Art Pro Net COVID-19 Resources

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Organization and Small Business Resources

Professional Development Resources

Strategic Resources For Everyone

COVID-19 is impacting all of our lives across the globe. 

While social distancing and lock downs are the right moves to protect the health of our communities, the complete picture of the financial repercussions are still unknown. With canceled exhibitions, classes, conferences and workshops over the span of a very short time, many freelancers, nonprofits, and small businesses that support cultural institutions are feeling the stress of lost income and an uncertain future.

In the face of the unknown, APN has started and will continue to update the following list of resources.  If you, like many, are finding that you need additional financial resources to get you through this time, please look through and reach out to the organizations below for help.

See our listing of webinars at the bottom of the page.  Most are free and offer great information on a variety of important topics.

Freelancer and Artist Resources

Essential Workers: Self-Advocacy During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

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During uncertain times, many institutions consider layoffs, furloughs, and face unprecedented closures. An institution’s senior leadership may not fully understand the importance of registrars and collections specialists. ARCS has released a document titled “Essential Worker: Self-Advocacy During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic” that gives guidance to those who may need to advocate for their goals.

CA CARES: Humanities Relief Grants for Individuals

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California CARES Relief Grants for individuals aim to provide general operating support to individuals whose work in the public humanities is currently impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Applicants may request $2,000 in unrestricted general support funds.

Artwork Archive - Financial Relief Resources for Artists During COVID-19

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While social distancing and lockdowns are the right moves to protect the health of our communities, the complete picture of the financial repercussions are still unknown. With canceled exhibitions, classes, conferences and workshops over the span of a very short time, many artists are feeling the stress of lost income and an uncertain future. 

In the face of the unknown, artists have, unsurprisingly, gotten creative about how they are changing their artistic practice. However, if you, like many, are finding that you need additional financial resources to get you through this time, there are emergency grants available for artists. 

We, like many other arts organizations right now, have compiled a list of emergency resources for artists as well an ongoing list of crowdfunding efforts to provide financial relief for artists.

Masterpiece International - COVID-19 Art Handler and Artist Relief Resources

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Like many organizations that work with the art industry, Masterpiece International has seen a sharp decline in activity in past weeks. As most museum, gallery, foundation, and private clients have suspended their exhibition programming and artwork movements, the physical world of art has been brought to a halt. This has left many art handlers, vendors, and clients without work until the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

To help address the situation, Masterpiece is working on efforts to help artists and art handlers where it can. At Masterpiece, we pride ourselves on finding the best resources available for projects, and are leveraging that passion by compiling existing arts relief resources, art funding, and support efforts that are available. 

Indeed - For Your Job

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Tips for navigating work in the midst of COVID-19.

Indeed - Finding A Job

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Discover remote and part-time work opportunities.

LA Art Workers Relief Fund

LA Art Workers Relief Fund

The LA Art Workers Relief Fund is currently raising funds to provide $1000 emergency grants to a broad pool of art industry workers across LA County affected by the COVID-related closure of galleries and museums. Art handlers, museum guards, studio assistants, and other art workers have supported the rapid growth of the LA art community over the last several years. They maintain our world-class cultural collections, and make international arts events like Frieze LA run smoothly. However, hundreds across LA are now out of work with little or no safety net and face real difficulty meeting basic financial obligations like rent.

The fund has partnered with Fulcrum Arts and is currently accepting tax-deductible donations at 100% of which will go to LA art workers who need help in this crisis.

Applications for emergency grants will available in late May at: and members of our other partner organizations, L.A.C.E., Women’s Center for Creative, Work The Homer Project, and Los Angeles Artist Census will serve as an independent review committee to ensure that we serve a diverse cross-section of art workers.

Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists in a Time of Crisis

Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists in a Time of Crisis (ASL & Captioned)

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Freelancers Relief Fund

Freelancers Relief Fund will offer financial assistance of up to $1,000 per freelance household to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs, including:

  • Food/food supplies
  • Utility payments
  • Cash assistance to cover income loss

100% of all donations will be distributed directly to freelancers in need.

Artist Handler Mag- COVID-19 Survey

Art Handler mag asked how COVID-19 was effecting art pros finances.  See the results and check out their new survey Here.

Artists Now Micro Grants
Artists Now is an immediate monetary relief fund set up to aid artists working within the 9 bay area counties, that have been affected by the pandemic.  
The fund accepting applications (a short one) via the website, where a thorough and concise FAQ is living as well.  There is a quick review process, after approval, an ACH transfer form is filled out by the person in need, and a check is cut from YBCA.
Grants are all micro grants of $500 to help with immediate needs (whatever they may be) and that’s it.   Nothing owed.
The fund is focused on getting aid to People of Color, Women, and LGBTQIA+ artists.
This is a project of Zoo Lab, Black Joy Parade, Always Win Together, and YBCA.
Meow Wolf

Meow Wolf is a company made of artists. We love our artist community, and we will continue to support the efforts of the countless individuals around the world who make up the creative economy.

These are the people who have made us what we are today and we are nothing without their support. However, the livelihoods of so many artists were recently changed overnight by the COVID-19 pandemic. 


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Joan Mitchell Foundation

In this uncertain time, we understand that artists are struggling and looking for emergency support resources. While our Emergency Grant does not apply to health-related emergencies, we are monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on visual artists and will post updates as we have more clarity on how we can best respond. In the meantime, we’ve compiled a list of resources that may address your most immediate needs. This is an evolving list that we will continue to update.

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Grey Art Gallery

A substantial percentage of the Grey Art Gallery’s visitors––in addition to New York University students, faculty, and administrators––includes artists. We greatly appreciate their continued support and feedback. In solidarity with those of you who are artists and independent creative professionals, we are sharing a list of resources that we hope will provide some genuine support and comfort. This list is by no means comprehensive, but we hope these resources will offer some assistance to those who are currently facing difficult professional, financial, and emotional challenges. And, of course, we look forward to welcoming you back to the Grey once NYU reopens!

COVID-19 and Freelancer Resources

This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc.

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Art Handlers Alliance of New York

Art Handlers Alliance of New York is organizing resources and distributing information through their Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Creative Capital

In times of crisis, artists are often among those most affected. In addition to health concerns, this is a challenging moment for many in our community as we deal with cancelled income and trying to make plans during uncertain times. Creative Capital has always been anchored by a rich spirit of community and mutual generosity, and we believe that continuing communication and exchange are crucial for all of us. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, we have created a list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals.

