In response to the novel COVID-19 crisis and ongoing tornado relief efforts in the greater Nashville area, the Arts & Business Council continues to compile resources for artists and creative entrepreneurs. We will monitor ongoing tornado relief efforts as well as the most recent public health recommendations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and provide periodic updates on this page.
Please check back often and contact us with any resources that you’d like us to share, or questions you may have, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Resources in Nashville & Tennessee
- Video: CARES Act for the Creative Community
- VLPA Quick Guide to Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
- VLPA Quick Guide to Unemployment Insurance
- Nashville’s Safer at Home Order
- United Way COVID-19 Response Fund
- COVID-19 Unemployment for Employees
- COVID-19: Info & Resources for Tennessee’s artists and arts sector
- Center for Nonprofit Management Crisis Response Resource
COVID-19 Emergency Resource Lists
- How Creative Professionals Can Access Federal Relief (AFLCIO)
- COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
- Billboard’s Resource Guide for Music Professionals
- Creative Capital
- Common Field
- Artist Trust
- National Performance Network
- Women Arts Emergency Funds
- Americans for the Arts
- Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief Center
- Artist Rights Alliance Resource List
National COVID-19 Relief Funds
- Artist Relief (Up to $5,000 for individual artists)
- NYFA / Rauschenberg Emergency Grants for artists with medical emergencies
- Pollock-Krasner Foundation
- Artist Charitable Fund
- Artist Fellowship, Inc.
- Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
- Haven Foundation
- Creator Fund
- Artist Relief Tree
- Kinkade Family Foundation (for curators)
- Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation
- Foundation for Contemporary Arts
- Freelancers Relief Fund
- Panel: Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic (ASL & Captioned)
- Contracts, Coronavirus, and Crises
- Community Care in the Time of Coronavirus
- The Response of the Performing Arts to the World Premiere of the CoronavirusC
- CERF+: COVID-19: CARES Act and Steps You Can Take
- IRS FAQs on deferral of deposit and payment of employment taxes
Nashville Tornado Relief Efforts
As our creative sector continues to respond to the impact of the tornadoes on neighborhoods throughout Nashville, the Arts & Business Council is working with community partners to maintain an ongoing list of community-led efforts. This page will be updated regularly with new information, so check back often to stay up-to-date.
General Tornado Relief Resources
Current deadline for FEMA and SBA physical damage loans is May 4 for the tornado. Watch the Tornado Town Hall – East Nashville residents and business owners. for info on FEMA, SBA, Metro Nashville, Legal Aid, Metro Codes, HUD.
- Contact 211. The 211 Helpline will connect you with shelter, food, clothing, household items and other resources. Call 211, text your zip code to 898-211 or visit uw211.org. Available 24/7.
- The mayor’s office has established official Disaster Assistance Centers at the following locations:
- Hermitage Community Center, 3720 James Kay Lane, Hermitage, TN 37076
- Hadley Park Community Center, 1037 28th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208
- East Park Community Center, 600 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206
- Register with FEMA. No matter how severe, if you have been impacted by the March 3 tornado, you should register with FEMA to apply for federal disaster assistance. Download the FEMA mobile app, go to DisasterAssistance.gov or visit one of the Disaster Assistance Centers listed above.
- Find recovery resources for artists and arts organizations through Metro Arts
- Find recovery resources for businesses through the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
- The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is now accepting applications for the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund at tornadoresponse.com
Volunteer and Donate to Tornado Relief
- Sign up to volunteer at Hands On Nashville
- Donate to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
- Volunteer and donate supplies through Gideon’s Army
- Donate resources at the Community Resource Center
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