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Philanthropy & Funding Sources​

Health, Safety & Well-being​

Entertainment Arts Online Learning & Support​​


Adobe: Distance Learning Resources - SO Many Resources
Amelia Robinson: Creative Happy Hour Zoom sessions for teaching artists and creatives - every other Monday at 7 pm  EST starting 4/6/20 during the Coronavirus Crisis
Art a La Carte: Free online video art classes via YouTube​
Arts Ed Collab: Resources for arts educators as they transition to online teaching​
Arts Ed Collab: COVID-19 Resources for Educators and Learners
Arts Education Partnership:
COVID-19 Resources in the Arts

BackStage.comA Freelance Creative’s Guide to Navigating COVID-19​
BackStage.comBackstage's "The Slate Digital Seminars"​
Buzz Feed: List of Virtual Events to Enjoy When You Are Social Distancing
CBS News Report: Live-streaming workout classes for free during the coronavirus outbreak
California Arts Council: COVID-19 News & Resources
California State University, San Marcos: Mindfulness Practices with Dr. Ranjeeta Basu - Daily at Various Times
Capacity Interactive: Bootcamp Livestream for Arts Organizations in Crisis
Carla Sonheim: Art Prompts PDF- A Free 40 page printable "Creative Care Package" 
Catch A Fire Bay Area: COVID-19 Resources for Non-Profits​
Chicago Arts Partnership in Education: Arts Resources & Support for Families Stuck at Home
Code Academy: Free online Coding Academy Pro course / scholarships for students affected by COVID-19
Creative Capital: List of Artist Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak​
Curiosity Stream40% off annual plans and gift cards for all site access to documentaries and features
Digital Hollywood LIVE: FREE online entertainment media & tech conference - Tuesday, 5/12/20 from 11am - 3pm​
EduCause: COVID-19 Resources for Higher Ed
Entangled Solutions: COVID-19 Higher Education Resource Center​
Eventbrite: Virtual Events Resource Guide​ Support for Teachers During the COVID-19 Outbreak Taking School Online With a Student-Centered Approach "How To Thrive In Your Job & Career Despite The Coronavirus Pandemic Pandemic"​
Gray Area Foundation for Arts & Technology: COVID-19 Resources​
Girl Geek X 2020 ELEVATE Conference: The Link Between the Future of Work, Education and Care​
Headspace: Free Content for Educators
HowlRound Theatre Commons: Daily Livestreaming Conversation with US & Global Theatre Artists" - online during COVID-19 crisis
How to Get Better Audio & Video in Online Chats​ - Video​​
Intersection for the Arts:
Emergency Funds, Business Resources, & Tools/How-tos for Creatives
Intersection for the Arts: Support circle sessions for artists, arts administrators, and cultural workers- $5 per session on Wednesdays from May 6-27th at 11AM​
Kim Dempsey: COVID-19 Educational Resource Library Google Drive Doc​
LinkedIn: Free LinkedIn Learning Resources to Help You Navigate the Impact of COVID-19
MasterClass: Free Year-long Subscription for CSU Students & Faculty - Short Application/Verification of CSU E-mail to receive link Free Teaching and Learning Online Materials
Modern Health: Free Mental Health Resources​
Pivoting to Remote Work — COVID-19 Response Course Track for Nonprofits​​ - Course

National Performance Network (NPN): COVID-19 / Corona VIrus Resources
Netflix: "Interactive Storytelling at Netflix" Podcast​​
No Film School: List of Free Software​​
Papersource: Crafting Tutorials​ for all ages​ - Videos
PRX: Radiotopia- a curated network of extraordinary, cutting-edge podcasts​
Read it Forward: The Adaptables podcast - dives into your favorite book-to-screen adaptations
Read it Forward: Weekly podcast about books with author interviews and special guests

San Francisco State University: Best Practices for ZOOM security​
Savi: COVID-19 Student Loan Aid Tool​
Scholly: Hallo $5,000 Scholarship​
SF Sketchfest: COVID-19 related, SF Bay Area & Beyond Performing Arts & Media Organizations Funding & Fundraisers​
Share My Lesson: 25 Distance Learning Ideas from Teachers​
Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education (SAEE):​ 
Webinar- Crafting an Arts Entrepreneurship Course for Visual Artists, Artisans, and Designers

Sundance Institute Collab: Video Library, Master Classes, Online Courses & Resources

Sundance Institute Collab: Sundance Created and Curated Resources
TeachRock: Distance Learning Packs -online learning for all subjects and ages
Theatre Communications Group (TCG): Coronavirus Preparedness Webinar​
The Redford Center: 2020-2021 grants of $20K for US-focused environmental documentary film development - deadline 6/1/20​
Together Films: Digital Perspectives Crowdcast Webinar #4 with Emily Best from Seed & Spark on crowdfunding during COVID-19 & their new screening platform - Mon. April 13 at 11 am PST​​
UNESCO: Distance Learning Solutions​​
US Dept of Arts & Culture: Resources for addressing social justice Re: the nation's reaction to the COVID-19 emergency

ANIMATION/AR VR XR/GAMING Stop Motion Animation for Beginners: Learn how to create stop motion animation videos using an app on an Apple or Android Phone or Tablet​
Toon Boom: Free 30-day license - ​​​​Software/Tool​
TRANSperfect: Virtual dubbing (voice over) service ​
Unity Technologies: Free Create with Code Class (Video Game programming)

