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.
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Updated March 30, 2020
Emergency Aid for Artists
- 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 (rainbowmilitiacircus.com) and maintained by Kelsey Karper (kelseykarper.com).
- Freelancers Union article: How freelancers can claim paid sick leave in a coronavirus emergency.