Please refer to Mendocino County Public Health Department for latest updates on pandemic mitigation orders and support.

Arts Council of Mendocino County (COVID-19) Resources and Recovery Center

Ukiah High School Mural by Danza Davis  & Students – Woman blowing on dandelion represents hope for a future not dictated by the virus

Mendocino County Health Officer Dr. Andy Coren recommends that people continue to distance, wear masks and to get vaccinated & tested.

We have compiled a list of resources for artists and arts organizations seeking support below, and we will update this page as we learn of new opportunities, so please check back often.



California Department of Public Health Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings

Note: This guidance takes effect on June 15, 2021 and will supersede all prior face coverings guidance.

New Mendocino County Emergency Website

Official California State Government Industry guidance to reduce risk

Find out if your business can open.

Reopening the Arts Safely

How you can help

California Dept of Public Health

COVID-19 vaccination:
Find out if it’s your turn

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Opens up COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility /// Condado de Mendocino abre la elegibilidad para vacuna COVID-19

Vaccine Locations

COVID-19 Vaccinations Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Email Notification Sign-Up – Adventist Health in Mendocino County

Mendocino County

COVID-19 Case Data

updated daily


Mendo Mobile Testing is a pilot program created to bring COVID-19 testing directly to the employers of Mendocino County.


The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide (PDF)



CERF+ the Artists Safety Net — The COVID-19 Relief Grant

A fourth round of the Covid-19 Relief Grant will open on August 10, 2021

Artwork Archive Complete Guide to 2021 Artist Grants & Opportunities

A list of the top international open calls, residencies, fellowships, and awards that will benefit artists

National Endowment for the Arts American Rescue Plan Funding Opportunities

Rescue Plan funding is available through two separate competitive opportunities:
Grants to Organizations (Deadline: August 12, 2021)
Grants to Local Arts Agencies for Subgranting (Deadline: July 22, 2021)

California Humanities Relief & Recovery Grants  

Relief Grants Application Open: June 1 to June 30 (5pm) Award Date: Week of August 9
Recovery Grants Application Open: June 1 to July 21 (5pm) Award Date: Week of August 23
Deadlines June 30 & July 21

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant This grant provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by COVID-19.

The Shuttered Venues Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal opens April 8, 2021. The SBA updated its FAQs (look for the asterisk * to see which questions/answers have been modified or added.)

Below are some key resources to prepare your SVOG application.
SBA revised FAQs (Updated April 6, 2021)
SBA’s Recorded SVOG Informational Webinar (March 31, 2021)
SBA Local Assistance Offices

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.
The SVOG program is open for applications now.

County of Mendocino Announces Small Business Recovery Grant Program

Two Funding Opportunities for-profit micro-businesses in Mendocino County
Federal CARES Act grant of $500,000 to be disbursed by December 30, 2020

North Coast Opportunities COVID-19 Immediate Relief

Emergency Resources for Artists and Freelancers (ongoing)

CERF+ Announces Launch of COVID-19 Relief Grant Program for Artists:

CURRENTLY CLOSED BUT AT THE WEBSITE YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR UPDATES…financial assistance to artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances from the COVID-19 crisis.

Community Foundation of Mendocino County Grants Available

Support for individuals and families, small businesses, and non-profit organizations in Mendocino County.

Community Foundation of Mendocino County Resources for individuals experiencing hardship

Community Foundation of Mendocino County Zoom Subscription Grant Application

Community Foundation of Mendocino County SAVE THE DAY Fund for nonprofits experiencing unforeseen operational costs

Artist Relief Fund

Community Foundation of Mendocino County COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits

California Humanities Grants


Californians for the Arts, the Association of California Symphony Orchestras, California Presenters and the California Association of Museums, are co-hosting the statewide media campaign. We mobilized our efforts as we need to raise awareness about the dire needs of our sector, including the call to reopen arts safely with state-issued guidelines and how the arts can be a part of the solution to California’s recovery and to maintaining our collective mental health as we continue to live through the pandemic.

Use our toolkit to reach out to your local press, write an op-ed, target your elected officials, and post on social media. Access the toolkit to make your voice heard.

CalNonprofits: Resources to help nonprofits thrive

California Arts Council COVID-19 News & Resources

The COVID-19 emergency has highlighted the power of collaboration within the arts community at every level, and this list showcases that network.

West Business Development Center Workshops
Free Workshops from West Center

See the West Center Webinar Library Here

West Center Tools for Surviving in a COVID-19 Economy
Download the Business Resource Guide

West Center has developed a handy COVID business resource guide.

Also included is a complete resource list of business services in your county. The guide is free and informative.


Masks and bottles of sanitizer for businesses to use for safety of their customers and staff. The Chamber office is the local hub for pickup.

Essential Guidelines for Arts Responders Organizing in the Aftermath of Disaster PDF

A Primer for State and Local Arts Councils, Arts Service Organizations, Community Foundations, and Other Non-Profit Groups

ArtistWorks for Libraries Free online Music Classes

Free world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons taught by highly accomplished and Grammy Award–winning music and art professionals.

