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 Public Health Officer Dr. Andrew Coren:

Health Officer ends local Quarantine and Isolation Orders

a new Health Order rescinding the universal mask mandate for indoor public settings, with a strong recommendation to continue indoor masking.


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.

Mendocino County Public Health FREE At Home Tests

Community Foundation COVID-19 Resource Directory

Tracking COVID-19 in California

county & statewide data

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

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


New Round of Community Foundation of Mendocino County grants

Program Deadline: March 2022

Grants Updates – New Rounds for Applications

Several different grants opportunities available. Some deadlines soon…

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

North Coast Opportunities COVID-19 Immediate Relief

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

Artist Relief Fund

Community Foundation of Mendocino County COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits

California Humanities Grants


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

The Arts Organizations at a Crossroads Toolkit: Managing Transitions and Preserving Assets

designed to support arts organizations in the evergreen process of managing their overall structure and assets.

EDFC Loan Programs

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

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

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)

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:

Mendocino Music Festival Survey

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


Mendocino County Library K-12 Student Digital Resources


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

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

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:

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

Local Information and Support for Small Businesses:

California State information on business assistance:

Labor and Workforce Resources for Employers and Employees


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

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

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

Photo by Sharon Garner

Lincoln Andrews

Event Spotlight


Bast Fiber Textiles of Japan

June 2 - 27

at Pacific Textile Arts, Fort Bragg