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COVID-19 Resources

As resources and funding opportunities come in, StageSource is here to bring them to you!

  • Wash your hands often with soap and WARM water for at least 20 seconds. Especially after using the restroom, coughing, or sneezing, and before eating
    • Hand sanitizer can be used when soap is not readily available, but does NOT entirely replace the use of soap
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cleanse things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, using a tissue or your inner elbow, do NOT use your hands
  • STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE SICK and avoid close contact with others
    • Organizations, make plans for employees to be able to work remotely, and for artists to have stand-ins as needed
  • When possible, grant six feet of personal space between yourself and others

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#WeWillBeBack Community Check-Ins


New England area arts leaders join StageSource every Tuesday to discuss planning and strategies for navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the arts community. Watch the meetings below, or click the link below the video for notes.

#WeWillBeBack Community Check-In 3/31
Contracts and Scenario Planning with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Actor's Shakespeare Project, and Company One. 

#WeWillBeBack Community Check-In 4/7
Creating Art and Engaging Audiences during COVID-19 with Ramona Rose King of HowlRound Theatre Commons, Ellice Patterson of Abilities Dance, and Mike Carr and Josh Garneau of ImprovBoston.

#WeWillBeBack Community Check-In 4/14
Fundraising and Messaging with Cathi Ianno of SpeakEasy Stage company, Harold Steward of The Theater Offensive, Roxie Myhrym of Puppet Showplace Theatre, and Amy Gravell of The Gamm Theatre.

#WeWillBeBack Community Check-In 4/21
Board Engagement with SpeakEasy Stage Company, Huntington Theatre, Boston Dance Alliance, and WAM Theatre. 

#WeWillBeBack Community Check-In 4/28
Six week check-in with Kara Elliot-Ortega and Pascale Florestal of the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, Catherine Peterson of ArtsBoston, Peter DiMuro of The Dance Complex, Luke Blackadar of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Debra Cash of Boston Dance Alliance, and Margaret Felice of Boston Singers' Resource.

#WeWillBeBack Community Check-In 5/5
Reopening across the northeast with MASSCreative, the Alliance of Resident Theatres New York, New Jersey Theatre Alliance, and the Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. 

#WeWillBeBack Community Check-In 5/12
An update from the A.R.T.

#WeWillBeBack Community Check-In 5/19
Reopening theaters with ArtsEmerson and the Calderwood Pavilion. 

#WeWillBeBack Community Check-In 6/9
Reopening theaters with Central Square Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, and Gloucester Stage. 

#WeWillBeBack Community Check-In 6/16
Outdoor spaces with Chris Cook, Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space for the City of Boston. 

#WeWillBeBack Community Check-In 7/7
Creating virtual theatre with Igor Golyak of Arlekin Players and Hannah Pryfogle of Sparkhaven Theatre. 

#WeWillBeBack Community Check-In 7/21
Reopening with the Lyric, New Rep, and the Nora.

#WeWillBeBack Community Check-In 7/28
Advocacy and #CreateTheVote with MASSCreative.

#WeWillBeBack Community Check-In 8/11
Anti-Racism with Arts Connect International.

#WeWillBeBack Community Check-In 9/8
Introduction to StageSource's Anti-Racism Initiative.


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StageSource COVID-19 Impact Survey on Freelance Theatre Artists
The results of StageSource COVID-19 impact survey on the freelance/independent contractor community. The data we collected has and will be used to identify needed resources and advocate for our community with funders, the press, and the public. See our "quick take" above or here!


Massachusetts info on COVID-19
Updates from The Massachusetts Department of Public Health & federal CDC on safety measures, emergency orders, press releases, and more.

COVID-19 In Boston
An easy-to-digest website featuring everything from how to make a face covering, to testing, to how to safely isolate if you become sick at home. All you need to know, in one place. 

World Health Organization's FAQs on Coronavirus

CDC Print Resources on Coronavirus

Coronavirus Hotline - 617.724.7000
Mass General/Partners Healthcare have established a coronavirus hotline. Any patient or member of the public is encouraged to contact the call line with questions/concerns and for reliable, expert information. Call between 8am and 8pm.

Reopening Massachusetts                                                         “The Baker-Polito Administration’s comprehensive plan to safely reopen the Massachusetts economy, get people back to work, and ease social restrictions while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19.”

