Below is a listing of information and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic organized by 1) Health Information Resources; 2) Information for Arts Organizations and Freelance Artists; 3) Resources for Working, Teaching, and Learning Remotely; 4) Social Justice; and 5) Arts Advocacy. Each resource listing has some additional notations about topics that are available on that particular website. This page will be updated on a regular basis as more information becomes available. Please email additional info and resources to Rosemary Johnson.

COVID-19 Health Information Resources

World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Basic Protective Measures Against the New Coronavirus
  • Myth Busters
  • When and How to Use Masks
  • Videos

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • How to Protect Yourself
  • If You Think You Are Sick
  • What You Need to Know: Symptoms, Older Adults and Medical Conditions, Prepare Your Family
  • Resources for the Community: Travel, Schools and Childcare, Businesses and Employers, Community and Faith-Based Organizations
  • Statistics and Latest Updates

Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH)

  • For Healthcare Providers
  • If You Suspect You Have COVID-19
  • Situation Summary (current statistics county by county)
  • Resources from the ADPH
  • Resources and Updates from the CDC
  • Resources from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • List of Local Health Departments

City of Birmingham Stay-At-Home Family Activity Guide

  • Activities, resources, and sample home schedules for each age group

YWCA Central Alabama Domestic Abuse Hotline

COVID-19 Information For Arts Organizations & Freelance Artists

From the National Endowment for the Arts –  The Road Forward

  • Best practices tip sheet for arts organizations re-engaging with audiences and visitors.

Artist Relief

  • Collaborative Fund providing $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19
  • Cycle IV deadline is July 22


  • Performing Arts Resources: Dance/USA has published an article, Coronavirus and Your Insurance Program
  • Federal Assistance
  • Advocacy and Congressional Action
  • Reopening Resources
  • Performing Arts Resources
  • Webinars and Additional Reading
  • CDC Resources

New England Foundation for the Arts

  • Public Health Resources
  • Arts and Culture Organizations
    o Webinars & videos on preparing your organization or event
    o Emergency Resources
    o Small Business Assistance

National Endowment for the Arts


  • Information During the Impact of the Coronavirus
  • The Economic and Legal Impact of COVID-19 on the Arts Sector
  • Webinars & Guides for Organizations and Artists
  • Information and Emergency Funding for Artists
  • Communications Plans

National Coalition For Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response (NCAPER)

  • Resources for Organizations
  • Resources for Artists

Event Safety Alliance

  • Reopening Guide

Americans for the Arts

Grantmakers in the Arts

  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Arts Funding: Update and action items
  • List of resources regarding artist support and Covid-19

Creative Capital

  • List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

CERF+ The Artists Safety Net

  • What Can You Do to Protect Yourself
  • What Can You Do to Protect Your Career
  • What Can You Do to Protect Your Organization
  • Additional Resources

Freelance Artists

  • General Preparedness Resources
  • Advocacy Alerts
  • Emergency Funding
  • Quantifying Economic Impact Of Canceled Work
  • International Resources (Outside United States)
  • Best Practices For Online Teaching…
  • Online Platforms
  • Health and Mental Health Resources
  • Temporary/Remote Job Opportunities
  • Interrupting Racism Resources

Create Birmingham

  • Covid-19 Resource page including information for artists

Resources For Working, Teaching, and Learning Remotely

National Dance Education Organization: Teaching Dance in Fall 2020


Fractured Atlas

  • How to Transition to a Virtual Workplace Overnight

HowlRound TV

  • Ways of Gathering in the Age of COVID-19
  • Adding a Virtual Component to Your In-Person Event
  • Going Fully Digital
  • Interactivity
  • Getting Started
  • We’re Here to Help!
  • Panel: Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic


  • Free streaming through the end of April
  • Use the code ARTATHOME20

Digital Theatre+

  • Plays & Productions (includes dance)
  • Practice & Practitioners
  • Theory & Criticism
  • Teaching with DT+

Dancing Alone Together

  • Collection of daily streaming/taped dance classes from around the country and world!

Dance Magazine

  • Staying Connected From Our Living Rooms: What It’s Like Dancing During a Pandemic
  • Take Virtual Class From Your Kitchen With These 6 Ballet Pros
  • How Dancers and Dance Organizations Can Prepare for the Financial Fallout of COVID-19

PBS Learning Media

  • Appreciation and Analysis of Dance Works
  • Dance Creation, Participation, and Performance
  • Dance Forms
  • Society and History of Dance
  • The Dance Profession
  • Dance and Other Domains
  • PBS Great Performances: Dance

Alabama Dance Exchange

Greater Birmingham Arts Education Collaborative

UAB’s Alys Stephens Center Youtube Channel
Video content from:

  • ArtPlay
  • Arts In Medicine
  • Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts

COVID-19 and Social Justice

Asian Americans Advancing Social Justice (AAJC)

  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice Statement on Discrimination and the Coronavirus Epidemic

The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies

  • There Is An Urgent Need For Government To Address The Rights and Needs of Persons With Disabilities Throughout All Covid-19 Planning and Response

Design Studio for Social Intervention

  • Social Justice in a Time of Social Distancing

COVID-19 and Arts Advocacy


  • Dance/USA, as a founding member of the Performing Arts Alliance, is running an ongoing campaign to ensure dance is supported in the federal COVID19 Relief Packages.
  • Send letters to Congress

Alabama Association of Nonprofits (AAN)

  • AAN update on Federal Coronavirus Response Bills