FUNDING & EMERGENCY RESOURCES
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Emergency Preparedness & Grants
Click here to read a statement from Monmouth Arts regarding COVID-19.
General Information & Resources
World Health Organization - What is the Coronavirus?
Center for Disease Control & Prevention - Situation Summary
Center for Disease Control & Prevention - Resources for people at higher risk
World Health Organization - Mental Health During COVID-19 Outbreak
Center for Disease Control & Prevention - Managing Anxiety & Stress
The New Jersey Department of Health - COVID-19 Information Page
The State of New Jersey - COVID-19 Information Hub
The State of New Jersey - Sign up for alerts from the Office of the Governor
Travel.State.Gov - Travel Updates and Information
New Jersey s s & Industry Association - Assembly acts on Coronavirus Bill Package
United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties - Local food, health, hotline resources
Monmouth County Department of Human Services - Pandemic Resource Guide
Mental Health Association of Monmouth County - COVID-19 Community Resource Guide
Flatten the Curve - Act & Prepare (in five languages)
Monmouth Arts COVID-19 Member Impact Surveys
Above Four Fund - Monthly fund to support black women artists
Actor’s Fund Emergency Financial Assistance
Artist Relief Tree - For artists affected by cancellations
Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
Book Industry Charitable Foundation - For booksellers
Dramatists Guild Foundation - For writers
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund - For experimental artists affected by cancellations
Jazz Foundation of America COVID-19 Musician’s Relief Fund
Manasquan Bank Charitable Foundation COVID-19 Grant Relief Program - For nonprofits
MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund
Opportunity Fund - For small businesses
NJ COVID-19 Business Information
Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. Find information on all COVID-19 related programs that SBA is providing, including the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Emergency Grants, and Small Business Debt Relief.
The Soze Agency Artist + Activist Relief Fund
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund COVID-19 Fund
Resources For Kids & Families
Project Write Now - Online tutoring and writing classes for all ages
Monmouth County Library - Electronic Resources for Kids
Middletown Arts Center - Virtual Arts Center remote arts classes and events
Illustrator Mike Ciccotello - Free coloring sheets
One River School Middletown - Virtual Studio Classes
Arts Ed NJ - Virtual Teaching Resources
An Artist Residency in Motherhood - A remote residency to inspire artists who are also mothers
CDC - E-book for kids: Coping After a Disaster
CDC - Caring for Children in a Disaster
The Artful Parent - Top 10 Art Activities for Kids
SchoolClosures.org - Family resources for meals, education, scheduling, and health
EnrichmentActivities.org - Activities for kids while parents work & other resources
Classics for Kids - Online activities for young kids to learn classical music
Everywhere Book Fest - Recordings of author talks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - MetKids
Scholastic Learn at Home - Learning experiences built around meaningful stories & videos
Ready.gov - Ready Kids: Games and resources for all ages
Zimmerli Art Museum - Coloring sheets of the Museum’s collection
The Kennedy Center - Lunch Doodles and The Yo-Yo Ma Show with Mo Willems
The Kennedy Center - Content for students of all ages
Scholastic - 4 Websites Where Kids Can Create Digital Art
Start with a Book - Distance learning through reading
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum - Creative activities for kids
Tenement Museum - Remote learning resources
PBS Kids - Games
Ranger Rick - Games, videos, crafts, learning
Google Doc - Theater activities at home
NASA - STEM engagement
California Science Center - Stuck at home science activities
Exploratorium - Activities and experiments
Incredible Art Department - Kid-friendly art activities
The Actuarial Foundation - Online financial literacy for high school students
Resources For Workplaces & Businesses
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - CDC’s list of resources for the protection of workers
U.S. Department of Labor - Information for Workers and Employers
The New Jersey Business Action Center - COVID-19 Information for New Jersey Businesses
Fractured Atlas - How to transition to a virtual workplace overnight
ZD Net - Free video conferencing deals
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Pandemic Preparedness In The Workplace And The Americans With Disabilities Act
NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Claiming Benefits Due to the Coronavirus Emergency
Center for Disease Control - Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19
