COVID-19 Resources for Creatives

To support local creatives, freelancers, and our community, AIGA San Diego has compiled a list of COVID-19 resources for creatives. This list provides information on general health, support for freelancers and students, volunteer opportunities, and other creative learning resources.

We encourage everyone in our community to stay informed and take the necessary precautions to stay healthy. Please email us if you have a helpful San Diego resource, so we can add it to this list.

Government Support

San Diego County
San Diego County is providing COVID-19 vaccinations. Please check here for your eligibility status, locations, and to schedule appointments.
Get the Facts About Coronavirus. Take steps to care for yourself and help protect others in your home and community.

AIGA National Resources

AIGA National Resource Hub
Make sure to check out AIGA’s community resource hub, created to support job seekers, freelance designers, educators, students, and business owners.

AIGA Eye on Design Guide to Self-isolation for Designers and Creatives
A growing and evolving resource for education, connection, money-making, and entertainment during the crisis.

A place to find ideas of things to learn, make and do while self-isolating.

Designers Against Coronavirus
Designers Against Coronavirus is a digital archive created and curated by CaroselloLab. It shows the emergency we are facing through the eyes of designers, illustrators, and creative studios from all over the world.

Artist Support Resources

Resources for freelance artists
A comprehensive roundup of links to emergency funding and support services nationally.

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
Provides up to $200 for artists or arts administrators who self-identify as black, indigenous or people of color and whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

City of San Diego Business Relief and Support
Economic assistance to help small businesses in the City of San Diego during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Job Resources

San Diego Life. Changing.
A resource to help job seekers connect with all of the San Diego tech and life sciences companies that are still hiring.

If you’ve lost your job due to COVID-19, please visit OnwardCA, the one-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the pandemic.

Additional Resources

AIGA Student Resources
Offers advice and resources for all design students, professional development workshops, internship guides, and much more.

Linkedin Learning
Develop your skills with online classes, lectures, and design tutorials through Linkedin Learning.

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