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Additional Filmmaker Resources

Please use and support these organizations that are also working to make an impact for the creative community.

LOCAL (Kentucky)

Elevator Arts
Available to any artist working in KY.

Louisville Fund for the Arts
Grants for Greater Louisville based artists affected by the crisis.

Louisville Arts Network
Micro-Commissions for artists in Greater Louisville.

Kentucky Unemployment and Pandemic Unemployment Insurance



IDA’s Guide to Unemployment for Filmmakers
Contains excellent clarification of unemployment benefits for self-employed professionals.

The Actor’s Fund
Provides grants to a large number of creative professionals.

The American Guild of Musical Artists Fund
Grants for professional musicians who are members of AGMA.

Artist Relief Program
Grants up to $5,000 are distributed to artists facing dire financial emergencies; Partially sponsored by the Sundance Institute.

Artist Relief Project
National fund giving support grants to artists affected by the crisis.

Artist Relief Tree
$250 grants, available nationwide. Check regularly as there are likely to be multiple cycles.

Freelance Coop
Grants for freelancers. The Fund is currently closed, but check back as they are still fundraising

Freelancer’s Relief Fund
Freelancer’s Union – temporarily closed, but sign up for membership for alerts when it reopens, fundraising is ongoing.

Sundance Institute
The Sundance Institute COVID-19 Respond and Reimagine Plan with $1Million in Emergency Relief for Independent Artists and Organizations

Self-Employment, 1099s, and the Paycheck Protection Program
A guide for freelancers in navigating the PPP and preparing for submission once it opens again.

Ninja Number
Our virtual number is provided by NinjaNumber via their Care2Call program.



COVID-19 Impact Survey For Artists and Creative Workers
Survey data will be used to assess the impact of this crisis on creative workers.

COVID-19 Freelance Artist’s Resource
A very large directory for freelance artists affected by the crisis.

Fannie May COVID-19 Mortgage Relief

Freddie Mac COVID-19 Mortgage Relief


Looking for somewhere to donate? Check out the above and also any of these organizations:

Team Kentucky Fund
This fund provides assistance to Kentuckians who have been severely financially impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.

One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund
A program of the Community Fund of Louisville.

Appalachian Kentucky
A community fund servicing Eastern Kentucky

Horizon Funds
Provides funding for nonprofits in Northern KY that provide housing, food, and medical support for people hit by the crisis.

The Lee Initiative
World-renowned Chef Lee in Louisville is helping restaurant workers nationwide.

Tip Your Waitstaff
Comedians raise money for wait staffs of closed comedy clubs that they love.

Venkman’s Restaurant
All of the money raised will go directly to employees of Venkman’s Restaurant.