GENERAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Ohio Department of Health | coronavirus.ohio.gov
This website is updated daily and provides helpful tips on preventing infectious disease, educational videos, and news releases with updates from the Department of Health and the Ohio Governor’s Office, and more.
For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634).
Vaccination Program Resources: The Ohio Department of Health offers online resources related to Ohio's distribution of COVID-19 vaccines statewide. More information about Ohio's COVID-19 vaccination program can be found at coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination-program. A searchable list of providers throughout Ohio who have received shipments of COVID-19 vaccines for those currently being vaccinated in Phase 1B can be found at vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | cdc.gov
The CDC’s website has many resources, including information specifically for schools, businesses, healthcare professionals, and travelers.
Americans for the Arts: COVID-19 Resource and Response Center | americansforthearts.org
Americans for the Arts has developed a hub of information that includes valuable links to funding/grant opportunities throughout the country. It also features a link to a revised five-minute COVID-19 impact survey that includes short sections on reopening plans and the impact of the racial equity movement. You can keep up with the survey results by visiting the project dashboard as well as by downloading a handy one-page summary of AFTA's COVID-19 impact research.
Americans for the Arts Arts Action Fund CARES Act Table | artsactionfund.org
The Arts Action Fund offers a handy table that provides information on accessing CARES Act funds. In the table, funding opportunities are organized by what is available for nonprofit arts organizations, governmental arts agencies, commercial arts companies, self-employed individual artists, and taxpayers.
Arts Agency Action Kit | americansforthearts.org
The Arts Agency Action kit is an online toolkit for arts agencies and arts organizations. Explore resources related to current information, key messaging, communications planning, and research to help you mobilize your advocates and develop actionable strategies.
Arts Midwest | artsmidwest.org
Regional arts organization Arts Midwest has assembled a page of resources that includes links to the websites of public health departments in the Arts Midwest region (which includes Ohio), a list of resources for arts and culture organizations, and answers to questions from recipients of Arts Midwest grants.
National Endowment for the Arts | arts.gov
The National Endowment for the Arts offers COVID-19 resources for artists and arts organizations, as well as a list of updates and frequently asked questions for applicants and grantees of its programs.
National Endowment for the Arts Accessibility Guide for Virtual Programming | arts.gov
The National Endowment for the Arts has collected resources to help ensure accessibility of virtual events for people with disabilities and shares ways to create an inclusive experience for digital programming.
Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium "Leading Accessible Virtual Programs" webinar | chicagoculturalacess.org
This recorded workshop highlights the importance of integrating accessibility into virtual programs as events and presentations move to new digital forums.
Folk Alliance International "Tech Tips and Tricks for Successful Livestreaming" webinar | folk.org
A panel of experts shares advice, insight, and tools to help you make your livestreamed performances and events as professional as possible.
Great Lakes ADA Center "Accessible Technology: Plain Language" webinar | accessibilityonline.org
In this installment of the Great Lakes ADA Center's Accessbile Tech webinar series, the discussion focuses on plain language principles and strategies for making your message articulate, accessible, and actionable.
Open Door Arts | opendoorartsma.org
Join Open Door Arts to review concrete tips, strategies, and resources to make online programming more accessible.
Arts Administrators of Color | aacnetwork.org
AAC has compiled a page to share ways to connect through Facebook groups and other virtual meet-and-greets, links to access available resources, and information on the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, which is currently accepting donations and applications.
Artist Relief Fund | artistrelief.org
The Artist Relief Fund is an initiative organized by a coalition of national grantmaking organizations and foundations that aims to support artists affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund invites practicing artists 21 years or older working in any discipline to apply for $5,000 grants. The initiative will operate through September 2020.
Artists Rights Society | arsny.com
The Artist Rights Society's recently relaunched website offers a guide to "Artists Rights 101." This page provides information on how artists can protect their intellectual property rights (copyrights, rights of publicity or personality, and moral rights). Explore FAQs relating to a variety of topics such as "copyright basics," "intellectual property rights," "pertinent copyright cases," and more.