​Business of Entertainment

UC Alumni Career Network: "Panel of Freelancers, business owners, self-employed professionals and consultants who have successfully navigated the gig economy"- May 18, 2020 12 pm-1pm​
Winston Baker: The Economics of Media and Entertainment During the Coronavirus and Beyond​ - Live Webinar
Winston Baker: Dealmaking and Production Delays: How Long Will They Last and What Can You Do in the Meantime? - Live Webinar
Winston Baker: Finance Re-Defined: Getting Deals Done in Uncertain Times​ - Live Webinar
Winston Baker: Maximizing Enterprise Value in Challenging Times: Crisis Management and Communications Strategies- Free webinar on May 21, 10-11 AM PT
Winston Baker- Free Webinar on Risk Mitigation Playbook- Managing the New Landscape on 5/26, 10-11 AM PT


Actors Theatre of Louisville: Actors Theatre Direct pay-what-you-can streaming of world premiere productions​
Adobe: Theatre Design Module (Curriculum)​ - Students conceive of and create a makeup design for a character that is superhuman, subhuman or nonhuman – a fantasy creature of their own devising.​​
All Arts: 5 FREE performances and films to stream live & later​
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater: Ailey All Access to online streaming of performances​
Andrew Abaria on Facebook: Arts Integration Music Theory Lesson​
Artist Home: Virtual Music Teacher Database
Artist Home: Virtual Concert Calendar
Arts Boston: 10 Theatre Podcasts to Check Out While Social Distancing​ COVID-19 Resources for Actors, Creators + Performing Artists"Survival Jobs 101"
Berklee College of Music via EdX: Free online courses from Berklee College of Music​
Billboard: Corona Virus Crisis Music Professionals Resource Guide
Broadway World: VIDEO- Kathryn Hahn & Family Stage "A Scene From GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS With American Girl Dolls"​
California Shakespeare Festival: "Cal Shakes Online" - Furthering artistic practice and deepening community connections online​
Center Theatre Group: #ArtGoesOn series of videos from members of our artistic family, creating a digital hub of content for the next generation of artists and artisans, and much more​
Chorus America: Choruses and COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - General & Online Teaching Resources
"A Chorus Line In Quarantine": 44 cast members of the broadway revival of "A Chorus Line" share what brought them all together "again"​
Coronavirus 2020 Artist Relief Funds: Crowdsourced Google Drive Database of COVID-19 grants, funding and financial hardship info for artists
CNN Style: Virtual concerts, plays, museums tours​
Creative Capital: Online Art Events During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Dance Magazine: Take Virtual Class From Your Kitchen With These 6 Ballet Pros​
DayBreaker: Live Virtual Dance Party - every Saturday 11 am - 1 pm PST (small fee-based class)
Dolby: Dolby On- Record and livestream with amazing Dolby sound, right from your phone 
Do The Bay: Livestreaming events, classes, musical concerts, etc.​
Dr. Daphnie Sicre, Loyola Marymount University: Resources for Teaching Performing Arts (and
Entertainment related studies) online During COVID-19​

Educational Theatre Association: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Schools, Travel, and Gathering
Educational Theatre Association (EDTA): Virtual International Thespian Festival

EduSurge: “How Do You Teach Art, Music and PE Online? In China, They’re Figuring It Out
Edutopia:  ‘The Show Must Go Online’- Arts Teachers Adapt to At-Home Instruction - with examples of visual and performing arts teachers' remote learning exercises/instruction/projects​
Fender: FREE 3 months of online guitar lessons for first 100,000 people to register​
Filmed on Stage: Free musicals and plays you can now stream during the Coronavirus outbreak
Golden Gate Park 150: Golden Gate Park's 150th Anniversary Concert Series on video​
Gray Area Center for The Arts & Technology: The Patch - online education and cultural programs
Harmony Connects: Free "Saturday Night Live for the Global Peace Tribe" featuring: Music, Wisdom, Meditation, Comedy and Global Community Connection every Sat @ 7:30 in April & May 
Jaylynn Simmons "Keep The Groove Alive": The WeDrum #CreateArtatHomeChallenge on YouTube​
Kalle Westerling, PhD: Google Calendar Listing of free live-streamed online theater and performance events happening​
Kennedy Center: Couch Concerts - Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 1 pm PST, 4 pm EST​
Kennedy Center: Kennedy Center at Home - free videos of extraordinary live and on-demand performances and educational activities to do at home, with new releases daily​
Kino Lorber: Kino Marquee - a virtual theatrical exhibition initiative with 150 virtual art house theater screens ​
KQED: "The Good, the Bad, and the Glitchy: Streaming Theater During Shelter-in-Place"​​
La Jolla Playhouse: The Staging Area- virtual content page​​
Lincoln Center Education: Online learning guides related to Alvin Ailey Dance Theater's "Revelations"—created for children, teens, and adults
Logic Pro​: Free for 90 days from Apple
London's National Theatre: Free YouTube streaming of National Theatre Live Productions every Thursday at 7pm British Standard Time​
London's Royal Court Theatre: Free digital stream of the play "Cypress" (availabe from 3/27/20- 4/27/20)
Mail Chimp & SxSW Film Festival: Free to screen online SXSW short films​​
The Metropolitan Opera: FREE Nightly Opera Streams​ Free Teaching and Learning Online Materials
My Noise: Library of customizable ambient soundscapes
National Performance Network (NPN): COVID-19 / Corona VIrus Resources
New Filmmakers LA: NFMLA Interview Series: Weekly Interview Series with different topics- Directing, Cinematography, etc.​​
New York Times: Great Theater, Dance and Classical Music to Tune Into While Stuck at Home
Noise Pop: Noise Pop Culture Club $7 a month Digital Membership
NYC Ballet: Digital Spring Season 2020​
PBS Digital Studios: "Behind the Scenes of Wicked- Set Design" Video Lists:
15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home

