We know that for our Wisconsin theater community, cancelling and postponing shows, gigs, and events can have a major impact on the finances and wellbeing of individuals artists and companies. Below are some resources to help support our community of performing artists in response to recent COVID-19 developments.

Please note that this is an ever-growing list. If you have resources to share, please send them to Karen Moeller, Thank you!

General Info

For creative professionals looking for a relatively clear explanation of what benefits might be available to them,
this flowchart is a great reference: COVID-19 Support Flowchart

Creative Capital’s List of Artist Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

TCG Coronavirus Updates/Resources

Actors Equity

SAG/AFTRA Covid Resources

Artist Relief Grants

Performing Arts Readiness

Covid 19 Freelance Artist Resources

Drama League Covid Resources

Art New York (primarily NYC, but some good general info)

Americans for the Arts Resource Page

SETC Resource List

Grants and Resources for Artists and Non-profits

Drama League Ghost Light Campaign to help Directors

Stage Directors and Choreographers) coronavirus resources

U.S. Artists who identify as Muslim and have been negatively impacted by COVID-19


Mental Health Support

Assistance for Wisconsin Artists

Employment Related/Finances

Small Business Association Disaster Loans and Emergency Assistance: Artist Edition

Managing Personal Finances During Crisis

Income Taxes and Canceled Gigs

Education and Teaching

Teaching Theatre Online: A Shift

Wisconsin General Info

Wisconsin Arts Board

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

City of Madison Resources

Madison and Dane County

City of Milwaukee

Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance FAQs

Wisconsin Unemployment Info