US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship - Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
Kabbage - Gift certificates to support small businesses
Agility Recovery - COVID-19 Return-to-Work Guidance for Businesses
Resources For Artists & Arts Nonprofits
Creative Capital - List of Arts Resources
ArtsReady - Resources for arts/cultural nonprofits
National Endowment for the Arts - Resources for Artists & Arts Organizations
Center for Nonprofits - Resources, webinars, and funding for nonprofits
Americans for the Arts - Resources, preparation, webinars and funding page
Americans for the Arts - Impact of Coronavirus on Organizations Survey
Americans for the Arts - Impact of Coronavirus on Artists and Creative Workers Survey
Nonprofit Finance Fund - COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Nonprofits hub
The Bridgespan Group - Eight Steps for Managing through Tough Times
Annuity - A guide to COVID-19 and your finances
Performing Arts Readiness - Webinars
Event Safety Alliance - Event Safety Guide
Academy of American Poets - Ensure your digital event is accessible
CMX Hub - Tips, Tools, and Examples for Event Organizers
Donor Perfect - Fundraising Event Alternatives in Light of Coronavirus
Grunin Foundation - Offering free Zoom account for Central Jersey Shore nonprofits
Arts Administrators of Color - Our Response to COVID-19
National Guild for Community Arts Education - Workshops and webinars
Freelance Artist Resources - COVID-19 Resources for Artists
Artwork Archive - Digital Tools for Artists to Run a Remote Career During Coronavirus
Backline - Mental Health for Music Industry Professionals
I CARE IF YOU LISTEN - COVID-19 Emergency Funding and Artist Resources
Billboard - Resource Guide for Music Professionals Who Need Help During Coronavirus Crisis
ArtPride NJ - Weekly Call on COVID-19 Impact
Theatre Resources for Isolation - Resources to read, watch, listen, write, take workshops
NJ Theatre Alliance - Resources for theatres, artists, and workers
GrantSpace by Candid - List of emergency financial resources
Forecast Public Art - Pro Bono Consulting for public artists and arts administrators
Artwork Archive - How Artists are Dealing with Coronavirus Cancellations
AIC & FAIC - Collections Care Amid COVID-19
Experience the Arts & Culture Virtually
Siren Arts - 6 weeks of live performances and artist conversations
Jazz Arts Project - “Quarantunes,” a playlist by Jazz Arts Project
Monmouth County Library - Books, movies, magazines and more
Monmouth University Center for the Arts - Virtual exhibits, record club and more
Guild of Creative Art - Online galleries
Middletown Arts Center - Virtual Arts Center
Axelrod Ballet Theatre - Local theatre company hosting free live virtual dance classes
Parlor Gallery - Online shows and auctions
Belmar Arts Center - Virtual exhibits and events
Indie Street Film Festival - Quarantine Film Picks
NPR - List of live virtual concerts
Facebook - “Post your streaming show here”
Facebook - Viral Music- Because Kindness is Contagious
United Nations - COVID-19 Response Creative Content Hub
An Artist Residency in Motherhood - A remote residency to inspire artists who are also mothers
Asian American Feminist Collective - Digital zines and stories
Bear Hebert - Social Disdancing on Saturdays
Academy of American Poets - Read poetry online
Met Opera - Nightly live streams for free
BroadwayHD - Streaming Broadway Shows (7 day free trial)
Instagram - Italian museums showing art using hashtag
Instagram - Follow @socialdistancegallery for canceled BFA & MFA thesis shows
Google Arts & Culture - heritage sites, museums, games, and topics to explore
National Trust for Historic Preservation - Tours, movies, playlists, podcasts and more for all ages
NJ Monthly - 7 NJ Museums you can visit virtually
The British Museum - Museum of the World
Metropolitan Museum of Art - Art at Home
Art21 - Videos on contemporary artists, educator guides
Artists Network - Free live stream drawing series
Youtube - How to draw with Alphonso Dunn
How You Can Help
Donate - LunchBreak
Donate - Fulfill NJ - Crisis Relief Boxes
Donate - Meals on Wheels - COVID-19 Response Fund
Donate - Missed Tour
Donate - NJ Pandemic Relief Fund
Donate - Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County
Donate - Hatteras - PPE for Covid19 Frontline Staff in NJ and NYC
Donate - Easterseals NJ
Donate/Volunteer - Team Rubicon #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors Initiative
Donate/Volunteer - Saint Marks Soup Kitchen
Donate/Volunteer - Interfaith Neighbors - Senior Nutrition/Meals on Wheels
Donate to funds listed under “COVID-19 Relief” above
Volunteer - Taproot Foundation - Share your expertise with nonprofits
Volunteer - NJ Department of Volunteerism - Guidelines and ways to volunteer
Support - Asbury Park Dinner Table
Advocate - Urge support for the arts during the COVID-19 outbreak
Stay updated - ArtPride NJ Advocacy meetings Fridays at 10 a.m.
