COVID-19 Response

We are seeing the very real and complex impact that the coronavirus outbreak is having on our communities, as well as the risks that many of our organizations are now facing. Because of this, the Guild is urgently ramping up our efforts to support arts education providers in their response to the health crisis. We are inspired by the immediate ways we've seen our community help one another, and we're striving to amplify those efforts and create ways for our field to connect. Click here to read a letter from our staff.

You can find the virtual conversation series, digital resources, and social platforms that we're using to do this below:

Membership is "pay what you can"

One way we’re responding: we are ensuring everyone has access to our member benefits by adopting a "pay what you can" model for the time being. Learn more here:



Online conversations and workshops

SERIES: Community Conversations: How are you and how is your organization and community doing?

Community Conversations are designed to be virtual “water cooler” chitchats, an open-ended dialogue for constructive sharing and co-learning. Each Community Conversation will be lightly facilitated by a Guild staff member and is intended to inform future programming topics hosted by the Guild in more structured learning formats.



Past / Completed Series:

Human-Centered Approaches in a Time of Crisis

Transitioning Arts Programming for Shelter in Place Audiences


Access webinar recordings and notes

Recordings of our virtual conversations from all three series are uploaded to our Resource Center.


Throughout these online series, Guild staff are taking notes of the most salient findings and resources shared in each engagement and sharing them in the Slack group Arts Ed Forum on COVID-19, as they are ready.


Connect virtually with peers from across the country

Join the forums linked below to engage in ongoing conversation and problem solving around community arts education within the pandemic.