COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Organizations:
Orange County Arts Council will repost resources and links provided by the arts and cultural sector from time to time on this list. If you have a proposed resource, please share with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Yorkers can access specific information about the virus on the Department of Health’s website: www.health.ny.gov/coronavirus or by phone at (888) 364 3065. You can also find specific information and updates about the virus on the website and social media platforms of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/COVID19.
Virtual satellite office consultations appointments are available every Friday from 1:00-5:00 pm for Orange County residents.
Time slots for consultations must be reserved in advance.
- Americans for the Arts
- NYSCA – COVID 19
- Kickstarter Artist’s Resources
- NYFA Grants
- Facebook Grants
- Creative Capital:
- NEA: COVID-19 Resources for arts and organizations
- American Alliance of Museums:
- Eventbrite Resources for Event Organizers
- US Treasury – Assistance for Small Businesses
- Small Business Administration CARES Act Options
OCAC Staff favorites:
AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY – To be eligible for this program, an artist must demonstrate need and a professional relationship to documentary filmmaking. For the purposes of this application, “professional” is defined as one or more of the following roles: 1) Director or 2) Producer. This COVID-19 Artist Emergency Fund will provide rapid response grants up to $500 to assist artists with basic needs including food, immediate health needs and insurance premiums. Applications are now open and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the fund is expired.
FCA Emergency Grants – The Foundation will disburse one-time $1,500 grants. FCA will continue to focus its support on artists making work of a contemporary, experimental nature. If you are unsure about whether your work is experimental, you can see other artists we have supported on their Instagram and website. Relief will be provided to artists who can demonstrate that they have had an engagement canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bret Adams & Paul Reisch Foundation COVID-19 response grants –You are eligible to enter the lottery for a grant of $2500 from the Bret Adams & Paul Reisch Foundation if you are: 1) A playwright, composer, lyricist, or librettist 2) Have had a full professional production (defined for these purposes as a LORT, Off-Broadway, or Broadway full production, not a reading or workshop) of which you are a writer that was cancelled, closed, or indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 closures.
The Haven Foundation – This assistance is for A freelance qualified person Experiencing a specific career-threatening emergency. The deadline is July 17th, 2020.
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants – These grants have enabled artists to create new work, purchase needed materials and pay for studio rent, as well as their personal and medical expenses. Past recipients of Pollock-Krasner grants acknowledge their critical impact in allowing concentrated time for studio work, and in preparing for exhibitions and other professional opportunities such as accepting a residency.
Resources to Engage in Arts from Home:
Open Learn: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts – Free classes for arts and history, plus other subjects
https://www.artsy.net/ – Website with all things fine art
Lunch doodles with Mo Williams: https://www.kennedy-center.org/mowillems
Kaela performs Kabalevsky Concerto 2nd Movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4yBv7EeaGE&feature=youtu.be
Open Culture – 1150 Free Movies plus other things: http://www.openculture.com/freemoviesonline?fbclid=IwAR22EK1-dRA0Y-SkE5g8qxOoTu8WMn96t1S80Y6oCOjC5y3_x9nacOQNsDM
List of streaming concerts
Metropolitan Opera: https://www.metopera.org/
From Munich: Bayerisches Staatsoper: https://www.staatsoper.de/en/staatsopertv.html
Alvin Ailey posts a variety of offerings on its website: https://www.alvinailey.org/performances-tickets/ailey-all-access
From Munich: Bayerisches Staatsballett: https://www.staatsoper.de/en/staatsballett.html
Download Free Books: https://www.gutenberg.org/
NYPL: To gain access, NYPL’s free e-reader app, SimplyE, can be downloaded for iPhone or Android.There is a limit of three books that you can borrow because there has been a surge in the app’s usage now that we’re all at home, according to the library.
Publisher’s Weekly digital for free: https://www.digitalpw.com/digitalpw/library – MUST CUT AND PASTE
Silent 1925 Ben Hur: https://archive.org/search.php?query=1925%20ben%20hur%20film
1927 restored version of Metropolis: https://archive.org/details/Metropolis1927EnglishVersion
The General 1926: https://archive.org/details/TheGeneral1926
City Lights 1931: https://archive.org/details/charlie.chaplin.city.lights1931brrip
The Thief of Bagdad 1924: https://archive.org/details/TheThiefOfBagdad1924/TOB1924-512.mp4
What’s streaming in British theatre: https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/stage-shows-musicals-opera-free-stream-online_51198.html