Arts Council of Mendocino County (COVID-19) Resources and Recovery Center
Mendocino County Public Health Officer Dr. Andrew Coren:
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.
county & statewide data
Find out if your business can open.
How you can help
California Dept of Public Health
Program Deadline: March 2022
Several different grants opportunities available. Some deadlines soon…
A list of the top international open calls, residencies, fellowships, and awards that will benefit artists
Emergency Resources for Artists and Freelancers (ongoing)
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
ARTS-SPECIFIC INFORMATION AND RESPONSE
National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response
“An Arts Field Guide to Federal Disaster Relief, for Arts Organizations and Businesses”
to help break down what federal relief is available for the arts and culture sector after disasters
designed to support arts organizations in the evergreen process of managing their overall structure and assets.
If your business is being negatively impacted by COVID-19, you may be eligible for a loan from EDFC for up to $50,000 starting as low as 3% APR.
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.
CalNonprofits: Resources to help nonprofits thrive
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
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.
A Primer for State and Local Arts Councils, Arts Service Organizations, Community Foundations, and Other Non-Profit Groups
California Arts Council
California Lawyers for the Arts
WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation)
American Alliance of Museums
Information about Economic Relief:
Emergency Resources for Artists (compiled by the Center for Cultural Innovation) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xv238DlW_9HWhJTHr561r8fPaD4BSzOZraDOm2ESyeA/edit#heading=h.tro2rlkgj00l
California State Council on Developmental Disabilities – website 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:
Though the state and county may lift most pandemic-related safety protocols by July, the Festival wants to do what will make more of our patrons feel safe attending.
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
ARTS EDUCATION AT HOME
Mendocino County Library K-12 Student Digital Resources
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.
Blake More online poetry lessons
1) letter to covid: https://www.bmoreyou.net/2020/04/06/viral-poetry/
2) lesson looking at corona doldrums: https://www.bmoreyou.net/2020/04/28/bored-boring-a-poetry-lesson-for-the-corona-doldrums/
3) life after covid: https://www.bmoreyou.net/2020/05/14/life-after-integrating-the-new-you/
Oakland Museum of California
Arts at home resources for Students
IN KIND SUPPORT
Evolved Growth Strategies is offering advisory sessions for non profits http://www.evolvedgrowthstrategies.com/covid-19-support
HEALTH AGENCY INFORMATION AND RESPONSE
New COVID-19 testing opportunities through OptumServe in Fort Bragg, Point Arena and Anderson Valley. Please go online to https://www.lhi.care/covidtesting 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.
Mendocino County COVID-19 information:
Healthy Mendocino COVID-19 Resource Library http://www.healthymendocino.org/tiles/index/display?id=197116778644932706
Sonoma County COVID-19 information:
Lake County COVID-19 information:
California Department of Public Health:
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention:
ECONOMIC INFORMATION AND RESPONSE
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Resources
Local Information and Support for Small Businesses:
California State information on business assistance:
Labor and Workforce Resources for Employers and Employees
MORE PREPAREDNESS LINKS
Art House Convergence: Preparedness Resources for Theaters and Festivals
National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response (NCAPER): Preparedness for the Arts Sector
Freelance Artists: COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
CERF+ | The Artists Safety Net: CERF+ Responds to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
American Alliance of Museums: Resources & Information for the Museum Field
Events, Videos & Guides on preparing your organization:
Theater Communications Group: Coronavirus Preparedness for Theatres
HowlRound: Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic (American Sign Language interpreted & Closed Captioned).
DeVos Institute of of Arts Management: Practical Steps in a Time of Uncertainty (wise words from Michael M. Kaiser, Chairman, and Brett Egan, President)