Note: This post was created as an initial response to the COVID-19 crisis, and is no longer being updated.
March 5, 2020
During this time when information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly emerging and changing, the National Guild would like to echo the calls from our community to take good care of ourselves and each other, and reject xenophobia and racism.
Here is a compilation of resources that we've come across that organizations might find helpful.
- Arts Ready is compiling information on their homepage (https://www.artsready.org/) on topics that include preparing for a potential temporary closure, preparing your facility, supporting staff and volunteers, communicating with audiences and stakeholders, and more.
- NYC Arts in Education Roundtable hosted a Zoom meeting on March 10th to create a digital space for arts administrators to share strategies to overcome challenges associated with the coronavirus in order to best support our programs, organizations, and teaching artists. You can watch the recording and view the transcript here.
- COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources is an aggregated list of free resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines. Check out the website here and also watch a recent webinar that covers many of the same resources.
Wishing safety and health to all,
The National Guild Staff
Published: March 05, 2020