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.

Community Conversation 

The Dance Source Houston team is hosting an open platform conversation each week to provide an opportunity for community members to connect. The sessions will be held over Zoom and are accessible by video or phone. You will receive a follow-up meeting prior to each session with login information.

Tue, Aug 4 @ 6pm – RSVP
Tue, Aug 11 @ 11am – RSVP
Tue, Aug 18@ 6pm – RSVP
Tue, Aug 25 @ 11am – RSVP
Tue, Sep 1@ 6pm – RSVP
Tue, Sep 8 @ 11am – RSVP
Tue, Sep 15@ 6pm – RSVP
Tue, Sep 22 @ 11am – RSVP
Tue, Sep 29@ 6pm – RSVP

 
Monthly Town Hall

Dance Source Houston is part of a collective of local Houston-area arts organizations providing support to the arts community during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the last Thursday of every month at 2pm, the collective will host a virtual Arts Town Hall event to create a human connection between members of our community. The next event will be on August 27th. Register today at haatx.com/ArtsTownHall.


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.

Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund – The fund was created to support BIPOC artists & arts administrators impacted by COVID-19 through one-time $200 microgrants.

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.

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. The last date to apply for a PPP is August 8. 

US Regional Arts Resilience Fund – The fund will provide non-matching grants to arts and cultural organizations that face economic hardships caused by the COVID-19.


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 – Helpful resources available on health and safety around returning to studios

International Association of Dance Medicine and Science – Resources from dance medicine practitioners, dance educators, dance scientists, and dancers.

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

Creative Capital 

Dance Magazine 

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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