Resources for Artistic Inspiration, Financial and Business Assistance

Here at NBO we realize this is not only a personal issue, it is one that is shared on a global level.

The entire world is sharing in some version of the same experience. We are all human and that makes each of us vulnerable while reinforcing our shared humanness. This can be a time of unity and creativity, and who better than artists to help lift everyone’s spirits. To that end NBO has come up with several ideas for you to share. We’ll be updating this page as events and resources unfold. We invite you to share your selections and ideas:  Email NBO

  • If you’re working in isolation because of the pandemic, post an image of your work-in-progress to instagram, including #basketryjoinhands  —  then follow the link to connect with other artists in the same situation.

A plethora of resources shared by Fractured Atlas (full list here)


An article from KQED: Emergency Funds for Freelancers, Creatives Losing Income During Coronavirus 

CERF+ was started by artists for artists in the craft community as a grassroots mutual aid effort in 1985 and has since emerged as the leading nonprofit organization that uniquely focuses on safeguarding artists’ livelihoods nationwide. CERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. Our core services are education programs, advocacy, network building and emergency relief. Visit cerf+

Also – fill out the cerf+ survey to help them assess needs and direct action.

A resource  list for artists located all over the USA but especially in the south from John C. Campbell Folk School

ART NET – a broad collection of resources for help! 

Take a Moment to be Inspired:

Coping with Covid: Centering Wellness and Self-Care For Creatives (series)

Digital Care Package for Artists and Creatives

Need some “away” time?  Museums all over the world are sharing virtual tours!  

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology has put their Unbroken Traditions basketry exhibition online.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has a plethora of online exhibits, videos,  and webcasts. 

Don’ forget about “America’s Best Idea” – the US National Parks Service.  Start here and find your park!  National Park Service

Craft in America has a wonderful series of Art with Fiber

Shown above: work by Deloss Webber

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