Note From Embrace Creatives’s Founder, Andrea Bogart on COVID-19 and What EC is Doing to Support Our Local, National & Global Members and Art Community + Resources.

To my Embrace Creatives community,

COVID-19 is impacting all of us, globally, as individuals and communities and I know that it’s affecting artists, arts businesses and gig workers deeply. Given the sudden change in our lives I’ve decided to move the next Growth Series event, Protecting Your Art & Business to online-only.

Because it will now be live online MORE of you can participate and learn about copyright protection, insuring your small business and trademarks while virtually meeting experts to add to your support system.

Join our FREE, live+online Telling Your Story speaker event on Thursday, April 30th at 5:30pmclick here to RSVP.

In addition to moving this event online, we will hold off on any in-person events or meetings until our Mix With a Maker, art & design showcase with the American Society of Interior Designers on May 14th. Right now there is no plan to alter this date but I’ll stay in contact with ASID as the months roll on and stay in touch.

Apply to our Mix With a Maker: Interior Design event in Detroit (date TBA). Each accepted Artist & Designer will be included in a special, pre-event video introduction sent out to all ASID MI members! Click here to read more and apply

At Embrace Creatives, our mission is to ignite an empowerment movement for artists and buyers, uniting them online and off but for now, we’ll be concentrating on online connections, education and opportunities. Please know that I’m ALWAYS working to support your growth.

  • You can still access our educational blog, art calls, grants and apply to THE A LISTOur online community will not be affected and in fact, I encourage you to engage MORE on our network. If you’d like to write a guest article on any topic, please contact us!
  • Our EC Newsfeed and Facebook Group are always available: Continue to post your updates as you stay safe creating and working your business.
  • Find new artwork for inspiration or sales: Until our new sales-focused, website goes live our community is still uploading Portfolios in our Art Gallery.

I thank you for your understanding during these extraordinary times. Please continue to follow your country, state and local guidelines to remain safe and healthy.

Andrea Bogart


HELPFUL RESOURCE LIST FOR ARTISTS AND CREATIVE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS;

Artists

  • Life Hacker: MOMA Now Offers Free Art Classes
  • ACCESS: DEARBORN, MI SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT
  • Joanne Fabrics: Making protective masks & gowns
  • Fast Company: 4 Best Masks You Can Make Yourself
  • Zdnet: ZOOM 101 – a starter guide for beginners
  • Dexigner: United Nations Issues Global Call to Creatives
  • West Collection: Supporting 10 Artists Through Funds and Acquisitions
  • Cut Away: Assistance for Freelancers and Gig Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Americans For the Arts: Impact Survey
  • Artnet News : The Gray Market: Why the Coronavirus Proves the Art and Fashion Economies Are Different Animals (and Other Insights)
  • HYPERALLERGIC : A Daily Report on How COVID-19 Is Impacting the Art World
  • The New York TimesWhen the Show Must Go On, Even Amid a Coronavirus Outbreak
  • ForbesHere’s How Artists Are Responding To The Coronavirus
  • Kottke: Paris Museums Put 100,000 Images Online for Unrestricted Public Use
  • Americans For The ArtsCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resource and Response Center
  • Thrive Global: Mental Health in a Time of Pandemic
  • The Star: Covid-19: How the art world is taking on the virus
  • Small Business Trends: 4 Tips to Manage Sales During the Coronavirus Outbreak
  • Jewelers.org: Coronavirus Resource Guide

Funding

Small Business

  • Zdnet: ZOOM 101 – a starter guide for beginners
  • Council of Non Profits: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act CARES Act
  • Women’s Wear DailyWhy This Tech Exec Believes COVID-19 Will Forever Change Retail
  • Quickbooks: Resource Center
  • Architect Magazine: Maintaining Business Continuity with a Remote Workforce
  • Techtown Detroit: Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund
  • MarketplaceBrick-and-mortar retail has a COVID-19 cleaning problem
  • The New York TimesWhen the Show Must Go On, Even Amid a Coronavirus Outbreak
  • SBAGuidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • SBDC Michigan: Supporting Your Small Business During COVID-19
  • Thrive Global: Mental Health in a Time of Pandemic
  • Small Business Trends: 4 Tips to Manage Sales During the Coronavirus Outbreak
  • SBA: Disaster Loan Assistance for Businesses, Non-Profits, Homeowners and Renters
  • NYC.gov: NY Assistance and Guidance for Businesses Affected by COVID-19
  • Jewelers.org: Coronavirus Resource Guide

General Support

  • Masks 4 All: How To Make (And Clean!) A Homemade COVID-19 Mask – NO SEWING REQUIRED
  • Rally for Restaurants
  • KOMO News: Rent, credit cards, auto loans: Here’s who is offering relief
  • Online Fitness: Linda Magid Fitness Instructor, free daily workouts
  • The Guardian: Free opera and classical for watching at home
  • Good Housekeeping: The 11 Best Meditation Apps to Help You Find Inner Peace
  • MCN: The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections
  • Fast Company: 4 Best Masks You Can Make Yourself
  • Medium: The COVID Clinician Meal Support Program
  • Save the Children: DONATE AND HELP #SAVEWITHSTORIES
  • Thrive Global: Try These Tips to Reduce Your Stress and Boost Your Immune System
  • Design Boom: Internet archive lets anyone access 1.4 million books for free on national emergency library
  • Creative Bloq: Free online resources for creatives stuck at home
  • The Guardian: 10 of the worlds, best virtual museum and art gallery tours
  • Thrive Global: How to Stay Active When Working From Home

If you know of an important resource for creative businesses and/or artists, please share in the comment section below.

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Comments

    1. TEAM EC Post author

      You’re welcome, Diane! If you have anything else to add, you can place it in the comments section here for others to see.