MASSCreative on Phase 3
On Friday, July 2, Governor Baker announced his plan for Phase 3 of the Massachusetts reopening plan. As most arts and cultural organizations will be reopening their spaces in Phases 3 and 4, MASSCreative is here to help make sense of the reopening plan and clearly communicate sector-specific guidance.



Webinar: Coronavirus Preparedness for Theatres
TCG's Webinar provides a holistic take on preparedness for theatres, including: a deeper understanding of the virus from an epidemiologist's perspective; general preparedness strategies; how to forecast budget shifts should productions be cancelled; how to navigate insurance; and how the theatre field might take collective action to weather this crisis.

Howlround: In the Age of COVID-19
An ongoing collection of essays and events that response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, including several webinars!

Panel: Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic
Watch Howlround Theatre Commons plus a group of artists, arts administrators, and others from around the US discuss how COVID-19 is impacting freelance artists from all disciplines and where artists can look for support in this complicated moment.

Dramatists Guild Resource Directory
The Dramatists Guild is providing a number of members-only resources to the entire community for free, including their new online Resource Directory and Resource Calendar, and have access to past issues of The Dramatist.

CreativeGround is expanding how they feature artists and art organizations on the site, Facebook, Twitter, and in CreativeGood communications. Update your profile today, then let them know at! 

All About Zoom Webinar
Zoom expert Raul Montes goes over all things Zoom, including features such as calendar integrations, recording, screen sharing, annotation, virtual backgrounds, and more!

How to Prevent "Zoombombing"
Reports of "Zoombombing," a reference to the popular video conferencing platform Zoom in which virtual meetings are disrupted by graphic or threatening messages or actions, often including those that contain hate speech or pornographic content, have quickly garnered attention across the country. The Anti-Defamation League reports on how to prevent "Zoombombing", and what to do if it happens to you.

Lessons in Online Theatremaking from New Paradise Laboratories' Whit MacLaughlin
An interview with Whit MacLaughlin on creating theatre online, and to speak about the intersection between digital technology and live performance and pedagogy. He offers insights, practicalities, and perspective for this time we find ourselves in. 

Praxis Sessions for Virtual Collaboration: Land Acknowledgements
Unsettling Dramaturgy launches Praxis Sessions for Virtual Collaboration. In this 4-part series they will address approaches to, and practices in online convening that centre unsettling, decolonization, indigenization, and disability justice in process design. The first session in this series centres on the practice of Land Acknowledgements in virtual, cross-geographic collaboration. 

Praxis Sessions for Virtual Collaboration: Cripping Practice
Unsettling Dramaturgy launches Praxis Sessions for Virtual Collaboration. In this 4-part series they will address approaches to, and practices in online convening that centre unsettling, decolonization, indigenization, and disability justice in process design. The second session in this series centers on Cripping Practice and Disability Justice in virtual, cross-geographic collaboration.

Praxis Sessions for Virtual Collaboration: Irreconcilable Spaces   Unsettling Dramaturgy launches Praxis Sessions for Virtual Collaboration. In this 4-part series they will address approaches to, and practices in online convening that centre unsettling, decolonization, indigenization, and disability justice in process design. The third session is on irreconcilable spaces in the context of virtual collaboration.

Coping with COVID: Livestreaming for Artists
An online workshop with Creative Capital to help artists better understand how to livestream their work to virtual audiences. 

Come Together: The Art of Gathering in a Time of Crisis (ASL & Captioned)
Bryan Joseph Lee, leader of The Public Theater's Public Forum in New York City, guides a conversation focused on how artists can cultivate virtual spaces with purpose, intention, and structure.

How to Produce a Livestreamed Event
After receiving many inquiries about how organizations and artists can adapt their cancelled in-person conferences, panel discussions, and talks to an online format during COVID-19, HowlRound created a producer's guide to livestreamed events. 

Engaging Art Audiences in a Time of Trauma
Tom O'Connor looks at the reopening of the arts through a background in social work, with a focus on trauma-informed care.

Experiments in Digital Storytelling                                            Experiments in Digital Storytelling is an initiative by CultureHub and La MaMa that explores the potential of emerging technologies to create dynamic and engaging live storytelling experiences.

Art As Medicine: Building Solidarity In and With Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Communities    
The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated racism and xenophobia towards Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. As our national leadership insists on directing the blame for the virus towards Asian countries, reports of hate crimes have soared. In the final #ArtistResource session, artist leaders share knowledge, history, and art as a means of building solidarity within AAPI communities, affirming AAPI artists, and holding space for the AAPI community.

