To assist artists and arts residency organisations in navigating this difficult time, Res Artis is building a library of online external resources.

Would you like to contribute to this library? Is there any content you would like to see?  Please email



On The Move and Circostrada have collated a comprehensive list of general advice, health and safety information, statements by networks, and online surveys by arts and cultural organisations that examine the impact of COVID-19.


Resources for Artists and Arts Organisations

Artists at Risk Connection (USA) – Resources for artists and art-related professionals and organisations to find support in these trying times.  They have released A Safety Guide for Artists in 2021.

Artists at Risk Connection: A Safety Guide for Artists, 2021

Justice Connect – Not-for-profit Law (Australia) – Free Webinars on contracts for community organisations, AGMs, employment issues for not-for-profits and more.

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) (Australia) – Advisory Note to assess, plan and advocate to ensure that the arts and culture industry remains viable and vibrant.

The TrustLaw COVID-19 Resource Hub brings together webinars and a repository of global resources on the legal implications of COVID-19.


Emergency funding, stimulus packages, grants

At i-Portunus you will find the latest news and details to apply to the EU’s mobility scheme for artists, cultural professionals or hosts.

SpeakArt have collated a global list of COVID-19 emergency funding resources.

The Art Newspaper (US/UK/Europe) – How to apply for financial aid if you’re self-employed or a small business in the arts.


Crisis Plans, Calls to Action, Statements

Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA) (Europe) – Crisis plan calling for urgent action across Europe.

Pearle* – Live Performance Europe (Europe) – Implementing targeted measures to put the live performance sector back on track when the crisis has ended.

ISFE – Europe’s Video Games Industry (Europe) – Providing guidance on COVID-19 measures and welcomes European Commission action to support the economy.

ENCATC (Europe) – Committed to continuing to support the building of better societies with informed citizenries through rigorous and inclusive social knowledge practices.

The Committee on culture of the world organization of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) calls for the cultural mobilisation of cities and local governments in the COVID-19 crisis.



KEA European Affairs (Europe) – Providing a collaborative map to track COVID-19 policy measures.

Worldometer (USA) – Providing real time world statistical updates on COVID-19.



The British Council invite you to complete their Connections Through Culture: UK / Europe Arts Travel Grants survey, deadline 18th April 2021.  The data collected will inform a new small grants travel scheme to support UK-based early career artists and arts professionals to connect and build relations with their counterparts in Europe.

Res Artis Worldwide Network of Arts Residencies in partnership with UCL (University College London) have now released the first two Reports on their survey assessing the true impact of COVID-19 specifically on the arts residencies field. Part one of this survey first examines the immediate impact; part two examines the medium-term impact and then we will ask respondents to complete one final short survey to analyse the long-term effects.

European Music Council (Germany) – We want to gain a better sense of the impact on the music industry.

MAX project (Makers’ Mobility Pilot project, co-funded by the European Union and coordinated by European Creative Hubs Network in partnership with Fab Lab Barcelona, UPTEC and Makery) want to record the damage that workers in the culture and creative sectors in Europe have suffered in order to be able to force local governments and the European Commission to act asap.


Insights from the field

Artist Communities Alliance (ASA) (USA) – Sharing approaches for residencies #ResidenciesConnect

China Residencies (China) – Tips to flatten the curve, and ways to help your immediate and creative communities.

New Pacific Studio (USA) has been able to continue fulfilling its mission to “foster creativity” by spontaneously awarding small arts and education grants to fifteen local artists and educational organizations over the past seven months, thanks to a generous anonymous donor.

금천예술공장 Seoul Art Space_Geumcheon has published the book Art Space in the Pandemic Era_Eng containing a collection of short essays about the thoughts and activities of four Asian institutions during COVID-19.

Reflections on Artist Residencies パンデミック禍で考えたAIRのことfrom the Pandemic from Youkobo Art Space (Japan).


Tools for mental health

AZIMVTH Ashram have launched ‘Dialogs & Discourses’, a ten-part series of online meetings discussing ‘friendships’ in the time of pandemic and the new emerging world thereafter.