Today is going to be a good day!

Hello Friends of MLP
We hope that you are doing well and finding meaningful ways of connecting with others and being creative in these most unusual times.
Here at Miami Light Project (virtually speaking), we are doing what we do best – pursuing creative ideas and supporting artists.
Our team is meeting twice a week and working together to lift each other’s spirits, and to support our community.
Speaking of our team, here we are:
MLP Staff
In the coming days, we will be sharing some in-depth artist profiles with you, written by Jordan Levin – a creative writer and journalist who has been chronicling Miami’s performance scene for over 20 years.
These profiles offer an in-depth look at how some of Miami’s creative gems keep on shining.  We hope that you enjoy reading them and learning more about their behind the scenes process.
Peace and Love,
MLP Team

Miami Light Project would like to share resources with our community of artists. With the help of NPNWeb.org, we put together a list of some of the organizations that are providing emergency resources for artists and arts organizations across the country for your reference.

FOR FREELANCE ARTISTS
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COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources (previously a crowdsourced Google doc shared here)
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The Foundation for Contemporary Arts is disbursing $1,000 grants to experimental artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 virus for as long as its board of directors deems necessary.
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3Arts in Chicago is compiling a list of emergency funding for artists
Emergency Funds-All Art Forms,” from WomenArts
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New Music Solidarity Fund for freelance musicians
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Panel: Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic (ASL & Captioned), For US-Based Freelance Artists and Cultural Workers in all Disciplines
Artist Relief Tree crowdsourced relief fund for artists affected by cancellations due to COVID-19
CERF+ Craft Emergency Relief Fund for established artists working in a craft discipline
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Relief + Resources from Arts Organizations,” information from CERF+ on emergency financial relief, emergency residencies, and other emergency resources for artists
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Creative Sonoma list of emergency funds and resources, for both West Coast and national artists
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FOR TEACHING ARTISTS

Teaching Artists Guild, “COVID-19 Resources for Teaching Artists

Teaching Theatre Online: A Shift in Pedagogy Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak,” originally created by Dr. Daphnie Sicre


FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

The emergency preparedness service ArtsReady has assembled resources related to Coronavirus specific to arts organizations and continues to update them here
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Open document “COVID-19 Resources for the Artist Organization Field” from Common Field
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Statement and emergency fund for artists and arts administrators of color from Arts Administrators of Color Network
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Alliance of Artists Communities, “COVID-19 Preparedness for Residencies
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Racism is a Virus Too rapid response fund from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation to support community-based organizations that provide services for Asian American communities.
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Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ list of resources, including an updated list of webinars
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Ways of Gathering in the Age of COVID-19: A Guide to Livestreaming on HowlRound TV”
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Springboard for the Arts, “Principles for Ethical Cancellation

FOR ARTS SUPPORTERS 

QUANTIFYING ECONOMIC IMPACT

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) field survey for independent cultural workers and arts organizations
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Americans for the Arts 5-minute survey for arts organizations: The Economic Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Arts and Cultural Sector

ONLINE ARTS EVENTS
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OntheBoards.tv offering free performance rentals through April

ABOUT MIAMI LIGHT PROJECT

Founded in 1989, Miami Light Project is a not-for-profit cultural organization which presents live performances by innovative dance, music and theater artists from around the world; supports the development of new work by South Florida-based artists; and offers educational programs for students of every age.

Since our inception, we have reached a diverse cross-section of communities throughout Miami-Dade County with an extensive outreach effort that includes partnerships with other arts organizations, universities and social service agencies. Miami Light Project is a cultural forum to explore some of the issues that define contemporary society.

ABOUT THE LIGHT BOX

The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse was created by Miami Light Project in order to address the needs of our artistic community within the changing cultural landscape of Miami and within the context of an evolving international field of art and culture.

Envisioned as a laboratory for artists and an intimate place of gathering where new work is experienced in its various stages of development, The Light Box will provide a creative setting in which artists are able to intersect with audiences in new ways. Our intent is to create a space where artists have the opportunity to research and make work, explore their artistic disciplines, and hone their unique voices through extended residencies, international cultural exchange, cross disciplinary approaches and the presentation of new work.

Of equal importance in The Light Box concept is the notion that cultural workers, the producers of the new work being developed by artists, will also benefit from increased creativity and productivity by sharing workspace and developing a cooperative work model. We intend to develop alternative approaches to fundraising, audience development and marketing via our collaborative setting.

Annually, The Light Box programming will include open rehearsals; studio performances; informal exhibitions; community participation in the creation of new work; workshops and camps for young people aspiring to careers in the arts; ground-breaking international cultural exchange and research opportunities among and across disciplines. Each organization participating in the sharing of the space will maintain their own distinct artistic profile, and over time, the sum of all these parts will result in a distinct artistic profile for The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse.

The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse is a catalyst for community transformation.