Like many organizations right now, Tualatin Valley Creates is continuing to support our community partners in arts, culture, heritage and humanities. Here, we share some information and resources for artists and related organizations to help you navigate the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation. We will add to this page as more updates and resources become available.
Health & Safety
First, our community’s health and safety is important to us. Please check with local and state public health organizations, such as the Oregon Health Authority and the CDC, for the most up-to-date directions and recommendations.
Resources for Artists:
National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response: We would like to provide some of the latest resource lists and encourage all to check our website and social media often for current updates.
Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund: Portland’s Creative Laureate, Subashini Ganesan, and Oregon’s Poet Laureate, Kim Stafford, have launched this emergency relief fund to meet the growing needs for independent/freelance artists in our tri-county area, in the face of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources: This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community.
COVID-19 Oregon Musicians Relief Fund: The Jeremy Wilson Foundation has created a special DONOR-DIRECTED FUND to be used specifically for musicians and music industry workers affected by the coronavirus.
The Social Distancing Festival: This is a site for celebrating artists and the work that has been cancelled/delayed/disrupted.
Patreon Grants: Patreon set up a grant to support artists affected by COVID-19
Facebook Small Business Grants Program: Facebook is offering cash grants and ad credits
Artist’s Trust COVID-19 Response and Recovery Resources: Artist Trust has created a growing list of response & recovery resources for artists in Washington State, many of which are applicable to artists anywhere.
Musicians United for Unemployment Benefits: Letter from musicians to the US House and Senate and all State Governments to gather support for musicians, DJs, and all gig economy workers in relief packages.
Resources for Non-Profit Organizations
Oregon Community Recovery Fund:The Oregon Community Recovery Grant program will provide funds to nonprofit organizations in Oregon that are particularly affected by the outbreak of COVID-19.
NAO’s Resources for Staff and Programming: In an effort to help keep your staffs and volunteers safe and your important work ongoing, NAO has collated and curated the following resources your nonprofit may find useful.
Arts Ready: An online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, provides arts organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability.
Non-Profit Learning Lab: Information on how to lead better online meetings and trainings
Performing Arts Alliance: Non-Profits Need Access to COVID-19 Relief: Initiate a conversation with elected officials on this topic.
Philanthropy Northwest: Virtual Events and Opportunities to Engage
Women’s Foundation of Oregon: Coronavirus Rapid Response Fund
Resources for Museums
American Alliance for Museums: AAM has compiled this guide to help museums prepare internally and externally for outbreaks in their communities.
Resources for Businesses
COVID-19 Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources: The U.S. Small Business Administration has information to assist small businesses with accessing federal resources and navigating their own preparedness plans
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Financial Resources for Businesses: Business Oregon’s resources for small businesses providing financial assistance in the event of local, regional, or statewide economic impacts due to identified disasters.
Resources for Greater Portland Businesses: This page provides information about resources for Greater Portland businesses affected by COVID-19.
Travel Oregon’s COVID-19 Toolkit: In an effort to support our partners in a time when up-to-date information is crucial, Travel Oregon has created a toolkit that points to resources from national and state public health organizations to give you all the information you need around COVID-19.
Coronavirus Updates from States and Counties:
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