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The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

The Foundation’s grantmaking activity is focused on serving the needs of artists by funding the institutions that support them. Grants are made for scholarly exhibitions at museums; curatorial research; visual arts programming at artist-centered organizations; artist residencies and commissions; arts writing; and efforts to promote the health, welfare and first amendment rights of artists.  

While the situation continues to unfold, we will keep this page updated daily as news and information becomes available.

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Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts continues to closely monitor recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Federal and D.C. governments as developments evolve concerning the coronavirus. Our organization cares about the health and safety of our members, stakeholders, staff, and board in communities across the country, and we understand that health, work, and travel require personal decisions that individuals must make for themselves.

While the situation continues to unfold, we will keep this page updated daily as news and information becomes available.

*** Risk for COVID-19 is not related in any way to any racial, ethnic, or cultural groups. San Francisco will not tolerate any instances of xenophobia or racism. If you feel you are being discriminated against, please contact the Human Rights Commission by email at or call 415-431-5764.***

SF Dept of Public Health - Assistance & Guidance for Businesses and Workers Impacted by COVID-19

This page contains resources for San Francisco employers and employees concerning the COVID-19 outbreak. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and this page will be updated as more information is made available. For the most up-to-date general information visit the SF Department of Public Health’s Coronavirus page.

*** Risk for COVID-19 is not related in any way to any racial, ethnic, or cultural groups. San Francisco will not tolerate any instances of xenophobia or racism. If you feel you are being discriminated against, please contact the Human Rights Commission by email at or call 415-431-5764.***

MCN - The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections

In the blink of an eye, once-crowded museums sit empty. We’re preparing ourselves for social distancing and potential quarantine. This is the time for museum technology to step up and fill the void. The potential of online collections, virtual tours, and social media campaigns have always been there, but now the opportunity for impact is incalculable.

Access to endless open content. Educational resources for e-learning. Virtual retreats to art, culture, and history around the globe. This is the museum technology community’s time to shine!

If you’re a museum tech enthusiast looking to be part of the conversation, join one of MCN’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs). They are currently free for non-members so more can share resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This list will be continually updated with examples of museum and museum-adjacent virtual awesomeness. It is by no means exhaustive. Share more with us at @museumcn on Twitter!

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. 

This program has no deadlines.

The program does not consider requests for dental work, chronic situations, capital improvements, or projects of any kind; nor can it consider situations resulting from general indebtedness or lack of employment.

Freelancers Union - SPARK SF and Oakland

Meet someone who loves their boss!  SPARK is the choice of freelancers nationwide; we share resources, jobs, and celebrate our independence together.

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These are private groups on Facebook.  Search for us to join.  

Freelancers Union SPARK Oakland

Freelancers Union SPARK San Francisco

Comcast Is Offering 60 Days of Free Internet for Low-Income Families Right Now

Low-income families can potentially get two months of free internet from Comcast in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The internet is being offered through its Internet Essentials program, an existing Comcast program that offers the same internet for $9.95 a month to those families.

Through the new promotion starting Monday, new Internet Essentials customers will be able to get basic internet (25 Mbps downloads and 3 Mbps uploads) for free. The service has no contract, no credit check, and no installation fee. That 25Mbps speed also represents a bit of a bump from the traditional offering of 15 Mbps internet through the service.

To qualify you’ll typically need to be someone that is already eligible for a public assistance program such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, or SSI. You’ll also need to live in an area where Comcast is available, but have not subscribed to the service in the past 90 days and not have an outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old.

CERF+ The Artists Safety Net

CERF+ is committed to providing artists with the information they need to sustain their careers. As such, we will be sharing resources and opportunities over the next few weeks ahead related to navigating these times. Below you will find a list of resources and steps you can take to protect yourself, your business, and your career. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or information to share. We are currently conducting a national survey of studio-based artists to understand the challenges they are facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Pollock-Krasner Foundation‘s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.

The Haven Foundation

The mission of The Haven Foundation is to offer interim financial assistance to freelance professionals in the arts who face crises. The Foundation’s reach is the United States, and its awards are granted with a view to helping individuals overcome temporary adversity and return to full-time work.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

NYFA and the Rauschenberg Foundation have teamed up to offer visual and media artists and choreographers in the US grants of up to $5,000 for medical related emergencies

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

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 experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. If you are unsure about whether your work is experimental, you can see other artists we have supported on our Instagram and our website.

Artists' Charitable Fund

The fund is a small nonprofit with a narrow focus of assisting painters and sculptors by paying a portion of emergency medical bills directly to the medical providers. The fund is legally not able to pay artists directly. If coronavirus has adversely affected your income, we are very sorry but please do not contact us to ask for financial assistance due to loss of income or for anything other than assistance with medical bills. Thank you for your understanding during this dificult time.

Alliance of Artist Communities

In the event of an emergency, the Alliance can offer support for artists by connecting them with our diverse network of residency programs across the country. By providing the time, space, and support that residencies offer, artists can focus on their work, reflect, and renew their creative practice during an, especially challenging time.


The San Francisco Arts Commission and Grants for the Arts launched a $1.5 million relief fund for individual artists and small arts organizations. It is not limited by artistic discipline, and individuals who are full-time residents of San Francisco and not eligible for unemployment can qualify. San Francisco-based organizations with operating budgets of under $2 million can also apply.

Women's Center for Creative Work

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we are opting for a short form application and rolling weekly deadline for $1,000 grants. Applicants who qualify* can submit an application by the Friday deadline each week. In the week following, the application will be reviewed for eligibility by our community partners (Mujeres de Maíz, Sustainable Little Tokyo, Cori Alegria) and WCCW staff, notifications will be made to recipients, and checks mailed out. We will issue grants to eligible applicants until funds run out.  

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The Photographer Fund

A $25,000 fund to help photographers impacted by COVID-19.

These past few weeks have been full of uncertainties, and it has become apparent that the world will continue to be full of challenges and ambiguity for the foreseeable future. Not only is the COVID-19 outbreak taking a toll on many people’s physical and mental health, it is also having an unprecedented impact on the global economy. This economic upheaval is felt strongly in the photography community—especially by freelance and independent photographers.

Organization and Small Business Resources

Packard Foundation - Nonprofit Resources List: #NPCOVID19

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This resource list is updated regularly with resources and information for nonprofits that have been crowdsourced and curated by the nonprofit community.

CA CARES: Humanities Relief Grants for Organizations

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CA CARES: Humanities Relief Grants for organizations aim to provide general operating support to organizations that have experienced the cancellation of their public humanities activities due to a decrease or loss of revenue, cancellation of programming opportunities, loss of paid staff, or venues as a result of COVID-19. 