Plays At Home: Series of short plays written by renowned playwrights & commissioned by leading repertory theatres specifically during COVID-19 & unprecedented isolation -- to inspire joy and connection for all
Playing on Air: Playing On Air is a radio program and podcast, dedicated to sharing great short theater with the public​
Play Reading Discord Group: Remote Play Reading During COVID-19
Playwrights Horizons: Soundstage "Theater for your ears" Podcast Shows uniting beloved writers and actors to craft scripted audio experiences of new plays and musicals​
Radiohead Public Library: Live from a Tent in Dublic show on YouTube- Replay premiere here
Roger Fernandes: Facebook Live Native Storytelling Hours​
San Francisco City Arts & Lectures: Free YouTube live streamed conversations with leading cultural artists, writers, performers and leaders​
Sketch Up School: SketchUp Tutorial on YouTube, you’ll learn the 7 critical concepts you need to know to avoid struggling when you’re first getting started​
Sketch Up Essentials: "Getting Started with SketchUp Free - Lesson 1 - for Beginners" YouTube Tutorial​
Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education (SAEE)​: 
Webinar on Crafting an Arts Entrepreneurship Course for Visual Artists, Artisans, and Designers:Mon. 5-6/20 @ 10 am EST/7 am PST
Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education (SAEE): Webinar: Crisis Management Strategy & Plan for Independent Artists - Wed. 4-22-20 1:30 am EST / 10:30 am PST by Matt Kizer Design​: Free virtual theatrical scenic light labs and education tools
Screen Interactive: Film industry coronavirus creative, social and financial support initiatives
SF Commons & BAVC: TV documentary "They Can't Take That Away: The Legacy of The Filmore" on the history of African-American jazz in San Francisco's Fillmore district
SFSU's Cinema Department Year-End Showcase: Multiple Zoom guest speakers from May 15th-22nd. Registration r​equired for each specific event(open to everyone, not just SFSU Cinema Majors)​
Shadow and Act: Live streamed and recorded Q&A's with diverse entertainment industry leaders on Facebook Live
Some Good News (SVG) Channel: Actor/Director John Krasinki's YouTube Channel During COVID-19 with online interviews/performances
Spotify: Soundtrap for Music Makers- 120 day free trial for educators (90 days for individual creators)​
Splice Blog: A Curated List of Resources for Musicians Affected by COVID-19​
Storyfit: FREE Webinar- Character Research for the New Age of Storytelling: Using Data and Media Psychology to Make Meaningful Stories - 6/1/20 at 1 pm PST​​
Teaching Technical Theatre Facebook Group: Social Learning FB Group dedicated to the teaching of technical theater (at all levels) as a course of study and a set of invaluable life skills.​

Teaching Theatre Online: 5,000+ member Facebook group discussion of ideas, challenges, and exercises to teach theatre aspects in an online environment
Theatre Folk: Distance Learning- Technical Theatre
Theatre Folk: Technical Theatre FREE Resources
THEATERish: Virtual Theatre Education Resources: "The Epic Crowdsourced List"​
Theatre with Mrs. Hancock: Set Design YouTube Video Lecture
The Actor's Fund: #StarsinTheHouse Daily On-Line Mini Performances on YouTube during COVID-19 Crisis
The Actor's Fund: Podcast Series about Financial Wellness
The American Alliance For Theatre Education: Resources for Theatre Educators Teaching Online—The Latest
The Ballet Spot: $5 Live Streamed Classes​
The Broad Museum: #TheBroadfromHome virtual experiences including music, poetry, conversations & exhibit tours​
The Broadway Channel: "Wonder by Wonder: Behind the Scenes at Disney's ALADDIN on Broadway"​
The Canadian Theatre Educators Conference: FREE online Virtual Symposium for theatre educators - 5/8/20 ​
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Free archival video and audio of concerts​
The Film Fund: How to Produce a No-Budget Quarantine Film
The Film Fund: Funded Filmmaker Showcase: Matthew Greenberg
The How To Academy: "An Evening with Singer/Songwriter/Activist/Author & Multi-platform award winning recording artist Tori Amos: On Hope, Change & Courage" - FREE via Zoom - Wed. 5/13/20 - 10:30 am PST ​
The Kitchen: The Kitchen's New Online Initiatives
The Laughing Club: Drop-in "Laugh in Club" live streaming Clowning warm up class with Christopher Bayes (FREE w/ suggested donation of $20)
The Metropolitan Opera: Live streamed performances of the Metropolitan Opera
The New York Times: Great Theater, Dance and Classical Music to Tune Into While Stuck at Home
The Red Curtain Project: Stories, ancient and modern, from the Indian subcontinent​
The Rime of The Ancient Mariner Big Read: An inclusive, immersive work of audio and visual art from the 21st century reflecting the abiding influence of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s 18th century epic poem, "The Rhime of The Ancient Mariner"​
"The Shows Must Go On" YouTube Channel: Releasing full-length, smash-hit Andrew Lloyd Weber musical's for free screening once a week starting 4/3/20
Tony Padilla: Facebook Live Music Sessions​
Topic Studios Podcasts: Fiction and nonfiction audio storytelling and interviews
Tribeca Film Festival: Limited-time "Short Film A Day" free online films 
UNcancelled Festival: An ‘Uncancelled’ Festival Will Bring Music to Your Home Every Week
Warner Media: COVID-19 How Warner Media is Helping​ Listing of streaming theatre productions, shows, etc.​
Zoom Tutorial - Theatre/Acting Part 1 (A Parody!): Dr. Kenneth Ragsdale presents a tutorial on using the Zoom platform for distance learning for theatre/acting curriculum​
24 Hour Plays: 
"The Viral Monologues" - Part of the 24 Hour Plays® series that bring together creative communities to produce plays and musicals that are written, rehearsed, and performed in 24 hours​​​


