Helpful Tools for Artists During COVID-19 (active Links in Red)
- The Louisiana Photographers’ Assistance Network Facebook Group Founded by photographer and NOPA member Marc Pagani in response to COVID-19, the goal of this (Facebook) group is to provide a space for photographers in need to connect with each other for assistance as well as a sense of community in these trying times.
Louisiana Photographer’s Assistance Network
- Follow and contribute to the Freelance Artist Resources open source doc.
Freelance Artist Resources
- Professional Photographers of America has made all of its photography classes temporarily free PPA Lessons
- Avid will be providing temporary licenses of Creative Products to customers at no charge through Friday, April 17 for those users who are unable to access their systems at their facilities and thus must work from home, they will provide 90-day licenses of Media Composer, Pro Tools, or Sibelius.
- Adobe is giving everyone 2 months of free Creative Cloud, here’s how to get it.
- New Orleans Creative Response is an evergrowing network and group of teams and individuals banding together to help those in need:
New Orleans Creative Response
Financial Resources During COVID-19
- If your employment has been affected by COVID 19, file your unemployment insurance claim here. LAWorks Unemployment
- New Orleans Business Alliance has set up a dedicated COVID-19 relief fund to meet the needs of gig economy workers who have been directly affected by the loss of income.
NOBA Covid-19 Fund
- United Way of Southeast Louisiana, Entergy Corporation, and the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation (LHF) have created the Hospitality Cares Pandemic Response Fund.
United Way Hospitality Cares
- Louisiana opened a COVID-19 help desk for small businesses. For COVID-19 business questions, LED may be reached at LEDbiz@la.gov or via the toll-free hotline, (833) 457-0531.
Small Business Helpline
- Creative Capital started a list of resources and relief funds for artists that will be updated regularly.
Creative Capital Relief Resources
- A list of emergency resources compiled by Artwork Archive.
Artwork Archive Resources
- A list of COVID-19 Relief Funds compiled by the Creative Collective.
Creative Collective Resources
- Anuity.org, a web finance resource, has some helpful COVID-19 related information to help deal with finances
A Guide to COVID-19 and Your Finances