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COVID-19 Resources

This is a compilation of resources relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Signed-in members are encouraged to share resources. 

COVID-19 Information

Official COVID-19 Information

World Health Organization's Advice to the Public

Center of Disease Control and Prevention's Recommendation for Travel

Working During the Pandemic

Institute of Museum and Library Services' Webinar on Mitigating COVID-19 When Managing Paper-Based, Circulating, and Other Types of Collections: A webinar providing guidance from the CDC for libraries, archives, and museums to manage collections during coronavirus pandemic:

H-Net's Resources for Scholars: Access to lists to share information of resources relating to teaching online and remote conference presentations:

Zencastr: Web-based Recording Platform for Remote Interviews: During the outbreak, Zencastr is lifting the limit on the amount of guests and recording time:

Modern Language Association's Learning Space Demonstration: An online courses for instructions on how to use the MLA's Learning Space, a virtual learning platform in which instructors can share information with their students:

AFS Member Thomas Richardson's List of  Tools, Methods, Ideas, and Training Material for Conducting Remote Fieldwork

Funding Options

Wbur's List of Grants and Resources for Artists and Nonprofits:

The American Folklore Society's Consultancy and Professional Development Program:

Oral History Association's Emerging Crises Oral History Research Fund: Guidelines to apply for grants up to $4,000 to conduct oral history research during this worldwide crises:

Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund: A petition to request funds to be distributed through the NEA to help offset the losses of the nonprofit arts industry and to expand the eligibility through additional federal programs to ensure artists, entrepreneurs, and small business in the creative economy can utilize business interruption relief:

Collecting Coronavirus Folklore

City Lore's Call for Submissions for Touching Hearts, Not Hands Collection of COVID-19 Folklore: A call for submissions of the creative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of songs, stories, poems, or videos that convey the experience of living during this challenging time:

Foxfire's COVID-19 Oral History Project: A campaign to collect oral histories via crowdsourcing:

Journal of Academic Advising's Special Call for Submissions for "Autoethnography and Advising in the Time of Corona":

Virtual Spaces for Traditional Arts

Learning Locally: Creative Responses Across the Nation in a Time of COVID-19: Local Learning is aggregating resources (folk arts organizations and materials) that "make local learning visible and preserving a wide-ranging array of folk artistry," presented in a regional map:

Alliance for California Traditional Arts' Shelter Together: A live video series that will feature performances by traditional artists from California every Wednesday and Friday at noon:

Vermont Folklife Center's Listening in Place ProjectListening in Place is a new initiative that will result in the creation of a crowd-sourced sound archive to document the daily experiences during the pandemic and a series of online Virtual Story Circles for Vermonters:

American Folklife Center's Field Surveys (1977–1998)a story map exploring the AFC's online collections of materials from the large-scale field surveys that AFC facilitated between 1977 and 1998:

Surveys Related to COVID-19 Impact

National Humanities Alliance's Survey of the Impact of COVID-19 on Humanities Institutions: A survey designated for humanities institutions and organizations to share the ways they are serving their constituencies and communities in the face of this crisis as well as their financial and programmatic challenges.

Southwest Folklore Alliance's COVID-19 Rapid Response Survey: A survey to understand the impact of this crisis on folk, ethnic, and heritage-based communities, businesses, and individuals and to better connect those in need of aid to helpful resources:

Other Collections of Resources

Southwest Folklife Alliance's COVID-19 Support: A list of resources for heritage-based artists, individuals, small businesses, and organizations:

The Ohio State University Center for Folklore Studies' COVID-19 Resources for Folklorists:

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