As information about the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the Department of Arts and Culture is continuing to support LA County's Arts and Culture community in any way we can. Find a multitude of resources below from a variety of sources including LA County officials, local municipal arts and culture agencies, and state and federal agencies. Also find resources for nonprofit organizations, funders, and freelance artists.
LA County Public Health Updates
Department of Public Health (DPH) Resources Page
The LA County Department of Public Health's official COVID-19 page. Updated daily, it contains the most up-to-date information about LA County's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
DPH Media Briefings
County media briefings are daily and stream live on Facebook.
Los Angeles County
LA County's office COVID-19 page. Like the DPH page, it is updated daily and contains information on the County's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
State and Federal Agency Resources
National Endowment for the Arts
A resource hub curated by the National Endowment of the Arts.
State of California Employment Development
General guidance as to what relief programs are available and what situations may be applicable based on circumstances.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19 for designated states and territories.
Arts Service Organizations
Additional Resources for Arts Organizations and Artists
The Justice Collective
Coronavirus and Racial + Social Equity: Centering Justice During Times of Uncertainty and Four Things You Can Do Right Now.
Women's Center for Creative Work
COVID-19 Emergency Health Grant for Artsits
Resources for Arts Educators, Parents & Students
Create At Home
A curated resource page compiled by CreateCA aimed at providing arts resources for parents homeschooling, students stuck at home, and anyone seeking to unleash some creativity during this time. Resources are divided into six categories: Integrated & General, Visual & Media Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Arts for Healing, and Arts Educators & Professionals
Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Distance Learning Toolkit
LACOE has partnered with PBS to create a unique toolkit so that each district and charter school within Los Angeles County has access to Pre-K-12 digital resources aligned to California's state frameworks and standards. Resources are available in both English and Spanish and include links for educators and families.
LACOE Resources for Families and Schools. LACOE is regularly updating the following resource pages:
- Resources for Schools
- Resources for Children from Birth to Five
- Educational Resources for Parents & Teachers
Resources for Writers (Journalists, Authors, Dramatists, Poets)
American Society of Journalists and Authors
A relief fund to help established freelance writers who, because of illness, disability, a natural disaster, or an extraordinary professional crisis are unable to work.
Author’s Relief Fund
A relief fund for 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.
Dramatists Guild Foundation
A relief fund supporting individual playwrights composers, lyricists, and bookwriters who are members of the Dramatist Guild Foundation.
Pen America Writer’s Emergency Fund
A small grants program for professional—published or produced—writers in acute or unexpected financial crisis. Depending on the situation and level of need, grants are in the range of $2,000.
Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund
A relief fund to help at least 100 queer writers of color who have been financially impacted by the current COVID-19. Priority will be given to queer trans women of color and queer disabled writers of color, but I hope this relief fund will help many queer writers of color it can.
Resources for Musicians
AGMA Relief Fund
A relief fund for members of the American Guild of Musical Artists.
California Jazz Foundation
Financial assistance and emergency medical referrals are offered to jazz musicians and others who have made substantial contributions to the art form.
A relief fund supporting musicians due to the pandemic.
A relief fund for Blues musicians and their families in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns. The Fund provides for acute, chronic and preventive medical and dental care as well as funeral and burial expenses.
Jazz Foundation of America Emergency Fund
Relief services for Jazz and blues musicians requiring emergency assistance and social services.
Recording Academy Musicares
A relief fund for Music Industry professionals for basic living assistance (rent or mortgage).
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
A relief fund for musicians and music industry workers affected by the Coronavirus. Funds raised will go towards medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work.
Resources for Visual and Craft Artists
Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.
Artists Fellowship Financial Assistance
Emergency aid for professional fine (visual) artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship.
CERF+ Emergency Relief Fund
A relief fund for craft artists who have experienced a recent, career-threatening emergency.
Foundations for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
A relief fund for visual and performing artists.
Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant Program
A relief fund for US based visual artists working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and/or drawing who have suffered significant losses after natural or man-made disasters that have affected their community.
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
A relief fund for painters, artists and sculptors who work on paper, including printmakers, with demonstrable financial need.
Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grant Program
One-time grants of up to $5,000 for visual and media artists and choreographers to be used for unexpected medical emergencies.
Foundations for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
A relief fund for visual and performing artists who have 1.) Sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding; or 2.)Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.
Resources for Film/Media (Workers and Performers)
Motion Picture and Television Fund
Temporary emergency financial assistance is available to qualified industry members experiencing financial hardship due to illness, disability, unemployment, or other reasons.
Provides financial assistance to eligible SAG-AFTRA members and their families for basic expenses during times of crisis.
Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation
Provides both short-term and long-term assistance to veterans of the motion picture entertainment industry.