Applicants may request between $5,000 and $20,000 in general operating support. Grant awards will be determined in proportion to an organization’s budget size, and grant requests can be no more than 10% of an organization’s current operating budget.   

Applications will be accepted from California-based public agencies (including libraries, museums, schools, universities and colleges, and tribal governments) and California-based organizations with a minimum two-year organizational history. 

Coronavirus Preparedness Community Document | Ramon Cuseum Webinar

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Here, you can also view and add to the Coronavirus Preparedness Community Document. This is a living document for organizations to share their best practices.

Artwork Archive - Emergency Funding for Museums and Arts Nonprofits During COVID-19

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The future of cultural institutions is uncertain right now as museums face operational and financial challenges amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Most institutions have a disaster preparedness and emergency response plan, but no one could foresee a stifling pandemic like this coming. Many museums are troubled by what lies ahead as they look to their Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), and continue to assess critical functions and resources. 

Sounds bleak. The good news is that countries are standing up emergency funding programs to help offset lost revenue, cover operation costs, retain membership and staff, and keep museums afloat during event cancellations and building closures. 

If your institution is in need of funding, please refer to this list of emergency initiatives. 

Collections Stewardship - Form & Policy Swap

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A list of form examples from topics such as:

  • Procedural Manuals
  • Rights & Reproductions
  • Standard Facility Reports
  • Loans

  • Exhibitions
  • Disaster Plans & Emergency Response

  • Condition Reporting
  • Collections Management Policies & Procedures

  • Cataloging & Inventory
  •  Acquisitions
  • Deaccessioning

AAM - Direct Care of Collections Ethics, Guidelines and Recommendations

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Direct Care of Collections: Ethics, Guidance and Recommendations
March 2019

For 25 years the Code of Ethics for Museums and accounting standards have been out of alignment regarding the use of proceeds from the sale of deaccessioned collections. The Financial  Accounting Standards Board (FASB) updated its standard to bring the two into alignment: allowing for direct care as well as acquisition.

The ethical principles regarding responsible governance and collections stewardship have not changed. In light of the updated FASB standard noted below, however, a museum should revise its collections management policy, as needed, to disclose its use of proceeds and its definition of direct care (if allowed). These disclosures are additions to the recommendations for Creating an Institutional Policy on page 8. The decision-making tools (pages 9-11) remain relevant guidelines for a museum to define “direct care of collections” depending on its mission, discipline and specific circumstances.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Public Health Principles for a Phased Reopening During COVID-19

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress, most jurisdictions have implemented physical distancing measures community-wide. As chains of transmission begin to decline, along with new COVID-19 cases, there will need to be decisions at the state level about how to transition out of strict physical distancing and into a phased reopening.

This document provides an assessment of the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in a variety of organizations and settings that have been closed. We outline steps to reduce potential transmission during the reopening of these organizations and settings, building on the proposed phased approach from the National Coronavirus Response: A Road Map to Reopening. Reopening businesses and other sectors represents one of many steps that will need to be taken to revitalize communities recovering from the pandemic, restore economic activity, and mitigate the unintended public health impact of the distancing measures that were necessary to confront the epidemic of COVID-19. A discussion of larger community-wide considerations for holistically enhancing recovery
can be found in the Appendix. - Cultural Institution Crisis Response

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This course is an evolving tool to aide cultural institutions in ways to respond to large scale crisis that interfere with the ability to operate normally.

There is no start date or moderator. You can access it any time.


Here are the topics we cover:

  • How to shut down your facility
  • Caring for your collections and facility while shutdown
  • Business Continuity Plan
  • Working From Home
  • Keeping Your Audience Engaged While You Are Closed
  • Financial Sustainability, Fund Raising, and Donations
  • Give Visitors a Reason to Come Back
  • Preparing to Reopen
  • Telling the COVID19 Story
MetPublications - The Care and Handling of Art Objects: Practices in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Shelley, Marjorie, with contributions by members of the curatorial and conservation departments of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2019)
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Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative - Reopening Guidance and Best Practices
4 Resources for Building Stronger and More Resilient Museums | ExhibiTricks: The Museum Exhibit Design Blog

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How Can We Build Stronger and More Resilient Museums?

I’m sure that’s a question that many people who work in museums, and many people who love and visit museums, have been pondering.  Me too!  So I thought I would share four resources — different positive jumping-off points to consider when thinking about the future of museums and other essential cultural institutions.

Indeed - Resources for Employers

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We’re here to help with resources that aim to support you and your business.

Altice USA Creates $10M Community Relief Program

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Fund supports recovery efforts of its small and medium-sized business customers

Altice USA said it has created a $10 million Community Relief Program aimed at supporting the recovery efforts of its small and medium-sized business customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.


According to Altice USA, the program will provide financial assistance and resources to customers facing financial pressure allowing them to recover and resume normal business operations.

AAM - Managing collections care during pandemics

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With most museums closed due to quarantine, it is still necessary to ensure the safety and security of the museum, and in particular the objects both in storage and in exhibition spaces.

ICEFAT - Covid Notes From Our Members

Here’s a digest of what’s going on throughout the ICEFAT world

As we all await what the “new normal” will look like at the other end of the COVID-19 apex, our member agents continue to strategize and modify those strategies on a day-to-day basis. The ICEFAT Steering Committee contacted some of our members for reports on how they are coping in their region. Conditions vary, not only by region, but for instance, in the US, by state. There is even a disparagement in how one part of Italy is reacting to measures than another. One question remains unanswered: How will we all function once given the back to work order (note: some regions have not cut services, but this also remains in flux)? Certainly, with caution, social distancing and protective measures such as masks, gloves, the treatment of surfaces and of course, multiple hand washing. ICEFAT wishes its partners and customers, their family and friends, good health and a speedy recovery. The future will likely highlight our amazing ability to adapt to completely unknown factors as they arise. There will be ups and downs, steps forward and steps back, but in the end, we are a vibrant and diverse community, stronger than the sum of our parts.

Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative - COVID-19 Resource Hub

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The Heritage Emergency National Task Force has compiled relevant COVID-19 URLs from its members and other stakeholders. It’s heartening to see so many resources shared so widely. However, that means you will likely encounter some of the same resources as you delve into these links. A wonderful example of how heritage sectors are inextricably woven together. Together, we will get through this.

These websites – including this one – are constantly being updated as new information becomes available, so be sure to bookmark this page and other favorites and check back frequently.

