As part of our website revamp, we have a lot of research that we are working to make available in a more accessible way. Stay tuned. In the meantime, this page will be focused on our COVID-19 resources and resources for advocacy!

Are you looking for the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study? Find it here.

Resources for COVID-19

Click below to access the Alliance’s up-to-date answers on COVID relief opportunities, including information on current government assistance programs.

Whether it’s PPP, BIG, or unemployment, we will keep updating these FAQs as legislation is passed and rules are set that affect creatives and creative businesses in Illinois. Check back often, as the situation is continually changing.

Don’t see what you need? Questions from the field help us set webinar topics and direct our advocacy to government agencies. Complete the form below and let us know what you’re struggling with or have questions about! While we can’t commit to responding individually to every inquiry – it will help us set priorities and keep updated on what issues you are running into.

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COVID-19 Quick Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

World Health Organization – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Illinois Department of Public Health – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Additional Resources for Individuals

3Arts – Emergency Funding Opportunities

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists – Resources for the independent artist community

Creative Capital – List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Alliance of Artist Communities – Emergency Relief Programs

Additional Resources for Organizations

Lawyers for the Creative Arts – Coronavirus Legal Help in Illinois

CERF+ – Artist Business Continuity Planning

COVID-19 Impact on the Creative Economy

COVID-19 Impact on the Creative Economy – ILLINOIS

COVID-19 Impact on the Creative Economy – CHICAGO

COVID Policy Briefings

Since COVID began, the Alliance has hosted virtual policy briefings to update the creative sector on key legislation and resources available to them. Catch up on recent briefings below and visit our YouTube channel for the full series.