The public health crisis caused by the Coronavirus, COVID-19, is impacting our entire community. The Northeast Minneapolis Arts District is where people engage in social and cultural public events, art, musical and theatrical events, art making, working, manufacturing, communing over food and drink, happy hour gatherings, shopping, worshiping, learning, playing, and many more social and physical activities. 

These activities form the lifeblood of our community. Everyone and everything is impacted. Never have we had such a reminder that we are all interconnected and need each other. 

Below is a list of rapidly developing resources that may be of use to our community. This is not a complete list and we will continue to add to the list as things develop and change. 

Please help add to this list…

If you have a resource that you would like us to share with others, please contact us at here

Local Resource Links

Brief Description

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. MCA’s mission is to ensure access to the arts for all Minnesotans.

A resource dedicated to supporting artists in Minnesota who experience career-threatening emergencies, including lost income due to the cancellation of a specific, scheduled gig or opportunity (i.e. commissions, performances, contracts) due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures.

The Minneapolis Regional Chamber is advocating for businesses of all sizes at all levels of government, as well as those they employ.

Please use these links to read Governor Walz’s Executive Orders, Proclamations and Resolutions made by city of Minneapolis Mayor Frey, as well as those issued by Bloomington Mayor Tim Busse.

Covid-19 Update / Meal pick-up information

Resources to assist artists and other creative freelancers during this strange and uncertain time. Special thanks to the Sheridan Neighborhood Association for the list compilation.

Message to the arts community.

We need people and organizations in Minnesota’s creative sector to take 5 minutes to complete the survey about COVID-19’s impact on your work and the kinds of support that you need.

Support for applicants, employers and agents, administered by the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

Minnesota Office of Employment and Economic Development. MN small businesses now eligible for SBA disaster loans.

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus.

Food Resource Links

Food resources and important information

List of food pantries in Minneapolis/Hennepin County. Please call first to verify hours.

Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA) Food Shelf and Thrift Store.

National Resource Links

Serving artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. Core services are education programs, advocacy, network building and emergency relief.

Anchored by a rich spirit of community and mutual generosity, 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.

A list of emergency resources for artists as well an ongoing list of crowd-funding efforts to provide financial relief for artists.

An aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines, specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community.

Relief funds, unemployment information, prevention updates, etc.

RWCF is working to collect information and links to resources that will help restaurants and workers deal most effectively with the COVID-19 Emergency. If you have information to share with the restaurant community, please email us at