Crowd Sourced Museum Staff Impact During COVID19 Spreadsheet

This spreadsheet is a shared document dedicated to the tracking of layoffs and furloughs as reported in news articles and other online sources.  Click Here to see the spreadsheet

San Francisco Foundation

The number of people affected by the COVID-19 virus in the Bay Area continues to grow, and many of us are grappling with sudden changes to our everyday lives. For some, the effects are particularly dire. There is a tremendous amount of need in our region—and we are especially concerned about the most vulnerable people in the community such as seniors, people with compromised immune systems, low-wage workers, and undocumented people, to name just a few. We understand this is a dynamic and changing situation; the following highlights our best thinking to date on how we as a community foundation can support impacted communities.

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Berkeley Relief Fund

Under Mayor Jesse Arreguín’s leadership on March 17, 2020 the Berkeley City Council approved up to $3 million in emergency relief grants for small businesses, nonprofit arts organizations and worker rent support, that will hopefully be matched by the community at large.

In anticipating this historic measure, the Mayor’s office reached out to civic leaders to help set up this community-based relief fund.  The committee includes representatives from The Mayor’s office, Berkeley Community Media, Berkeleyside, Berkeley Chamber, Berkeley Merchants United, Visit Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley Association, Telegraph Business Improvement District, Freight and Salvage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The David Brower Center, Berkeley Public Schools Fund, Berkeley Property Owners Association, UC Berkeley, and many others.

The committee is working only on the fundraising part of the BRF program. The City of Berkeley will administer grant guidelines and requirements, and application and grant making process.

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Philanthropy California
Philanthropy California is an alliance of Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego Grantmakers.
Philanthropy California’s disaster resilience team is coordinating with state agencies and partners to respond to the threat and potential impacts of COVID-19/Coronavirus.
We will be vetting funds, providing recommendations, and supporting our community with safety tips.
Consult a trusted news source such as the Center for Disease Control, to track the status of the Coronavirus.
Check this page for updates on philanthropy’s response to the pandemic.

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Common Fields COVID-19 Resource Page

We invite members of the Common Field Network and the public to add knowledge to the open document COVID-19 Resources for the Artist Organization Field.

Common Field regularly sources and shares knowledge from the field. With that spirit in mind, we’re calling upon you to add resources, ideas, thinking and information surrounding best practices during pandemics and other emergencies.

This list is public to everyone and is saved in Common Field’s Documents Sharing Hub. We hope to serve as an essential space for the aggregation and distribution of resources and where field discussions happen.

National Heritage Responders Guide to Sheltering Collections in Place

With enough notice before a large disaster like a hurricane, you may plan to secure your collections within your building to minimize the chances for loss. These suggestions will help you manage that process.

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San Francisco Arts Commission Resource List

The San Francisco Arts Commission and Grants for the Arts collaborated to set up these two funding programs with trusted private partners, the Northern California Grantmakers’ Arts Loan Fund (ALF) and the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI). 

The links to apply for the City’s arts relief funds are now live: 

Main Page

Resources to Support Arts Organizations and Artists During COVID-19 Emergency

NCG Arts Loan Fund

Arts organizations are facing unprecedented challenges as they’ve suspended public programming to help our communities adapt to life-saving shelter-in-place orders. This Emergency Loan will support arts and culture nonprofits and fiscally sponsored organizations in the eleven Bay Area counties. Organizations can apply for these low-interest loans to cover basic expenses such as staff salaries, artist payments, rent and other operating costs during this challenging time. Preference is given to small and mid-sized arts and culture organizations (with budgets under $2 million).

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LA Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund

The J. Paul Getty Trust has initiated a relief fund to support Los Angeles-based non-profit museums and visual arts organizations in response to the coronavirus crisis.

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National Endowments for the Arts Resource List

The NEA is linking to arts service organizations that are providing frequently updated news and resources for artists and arts organizations.

Techsoup - Virtual Workshop: Managing the Impact of COVID-19 on Nonprofits

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Nonprofit Resources for Remote Work

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the communities where we live and serve, organizations are encouraging their staff to work remotely if possible. While a planned transition to a remote workforce would typically be staged over time, one may need to be implemented quickly in this scenario. Because the current situation with COVID-19 is changing so rapidly, the resources we’re providing below (most of which are free) are options that can be implemented relatively quickly, with little to no external IT support needed to do so and with a focus on remote communications and information sharing solutions.

Of course, there are many types of nonprofits that are not able to implement work-from-home policies due to the nature of their work, including museums, shelters, and health care providers. But if you are part of an organization that is able to continue to operate if your staff are all working remotely from home, we hope that what follows is of use to you and your nonprofit.

Techsoup - COVID-19 Community Forum

Techsoup – COVID-19 Community Forum

Links to resources on topics like:

  • Remote work tools and techniques?
  • LinkedIn Learning offers some free resources around moving to remote work for individuals and people managers
  • Libraries and COVID-19
  • COVID-19 curated resources and product offerings on TechSoup and beyond (free access to tools)
  • Zoom webinars, free training and other resources
  • What are your strategies for working remotely?
  • Help Wanted / Help Needed – Seek volunteers? Want to volunteer?
  • Security during COVID-19 – avoiding phishing, hacking and scams
  • Community Events
SF Office of Workforce Development - COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund

To be eligible for the COVID-19 Small Businesses Resiliency Fund, small businesses must:

  1. Have at least 1 employee and no more than 5 employees
  2. Demonstrate a loss of revenue of 25% or more
  3. Have less than $2,500,000 in gross receipts
  4. Be engaged in activities that are regulated by the City and County of San Francisco and have a license/permit associated to that regulation
The Creator Fund

The Creator Fund from the email marketing company ConvertKit is offering financial assistance of up to $500 for artists and small business owners—the term “creator” is loosely defined. The mini grants can be used for groceries, childcare, rent, mortgage or medical expenses. On its website, the Creator Fund is realistic about its limitations to meet everyone’s needs, but still encourages people to apply.

Artwork Archive Webinar: Strategies for Running an Art Business During COVID-19

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During this webinar presented by Artwork Archive, you will hear how artists are innovating during this time and adapting their business to the online market. We will share stories and tactics on how others are working to overcome the challenges of event closures and how you can apply them to your career as well.

This 30-minute webinar will provide you with the tools, strategy and resources to transition your art career online and help you decide what areas you can control during these unprecedented and difficult times.

Apr 9, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

American Alliance of Museums COVID-19 Resource Page

The American Alliance of Museums has compiled this guide to help museums prepare internally and externally for outbreaks in their communities and navigate the broader impact of COVID-19. AAM will continue to monitor this evolving situation and update this guidance as needed. These recommendations are not to be taken as legal advice or a definitive answer for any particular museum, but rather as a guide for preparedness for the field.