Coronavirus Response: Building a future that reimagines systems for justice
Grantmakers in the Arts presented a conversation through Howlround TV. We will hear from funders and PSO leaders who are calling for and working toward a more liberated future of grantmaking. Together, we will explore what is necessary to re-imagine systems, power, and practice in response to this pandemic and the ongoing crisis of racial inequality.

Checklist of Resources and Tips for Reopening Your Massachusetts Workplace
Resources and tips for employers to consider as they navigate the steps required of all Massachusetts workplaces for reopening. 


Theatre Community Benevolent Fund
TCBF provides financial relief in a confidential, respectful manner to individual theater practitioners and non-profit theater organizations of Greater Boston and the surrounding areas, facing occurrences of a catastrophic nature and who have limited or no resources to handle such events.

Cambridge Artist Relief Fund
The Cambridge Artist Relief Fund will provide one-time relief to arts organizations and artists who live, work, create, and/or perform in Cambridge.

Unemployment Virtual Town Hall
In order to better meet the needs of customers whose employment has been affected by COVID-19, Mass DUA will be hosting daily town hall meetings where they will take constituents through a step by step process of achieving a successful unemployment claim and taking questions from claimants across the Commonwealth.

Tax Deadline Extension! 
Did you know that the federal tax payment deadline was extended to July 15th? Learn more here!

MassCreative's Guide to the CARES Act 
MassCreative breaks down some of the provisions within the CARES Act that artists, cultural workers, independent contractors, and both for-profit and non-profit businesses can access.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Q&A
The Department of Labor's question and answer page regarding the FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act).

MASSCreative COVID-19 Virtual Policy & Action Updates
Every Friday at 9:45a, MASSCreative hosts a 15-minute COVID-19 Virtual Policy & Action Update to help you make sense of what Congress and the MA Legislature are doing to strengthen the social and economic safety net during this public health emergency. This page includes recordings of every update from April 17th and a registration link for the next one!

Actors Fund Expands Insurance Education Campaign
With thousands of out-of-work theater professionals likely to become ineligible for their union insurance over the next six months as the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown continues, The Actors Fund is launching a campaign to enhance its health insurance counseling and enrollment support services.


Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
If artists have a COVID-19 related legal question, they can reach out to the VLA without needing to pay the VLA service fee! Reach out to them at

Contracts, Coronavirus, and Crises
Luke Blackadar (Director of Legal Services for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston) talks “Force Majeure” clauses, contracts, and other legal obligations re: COVID-19.

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The Boston Artist Relief Fund 
The Boston Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 and $1000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by COVID-19.

Boston Singers’ Relief Fund
Boston Singers’ Relief Fund is offering one-time grants to reimburse individual classical singers for some or all of the income they lost due to COVID-19 related cancellations.

Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
The Arts Administrators of Color set up an Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, which supports BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists & arts administrators impacted by COVID-19 through $200 microgrants. Apply for the fund here, and donate to the fund here!

Dramatists Guild Foundation - Emergency Grants
The Dramatists Guild Foundation provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness. Requests typically range between $500-$3000.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund
In light of the impact of COVID-19 on the artist community, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or cancelled performances and exhibitions. The Foundation will disburse one-time $1000 grants.

Pen America Writers' Emergency Fund
Pen America will distribute grants of $500-$1000 based on applications that demonstrate an inability to meet an acute financial need, especially one resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. To be eligible, playwrights must have had a full-length play performed in a theater of more than 250 seats by a professional theater company. See the     link for more details.

The Actors Fund
To help the community manage during this public health crisis, the Actors Fund has partnered with several industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to those who have immediate financial needs. Emergency financial assistance is available for people who are unable to pay their basic living expenses (food, housing, healthcare, etc.) over the next two months.

Musicians Foundation
The Musicians Foundation provides grants to U.S. musicians in any genre in a time of acute need due to personal, medical, dental, or family crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency situation.

The Boston Dance Alliance Relief Fund
The Boston Dance Alliance Relief Fund will disburse stipends of $200 to freelance dancers, choreographers/dancemakers, dance teachers, and teaching artists in any dance genre who have lost income due to cancelled or postponed paid rehearsals, performances, and teaching engagements to assist with immediate basic needs, available on a first-come first-serve basis until April 15 or until all donations are exhausted. 