Adobe: Close Reading of a Film Curriculum​ - Anatomy of a Scene (by Guillermo Rodríguez) - Curriculum
Adobe: Cultural Anthropology Podcast Curriculum​​​​ - groups of 4-5 students will use Adobe Audition to create podcasts detailing the various facets of a cultural institution (farmer’s market, gaming club, museum, etc.) that interests them. - Curriculum
Adobe: Media Literacy Curriculum - Analyzing the Ethics of Photo Manipulation​ - Curriculum
Adobe: Premiere Rush ​Tutorials​ - Video
Adobe: Spoken Word Podcast Curriculum​ - Students will create a poetry podcast using Adobe Audition to showcase a poem by reading it aloud and explaining its historical context, formal features, and major themes.​ - Curriculum
Adobe Distance: Adobe Distance Learning Resources​
Adobe Talent: Free access to Adobe Talent on Behance through May 31, 2020​
Amazon Prime: Streaming 2020 SxSW film festival films online for 10 days in late April 2020 on Amazon Prime​
American Theatre Wing: "Working In The Theatre: Before The Show with Billy Porter & Patina Miller" Video
Arc Studio Pro: Free screenwriting software the length of Covid-19​ - Tool
Arts Ed Collab: Resources for arts educators as they transition to online teaching
Arts Ed Collab: COVID-19 Resources for Educators and Learners

ARRI: Cinematography Master Classes on High Dynamic Range​ & ​Large Format Cinematography​ - Videos
Atelier Hébert: Teaching Artist Stephan Hébert's Free Documentary Photography Video Course Series on YouTube​
Free License​ - Software
Bay Area Video Coalition(BAVC): Free Online Career Transition & Development Workshops for Creatives & Everyone​
BEA: Resources for Teaching Media in a Virtual Setting​ - ​​Tools, Instructional Videos, & More​
Berkeley Film Foundation: Berkeley Film Foundation 2020 Grant Cycle (deadline 5-18-20 - includes Student Film Grants!)​
Cre8iveBeast:​​ Working remotely​​ with FINAL CUT PRO X​ - Guide
Created in Quarantine Facebook Group: dedicated to discussing projects created during voluntary and involuntary quarantine periods
Disney: "Destino" -free short film collaboration between Walt Disney & Salvador Dali"
Disney Imagineering: Free Disney Imagineering in a Box Course via Khan Academy​

Doc NYC: New Strategies For Film Content Distribution During COVID-19 Crisis Webinar​
Dramatists Guild Foundation: Dramatists Guild Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Grant
Film Courage: "What Beginning Actors Should Know About Acting Auditions" - 33 Actors Share Their Audition Stories on Video
Filmmaker Magazine: "Marketing Independent Film With Behavorial Data" Article​
Film Courage: "42 Ways To Avoid Writing A Boring Screenplay" video
Film Courage: "How Do You REALLY Break Into Hollywood?" video
Final Draft: Big Break Screenwriting Contest​ Workflows From Home, A New Training Series on Remote Workflows​ - Video Series
Google Digital Garage: Free "Communicate Your Ideas Through Storytelling & Design" class​​
Gray Area Foundation for Arts & Technology: COVID-19 Resources
Harmony Helper: Singing app that makes it easy to practice any song from the comfort of your couch - free 7 day trial then $4.99 a month or $49 a year​
Inktip: Find scripts seeking directors- Short script directory​
Kino Lorber: Kino Marquee - a virtual theatrical exhibition initiative with 150 virtual art house theater screens ​
La Mama Online & CultureHub: La MaMa is working with CultureHub to provide online streaming of select productions and events on Howlround Theatre Commons
Motion Array: Motion Array's Premiere Pro Plugins and More Are Free for the Next 3 Months​
National Geographic: $1,000–8,000 USD for local coverage of the preparation, response, and impact of this global pandemic as seen through evidence-based reporting​
New Doc Editing: How to Log Footage Quickly Tips​
New Doc Editing: 5 Ways to Create An Enticing Incident​
New Filmmakers Film Festival: NFMLA Interview Series on Film and TV Directing
Nikon School Online : 10 free photography classes​
No F​ilm School: Learn How to Edit with These Free Resources​ - Tools, Instructional Videos, & More
No Film School: Free eBook 'How to Write a Screenplay' downloadable​
No Film School: 7 DIY Filmmaking Hacks for When You're Stuck at Home
No Film School: How to shoot Stop Motion at home
No Film School: How is Coronavirus Changing TV Pilot and Staffing Season?
NoFilmSchool: Netflix’s plan for reo​pening Hollywood and podcast recording Teach Yourself to Sightread Music​​
Poynter: Free News University Courses to help Journalism Educators and Students​​ - Webinars & Courses
Professor Michael Bruening: "I Will Survive" on YouTube (The Coronavirus version for educators having to online teach)​
Quentin Tarantino: Tarantino is Writing Reviews of Some of His Favorite Films​ Virtual theatrical scenic light labs and education tools
Screen Interactive: Film industry coronavirus creative, social and financial support initiatives​ Web platform for independent film & content-creating community to let filmmakers upload cuts and invite team members and screeners to give collaborative feedback in a timeline​
SFSU BECA Documentary Screening: Two-Spirit Powwow documents the LGBTQI-hosted Native American powwow- Talk with producer Rick Bacigalupi on May 14th, 4-6pm (email here for Zoom link ​and more info)
Smart Film School:​ Online Courses Free for 30 days - ​​Videos & Case Studies
Storyfit: Character Research for the New Age of Storytelling- Using Data and Media Psychology to Make Meaningful Stories FREE Webinar June 3rd at 1pm PT​
Sun​dance: Online Courses for Writing, ​​Directing, Filmmaking, & Producing - Live Online Learning Experience
Sundance Institute Collab: Video Library, Master Classes, Online Courses & Resources
Sundance Institute Collab: Live Advisory Q&A "Breaking into the film & TV business and building a career" - Join Sundance Collab for FREE to register!
TedX: The Art of Creativity TedX Talk by Taika Waititi​
The Everyday Projects: COVID-19 Guide for Visual Journalists​
The Hollywood Reporter: Fight Club' Author Chuck Palahniuk Shares Some of His Favorite Writing Advice(Guest Column)​
The Script Lab: "Write at Home" Screenwriting Survival Kit
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF): Emergency Assistance Fund to aid members experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19​
The Television Academy/The Emmys: Production resources for members of the television community impacted by COVID-19​
This Long Century: 2 Programs of Experimental Short Week Streaming FREE through April 30, 2020​
Together Films: #DigitalPerspectives webinars
Tools for Livestreaming: Live Performance from Andrew Schmedeke. Basic Workflows and Best Practices for Livestreaming Live Performances
Tone Networks & Women in Entertainment: Free 30 day trial for online learning & professional development platform with 1,000+ videos​
Toon Boom: Free 30-day license​
TRANSperfect: Virtual dubbing (voice over) service
Tribeca Film Festival: Limited-time "Short Film A Day" free online films during Corona Virus Pandemic ​
TV You Anywhere: FREE service for news organisations to safely live broadcast remotely​
Women in Film LA:  Women in Film LA, ReFrame and IMDbPro launch Curbside Shorts – Two-Minute Filmmaking Challenge to Connect and Support the Creative Community During the COVID-19 Crisis​
Writer's Guild of America West: COVID-19 Resources​​
Yale in Hollywood:
Free Zoom "Conversation/Webinar with Tony Award winning Playwright David Henry Hwang" on 4/11/20 @ 2 pm PST

