Arts Council of Mendocino County (COVID-19) Resources and Recovery Center
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.
Note: This guidance takes effect on June 15, 2021 and will supersede all prior face coverings guidance.
Find out if your business can open.
How you can help
California Dept of Public Health
Mendocino County Opens up COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility /// Condado de Mendocino abre la elegibilidad para vacuna COVID-19
Mendo Mobile Testing is a pilot program created to bring COVID-19 testing directly to the employers of Mendocino County.
A fourth round of the Covid-19 Relief Grant will open on August 10, 2021
A list of the top international open calls, residencies, fellowships, and awards that will benefit artists
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)
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.)
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.
Two Funding Opportunities for-profit micro-businesses in Mendocino County
Federal CARES Act grant of $500,000 to be disbursed by December 30, 2020
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
ARTS-SPECIFIC INFORMATION AND RESPONSE
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
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
Free world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons taught by highly accomplished and Grammy Award–winning music and art professionals.
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:
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
ARTS EDUCATION AT HOME
Mendocino County Library K-12 Student Digital Resources
CreateCA – CREATE AT HOME – the most engaging collections and activities for our home-bound students, a comprehensive – but not overwhelming site which is updated weekly.
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 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.
Member of Congress
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
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
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)