The St. Pete Arts Alliance is here to serve and support artists and arts organizations in our amazing city.

We know this is a strange and challenging and time for all the arts, when you suddenly can’t connect with your audience or with each other. But you can find new, creative ways to keep in touch with your community, as we all explore digital platforms and tools.

You can follow the Arts Alliance on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to our ArtBeat e-newsletter.

We’ll keep updating this page with resources and tools you can use to keep your finances together, and keep creating and sharing your work.

And we’ll keep adding inspiration.

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Find up-to-date information in this Resource Guide compiled by the St. Pete Chamber – including online networking and training for Small Business Owners, and links to detailed financial information and assistance.

stpete.com/resource-guide-for-coronavirus-covid-19

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    How to Become a Creative Business 101
    October 16, 2020
    The St. Pete Arts Alliance is offering a Zoom workshop on Thursday, October 29 at 1 p.m. on how to establish your creative work as an actual business. Self-employment is empowering – if you do it...
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    Arts Community Statement on Mask Wearing
    October 13, 2020
    The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance sent this email to our Mayor, Deputy Mayor, City Council Members and County Commissioners, to let them know that St. Petersburg's arts and cultural institutions are no...
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    Free ArtPlace Virtual Summit – October 26-30
    September 11, 2020
    This year, ArtPlace America culminates a decade of work as part of an extraordinary community of artists, community developers, culture bearers, designers, government officials, philanthropis...
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    New Emergency Grants
    September 1, 2020
    Thousands of individuals and local business owners have already received emergency financial relief through the Pinellas CARES program, but more help is available.   For individuals, fam...
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    YouTube 101 for Your Arts Business
    August 21, 2020
    YouTube 101 for your Arts Business . . . YouTube, Facebook and Instagram are tools you can use to grow and thrive. In this session, we'll look at the enormous potential of YouTube. Two billio...
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    Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants
    August 18, 2020
    New York Foundation for the Arts and the Rauschenberg Foundation have teamed up to offer visual and media artists and choreographers in the US grants of up to $5,000 for medical related emergencies. ...
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    Back To School Arts Education Roundtable Focused on Students of Color
    August 6, 2020
    BACK-TO-SCHOOL Arts Education Roundtable Hosted by Harlem Stage & TYA/USA Monday, August 17 at 4 pm FREE What does back-to-school look like this year, especially for BIPOC communities? Thi...
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    Teaching Artistry video podcast
    August 6, 2020
    Teaching Artistry blends creative and educational practice in service of community building, social justice and inspiring joy. Courtney J. Boddie, host and creator, chats with teaching artists and ...
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    Artists Create Fantastical Masks for Fundraising Exhibit
    July 31, 2020
    The Mask-R-Aid exhibit on display August 1-14 highlights masks as the new “chic." The project is designed to raise funds for an artists' relief fund through the St. Pete Arts Alliance. Inve...
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    Online Arts Classes for All Ages
    July 27, 2020
    The Florida Alliance for Arts Education is partnering with The Interactive Academy to offer online arts classes for school-aged students and adults. The Interactive Academy is a safe digital format...
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    Arts Across America - Available Online
    July 27, 2020
    South Arts is partnering with the Kennedy Center to present Arts Across America. Beginning July 27, over 200 artists will be featured in a curated series broadcast by the Kennedy Center and availab...
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    How to Access Emergency Relief Funds and Services
    July 1, 2020
    The video of our workshop on “How to Access Funds and Community Resources” is now available. Find out about funds and other help now here for you! We also explain the most common mistakes...
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    Artful Masks by Jennifer Kosharek
    June 17, 2020
    You've probably seen many of Jennifer Kosharek's colorful murals in St. Petersburg. The versatile visual artist has been making masks since February, and giving them to hospitals for a good part of Ma...
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    Arts and Learning Life Skills
    June 17, 2020
    Prodigy Cultural Arts Program uses visual and performing arts as a way to help young people in West Central Florida ages 5-18 develop life skills such as communication, leadership, problem solving, an...
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    Florida Orchestra Teaching Artists Share Lessons Online
    June 17, 2020
    Teaching Artists Kristin Baird and Kaitlin Springer of The Florida Orchestra have recorded more than 50 videos on violin and viola to support string teachers and students in a robust virtual learning ...
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    Help is Available and Donations are Needed
    June 9, 2020
    We're grateful for all the many ways the St. Petersburg Free Clinic helps our community - from health and dental services for those without insurance, to a food pantry, transportation, water bill assi...
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    Envisioning a Future of Equity, Healing and Democracy
    June 3, 2020
    Inspiration, energy and probing questions about arts, community and change, thanks to Creative Generation. You can read this feature at creative-generation.org/blog-1/apart-but-connectednbspenvision...
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    Webinars by Americans for the Arts
    June 1, 2020
    Americans for the Arts is offering an ongoing series of webinars addressing strategies, funding issues, tools and crucial information to help artists and arts organizations during the current crisis. ...
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    Sustainability Grants for Arts Service Organizations
    May 26, 2020
    Application Deadline: June 10 As a Regional Arts Organization, South Arts is committed to the sustainability of arts organizations and recognizes the devastating impact that the COVID-19 pandemic i...
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    Municipal Agency and Artist Partnerships: A Strategy for Rebuilding the Future
    May 18, 2020
    . . . Thank you to the NEA for sharing this compelling feature on Municipal Agency and Artist Partnerships: A Strategy for Rebuilding the Future. "In the throes of COVID-19’s devastating ef...
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    International Arts Education Week 2020
    May 18, 2020
    This year from May 25-31, International Arts Education Week aims to increase the international community’s awareness of the importance of arts education - and promote cultural diversity, in...
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    Applications are Open for the Pinellas Arts Community Relief Fund
    May 12, 2020
    Thanks to generous donations and fundraising efforts, applications have re-opened for the Pinellas Arts Community Relief Fund. These awards are intended to provide urgent financial support fo...
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    Resources for Students and Educators from the Florida Holocaust Museum
    May 12, 2020
    During these challenging times, The Florida Holocaust Museum is able to assist Florida students and educators with free virtual resources to teach about the Holocaust and teach tolerance, courage and ...
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    US vs Hate - Using Art to Teach
    May 8, 2020
    Last year, Mica Pollock and her team at the Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment and Teaching Excellence (CREATE) teamed up with Teaching Tolerance (TT) to turn #USvsHate i...
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    Emergency Grants for Individual Artists
    May 7, 2020
    . . . The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance gathered this list of emergency funding opportunities for individual artists. Download the PDF with details, deadlines and application information here....
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    "Florida Humanities CARES" Grants for Cultural Organizations
    May 5, 2020
    Florida Humanities is now awarding $850,000 in rapid-response funding through "Florida Humanities CARES" grants to nonprofit humanities and cultural organizations that are facing financial hardship...
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    Creative Masks from Creative Clay
    May 5, 2020
    Abstract by Cornell W Creative Clay's non-medical face masks "help you express yourself even when you can't show your face." Based on designs by Creative Clay member artists, the masks are color...
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    Resources for Families with Students
    May 4, 2020
    Step Up for Students has compiled a list of resources to help families during this challenging time, including free meal programs, Wi-Fi/Internet services, fun learning options and more. Visi...
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    Free Audiobooks for Students Learning at Home
    May 4, 2020
    . . . As the COVID-19 pandemic began closing our nation's schools, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was the recipient of a very persuasive essay from nine Florida students. The five-paragraph essay elo...
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    Pinellas CARES Small Business Grants
    May 1, 2020
    Creative Businesses can apply for this grant Pinellas CARES Small Business Grants will assist local businesses that had to close or significantly reduce operations due to the pandemic and the result...
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    Teaching Artists Are Essential Workers
    April 27, 2020
    Thank you to Creative Generation for this very thoughtful call-to-action, to consider and enhance the role of Teaching Artists even during quarantine. This feature is published as part of the #Keep...
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    Coping with Covid - Free Online Workshops
    April 23, 2020
    The challenges posed by quarantines and a stalled economy are daunting, especially for artists. In the last month, Creative Capital launched a series of free online workshops, Coping with COV...
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    Americans for the Arts Resources
    April 22, 2020
    Americans for the Arts is creating webinars to help arts organizations navigate the current crisis, and sharing resources and up-to-date information. They're constantly updating this page. . . amer...
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    UF Resources for Covid Arts Response
    April 22, 2020
    The University of Florida College of the Arts, Center for Arts in Medicine has created an open-access repository to help professionals leverage creativity and the arts to develop effective re...
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    A Community That Moves Together, Heals Together!
    April 20, 2020
    A Community That Moves Together, Heals Together! As our community navigates this time of social distancing it is now more important than ever to remember we are all interconnected, to offer s...
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    Transitioning Programs and Artistic Content into an Online Structure
    April 17, 2020
