Are you affected by the loss of income from the shut-down caused by the COVID-19 pandemic?  The following is a list of some resources that may help you in this troubling time.  Thank you to those non-profit leaders who have compiled much of this information that I am sharing with you.

Governmental Resources

Other Resources for support and Information from and for the Non-profit Sector:

Resources for Artists who are affected:

Especially for Indigenous Artists:

Resources compiled by the New York Foundation for the Arts.  This is a comprehensive list that is nationwide and also segments support by discipline:

https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Emergency%20Grants

Resources specific to New York City

A number of Organizations and Agencies are compiling information on how the COVID-19 Pandemic is affecting individuals and non-profits.  Let them know how you are affected:

1. Americans for the Arts, Survey for Individual Artists: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5532991/6539d78e3593
 2. Americans for the Arts, Survey for Organizations: https://surveys.americansforthearts.org/s3/CoronavirusImpactSurvey
3.  New York State Council on the Arts: https://www.nysca.org

Resources specific to Folk Arts/Folklorists: compiled by the American Folklore Society at www.afsnet.org/page/COVID-19:

Vermont Folklife Center’s Virtual Story Circles: Includes more information on virtual story circles and a reservation form to participate in Virtual Story Circles (if you are from or in Vermont), and as well as a guide on how to host your own virtual story circles:
https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/virtual-story-circles

Virginia Folklife Program’s TRAIN: Teachers of Remote Arts Instruction Network: Online resources for teaching traditional arts online developed by the Virginia Folklife Program:
virginiafolklife.org/train

Learning Locally: Creative Responses Across the Nation in a Time of COVID-19: Local Learning is aggregating resources (folk arts organizations and materials) that “make local learning visible and preserving a wide-ranging array of folk artistry,” presented in a regional map:
https://www.locallearningnetwork.org/education-resources/learning-locally/regional-responses-to-learning-locally/

Alliance for California Traditional Arts’ Shelter Together: A live video series that will feature performances by traditional artists from California every Wednesday and Friday at noon:
https://www.afsnet.org/news/497000/Shelter-Together-Streams-Live-Traditional-Artists-during-Quarantine.htm

Vermont Folklife Center’s Listening in Place Project: Listening in Place is a new initiative that will result in the creation of a crowd-sourced sound archive to document the daily experiences during the pandemic and a series of online Virtual Story Circles for Vermonters:
https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/listening

American Folklife Center’s Field Surveys (1977–1998): a story map exploring the AFC’s online collections of materials from the large-scale field surveys that AFC facilitated between 1977 and 1998: