The aftermath of Hurricane Ida has been felt throughout our region. Many resources are available to help if you have been affected. This list is not comprehensive. If you know of a resource we have missed, please submit it here. If you have questions or specific needs that are not addressed here, please contact SJCA at [email protected].

Source Title Description
Cory Booker Team Ida Disaster and Recovery Resources We know that recovery from Ida will take time. As part of the ongoing relief efforts, my office has dedicated this page to sharing important information as well as state and federal resources available to those impacted by the storm. We will regularly update this page as additional information and resources become available; in the meantime, my office also stands ready to assist you and your loved ones in any way possible.
Heritage Emergency National Tasks Force (HENTF) Disaster Impact Reports Together, we can all help protect our threatened arts and cultural heritage as the Atlantic hurricane season shows no sign of abatement and the California wildfires continue to rage. We can’t provide assistance to cultural institutions and arts organizations if we don’t know who to reach out to.” If you experienced, or know of, damage to organizations or artists in LA, MS, AL, NY, NJ, PA, MD, DE, and CA, please share any reports of damage with HENTF.
National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Responses (NCAPER) THE ARTS ORGANIZATIONS AT A CROSSROADS TOOLKIT: Managing Transitions and Preserving Assets This free online resource provides comprehensive information for arts administrators regarding structural shifts, loss of key staff, and acknowledgement in preserving and protecting assets within organizations.
NJ Council on the Arts Governor Murphy’s Storm Recovery Resource Town Hall As so many continue the hard work of recovering from the damage done by Ida, the Governor is hosting a webinar to provide information and answer some of the dominant questions on resources. This free event will occur Friday, September 24th, 2021. Registration is required.
New Jersey Economic Development Authority The Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program This program provides short-term, immediate August rent or mortgage reimbursement support to New Jersey small and medium-sized businesses and non-profits that have suffered physical damage as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Henri on August 22nd or 23rd, 2021 and/or Hurricane Ida on September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 2021. The program will provide grants equal to an eligible applicant’s demonstrated unmet need for support of August rent/mortgage payment up to a cap of $5,000. Application deadline is September 24th, 2021.
New Jersey Citizen Action Ida Disaster Recovery: What You Need to Know Join us Wednesday 9/22/21 for an informational webinar to learn about the services and resources available to Hurricane Ida flood victims, as well as your rights as a tenant. This virtual webinar will include helpful information and a Q&A session to help assist folks in need.
National Endowment for the Arts An Arts Field Guide to Federal Disaster Relief A new field guide for navigating federal disaster support, created to help demystify federal disaster relief for the arts and culture sector by helping artists and arts organizations see what’s available, understand clearly what isn’t available, and decide if pursuing federal aid is a good use of time.
Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) CERF+ Emergency Assistance CERF+ provides emergency assistance in the form of grants to artists working in craft or materials-based folk/traditional disciplines that are 18 years or older and have resided and worked in the U.S. or U.S. territories for the past 2 years. These artists must have experienced a recent, unforeseen, career threatening emergency.​
NJ.gov Governor Phil Murphy Announces $10 Million in Financial Relief for Small Businesses Impacted by Tropical Storm Ida Interim assistance will provide grants up to $5,000 to storm-impacted businesses/non-profits with up to 50 employees

Governor Phil Murphy today announced preliminary details of a proposed plan to provide grants to New Jersey small businesses impacted by severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Ida on Wednesday and early Thursday. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)has been tasked with creating and administering the program, which will provide short-term, immediate rent/mortgage reimbursement support to New Jersey businesses and non-profits with up to 50 employees that suffered physical damage on September 1stand 2nd, 2021 and any additional flooding immediately thereafter.

NJ State Council on the Arts New Jersey arts organizations that have suffered damage and loss due to Tropical Storm Ida If you are an arts or cultural organization impacted by Ida, we want to hear from you. Having this information will help us and our partners at the state and federal levels better serve New Jersey arts organizations that have suffered damage and loss due to Tropical Storm Ida.

Contact Lindsay Dandeo at 609-984-7020 or via email at [email protected]

NJ Cultural Alliance for Response (NJCAR) The Aftermath of Hurricane Ida If your arts, history or cultural organization has been affected by the recent storms and flooding caused by Tropical Depression Ida, please contact the NJ Cultural Alliance for Response.

