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:
NIKON: Free streaming classes from Nikon School Online
SONY: $100 Million Global Relief Fund
LEICA: #StayHomeWithLeica complimentary online programs
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
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
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
Find a wide range of financial support and services by zip code at findhelp.org
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).
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 HireACreative.co
Resources from Talkspace (information, discounts, support groups, therapy, etc.)
Free hypnosis/meditations: Grace Smith
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