Resource Whidbey Island Arts Council Covid-19 Resource List
The Council's Resource list consists of locally owned businesses open during the Covid -19 outbreak as well as State and Federal resources.
We will update the list as we get new information.
Grocery stores and pharmacies are OPEN. Call your pharmacy to see if they offer delivery.
Government, Artist Resources, and Business Resources
Our Resources page has government resources concerning Covid-19 and business resources as well as resources of interest to artists.
SCAM ALERT From the Coupeville Town Marshal
The federal government is seeing an increase in scams related to federal stimulus payments including phone calls, text messages and e-mails phishing for information. The messaging includes variations of language such as "in order to receive your/your client's stimulus payment via direct deposit, we need you to confirm the banking information" and they are gathering that information via telephone or directing victims to click on a link that takes them to a website where they enter their banking information. Here’s some important things to know:
At this time, there are no approved home testing kits to determine if you are currently infected by COVID 19 or to determine if you have been infected in the past. Hang up on any phone callers and don’t open any emails that try to sell you at-home tests.
If you spot a scam, please tell the Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov/complaint. The Washington State Office of the Attorney General also has information and resources for reporting scams.
Stay Home, Stay Safe! 4-3-2020
Whidbey Island Grown is an island-wide collaborative of people and businesses that work together to promote the finest locally grown and locally produced food, products, services, and experiences. Members are dedicated to providing these goods and services for Island visitors and residents, while preserving a sustainable rural lifestyle. We have created an island-wide list of all the Whidbey food options. We feature our Whidbey Island Grown members, of course, PLUS any other food options on Whidbey.
COVID-19 Artist Relief and Recovery Resources
Washington State artists were among the first to face career disruption and financial loss from the COVID-19 crisis. In response to artists urgent needs, Artist Trust pressed pause on business as usual to focus all resources on two things: The COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund, and COVID-19 Artist Relief and Recovery Resources.
If you’re an artist in need, apply to The COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund, a rapid response grant for Washington State artists impacted by COVID-19. Please read this FAQ prior to contacting our staff with questions. Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to respond to every question we receive.
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+ 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.
COVID-19 & Freelance Artists
This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc.
National Endowment for the Arts Resources
An excellent list of resources for artists. 4-1-2020
The purpose of WIAC is to assist local artists and arts organizations by providing support, fiscal management and sponsorship; and to engage in community arts outreach and increase community awareness of the arts and culture of Whidbey Island.
Help support our Arts & Culture community by donating to the Whidbey Island Arts Council (below). Donations will be distributed among our programs