COVID-19 Resources for Storytellers

You are not alone.  The National Storytelling Network would like to provide its members and their communities with resources to provide relief during these challenging times.  For more information about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself and loved ones, please visit the CDC’s website.
NSN’s Corporate Treasurer Discusses Financial Resources:

NSN is not partnering with nor sponsoring the following resources, but rather offers them as reference for anyone seeking information and comfort.  This list was compiled from a variety of platforms offering services to storytellers during this time.  (To submit a new resource, please submit via the form below).  Note that any duplicate or similar resource offerings may not be included.

Community Connection & Performance Opportunities

Artists Standing Strong Together: Visit on Facebook

Replay Storytelling 24-Hour Festival: Submit your Performance

NEST Online Storytelling Repository: Visit Website

World Storytelling Day: Voyages: Visit on Facebook

Women’s Storytelling Festival Online: Visit Website

World Wide Virtual Storytelling Guild: Visit Facebook Page


Financial Support

Indianapolis Artists Can Apply for Unemployment: Visit Blog Post by Artists Standing Strong Together

Artist & Activist Relief Fund: Learn More/Apply

Index of State Resources from Learn More

New York Foundation for the Arts Emergency Grants: Learn More


Managing Stress & Talking to Kids About COVID

Join Jim Brule in a Distance Reiki Practice Tuesdays at 9p EST: Register Here

Free Self-Care Resources from MyIntent and Partners: Learn More

Care For Your Coronavirus Anxiety – Meditations, Stress Toolkit, and More: Visit Website

Time to come in Bear, A video explaining COVID-19 and social distancing to children: Watch Here

Worried About Coronavirus? Telling Stories Calms Anxiety in the Home: Learn More

The King’s Crown – A Coronavirus Story: Share With Your Kids

Comfort the Bear – A Story and Guidelines from Dr. Joyce Mills, LFMT: Share With Your Kids


Educational Resources for Distance Learning

Learning Together: Educational Resources – Art, Music, Math, and More!: View Blog Post


Technical Support

Making Zoom Video Calls Look More Professional: View Video Series

Gallery View vs. Speaker View on Zoom: View Tips for Videoconferencing

Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom Videoconferencing: Get Free Virtual Backgrounds

How to Take Your Small Business Online: Learn More


Additional Resources

COVID-19 and Freelance Artist Resources: View Blog

Americans for the Arts: View Resources

COVID-19 and Musician Relief: View Resources

Parent Artist Advocacy League: View Website

A Consumer’s Guide to the Coronavirus: Learn More


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