Artists Thrive | artiststhrive.org
Artists Thrive has compiled resources, tools, and opportunities for artists and those who work with artists. In addition to links to various funding sources and grants, the Artist Thrive COVID-19 page includes tips for self care and opportunities to engage in digital creative prompts and challenges.
Alliance of Artists Communities | artistcommunities.org
The Alliance of Artists Communities' Emergency Relief Programs page offers support to artist residencies and artists as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The web page includes links to resources, including emergency funds, grants, and programs.
Capacity Interactive | ideas.capacityinteractive.com
Capacity Interactive, which provides digital marketing consulting for the arts, has put together a guide to specific digital marketing suggestions that show how you can maintain a presence on social media, in your audience's inbox, and online—even when in-person plans change.
CERF+ | cerfplus.org
CERF+ calls itself "the artists safety net," and it has put together a page dedicated to helping artists and organizations find assistance as they respond to COVID-19. CERF+ also wants to hear from studio-based artists to learn more about the challenges they are facing in light of the coronavirus. Responses can be submitted in the COVID-19 national impact survey.
CERF+ offers a guide for self-employed workers that explains provisions of the CARES Act that make financial disaster relief available.
COVID-19 Resources for Freelance Artists | covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com
This site is specifically designed for freelance artists seeking free preparedness resources, links to online platforms, temporary/remote employment opportunities, financial relief options., and more. The website also features a link to a recorded panel discussion, "Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic," which highlights more best practices for freelance artists and independent contractors as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Creative Capital | creative-capital.org
Creative Capital has developed a list of resources, including emergency relief funds and grants, for artists working in all disciplines, arts philanthropists, and arts professionals. They will continue to update this page and provide links to additional resources as they become available.
Creative Capital "Coping with COVID" webinar | creative-capital.org
Creative Capital invites artist and energy healer Rhonda Wheatley for a webinar and conversation focusing on wellness and self-care for creatives coping with the isolation, anxiety, and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Creative Generation "Digital Care Package" for Artists | creativegeneration.art
Creative Generation's Digital Care Package for Artists and Creatives gathered words of encouragement, advice, and resources from and for the creative community. Explore tons of resources and links in this hub dubbed as a "big hug when you need it."
Theatre Story Archive | michaeldeanmorgan.com/tsa
The Theatre Story Archive, an oral history project, is currently collecting Quarantine Stories from actors, stage hands and audiences. The goal of the project is to capture the feelings, experiences, and responses to the challenge of COVID-19 in our individual and shared lives.
Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists | springboardexchange.org/workofart
The Work of Art toolkit is a resource developed and provided by Springboard for the Arts. Based on a series of professional development and entrepreneurship workshops, the Work of Art Toolkit is available for free digitally.
FOR ARTS EDUCATORS AND TEACHING ARTISTS
Association of Teaching Artists "COVID-19 Community Conversation" webinar | teachingartists.com
View a free recording of the Association of Teaching Artists' COVID-19 Community Conversation. This presentation discusses topics relevant to teaching artists, such as contingency planning, best practices for modifying teaching during a public health crisis, and working options for teaching artists.
Grantmakers in the Arts "What's the Forecast for Arts Education" webinar | giarts.org
As a result of COVID-19, students and families have pivoted to work packets, online learning, and virtual convenings. For teaching artists and arts funders in particular, there are outstanding questions around how to handle contracts, manage intellectual property, and how to ensure all students have access to high quality education. Hear from Kimberly Olsen, executive director of NYC Arts in Education Roundtable, and Alex Nock, principal, Penn Hill Group, as they discuss federal funding changes, how funders can respond, and what teaching artists are doing to assimilate into this new reality.