Yale in Hollywood: Free Zoom "Fireside Chat with Emmy-Nominated Showrunner and Director Tony Phelan"

ONLINE TEACHING RESOURCES (all ages & for those with kids)!​

Amazing Educational Resources: An ever-growing list of free educational resources​
Amplify: K-8 Learning Resources​
Arizona State University: 
Virtual Learning Resources for Every Learner, At Every Age

Art a La Carte via YouTube: Free online video art classes

ArtNetPro: COVID-19 Resources​​
​Arts Ed Collab: Resources for arts educators as they transition to online teaching
Arts Ed Collab: COVID-19 Resources for Educators and Learners
The Atlantic: 12 Free Things to Watch, Listen to, and Learn in Quarantine​
The BBC Bite-Sized Daily: "home schooling" Lessons in all disciplines for ages 5 - 15 ​
Broadcasting Education Association (BEA): Resources for Teaching Media in A Virtual Setting​
Carla Sonheim: Art Prompts PDF: A Free 40 page printable "Creative Care Package" ​
Code Academy: Free online Code Academy Pro course / scholarships for students affected by COVID-19
College Promise: College Promise’s Guide to COVID-19 Resources Supporting Students, Educators & Programs​
Common Sense Media: Best Messaging Apps and Websites for Students, Teachers, and Parents​

Common Sense Media: Wide Open School free online learning experiences for kids​ Free and Open eTextbooks​
A #CoronaVirus Syllabus: "crowdsourced cross-disciplinary resource/database"​
Drawing & Painting (The Virtual Instructor): Remote teaching art lesson plan ideas​
Duolingo: Free online language education courses​
Edmodo: Online Learning Platform and COVID-19 Distance Learning Toolkit​
Entangled Solutions: COVID-19 Higher Education Resource Center​
Digital Lessons for Remote Learning​
EXPERIMENTS WITH GOOGLE: “Hack to Help COVID-19” – crowdsourced ideas, hacks, info & resources via Google
EXPERIMENTS WITH GOOGLE: “Marilyn’s Guide to Teaching Remotely” – A slideshow on using G Suite for Education Tools for online instruction Support for Teachers During the COVID-19 Outbreak​ Taking School Online With a Student-Centered Approach PDF​
Google: Teach From Home Tools & Resources using G Suite for Education​
Headspace: Free Content for Educators​
Innovate Public Schools: Corona Virus Resources for Parents and Schools​
Khan Academy: How can Khan Academy be used for remote learning during school closures?​
Kim Dempsey: COVID-19 Educational Resource Library Google Drive Doc

Linkedin: Free LinkedIn Learning Resources to Help You Navigate the Impact of COVID-19 Free Teaching and Learning Online Materials​
Nepris: Covid-19- Free Resources for At-Home Learning​
Newsela: Online Curriculum (free access to content through remainder of the year)​
Northern California Promise Coalition: Northern California released the “Student COVID-19 Resource Guide + FAQ for College Students.”
Online Learning Consortium: Resources for Educators and Administrators Moving Online​ Free live, online Classes for kids ages 3 - 18 for Families Affected by U.S. Public School Closures during the Corona Virus closures​
Panorama Education: Daily Webinar Series on Virtual Learning for Educators​
RED GIANT: Everything Red Giant makes is now free for students and educators​
RiseSmart: COVID-19 HR Resources​​
San Francisco State University: Best Practices for ZOOM security​
SFFILM Education: Teaching Tools, Study Guides, Short Family Films, The Art & Science of Star Wars, Storytelling Techniques & More​
Share My Lesson: 25 Distance Learning Ideas from Teachers​
Online collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics or the ability to write your own book​
TeachRock: Distance Learning Packs - online learning for all subjects and ages
Teaching Artist Wendy McNaughton: 10am Drawing Lessons (great for parents with kids at home)​
Teaching Artist Carrrie Ellman-Larson: Miss Carrie Tells Stories (YouTube Video Series)​
Transcend: School Closure Resource Hub​
Udemy: Udemy Free Resource Center - 150 free courses to help students working from home, search for a job, maintain balance, etc.​
We are Teachers: 190+ Amazing Free Online Resources​
Wes Tank on YouTube: FOX IN SOX | A Dr. Seuss Rap over Dr. Dre Beats on Vide (Humor)​
Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning: "Learn from the Best! Yale’s Transition to Remote Teaching" Webinar recording​

