Community Making a Difference

Make a Mask
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George Street Playhouse

We would like to recognize the great work George Street Playhouse employees are doing to help the community during these times of much needed assistance. George Street Playhouse’s Costume Shop Manager Joleen Addleman Loyd, Wardrobe Supervisor Rachel Pollard, and assistant Suzann Cornelison have been creating masks for RWJ and Overlook hospitals.

Assistant Props Master Shannon White has also been busy helping to create PPE masks, gowns, and face shields.

The face shields are a project between Ms. White and a friend Sam Ghali. He has a larger 3D printer to print out the top headband piece and Ms. White has a smaller one to deal with the bottom ridge piece. Ms. White explains, “We then attach acetate to the front and rubber bands to the back. These have no fabric or foam so that they can be completely reusable. Foam and fabric (such as elastic for the back) means it cannot be fully disinfected. These are all being donated to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital”.

Frappe Joe Coffee

County residents are doing their part to help during this difficult time. One Edison resident, Chef Shank, has been working around the clock to provide food for JFK Hospital workers with Frappe Joe Coffee.

Resources for Taking Action & Online Engagement 

Middlesex County COVID-19 Resources

Using Digital Platforms to Remain Connected to Audiences during Quarantines  
 American Alliance of Museums

How to Reach – and Engage – Your Public Remotely
International Council of Museums

Teaching of Remote Arts Instruction Network
Virginia Folklife Program 

How to Keep Your Audience Engaged, Entertained, and Inspired in the Age of Coronavirus
Recorded webinar from the Cuseum

COVID-19 Response Fundraising: A Guide to Crowdfunding and Virtual Events

Social Justice in a Time of Social Distancing
The Design Studio for Social Intervention

10 Ways Inclusive Leaders Can Mitigate Bias When Communicating about Coronavirus

How To: Super Quick DIY Podcasting for Museums & Other Non-Profits Closed by COVID-19

Resources for Cultural Organizations 

COVID-19 Impact Survey

COVID 19 Tools and Resources for Nonprofits
Nonprofit Finance Fund

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource and Response Center
Americans for the Arts 

COVID-19 Resources for Performing Arts Professionals
Association of Performing Arts Professionals

COVID-19 Resources for Dancers and Dance Organizations
Dance Magazine

Americans for the Arts

Resources about the Coronavirus
New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response

Information on Current Emergencies
Performing Arts Readiness

Preparing for Potential Impact of the Coronavirus

Arts Ed: Virtual Teaching Resources
Arts Ed NJ

Resources & Information for the Museum Field
American Alliance of Museums

The Artists Safety Net 

Resources for Agents, Managers, and Self-Represented Artists
North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents

Freelance Artist Resources

Alliance of Artists Communities

Americans for the Arts

Artists Relief Grant Fund

Artist Thrive

Creative Capital

Freelance Artist Resource Producing Collective

Resources for Musicians

COVID-19 Emergency Funding and Artist Resources
I Care If You Listen

COVID-19 Resources
Arts Education Partnership

Supporting Creative Aging Programming during COVID-19 Crisis
Lifetime Arts

Emergency Funds – All Art Forms

COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations

SDC COVID-19 / Coronavirus Resource List
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Information on Benefits, Assistance, and Support for Employers and Employees
New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development

New Jersey Department of Health

Other Resources

Novel Coronavirus Information for New Jersey Business

List prepared by Middlesex County Office of Arts & History