COVID-19 Resources for artists are being collected by many of the Arts Agencies and organizations. I’m passing them along as I receive the info.
For Artists hoping to stream live concerts, Bandsintown has created Bandsintown Live streaming on twitch.
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Here is an LATimes Article with more resources: Lost Your Music Related Gig: Here’s What You Can do
Here is a Collection of National Resources
American Alliance for Museums
COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources & Information for the Museum Field, contains advice applicable to museums and other cultural venues.
Americans for the Arts https://www.americansforthearts.org/
Americans for the Arts (AFTA) has developed a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource and Response Center, that includes an Impact Survey. Take part in the survey, and see the multitude of resources (including many listed below).
ArtsReady | https://www.artsready.org/
ArtsReady is an online emergency preparedness service that collects and shares resources that help arts and cultural nonprofits plan for and respond to a crisis. ArtsReady has circulated practical examples of measures being implemented by cultural organizations, including this March 6 New York Times article and this February 26 ArtsReady Alert.
CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund)
CERF+ is readiness, relief + resilience for studio artists, ensuring that they are as protected as the work they create.
NCAPER | https://www.ncaper.org/
NCAPER (National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response) has created a list of resources for arts organizations and artists.
Theatre Communications Group’s Coronavirus Preparedness Webinar and the Event Safety Alliance’s Prepare Your Organization for the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak—may be of particular interest to performing arts groups.
The League of American Orchestras coronavirus resources page includes examples of sample audience communications as well as other readiness recommendations.
COVID-19 and Freelance Artists
As more information is sent, I’ll pass it along as either a Biz Booster or a simple broadcast. Day by day there are more resources available.
Meanwhile, here are a few ideas to work on which will not only help in the current situation but will prepare you for a new phase of your career in whatever direction that might take now.
1: What can you offer beyond a live performance?
Think about your shows. How can you begin to pull apart your set lists and then repackage them for both online presenting and live presenting?
a. Thematic, cleverly named shows
b. Masterclass topics
c. Lecture/ concert presentations
d. Multi-day Residency Offerings, live or online
e. Online courses
2. Who might be your target audiences, online and live?
a. Demographic Options
b. Convert Venues, Clubs, Performing Art Centers
c. Schools and Universities
d. Libraries and Museums
e. Senior Centers, 55+ Active Living Communities
f. Private Lessons
g. Corporate, small business or Organizations
h. Other Artists
i. Name your own niche or target market
When you consider these two questions, and home in on your exact perfect audience and create the appropriate programs for those audiences, you will be well on your way to re-framing and reshaping your future.
We must face reality. These times call for re-evaluation and renewed attention to how to be a creative individual and serve our communities with our talents. Take this externally imposed down-time to reflect and recreate for your future.
Stay well, stay upbeat, stay creative! We will get through this more nimbly on the other side. How are you using this time? What cool tech platforms have you learned and begun to use in your business?
Leave me a comment on the blog.
To your health and well-being.
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