How to start an Emergency Relief Fund
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & GRANTS
General Information & Resources
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
Federal Emergency Management Assistance (FEMA)
For Small Businesses & Self-Employed
Freelancers Union is the largest and fast-growing organization representing independent workers across the country. Freelancers Union offers members a powerful voice through policy advocacy, benefits, and community.
UCEDC is an economic development corporation dedicated to providing a variety of services for small businesses including helping them get back to business as quickly as possible after a disaster. Their services include loans to small businesses when conventional lending sources are out of reach.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling,
capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.
For Artists & Arts Organizations
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc.
The Emergency Assistance Program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need.
The Alliance of Artists Communities Emergency Relief Program
The Alliance of Artists Communities established an emergency fund in support of artists facing an unforeseen emergency or triggering event to participate in artists’ residencies.
American Guild of Musical Artists Relief Fund
The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund provides support and temporary financial assistance to members who are in need. AGMA contracts with The Actors Fund to administer this program nationally as well as to provide comprehensive social services.
American Society of Journalists and Authors
The Writers Emergency Assistance Fund helps established freelance writers who, because of illness, disability, a natural disaster, or an extraordinary professional crisis are unable to work.
Colorado-based Artists' Charitable Fund assists American visual fine artists (painters and sculptors) living anywhere in the United States by paying a portion of their medical/dental/eye-care bills.
The Artists’ Fellowship, Inc. is a charitable foundation that assists professional fine artists (painters, graphic artists, printmakers, sculptors) and their families in times of emergency, disability, or bereavement.
ArtsReady, an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, provides arts organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability.
Since 1917, the Authors League Fund has helped professional authors, journalists, poets, and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune.
Book Industry Charitable Foundation
Binc helps booksellers and comic retailers with unforeseen emergency financial needs.
The mission of the Broadcasters Foundation of America is to improve the quality of life and maintain the personal dignity of men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession who find themselves in acute financial need due to a critical illness, accident, advanced age or other serious misfortune.
Carnegie Fund for Authors offers aid to authors who have suffered a financial emergency as a result of illness or injury to self, spouse or dependent child, or for some other misfortune that has placed the applicant in pressing need. Applicants must have had at least one book published commercially that has received reader acceptance.
CERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. CERF+’s core services are education programs, advocacy, network building, and emergency relief.
DGF provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.
The Episcopal Actors' Guild provides emergency aid and support to professional performers of all faiths who are undergoing a financial crisis. They are also dedicated to helping emerging artists advance their careers through scholarships, awards, and performance opportunities.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Created in 1993 to further FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public or who incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion.
Gospel Music Trust Fund
The Gospel Music Trust Fund provides financial assistance in the event of an emergency or major catastrophe, terminal or severe illness, to individuals who have derived a substantial portion of their income from the field of Gospel music.
The Opry Trust Fund provides financial assistance in times of extraordinary need, emergency or catastrophe to individuals who are or have been employed full time in a facet of the country music industry.
