In the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, artists as independent workers, arts organizations dependent on gathering groups together, and creative people engaged in travel and exchange may be especially affected. Springboard for the Arts is committed to creating, amplifying, and sharing resources to support artists and communities, always as part of our mission, and at this time especially.
Updated April 2021. Please note that while we have made every effort to ensure the information below is as up to date as possible, the majority of these resources were assembled in the spring and summer of 2020, and some specific information may have changed since then. Accuracy at any given point cannot be guaranteed as, even more than a year later, this is a fast-moving and evolving situation. Please consult with a professional before making any decisions, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, suggestions or additions.
Springboard for the Arts page compiling emergency resources for artists, creative workers and self-employed freelancers, focusing on emergency funding and career resources.
Springboard for the Arts page compiling emergency resources for arts organizations, nonprofits, and small businesses, focusing on funding and recovery, including Paycheck Protection Program and Shuttered Venue Operators Grants FAQs.
Springboard for the Arts page compiling legal resources for employment, contracts, taxes, nonprofits, and small businesses in Minnesota, part of Minnesota Lawyers for the Arts.
ADDITIONAL COVID RESOURCES & LINKS
Freelancer Artist Resource
Americans for the Arts Response Center
National Endowment for the Arts Resources
Principles for Ethical Cancellation
The Personal Emergency Relief Fund is a longstanding program of Springboard for the Arts. We are not currently accepting applications, but we continue to fundraise to support artists as we respond to this long-term crisis.
We're sharing our program structure and big picture thoughts about running an emergency relief fund since 2001. We hope it's useful to you as you plan your response for your community.
We have set up a fundraiser to expand the Personal Emergency Relief Fund, so that we can continue to support artists, contractors, and freelancers in Minnesota who have lost income due to Coronavirus/COVID-19. Please click below to give online, or send a check to:
Springboard for the Arts
Attn: Individual Giving
262 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55103
If you have any questions about individual giving, please contact Katie Hae Leo, Development Director, at katiehl@springboardforthearts, or 651-292-4381.