COVID-19 Resources

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    • Actors Fund – Emergency Funding for Individual Artists
    • Indie Theater Fund – Granting $500 to companies, venues, and individuals working in NYC independent theater operating with budgets under $250,000.
    • DIEMlife – Apply to receive funds collected through a fundraiser
  • NYC Small Business Services
    • Relief for small businesses seeing a reduction in revenue because of COVID-19. Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decrease of 25% or more will be eligible for zero-interest loans of up to $75,000 to help mitigate losses
    • Fewer than 5 employees →  a grant to cover 40% of payroll costs for two months
  • Other Misc. Resources/Ideas:
    • Contact the National Endowment of the Arts—NEA
    • Bridge loans for the balance of NYSCA or other government funds
    • New Credit Card (if the company is eligible) – no interest for the first 12-18 months
      • Congress has also decreased interest rates
      • Promo code: JOUST4FREELANCERS