Powerful Pathways Artist Emergency Relief Fund
Powerful Pathways and its Boston's Black and Brown Creatives program have created a temporary emergency relief fund for artists and creatives that are most at-risk and impacted by systemic oppression, further compounded by the effects of COVID-19. This includes but ay not be limited to the displaced, homeless, disabled, undocumented, chronically ill, uninsured, queer, Trans, People of Color (PoC), cash-poor cultural organizations, or non-traditional status collectives and groups.

Artist Relief Fund
Artist Relief will distribute $5000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19. 

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals who are unable to work because of COVID-19-related reasons but are not eligible for regular or extended unemployment benefits. 

CARES Act Unemployment for Independent Contractors and Gig Workers
The Arts & Business Council breaks down the CARES Act for independent contractors and gig workers. 

VLA Pandemic Unemployment Interview
In this video the VLA covers common questions about unemployment benefits for gig workers! "What if I have W2 and 1099 income?" "What if I earned income out of state?" "What if my *future* projects have been cancelled?" Attorneys Elizabeth and Jill return to give us more insights on the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program. 

TTO's COVID-19 Relief Fund for QTPOC Artists and Youth
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Theater Offensive has established a fund to provide temporary financial relief to QTPOC performing artists and youth in the Boston area affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A limited number of rapid grants of up to $200 will be made to qualifying applicants weekly through May 8, 2020 or until funds are exhausted.  

SBA Grants for Gig Workers
Under the CARES Act passed on March 27, 2020, independent contractors, gig workers, and freelancers affected by the coronavirus crisis are eligible to receive a government grant of $1,000. The application process involves filling out a simple SBA form requesting an Economic Injury Disaster Recovery Loan (EIDL), which provides for the advance even if the loan is not granted. Check out the link for more information and tips!



Boston Theatre Community Care Directory
The Boston Theatre Community Care Directory connects members of the community who have immediate needs and members of the community who have something to share.

Boston COVID-19 Community Care
A list of resources geared toward the Boston community as whole, including resources for everything from advocacy to food to healthcare.

ETHOS Community Cafe
Older adults can visit an ETHOS Community Cafe sit and receive a "grab and go" meal.

IMPACT Boston #ShelterInSafety
In this time when many of us are sheltering in place, our options for staying safe have changed, but they have no disappeared. There is a lot we can do to make ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities safer.  


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What Nonprofits Should Do Right Now
The Nonprofit Finance Fund’s article on immediate steps nonprofits can take in response to COVID-19.  

Audience Outlook Monitor
A future go-to source of information on research findings, scenario planning, and critical thinking about audiences and programming. The Audience Outlook Monitor is an international collaboration between top researchers, funders, service organizations, and cultural organizations who want to make informed decisions about how and when to re-start programming based on rigorous research data.  

Event Safety Reopening Guide
The Reopening Guide addresses health and sanitary issues that event and venue professionals need to consider in order to protect both patrons and workers. Since there is still insufficient testing, no contact tracing, and no vaccine against COVID-19, this guidance is particularly detailed. The first edition is tailored to be especially useful for event professionals reopening the smallest events with the fewest resources available to mitigate their risks, since in every municipal reopening plan these will be allowed to reopen first. 

Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation
Guidance from the CDC on how to safely reopen your building after a prolonged shutdown. 

What Makes an Office Building "Healthy"
Joseph G. Allen and John D. Macomber discuss what it means to have a "healthy" office building post-COVID for the Harvard Business Review. 

Crowds, Events, and Safety Measures in the Future                A conversation with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance and Dr. Stuart Weiss, director of Intelligent Crowd Solutions. You can also sign up for his newsletter, where he shares updates on current research, here. In addition, every Friday at noon Dr. Weiss offers a 15 minute live Zoom summarizing recent finding and answering questions he's received during the week.

Rebuilding A Better Theatre Industry Post-Pandemic
While this current pandemic is certainly not a gift, the forced pause on our time provides a rare and amazing opportunity to take stock, inventory priorities, and enact positive and lasting change.

MASSCreative COVID-19 Updates - Reopening MA: What It Means for the Creative Community                                                                   We know many are struggling to reimagine the future while also trying to figure out when to reopen, restart, and begin to recover. MASSCreative is here to help you make sense of the MA reopening plan and direct you to some easy, effective actions.


Federal Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance
The SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans to businesses, renters, and homeowners located in regions affected by declared disasters.

