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105 Monmouth St.

Red Bank, NJ 07701


The programs of Monmouth Arts are made possible in part by funds from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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Table of Contents



 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

The New Jersey Department of Health - COVID-19 public call line

The State of New Jersey - COVID-19 Information Hub

Monmouth County - COVID-19 Updates

The State of New Jersey - Cancellation of All Public Gatherings of More than 250 Individuals

The State of New Jersey - Sign up for alerts from the Office of the Governor

Travel.State.Gov - Travel Updates and Information

Flatten the Curve - Act & Prepare (in five languages)

New Jersey Business & Industry Association - Assembly acts on Coronavirus Bill Package

World Health OrganizationMental Health During COVID-19 Outbreak

Center for Disease Control & PreventionManaging Anxiety & Stress

180NJ - Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services

 Monmouth Arts COVID-19 Member Impact Surveys 

Survey for Individual Members

Survey for Nonprofit Members

Survey for Business Members

 For Kids & Families 

Arts Ed NJ - Virtual Teaching Resources

Scholastic Learn at Home - Learning experiences built around meaningful stories & videos

Monmouth County Library - Electronic Resources for Kids - Ready Kids: Games and resources for all ages - Family resources for meals, education, scheduling, and health - 150+ Enrichment Activities for Children While Parents are Working Remotely

Classics for Kids - Online activities for young kids to learn classical music

Everywhere Book Fest - Digital Children’s Book Festival - May 1 & 2

Metropolitan Museum of ArtMetKids

Zimmerli Art Museum - Coloring sheets of the Museum’s collection

Illustrator Mike Ciccotello - Free coloring sheets

The Kennedy CenterLunchtime Doodles Videos with Mo Willems

The Kennedy Center - Content for students of all ages

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

Scholastic - 4 Websites Where Kids Can Create Digital Art

One River School Middletown - Virtual Studio Classes

 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

The National Law Review - The Emergency Coronavirus Bill: What Employers Need to Know Regarding the Legislative Response to COVID-19

Prepare My BusinessWhat to take when you evacuate

Fractured Atlas - How to transition to a virtual workplace overnight

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

 For Artists & Arts Organizations 

Creative Capital - List of Arts Resources

ArtsReadyResources for museums, performing arts venues

National Endowment for the Arts - Resources for Artists & Arts Organizations

Center for Nonprofits - Resources for nonprofits

Center for Nonprofits - Rapid Response Survey: NJ Non-Profits and Coronavirus

Americans for the Arts - Resources, preparation, webinars and funding page

Americans for the Arts - 2020 Impact of Coronavirus Survey

New Jersey State Council on the Arts - Surveys for artists and arts organizations

Nonprofit Finance Fund - COVID-19: What Nonprofits Should Do Right Now

The Bridgespan Group - Eight Steps for Managing through Tough Times

Performing Arts Readiness - Webinars

Event Safety Alliance Event Safety Guide and Event Safety Access core safety training

CMX Hub - Tips, Tools, and Examples for Event Organizers

Grunin Foundation - Offering free Zoom account for Central Jersey Shore nonprofits

Arts Administrators of Color - Our Response to COVID-19

Freelance Artist Resources

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

Donor Perfect - Fundraising Event Alternatives in Light of Coronavirus

 Experience the Arts Virtually

Monmouth County Library - Books, movies, magazines and more

Facebook - “Post your streaming show here”

Facebook - Viral Music- Because Kindness is Contagious

Stay At Home FestOnline music festival and event calendar

Met Opera - Nightly live streams for free

Berliner Philharmoniker - Free concerts if you register before 3/31

Broadway HD - Streaming Broadway Shows  (First Month Free)

The Social Distancing Festival - Calendar of live streams from around the world 

Garden State Film Festival - Live streaming 3/26-3/29

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

The Louvre - Online tour

The British Museum - Museum of the World

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art21 - Videos on contemporary artists, educator guides

NJ Monthly - 6 NJ Museums you can visit virtually

Artists Network - Free live stream drawing series

 How you can help 

Donate - LunchBreak - Remote Food Stock Up Campaign

Donate - Fulfill NJ - Crisis Relief Boxes

Donate - Meals on Wheels - COVID-19 Response Fund

Volunteer - Interfaith Neighbors - Senior Nutrition/Meals on Wheels

Volunteer/Donate - Saint Marks Soup Kitchen

Support - Asbury Park Dinner Table

Donate - Musicians Foundation

Donate - Artist Relief Tree

Donate - Missed Tour

Advocate - Easterseals NJ - Tell Congress to Remember People with Disabilities in the Coronavirus Response

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

How Foundations Can Help



General Information & Resources 


New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

Federal Emergency Management Assistance (FEMA)

 For Small Businesses & Self-Employed 


Freelancers Union

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

The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

 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.

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.

Artists' Charitable Fund

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 Artist Fellowship

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.

Artist Relief Tree

A relief fund for artists affected by cancellations due to COVID-19.


ArtsReady, an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, provides arts organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability.

Broadcasters’ Foundation

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

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.

ConvertKit The Creator Fund

ConvertKit has established a $50,000 fund to help creators in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Episcopal Actors’ Guild

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. 

Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund

If you are a musician who has lost income due to a canceled gig as a result of the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak, this new grant provides monetary support to musicians who have lost income due to a canceled gig as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ Emergency Grant provides urgent funding for visual and performing artists who have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding or who incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.

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.


Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund

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 Haven Foundation

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.

Jazz Foundation of America

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.


Musician’s Foundation
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.


New York Foundation for the Arts | Emergency Resources Directory

NYFA's Emergency Resources Directory is a centralized source of information for artists throughout the United States and its territories. Artists who experience personal hardship or who are impacted by a large-scale disaster, or who need funding for a last-minute opportunity can find critical resources in NYFA's Emergency Resources Directory.

Recording Academy MusiCares

MusiCares may grant short-term financial assistance for personal or addiction needs that have arisen due to unforeseen circumstances. The Recording Academy and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help our peers in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

The Rauschenberg Emergency Grant provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies.

Sustainable Arts Foundation

The Sustainable Arts Foundation supports artists and writers with children.

 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.



The Actors Fund

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.

The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation donates high-quality musical instruments to deserving, under-funded music programs, and provides an array of support services to school districts.

New York Foundation for the Arts Source

NYFA Source lists over 12,000 awards, services and publications for individual artists and art professionals.

The Presser Foundation

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

Save the Music Foundation partners with local communities and school districts to build sustainable music programs.