Resources for our creative community
Immunity for Community
Community health, through vaccination, is a road towards economic and cultural recovery
All San Benito County residents who complete the COVID-19 series between Oct. 1-Oct. 31, 2021 are eligible to enter San Benito County’s Immunity for Community raffle. Three winners will be randomly selected to win a $500 cash prize.
Eligible residents will be entered in the raffle after receiving their $200 cash incentive through San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency.
Find out where to get your vaccine, how to schedule your appointment, receive your $200, and enter the $500 raffle at Benitolink.
Inmunidad para La Communidad. Aprender donde recibir su vacuna, cómo hacer su cita, cómo obtener su $200 y participe en un sorteo de $500 en Benitolink.
*Postcard artwork by Venecia Prudencio.
Stay Connected through the Arts
San Benito County Arts Council Arts in Education lesson plans, teaching artist led video tutorials and other online art-making links & resources can be found HERE.
Please take a moment to take our quick COVID-19 Survey. This is an opportunity for local artists and arts & cultural groups to share ongoing impacts related to COVID-19.
*Page banner featured artwork by Dar Brenneise. Stay Connected featured digital image by Victoria Murray.
Resources for Artists, Art Organizations & Creative Businesses
Round 8 opens on Aug. 27th and closes on Sept. 30th, 2021 and supports CA eligible nonprofit cultural institutions. More information and related resources & webinars HERE.
Resources for emergency funding and tools for artists & arts organizations HERE.
Apply for a state grant in support of organizational operations, individuals, and project-based activities; prioritizing relief and recovery for organizations and individuals impacted by COVID-19 HERE.
Center for Cultural Innovation
Emergency resources and workshops for individuals & creatives in the arts HERE.
Information & application for the California Relief Fund for Artists & Cultural Practitioners HERE.
Resources for artists & arts professionals affected by COVID-19 HERE.
Artists Relief emergency initiative HERE.
Small Business Administration-Disaster Relief Program
Federal Disaster Loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners & renters HERE
Small Business Administration-Coronavirus Relief Options
Funding options for small businesses seeking relief HERE.
State of California Employment Development Department (EDD)
Supportive services for individuals who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced, including those self-employed, due to the impacts of COVID-19 in California HERE.
The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program helps unemployed Californians who are business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, have limited work history, and others not usually eligible for regular state UI benefits. More about this program HERE.
San Benito County Public Health Department
Current information and resources in San Benito County for COVID-19 HERE.
California Department of Public Health
Official guidelines from the state of California for making decisions regarding public events & programming HERE.
Advocate for the Arts
Join others in the arts and nonprofit sectors in advocating to ensure that the needs of organizations & individual artists are considered in federal & state relief responses HERE.