Resources for Creatives

Posted on Mar 23, 2020

Last Updated: April 22, 2020 at 04:22 a.m. CST

Below is a link with tons of resources for the creative industry, particularly those who are freelancers/contractors. Will add to the list as more are found.

If you have kids at home, there are many resources via the links on this post: http://quietyell.com/2020/03/23/resources-for-children/

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List of Resources for Creatives:


Many Resource Links at:
https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/

Resource Link Categories:

  • General Preparedness
  • Quantifying Economic Impact of Cancelled Work
  • Advocacy, Legal & Financial Information
  • Emergency Funding
  • Community Care & Mutual Aid
  • Working, Gathering, & Teaching Online
  • Health & Mental Heath Resources
  • International Resources (Outside United States)
  • Other Lists & Miscellaneous Wisdom
  • Events (Online Learning & Webinars)
  • Interrupting Racism Resources

This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc.

What this list IS: an aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.

What this list IS NOT: a place to promote individual artist practices (we love you, but we’re not equipped for that); a place to promote fee for service work; or a place to seek direct emergency funding.

This link was found via a post by Lance Curan:
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/quietyell_letsgetthroughthis-activity-6645605046211923968-5m2B


Via a post by SCBWI.org (SCBWI = Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) : “Kidlit creators! We know you’re looking for resources to get through COVID-19 and we’ve got them coming. (Stay tuned. 🙂) Here’s a list of financial help for freelancers to get you started by #SCBWI member Nancy Castaldo”
http://nancycastaldonaturespeak.blogspot.com/2020/03/time-out-financial-resources-for-kidlit.html


Via a post by Laurie Schacht : “Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) is offering complimentary 6-month memberships to those experiencing unemployment or loss of income due to the spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. The offer is presented in the spirit of WIT’s mission to “advance women through leadership, networking, and educational opportunities.””

https://toybook.com/women-in-toys-offers-assistance-during-covid-19-spread/

Direct Link to Form:
https://form.jotform.com/82064673284158


Via a mention on NBC 5 DFW news : “Coffitivity recreates the ambient sounds of a cafe to boost your creativity and help you work better.”
https://coffitivity.com/


Via a shared post by Brilliant Ads : “The UN asks creatives to help fight #Covid19. Read the open brief and share. Let’s put our skills to a noble use!”

https://bit.ly/2UoJ4qv


Via a post by the Anna Goodson Illustration Agency website : “How to Survive as an Illustrator during the COVID-19 mania”

https://www.agoodson.com/five-ways-to-survive-as-an-illustrator-during-the-covid-19-mania/


Via a post by AOI (Association of Illustrators) and a post by Georgia Luckman : “Some excellent advice for Illustrators and other freelance creators working from home #StayInReachOut ⭐” | “What steps can we take next as Illustrators in these uncertain times? I’ve brought together tips and advice that we can use to improve our situation, and continue doing the work we all love”

https://theaoi.com/2020/04/02/running-an-illustration-career-in-covid-19/


Zoom Backgrounds

Via a post by WB Games : “Looking for a DC themed virtual background for your next ZOOM call?”

https://www.dccomics.com/blog/2020/04/01/dial-in-from-the-dc-universe-with-these-virtual-backgrounds

Via a post by Eric Calderon : “For everyone doing Zoom calls from your home, here’s a link that let’s you choose a background from a few of Fox’s animated series to use as your virtual background. Pretty fun and keeps your clients/colleagues from seeing your messy house!”

https://www.fox.com/animation-domination/download-zoom-backgrounds/

Via a comment by Billie Tucker Volpe : Pee-wee’s Playhouse

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/19858589/unnamed_1.jpg

Via a post by Sonic : “Looking for a fun way to add flair to your Zoom meetings? Download our virtual backgrounds and give your coworkers the SONIC they crave!”

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sonic-drive-in_looking-for-a-fun-way-to-add-flair-to-your-activity-6658409359741116416-B2VC

Via an article by Forbes : “DoorDash wants to help consumers feel like they are eating in a restaurant despite them not being able to go out during the coronavirus outbreak. The company is offering virtual backgrounds from popular eateries that can be uploaded to video platforms to remind you what going out used to feel like.” | “Hungry for lunch with friends? Same. From your favorite restaurants? Yep. With all your favorite tunes? Delivered! Share a complete (virtual) lunch when you order from the DoorDash Lunchroom. Download video-chat backdrops (at McDonald’s … or on the moon) and music to set the (food) mood. Share the experiences with (virtually) everyone—friends, family, and even some familiar faces you never thought you’d miss.”

https://get.doordash.com/lunchroom


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