We want to offer some positivity in these uncertain times as well as resources that are available in our industry right now. Check out the list below and be sure to reach out if we can serve you in any way.
Resources that might be helpful:
Webinar you should check out: Responding to COVID-19 in the Live Events Industry
On-demand discussion you should see: Pivot to Virtual – a Two-Hour Special Online Event
Government response to Coronavirus
Tips and tricks to avoid Coronavirus scams and
Top tips to keep your house Coronavirus free.
Ways you can help:
How you can volunteer in IL
Want to donate food? See local food banks.
Find a center to donate blood.
Register to volunteer through IATSE C.A.R.E.S.
Donate to the Chicago COVID-19 Response Fund
Ways to get help:
Need food? See local food banks.
Get help through IATSE C.A.R.E.S.
For unemployment help:
Unemployment Office links for every state
Facts on who qualifies for CARES Act aid
Infographic on Government support for creative professionals impacted by COVID-19
Help for Small Businesses:
Free trainings being offered:
Resources for Freelance Artists: https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/
Free Spotlight Essentials Seminars from Vectorworks (Use the code TRAINMENOW for a 100% discount.)
Free online classes from ET Connect: https://www.etcconnect.com/
Strand console online training (Send an online request for online training)
Weekly training sessions from Obsidian Control Systems
Find even more free trainings and resources here: https://www.livedesignonline.com/training/covid-19-entertainment-industry-reacts-training-options
Chicago-based info and help:
Logistical support for Chicago businesses
Chicago’s Coronavirus Response Center
Chicago Small Businesses Resiliency Fund
Financial Resources for Small Business in Chicago
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