COVID-19 Resources For Directors


Federal Government - Artistic Projects - Financial/Legal Assistance - Impact Surveys - Mental HealthFun 

To see the early results of our Directors COVID-19 Impact Survey, click here.

As we continue our curated list, here's other robust resources as well: Freelance Artist ResourcesA.R.T./NY Resource ListNew York Various Resources, Americans for the Arts Resource ListNYFA Emergency Resources

Reminder: many artists don't apply to non-arts oriented programs, even though they could receive benefits. Request and reach out for any benefits you need, whether they are specifically artist-oriented or not. 


Federal Government 

Keep aware of what's happening with the crisis on a national level 
The Performing Arts Alliance put together an easy way to contact and lobby your representative online. 


Artistic Projects/Work

The first national survey of professionals stage directors, tracking data on lost wages, vanished opportunities, and other impacts the directing field is suffering.  This data will be shared with support services to find solutions to the devastation artists are experiencing.  If you are a stage director, please share your story with us! PHASE ONE RESULTS REPORT HERE
Anti-Racism Resources  (see our page Theatre & Systemic Change for more)
Resources For Anti-Racism Action (see our page Theatre & Systemic Change for more)


Financial/Legal Assistance

Drama League Directors Emergency Relief Fund
Enter your zipcode to find tons of available resources, including food, housing, money, health, and employment serving your area
    Funds for those also of other disciplines: 


    Location-specific funds:

New York Unemployment


Impact Surveys


Mental Health

In danger or need immediate medical attention? Call 911 now.

Phone Numbers:
   Disaster Distress Hotline:

   National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
   Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
   Crisis Text Hotline: Text "GOT5" to 741741
   National Alliance on Mental Illness: (NY) 212-684-3264 or helpline@naminyc.org
        Hours: M-F 10-6pm in English/Spanish

   NYC Well Talk. Text. Chat. 24/7
Text "WELL" TO 65173
Call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)
              1-888-692-9355 (Español)
              1-888-692-9355 (中文)
              711 (TTY for hearing impared)   
Chat Live chat available via website


...and when you need a break

Best wishes, clean hands, and full hearts from the whole Drama League Team!