JAI NEWS / APRIL 2019
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Dear JAI Members,

I want to remind you, if you're experiencing any hardship in these uncertain times please explore the various helpful links presented in this newsletter. At this point in time they have all been receiving applications for a few weeks and are already beginning to maximize their resources – don't delay.

I wish you the very best,
 
RUTH WEISBERG, PRESIDENT
JEWISH ARTISTS INITIATIVE of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
C R E A T I V E - C A P I T A L . O R G

In times of crisis, artists are often among those most affected. In addition to health concerns, this is a challenging moment for many in our community as we deal with canceled income and trying to make plans during uncertain times. Creative Capital has always been anchored by a rich spirit of community and mutual generosity, and we believe that continuing communication and exchange are crucial for all of us.

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, we have created a list of resources for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals.
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From:
Anne Hromadka Greenwald
JAI Arts Professional and member of the JAI Executive Committee
 
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I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy and is at home. An artist reached out about resources during this crisis and it reminded me of 2008 when many artists turned to JAI for help. Here are some important resources.
 
R E S O U R C E S

Art Specific: 
  • Creative Capital, NYC - List of Art Resources during COVID-19 Outbreak this list includes many emergency relief funds for artists. Some of the grants listed are regionally specific, however, many are national. 
  • HYPERALLERGIC is generating a daily art world report about COVID-19. They are reporting on all art mediums. The report is also sharing international news. It is short and easy to digest to stay on top of major art world events. 
  • Creative Capital, NYC - Online List of Events these are art happenings that are taking place virtually all over the US.
  • LA Artist Census - The Los Angeles Artist Census project by artist Tatiana Vahan and ICA. The goal is to also provide artists, art institutions, researchers, and the public with a clearer picture of what the current Los Angeles artist community looks like. 
  • American Alliance for Museums - Send a letter to Congress urging for the arts to be included in the economic relief package for COVID-19. Note, you DO NOT need to be a museum professional to submit the letter. You can say "artist" as a job and our members could put the Jewish Artists Initiative in the "organization" field. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT as we need money to be specifically allocated for the art and culture sector. 
  • California Arts Council Survey - They are surveying the whole are field to understand the economic loss due to COVID-19. 
  • COVID-19 Freelance Artist Guide - This is a blog dedicated to sharing resources for artists including economic relief, legal advice, and much more. 

General & Jewish Resources: 
Telemedicine - You can get a doctor consult online without leaving your home. These doctors can help you asses if you should go to a hospital many of them are 24/7. Also, check with your insurance provider some companies have their own telemedicine program. 



The Best Telemedicine Apps of 2019 - healthline.com
Need to see a doctor, but can’t find the time to make it happen? Depending on the issue, telemedicine may be the answer, or at least a temporary solution. With telemedicine apps, you can receive ...
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The Best Online Doctors for Telehealth in 2020 | RAVE Reviews
One of the more affordable on-demand virtual doctor sites, LiveHealth Online offers medical services at a flat $49 per general medical visit which typically lasts 10-15 minutes. Patients are able to select their physician from their online profile. Insurance is not required, but some health plans cover virtual doctor visits so you should check your plan.
www.ravereviews.org
 
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