COVID-19 Resources for Artists & Arts Organizations

March 24, 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Arts Council will be compiling resources for artists and organizations who are experiencing personal or business losses due to the economic impact of the pandemic. This list will be updated weekly as news and information become available. We are continually updating our social media pages with information, so be sure to follow us on  Facebook and Twitter .

For up-to-date statewide information, please visit the NJ COVID-19 Information Hub.

If you know of a resource not listed below, please email Michelle Baxter-Schaffer .
The  National Endowment for the Arts is keeping a comprehensive list of COVID-19 resources for artists and arts organizations.

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts closely monitors recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the Federal and D.C. governments as developments evolve concerning the coronavirus. This page is updated daily as news and information becomes available.

New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response

NJCAR's primary aims are to prevent and mitigate the loss of cultural and historic resources in the event of a disaster and to serve as a statewide resource. Click here for resources about the coronavirus.

Arts Ed NJ

The Arts Ed NJ staff have compiled a list of resources, technologies, and instructional tools to support our arts educators and teaching artists.

This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community.

Creative Capital

A list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals.

In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, the  Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions.


To help music professionals and their loved ones navigate the coronavirus crisis,  Billboard has compiled a list of resources at both the national and state levels, including more than four dozen relief funds.

Artwork Archive

COVID-19 resources for artists , including financial relief, digital tools for working remotely, and more.

I Care If You Listen

I Care If You Listen has compiled a list of emergency funding and artist resources for artists impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.

CERF+ is committed to providing artists with the information they need to sustain their careers, and will be sharing resources and opportunities related to navigating the COVID-19 crisis.


Follow  ArtsReady for up-to-date resources and opportunities for artists and arts organizations impacted by COVID-19, including webinars, legal guidance, emergency funding, and more.

Performing Arts Readiness

The Performing Arts Readiness project offers free webinars, on-site training, and presentations at professional conferences on various topics related to emergency preparedness.

New Jersey nonprofits and small businesses can now apply to the  U.S. Small Business Administration's Economic Injury Disaster Loans program.


A comprehensive list of tips, tools, and examples for event organizers during the coronavirus outbreak.

The State of New Jersey's official COVID-19 information hub. Find services and information, ask questions, and get live updates.

The  New Jersey Department of Health has a 24-hour public hotline to address questions regarding the coronavirus.

Call the NJ Coronavirus & Poison Center Hotline at (800) 222-1222 or (800) 962-1253 if using out-of-state phone line.

Here are some services offering special video conferencing deals in response to the coronavirus from Cisco Webex, Google, Logmein, Microsoft, and Zoom.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, created in 1966, is a division of the NJ Department of State. The Council was established to encourage and foster public interest in the arts; enlarge public and private resources devoted to the arts; promote freedom of expression in the arts; and facilitate the inclusion of art in every public building in New Jersey. The Council receives direct appropriations from the State of New Jersey through a dedicated, renewable Hotel/Motel Occupancy fee, as well as competitive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more about the Council, please visit  

Information provided in this notice is accurate at the time of publication. The inclusion of a resource or opportunity does not constitute an endorsement by the State Arts Council.