COVID-19 Response Fund
Hosted by the Boston Foundation, the COVID-19 Response Fund will award one-time operating grants on a rolling basis to non-profits whose operations in support of elders and other vulnerable populations have been stressed by the outbreak. 

Endowments in the Time of Coronavirus
During the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofits find themselves looking to remaining endowment funds to help supplement operating funds until things stabilize, but are appropriately nervous about violating state law by misusing endowments. Learn more about what extent nonprofits can activate their remaining endowments to keep themselves afloat here! 

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act: Summary of Major Provisions
Johnson O'Conner breaks down the CARES Act into a summary of major provisions, specifically regarding for-profit and non-profit organizations.

CARES Act and the Nonprofit Sector 
The Bridgespan Group breaks down all things CARES Act and the nonprofit sector in a super informative power point!

Mass Cultural Council COVID-19 Relief Effort for Organizations
Mass Cultural Council is providing a 3-pronged package of support for our cultural nonprofit sector to not only understand and access assistance offered through new Federal Acts, but to also deliver broad and high-touch capacity building services to help organizations in understanding their current financial challenges and crafting a strategy forward.

The CARES Act and Nonprofits
A summary of key provisions of the CARES Act that affect nonprofits.

CARES Act: How to Apply for Nonprofit Relief Funds
This resource will help nonprofit organizations understand how the CARES Act will apply to them and how to proceed with filing for assistance, including the latest information on eligibility criteria, timelines, and application information.

Charities, Businesses, and Self-Employed Individuals Eligible for Forgivable Loans Under the CARES Act
The CARES Act includes the Paycheck Protection Program, a new initiative that makes it easier for eligible organizations to obtain loans through the Small Business Administration (SBA) in order to keep operations running and retain employees.

Guidance on SBA Disaster Loans and CARES Act
The CARES Act legislation creates two Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs available to businesses to prevent devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, including: The Economic Injury Loans (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Loans (PPL). AAFCPA breaks down the process to obtain a loan and other helpful info. 

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist
A checklist of all things CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program — from are you eligible to will your loan be forgiven. 

Paycheck Protection Program Participating Lenders
A list of lenders participating in the Paycheck Protection Program, organized by state. (MA starts on page 227, RI on 439, NH on 339, VT on 525, ME on 248, and CT on 76). 

SBA Paycheck Protection Program for Artists, Independent Contractors, and Business Owners
The Arts & Business Council breaks down the PPP — new updates as of 5/5!

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Webinar     The long-awaited Treasury guidelines and application form on loan forgiveness of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have finally been released. With thousands of arts groups and self-employed artists having successfully received billions of dollars in PPP loans, the goal now is to get these loans forgiven. View the recording here!

Reopen Boston Fund                                                                  The Reopen Boston Fund will help small businesses put in place the necessary public health guidance requirements needed to reopen in the coming months. This fund is intended to support businesses with a majority of employees working in close proximity to their clients and each other. Please note: They will not consider professional service businesses, including those that are able to work from home or any online businesses, for their grants.

Arts and Culture COVID-19 Fund
A $1 million fund designed to support non-profit arts organizations in Boston that have been impacted by COVID-19. The fund will support cultural nonprofits that have had to drastically reduce and change their programs as a result of COVID-19. Funds will help small and mid-sized arts and culture nonprofits adapt their programs, spaces, and operating models. Grants will be determined by budget size. The deadline to apply is July 21, 2020 at 5p.


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Accessible Teaching in the Time of COVID-19
As universities declare class cancelations and mandate a shift to online teaching, instructors have the opportunity to design online course materials to be as accessible as possible.

Resources for Moving Movement-Based Pedagogy Online
While liveness is often an integral part of performance-based curricula, here is a list of resources for moving teaching into the digital sphere.

Teaching Theatre Online
A Google Doc with references, ideas, and more regarding a shift in pedagogy for online teaching amidst the COVID-19 Outbreak.

COVID-19 Resources For Teaching Artists
The Teaching Artist Guild has compiled a list of resources for teaching artists, including multiple webinars, podcasts, grants, distance learning activities and technology, and self-care/mental health tips.

FREE Lightwright 6 For Students
If you’re a current student who doesn’t have access to your school’s computers or Lightwright license, you can now access the software with an emergency Lightwright license through June 1st!

CYD Toolkit Series
If The National Guild for Community Arts Education and Creative Youth Development National Partnership's FREE CYD Toolkit Series is a virtual learning series featuring dynamic online conversations with you, experts, funders, and practitioners to explore new paths forward for supporting you through creative youth development practice.

