COVID-19 is hitting artists and musicians as independent workers hard. Please explore the following resources and reach out if you have ideas about how NBAM can support artists in our community.

Massachusetts Resources

NEW! Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund

NEW! Mass Cultural Council COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals 

Boston Opportunity Fund for Artists (Application)

The Record Co.‘s Boston Music Maker Relief Fund

Massachusetts (Jamaica Plain, Boston): Mutual Aid Offerings

Massachusetts (Tufts): Mutual Aid for Students


Theater Community Benevolent Fund

Boston Singers Relief Fund

Rhode Island Resources

COVID-19 Mutual Aid: PVD

National Resources

Creative Capital – List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

List of Funding Opportunities from Women Arts 

List of Emergency Funding Opportunities for Visual Artists

Emergency Grants – Foundation for Contemporary Arts 

Springboard for the Arts – Emergency Funds

A State-by-State Resource Guide for Music Professionals

American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund

Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

Artist Relief Tree

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants

Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund


Rauschenberg Emergency Grants

Artists Fellowship – Emergency Aid Resources

The Haven Foundation

The Sustainable Arts Foundation supports artists and writers with children

National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response


Artists, Culture Workers, Freelancers, Gig/Event Economy Losses Due to Covid-19 Cancellations

Missed Tour (merch for sale to support musicians)

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists Super useful page with resources for freelance artists.

Resources For The Arts During Coronavirus – Wonderland

New Bedford Creative is a great resource for artists. Here are some funding resources they have shared.

Creative Capital launches Coping with COVID Online Workshops for Artists
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect the world, many artists are left with few options to show their work and generate an income. Creative Capital has launched a series of free online workshops designed to help artists mitigate the effects of the pandemic and economic situation. Topics include: Livestreaming for Artists; Financial Implications for Creative Individuals; and Time Management for Artists during Challenging Times. Click here to view and/or sign up.
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts: Unemployment for Gig Workers and Self-employed Individuals under the CARES Act
VLA hosted guest Attorneys Elizabeth Mason and Jill Havens to provide an introduction about unemployment under the CARES Act. Click here for the video. The companion summary, as well as a link to schedule time with an expert, is being offered through the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston. Click here for more information. For the latest developments, continue to check frequently the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance. has been reorganized to focus on the most up-to-date information, resources, and news affecting the business community—this includes artists, galleries, and nonprofits!

The COVID-19 virus is affecting many artists, nonprofits, and communities across the globe. While not comprehensive, ArtPlace America has a running list of resources to start to help mitigate and navigate the effects of the virus (whether it be financial, health, etc) going forward. Click here to view the list.

Americans for the Arts has established a Response and Resource Center that will be updated on a daily basis. This includes preparation information, funding and grants, resource pages and much more. Click here for more information.

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, they have created a list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals. The Creative Capital List of Artist Resources will continue to be updated as the outbreak continues to affect the arts community. Click here for more information.


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“Massachusetts Health Connector offers extended enrollment for uninsured individuals to ease coronavirus fears” Click here

Hunger and Food Resources:
From Project Bread in Boston, hunger and food resources for Massachusetts households, children and families

Kickstarter’s very comprehensive resource list

Boston, MA Coronavirus Resource Kit

Trans POC & Immigrant Support

COVID-19 Mutual Aid & Advocacy Resource

Database of Localized Resources

Collective Care is our Best Weapon against COVID-19 (lots of local mutual aid groups)

For Hospitality Workers

Fera Lorde – A Sex Worker on Dealing w Coronavirus

Fund for Retail Workers

Resources for Restaurant Workers

Bartender Emergency Fund