Contact information: Natasha Zaleski, NJ Cultural Alliance for Response, Secretary, [email protected]

From NJ Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (NJVOAD): If you were affected by Hurricane Ida, here are some tips to keep you safe, and kickstart your recovery.

Grant Opportunity:
New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will provide grants to New Jersey small businesses impacted by severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Ida on Wednesday and early Thursday

NJ.gov Tropical Storm Ida Resources (nj.gov)  The Governor announced this dashboard for accessing resources, including federal assistance through FEMA
Dance /NYC Hurricane Ida recovery resources (NJ, NY and national) courtesy of Dance/NYC  A link which contains additional Hurricane Ida recovery resources (NJ, NY and national) courtesy of Dance/NYC
Performing Arts Readiness Project PARP Recovery Resources for NJ Arts Organizations and Artists Performing Arts Readiness Project
NJ Cultural Alliance for Response (NJCAR) NJCAR Recovery Resources for NJ Arts Organizations and Artists NJ Cultural Alliance for Response
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com  By Jonathan D. Salant Biden approves federal disaster declaration for NJ after deadly Ida storms slam state   NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
President Joe Biden late Thursday approved an emergency declaration for New Jersey to help cover the costs of cleaning up from the deadly remnants of Tropical Storm Ida, which killed at least 23 people in the state.The declaration makes state and local governments eligible for federal assistance. The funding would be coordinated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.The action affects all 21 counties in the state.
NJ Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters NJVOAD Recovery Resources for NJ Arts Organizations and Artists NJ Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters
NJ Office of Emergency Management General Hurricane Preparation View the “Hurricane Survival Guide for New Jersey,” and take the actions necessary to secure your family and home. The preparations you make for hurricanes will also help you survive all types of natural disasters.
FEMA New Jersey Remnants of Hurricane Ida Federal assistance is available to eligible individuals and families affected by this disaster.
NJ Office of Emergency Management Emergency Kit For New Jersey residents, the basics of preparedness for virtually all hazards are the same. Following these steps and being ready NOW means you will be ready for virtually any disaster or crisis that may affect New Jersey.
NJ Nonprofits Hurricane Ida Resource Page Here are some links to additional New Jersey resources, and some tips to keep you safe, and kickstart your recovery from our friends at New Jersey Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.  Please help where you can. But also remember that many organizations were already working tirelessly to provide vital programs and services in our communities before the storm, and this disaster will only make the situation worse. Even those not in the direct path were affected and have both immediate and ongoing needs. Ida’s effects are hitting everyone directly and indirectly, so assistance and donations to ALL organizations are vital.

Coronavirus has changed everything. Many of us are still practicing social distancing, some are working remotely, homeschooling kids, and we are all trying our best to navigate this stressful and uncertain situation. SJCA is also working remotely, but we are closely monitoring how COVID-19 is impacting the cultural community and will keep you updated with developments, resources, and information as they become available.

Much like most offices have moved online, the way people engage with arts, culture, and history is also shifting to the virtual world. SJCA is actively reaching out to its members and partners in the field to gather information and resources to inform the development of programs and services that address your specific challenges. Watch for details to come on interactive virtual convenings, cultural engagement activities, information sessions, resources, and more. If you know of a resource we have missed, please submit it here.

Working together and keeping lines of communication open are vital to sustaining South Jersey’s cultural organizations, artists, and communities during this trying time. Visit our COVID-19’S IMPACT ON THE SOUTH JERSEY CULTURAL COMMUNITY page to hear about the impact of COVID-19 from South Jersey artists, administrators, and cultural leaders.

Remember, SJCA is here to help! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions, needs, or concerns.

Stay well, stay positive, and stay creative!

