Resources for NYS Arts and Cultural Organizations re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) continues to monitor developments regarding the novel coronavirus that causes a disease called COVID-19.  New Yorkers can access specific information about the virus on the Department of Health's website: 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:

NYSCA will also repost resources and links provided by the arts and cultural sector from time to time on this blog.  If you have a proposed resource, please email [email protected]



Emergency Funding

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts: Rauschenberg Emergency Grants

New York Community Trust: NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund

Arts Administrators of Color Network: Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

Indie Theater Fund: Rapid Relief Grants

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation: Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant

Foundation for Contemporary Arts: COVID-19 Relief Fund

Dance/NYC: Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund

New Music USA: New Music Solidarity Fund

Gotham Early Music Scene/Early Music America: GEMS/EMA Relief Fund: Supporting Early Musicians in Need

Format: The Photographer Fund

Soze Foundation: Artist + Activist Relief Fund

Max’s Kansas City Project: Emergency Grants


Theatre Communications Group. March 6, 2020 Webinar: Coronavirus Preparedness for Theatres

National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response: News and Updates

Business and Legal Support

Lawyers Alliance: Coronavirus Information

NYC Small Business Services: Assistance & Guidance for Businesses Impacted Due to Novel Coronavirus

U.S. Small Business Association: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Individual Artist Resources

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists: COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

CultureAID: Resources

TrickleUP: NYC Artists Network

Webinars and Roundtables

Americans for the Arts: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource and Response Center, includes webinar Arts and Culture Sector and the Coronavirus: What We Know and How to Move Forward 

Film Festival Alliance: Virtual Roundtables


HowlRound: Ways of Gathering in the Age of COVID-19: A Guide to Livestreaming

Discipline-Specific Resources

American Alliance of Museums: COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources & Information for the Museum Field

League of American Orchestras: Coronavirus Resources Page

Arts Education Partnership: COVID-19 Resources

National Alliance for Musical Theatre: COVID-19 Resources

A.R.T./New York: Resources for Responding to COVID-19

Stress Management

Educational Alliance: Guide to Stress Management and Preventing Cabin Fever

Impact Surveys

FABnyc: Tracking the Impact of COVID-19 on Arts & Cultural Organizations

NALAC Field Survey: Responding to COVID-19