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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
http://elevatorarts.org/artist-relief-trust/
Available to any artist working in KY.

Louisville Fund for the Arts
https://fundforthearts.org/covid-19-emergency-support-grants-for-individual-artists/
Grants for Greater Louisville based artists affected by the crisis.

Louisville Arts Network
https://louisvilleartsnetwork.org/
Micro-Commissions for artists in Greater Louisville.

Kentucky Unemployment and Pandemic Unemployment Insurance
https://uiclaims.des.ky.gov/ebenefit/eben.htm

 

NATIONAL

IDA’s Guide to Unemployment for Filmmakers
https://www.documentary.org/creators/covid19/unemployment
Contains excellent clarification of unemployment benefits for self-employed professionals.

The Actor’s Fund
https://actorsfund.org/
Provides grants to a large number of creative professionals.

The American Guild of Musical Artists Fund
https://agmarelief.org/
Grants for professional musicians who are members of AGMA.

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

Artist Relief Project
https://artistreliefproject.org/
National fund giving support grants to artists affected by the crisis.

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

Freelance Coop
https://freelancecoop.org/emergencyfund/
Grants for freelancers. The Fund is currently closed, but check back as they are still fundraising

Freelancer’s Relief Fund
https://www.freelancersunion.org/resources/freelancers-relief-fund/
Freelancer’s Union – temporarily closed, but sign up for membership for alerts when it reopens, fundraising is ongoing.

Sundance Institute
https://www.sundance.org/covid19
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
https://bench.co/blog/operations/paycheck-protection-program-self-employed/
A guide for freelancers in navigating the PPP and preparing for submission once it opens again.

Ninja Number
https://ninjanumber.com/
Our virtual number is provided by NinjaNumber via their Care2Call program.

 

OTHER RESOURCES for COVID-19 RELIEF

COVID-19 Impact Survey For Artists and Creative Workers
https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5532991/6539d78e3593
Survey data will be used to assess the impact of this crisis on creative workers.

COVID-19 Freelance Artist’s Resource
https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/
A very large directory for freelance artists affected by the crisis.

Fannie May COVID-19 Mortgage Relief
https://www.knowyouroptions.com/covid19assistance

Freddie Mac COVID-19 Mortgage Relief
http://www.freddiemac.com/about/covid-19.html

 

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

Team Kentucky Fund
https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/PPC/KYCOVID-19Donate
This fund provides assistance to Kentuckians who have been severely financially impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.

One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund
https://www.cflouisville.org/one-louisville/
A program of the Community Fund of Louisville.

Appalachian Kentucky
https://www.appalachianky.org/#our-mission
A community fund servicing Eastern Kentucky

Horizon Funds
https://www.horizonfunds.org/coronavirus-relief-fund
Provides funding for nonprofits in Northern KY that provide housing, food, and medical support for people hit by the crisis.

The Lee Initiative
https://leeinitiative.org/
World-renowned Chef Lee in Louisville is helping restaurant workers nationwide.

Tip Your Waitstaff
https://www.tipyourwaitstaff.com/
Comedians raise money for wait staffs of closed comedy clubs that they love.

Venkman’s Restaurant
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-venkmans-restaurant-employees
All of the money raised will go directly to employees of Venkman’s Restaurant.