COVID-19 Survival Resources for Freelancers

A list of organizations and enterprises providing support and relief in the wake of COVID-19, curated with creative freelancers in mind: designers, illustrators, photographers, writers, and copywriters.

Financial Relief, Loans, & Insurance

Guidlines for unemployment insurance benefits claims related to the CCP Virus. Includes filing criteria for self-employed, freelancers.
Guidlines & application for relief under the CARES Act, signed by President Trump.
Article compares EIDL and PPP loan guidlines under the CARES Act, signed by President Trump.
On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the CARES Act into law. In it are prisons for relief federal student loan borrowers. This is a Q&A page.
Information about disaster relief loans for small businesses from the California state government.
A list of grants and funding sources for small businesses.
Funded by donations. Provides financial assistance to cover lost income and household needs. Applications open 4/2/2020.
Assists professional visual artists and their families in times of emergency,
Back-end and front-end actions you can take to get clients to pay your invoices.
Making creativity sustainable by supporting freelancers in uncertain and unprecedented times.
A values-based cooperative supporting freelancers providing emergency funding to freelance writers, with a pay-it-forward-mandate.
Established to help creatives in need during the COVID-19 crisis.
Coalition of national arts grantmakers created an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.
Provides PPP loans. Square is a popular point-of-sale payment processor.
Kabbage provides small business loans and PPP loans.

Legal Resources

Attorneys and mediators, legal help for artists and creatives in California.
Subscription based legal support for creativepreneurs and freelancers.

Get Work

Qualified projects and gigs... all types of freelance work.
Connects professionals and agencies to businesses seeking specialized talent.
Requires application process to join.
The biggest platform for curated remote jobs for freelancers in all sectors.
Platform for portfolio posting and finding new clients. For freelancers in all industries.
Free resource for freelancers and clients to connect.
Showcase and find creative work. Membership site for designers.
Platform for portfolio posting and finding new clients. For freelancers in all industries.
Connects freelancers and job-seekers with agencies and businesses needing creative talent. Post resumé and portfolio.

Sell Your Creations

An online marketplace to sell your creations to creators.
Online marketplace
Information and resources on this page are added and updated on an ongoing basis. 
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