Resources for Families, Schools and Artists During COVID-19

Resources for Families, Schools and Artists During COVID-19 2020-04-20T16:43:57-07:00
We will continue to add to this page in an effort to support our community through this time. Do you know of a resource not included here? Please share it with us by emailing marketing@kirklandartscenter.org.

Together While Apart – Create with Your Favorite KAC Teaching Artists!


Paint with KAC Teaching Artist Che Lopez
– Join Che’s Facebook live-stream watercolor painting sessions


Draw with KAC Teaching Artist Maja Sereda –  Join Maja’s live drawing sessions


Watercolor with Michele Cooper –  Join Michele for cherry blossom tutorials!

Children & Families


PBS SoCal – Resoures for School-Age Children – (Pre-K to 12th Grade) To ensure students have access to continued free educational resources at home, PBS SoCal are offering broadcast programming and accompanying digital resources that adhere to California’s state curriculum to provide continued at-home learning.


Varsity Tutors’ Virtual School Day Toolkit – Free live classes led by subject-matter experts each day of the week for K-12 students. Curriculum spans math, science, reading, literature, writing, and enrichment.


Scholastic Learn at Home
– (Pre-K to 6th Grade) There are four separate learning experiences everyday, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video.

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Daily Doodle with Mo Willems and Kennedy Center
– Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. You can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Financial Resources for Artists


ESD WA – Intro to Unemployment Insurance – New option to learn more about setting up a Secure Access Washington (SAW) account and submitting a claim.  for benefits online. 


SBA Disaster Loan Technical Assistance – Updated status on Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan 

Paycheck Protection Program Facts Sheet – Detailed information on how to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program


Cultural Relief Fund: Individuals
One-time grants of up to $2,000 are available for emergencies related to the COVID-19 virus and to support the creative responses cultural workers offer in times of crisis. The first round of funding will be available through May 15. Apply at any time within that time frame.”


Seattle Artist COVID-19 Relief Fund
– Please donate to help Seattle artists who have been affected by the COVI-19 pandemic. This is emergency funding to help artists in need with rent, food, utilities, and medical needs.

Greater Seattle Partners is gathering data to create an economic impact analysis of COVID-19.
Please compley this survey, and the data will be used for applying for emergency funding.


Arts & Culture Submission
– The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle City Light (SCL) invites artists to submit images of two-dimensional artwork and wall hanging sculptures for a competitive purchase for the City’s Civic Art Collection. Applications close 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), Thursday, May 7, 2020.


The Creator Fund Relief – We are providing financial assistance to active creators who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. If you have medical, childcare, housing, or grocery needs, please apply for assistance.


Art at Home – Ready to stay creative from the couch? Here is your guide to enjoying art at home!


Freelance Artist Resources – Here is a list of free resources for artists who are researching for opportunities, and financial relief options


NYFA Grants – Medical expense grants for visual and media artists and choreographers

Virtual Art Experiences


Virtual Museum Tours 
– Take a virtual tour of over 2500 museums and galleries around the world. Museums like the British Museum in London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and the Guggenheim in New York City…


Contemporary Performance Films – Your front row seat to works by current artists in dance, theater, music and other forms that defy categorization. Free through the end of April 2020 with code ARTATHOME20


Virtual BFA and MFA Thesis ShowsSocial Distance Gallery will be posting BFA and MFA thesis exhibitions that are canceled or limited in access due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Social Distancing Festival – This is a site for celebrating artists and the work that has been cancelled/delayed/disrupted. Submit your works into the festival. It doesn’t need to be anything formal or polished!