How to Get Your Field Trips, Education and Public Programming Online

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Most of you are facing the unexpected closure of your museum for an indefinite period of time and “digital” has become the primary way for you to engage your audiences. Keep checking in on our COVID-19 Resources Portal for Museums for weekly guides, tool-kits and webinars. 

Museums provide curated, story-driven, interactive experiences to visitors when they come on-site. That same holds true even if visitors are now ‘digital’.

Museum Computer Network- The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections

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In the blink of an eye, once-crowded museums sit empty. We’re preparing ourselves for social distancing and potential quarantine. This is the time for museum technology to step up and fill the void. The potential of online collections, virtual tours, and social media campaigns have always been there, but now the opportunity for impact is incalculable.

Access to endless open content. Educational resources for e-learning. Virtual retreats to art, culture, and history around the globe. This is the museum technology community’s time to shine!

Professional Development Resources

CA CARES: Humanities Recovery Grants

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CA CARES: Humanities Recovery Grants will direct funds to capacity-building activities that will enable applicants to meet the needs of their communities and respond to current and longer-term challenges. 

Applicants may request between $1,000 and $10,000, and the requested amount should not exceed more than 5% of the applicant’s current annual operating budget.  

California Arts Council Administrators of Color Fellowship Program

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SACRAMENTO, CA – The School of Arts & Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza (SOAC), an Administering Organization of the California Arts Council, announced today the opening of the California Arts Council Administrators of Color Fellowship program. The statewide pilot program will match 10 arts administrators of color, Fellows, with an arts and culture organization, Host Organizations, dedicated to equity and community engagement for a nine- to 12-month fellowship.

AAM - Finding Remote Internships during COVID-19

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In this time of great change, the Museum Studies Network (of AAM) and NYCMER (New York City Museum Educators Roundtable) have produced this survey and linked crowdsourced spreadsheet to share remote internship opportunities for emerging museum professionals looking to pursue Summer 2020 internships in museums, libraries, archives, historic sites, zoos, aquaria, and organizations that operate in service to these institutions.

While many of these institutions remain physically closed and have moved their operations online, they still are in need of interns for this upcoming summer. We are collecting opportunities to connect these institutions with interested applicants and vice versa.

Acorn TV - The Art Detectives

The Art Detectives

At any one time, over 80% of Britain’s publicly owned art collection is locked away in storage. Among this secret treasure trove are some of the finest works of art the public owns. Dr. Bendor Grosvenor and Jacky Klein seek out the work of some of the biggest names in art, lying hidden in local museums and country houses all across Britain.

The National Archives Online Catalog

The Catalog is our online portal to the records held at the National Archives and information about those records. 

With nearly 110 million digitized pages of records available (and thousands more added each week!), you are likely to find something new every time you search.


This website provides information and tools so that institutions of all types, sizes and resource levels can learn how to create safe and appropriate storage solutions. These solutions were written by and for collection care professionals in all fields.  In some cases there are multiple examples to demonstrate that there is no single best solution for storage, it is about meeting the needs for your collection, in your space with your resources. Together we can build a resource where varied solutions are presented for adaptation and use across our field.

AASLH-COVID-19 Resources and Education Page

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented crisis in our local communities, country, and world. Many are seeking answers and guidance during this time, and AASLH has been listening to the concerns from the history community. The resources below offer insights and suggestions for how history practitioners and historical organizations can respond to the many challenges we are currently facing. AASLH is committed to sharing resources from around the field to help us all learn from each other and keep moving forward.

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If you have questions about COVID-19 resources, examples that could help others, or would like to offer your assistance or expertise, please contact us at

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Objects

In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, a growing number of organizations in the fields served by CCAHA have begun developing new programs and sharing resources to help their constituents. CCAHA and our partners at DHPSNY have worked together to compile these COVID-19 resources in a single place for your reference. The list is constantly evolving, and we will continue to update it as we receive new information. 

All resources are listed alphabetically within each category and grouped into the following categories: Advocacy, Collections Care, Communications, Disaster Response, Funding, Impact, Medical, Professional Development, Resource Lists.

SF Office of Workforce Development - COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund
AAM-Professional Development Resources

The AAM has an online resource library and programs section that can be a great place to look for planning tools for now and the future

AIC-Wiki Sponsored by the American Institute for Conservation

The AIC Wiki is sponsored by the American Institute for Conservation with content created by the various AIC Specialty Groups, Networks and Committees. Several of the Specialty Groups had “AIC Conservation Catalogs,” compendia of working knowledge on materials and techniques used to preserve and treat works of art and historic artifacts. The series, begun in 1985 in print format and still in active development, was intended to be updated on an ongoing basis as techniques, technologies, and modes of practice evolve. Placing this content on the AIC wiki platform allows for easy and timely collaborative editing and also provide much broader access to these resources, ensuring that innovative methods and materials are documented and widely disseminated to practicing conservators and conservation scientists. Other groups have documented their knowledge bases directly on this wiki platform. Each section of the wiki may have a different organizational structure and while there is an overall template for many entries, these have been modified to meet the needs of each group.

The Australian Institute for The Conservation of Cultural Material

AICCM is the professional organisation for conservators in Australia.

Conservators work to preserve our cultural heritage. We work in museums, art galleries, libraries, archives and in private practice.

Our members specialise in the conservation of paintings and artworks, books and photographs, Antarctic heritage, furniture, photographs, gilded objects, digital media, costume and glass. 

Some conservators specialise in collection management, preventive conservation and environmental analysis.

AICCM’s membership is made up of professional conservators, conservation students and cultural heritage member organisations. Our membership also includes people who work in related professions, such as archivists, architects, curators and librarians, as well as volunteers and those with a general interest in cultural heritage. Take a look at Our specialisations.

Canadian Conservation Institute

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI), a Special Operating Agency within the Department of Canadian Heritage, advances and promotes the conservation of Canada’s heritage collections through its expertise in conservation science, treatment and preventive conservation. CCI works with heritage institutions and professionals to ensure these heritage collections are preserved and accessible to Canadians now and in the future.

Beloit College-Center for Collection Care

The Center for Collections Care at Beloit College (C3) provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for hands-on learning and practice for the museum, library, archive, and conservation professionals and emerging professionals. Our distinctive resources-two campus museums (Logan Museum of Anthropology and Wright Museum of Art), a vibrant archive, historic costume, and natural history collections-situated on the residential campus of a small, liberal arts college, provide unparalleled opportunities to gain new skills, network with other professionals, and better prepare for advancement. 