CULTURAL IMPACT SURVEYS

Organizer Title Description
Americans for the Arts The Ongoing Impacts of COVID-19: A Survey of Arts and Cultural Organizations and Creative Businesses As the virus continues to rage in our communities, so does its devastation of the nation’s arts sector. Cancellations have taken place at virtually every arts organization across the country, artists are among the most severely affected segment of the nation’s workforce, and 1 in 10 arts businesses doubt their ability to survive. This survey will continue to gather the impact data that are critical to our collective advocacy efforts.
Freelancers Union COVID-19 Freelancers Survey As shutdowns to contain the spread of COVID-19 take place across the U.S., independent workers face the greatest threat to their livelihoods in modern history. Freelancers Union is here to help. Through our nonprofit entity Working Today, we’re establishing the Freelancers Relief Fund to support freelancers impacted by the pandemic. We want to hear from you. Let us know how COVID-19 is impacting your work and life. Your responses will help us guide and target our relief efforts and advocacy.
Center for Nonprofits Results of “Center for Nonprofits’’ COVID-19 Rapid Response Survey From March 13-17, 2020, the Center for Non-Profits, in partnership with the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, conducted a rapid response survey to gauge the initial and anticipated effects of the novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak on New Jersey’s charitable non-profits and the vital programs and services they provide. More than 700 organizations responded to the survey. Read the 1st Survey Results from the Center for Non-Profits, featuring fundraising insights from Victoria Bixel, president of Semple Bixel.

 

