Covid-19 Resource List

So many leaders in our field have stepped up to offer resources, share knowledge, and mobilize on behalf of those who need support. This display of care and responsiveness makes us proud to be part of this community.

We would like to share some of these important resources and action steps with you. Details are available below, sorted into the following categories:

  • STAY ENGAGED: Find ways to take class, stay grounded, and keep experiencing art. Many innovative artists are continuing to show up to share their work, and keep us all moving—no matter what.
  • GET SUPPORT: Learn about resources that are available for artists, including emergency funding, government programs, and mutual aid that specifically support freelance dance artists.
  • ADVOCATE & ORGANIZE: Help ensure that artists are supported through this difficult time by contacting your congressperson, documenting impact, and more.

All lists are in alphabetical order.

We are moved by the love and care that members of this community have shown one another over the last several days. You are what the world needs right now. Keep going.

Please reach out to us at with questions, or to share resources to support artists through this difficult time. We will update this page periodically.

Updated Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Stay Engaged


Gibney Online Studio→

Ajna Dance Classes (Ongoing)
AXIS Company Classes (Ongoing)
Ballet Class with Alicia Graf Mack at Juilliard (One-time)
Ballet Class with Ashley Boulder (One-time)
Ballet Classes with Corvino (Ongoing)
Ballet with Kat Wildish (Ongoing)
Ballez Classes (Free)
Bartenieff Fundamentals with Alexandra Beller (Ongoing)
Contemporary with Donnell Oakley (Ongoing)
Contemporary with Yin Yue (Ongoing)
Cumbe Online Classes (Ongoing)
Cunningham Technique with Cori Kresge (Wednesdays)
Dance Church (Free)
Dance for All Bodies (Ongoing)
Dance Place Virtual Classes (Free)
Dancers Group List of Online Offerings
Dancing Alone Together (Ongoing)
Dancio Classes (Two Weeks Free)
Flamenco Classes with Nelida Tirado (Ongoing)
freeskewl (Ongoing)
Gaga Classes (Donation-Based)
Hyp-Access Classes (Ongoing)
Merce Cunningham Solo Project
Modo Yoga Classes (Ongoing)
Movement for Hope Classes (Ongoing)
Movement Sessions with Jessica Chen (Ongoing)
Nomads of the South Workshops with Gabriel Nieto (Ongoing)
NYC Community Ballet (Ongoing)
Operation: Tap ($15–$40/month)
Pilates with Ann-Marie Gover (Free)
Pilates Classes with Kinected (Ongoing)
Pilates Classes with Thryn Saxon (Ongoing)
Pizarts Dance Hub Classes (Ongoing)
The Red Curtain Project (Ongoing)
Restorative Contact (Donation-Based)
Rhythm & Motion Classes (Ongoing)
Simonson with Rachel Feinerman (Free)
Steezy Classes (7 Day Free Trial)
What’s Wrong with my Yoga? with Ori Flomin (Ongoing)
Yoga Flow with Darby Canessa (Email for more info.)


adrienne maree brown’s Additional Resources for Facing COVID-19
Artists Reach Out Interview Series
Brooklynrail Lunchtime Artist Conversations (Zoom Call)
Cornerstone Cares
Coronavirus: Wisdom from a Social Justice Lens Podcast
Explore’s Livecams of Nature and Animals
Gibney Cares Podcast
Gibney’s Take Care Series
InfiniteBody: It’s also okay to take time to grieve


Dance Magazine’s List of Online Dance Performances
Dance/NYC 2020 Digital Symposium
Dancing Alone Together’s List of Footage and Films
Dixon Place TV
Gibney Company performs Micaela Taylor’s EYESOW
Gibney’s Panel: Black Dance Artists on Masculinity
How to Host a Watch Party on Facebook
New York Live Arts Streaming
New York Times’ List of Theater, Dance, and Classical Music Streaming
Nightly Met Opera Streaming
The Public Theater Streaming



Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
COVID-19: Connecting People with Chronic Illness
COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund for LGBTQI+ BIPOC Folks
CRIP FUND Mutual Aid
Dance Union Dancers Relief Fund
Indigenous Mutual Aid Resources
Low-Income Artist/Freelancer Relief Fund
Get Help Give Help Mutual Aid Resources 
Mutual Aid Hub
Mutual Aid NYC
Navigating Workers’ Compensation During COVID-19
NYC United Against Coronavirus Mutual Aid Resources
Undocu Workers Fund
Self-Care Resources for Nurses and Healthcare Workers During COVID-19


ACCESSHRA (One stop shop for rent freeze, food stamps, health benefits, and more)
The Actors Fund Emergency Financial Assistance
Artist Relief
Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
Brooklyn Community Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund
The Creator Fund
Coronavirus Artist Relief Funds List
Coronavirus Financial Impact Loan
Coronavirus Scams: Types and How to Avoid Them
Dance/NYC Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund
Dancers Above Water Relief Fund
Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S artists, performers & tip-based workers
Family Emergency & Unexpected Bills
Filing for Unemployment