Wallace Foundation COVID-19 resource hub| wallacefoundation.org
The Wallace Foundation's COVID-19 resource hub provides ideas, information, and guidance for educators and arts professionals. This web page includes relevant blog posts, webinars, reports, and more on topics ranging from reopening protocols to financial management to creating a more equitable creative environment.
FUNDRAISING, DONOR RELATIONS, AND BUDGETING RESOURCES
Americans for the Arts "COVID-19 Federal Relief Funds for the Arts 101" webinar series | artsu.americansforthearts.org
In this on-demand video series, Americans for the Arts explores the federal relief programs available to artists and arts organizations during the coronavirus pandemic. Hosted by Nina Ozlu Tunceli, chief counsel of government and public affairs at Americans for the Arts and the executive director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund, these videos will address topics such as the Paycheck Protection Program, Pandemic Unemployment, Small Business Loans, and more. New videos will be added periodically in the future, and you can register to be notified when updates are made.
Americans for the Arts "Spring Appeal and Fundraising in COVID-19" webinar | artsu.americansforthearts.org
This session discusses fundraising and crafting a spring appeal in the age of COVID-19. Presenters facilitate a discussion, share best practices, and highlight different approaches arts organizations can take.
NEW: Capacity Interactive: 7 Tips For Delivering Virtual Experiences | ideas.capacityinteractive.com
Virtual events allow audiences digital access to activities in the arts. In this guide, digital marketing consultants Capacity Interactive share seven key takeaways to enhance and monetize virtual experiences.
DonorPerfect | donorperfect.com
DonorPerfect's COVID-19 Fundraising Template Kit for Nonprofits includes resources such as email and social media templates that can help organizations raise money and engage donors while complying with social distancing and other health guidelines. The free kit includes templates for a variety of communications, such as campaign launches, remote volunteer trainings, and more.
FMA - Fiscal Strength for Nonprofits | fmaonline.net
FMA helps nonprofits meet their mission through consulting, outsourcing, training, and more. Now in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, FMA has put together a COVID-19 Response Resources page that provides updates and gathers the FMA's latest blog posts, interviews, and tools to help nonprofits manage their finances and organize a response to the coronavirus crisis.
NEW: National Assembly of State Arts Agencies "Federal Resources for Creative Development" webinar | February 9, 2021, at 4 p.m. | nasaa-arts.org
Brought to you by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) and the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA), this seminar helps you navigate the new Creative Placemaking Public Resources Guide. In just one hour, you'll gain valuable insights about federal funding programs. You'll receive a live demonstration of how to use the guide’s search functions to reveal often-overlooked federal resources applicable to equitable community development, creative placemaking and the arts. You'll also hear from practitioners who have successfully leveraged public funding opportunities for creative placemaking. REGISTER HERE.
National Association of Counties "Maximizing Value on Every Public Dollar" webinar | naco.org
The National Association of Counties, NACo Financial Services Corporation, and Three + One host a webinar to show counties how to use liquidity analyses and data to maximize the value on current tax dollars and any CARES Act funding received. New opportunities exist to increase the value on public funds during a time it’s needed most, and this webinar will highlight ways to look under every stone for taxpayer benefit.
Ohio Arts Council "Budgeting During a Pandemic" webinar | oac.ohio.gov
Now more than ever, budget management is critical to navigating our changing world. In this webinar, fiscal expert Elaine Grogan Luttrull of Minerva Financial Arts reviews scenarios to help organizations and individuals to plan for the ongoing pandemic and eventual recovery.
Ohio Museums Association "Fundraising in Troubled Times" webinar | ohiomuseums.org
The Ohio Museums Association's April webinar gives museums and arts and culture organizations tools to assist in donor retention and fundraising in the midst of a national crisis. Featured experts reflect on the lessons learned from past events and crises and share tips on how to engage donors, salvage special event revenue, pivot membership programs, and leverage charitable benefits of the CARES Act.