FUNDING FOR ORGANIZATIONS

Organizer Title Description
American Alliance of Museums COVID-19 RESOURCES & INFORMATION FOR THE MUSEUM FIELD The American Alliance of Museums has compiled this guide to help museums prepare internally and externally for outbreaks in their communities and navigate the broader impact of COVID-19. AAM will continue to monitor this evolving situation and update this guidance as needed. These recommendations are not to be taken as legal advice or a definitive answer for any particular museum, but rather as a guide for preparedness for the field.
Americans for the Arts CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCE AND RESPONSE CENTER Americans for the Arts continues to closely monitor recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Federal and D.C. governments as developments evolve concerning the coronavirus. Our organization cares about the health and safety of our members, stakeholders, staff, and board in communities across the country, and we understand that health, work, and travel require personal decisions that individuals must make for themselves.
Americans for the Arts FEDERAL ARTS FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR NONPROFIT AND COMMERCIAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS This helpful table breaks down the CARES Act so you can determine which funding opportunities apply to you, whether you represent a nonprofit organization, a governmental agency, a commercial arts company, a self-employed gig worker, or just a taxpayer. The table is regularly updated and links to helpful FAQs are listed on the last page.
ArtPride NJ CORONAVIRUS RECOMMENDATIONS AND RESOURCES ArtPride understands that public health and safety are top priorities for the arts sector. We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on our community and compiling resources as they become available.
Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council REPORT COVID-19 RACISM The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) along with the Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) announced the creation of the online reporting center where people can fill out a form – currently available in English, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese and Korean – to report the location and type of discrimination experienced and other details.
Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) APAP ACTION ALERT Various updates resources, webinars and information on programs related to COVID19
Billboard A STATE-BY-STATE RESOURCE GUIDE FOR MUSIC PROFESSIONALS WHO NEED HELP DURING CORONAVIRUS CRISIS The coronavirus pandemic has left countless members of the music community facing an uncertain future, as festivals and tours are canceled, studio sessions are called off and business travel is restricted. To help music professionals and their loved ones navigate the crisis, Billboard has compiled a list of resources at both the national and state levels, including more than four dozen relief funds.
CMX A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF TIPS, TOOLS, AND EXAMPLES FOR EVENT ORGANIZERS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Tips, Tools, and Examples for Event Organizers During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Creative Capital CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES FUNDING AND INFORMATION In times of crisis, artists are often among those most affected. In addition to health concerns, this is a challenging moment for many in our community as we deal with canceled income and trying to make plans during uncertain times. Creative Capital has always been anchored by a rich spirit of community and mutual generosity, and we believe that continuous communication and exchange are crucial for all of us. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, we have created a list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals.
Creative Capital ONLINE ARTS EVENTS DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK We turn to the arts to get through difficult times, so it’s been hard to grapple with social distancing, cancelled events, and the closure of venues during the COVID-19 outbreak. However, artists are nothing if not adaptable, especially when facing challenges. It has been heartening to see how quickly artists and arts organizations have turned their canceled events into digital events.
Cultural Resource Institute COVID-19 RESOURCE HUB The Heritage Emergency National Task Force has compiled relevant COVID-19 URLs from its members and other stakeholders.
Dance Magazine HOW DANCERS AND DANCE ORGANIZATIONS CAN PREPARE FOR THE FINANCIAL FALLOUT OF COVID-19 Information for Dance Organizations and Dancers to prepare for COVID-19
FEMA FEMA Funding for Arts and Cultural Organizations FEMA is now providing retroactive reimbursement for safe opening and operation costs incurred to address COVID safety for expenses incurred from Jan. 20, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2021. Eligible private nonprofits can apply. Reimbursement is exclusive to COVID-19 emergency and major disaster declarations through FEMA’s Public Assistance program.
Institute of Museum and Library Services IMLS STIMULUS FUNDING FOR COMMUNITIES ACROSS AMERICA The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced measures to award the first $30 million of $50 million appropriated to the agency in the CARES Act.
National Council of Nonprofits NONPROFITS AND CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19 The novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is creating an evolving situation with varied impacts around the world and across the states. We are updating this page regularly with the latest information and resources that nonprofits can use to prepare and respond.
National Dance Education Organization Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) ESSER Fund is designated to support K-12 schools with a Title-1 designation in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. State Departments of Education will administer the funds to local education agencies. They are highly flexible funds, designed to assist local education agencies and schools with COVID-19 prevention, response, and relief efforts.
National Endowment for the Arts COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS AND ARTS ORGANIZATIONS The following organizations are providing frequently updated news and resources for artists and arts organizations.
NJ Department of Health NJ RESPONDS TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Health Related COVID-19 questions
NJ Economic Development Authority THE NJ ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY SMALL BUSINESS FAQ The NJEDA Board has created new programs designed to support businesses and workers facing economic hardship due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
NJ Council for the Humanities COVID-19 Grants Any nonprofit based in New Jersey that undertake humanities programs or have a mission in public humanities can apply. To make funding as accessible as possible, COVID-19 Response Grants will have multiple deadlines throughout the summer and into the early fall. Applicants may submit their grant application at any point throughout the process. Application deadline: October 15
NJ State Council on the Arts COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS & ARTS ORGANIZATIONS During the COVID-19 crisis, the Arts Council will be compiling resources for artists and organizations who are experiencing personal or business losses due to the economic impact of the pandemic. This list will be updated weekly as news and information become available. We are continually updating our social media pages with information
NJ Theatre Alliance RESOURCES FOR CORONAVIRUS PREPAREDNESS This page will be updated regularly with resources that we hope will be of value to theatres, individual theatre workers, and other cultural institutions.
Nonprofit Finance Fund COVID-19 TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR NONPROFITS Information and resources to help Nonprofits deal with COVID-19
Small Business Administration CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): SMALL BUSINESS GUIDANCE & LOAN RESOURCES Our nation’s small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act, which contains $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses.
Springboard for the Arts CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS, CREATIVE WORKERS & ORGANIZATIONS This page is an evolving list of resources for information, exchange, and support in this time. Accuracy at any given point cannot be guaranteed as this is a fast-moving and evolving situation. Please be in touch with updates or resources to add.
State of New Jersey COVID-19 INFORMATION HUB What you need to know about COVID-19
TechSoup COVID INFORMATION AND RESOURCES General list of information and resources related to technology and COVID-19
The Actors Fund COVID-19 Relief for the Entertainment Community To assist everyone who works in performing arts and entertainment across the country, we’re collaborating with our community to help people to navigate these challenging times.
The Blues Foundation COVID-19 Blues Musician Emergency Relief Fund This relief fund is designed to help full time blues musicians impacted by the pandemic by providing much needed financial assistance to these musicians and their families.
University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine MOBILIZING THE ARTS FOR COVID-19 COMMUNICATION AND COPING Infographic with information and links for coping with creative work during the COVID-19 Crisis

 

