Artists Relief Aid and Resources

In response to the recent global health crisis, OVAC is compiling resources and emergency relief aid that is available to Oklahoma artists.

If you would like to share information for this page, please email


Updated March 30, 2020

Emergency Aid for Artists

Other Resources

Vulture article on arts organizations on mitigating disaster during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

- Previously recorded HowlRound TV virtual panel recording: Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic (ASL & Captioned). For US-Based Freelance Artists and Cultural Workers in all Disciplines. Recorded on March 16, 2020.

- Upcoming HowlRound TV virtual panel: Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists in a Time of Crisis. Will stream live on Thursday, March 26, at 1:00 pm (CT). 

- The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation created an easy-to-use checklist with tips on preparing for a period with reduced income. 

- Coronavirus 2020 Artist Relief Funds; an active Google sheet with information describing emergency relief applications. 

Oklahoma Artist Talents and Skills database form for artists; created by Rainbow Militia Circus ( and maintained by Kelsey Karper (

- Freelancers Union article: How freelancers can claim paid sick leave in a coronavirus emergency.

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

1720 N. Shartel Ave. Suite B

Oklahoma City, OK 73103


  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Flickr - Black Circle
  • YouTube