Resources for Families, Schools and Artists During COVID-19

Resources for Families, Schools and Artists During COVID-19 2021-02-17T12:39:51-08:00
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

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

Children & Families

50 Online Art and Music Resources to Help Kids Learn and Create from Home– Looking for activities in art and music for pre-school to teen? Try out these 50 different activities to help kids develop discipline, creativity, confidence, critical thinking skills.

Inspire Your Kids’ Creativity With These 12 Online Art Resources– Inspire creativity!! WeAreTeachers already offers artsy printables and DIY craft videos for teachers and students, but we wanted to help broaden the horizon with these additional 12 awesome online art resources. Happy crafting!

Free Arts and Crafts Resources for Home Learning– From scrapbooking and sewing to painting, sculpting, and drawing, there are lots of different types of arts and crafts to enjoy, and you can explore many of them at home.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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!