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COVID-19 Resource Roundup: March 16–26


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During the COVID-19 pandemic, our team at Arts Midwest is compiling resources, news, and information to help our arts community and region at large. Here’s what we’re finding helpful this week:

Coming Up

Ask an Expert Webinar: Contracts, insurance, visas, employment, and legislation in the COVID-19 Era (Taking place 3/27/20)

Arts Midwest and the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences are hosting this free webinar on Friday, March 27th at noon (CST). This informative panel presentation will gather a group of legal experts including Heather Noonan (League of American Orchestras), Matthew Covey (Tamizdat), and more to discuss and answer questions about the current business, legal, and financial realities facing the performing arts sector. Questions will be accepted in advance.

Can’t make it in person? A recording of this webinar will be available on Tuesday, March 31.

Most helpful for: Performing Arts Presenters and Organizations, Artist Managers, Artist Agents, Nonprofit Arts Organizations, Individual Performing Artists.

Sign Up (Via GoTo Webinar)

In Case You Missed It

We Are Stronger Together: Navigating Crises and Sustaining Healthy Relationships in the Era of Coronavirus Webinar (Updated 3/20/20)
This 1.5-hour webinar put on by the Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences gathered presenters, agents, artists, and legal and emergency response experts around the current business, legal, financial, ethical and relational realities we are facing together.

Most helpful for: Performing Arts Presenters and Organizations, Artist Managers, Artist Agents, Nonprofit Arts Organizations, Individual Performing Artists.

Watch the Webinar (Via YouTube)


Five first takes on COVID-19 from Fundraising Experts (Updated 3/25/20)
Looking for advice on communications and fundraising during the challenges of COVID-19? This to-the-point blog post put together by fundraising consultants at RaiseMN compiles guidance and expertise from five development professionals in Minnesota and around the world.

Most helpful for: Nonprofit Organizations.

Read the Article (Via RaiseMN)


Accessibility Strategies for Deaf / Hard of Hearing People in Remote Meetings (Updated 3/16/20)
Many people are adapting to using their homes as an office and/or classroom. Here’s a list of communication practices to help keep remote meetings accessible AND effective.

Most helpful for: Organizations or individuals who are meeting virtually.

Read the Article (Via Medium)


Ideas for Creative, Compassionate, and Joyful Connection (Updated 3/24/20)
This list of ideas was compiled by Department of Public Transformation in partnership with rural cultural workers across the country. Use these prompts to help inspire creative, compassionate, and joyful connection in your physical or online community.

Most helpful for: Rural art workers, Artists, Individuals.

Read the List (Via Department of Public Transformation)


Additional Resources and Information

Please see our COVID-19 article for a rolling list of information and resources.