March 30, 2020
Resource List for Teens, Families, & Artists During COVID-19
Do you currently need assistance or want to help others? The Failure Lab interns have created a resource list for teens and their families during these challenging times. Plus a list of resources artists can check out.
WHERE TO GET HELP
- Resources for information
- Food Distribution Sites While Schools Are Closed
- Food Banks and Food Pantries in Colorado
- Healthcare Assistance
- Homelessness and Housing Instability Aid
- How to Get WiFi at Home
- Comcast is offering two free months of internet for low income households
- Xfinity WiFi public hotspots are now free for anyone to use
- Relief to music-industry workers
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- (800) 799-SAFE
- National Child Abuse Hotline
- (1-800) 422-4453
- Colorado Crisis Hotline
- Text “TALK” to 38255
- Colorado Crisis Services Website
HOW TO HELP OTHERS
- Offer to get food and necessities for those more at risk
- Call friends and family who are more at risk and check in on them
- Donate blood!!
- Buy gift cards from local businesses to use later
- Sew medical masks for health workers
- Order takeout from local restaurants - especially Chinese owned businesses that are currently suffering
- Help the relieve medical cost
- Help relieve restaurant and service-industry workers
- Help combat xenophobia
- Visit this Facebook group with resources on how to help those in need in Denver
- Donate your time
- Donate $$$
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. Learn more here.
The Art Report and Untitled, Art have expanded the qualifications for the Untitled, Art Emergency Fund to include financial assistance for freelance, hourly, and wage working artists vulnerable to the economic standstill.
- A national freelance artists resource list (includes emergency funding opportunities, virtual events, mental health resources, advocacy alerts, etc.)
- CERF+ Artist Safety Net
- Colorado Artist Talents and Skills Database. What other skills or opportunities can you offer during this time?
- Apply for financial assistance through one of the local crowd-funded Artist Relief Funds: Denver Metro Area Artist Relief Fund and the Colorado Artist Relief Fund
- Economic Impact Survey from Americans for the Arts
- Americans for the Arts’ COVID-19 resource and response center
- TRG Arts’ Virtual Roundtable Series. These are weekly 30-minute virtual conversations with Jill Robinson, CEO.
- Other aggregated lists of resources and assistance: Creative Capital, Grantmakers in the Arts
- Creative Capital's Emergency Fund List
- The Safety Net Fund
- The Creator Fund
- COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
- KickStarter for Artists in the COVID-19 Crisis
- COVID-19 Resources by BOMB Magazine
- COVID-19 Grassroots Relief Models
- KQED Relief Fund List
- Susan Unterberg just announced she will give emergency grants to female artists over 40 who live in the U.S. *100 grants of $2,500 each based on need.