Financial Resources and Emotional Support for Photographers & Creatives

This is an ongoing list of resources for creatives during the 2020 pandemic. If you have anything to add, please email me

Photography specific initiatives:

NIKONFree streaming classes from Nikon School Online

SONY: $100 Million Global Relief Fund

LEICA#StayHomeWithLeica complimentary online programs

Financial Support:

ASMP Donor’s Circle Grant: Donate or Apply for a Grant

FEDEX #SupportSmall Grant opens May 25th

National Association of Latinx Arts & Cultures Emergency Relief

Art Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

National Alliance on Mental Illness Resource Guide

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Relief Fund

Artist Relief Project

Freelance list of resources

List of Arts Resources, workshops, grants.

PFLEARN: mega-list of grants, loan programs, software discounts, print sales, and more.

Updated ASMP guidance for photographers applying for SBA loans and grants

APA list of resources

Forbes list of ongoing funds and relief for small businesses

Facebook small business grants

Bumble small business grants

GoFundMe matching grants

Pause your student loan debt

National Geographic emergency fund for journalists

Diversify Photo print sale (due 3/27) for photographers of color

Getty Images Grants

Tons of resources from Authority Collective

Women Photograph Emergency Fund

Find a wide range of financial support and services by zip code at

Format Photographers Fund

ASMP Resources for Photographers, updates, virtual town halls, etc.

PhotoShelter list of resources.

US 2019 Taxes are now due to be filed by July 15th (extended).  Some states are making local changes as well. Check with your state tax office.

Many banks are offering loans and deferred payment plans, check with your bank for assistance. Many large companies are also offering discounts and billing deferments. I would highly encourage you to ask for discounts and deferments, free shipping, etc. These companies do not want to lose your business, especially now. Ask for lenience with your landlords, insurance companies, credit card companies, software, websites, or other monthly subscriptions that you are on, cable and internet providers, phone company, camera stores, etc.

Many mortgage lenders are also offering deferred payments. Check with your lender. You may need to specifically indicate that your financial situation has been directly affected by the coronavirus.

How to get 2 months free if you are an Adobe CC monthly subscriber: Log in to your account and begin the process of canceling your subscription. Choose “too expensive” and you will be given the offer for two months free without canceling. Follow the status bar. This worked for me and many others who let me know, thank you!

US Small Business Administration (limited) funding programs.

50% off my 2020 Photography Marketing Calendar & 12-month Strategy Guide (this is sure to keep you occupied for a few weeks!), 20% off all other services through March, or pay what you are able/defer payment (email me).

If you have prints or books for sale, please email me, I am happy to share your work on Instagram and/or Facebook.

Austin/Texas support:

BBATX list of resources in Austin, TX

Holland Photo Imaging is offering free local pickup and delivery, and reduced shipping costs for anyone outside of Austin. 

I Lost My Gig - listings for anyone who lost their SXSW assignments (not just photographers).

Art Alliance Austin resources.

Get listed on 

Emotional Support:

Resources from Talkspace (information, discounts, support groups, therapy, etc.)

Free meditations: Jessica Snow and Insight Timer App

Free hypnosis/meditations: Grace Smith

Free EFT/Tapping: Tap With Brad, Gala Darling (if you want to tap with me for free, send me an email or jump on my calendar.) What the heck is tapping?

Again, if you have anything to add or any concerns, please email me or jump on my calendar.


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