Vermont Arts Council

COVID-19: Resources for Artists

Artists Martha Hull and Jake Rifken with their art at Burlington's South End Art Hop in 2020. Photo: Luke Awtry

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant (while financial losses due to COVID-19 are not eligible, one-time assistance for a specific emergency, including fire, flood, or emergency medical need, are eligible for funding)

This crowdsourced freelance artists’ COVID-19 resource directory. Original resources and inspiration provided by Nicole Brewer, Ann Marie Lonsdale, Quanice Floyd, Tiffany Wilhelm, Brian Herrera, Hannah Fenlon, & Clementine Bordeaux

PEN America’s U.S. Writers Aid Initiative, part of the PEN America Writers Emergency Fund, offers grants for writers in the United States facing acute financial need following an emergency situation.

Author’s League Fund offers interest-free loans of between $2,000 and $3,000 to writers with severe medical/health-related problems and other serious misfortunes.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has gathered financial assistance resources for homeowners and renters during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Please visit our Artists Knowledge Center page for more emergency funding sources for artists.

Impact Surveys

COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers (Americans from the Arts). All types of creative workers are encouraged to participate: practicing artists, culture bearers, educators and teaching artists, creative entrepreneurs, and hobby artists. The survey aims to gauge what is happening to the creative economy and address what is needed to provide relief and spur recovery.

Vermont Resources

Vermont Department of Health and Covid-19

The Vermont Arts & Culture Disaster and Resilience Network (VACDaRN)

Vermont Arts Council Resources

Resources for Organizations
Funding, guidance, webinars, and more information specific to arts and cultural organizations.

Creative Sector Response and Recovery
Resources and statewide events organized by the Vermont Creative Network to help the creative sector’s economic recovery.

Changes and additions to our grant and program schedules, including new relief funds.

Donate to support relief efforts for Vermont artists and organizations impacted by the pandemic.

Other Resources

New England Foundation for the Arts COVID-19 resources

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies coronavirus resources

Americans for the Arts’ Coronavirus Resource and Response Center

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies’ Arts and Economic Recovery report

Resources for Going Remote

“3 Smart (and Easy!) Ways to Improve Your ‘On Camera From Home’ Presence” from Burlington’s Convey Communications

“Resources to Help Ensure Accessibility of Your Virtual Events for People with Disabilities” from the National Endowment for the Humanities

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admin-place March 23, 2020