Filmmaker Relief Funds

Filmmaker COVID Relief Funds

JFI is continually monitoring the landscape to discover and provide resources for various filmmaker relief efforts listed below. To submit an additional resource please send an email to programming@jfi.org

https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2020/04/26/coronavirus-unemployment-edd-phone-woes/ | A story by CBS13 Sacramento shares viewers’ frustrating experiences getting assistance with their unemployment claims and tips for navigating EDD customer service phone lines, including what number to call and when it’s staffed.

https://www.eventsafetyalliance.org/esa-reopening-guide | As municipal officials begin to allow small groups of people to gather in public even while the fight against COVID-19 continues, there is a tremendous need for guidance how small events and venues can reopen as safely as possible under these incredibly challenging circumstances. In response, the Event Safety Alliance today released The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide.  

https://www.artistrelief.org/ | Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.

https://zff.org/programs/#community-arts | As part of a cohesive effort to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Arts program is taking the following steps to reflect our broad commitment to supporting the arts community.  

https://www.cciarts.org/EastBayOaklandRelief.htm | The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) is administering this Fund. Together, the East Bay/Oakland Relief Fund for Individuals in the Arts is distributing $669,550 to help the region’s artists, teaching artists, culture bearers, and nonprofit arts workers who comprise the various and diverse cultural communities of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, with dedicated support for those in the City of Oakland and the City of Berkeley.

https://docimpactproducersrelieffund.org/index.php | The Documentary Impact Producer Relief Fund will provide grants of up to $4,000 to help alleviate the acute hardships faced by freelance impact producers working anywhere in the world in this time of economic uncertainty. 

https://www.artistrelief.org/ | Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.

https://www.sundance.org/create/overview | Sundance Institute COVID-19 Respond and Reimagine Plan | In an effort to support artists impacted by COVID-19, Sundance Institute is launching a $1 million urgent fund to support the immediate needs of artists in our community, as well as other filmmakers in need and organizations that share our focus on inclusive storytelling.

https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/pandemic-unemployment-assistance.htm | As part of the federal CARES Act, the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program helps unemployed Californians who are business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, have limited work history, and others not usually eligible for regular state UI benefits who are out of business or services are significantly reduced as a direct result of the pandemic.

https://business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019/ | The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has compiled helpful information for employers, employees, and all Californians as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/services/covid19.htm | During this time of uncertainty, we’re supporting California businesses so they can focus on their health and personal priorities.

http://arts.ca.gov/resources/COVID-19.php | The California Arts Council has created a COVID-19 resource page, including emergency funding opportunities, emergency preparedness best practices, and webinars featuring arts leaders and artists from the national arts community. The COVID-19 emergency has highlighted the power of collaboration within the arts community at every level, and this list showcases that network.

https://mailchi.mp/mellon/enews-1555373?e=371ef4f187 | Elizabeth Alexander, president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Sarah Arison, president of the Arison Arts Foundation, published an op-ed on Artnet today explaining why they helped create a new $10 million relief effort for individual artists.

https://www.arts.gov/coronavirus | We know that there are more than five million Americans who make their livelihoods in the broader arts and cultural sector across the country and are potentially at risk. We also know that the arts provide comfort, resilience, wisdom, and the means for self-expression and connection, perhaps even more so during challenging times such as these. We have relief resources and opportunities related to COVID-19 available on our website, and we will continue to update these sections with new information as it becomes available.

https://www.sfartscommission.org/grants | The Community Investments program supports San Francisco-based artists, arts organizations, and historically underserved communities through the following grants and technical assistance.