COVID-19 Resources

General COVID-19 Resource Information

NYS Department of Health – Coronavirus Website

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – Up-to-The-Minute Tips and Announcements

NYS Department of Health – Latest information about state actions and available options.

Nonprofit Risk Management Center – Tips for crisis management skills 

The City – Compilation of NYC resources and info from city agencies

New York Council of Nonprofits – General COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits 

Students at NYU School of Medicine – COVID-19 NY Community Resources + Health Information

Bridgespan – COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits and Funders. 


Funding Resources and Financial Assistance

For Artists

Foundation for Contemporary Arts- FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund

Americans for the Arts– COVID 19 Resource and Response Center

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color– BIPOC Artists & Administrators Emergency Fund

Behind the Scenes– Emergency Grants 

East Bronx Democrats– Mutual Aid Fund

Women Arts– Emergency Funds for Artists of Various Disciplines 

Max’s Kansas City– Max’s Kansas City Project

The Artist Relief Organization– The Artist Relief Fund

Mayer Foundation–Economic Relief Grants

The Recording Academy– MusiCares: Financial Assistance Program 

The Musicians Foundation– Emergency grants for medical and living expenses 

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation–Grants for painters, printmakers, &  sculptors. 

Cerf+ Artists Safety Net– Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Dramatists Guild Foundation– Emergency Grants for Writers

HRA – Emergency Cash Assistance

Actors Fund – Emergency Financial Assistance

Freelance Artist Resource Producing Collective– COVID19 and Freelance Artists

Candid– Corona Virus Emergency Resources

3Arts– Emergency Funding Resources

Creative Capital– Financial Resources 

Grantspace – Emergency Financial Resources 

Kickstarter – Grants and Resources for Artists in COVID 19 Crisis

Joan Mitchell Foundation – Emergency Resources for Visual Artists

For Non-Profit Art Organizations

NEA -Grants for Arts Projects

NEH- Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Springboard for the Arts– Resources for Artists, Creative Workers and Organizations

Grantmakers in the Arts– Emergency Response Webinar

Arts Loan Fund– COVID-19 Emergency Loan

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) – Emergency Grants 

Robin Hood Relief Fund – Relief Fund

New York State Council on the Arts – Varied Emergency Funding Sources

Chronicle of Philanthropy – Resources for Non-Profits

NYC Business – Employee Retention Grant Program


Resources for Small Businesses

NYS Executive Order – Workers Reduction Information

NYS – Shared Work Program

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – Financial Assistance Programs

NYS Senate– Pending Legislation for in support of suspending rent 

Faire– Free Impact Calculator 

GoFundMe – Small Business Initiative 

Google– Small Business Credit Program

Honeycomb Credit– Small Business Loan Relief 

JPMorgan – What you need to know about the CARES Act

Kabbage– Help Small Businesses

MainVest– Main Street Initiative


Resources for Artists (Webinars, Workshops and Open Calls)

Smart Growth America– Arts & Transportation Rapid Response Application

Artfully Learning – Social Distance Learning 

My Modern Met – How to Use Crowdfunding

Theater Communications Group– Coronavirus Preparedness for Theatres

Howlround - Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic

Artist’s Thrive– COVID 19 Resources

Culture Aid – Resources for Artists

Bronx Council on the Arts– Artist Sustainability Online Workshops


Legal information and Additional Resources

Lawyers Alliance for New York– Legal Info & Services for Non-Profits Impacted by COVID 19

Lawyers Alliance for New York– Resource Call Hotline

NYS - Emergency Paid Sick Leave Legislation Fact Sheet

Americans for the Arts – Coronavirus Impact Survey

NBC News – Map of COVID 19 Impact 

Special Message from BCA 

We hope that these resources are helpful to all of you in the face of the hardships brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Feel free to contact us at contact@bronxarts.org if you have additional resources you’d like to see included.


Emergency Numbers

DOH (Department of Health) .           

866-881-2809
347-396-7990 (NYC)

CDC (Center for Disease Control)

800-232-4636

Contact below if you have any questions

All BCA Staff are working remotely until further notice. The best way to contact us is via email at:

contact@bronxarts.org