Ohio Office of Small Business Relief | businesshelp.ohio.gov
The Office of Small Business Relief within the Ohio Development Services Agency coordinates state efforts to identify and provide direct support for Ohio's small businesses. The office's website includes resources for economic support, including specific resources for nonprofits facing financial hardships, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Oregon Arts Commission "Creative Borrowing for your COVID-19 Comeback" webinar | oregonartscommission.org
This webinar provides information about how nonprofit organizations can use fully secured borrowing to help them through a financial crisis. Richard Linzer of Linzer Consulting gives an overview of this common financial tool. Irene Namkung, former board chair for Northwest Folklife Festival, and Stuart Weiser, former manager of the Eugene Symphony Orchestra, share how their organizations used fully secured borrowing to manage their financial crises and ultimately become stronger, more resilient organizations. Additional materials including the presentation slides are here.
Veritus Group "It's NOT About Face-to-Face Anymore" webinar | veritasgroup.com
This webinar covers why digitally engaging with donors is a big step in the right direction, the myths about whether you can engage with donors digitally, why we believe digital experiences open up new possibilities for donor-centric relationships, and the strategies for maximizing available technology.
FOR NONPROFITS AND ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
American Alliance of Museums | aam-us.org
AAM offers a directory of resources compiled to assist museums in internal and external preparations relating to COVID-19.
Catchafire | catchafire.org
Catchafire's COVID-19 resource page helps nonprofits adapt to new ways of operating and serving communities in this critical time. The page offers opportunities to virtually speak with experts, consultants, and volunteers; links to webinars covering a variety of topics such as fundraising and workforce management for a teleworking team; and more ways to connect with other nonprofit professionals.
NEW: Community Development Investments | communitydevelopment.art
This initiative from ArtPlace America explores the intersection of the arts and culture and community development, health and well-being, and economic growth. The website houses publications, webinars, and other resources to assist in comprehensive planning efforts and further research.
League of American Orchestras | americanorchestras.org
The League of American Orchestras provides a page that includes travel considerations for musicians and orchestras, funding resources for communities impacted by the coronavirus, and sample communications that can be tailored to convey important messaging regarding program rescheduling and wellness precautions.
The League of American Orchestras has put together a federal assistance overview that provides a detailed description of funding streams accessible to nonprofits.
National Council of Nonprofits | councilofnonprofits.org
The National Council of Nonprofits highlights key provisions of the federal CARES Act and explains how these impact the nonprofit sector.
North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents: Coronavirus FAQs | napama.org
NAPAMA has put together a list of frequently asked questions relating to the impact of COVID-19 on the performing arts field. The site will be updated regularly as more information becomes available and includes a list to additional resources for agents, managers, and self-represented artists.
OCLC "REALM Project: Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums" Information Hub | webjunction.org
OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battle are working together to distribute science-based information and recommended practices to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to staff and visitors engaging in the delivery or use of museum, library, or archival services. The information hub has links to research news and updates, as well as webinars aimed at providing guidance to archives, libraries, and museums as they make decisions about reopening and best practices.
Ohio Museums Association's COVID-19 Response Resources for Museums | ohiomuseums.org
The Ohio Museums Association has created a list of resources for both museums and museum professionals. In addition to a list of Ohio community foundations that are offering COVID-19 emergency response funds, OMA has also started a guide to Ohio museums that are offering virtual programming.
Prosper Strategies | prosper-strategies.com
Each week, Prosper Strategies releases new nonprofit-oriented resources to help organizations with their operational, strategic, and fundraising needs. Its COVID-19 webinar series offers guidance in areas such as launching effective donor communication campaigns, building nonprofit resilience, and planning virtual fundraiser events.
NEW: U.S. Small Business Administration Shuttered Venue Operators (aka "Save Our Stages") Grant webinar | sba.gov
The U.S. Small Business Administration hosted an informational webinar providing a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, a.k.a. "Save Our Stages", that was enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. This webinar discusses the grants, who can apply, how potential organizations can prepare, and additional details regarding eligibility and applications. NOTE: More information on this grant program will continue to be released by the SBA at sba.gov/coronavirusrelief.
