|Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic. Webinar Monday March 16, 2000, 8 pm
Join HowlRound plus a group of artists, arts administrators, and others from around the US to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting freelance artists (those who identify as independent contractors) from all disciplines and where artists can look for support in this complicated moment.
The conversation will focus on shared resources (legal, advocacy, how to take your work virtual, finding emergency funding, and financial best practices in crisis) and building and grounding our national community.
All over the country, artists across disciplines are crowdsourcing information about how artists can deal with lost income, get their classes online, and help one another.
Participate in this great effort if you have free resources that are not yet represented on this list or create some new ones!
Creative Capital has some great (overlapping) resources, too. Share with other creative professionals.
And let your voice be heard! Artists and arts organizations will need help weathering the economic impact.
An amazing, global directory of virtual music events is here and includes a comprehensive listing of livestreaming tools for you to use for your own socially distanced performances and classes — whether you are doing a tiny dance in your kitchen or gesturing across wide open spaces like Trisha Brown back in the day.
Moving your dance classes online. Some teachers in our community are already doing this as a one-of or on an ongoing basis, so contact your favorites! While liveness is often an integral part of performance-based curricula, The Dance Studies Association compiles a list of resources for moving teaching into the digital sphere. When in-person meetings are not possible, online tools, content, and protocols can offer new approaches to technique, choreography, performance, and collaboration.
Artists Relief Fund for Boston artists The Mayor’s Office for Arts and Culture is reopening its Opportunity Fund as the Boston Artist Relief Fund, which will award grants of $500 and $1,000 to Boston artists whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Artists who have lost or anticipate losing income can apply through June 30.
Stay tuned as other communities are expected to replicate these sorts of emergency services for their residents.
On the Boards TV
in Seattle with great dance and intermedia performances is streaming FREE until April 30 with code ARTATHOME20.
Apply for Grants and Residencies! Since many organizations will be working remotely, the deadlines for online grant and residency applications may not change.
Browse the BDA list, organized chronologically by deadline, and then confirm deadlines with the funder by email.
Currently, the Boston Dancemakers Residency, a project of Boston Dance Alliance in partnership with Boston Center for the Arts, still has a deadline of Friday, April 10.
Food insecure? Don’t wait until you are desperate, the community is coming together to help everyone. Call 1-800-645-8333.
Want to be in touch with Boston Dance Alliance?
The office will be closed for the time being, so please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please note that info@bostondancealliance may not be read during this time.)