FREELANCE ARTIST RESOURCES

Organization Title Description
American Craft Council RESOURCES FOR MAKERS DURING COVID-19 List of resources for makers during this time of social distancing.
Artists Resource COVID-19 FREELANCE ARTIST RESOURCES This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc.
Arts Ready INFORMATION DURING THE IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS The arts community’s response to the COVID-19 public health crisis has been collaborative and in solidarity. Here we offer updated resources to help you operate within an unknown and constantly changing environment, for artists, managers/agents, funders, and arts organizations.
Artwork Archive COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS Artwork Archive continues to gather and create resources in response to this global pandemic. Our business is devoted to supporting artists, and at this time, it is even more crucial to share those opportunities to help artists maintain their businesses along with their physical and mental well-being.
Atlantic City Arts Foundation ARTISTS RESOURCES DURING COVID-19 We realize this can be an especially difficult time for artists, freelancers, and self-employed creatives. We’re compiling a list of resources for funding, maintaining your business online, and staying connected.
Backstage.com COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR ACTORS, CREATORS + PERFORMING ARTISTS An evolving hub for performers and creators on the latest news, resources, and updates about COVID-19.
CERF+ CERF+ RESPONDS TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CERF+ is committed to providing artists with the information they need to sustain their careers. As such, we will be sharing resources and opportunities over the next few weeks ahead related to navigating these times. Below you will find a list of resources and steps you can take to protect yourself, your business, and your career. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or information to share.
Freelance Artist Resource Producing Collective COVID-19 FREELANCE ARTIST RESOURCES This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc.
Freelancers Union WHAT FREELANCERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS Get latest news, resources, funding, and updates on COVID-19.
MoneyGeek.com CORONAVIRUS LOST WAGE RESOURCES The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents RESOURCES FOR AGENTS, MANAGERS, AND SELF-REPRESENTED ARTISTS This information will be updated as more links and information are shared and become available. NAPAMA is working on targeted resources for agents, managers, and self-represented artists. Please comment with resources that you come across and we will add them to this list. This list is NOT exhaustive.
PEN America WRITERS’ EMERGENCY FUND To be eligible, applicants must be based in the United States, be a professional writer, and be able to demonstrate that this one-time grant will be help them to address an emergency situation.

 

FUNDING FOR ARTISTS

Organizer Title Description
Arts Administrators of Color Network ARTS AND CULTURE LEADERS OF COLOR EMERGENCY FUND
Recording Academy Musicares MUSICARES APPLICATION FOR COVID-19 RELIEF SERVICES ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be able to document participation in one of the following areas:
At least 3 years of employment in the music industry and/or 6 commercially released recordings (singles) and/or 6 commercially or promotionally released music videos
Money.com 25 Coronavirus Relief Funds That Give Cash to Workers in Need — and Where You Can Apply A listing of COVID relief funds available to artists and freelance workers.
MoneyGeek.com CORONAVIRUS LOST WAGE RESOURCES The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents RESOURCES FOR AGENTS, MANAGERS, AND SELF-REPRESENTED ARTISTS This information will be updated as more links and information are shared and become available. NAPAMA is working on targeted resources for agents, managers, and self-represented artists. Please comment with resources that you come across and we will add them to this list. This list is NOT exhaustive.
PEN America WRITERS’ EMERGENCY FUND To be eligible, applicants must be based in the United States, be a professional writer, and be able to demonstrate that this one-time grant will be help them to address an emergency situation.

 

ARTS EDUCATION RESOURCES

Organization Title Description
Young Audiences (weekly on Mondays) ARTS CONNECT We are excited to launch our new weekly artist video series – Arts Connection! We are on a mission to have our talented YA Teaching Artists continue to be a BRIGHT SPOT in every child’s day! Every Monday we’ll be sharing our extraordinary teaching artists in action so children across the region can stay CONNECTED to and INSPIRED by the arts while learning remotely. We encourage you to share these interactive video performances with the students, educators, and families in your school community.
ArtsEd NJ ARTS ED: DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCES Arts Ed NJ has created a special section of the Arts Ed NJ website with resources for arts educators. We have been working in close consultation with the Art Educators of New Jersey, Dance New Jersey, New Jersey Music Educators Association, Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey, and New Jersey Thespians to make available these resources to all of our educators and teaching artists. The pages include resources that are applicable to everyone (technology platforms and services) as well as individual pages for each discipline.
ArtsEd NJ SEL AND ARTS EDUCATION: NAVIGATING UNCERTAIN TIMES, PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE Watch Webinar on Demand
ArtsEd NJ SEL AND ARTS EDUCATION RESOURCES SEL and Arts Education resources
ArtsEd NJ ARTS ED NJ WEBINARS OR WORKSHOPS For information regarding other Arts Ed NJ webinars or workshops
National Guild for Community Arts Education COVID-19 RESPONSE Join online conversations and workshops: “Human-Centered Approaches in a Time of Crisis”, “Transitioning Arts Programming for Shelter in Place Audiences”, and “Community Conversations: How are you and how is your organization and community doing?”.
Morris Arts Arts in Education Virtual Learning Arts Education Resources, Interactive Tools and Information for Teachers

 

ADVOCACY

Organization Link Description
American Alliance of Museums ADVOCACY LINKS FOR COVID-19 ECONOMIC RELIEF Urge your legislators to include $4 billion for nonprofit museums in COVID-19 relief and economic stimulus. Also share with them specifically how COVID-19 is affecting you and your museum and how your museum is helping impacted communities.