​Virtual Travel and tourism- Arts & culture

AirBnB Experiences: Virtual online one-of-a-kind activities and experiences from around the world (fee based)
Capacity Interactive: Podcast- "How COVID-19 is Impacting Intentions to Visit Cultural Entities"
Kremer Museum: First online virtual museum featuring collection of Dutch and Flemish art and masterpieces
SFFILM: "SFFIILM at Home" library of interviews, videos & more
​​​​​Smarter Travel: 21 Sites Offering Virtual Tours and Live Streams for Travelers Stuck at Home​
The CSU Hospitality & Tourism Education Management Alliance (HTMEA): Free "The Art of Event Planning" Webcast on 4/30/20 from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.​
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: Webinar/Digital Conversation with The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Director Thomas P. Campbell on museums' histories (including the 125th anniversary of the de Young)​ Watch the Best in ​Theater, No Ticket Needed​
YouTube & The Tribeca Film Festival: We Are One: A Global Film Festival - 5/29 - 6/7/2020 - FREE streaming films, shorts, documentaries, music, comedy and conversations) on YouTube​


Home Production or Industry/Field Resources​

ACX​: ​Setting Up A Home Studio- Video Lessons & Resources​
ACX​: ACX University School of Audio Books Courses 
ACX​: Audio Production Resources​
TedTalk: "3 ways to create a space that moves you, from a Broadway set designer, David Korins"​


Opportunities (Film Fests, Conferences, etc.)​

Adobe: Free access to The Digital Experience Conference
BAVC: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS from SF Bay Area Teens: "Uncharted: Teens Document Living Through COVID-19"
Berkeley Film Foundation: Berkeley Film Foundation 2020 Grant Cycle (funding up to $10,000 - deadline 5-18-20)
BUFU x China Residencies CLOUD 9: Collective Love On Ur Desktop Festival - free online programs​
Creative Generation: #KeepMakingArt Campaign
Dear Producer: "P​roducers in Front of the Camera: A Video Interview with Megan Gilbride"
Edinburgh TV Festival: Edinburgh TV Festival goes Digital!​​
Educational Theatre Association (EDTA): Virtu​al International Thespian Festival​
Final Draft: Big Break Screenwriting Contest
GamesBeat Summit: Free online LIVE STREAM only digital passes​ Marketplace designed to facilitate creative exchange connecting buyers with experienced practitioners for the purposes of online instruction or to help with creative and non-creative tasks
International Center of Photography: Accepting submissions for virtual archive of images related to the coronavirus pandemic.
ITVS: Webinar: Applying for Federal COVID-19 Relief as a Filmmaker - Webinar Recordings, Related Resources & FAQ​​
Los Angeles International Latino Film Festival: The free, online festival will allow quarantined viewers to stream feature films, shorts, episodes, masterclasses and live music​
No Film School: NFS 60 Second Film Challenge​
Playground: FREE registration to The 2020 Playground Film Festival Zoomfest: 5/13-14 & 5/20-21​​
San Francisco City Arts & Lectures: Free YouTube live streamed conversations with leading cultural artists, writers, performers and leaders during the COVID-19 crisis
ScreenCraft: Production Film Funds up to $30K
Screen Interactive: Film industry coronavirus creative, social and financial support initiatives
Seed & Spark & Regional Film Festivals: Online Film Festival Screenings
SFSU Film Festival: Film Festival, Distribution and Beyond - A conversation with Giona Nazzaro on May 18, 1-2 pm. Open to all SFSU cinema students and streamed online- Link to be announced​*
Sofa King Fest: Free Online concerts & music events
Spectrix: Free way to convert show tickets to donations via CRM & email server​
Sports Video Group (SVG): Free SVG Online College Summit June 22-25
Sports Video Group (SVG): 2020 SVG College Sports Media Awards Competition ​- Deadline 5-10-20 - no entry fee
Sundance Institute Collab: Sundance Created and Curated Resources
Theatre Without Theatre: Live Instagram nightly theatrical broadcast aiming to fill the current artistic void at curtain time​
The Film Festival Alliance: 2020 Free Virtual Roundtables
The Social Distancing Film Festival: Online content festival​
Think with Google: Resources and insights to help you navigate uncertain times​​
Tongal: Find Paid Opportunties for Creatives or Hire Someone
#AIShowBiz Summit 4.0: Free online AI, Entertainment & Emerging Technologies Event​


