COVID RESOURCES AND UPDATES
Below are some resources for GMS members and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also continue to share on our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. Please connect and share with us there. We will get through this together.
Adam Schiff: Here’s How Congress Can Help Struggling Entertainment Workers
Freelancers must be included in COVID-19 aid
National Employment Law Project: Unemployment Insurance Provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
From The Recording Academy:
Urge Congress To Include Creators In Any COVID-19 Relief Package
We're working with Congress to provide help for the creative community. More than 2,000 Academy members have already joined the movement. Tell Washington to include creators in any relief or stimulus package.
What small businesses need to know about L.A.'s new emergency microloans
From Boom To Bust: How Costume Designers Are Coping With “Compounded Scariness” Of Coronavirus Shutdowns
MusicCovidRelief.com, a resource brought to you by our partners in the U.S. Music Community to help music professionals access information and applications to receive benefits made available by the CARES Act (Phase III of the Coronavirus Stimulus bill signed into law March 27, 2020).
ASCAP "Music Unites Us" - Corona Virus Resources For Music Creators
MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund
Television Academy Helpful Resources and Tips
The Actors Fund and the Actors Fund of Canada are not just for actors; they support everyone in the entertainment industry, including IATSE members. Check here to determine if you qualify for emergency assistance.
Motion Picture Television Fund offers emergency financial assistance to qualified industry members, including IATSE.
Hollywood Support Staff COVID-19 Relief Fund - Los Angeles is providing approved applicants with a one-time stipend.
Employment Development Department (EDD) offers expedited unemployment benefits to those in California's entertainment industry who have lost their job due to the coronavirus.
Musicians Local 47 has established an Emergency Relief Fund to Los Angeles Musicians Union members who are unemployed due to the coronavirus shutdown.
Local 600 website (Cinematographers Guild) provides information for members.
WGA Health Plan now covers online doctor visits to combat coronavirus.
Educational Resources for Children:
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation's children's literacy program, "Storyline Online"streams videos of actors reading to children.
Save The Children has helpful hints and suggestions on talking to children about the coronavirus, plus activities, learning opportunities and more resources.
The Fred Rogers Center also offers tips on explaining this challenging time to children.
Khan Academy can help with remote learning during school closures.
Los Angeles County Library is offering temporary digital cards to use for all online resources, including watching television and movies.
"Home-Schooling Tweens and Teens During Coronavirus Closings" (New York Times)
Recording Academy: How Can You Help The Music Community During COVID-19?
Host An Online Fundraiser
Post a performance on social, and mention our @MusiCares efforts with a link to our Relief Fund. You can learn how to add Relief Fund donations across your social platforms below.
Donate To MusiCares
We've contributed an initial donation of $2 million to the fund. But the community needs much more. For those who are able, consider a donation to MusiCares to assist our peers in need.
Share Local Resources Helping The Community In Your Region
Below, you'll find resources available to those in the music community who live within the states that make up each respective region. Please visit regularly for updates.
The above is merely a sampling of current public resources. This information is not endorsed or sponsored by the Guild of Music Supervisors but provided solely as a resource for our members.