DCASE shares list of support resources for the arts


Due to the enormous economic impact the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is having an on our local arts community, the City of Chicago is aggressively exploring financial supports for this sector.

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) shares a partial list of the many local and national efforts to support our artists and arts organizations.

Following is a partial list of Arts Community Resources – including a number of arts service organizations providing frequently updated news and resources for artists and arts organizations.

Financial Support – Chicago

Chicago Artists Relief Fund Application

Chicago Dancers United – The Dancers’ Fund for Critical Health Need

City of Chicago – Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund

For the People Artists Collective – Artists of Color Emergency Grants

League of Chicago Theatres – Chicago Theatre Workers Relief Fund

Seasons of Concern Chicago – Emergency Medical Assistance for Chicago’s Theater Community

Financial Support – US

Actors Fund – Emergency Financial Assistance

Adolf & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grants – Interim Financial Assistance to Qualified Painters, Printmakers and Sculptors

American Guild of Musical Artists – Relief Fund

Artists’ Charitable Fund for Medical Expenses

Artists’ Fellowship – Emergency Aid to Professional Visual Artists

Authors League Fund

The Blues Foundation – COVID-19 Blues Musician Emergency Relief Fund

Book Industry Charitable Foundation – Assistance to Booksellers and Comic Retailers

ConvertKit – The Creator Fund

Equal Sound – Corona Relief Fund for Musicians

Facebook – Small Business Grants Program

Foundation for Contemporary Arts – COVID-19 Relief Fund

Gospel Music Trust Fund

Jazz Foundation of America – Musicians’ Emergency Fund

Kincade Family Foundation – Emergency Grant for Curators

Musicians Foundation – COVID-19 Emergency Relief Aid Grant Program

Pinetop Perkins Foundation – Pinetop Assistance League (PAL) for Elder Musicians

PEN America – Writers’ Emergency Fund

Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund

Sweet Relief – COVID-19 Fund for Musicians and Music Workiers

Impact Survey

Americans for the Arts – Survey on the Economic Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arts and Cultural Sector

Arts Alliance Illinois – COVID-19 Cultural Sector Impact Assessment

Association of Performing Arts Professionals – Coronavirus Impact Survey on the Performing Arts Industry

Dance USA – Coronavirus Impact Survey

Theatre Communications Group – Coronavirus Preparedness and Impact Survey

Artists Resources

3Arts Emergency Resources

Americans for the Arts – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource and Response Center

Arts Midwest – COVID-19 Resources

Chicago Artist Guide – COVID-19 Resources for Theatre Artists in Chicago

Chicago Musician – Resource for Organizations and Individuals Impacted by Cancellations

Chicago Service Relief – A Directory of Fundraisers for Chicago Bars, Venues, Restaurants and Other Service-based Businesses

COVID-19 & Freelance Artist Resources

Dance/USA – Resources Related to Coronavirus

Howlround Theatre Commons – Ways of Gathering in the Age of COVID-19

Lawyers for the Creative Arts – Coronavirus Resources for the Arts Community

National Endowment for the Arts – COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations

See Chicago Dance – COVID-19 Arts Resources

Poets & Writers – Resources for Writers in the Time of Coronavirus

Springboard for the Arts – Principles for Ethical Cancellation

Statera Arts – Emergency Response Directory

Experience the Arts from Your Home

Art Institute of Chicago – Visit Us Virtually

Experimental Sound Studios – The Quarantine Concerts

Lyric Opera of Chicago – Connect with Music from West Side Story, Yo-Yo Ma and More

Oriental Institute Museum – Virtual Tour

StageIt – Online Concert Venue

Storefront Rebellion – Chicago Theater Productions You Can Stream at Home

WTTW – Ways to Explore and Experience the World Safely from Home