Philanthropy & Funding Sources​

Actor's Equity Association Curtain Up Fund: AEA Curtain Up Fund
Actor's Fund: COVID-19 Resource List
Adobe: Free access to Creative Cloud during Corona Virus through a School's IT Dept using form​
Adobe: Free access to Adobe Portfolio through May 31, 2020
Adobe: Free access to Adobe Talent on Behance through May 31, 2020
Adobe: Free access to The Digital Experience Conference
American Alliance of Museums: COVID-19 Resources & Information for the Museum Field
American Documentary's Artist Emergency Fund: Grants of $250 to $500 for doc filmmakers who need help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP): Paycheck Protection Program during COVID-19
Americans for The Arts: The COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists & Creative Workers​
Anonymous Was a Woman (AWAW) & The NY Foundation for The Arts: Emergency Relief Grant for Women Artists Over 40 (up to $2,500 a person)
Artists At Risk Connection: COVID-19 Resources for Artists​
ArtNet: Emergency Grants, Medical Funds, and Other Resources to Help (including a National vs. Regional Breakdown)​
ArtProNet: COVID-19 Resources​
Arts Ready: ArtsReady Alert for Cultural Organizations
Artists Relief Fund: A coalition of national arts grantmakers offering 100 grants of $5,000 each to individual artists every week between April and September 2020
Artist Relief Tree: Online fundraiser & fund supporting artists affected financially by COVID-19
Arts and Culture Leaders of Color: Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund for those who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) - ongoing deadline​
Audible: Free Audio Streaming Books as long as schools are closed
AT&T: $10 million distance learning fund
Authority Collective: COVID -19 Resources for Artists​ COVID-19 Resources for Actors, Creators + Performing Artists A Freelance Creative’s Guide to Navigating COVID-19
Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC): Free Online Career Transition & Development Workshops for Creatives & Everyone​
Berkeley Film Foundation: Berkeley Film Foundation 2020 Grant Cycle (deadline 5-18-20 - includes Student Film Grants!)
Billboard: Corona Virus Crisis Music Professionals Relief & Resource Guide​
BrainPOP: Free Access to Content for Closed Schools​
CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development: COVID-19 Resources & Guides
California Lawyers for The Arts: Emergency Resources for those in Entertainment, Arts & Media​
Californians for The Arts: Emergency Funding & Resources​
Capacity Interactive: Digital Marketing Recommendations for the Arts Community During COVID-19
CARES ACT info via SAG-AFTRA: List of the specific benefits that apply to entertainment workers
Charter School Growth Fund: Approaches to Instruction + Crowd-Sourced Resources​
Chicago Arts Partnership in Education: Arts Resources & Support for Families Stuck at Home
Center for Cultural Innovation & The San Francisco Mayor's Office: San Francisco Arts Relief Program
CERF+The Artists Safety Net: COVID-19 Relief Fund & Resources page​
Charter Communications: Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs: Arts Emergency Relief Fund​
Comcast: Providing home internet connection to low-income families
​​​Coronavirus 2020 Artist Relief Funds: Crowdsourced Google Drive Database of COVID-19 grants, funding and financial hardship info for artists
Devos Institute at University of Maryland: Pro bono consultations to any U.S.-based non-profit arts or culture organization between March and June 2020​ COVID-19 Community Resources
Dramatists Guild Foundation: Dramatists Guild Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Grant​
Facebook: Small Business Grants Program offering $10 million in grants and ad credits
Field of Vision & Topic Studios: Documentary Freelancer Relief Fund for emergency grants up to $2,000 (being given out in April & May 2020)​
Film Festival Survival Pledge via Seed & Spark: Online Film Festival Screenings
FilmLA: COVID-19 Resource Center​
Filmmaker Magazine: "Marketing Independent Film With Behavorial Data" Article Financial Help For Freelancers And Independent Contractors Affected By The Coronavirus Crisis
GE Virtuoso: Visual International Internships:Gain a summer internship from anywhere in the world​
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce: COVID-19 Resource Guide​
ITVS: Webinar- Applying for Federal COVID-19 Relief as a Filmmaker - Webinar Recordings, Related Resources & FAQ
Jewish Free Loan Assocation for LA or Ventura County Residents: No fee & interest-free loans of up to $10,000 to cover: small business losses, lost wages, child care costs & funds lost due to cancelled travel plans
Joe Biden Town Hall Event: Unemployment Town Hall on how COVID-19 is impacting entertainment workers

KQED: Emergency Funds for Freelancers, Creatives Losing Income During Coronavirus​
LA Jobs Portal: Resources for Angelenos Economically Impacted by COVID-19​ Los Angeles County COVID-19 Relief Fund Programs
Mission Asset Fund's California College Student Grant: $500 Grant for expenses
National Geographic: COVID Emergency Fund for Journalists: $1,000–8,000 USD for local coverage of the preparation, response, and impact of global pandemic as seen through evidence-based reporting​
National Endowment for the Arts: CARES Act Funding to support Arts Funding & Arts Organizations
National Endowment for the Arts: COVID-19 News & Resources
National Performance Network (NPN): COVID-19 / Corona Virus Resources​
Netflix: $100 Million to Aid Entertainment Workers Impacted
New York Foundation for The Arts: COVID-19 Emergency Resources​
No Film School: Ways tech companies are supporting filmmakers through this process.
Open Frameworks: open source C++ toolkit for creative coding​​
PAAL for Performing Arts & Media: Emergency Relief Fund for Artists with Families
Processing: Free to download flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts​
Restaurant Workers Community Foundation: Resources for Restaurants and Workers Coping with the COVID-19 Emergency​
San Francisco Foundation: Resources for Nonprofits about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & The Economic Security (CARES) Act
ScreenCraft: Production Film Funds up to $30K​ 2020 Follow Focus Short Film Grant​
SF Bay Area Queer Nightlife Fund: SF Bay Area Queer Nightlife Fund Grants for Entertainment Workers
SFFILM: Narrative Gra​nts for the Rainin Grant- social justice in screenwriting, development, or post-production.  Deadline June 9; late deadline July 2​
SFFILM: Narrative Grants for the Westridge Grant- social justice in screenwriting stage. Deadline June 9; late deadline July 2​
Sony Corporation: Sony Establishes $100 Million COVID-19 Global Relief Fund
Splice Blog: A Curated List of Resources for Musicians Affected by COVID-19​
Stage32: Stage 32 Screenings is a private platform dedicated to connecting creators with industry professionals and offers filmmakers officially selected by now cancelled festivals a showcase​
State of CA Unemployment Insurance: Direct link to file a claim
Sweet Relief: Music Industry Covid-19 Relief Resources
The Actor's Fund: The Actors Fund's Entertainment Assistance Program
The Actor's Fund Podcast Series: Financial Wellness Part 3: Credit Health
The Andy Warhol Foundation & Creative Capital: Arts Writers Grants Program - deadline 5/20/20​
The Director's Guild: COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund for Members
The Everyday Projects:
COVID-19 Guide for Visual Journalists​
The Lewis Prize COVID-19 Community Response Fund: 20 Grants from $25K to $50K to Creative Youth Development (CYD) leaders & music programs to support their responsive and adaptive efforts in these difficult times --deadline is Friday, 5/8 grants distributed on 6/16​
The Los Angeles Times: "Here’s how freelancers can get unemployment pay for work lost to coronavirus"
Art House Convergence COVID-19 Relief Fund: Art House America COVID-19 Relief Fund Application​
The Beat Goes On Fund:
Supporting Bay Area DJ's who Have Lost Gigs Due to COVID-19 Pandemic​