WolfBrown | wolfbrown.com
WolfBrown has launched the Audience Outlook Monitor, an international collaboration between top researchers, funders, service organizations, and hundreds of cultural organizations who want to make informed decisions about how and when to re-start programming based on rigorous research data. This website is a source of information on research findings, scenario planning, and critical thinking about audiences and programming.
Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences "Reopening the Performing Arts" webinar | apap365.org
Based on the recently released Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide, this webinar will determine when to reopen, how to communicate with audiences, how to ensure a sanitized venue, and most importantly, all of the considerations to keep everyone safe, from front-of-house to backstage.
NEW: Association of Performing Arts Professionals "Public Health and the Re-Opening of the Performing Arts" with Dr. Anthony Fauci | apap365.org
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health offers up-to-the-minute intel on the status of the global pandemic and vaccine rollout in the U.S. and what this means for the performing arts industry. In this video, originally presented at the APAP|NYC+ 2021 Conference, Dr. Fauci helps the performing arts community plan for and anticipate the resumption of live performing arts programming and touring.
EMCArts "Adapting Organizations During and After the Pandemic" webinar | artsfwd.org
This four-part webinar series aims to help leaders and staff make progress amid disorder by offering frameworks for adaptive practice and examples from within the field. The sessions discuss challenges organizations are facing at this time and offer solutions for actionable strategies and plans for moving forward.
UPDATED: Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide | eventsafetyalliance.org
Now with a new, six-month update: The Event Safety Alliance's Reopening Guide provides health and sanitary considerations necessary to protect patrons and workers as municipal officials begin to allow small-scale public gatherings. Informed by scientific advice from organizations such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, the Reopening Guide offers suggestions specifically tailored for event and venue professionals. As stated on the Event Safety Alliance website, the first edition of the guide is aimed at informing the reopening of "the smallest events with the fewest resources available to mitigate their risks."
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees - Safety Program Guidelines | stage-directions.com
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has a 27-page set of guidelines detailing a possible COVID-19 Safety Program for stagecraft workers in entertainment venues and workspaces like theatres and live performance venues.
National Association of Counties "Health Equity and Social Solidarity" webinar series | naco.org
NACo's new webinar series, "Health Equity and Social Solidarity in the Time of Pandemic: Strategies for COVID-19 Response and Recovery," highlights the challenges communities are facing as they respond to COVID-19 and its impacts and serves as an opportunity for community leaders across the nation to learn from lead researchers, policymakers and each other. Visit the webinar series' landing page to access recordings of past presentations and view a schedule of upcoming events.
NEW: National Endowment for the Arts The Art of Reopening Research Publication | arts.gov
Based on in-depth interviews with nine arts organizations representing various artistic disciplines, budget sizes, and geographic regions, The Art of Reopening identifies common practices among arts groups that have successfully reopened their doors to audiences or visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Texas Historical Commission "Museums Beyond Reopening" webinar | thc.texas.gov
This webinar focuses on helping museums develop a toolbox to keep operations agile and resilient while making steps to grow their mission. Learn how to modify operations to meet challenges the pandemic has brought, build new revenue streams, and explore new opportunities to make your museum stronger in this time of change.
WEBINARS & PODCASTS
Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences webinars | apap365.org
The Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences (APAP) webinar page collects upcoming and previous APAP webinars covering topics such as nonprofit finance management, emergency preparedness, COVID-19 resources for artists, self care, and more. The page also features links to other webinar recordings and ongoing webinar series.
Americans for the Arts "Engaging Your Audience During and After COVID-19" webinar | artsu.americansforthearts.org
This webinar reviews the tenets of strong audience development, explores approaches and frameworks to help us think about and understand our audiences in ways that can guide our programming and/or communication, and checks in with the most recent data that can help inform future planning.
