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This is a page of resources that we hope will be helpful to our members and contacts amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to add a resource or report a resource's expiration, please email the PATA Office Manager.

211info.org empowers Oregon and Southwest Washington communities by helping people identify, navigate and connect with the local resources they need.

$500 Emergency Relief for Oregon Residents / Emergency Checks

The Actors Fund 

American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund (For AGMA members.)

Americans for the Arts Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource and Response Center

Artist Relief $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

Basic Rights Oregon COVID-19 Resources Page. Curated for LGBTQ Oregonians.

Community Alliance of Tenants (Oregon)

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists Resource List

dontgetkickedout.com. Mentioned on Hasan Minhaj's What Happens if You Can't Pay Rent? episode of Patriot Act, this page offers assistance with finding out whether your building qualifies for the federal eviction moratorium, looking up eviction protections where you live, and finding legal aid in your area to help you stay in your home.

Dramatists Guild COVID-19 Resources page and Dramatists Guild Foundation Emergency Grants for writers.

Eater Curated A List of Relief Funds for Restaurants, Bars, and Food Service Workers

Gimme Shelter Performers Emergency Fund (PDX). Housing funds ($100-$500) from GSPEF. Eligibility: Independent contractor performers in any format (musicians, actors, dancers, drag queens, strippers, comedians, storytellers, firebreathers, singers, clowns...all performers) who have lost wages due to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19. Must be Oregon residents. Those that receive grant awards will be required to submit a W-9 form.

Golf Team Products is offering to set up fundraising stores for theaters to sell apparel for income while stages are dark. Golf Team Products will set up your theater's online store for free, and you would handle the marketing. For example, they have set up stores for Stages Performing Arts Youth Academy and the Gallery Theater. If you are interested, please email Kelcey Weaver (kelceyw@golfteamproducts.com). (Kelcey is Golf Team Products' Warehouse Manager and a board member of Hillsboro Artists' Regional Theatre.)

I Lost My Theatre Gigs

Lane County Artist Relief Fund

MRG Foundation Rapid Response Grants Program. Designed to provide grassroots organizations and community organizing projects with rapidly deployed small grants to respond to emergencies and opportunities.

New York Foundation for the Arts' List of Emergency Grants (Includes grants for artists outside New York.)

Nonprofit Association of Oregon List of Resources for Nonprofits

Obie Awards Theatre Artists Relief Fund (Relief funds exhausted, but currently accepting requests to join resources list and be notified of future opportunities).

OPB Curated List: "Help For Artists And Freelancers During The COVID-19 Pandemic"

Oregon Arts and Culture Recovery Program

Applicants must have 501(c)(3) status as a public charity (not a private foundation), be a public entity, represent a tribe or sovereign nation, or have a qualified fiscal sponsor. Applicants must operate with a mission that identifies arts and culture as a primary purpose. Applicants must submit an online application through OCF’s Covid-19 Response. Only one application will be accepted for the initial three months of the program (April-June 2020).

The first wave of collective awards will give priority to requests under $5,000. Proposals requesting between $5,000 and $25,000 will be highly competitive, and awards over $25,000 will be rare. Additional funding partners may make awards from this group of applications using their own individual priorities. Organizations are encouraged to outline their total needs through June 2020, knowing that funds are limited and the needs are great.

Oregon Employment Department (Unemployment Insurance) COVID-19 Page

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program info page. Information for self-employed, contract, and gig workers.

Oregon Unemployment Insurance Email for Questions Related to Unemployment Caused by COVID-19: OED_COVID19_Info@oregon.gov

Oregon Unemployment Insurance Email for non-COVID-19 Questions: UI_INFO.OED_UI_INFO@oregon.gov

PATA's Valentine Fund. (Financial assistance for individual-level PATA members in times of medical or personal emergency.)

Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund (Applications process paused.)

Portland Housing Bureau (For Renters, Homeowners, and Landlords)

Portland Public Schools online application for free and reduced-price meals for eligible children.

Portland United Against Hate (Hate Incident Report Collection)

RACC Arts Impact Fund (For professional artists and arts professionals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic)

RACC Oregon Arts and Culture Recovery Program (Emergency operating support and recovery activities for arts nonprofits in Oregon, administered by Oregon Community Foundation.)

RACC Relief Options Resource Listings

SAG-AFTRA COVID-19 Disaster Fund (For SAG-AFTRA members. Tabs in titles bar for COBRA Assistance, Catastrophic Health Fund, and Scholarship Program.)

U.S. Small Business Administration COVID-19 Page

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application 

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance.

This advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.

Washington State Employment Security Department COVID-19 Page

Washington State Employment Security Department Contact Page

WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations. Competitive grant program supported by the National Endowment for the Arts through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Provides general operating support to eligible arts and culture organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be assessed on the following criteria: inclusivity, demonstrated need, artistic and cultural merit, and public and community benefit. Awards of up to $20,000 will be made to organizations across the WESTAF 13-state region with at least one grant awarded per state. Organizations may apply beginning May 6, 2020.

Portland Area Theatre Alliance

(503) 449-6270


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