COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Below are resources to help individuals and organizations navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Additional resources will be added as they are available. Send any relevant information to be added below to danceinfo@dancesourcehouston.org.

Advocacy Action

Congress is debating the next federal relief package and they need to hear from you! Dance Source Houston is joining Dance/USA to urge you to keep your elected officials informed about your concerns and losses that are not being addressed and tell them about dance’s unique capacity to support the U.S. economy and uplift the human spirit. Contact Congress today.


Digital Cultural Experiences

Dance Magazine’s List of Online Training

Houston Based Online/ Virtual Classes and Training – A resource for Houston area instructors and studios to list virtual dance classes and a place for movers to find classes.

Houston’s Cultural Events Calendar – A listing of upcoming digital events and performances.


Food Resources

Houston Food Bank

FoodPantries.org


Funding

Actors Fund Emergency Financial Assistance – Emergency assistance for individuals working in the performing arts and entertainment. 

Artist Relief – A fund created to distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance through Texas Workforce Commission – Artists and arts workers may be eligible for DUA. Proof of employment is required to apply.

Greater Houston Arts Relief Fund – Dance Source Houston is part of a collective of arts service organizations that have agreed to encourage donations for the arts community through a single relief fund. Learn more here.

Small Business Administration Loans

  • Paycheck Protection Program – An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Applications for small businesses and nonprofits are available through SBA approved lenders. Independent contractors and sole proprietors are also eligible to apply. A list of Houston-area, SBA approved lenders can be found here.

Health Resources

Local

City of Houston Health Department

Harris Health System

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD

State

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Texas Health and Human Services

National & International

Center for Disease Control

World Health Organization

Other Health Resources

Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health

International Association of Dance Medicine and Science

Minding The Gap


Multi-Resource Organizations and Documents

Alliance of Artists Communities 

Americans for the Arts

Association of Teaching Artists

Creating New Futures: Working Guidelines for Ethics & Equity in Presenting Dance & Performance – An in-progress, living document collectively authored and compiled. It is intended to be a house for testimonials, a handbook for transparent conversations, and a call for radical change.

Creative Capital 

Dance Magazine – Tips on livestreaming classes, how to prepare for the financial impact, and more.

Dance/USA – Advocacy, health, and funding information from the national service organization for dance.

Event Safety Alliance

Freelance Artist Resources – An aggregated list of free resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.

Fresh Arts – Resources for artists and creative entrepreneurs of all disciplines.

Houston Arts Alliance – Up to date communications from HAA and resources on arts education, digitization of cultural experiences, federal assistance and more. 

Mid America Arts Alliance 

National Council for Nonprofits

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