Americans for the Arts Resource and Response Page

Freelance Artist Resources

California Arts Council

California Lawyers for the Arts

WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation)

American Alliance of Museums
Information about Economic Relief:

Performing Arts Reopening Guide

Emergency Resources for Artists (compiled by the Center for Cultural Innovation)

Oil Painters of America Covid Resources

California State Council on Developmental Disabilitieswebsite Resources for Californians with developmental disabilities and their families during COVID-19


Please take a moment to complete any relevant surveys. Your responses help us to assess the impact of this pandemic on individuals, organizations, and businesses:

Community Foundation of Mendocino County COVID-19 Impact on Mendocino County Non-Profits January 2021 Survey

County of Mendocino Economic Disaster Survey for Businesses

Flynn Creek Circus Projected Audience Confidence Survey

Americans for the Arts COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers

Americans for the Arts Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Arts and Cultural Organizations


Mendocino County Library K-12 Student Digital Resources


Articles and Databases

E-books & Entertainment

Virtual Library Events

Contact Information:
Ukiah Library, 105 N. Main St., Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 463-4490

CreateCACREATE AT HOME – the most engaging collections and activities for our home-bound students, a comprehensive – but not overwhelming site which is updated weekly.

Online Poetry Workshop for Youth California Poets in the Schools – A free, online poetry workshop for youth 1st-12th grades, with lessons created by professional poets throughout California.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Arts @ Home Resources for Students

SPACE School for Performing Arts Free Zoom Classes

Arts Education Online Learning in the time of Covid-19 – Recommended by California Alliance for Arts Education, a curated list of links to teaching/learning/growing from home. All are free unless noted.

Google Arts and Culture Google’s partnership with various art institutions worldwide to offer virtual visitors online access to world-renowned art collections.

Mendocino Dance Project at-home Youth dance lessons:

Blake More online poetry lessons
1) letter to covid:

2) lesson looking at corona doldrums:

3) life after covid:

Oakland Museum of California
Arts at home resources for Students


Evolved Growth Strategies is offering advisory sessions for non profits


New COVID-19 Testing Opportunities in Mendocino County

New COVID-19 testing opportunities through OptumServe in Fort Bragg, Point Arena and Anderson Valley. Please go online to and register as a patient prior to arrival. By registering you will be issued a patient ID number, which you will need to bring with you to the location. Note: no appointments required, but registering (creating your account) prior to arrival will streamline the testing process.”

These tests are available for people who are asymptomatic. Surveillance testing helps our hospitals and decision makers stay informed so they can respond appropriately to the true rate of spread. Even with a negative test result, please remember to continue to wear your mask, sanitize, isolate if you feel unwell, avoid gatherings, and when you choose to socialize with people outside of your stable household bubble, do so outdoors or in ventilated areas where all are masked and distanced.

MendoAlert, the Mendocino County Emergency Alert and Notification Service

Mendocino County COVID-19 information:

Sonoma County COVID-19 information:

Lake County COVID-19 information:

California Department of Public Health:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention:


Community Foundation of Mendocino County Resources for Nonprofits

Local Information and Support for Small Businesses:

California State information on business assistance:

Labor and Workforce Resources for Employers and Employees

Wildfire Resource Guide: A Message from Rep. Huffman

The wildfires we’re experiencing this month are some of the largest our state has ever seen, but Californians have learned through experience just what it takes to make it through these disasters.

After several years working with wildfire survivors, I know how complicated and daunting the recovery process can be. This year, we have an added threat that requires adapting the way we respond to fires – the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why I’ve developed a new Wildfire Resource Guide. I want to ensure you have the information and resources needed to safely navigate this fire in the face of a deadly pandemic and can quickly and easily recover when we come out on the other side.

The guide can be found here or by visiting my website. It includes information about all the federal resources currently available to those affected by the fires, including FEMA assistance and Small Business Administration loans. The guide will be updated if and when more resources become available.

My staff and I are here to help in any way we can. We are here for the long haul. Please don’t hesitate to call one of my district offices if you need assistance. If we aren’t the right place to get you what you need, my staff will guide you to the state and local resources too.

Thank you, and stay well.
Jared Huffman
Member of Congress


Art House Convergence:  Preparedness Resources for Theaters and Festivals

ArtsReady:  Preparing for Potential Impact of the Coronavirus

National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response (NCAPER):  Preparedness for the Arts Sector

Teaching Artists Guild:  COVID-19 Resources for Teaching Artists

Freelance Artists:  COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

League of American Orchestras:  Coronavirus

CERF+ | The Artists Safety Net:  CERF+ Responds to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

American Alliance of Museums:  Resources & Information for the Museum Field

Theatre Communications Group:  Coronavirus Preparedness Webinarand Preparing for the Impact Resources

Events, Videos & Guides on preparing your organization:

HowlRound: Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists in a Time of Crisis

Theater Communications GroupCoronavirus Preparedness for Theatres

HowlRound: Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic (American Sign Language interpreted & Closed Captioned).

Silent Rhythm’s Inclusion 101: Inclusive “Distancing”: a Guide for the Arts & Culture Sector on the Inclusion & Accessibility of Persons with Disabilities During COVID-19

DeVos Institute of of Arts Management: Practical Steps in a Time of Uncertainty (wise words from Michael M. Kaiser, Chairman, and Brett Egan, President)

Program Spotlight

Artist in the Spotlight

Event Spotlight

Art in the Gardens 2021

August 6 - 8
at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens,
Fort Bragg







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