 

CULTURAL IMPACT SURVEYS

Organizer Title Description
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Fall COVID-19 Impact Study This is the third survey in a series of data collection efforts examining the impact of COVID-19 on arts and culture organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region. The information gathered here will help us understand the current and forecasted state of the sector to be used in our advocacy efforts for continued funding and resources for arts and culture. We will also present this data to our membership at our virtual Annual Meeting in late fall. Please complete by September 24th, 2021.
Americans for the Arts The Ongoing Impacts of COVID-19: A Survey of Arts and Cultural Organizations and Creative Businesses As the virus continues to rage in our communities, so does its devastation of the nation’s arts sector. Cancellations have taken place at virtually every arts organization across the country, artists are among the most severely affected segment of the nation’s workforce, and 1 in 10 arts businesses doubt their ability to survive. This survey will continue to gather the impact data that are critical to our collective advocacy efforts.
Americans for the Arts The Impact of COVID-19 on Artists and Creative Workers This survey is designed to assess the creative and social, as well as financial and professional, impact of COVID-19 on artists and creative workers across disciplines and all over the country. You will be asked to document personal impacts about a variety of life events such as mental and physical health issues, eviction, financial trouble, and familial stress and strain both prior to COVID-19’s arrival and now. Estimated completion time is around 15 to 30 minutes.
Freelancers Union COVID-19 Freelancers Survey As shutdowns to contain the spread of COVID-19 take place across the U.S., independent workers face the greatest threat to their livelihoods in modern history. Freelancers Union is here to help. Through our nonprofit entity Working Today, we’re establishing the Freelancers Relief Fund to support freelancers impacted by the pandemic. We want to hear from you. Let us know how COVID-19 is impacting your work and life. Your responses will help us guide and target our relief efforts and advocacy.
Center for Nonprofits Results of “Center for Nonprofits’’ COVID-19 Rapid Response Survey From March 13-17, 2020, the Center for Non-Profits, in partnership with the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, conducted a rapid response survey to gauge the initial and anticipated effects of the novel Coronavirus outbreak on New Jersey’s charitable non-profits and the vital programs and services they provide. More than 700 organizations responded to the survey. Read the 1st Survey Results from the Center for Non-Profits, featuring fundraising insights from Victoria Bixel, president of Semple Bixel.

 

CONSULTING

Organization Link Description
Forecast PROBONO CORONAVIRUS CONSULTING THROUGH MAY 31, 2020 Forecast is launching a national initiative to support public artists and public art program administrators during this pandemic. We will immediately begin to offer pro bono consultations and technical support to any public artist or public art administrator based in the U.S. and the Native nations that share the same geography from now until May 31, 2020, as a response to the mounting effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

Organization Link Description
NJ.Gov New Jersey COVID-19 Site General Resources and information to assist with COVID-19
NJ Homeland Security New Jersey COVID-19 Rumor Control and Disinformation Updates The purpose of this page is to help the public distinguish between facts and rumors/disinformation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.
NJ.Gov New Jersey Department of Health Health related info on COVID-19
NJ.Gov New Jersey State Site Daily Task Force Briefing, COVID Dashboard, COVID Information Hub, COVID Job Portal
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC health information and updates on COVID-19
MENTAL Health Association of NJ Mental Health Association in New Jersey COVID19 UPDATES AND INFORMATION on Mental Health services available during the covid-19 Pandemic
NJ Consumer Affairs New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Coronavirus Information COVID-19 related consumer alerts and information
NJ.Gov New Jersey State Coronavirus Information for New Jersey Businesses Search for information on COVID-19’s impact on NJ Businesses or post a question and get a reply