The Safety Net Fund for Artists in the SF Bay Area: For artists in the Bay Area who can provide proof of artistic endeavor within the last 6 months, are ineligible for unemployment & have less than $1,000 of income within last month.​
The Television Academy/The Emmys: Production resources for members of the television community impacted by COVID-19
The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business: Guide to the CARES Act
TidalCycles: free/open source software, that allows you to make patterns with code, whether live coding music at algoraves or composing in the studio​
Tongal: Find Paid Opportunties for Creatives or Hire Someone​
Trans Lifeline: Trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources Free Site offering Domestic and International Remote Student Internship Opportunities ​
Warner Brothers: WarnerMedia to Create $100 Million Relief Fund for Production Crews on Their Shows​
WBUR: Lost Income Due To COVID-19? Here Are Grants And Resources For Artists And Nonprofits
WomenArts: Emergency Funds List for All Art Forms
Women's Center for Creative Work: COVID-19 Emergency Health Grant For Artists - rolling weekly deadline of $1,000 grants​
Women Make Movies: Resources for Artists with Lost or Reduced Wages
Writer's Guild of America West: COVID-19 Resources
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: The Artists Power​ Center- a digital platform that helps artists and cultural workers navigate emergency relief & share resources and opportunities


Health, Safety & Well-being


Adobe: Mindfulness Project for Students​ - Curriculum
Angela Watson: Self-Care Courses and Resources for Educators​ - Podcast
ARTISTS NOW: (A Zoo Labs, Black Joy Parade, Always Win Together & YBCA partnership)-COVID-19 Relief Fund built to financially support Bay Area artists ($500 grants)​
California Department of Public Health: COVID-19 Guidance & Guidelines​
Calm: Free of Calm's "favorite" meditations, sleep stories, movement exercises, journals, and music
Center for Disease Control (CDC): COVID-19 Guidelines
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Video of Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams sharing ways to create your own face covering in a few easy steps​
CPET: Caring for school communities in times of crisis — response to COVID-19
CLI Studios: Free dancing classes​
CreativeLive: Free Streaming health & wellness classes​
Dancing Alone Together: A resource of community and live streaming classes for the "new" digital dance world​
Dancio: 2 free weeks of Use During COVID-19 crisis​
Emerson Collective: Resources for Wellness During COVID-19​

Gaga NYC: Free live-streamed 30 minute classes ($5 donations asked)​
Gallup: COVID19-Leading Through Disruption​​
Google Digital Garage: Intro to digital wellbeing Course: Learn how to develop and maintain healthy tech habits​
Greater Good: Four Things to Do Every Day for Your Mental Health
Greater Good: Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus​
Greater Good: How Teachers Can Navigate Difficult Emotions During School Closures​
Greater Good: How to Keep the Greater Good in Mind During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Headspace: Free Meditation Resources​
LA County Department of Mental Health: Corona Virus /COVID-19 Mental Health Resources
Linkedin: Free 60 min "Managing Stress for Positive Change" online course​
Lululemon: 15 Minute Full Body Workouts YouTube Videos​
Medium Article by Ben F. Meier: Humanity in the Time of COVID-19: How To Help Each Other Properly​
Mindful: Article about "Zoom Exhaustion & Six Ways to Find Balance and Stay Connected"​
Mindful Life Project: Four FREE 1-hour sessions of virtual mindfullness workshops to help all of us support our mental and emotional well-being during this complex, challenging time from 4/27/20 - 5/18/20​
Poynter: "How to work from home with kids around"​
Sacramento State College of Business Administration: The Organizational Wisdom Studio Project Video Series: "Coping with Social Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic"​
SF Chronicle article: How to Manage Corona Virus Anxiety​
SF Gate: A full list of online coronavirus resources​
SF State University via Alliant Insurance Services: Best Practices & Ergonomic Tips for Using Laptops​
Tech Insider: What Corona Virus Symptoms Look Like, Day-By-Day​
The Actor's Fund Podcast Series: Financial Wellness Part 3: Credit Health​
The Atlantic: The Do's & Don'ts of Social Distancing​
The California State University: Update on Coronavirus-Related Actions
The Dancer's Workout:
Dancer's Workout® free one-hour online class at 11:45 am EST for next few weeks​
The Independent Coronavirus: How to Manage Your Mental Health During Self Isolation​
The Los Angeles Times: The Corona Virus Shopping List: Your Essential Quarantine Items​
The New York Times: From Flattening the Curve to Pandemic: A Coronavirus Glossary​
The New York Times: Free E-Book- Answers to Your Coronavirus Questions​
The Peper Perspective: Ideas on Illness, Health & Well-Being from SFSU Professor Erik Peper- Reduce TechStress at Home​
Trip Advisor: What You Need to Know about COVID-19 & Travel​
University of California - 
Feeling anxiety about coronavirus? A psychologist offers tips to stay clearheaded​
Yale (through Coursera) - The​ Science of Well-Being - Free Digital Course​
Yoga Green Book: 20 Black Yoga Teachers with Online Classes in 2020

ZDnet: Working in a coronavirus world: Strategies and tools for staying productive
ZDnet: Working From Home- Your Common Challenges & How To Tackle Them

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