    How do I Construct a Virtual Presence for my Organization or Artistic Practice? Everyone is asking that, and we're grateful that Artsopolis is offering this detailed guide for artists and art...
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    ResiliArt
    April 16, 2020
    UNESCO is calling on all artists and creatives to join the ResiliArt movement. en.unesco.org/creativity/news/resiliart-artists-creativity-beyond-crisis The United Nations Educational, Scientific...
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    Artists Can Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program
    April 15, 2020
    -- As of April 15, funding for the Paycheck Protection Program has run out. Check the Small Business Administration website to find out the current status of this program.   The Paychec...
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    Hire Artists
    April 8, 2020
    HireArtists is a marketplace designed to facilitate creative exchange during an unprecedented economic crisis for the already-precarious arts and creative community. Built by artists and for artist...
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    Artist Relief Grants
    April 8, 2020
    Artist Relief is an initiative organized by the Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National YoungArts Foundation and United States Artist...
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    CARES Act Guidelines from the National Endowment for the Arts
    April 8, 2020
    The National Endowment for the Arts has posted the applications guidelines for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Implementation of the CARES Act and quickly providing thos...
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    The Nonprofit Guide to Accessing Capital Through the 2020 CARES Act
    April 8, 2020
    Thank you to the Kresge Foundation for this detailed guide to "Mission, Money and Markets: The Nonprofit Guide to Accessing Capital Through the 2020 CARES Act." kresge.org/content/mission-money-mar...
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    ArtsReady Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations
    April 7, 2020
    ArtsReady is an online source for readiness resources aimed at cultural organizations, and a web application that can make disaster planning easy. Thank you to ArtsReady for this detailed article o...
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    Keep Making Art - A Global Movement
    April 6, 2020
    Many thanks to Creative Generation for sharing this feature on #KeepMakingArt - "a global movement to spark joy, inspire action and bring togetherness. "Rather than being discouraged by the closure o...
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    Crisis As Opportunity - A Call to Teaching Artists
    April 6, 2020
    Creative Generation "works to inspire, connect and amplify the work of individuals and organizations committed to cultivating the creative capacities of the next generation." They share this feat...
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    Guidance from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters
    April 6, 2020
    The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) has been providing guidance and resources for performing arts organizations since mid-March. apap365.org/Advocacy/COVID19 They shared these emerg...
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    Fighting Chance Fund
    April 3, 2020
    The City of St. Petersburg has created the Fighting Chance Fund – an emergency grant to provide relief to St. Petersburg small businesses impacted by local COVID-19 orders. The fund is expe...
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    Paycheck Protection Program for Non-Profit and For-Profit Creative Businesses
    April 3, 2020
    Paycheck Protection Program - Applications Open April 3   The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) authorizes forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19...
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    Creative Capital's Arts Resources During COVID-19 Outbreak
    April 2, 2020
    . . . Creative Capital is always an amazing resource for artistic connection and professional development. Their staff has stepped up now to offer this up-to-date list of resources and webinars, aim...
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    The Art of Gathering in a Time of Crisis
    April 2, 2020
    Thank you to HowlRound Theatre Commons for sharing the video of this recent conversation. howlround.com/happenings/come-together-art-gathering-time-crisis-asl-captioned   "For the large major...
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    A Quick Guide to Live Streaming
    April 2, 2020
    Cheers to I Care If You Listen for this detailed article with tips and techniques to help musicians begin streaming. https://www.icareifyoulisten.com/2020/03/lets-get-digital-quick-start-guide-live...
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    Emergency Grants for New Music Freelancers
    March 26, 2020
    The New Music Solidarity Fund is designed to help new/creative/improvised music freelancers whose livelihood has been threatened as a result of performances which have been canceled during the COVID-1...
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    Emergency Funding and Artist Resources
    March 21, 2020
    Many thanks to the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, for sharing this list of Emergency Funding and Artist Resources, compiled by I Care If You Listen, a website devoted to contemporar...
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    Low-Interest Loans for Arts Businesses and Nonprofits
    March 20, 2020
    . . . Low-Interest Loans for Arts Businesses and Nonprofits   The Small Business Administration just put a disaster loan program into effect that provides low-interest loans for small bu...
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    Emergency Funding for Artists
    March 20, 2020
    . . . The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance has compiled this list of local and national grants, loans and tools for artists facing financial crisis during this emergency. You can download a print...