CoOL Conservation Online-Foundation for the Advancement in Conservation

Conservation OnLine (CoOL) is a freely accessible platform to generate and disseminate vital resources for those working to preserve cultural heritage worldwide. Through the support of the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation, CoOL is committed to growing and sustaining these resources into the future. As an authoritative and trusted source of information, CoOL serves to foster, convene, and promote collaboration.

IMLS-Connecting to Collections Care Online

Connecting to Collections Care is a program designed for all types of small to mid-sized cultural institutions to provide resources, professional development opportunities and support for caring for collections. Take a minute to explore. We have an ongoing program of free webinars. Access to recordings from over 175 previous webinars is available in our Archives. We offer occasional courses that are modestly priced for our participants. There are almost 1,000 resources that have been chosen for their application to institutions that have limited resources for the care of their collections. And if you have questions, we host a discussion forum where conservation professionals provide answers to your queries.


This guide outlines the various types of texts and graphics offered to adult visitors to the J. Paul Getty Museum at both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. It addresses audience, approach, style, and content for the full array of interpretive materials to help curators and other authors prepare appropriate and engaging gallery texts and graphics for the permanent collections and exhibitions (including permanent collection rotations). The guidelines also include descriptions of and design specifi cations for each element. It offers ideas, suggestions, goals, and tips for preparing interpretive materials.

The International Preservation Studies Center (IPSC)

The International Preservation Studies Center (IPSC) is one of the top international destinations for practical, hands-on training in collections care, historic preservation, and conservation refresher. With over 35 years of experience, the Center has positioned itself as a leader in the field of preservation, offering over 75 courses to meet the training needs of cultural heritage professionals around the world. Our instructors are working professionals in the field who provide our participants with their expert instruction in best practices. 

Strategic Resources for Everyone


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This chart is a living document, to be used to define the minimum PPE  standards during the COVID-19 crisis. 

The goal of this chart is to outline and define the minimum PPE that employees working in the arts industry during the COVID-19 crisis should be provided with. Because of the evolving nature of the COVID-19 crisis, this chart may be updated to reflect the most current recommendations from city, state and federal sources. Nothing in this document is meant to supersede or contradict official recommendations issued through health agencies or other government entities. - A Guide to COVID-19 and Your Finances: What You Need to Know

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As the novel coronavirus continues to infect people across the nation, COVID-19 is forcing businesses to shut down and causing millions of Americans to file for unemployment. In response, the U.S. federal government has introduced the CARES Act to provide financial assistance to individuals, small businesses and health care providers in an attempt to stabilize the economy.

California Arts Council - COVID-19 Resource Page

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Californians and people around the world are feeling the weight and ripple effects of the public health crisis surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We know the arts and culture fields are particularly vulnerable to the economic repercussions of the emergency

The California Arts Council has created a COVID-19 resource page, including emergency funding opportunities, emergency preparedness best practices, and webinars featuring arts leaders and artists from the national arts community. The COVID-19 emergency has highlighted the power of collaboration within the arts community at every level, and this list showcases that network.

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Links and information included on this page are not sponsored or endorsed by the state of California.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers

As provided under the legislation, the U.S. Department of Labor will be issuing implementing regulations. Additionally, as warranted, the Department will continue to provide compliance assistance to employers and employees on their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA.

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California Arts Council

The California Arts Council has created a COVID-19 resource page, including emergency funding opportunities, emergency preparedness best practices, and webinars featuring arts leaders and artists from the national arts community. The COVID-19 emergency has highlighted the power of collaboration within the arts community at every level, and this list showcases that network.

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Links and information included on this page are not sponsored or endorsed by the state of California.

UC Berkeley - Conversations: COVID-19 (live)

Across the UC Berkeley campus, researchers are rising to meet the complex challenges of COVID-19 even as the crisis generates waves of news and information that can be confusing and contradictory at times. In response, the university is launching a new online video series, “Berkeley Conversations: Covid-19”, to connect our leading experts with the public they serve, and each other. Through Q&A’s, seminars, and panel discussions, faculty from a wide range of disciplines—from epidemiology to economics to the computing and data now undergirding their work—will share what they know, and what they are learning.

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Masks for Doc Fund

As hospitals around the world face unprecedented volumes of patients due to the massive pandemic, protective supplies, like masks, are critical for the safety of healthcare professionals and every other patient in the same hospital. 

We are a group of global volunteers from the tech, business, design, and non-profit community.

We have one goal: Get protective supplies into the hands of healthcare workers as quickly as possible.

Community Living Campaign

At the Community Living Campaign, we’re working toward a San Francisco where we can all live – and thrive – in our homes and neighborhoods as we grow older.

We bring greater joy, health, and connectedness to San Francisco seniors and people with disabilities through community-building, empowerment, and advocacy.

The Community Living Campaign helps community-driven, collaborative solutions come to life while also serving as a strong voice at City Hall. We advance the ideas, talents, and energies of seniors and people with disabilities in all that we do.

Together, we can create an inclusive San Francisco where people of all ages and abilities can truly live “in community” – with all of the rich relationships and opportunities that define a good life.

#AAMvirtual- AAM Conference Online

AAM’s Annual Meeting is the only event of its scope and scale. It brings together museums of all types and sizes—from art and history museums to zoos and botanic gardens—to share ideas and make connections that are transformational. It’s a place where all museum professionals learn from one another, create partnerships, and leave inspired to make an impact on their museums, communities, and the world.

In this unprecedented time, many of us are experimenting with new ways to connect, stay engaged, and provide meaningful online experiences. In this spirit, we are excited to announce that our Annual Meeting is going virtual!

Kicking off on International Museums Day, May 18, and continuing June 1-4, the AAM Virtual Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo (#AAMvirtual) will bring you networking opportunities, inspiring programming, and the MuseumExpo to a new virtual experience.

Registration for #AAMvirtual will open in the coming weeks. Sign up to be the first to know when registration has launched.

Mutual Aid Hub

Mutual Aid Hub offers a map with networks of people offering different types of assistance and help through a variety of community organizations.

GoToMeeting - Remote Work Kits for Nonprofits Free for Three Months

Remote Work Kits Link

Starting immediately, we will provide critical front-line service providers, including eligible healthcare providers, educational institutions, municipalities, and non-profit organizations as well as any current LogMeIn customer with free, organization-wide use of many LogMeIn products for 3 months through the availability of Emergency Remote Work Kits.

Artist List Bay Area

A fantastic site full of information on vendors, organizations, and other resources for you to connect with other stakeholders in the community.  Click Here to Learn More.

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists

The mission of ARCS is to represent and promote registrars and collection specialists, to educate the profession in best practices of registration and collections care, and to facilitate communication and networking.

