Headlands Center for the Arts

COVID-19 Resources

Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
A list specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. 

ODC Dancers’ Virtual Emotional Support Group
ODC is hosting a free, monthly emotional support group run by mental health professionals specifically designed to aid dancers’ emotional and mental well-being.

Dramatists Guild Foundation COVID-19 Relief
This fund is designed to directly support writers and composers, whether or not they’re a member of the guild.

Financial support for artists who live in the Bay Area, who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, who are POC, Women, or identify as LGBTQIA+.

COVID-19 Resources for the Artist Organization Field, from Common Field
This is an open, crowd-sourced document compiling resources, ideas, thinking, and information for arts organizers.

List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak, from Creative Capital
A list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists and arts professionals.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource and Response Center, from Americans for the Arts
A page compiling news and resources for the arts and culture field, as well as a survey collecting data about the economic impact of the coronavirus in the arts.

2020 COVID-19 Resources, from Creative Sonoma
This continually updated page lists COVID-19 preparedness and response resources for creatives (individuals and organizations), including some resources specific to California, followed by general preparedness resources. 

Emergency Funding Resources, from Women Arts
A page compiling links to various Emergency Funds and Grants.

Emergency Funds for Freelancers, Creatives Losing Income During Coronavirus, from KQED
An article compiling emergency funds through which artists may apply for funding, and to which others can donate if they are in a position to do so.

Emergency Funds and Other Resources, compiled by Creative Exchange
Artist Emergency Relief Fund is organized by Springboard for the Arts—Artists may apply for emergency funding, and others may donate to the fund. Also compiles other resources, including consultants, grants, and emergency funds for non-arts sectors.

COVID-19 Resource Toolkit for Artists and our Extended Communities, from the Vera List Center for Art and Politics
A list compiling virtual gatherings, emergency funds, community care resources, teaching tools, and more.

Artist Relief Fund
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.

Community Resources

Dancing Alone Together
Live-streamed dance-based classes, dance-making prompts and communities, and streamed performances.

The COVID-19 Fund of MCF
Marin Community Foundation crowd-sourced fund dedicated to directing financial support to those that need it most in the community.

We will continue to add resources to this list and share them as we learn about them. Follow us, @HeadlandsArts, on Instagram and Twitter for ongoing updates.

Photo: Tom Ide