocacy, network building, and emergency relief for artists,
- Coronavirus: Protect Yourself and Your Career
- How Dancers and Dance Organizations [and other performing arts] Can Prepare for the Financial Fallout of COVID-19. This interview with Jan Newcomb, executive director of NCAPER (the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response), addresses things artists and organizations can be doing today to mitigate your situation and become more informed.