Artist Relief "Upholding Mobility and Access" webinar | artistrelief.org
In this conversation with Kristy Edumnds, executive and artistic director of UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance, and Lauren Snelling, senior director of alumni programming at the National YoungArts Foundation, presenters address the harsh realities associated with a return to public gatherings and ongoing postponements and cancellations. They also provide a hopeful perspective on alternatives for artists operating in a virtual landscape.
Artsy gallery innovation webinar | artsy.net
Join gallery leaders from around the world as they discuss innovative practices such as connecting with collectors and artists online, email marketing strategies, and approaches to social media outreach and engagement.
Catchafire webinars | catchafire.org/webinars
Catchafire offers on-demand access to recorded webinars that cover a variety of topics relevant to nonprofit organizations. Many recent webinars are related to navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, with presentations including hosting virtual programming and nurturing donor relations in a time of social distancing, while others discuss evergreen topics such as management skills and communication with donors.
Citizens' Institute on Rural Design "CIRD in the Time of COVID-19" webinar | rural-design.org
In this webinar, the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design discusses the role of design when stay-at-home orders impact placemaking efforts. Topics discussed include how organizations that work in design can respond to economic distress head-on, especially in rural communities that seek to engage with the arts to drive economic development.
Dexibit coronavirus webinars | dexibit.com/covid19
Dexibit, a software company that serves visitor attractions such as museums; galleries; zoos; and other arts, cultural, and entertainment destinations and organizations around the world, hosts webinars that share COVID-19 response resources and strategies for managing visitor attractions and retaining audiences through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grantmakers in the Arts "Supporting rural communities and individual artists" webinar | giarts.org
According to a National Governors Association report about rural support, creative sector initiatives are most effective when attuned to the particular creative assets and needs of rural communities. Join a panel of experts as they share what makes their communities and support unique and what funders should keep in mind when supporting rural communities and individual artists in these communities.
Independent Sector "Organizational Survival and Sustainability" webinar | independentsector.org
Numerous organizations have been in "survival mode" even before the COVID-19 crisis, and they are no doubt going to face some very tough decisions ahead. This webinar guides listeners to help them realize that there is no better time for organizations to really evaluate the situation and take action.
National Guild for Community Arts Education | nationalguild.org
The National Guild for Community Arts Education has a COVID-19 resource page that includes links to ongoing webinar series focusing on themes such as "Transitioning Arts Programming for Shelter in Place Audiences" and "Human-Centered Approaches in a Time of Crisis." The page also includes opportunities for virtual engagement through general and specific Facebook and Slack groups and video-enabled "Community Conversations."
Ohio Arts Council "Going Virtual: Moving Work and Programming Online" webinar | oac.ohio.gov
Explore new technology and techniques to help rethink your daily work and programming using virtual spaces. Beth Flowers, executive director of AIR Institute, provides in-depth training on the latest Zoom functionality and case studies for moving meetings, workshops, fundraising, community events, and performances online.
UPDATED: Performing Arts Readiness webinars | performingartsreadiness.org/webinars
Performing Arts Readiness is hosting free webinars throughout the months of January, February, and March touching on topics related to business continuity, risk assessment, disaster response, and more. Upcoming webinar topics include:
- Risk Assessment for Performing Arts Organizations | Jan. 21 at 2 p.m.
- Health and Safety in the Performing Arts | Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.
- Disaster Response for Performing Arts Organizations | Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.
- Crisis Communication and Reputation Management for Performing Arts Organizations | March 3 at 2 p.m.
- Managing Legacy Materials for Performing Arts Organizations | March 9 at 3 p.m.
- Safety and Security for Performing Arts | March 11 at 2 p.m.
- Fire Safety and Preparedness for Performing Arts Organizations | March 16 at 2 p.m.
- Introduction to Emergency Preparedness for Performing Arts Organizations | March 18 at 2 p.m.
- Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts | March 25 at 1:30 p.m.