COVID-19 Resources for the Creative Industries

COVID-19 Resources for the Creative Industries

This resource page was developed by Colorado Creative Industries to provide industry-specific resources to the creative industries.

In Colorado and around the world, artists and arts and culture organizations have been hit hard by COVID-19, losing revenues due to canceled events and loss of sales, and facing reduced contributions indefinitely.

This page is a collaborative effort among Colorado cultural leaders to:

  • provide a central hub of resources
  • support artists and creative business and arts and culture organizations
  • connect those who want to support our cultural community at this critical moment

If you have additional resources to include for consideration please submit them through this form.

For ways to help, donate and share the message visit Arts Through It All, a collaborative campaign to support Colorado’s arts and culture community.


Americans for the Arts Survey for arts and culture organizations (nonprofit, for-profit, and government)


City of Denver Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund

COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund

Americans for the Arts COVID-19 Resource Center
This organization created a resource center for its members and partners. 

This online emergency preparedness service was created by and for arts and cultural nonprofits to provide customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability.

CERF – the Artist’s Safety Net
This nonprofit organization focuses on safeguarding artists’ livelihoods nationwide.

Creative Capital Arts COVID-19 Resource Center
This organization created a list of resources for its members and partners.

Department of Public Transformation: Resources for Rural Arts and Culture Workers
This organization created a list of resources to support rural cultural workers.

National Coalition for Arts Preparedness & Emergency Response
The Coalition was formed in 2006 in response to the significant losses and devastation suffered by artists and creative economies in the wake of 21st century disasters.

National Endowment for the Arts COVID-19 Resource Center
This organization created a list of resources for its members and partners.

Ready is a national public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters.

Springboard for the Arts: Principles for Ethical Cancellation
This organization provided advice for canceling or postponing events and how to support artists, creative businesses, and freelancers.

Springboard for the Arts: So You Want to Start an Emergency Relief Fund (PDF)
This is a guide with advice for any organization looking to set up an emergency relief fund.

USDA COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide (PDF)
The US Department of Agriculture and its federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Artist Relief Tree
This organization supports self-identified artists who are in need of emergency relief funding. 

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
This organization supports musicians who have been impacted by COVID-19 due to public performances being canceled.

Musicares and the Recording Academy have partnered in a COVID-19 relief effort to help the music industry. 

Roadies of Color United
This organization unites the entertainment services and live concert touring industries to promote collaboration. 

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