National Guild For Community Arts Education Online Conversations & Workshops
Virtual conversation series, digital resources, and social platforms to support arts education providers in their response to the health crisis. Series include "Human-Centered Approaches in a Time of Crisis" (including a youth-only/under-24 event on 4/9), "Transitioning Arts Programming for Shelter in Place Audiences", and "Community Conversations". Some series require pre-registration, but all are free!

WGBH Distance Learning Center
As schools and students, families and educators adapt to the current health crisis, WGBH — in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementaryy and Secondary Education and WGBY/New England Public Media — is supporting them by gathering some of our free, trusted digital resource from PBS LearningMedia and their award-winning educational preschool programming.

Huntington @ Homeschool
Created by the Huntington Theatre Company's Education Department, @ HomeSchool is a collection of FREE online classes led by Huntington staff and artisans. Classes cover everything from Shakespeare, acting, directing, lighting design, color theory, and more! 

Map of Meal Sites for Children and Youth
The City of Boston, in partnership with Project Bread, YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston Centers for Youth and Families, and other community organizations, will provide free meals to all youth and teens at various locations and times across the City. 

BAGLY's Virtual Community Center
BAGLY (Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth) has moved all of its programs and meetings to Zoom! Check out their virtual programming

Design Education Resources and Considerations for Dealing With COVID-19
AIGA compiled a list of resources and advice geared toward art educators.

Online Art & Design Studio Instruction in the Age of "Social Distancing"
An online resource/discussion page for faculty of studio-based art and design instruction to share strategies, pedagogy, and support for instruction in the age of social distancing. 

Accessible Teaching in the Time of COVID-19
Aimi Hamraie discusses accessibility and remote teaching. 

TTO's COVID-19 Relief Fund for QTPOC Artists and Youth
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Theater Offensive has established a fund to provide temporary financial relief to QTPOC performing artists and youth in the Boston area affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A limited number of rapid grants of up to $200 will be made to qualifying applicants weekly through May 8, 2020 or until funds are exhausted.  

The Kennedy Center's Education Resources
An aggregated list of resources and articles on remote teaching, arts education, and more!

Apollinaire Play Lab FREE Classes
Free virtual theatre, art, and ballet classes over Zoom. Classes include: Ballet, Bilingual Theatre, Acting and Games, and Art. Classes run through June 19th.

Healthy Relationships, Consent & Self-Defense for Teens
As we enter the fourth month of this pandemic, IMPACT is committed to giving young people the skills to navigate relationships, communicate their boundaries and protect themselves. We are offering two 6-session virtual classes for teen girls and LGBTQ+/nonbinary teens that teach critical safety skills and provide the space for important conversations about consent and relationships. The class is offered on a sliding scale, and we also have scholarships available. Click on the link for more information!


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Contact Your Legislators
As Congress and the Administration consider new forms of federal assistance that may be targeted or widespread, artists and performing arts groups can join with others in the arts and nonprofit sector to speak up and ensure that relief will meet all community needs.

Petitions to Help The Working Class During COVID-19
Boston Hassle compiled a list of petitions to hep the working class during the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as mutual aide resources.

Reach Out To Your Legislators
Mass Creative encourages us to send unique messages to legislators regarding the impact of COVID-19 to the creative community. Talking points provided!

IATSE — Letters to Congress
Help our friends at IATSE fight for a special Emergency Coronavirus Economic Support Benefit geared to include entertainment workers who otherwise wouldn’t qualify.

Email Your Member of Congress TODAY
American for the Arts asks us to request your members of Congress to ensure that Congress will include $4 billion to be distributed about the National Endowment for the Arts to help offset the losses of the nonprofit arts industry.

Create the Vote 2020 
MASSCreative knows that many in the creative community are struggling to reimagine the future while also trying to figure out when to reopen, restart, and begin to recover. We’ve reached a moment where going back to normal is not enough, so they’ve decided to launch Create the Vote 2020 to increase civic engagement and voter participation. While voting alone isn’t going to change the system (keep in mind that many individuals — from those who are undocumented to those who are or were incarcerated — are not allowed to vote), it’s one way to have your voice heard.

