We Are an Art and Culture Community

Dear Friends of MLP

We are an Art and Culture Community

This has been our motto since opening The Light Box – a home for artists, a hub for curious audiences. This is a space for gathering with and for our community.

We are thinking of you, and missing you, and looking forward to seeing you soon, so that we may sing and dance and celebrate community, together- with you!

In the same room.

Peace & Love

Miami Light Project would like to share resources with our community of artists. With the help of ArtsReady.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.

WEBINARS & GUIDES
FOR ORGANIZATIONS AND ARTISTS
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Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts – March 24, 2020, 2 p.m. (EDT). Emergency response and preparedness for performing arts organizations can be a difficult task for individual organizations. This free two-hour webinar will demonstrate how working with multiple organizations in a network for disaster management can be accomplished.

Crisis Communication and Reputation Management for Performing Arts Organizations – March 25, 2020, 2 p.m. (EDT) Are you prepared? This class reviews elements of strategic communication that are essential before, during and after crisis events. It examines how your organization can best prepare to respond to crisis and restore organizational reputation.

Watch the recording of Coronavirus Preparedness for Theatres hosted by Theater Communications Group on March 6, 2020

Watch a recording of Prepare Your Organization for the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak hosted by the Event Safety Alliance on March 4, 2020

How to Plan a Virtual Event on Vimeo – Vimeo’s live production team offers advice on how schools, event coordinators, marketers, and more are evolving their event strategies to optimize engaging live streaming experiences.

How to Host a Watch Party on Facebook – With Facebook’s Watch Party feature, you can watch tons of videos and shows with members of groups you’re in on Facebook. This could be helpful for filmmakers or other artists whose screenings had to be cancelled.

INFORMATION AND EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR ARTISTS

The Actors Fund fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan.

Freelance Artists can access this rich list of resources.
 
NAPAMA (North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents) provides COVID-19 information particular to performing artists, agents and managers. Their Resource List includes information related to airfare refund and/or cancellation policies, emergency fund and relief programs, sample communications, and more. A list of FAQs address questions including dealing with cancellations, how to mitigate losses, and more.
 
CERF+ The Artists Safety Net is focusing resources to assist artists who test positive for COVID-19 and require intensive medical care.
 
Foundation for Contemporary Arts – Emergency Grants provide urgent funding ($500-$2,500) for visual and performing artists who incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.
 
Rauschenberg Emergency Grants – This fund provides one-time cash grants of up to $5,000 to cover expenses caused by one-time, unexpected medical emergencies. Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to: hospital and doctor bills (including insurance co-pays), tests, physical/occupational therapy, prescription drugs specifically for the emergency medical condition, and emergency dental work.
 
Change, Inc. – Emergency grants for artists in all disciplines needing help with rent, medical expenses, utility bills, fire damage, etc. Grants up to $1,000. Call 212.473.3742 for complete instructions (via a clear, concise message) on how to apply for the grant.
 
Musician’s Foundation – Grants typically range in amount from approximately $500-$3,000. All professional musicians, regardless of their genre or instrument, can apply for themselves or a family member. You must be a musician in a time of serious need, due to personal, medical, dental, or family crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency situation.
 
MusiCares – May grant short-term financial assistance for personal or addiction needs that have arisen due to unforeseen circumstances. Funding may be awarded for needs such as rent, car payments, insurance premiums, utilities, medical/dental expenses, psychotherapy, addiction treatment, sober living, and other personal expenses.
 
Authors League Fund – The Authors League Fund helps professional writers in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune by providing no-strings-attached “loans” to pay for pressing expenses.
 
PEN American Writers’ Emergency Fund – Emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.
 
Women and Hollywood Amplify Filmmakers Affected by SXSW Cancellation – If your project has been affected by the cancellation of SXSW or another festival or event, and you doing something else to recoup the costs or attend another event down the road, Women and Hollywood wants to help you amplify your campaign.

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.