Here is a link to the State of Colorado’s website regarding Resources for Workers. It includes Paid Sick Leave, Unemployment Insurance Benefits and more.
Tip — their website has been overwhelmed by people applying for unemployment. They suggest while you are on the site to save your work frequently, so that you don’t have to start over.
ALSO – Good News!
Bonfils-Stanton releases $125,000 to help arts groups during coronavirus outbreak – CLICK HERE to read the story.
ALSO – HOUSING ASSISTANCE and UTILITIES
Denver’s Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance program offers help to Denver residents facing a housing crisis or hardship to help prevent eviction or displacement. You can get help paying your utilities or up to 80 percent of your rent. For help, dial 3-1-1 and press 6.
At the SCFD, which funds art, culture and science in our seven-county metro area through a small sales tax, we are encouraging our funded organizations to put public health first and are ensuring that general operating support for the nearly 300 groups we fund continues. Voters created this resource 30 years ago and have approved continuing it three additional times. We will keep the faith with them. When the threat of this virus has passed, we’ll need our arts and cultural organizations strong and ready to provide us with the wonder that feeds our souls. If you can help make that happen, we urge you to join us in doing it.
- GRANT PAGE – Artist Assistance Fund – NOTE: Due to an overwhelming response – they are temporarily closing applications at this time (3-22-2020). Check back later. Once they catch up on the current applications they may accept more.
- Story about Artist Assistance Fund in Westword – CLICK HERE
Here are some ways you can help:
- If you have tickets to an event that is cancelled, consider donating the cost of your ticket to the organization, rather than asking for a refund.
- Consider if your family is able to make an outright donation to one of your local arts organizations. Pick a theater you love or a gallery you frequent or a music group you have heard, visit their website and give a gift. We have resources to help you locate organizations.
- Consider making a donation to The Denver Actors Fund, The Actors Fund, Musicians Foundation and The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation or another non-profit of your choice.
- Give to a local, crowd-funded artist relief effort like Denver Metro Area Artist Relief Fund and the Colorado Artist Relief Fund.
- Buy gift certificates from your favorite arts organizations and use them to purchase the experiences you love in the future.