The mission of The Haven Foundation is to offer interim financial assistance to freelance professionals in the arts who face crises. The Foundation’s reach is the United States, and its awards are granted with a view to helping individuals overcome temporary adversity and return to full-time work.
The Jazz Foundation of America's Musician’s Emergency Fund provides housing assistance, pro bono medical care, hurricane disaster relief, and financial support to musicians and their families in times of crisis.
Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant Program
The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides an Emergency Grant Program for painters and sculptors who have suffered physical losses due to a natural disaster that relates to their artistic practice.
Musicians Foundation helps professional musicians by providing emergency financial assistance in meeting current living, medical and allied expenses. All professional musicians are eligible to apply.
National Coalition for Arts' Preparedness & Emergency Response (NCAPER)
NCAPER is a voluntary task force of national, regional, state, and local arts organizations, public agencies, and foundations, NCAPER helps ensure that artists, arts/cultural organizations, cultural funders, and arts businesses have the capacity and ability to respond effectively to disasters and emergencies affecting the arts and culture sector.
Through the Foundation, hundreds of local charities and schools have received more than $39 million in grants to enrich lives in areas such as Housing, Youth Development and Education, Improving the Quality of Life, Health and Wellness, and the Arts.
The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF) is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank. PBF makes grants in three priority areas: Community Enrichment, Education, and Health, Youth & Families.
Recording Academy MusiCares
MusiCares may grant short-term financial assistance for personal or addiction needs that have arisen due to unforeseen circumstances.
The Sustainable Arts Foundation supports artists and writers with children.
Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights
Rapid Response Grants offer quick, flexible funding to respond to security threats or unexpected advocacy opportunities experienced by women, transgender, or gender non-conforming, activists and human rights defenders.
For Institutions & Historic Preservation
The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC)
FAIC manages several initiates that aim to address all phases of disasters: from preparedness to response, to recovery, to mitigation.
National Trust for Historic Preservation | Preservation Leadership Forum
Preservation Leadership Forum is a network of preservation professionals brought together by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Forum provides and curates cutting-edge content, offers online and in-person networking opportunities, and brings diverse new perspectives to the business of saving places.
FUNDING & SUPPORT
The Actors Fund offers a broad spectrum of programs, a calendar of workshops and online resources to support the unique, essential needs of all who work in entertainment and the performing arts.
Cooperative Business Assistance Corporation (CBAC)
CBAC is a nonprofit organization providing market or below market interest rate business loans and technical assistance to small businesses located in or moving into the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Southern New Jersey region.
Council for New Jersey Grantmakers
The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers is the center for philanthropy in New Jersey, serving the leading independent, corporate, family and community foundations as well as public grantmakers of our state.
The Foundation of the Motion Picture Pioneers
The Pioneers Assistance Fund (PAF) serves members of the motion picture entertainment industry (exhibition, distribution and trade services) who are encountering an illness, injury or life-changing event. All assistance is intended to provide support during a recovery or adjustment period and lay the foundation for a lifetime of ongoing success.
Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation
To perpetuate Miss Bergen’s love of classical music and support of musical education, the Frank and Lydia Bergan Foundation provides grants for musical performing arts and musical education.
New York Foundation for the Arts Source
NYFA Source lists over 12,000 awards, services and publications for individual artists and art professionals.
Opportunity Fund provides loans to low- and moderate-income immigrants, women, and other deserving, but underserved small business owners.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Past recipients of Pollock-Krasner grants acknowledge their critical impact in allowing concentrated time for studio work, and in preparing for exhibitions and other professional opportunities such as accepting a residency.
The Presser Foundation’s purposes are set forth to promote primarily the cause of musical education and musical philanthropy as follows: to provide scholarships for promising students; to increase the value of music education by erecting suitable buildings, and to administer aid to worthy teachers of music in distress.
Save the Music Foundation partners with local communities and school districts to build sustainable music programs.