Tell the Senate to Extend Pandemic Unemployment Compensation
Theatres across the country remain closed, and some have already announced that they won't reopen before 2021. The House has already passed the HEROES Act, which includes a renewal for PUC. We need Actors’ Equity members and supporters to contact their Senators and tell them to extend Pandemic Unemployment Compensation through the end of the year. Send a letter to your Senators today and urge them to act now!

Tell Congress: Protect Theater Professionals Who Have Lost Their Healthcare
For Equity members qualifying for insurance is tied to how many weeks out of the year an actor or stage manager works. With those weeks totally disrupted, tens of thousands of theatre artists stand to lose access to health care. The Worker Health Coverage Protection Act is a key step to ensuring that these artists can still get access to health insurance. This bill provides coverage for the full cost of the often-expensive COBRA premiums for workers who normally receive coverage through their job, but have lost work. With your help, we can let Congress know that passing this Act is important, that it helps bridge the gap for artists out of work through no fault of their own, and will help the entire economy when it is safe to go back to work.

Approve Emergency Supplemental Funding for the Arts
Funding the arts is not only central for American values and culture; it is a crucial part of our financial ecosystem. Congress has the ability to get artists back to work as soon as it's safe. By providing $4 billion in funding support for organizations in the arts and entertainment industries, through the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Congress can secure our futures as artists. Take two minutes to send your members of Congress an email in support of this legislation!


ORG SURVEY: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on The Arts and Cultural Sector
Take the American for the Arts economic impact survey, designed to collect information about the financial and human impacts that COVID-19 has had on arts and cultural organizations.

ARTIST SURVEY: The COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers
Take the American for the Arts economic impact survey, designed to collect information about the financial and human impacts that COVID-19 has had on artists and creative workers. 

StageSource Organization Member Survey
StageSource is gathering information about the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on our member organizations, in order to provide context and help guide us in developing programs to help our members through this challenging time.

ORG SURVEY: BroadwayWorld Regional Survey
BroadwayWorld is issuing a survey of theatres across the country in hopes of sharing the data about how other theatres are coping with COVID-19 related closures.   

ORG SURVEY: Ongoing Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Massachusetts Nonprofits
The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) and Philanthropy Massachusetts want to hear from nonprofits about the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture Survey for Creative Workers & Artists
This survey is designed in partnership with MASSCreative to gather information about creative workers and artists in Massachusetts to help advocate for freelancers, gig workers, and the self-employed in our cultural communities andn to ensure that artists and creative workers are getting the support they need.    

Return to the Stage Workforce Survey
RETURN TO THE STAGE is a longitudinal study of performing arts workers in the United States, designed to understand COVID-19 related impacts and to begin documenting a broad future vision for the field. It is a collaborative, grassroots effort led by Meg Friedman and David McGraw. Anyone who has worked or volunteered in the Performing Arts in the United States in the past 12 months is eligible to participate in this study. All participants should be at least 18 years old. The initial survey and each subsequent edition (January 2021 and July 2021) should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

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New England Foundation for the Arts 
NEFA has been monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and has assembled resources to make sure people in     our community know where to seek reliable public health information as well as special considerations related to the arts and culture sector.

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
An aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options specifically designed to serve freelance artists of all disciplines, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community.

Mass Cultural Council COVID-19 Resources
The Mass Cultural Council has pulled together information and resources to help cultural organizations in their planning and consideration amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

Philanthropy MA Disaster and Emergency Relief Resources
Philanthropy Massachusetts has compiled a list of COVID-19 related resources, updated weekly. 

Resources for MA LGBTQIA+ Youth During COVID-19
The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth compiled a list of resources based on submissions from partner organizations and the community, covering everything from financial relief to health to food and housing to activities.

Arts & Business Council COVID-19 Resources
The Arts & Business Council has created a page of resources to help artists, creative entrepreneurs, and nonprofits navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Art Is Alive Resources & Information
An aggregated list of resources from Art Is Alive.

COVID-19 Resources for the Artist Organization Field
An open-sourced list of resources for arts organizers. 

Billboard's State-by-State Resource Guide
To help music professionals and their loved ones navigate the crisis, Billboard has compiled a list of resources at both the national and state levels, including more than four dozen relief funds. 

Artwork Archive COVID-19 Resources For Artists
Artwork Archive continues to gather and create resources in response to this global pandemic. 

UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service Resource List
UMass Amherst's Arts Extension Service created a list of resources for artists, art managers, and arts instructors. 

Resources for the Arts During Coronavirus
An aggregated list of resources for artists and arts organizations in New England. 


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