This is a growing list of resources for filmmakers and freelance artists who are experiencing a loss or reduction of wages due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As we learn of more support, we will add it to this list. If you come across any resources that are missing from this list, please feel free to fill out the form on the bottom of the page.
Safe Way Forward Guild – Union Protocols
A joint report of the DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE< and Teamsters Committee for COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
Industry-Wide Labor Management Safety Committee Task Force
Proposed Health and Safety Guidelines for Motion Picture, Television, and Streaming Producitons during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
WMM Webinar: Answering your Questions on PPP and Unemployment Insurance
Attorneys from Reavis Page Jump answer questions on the Paycheck Protection Program, Unemployment Insurance, and applying for federal and state assistance.
Guide to Applying for US Coronavirus Federal Relief
A collaborative resource by IDA, Firelight, and ITVS.
AmDocs Artist Emergency Fund
Rapid response emergency grants to help with basics, including food and immediate health needs.
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Emergency Funds
Emergency funds for artists in all disciplines, across the U.S.
Tides Foundation’s Philanthropic Response to COVID-19
Emergency funds Tides has organized to support organizations impacted by COVID-19 or working hard to provide relief to those who have been affected. Also includes a list of local organizations providing support.
Reavis Page Jump LLP: COVID-19 Introductory Legal Consult Program
Law firm offering a reduced initial consult fee for consultations regarding COVID-19-related issues.
KQED List of Emergency Funds for Freelancers and Artists
A list of mutual aid funds that distribute emergency grants to artists, creative professionals and freelancers facing financial hardships
NYWIFT Emergency Resource Directory
A list of resources for women film professionals and organizations, as well as a quick survey to keep NYWIFT informed of how COVID-19 has impacted individuals in the film and media industries.
Anonymous Was A Woman Emergency Grants
This program provides emergency relief grants to women-identifying visual artists over the age of 40.
Field of Vision Relief Fund
REOPENS MAY 6th. The fund will distribute unrestricted grants of up to $2000 to support personal financial needs during the COVID19 pandemic to freelancers.
Field of Vision Virtual Mentorship & Consultation Service
The Field of Vision team will offer a virtual “office hours” service for the documentary community.
WomenArts Emergency Grants
Emergency funds for artists in all disciplines, across the U.S.
New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Resources NYS Arts and Culture Organizations
Resources for arts and culture organizations, small businesses, and individual artists that include emergency funding, preparedness guides, and more.
Art House Convergence COVID-19 Preparedness Resources
Resources for cinemas facing canceled events such as advocacy groups, preparedness measures, tips for what to do while events have halted, and more.
Creative Capital List of Arts Resources
A list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists and arts professionals.
Creative Capital Online Workshops Calendar
A schedule of upcoming and ongoing online workshops Creative Capital is offering for free.
Sundance Co//ab Free Programs
Sundance Co//ab has opened their webinars, member Q&A, and masterclasses to anyone interested, at no cost.
Freelancers Union Open-source Resource List
Various resources including general resources and preparation, advocacy for freelancers, emergency funding, remote freelance work resources and best practices, mental health resources, and more.
Vimeo: How to Plan A Virtual Event
A webinar for businesses and organizations on how to shift their in-person event strategies to virtual ones. Takes place Thursday, March 26 @ 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT
TechSoup Article: Nonprofit Resources for Remote Work During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Tools and tips for non-profit organizations switching to remote work.
Film + TV Charity Resources
List of resources for filmmakers in the UK on how to stay healthy (mentally & physically), a 24-hour support line, and financial advice.
Women and Hollywood Film Fundraising Campaign Amplification
They will be boosting the crowdfunding efforts of projects who have been affected by festival and screening cancellations. First round of applications due Tuesday, March 17 by 11:59 PM ET.
Together Films Digital Distribution Webinars
Together Films are launching a series of webinars and toolkits to help people transition to #digitaldistribution offerings to turn this crisis into your opportunity for engagement
IndieWire Article: Resources for Entertainment Workers
A list of organizations who have pledged to support workers impacted by COVID-19
Artist Relief Project
Crowdfunded grants for artists impacted by COVID-19
CERF+ Emergency Relief Fund
Provides support through grants and/or brokered assistance, such as booth fee waivers and discounts or donations on supplies and equipment.
F.E.E.L. (Film and Entertmaint Emergency Logistics)
Retooling Motion Picture & TV Production to Emergency Logistics and Fabrication to Combat COVID-19
Nashville Women in Film and Television
Please let firstname.lastname@example.org know if you can help in Nashville for the Women in Film and Television community.
Voices 4 Change
Due to the increased risks to victims of domestic violence during the Covid-19 social isolation, Voices4Change is offering free streaming of the award winning film FINDING JENN’S VOICE for the month of April. The film examines the risks of intimate partner homicide during pregnancy and explores the nature of abuse by looking beyond the black eye.
To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.
DOC NYC COVID-19 Webinars
DOC NYC is hosting webinars relevant to filmmaker struggles during COVID-19
WMM’s List of Regional Resources
Many organizations are providing resources and support on the local level. Check out our list of regional resources to see your local arts organization can help.
Know of a resource that’s not listed here? Please let us know so we can pass the word along.