COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Freelancers

As we collectively navigate the disruption that COVID-19 has caused in our lives, here are some resources to assist artists and other creative freelancers during this strange and uncertain time. Special thanks to the Sheridan Neighborhood Association for the list compilation. Keep your heads up, everyone. We’re all in this together.   – NEMAA

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists
An aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.

Springboard for the Arts Personal Emergency Relief Fund
Artists can request up to $500 to compensate for cancelled work that was scheduled and lost. At this time the fund is not available to compensate for future gigs or potential loss of business.

Freelancers & Community Resources 2020
Resources centered for artists and those impacted by gigs being canceled/postponed.

Food Support and Meals for Kids
–  MN Food Helpline
–  Find your local Food Shelf
–  Minneapolis Public Schools offering free lunch pickup for kids

Mutual Aid Funds
–  Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Solidarity Fund for Organizers
–  Twin Cities Queer and Trans Mutual Aid
–  MN Financial Solidarity
–  Entertainment Industry Relief Fund

–  Coronavirus Resource Kit
–  COVID-19 Resource Guide
–  Emergency Plan Template
–  Unemployment Benefits during COVID-19

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