ARCS is gathering resources from across our industry that might be of help to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

California's Unemployment Website

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program pays benefits to workers who have lost their job and meet the program’s eligibility requirements. If you have become unemployed or partially unemployed, you may file a UI claim. After you have filed a claim, you must continue to certify for benefits and meet eligibility requirements each week in order to receive benefit payments.

Use the information below to access unemployment related services and information.

Executive Action to Establish a Statewide Moratorium on Evictions

 Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. The order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts. It also requires tenants to declare in writing, no more than seven days after the rent comes due, that the tenant cannot pay all or part of their rent due to COVID-19.

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Contact California's Employment Development Department

While you are receiving an income from the University – including PAL – you are not eligible for unemployment. However, if your income is reduced, you may be eligible for under employment.

Contact California’s EmploymentDevelopment Department for information on eligibility and how to apply (link


CNECT - Cleaning Processes for Reopening to Ensure a Safe Environment

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Tune in to our webinar to learn how you can create a safe environment during COVID-19 with information regarding:

  • Importance of Cleaning Procedures
  • Touchpoint Awareness
  • Proper Cleaning Tools
  • CDC Guidelines around sanitizing hard and soft surfaces
  • Training Resources Available for Cleaning Staff
ARCS & C2C Care: Advocating for Collections During Challenging Times - June 10 at 2:00 p.m. ET

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Oftentimes when people think about advocacy, they envision meetings with the civic leaders or visits to Washington, D.C. While this type of external advocacy for cultural heritage institutions entities is essential, so too is having strong voices within cultural institutions. Internal advocacy can take many different forms, but it is crucial for staff at cultural institutions to be able to advocate to the board, administration, and other stakeholders to assure that resources are allocated to all areas of need. Raising awareness will ensure that collections needs are identified, understood, and addressed. Taking into consideration the current COVID-19 crisis, many museums, libraries, and archives will face budget shortfalls, but collections stewardships is still a core and essential function of these institutions.

In this webinar, co-sponsored by the Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS) and Connecting to Collections Care (C2C Care), presenter Laura Hortz Stanton, Executive Director of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA), will discuss how to utilize advocacy strategies to secure resources and funding for collections stewardship, preservation initiatives, and conservation treatment.

Cultural Connections - Linking History to Community: How Historic House Museums Can Remain Relevant in the 21st Century Webinar

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Much goes into running a historic house. But how do the collections, operations, education and administrative teams find common ground when their needs and concerns can greatly differ? Important and often practical considerations for historic houses range from policies related to historic building codes to engaging with the community within those walls.

Join us virtually for a moderated discussion with esteemed museum professionals as they speak to the needs of their historic properties, staff, volunteers, and communities. Listen to their stories and ask your questions during round table discussions via breakout rooms.

This event is produced in partnership with Exhibit Envoy, a nonprofit that creates and travels exhibitions for small museums across California and the US.


Holly Alonso, Executive Director of the Peralta Hacienda Historical Park in Oakland
Heather Farquhar, Director of the Shasta Historical Society in Redding
William P. Schroh, Jr., President & CEO of History San Jose in San Jose

Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the museum field, we are offering this program free of charge to everyone, and asking participants to pay what they can. Cultural Connections is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit run by an all-volunteer board, and the funds earned through membership and program admission directly support professional development programs and resources for our colleagues throughout the Bay Area. Thank you for supporting Cultural Connections!

AASLH Conversations - Webinar Series

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To help the history community address the COVID-19 crisis, AASLH has developed the “AASLH Conversations” webinar series. We hope these topic-focused webinars will provide an interactive space for history practitioners and institutions to share ideas, learn from one another, and keep the field moving forward.

Upcoming conversations (all begin at 3 pm EASTERN):

  • April 28 – Inclusivity During COVID-19, and Beyond
  • April 29 – Insurance Best Practices
  • April 30 – How to Spot Opportunity When it is Disguised as Chaos
  • May 5 – Planning for Re-Opening
  • May 7 – Local Advocacy Matters
DIETL Bi-Weekly Webinar series

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Available live through Zoom and archived on YouTube, sessions include:

Thursday April 23rd 1pm EST- A conversation with Fritz Dietl – A Short Historyof Dietl International ( 30 years in 60 minutes)

Thursday April 30th 1pm EST- Distribution Supply Chain – What art shipping might look like post COVID-19

Thursday May 7th 1pm EST- Supervision 101 – Standards and Practices for Museum and Gallery shipments

Caring for Heritage Collections During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Cultural heritage institutions are coping with many challenges as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. While collections are not directly at risk, the pandemic complicates their care. In this webinar organized by the Ontario Museum Association, Irene Karsten shares information and recommendations compiled by the Canadian Conservation Institute to help those responsible for heritage collections. Questions about collections contamination, disinfection of museum spaces, and risks to collections during long-term shut down are addressed, based on the evolving collective knowledge of the public health and infectious disease research communities merged with what we know about keeping collections safe.

AAM Traveling Exhibits Network (TEN) - Webinar "Avoiding a Traveling Exhibition Traffic Jam: Real-time Case Studies"

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April 30, 2020 @ 10:30 Central Time

Come and learn from your peers about how they are approaching some of the issues we are facing in the traveling exhibition world. Topics will include:
-Installing and loading out your traveling exhibitions remotely
-How to safely install and load out an exhibition with some social distancing
-Safety of your traveling crew
-Timing Issues
ARCS (Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists) - YouTube Channel

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Topics include the following:

  • Q&A with Shippers and Brokers!
  • Loan Contracts Part 1: Insurance Requiremnts
  • Loan Contracts Part 2: Environmental Standards
  • #ARCSchat Team and ARCS Board #COVID19 Special


The view from the other side – reopenings in Asia

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With attractions in Asia beginning to reopen, we’re closely looking at the region to see what we can expect next for our industry. Join experts from IAAPA and more as they share what they’re seeing across the Asian market during this time and what global attractions can learn from the region.

How to Captivate, Connect, and Communicate with Your Audience During Coronavirus

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Due to the rapid spread of coronavirus and government recommendations for social distancing, three-quarters of museums across the United States have closed down temporarily. As a result of these closures, many cultural organizations face new levels of uncertainty and difficulty in navigating these unfamiliar waters. In particular, for visitor-serving organizations, not being able to bring visitors on-site produces a significant challenge: while being physically closed, how do museums continue to engage their would-be visitors?

Coronavirus Crisis Managment for Museums

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While the coronavirus is threatening our health, the response and shut down of business operations is threatening our economy. Our government is responding with loans, a federal stimulus, and responses to the timing of tax filings and payments. There are a number of actions that museums can take to preserve value in this time of crisis.


