American Photographic Artists (APA) is an association of photographers for photographers.
We will get through this turbulent time by helping each other with information and resources.
Last Updated: March 30, 2020
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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
CARES ACT - Summary
From the Office of Congressmember Karen Bass (in Los Angeles) Relief Information
CARES Act Assistance for Freelancers National Writers Union
CARES Act Outline of Stimulus package from UPrinting
Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC) – a temporary boost to unemployment compensation
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides emergency unemployment assistance to workers who are left out of regular state UI or who have exhausted their state UI benefits (including any Extended Benefits that might become available in the future). Up to 39 weeks of PUA are available to workers who are immediately eligible to receive PUA. The program will expire on December 31, 2020, unless otherwise extended.
Importantly, this program will provide income support to many workers who are shut out of the state UI systems in this country. In fact, workers who are eligible for state UI are not eligible for the PUA program.
Those eligible for PUA include self-employed workers, including independent contractors, freelancers, workers seeking part-time work, and workers who do not have a long-enough work history to qualify for state UI benefits.
SMALL BUSINESS LOANS
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
We suggest you contact your accountant to review the forms and find out if your business is eligible. Then contact your bank to find out if they are an approved lender.
Banks that can help https://www.aba.com/about-us/press-room/industry-response-coronavirus
US Chamber of Commerce - download the guide for Emergency Loans:Small Business Guide
Format -online portfolio site providing $500 to select photographers financially impacted by Covid-19
Adweek list Adweek Freelance and Out of Work? Here's How to Get Help Now (March 23, 2020)
Photographer to Photographer (advice and inspriration) Photographer to Photographer
Freelancer Artist resources COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
Freelancing in a Covid World
PhotoShelter resources PhotoShelter
Artnet resources Artnet
Unemployment Benefits https://www.careeronestop.org/
Quickbooks list of Resources
Film LA - Filming Restrictions Resources
PHLEARN - List of Artist Relief Funds and Grants
Links to Publishing and Information Organizations http://www.copyright.com/coronavirus-covid-19/
OTHER ASSOCIATiONS -During this unpcredented time, we must all work together and share information. APA works closely with a Coaltion of Visual associations, writer associations, the Copyright Alliance, and other freelancer groups. We are all trying to help members and the industry get through a difficult time.
AICP Covid Resource Guide
COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE Resource Guide
NPPA Covid Resource Guide
ASMP Covid Resource Guide
Graphic Artists Guiild Covid Resource Guide
Freelancers Union Covid Resource Guide
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Covid Resource Guide
New York Foundation for the Arts - Emergency Grants
Art Dealers Alliance Petition for Grants and Loans to Small Art Businesses (under 4 employees)
AGENCY ACCESS: WEEKLY -with Creative Consultants, Jennifer Kilberg, Lynn Kyle, Karen D'Silva
Wednesdays 12:00-12:30 pm EDT
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTISTS - Open Talk
Weekly Thursday's 7:00-8:00 pm EDT - next is April 2
ASMP - Town Hall Weekly
Fridays 3:00-4:00 pm EDT - next is April 3
GRAPHIC ARTISTS GUILD: Practical Financial Advice for Creatives in Crisis
Presented by Jason M Blumer, CPA
Wednesday, April 1, 3pm EDT
GRAPHIC ARTISTS GUILD: Recession Proof Your Business
Presented by Ean Murphy, Moxie Bookkeeping & Coaching, Inc.
Friday, April 3, 1:30 pm EDT
GRAPHIC ARTISTS GUILD:Now More Than Ever: Why Communication is Essential for Your Business
Monday, April 6, 5pm EDT
Presented by Danielle Hughes, More Than Words Marketing
GRAPHIC ARTISTS GUILD:What In the World Is a Force Majeure?
Presented by Michele Berdinis, Beeline Legal
Friday, April 10, 11am EDT
PPA - How to Apply for an Economic Disaster Loan
Thursday, April 2, 3:00 PM EDT
PHOTOSHELTER - Stay Creative at Home
Tips from our community on how to stay focused and clear the mind, ways to keep working (when it feels like there’s no work), photo project ideas and more.
Friday, April 3, 12pm EDT
WORKBOOK - Where Are We Now?
Past Webinar From March 20th - view here
With Dawn Kleidon (FCB), Wendy Gordon, Heather Elder, Kourtney Sellers