Resources for Artists

Newly added resources will be listed at the top of their category. Last updated on 6/10/2020 at 2:45 PM.

South Florida Theatre League Survey for Individual Artists

Please fill out our survey on for individual artists on the impact of COVID-19. We know you’re filling out a lot of surveys these days, but this information helps us get a better look at how this event is impacting our theatre community across county lines.

Lists of Multiple Resources

Florida Professional Theatres Association Coronavirus Resources

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources (Recently Overhauled!) — a comprehensive list of resources for individual artists, including a video and transcript of a webinar on this topic hosted by HowlRound. Resources include funding, how to teach online, etc.

Dramatists Guild COVID-19 Resources Page — This is aimed at playwrights, particularly Dramatists Guild members, with resources on handling livestreaming royalties and handling show cancellations as a playwright.

The Fountainhead List of Artist Resources — includes some Miami specific ones

Arts and Business Council of Miami’s COVID-19 Resource Page

North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents List of Resources

Americans for the Arts Resources Page — includes funding options, preparedness advice, and other links

Creative Capital’s List of Arts Resources — includes funding options, preparedness advice, and how to hold virtual events resources

Funding Resources

These are some options for funding, as many artists will be hurting from lost income.

Miami-Dade Artist Support — for artists in Miami-Dade County only, from the Department of Cultural Affairs

Engage@GableStage — a project based grant to create digital performances for GableStage

Pet Project Grant — open to all playwrights

III Points Miami Artist Initiative — Small grants for Miami-Dade County based artists of all disciplines

Hillary Teachout Memorial Fund

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures has launched Actos de Confianza to support Latinx artists and culture workers.

Artist Relief — A Major Fund ($10M) created by multiple national grant makers for artists

Emergency Grants for Female Artists Over 40 from Anonymous was a Woman.

Cultured Magazine has a list of multiple funding opportunities.

GrantSpace has a page listing multiple emergency grants for artists and small businesses.

Artist Relief Project

Independent Sector has a Guide for Navigating CARES Act Funding for Individuals.

 ArtServe’s Relief Fund will give $500 grants to artists in Broward County who make under $50K a year. The application will open when their fund reaches $10,000.

Creative Sonoma has a list of multiple funding opportunities.

Women Arts has a list of multiple emergency funding opportunities for artists.

3Arts (based out of Chicago) has a long list of funding opportunities.

CERF+ The Artist’s Safety Net COVID-19 Response Fund

Artists Relief Tree

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

Artist + Activist Relief Fund — Created by the Soze Foundation, offering $250 grants to artists and activists

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants — These grants are for unexpected medical emergencies, not to replace lost income.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund — for both visual and performing artists doing experimental work

EqualSound Corona Relief Fund — Open to musicians who have lost work

MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund — Open to musicians who have lost work

Emergency Funds for Freelance Artists — A page listing multiple emergency funds for artists

Florida Unemployment — If you have lost a gig due to the coronavirus, you are eligible for unemployment.

Actors Fund Eligibility Page — Despite the name of the organization, the Actors’ Fund supports artists and backstage workers of all disciplines.

Dramatists Guild Fund — The Dramatists Guild Fund offers emergency grants to playwrights, lyricists, and composers.

Upcoming Webinars for Individual Artists

South Florida Creatives Emergency Response Program Webinars

Creative Capital is offering multiple online workshops for individual artists
, including coping with COVID-19 workshops around time management and financial implications.

Previous Webinars for Individual Artists

It Was Always Possible: Centering the Leaders Who Were Here All Along— Led by the folks who put together the COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources. Happened on 4/7/20. “What can we learn from folks who have been developing strategies for combating isolation and cultivating online, digital, and transmedia practices all along? How can we follow the lead of those who have been advocating for a shift in the way our cultural sector values artists?”

Come Together: The Art of Gathering in a Time of Crisis— Led by the folks who put together the COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources.

Other Resources

A PDF Guide to how to apply for Florida Unemployment

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is offering free resume reviews and job interview coaching sessions.

Dance Magazine has A Freelancer’s Guide to Unemployment Benefits.

COVID-19 Resources for Teaching Artists — a multidisciplinary resouce

Government COVID-19 Relief Flowchart— A PDF created by theatrical unions to show you can access unemployment as a 1099 worker

Teaching Theatre Online — A Facebook Group of professional theatre teachers sharing tips, tricks, and resources on how to teach theatre online as many schools move to remote instruction.

Teaching Theatre Online — A document created by Dr. Daphnie Sicre of Loyola Marymount University addressing shifting theatre courses online

Resources for Artists to help their craft during this time of social distancing

10 Things Student Actors Can Do During COVID-19 School Closures— The article title says student actors, but they’re good ideas for all actors and many can be useful for all artists.

Playwright Young Jean Lee will be teaching an online playwriting workshop for free on Sunday March 22, 2020.