Financial Assistance for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
Financial Literacy & Well-being Workshop with Amy Smith
Foundation for Contemporary Arts COVID-19 Emergency Grant
Freelancers Relief Fund
Guide to COVID-19 and Your Finances: What You Need to Know
Hire Artists
The Indie Theater Fund Rapid Relief Grants
The International Association of Blacks in Dance Emergency Fund
Managing Your Finances During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Mayer Foundation Grant
National Foundation for Credit Counseling Coronavirus Financial Toolkit
New York Community Trust
New York City Emergency Management 
New York State COVID Rent Relief Program
NYCAIER Arts Educator Emergency Relief Fund
NYC Employee Retention Grant Program
NYFA Emergency Grants
NYFA Emergency Resources for Artists
Parent Artist Relief Fund
Paycheck Protection Program
Pentacle Financial Urgent Care
The Rauschenberg Foundation Emergency Medical Grant
SNAP Food Benefits
Solidarity Fund
Soze Artist & Activist Relief Fund
Special NY State Health Insurance Enrollment
90-day Moratorium on Evictions


CDC’s Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
Community Healthcare Network
Corona Broadcast
COVID-19 Victims Services & Resources
Dance USA: Informational Papers from the Task Force on Dancer Health
F Squared TeleHealth
Free Coaching Session for Freelancers Struggling with COVID-19 Stress
The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts
Help Now NYC
How to receive virtual medical treatment while under quarantine
How To Get Health Insurance During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Phone Services
Mental Health Resources to Help Prevent Creative and Professional Burnout
NYC Well
NYU Langone Health Virtual Urgent Care
Okay, Let’s Unpack This List of Free Therapy & Counselor Sessions
Return to Dancing and Training Considerations Due to-COVID-19
Sanctuary for Families: Safety Planning During COVID-19: Tips From Survivors For Survivors
Senior Guide to Mental Health During COVID-19
The Institute for Family Health
Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
Teletherapy for Addiction and Mental Health
Telehealth and Online Mental Health Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic
What To Do If You Have COVID-19: A Toolkit


Covid-19 Information:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization
New York City Tools and Guidance
‘Red Stain’ PSA Video 
A Guide to Reopening New York & Building Back Better

Explore resource lists compiled by other organizations in the arts and beyond:

4A Arts COVID-19 Resource List
A Freelancer’s Guide to Unemployment Benefits—and Other Financial Help
Accessible Teaching in the Time of COVID-19
Alliance of Artists Communities Resources
Alternate ROOTS Resource Page
Americans for the Arts COVID-19 Resource and Response Center
Americans for the Arts Webinars (Ongoing)
Answers for NYC Residents: COVID-19 Resource Guide
Arts Education Partnership COVID-19 Resources
ArtPlace America
Artists for Hire
Artist Relief Tree
Artists Thrive COVID-19 Resource List
Arts Leaders of Color Resource List
Are contact lens wearers at higher risk of getting coronavirus?
Asian American Arts Alliance COVID-19 Resource
Audra Allen Dance LLC: The Dance Educator Resource
Barnard College Movement Lab COVID-19 Resources
Boot Camp for the Arts Livestream
Brooklyn Arts Council Resource Guide
The Cares Act and Unemployment Assistance Webinar
Cerf+ The Artist’s Safety Net
Collaborative Resource List From Disabled Queer, Elderly, Asian, and Indigenous People
Council on Foundations Resources
Coronavirus-Related Legal Resources
COVID-19 & Freelance Artists
COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits
COVID-19 Resources for Businesses & Nonprofits
Creative Capital Arts Resources During COVID-19 Outbreak
Creative Capital: Coping with COVID-19 Free Online Workshops
Dance Artists’ National Collective Weekly Community Response Meetings (Mondays 12pm CST/1pm EST)
Dance/NYC Information and Resources
Dance/USA Information and Resources
Engaging Arts Audiences in a Time of Trauma
The Field COVID-19 Resource List
Food Resources for Artists – The Hip Hop Dance Conservatory
Fractured Atlas: Request Support: Fundraising in Difficult Times
Freelance Artist Resource List
Guide to Parenting & Family Health During COVID-19
I Care If You Listen – Emergency Funding and Artist Resources
International Association for Dance Medicine & Science COVID-19 Webinar series
Materials for the Arts Online : Field Trips + Courses + Resources
NYFA Legal Webinar: Pivoting During the Pandemic (Oct. 23, Free)
On the Move Resource on COVID-19 and Cultural Mobility
Panel: Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic (ASL & Captioned) – For US-Based Freelance Artists and Cultural Workers in all Disciplines
Principles for Ethical Cancellations
QueerArt COVID-19 Resource List
Queer & Trans Resources in the Time of COVID-19
Resources for Moving Dance-Based Pedagogy Online
Resources for Restaurants and Workers Coping with the COVID-19 Emergency
Resources to Help Ensure Accessibility of Your Virtual Events for People with Disabilities
Tips From Counselors on How to Manage Financial Stress During a Crisis
Trickle UP: NYC Artists Network
The Dos and Don’ts of Online Video Meetings
Virtual Career Resources for Finding a Job in the Post-COVID World
Understanding Medicare and Your Options
What Makes an Office Building “Healthy”

related articles