  • Understanding tax relief provided under recent legislation – CARES Act and Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Discussion of the two available SBA loan programs including structure, eligibility, amounts, timing and how to apply
  • Identifying opportunities to create financial liquidity and stay solvent
  • Understanding action steps to weather the tide of business challenges
  • Understanding financial statement considerations
Thinking Outside the Box to Reach Audiences Inside Their Homes

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As museums and cultural organizations continue to adapt to the challenges brought on by the coronavirus, many have revamped and expanded their digital presence and offerings. In the process, many have realized that traditional strategies, messaging, and social media channels aren’t enough, and have started to get more creative with how they reach audiences in their homes.

Logistics of Running a Business During a Global Pandemic with Jessica Silverman
Berkeley Conversations: Making sense of COVID-19 data, social distancing and what lies ahead

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Uncertainty about coronavirus abounds: Everyday, we are deluged with new and sometimes conflicting information about the virus itself, how to protect ourselves and how bad the pandemic might get — much of it punctuated by charts, graphs and statistics that seem to be updated by the minute.

In UC Berkeley’s first live Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19 webcast, Arthur Reingold, professor of epidemiology and head of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, and Jennifer Chayes, associate provost of the campus’s Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society and dean of the School of Information, shared with the public how we can start to make sense of the ever-changing landscape of news, data and recommendations that have come to characterize the COVID-19 crisis.


Financial Strategies for Artists and Freelancers Impacted by COVID-19; Led By: Miata Edoga

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With freelance work abruptly halted, shows and events cancelled, opportunities postponed indefinitely, and service industry day jobs not offering paid leave, many of us are facing serious financial insecurity. There is no roadmap or way to know how or when we will return to business as usual. Let’s acknowledge how real this is and that it is, for many, waking up a fear for our basic survival needs. During this 2-hour workshop recorded April 14, 2020 on Zoom, Miata Edoga shared steps we can all take as we navigate this unpredictable time together.


Non-profit Learning Lab : Free Webinar recordings

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Our trainings focus on fundraising, board development, volunteer management, marketing, social media, organizational leadership, and capacity building. We offer ample virtual live training opportunities and free resources. Learn with us from the comfort of your home or office.

How to Create an Experience Based Virtual Fundraiser- Engaging Donors in Their Own Homes

Fundraising Amidst the Corona Crisis: Social Distancing, Market Crashes, and Uncertainty

Road Map to a Successful Online Fundraising Campaign: Replace Funds from a Cancelled Gala

AAMD: Recording of Snapchat for Museums Webinar

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Four expert museum snappers discuss their respective institutional strategies, how to get started, why they believe Snapchat is an important platform to be on, and any pitfalls that should be avoided.


Alie Cline, Blanton Museum of Art

Michael Lachowski, Georgia Museum of Art

Abraham Ritchie, MCA Chicago

Lucy Redoglia, LACMA

Non-Profit Quarterly: RESPONDING TO COVID-19 A Special 3-Part Webinar Series from NPQ Part Two - April 23 at 3:00 EST

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For many nonprofits, Covid-19 has required wrenching decisions about staffing as programs are postponed or dramatically redesigned. And even nonprofits whose programming is not negatively impacted are nonetheless experiencing significant shifts in how they do business, including increased working from home by employees.

For organizations that center values of equity and justice, managing the people-oriented aspects of the business during a crisis like Covid-19 presents both challenges and opportunities. Decision-makers in these nonprofits—human resources directors, senior staff, and executive directors—are in a daily struggle to balance urgency and equity. They are meeting the demands of the moment, but also learning from these emergency responses potential strategies for more equitable human resource management in the future.

UC Berkeley- Berkeley Conversations

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Across the UC Berkeley campus, researchers are rising to meet the complex challenges of COVID-19 even as the crisis generates waves of news and information that can be confusing and contradictory at times. In response, the university is launching a new online video series, “Berkeley Conversations: Covid-19”, to connect our leading experts with the public they serve, and each other. Through Q&A’s, seminars, and panel discussions, faculty from a wide range of disciplines—from epidemiology to economics to the computing and data now undergirding their work—will share what they know, and what they are learning.

Understanding and Seeking Equity amid COVID-19

Trauma-Informed Approaches for Individual and Organizational Resilience during the COVID-19 Crisis :                             Live webcast: Tuesday, April 28 12 – 1 p.m. (Pacific)

Others to come

Art World Conference - Financial Strategies for Artists and Freelancers Impacted by COVID-19; Led By: Miata Edoga, President and Founder, Abundance Bound, Inc.

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With freelance work abruptly halted, shows and events cancelled, opportunities postponed indefinitely, and service industry day jobs not offering paid leave, many of us are facing serious financial insecurity. There is no roadmap or way to know how or when we will return to business as usual. Let’s acknowledge how real this is and that it is, for many, waking up a fear for our basic survival needs. During this 2-hour workshop recorded April 14, 2020 on Zoom, Miata Edoga shared steps we can all take as we navigate this unpredictable time together.

This session gives you the rare chance to visit the Ruskin Collection stores and get a little bit closer to the magnificent objects within.

Meet Curator Louise Pullen to discover more about Ruskin and his collection, and find out how we look after the objects in our care.

ARTA's New Webinar Series

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The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected all parts of the art and collectibles ecosystem. We are proud to launch a series of webinars entitled “Perspectives: The Logistics of Running a Business During a Global Pandemic.” In these conversations, ARTA Founder & CEO Adam Fields will speak with leaders across the industry about what impact it has had on their business today, and its expected impact on business operations in the future. Below, we will continue to update upcoming dates, guests, and links to register, so keep checking back!

This session gives you the rare chance to visit the Ruskin Collection stores and get a little bit closer to the magnificent objects within.

Meet Curator Louise Pullen to discover more about Ruskin and his collection, and find out how we look after the objects in our care.

Museums 101: Behind the Scenes

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Multiple Dates:

APR24: Fri, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM EDT

APR28: Tue, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM EDT

MAY1: Fri, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM EDT

The focus of this course will be on natural history (we’ll explore the many steps an animal goes through to be transformed into taxidermy or a study specimen, and the important distinctions between these two; as well as to what purpose natural history collections are stored) and human history (with discussion of ethics and the changing approach many museums are taking in response to displays of human remains, as well as the repatriation of objects to Indigenous peoples). This talk is open to any ages, as it is based on gallery animation provided at the museum for all. With small children, content is kept simple and appropriate to knowledge and comfort levels, with an emphasis on how we can ALL be scientists. This is a one-off course with no follow-up or homework.