Mutual Aid and Other Opportunities For Artists

Los Angeles Mutual Aid Facebook Group

Share resources and local updates, to keep each other safe and informed during the coronavirus epidemic 

 

LA County COVID-19 

Resource Guide Compiled by One Degree, including food, health, housing resources and more.

 

Mutual Aid Project to Support Independent Artists in Response to COVID-19

We are a DC-based arts platform and network uplifting the autonomy, safety, wellness, and creative development of Black and non-white trans and gender expansive people. What is mutual aid? Mutual aid is the voluntary exchange of services and resources for mutual benefit.  With music shows and other events being cancelled at a large scale as a response to COVID-19, we understand the astounding affect this has on the livelihood of independent artists – from musicians and DJs to graphic designers and photographers. Combating COVID-19 requires a cross community and collective effort.

 

COVID-19 Mutual Aid Directory

This is a growing directory of independent artists impacted by COVID-19. Most of this list identify as QTBIPOC. 

 

COVID-19 RESOURCES + MEDIA: AN ONGOING LIST

We are standing with everyone who is experiencing the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Frankly, we are in the thick of it ourselves. Here is an ongoing list of free and discounted educational resources, software licenses, webinars, online courses, and enjoyable media for these uncertain times.

 

COVID-19 Mutual Aid and Resources  compiled by Authority Collective

As the new coronavirus continues to spread, we recognize that freelance visual journalists and artists are losing significant income for the immediate future, and that many folks in this position will be facing this shortfall without a financial buffer. Volunteers — mainly other photographers who have the capacity — have offered to donate money to those who need it.

 

COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund for LGBTQI+ BIPOC Folks

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the particular vulnerability of queer, transgender, non-binary and/or intersex Black, Indigenous folks and other LGBTQI+ people of color (QTIBIPOC folks). Due to our community disproportionately experiencing a lifelong arc of violence and discrimination, many of our community members are impoverished and housing unstable.

 

Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists in a Time of Crisis 

Presented by HowlRound

Perspectives for the Pandemic

Sharing some of the articles and resources we have found helpful as we think about what it means to create and be productive in these unprecedented times:

Why You Should Ignore All That Coronavirus-Inspired Productivity Pressure By Aisha S. Ahmad , The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 27, 2020

9 Ways to Help Others During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Alexis Perrotta, The Idealist, April 21, 2020

3 Tips to Avoid WFH Burnout, Laura M. Giurge and Vanessa K. Bohns, Harvard Business Review, April 3, 2020

How to Create Screen-Life Balance When Life Has Shifted to Screens, Catherine Price, New York Times, April 24, 2020