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This is a page of resources that we hope will be helpful to our members and contacts amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to add a resource or report a resource's expiration, please email the PATA Office Manager.

211info.org empowers Oregon and Southwest Washington communities by helping people identify, navigate and connect with the local resources they need.

The Actors Fund 

American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund (For AGMA members.)

American Theatre Wing database. The American Theatre Wing is striving to assemble a comprehensive list of each theatre, production, freelance artist, technician, and theatre worker affected by the shutdown.

Americans for the Arts Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource and Response Center

Artist Relief $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

Basic Rights Oregon COVID-19 Resources Page. Curated for LGBTQ Oregonians.

Community Alliance of Tenants (Oregon)

Congressman Earl Blumenauer's COVID-19 Resource List

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists Resource List

dontgetkickedout.com. Mentioned on Hasan Minhaj's What Happens if You Can't Pay Rent? episode of Patriot Act, this page offers assistance with finding out whether your building qualifies for the federal eviction moratorium, looking up eviction protections where you live, and finding legal aid in your area to help you stay in your home.

Dramatists Guild COVID-19 Resources page and Dramatists Guild Foundation Emergency Grants for writers.

Eater Curated A List of Relief Funds for Restaurants, Bars, and Food Service Workers

Gimme Shelter Performers Emergency Fund (PDX). Housing funds ($100-$500) from GSPEF. Eligibility: Independent contractor performers in any format (musicians, actors, dancers, drag queens, strippers, comedians, storytellers, firebreathers, singers, clowns...all performers) who have lost wages due to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19. Must be Oregon residents. Those that receive grant awards will be required to submit a W-9 form.

Golf Team Products is offering to set up fundraising stores for theaters to sell apparel for income while stages are dark. Golf Team Products will set up your theater's online store for free, and you would handle the marketing. For example, they have set up stores for Stages Performing Arts Youth Academy and the Gallery Theater. If you are interested, please email Kelcey Weaver (kelceyw@golfteamproducts.com). (Kelcey is Golf Team Products' Warehouse Manager and a board member of Hillsboro Artists' Regional Theatre.)

I Lost My Theatre Gigs

Lane County Artist Relief Fund. Applications currently closed. Accepting donations.

MRG Foundation Rapid Response Grants Program. Designed to provide grassroots organizations and community organizing projects with rapidly deployed small grants to respond to emergencies and opportunities.

Nonprofit Association of Oregon List of Resources for Nonprofits

Oregon Employment Department (Unemployment Insurance) COVID-19 Page

Oregon Unemployment Insurance Contact Form

Oregon Department of Human Services Food/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Oregon Food Bank

PATA's Valentine Fund. (Financial assistance for individual-level PATA members in times of medical or personal emergency.)

Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund (Applications process paused.) This fund is currently for freelance/independent artists residing in the Portland tri- county area only. The counties are Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington. This fund is not for arts organizations or nonprofits. Donations for the next round of disbursements are being accepted.

Portland Housing Bureau (For Renters, Homeowners, and Landlords)

Portland Public Schools online application for free and reduced-price meals for eligible children.

Portland United Against Hate (Hate Incident Report Collection)

RACC Artist Relief Program. The program supports professional artists who have experienced or anticipate experiencing loss of revenue of $1,000 or more between March 1 and December 31, 2020. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000. Apply by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

RACC Relief Options Resource Listings

Rent and Utility Assistance:

Impact NW has programs throughout Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington County, Oregon and in Clark County, Washington.

Home Forward serves all of Multnomah County, including the cities of Gresham, Fairview, Portland, Troutdale and other East County communities.

Community Action is specific to Washington County.

Human Solutions is open to anyone in the East Portland/East Multnomah County area.

U.S. Small Business Administration COVID-19 Page

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application 

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance.

This advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.

Washington State Employment Security Department COVID-19 Page

Washington State Employment Security Department Contact Page

Portland Area Theatre Alliance

(503) 449-6270

info@portlandtheatre.com

In keeping with efforts to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic, PATA is providing service remotely.
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