Return to Work
The pandemic has revealed an opportunity for arts leaders and administrators to rethink the work culture at their organizations. Instead of reverting back to the traditional models of 9–5 work, investigate these resources to help you consider new ways of working in the post-pandemic era and beyond.
Podcast: Rethinking 9-5 Work with NPR
Anne Helen Petersen, co-author of Out of the Office, makes her case to NPR that the pandemic has created a rare opportunity to rethink the shape of work life—including the 9-to-5 workday.
Rethinking how we think about work
CultureSource executive director Omari Rush reflects on the difficult demands of adapting to complexity, and how we can challenge conventional assumptions about work.
Work-life balance tips for community leaders
A virtual convening hosted by Co.act and Beth Kanter, this workshop focuses on how to redefine our work-life balance as we consider returning to in-person work.
We’ve all been through a lot. The ongoing public health crisis has taken a toll on our sector’s collective mental health, making the preservation of employee well-being more crucial than ever. Investigate our collection of resources that can help you strategize new ways to protect yourself, and your staff, from burnout.
Free Worksheets and Assets
Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman, co-authors of The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout offer various downloadable assessments and worksheets to help manage self care.
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
BEAM is a national training, movement building, and grant making institution that is dedicated to the healing of Black and marginalized communities.
Science of Grief Podcast
Young adults are facing a mental health epidemic and Science of Grief is addressing the problem head-on. This 10-episode podcast makes space for young adults to share stories, science, and solutions for those who are experiencing grief and exploring their mental health for the first time.
Art + Healing
Creatives and arts supporters are already aware of art’s healing potential–mentally, emotionally and physically. Check out some resources below related arts and wellbeing as well as the CultureSource member directory—Many members are now offering programming that serves as a creative outlet.
Watch: Coping with Grief, Collectively and Creatively.
Virtual discussion on identifying grief and tapping into artistic practices as a means to heal. Hosted by Co.act & CultureSource with special guests Dr. Myrtle C. Means and Lori Boettcher, M.Ed.
Study: The WeMaking Report
Research examining the role of the arts in fostering healthy communities through social cohesion, especially since the Covid-19 pandemic has inflicted trauma and exposed inequities across the country.
Investigate: National Organization for Arts in Health
An advocacy organization that recognizes art as an integral part of an individual’s health and wellbeing, offering various online programs and resources.
As we begin to build a framework for the post-pandemic arts recovery, CultureSource is offering virtual convenings for staff at member organizations. Convenings are held virtually via Zoom and Slack, and provide a space for cultural workers to strategize best practices and navigate ongoing complexity.
CEO/Executive Director/President Calls
3rd Mondays, 1:00-2:00 p.m. via Zoom
CultureSource member CEOs are automatically registered and received calendar invites.
Senior Staff Calls
4th Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. via Zoom
For staff at director, executive, or manager levels in organizations. To register, email Kim Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org
Southeast Michigan Arts & Culture Slack Channel
Online, all the time, via instant messaging on Slack
A channel for artists and cultural workers to ask questions, share resources, and spark discussions. The channel is always available for instant messaging, and special #live-on-slack events are hosted monthly to take a deep dive into new trends and topics in the arts. To get added to the channel, email Sara Nishikawa at email@example.com
Safety & Vaccination
Safety and Reopening Resources
As we navigate learning to live with the Covid-19 virus, explore these resources from the State of Michigan to ensure the safety of your employees and patrons.
- Michigan Safe Start Plan
- Workplace Reopening Checklist
- Ambassador Visit, National Sanitation Foundation
- Workplace Safety Guidance, Michigan Labor and Opportunity Department
- Guidance for Businesses, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
- Affordable PPE and Safety Products, Project N95
Worried about vaccination? Don’t be.
Check out these Q&A’s to learn about the science behind vaccines and the crucial role they play in helping Michigan stage a successful comeback.
Find a Vaccine Clinic
The State of Michigan has launched a vaccination-finder to help Michganders locate pharmacies, grocery stores and healthcare providers offering shots.
Americans for the Arts Action Fund – Covid-19 Resources
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.
Open grants and awards, administered by CultureSource and other funders and supporters in the arts sector.
Office Hours with Nina Ozlu Tunceli
Nina serves as the Chief Counsel of Government & Public Affairs at Americans for the Arts and Executive Director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund. During office hours, Nina offers guidance to the arts community on navigating the complex web of federal funding opportunities, regulations, and deadlines related to current and upcoming COVID-19 economic federal aid programs.
The Sound Health Network promotes research and public awareness about the impact of music on wellness, and hosts online events and resources centered around music and healing.
Our Pandemic Response and Commitment to the Arts
In light of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and economic volatility, CultureSource took action as a regional coordinator and connector of arts organizations. To address the needs of the Southeast Michigan arts sector we worked to support members and non-members, emphasizing knowledge sharing and collective support. Though we have come a long way in the fight against this virus, the pandemic is not over and it’s after effects will be felt long after we’ve put away our face masks. CultureSource will continue to support the arts sector’s recovery by sourcing funding opportunities for artists, maintaining our library of resources, and helping organizations plan for digital transformation.
Past Covid-19 Support Programs
- Arts Organization CEO Calls
- COVID-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund
- COVID-19 Response Resources
- Individual Artists 2020 Rolling Grant
- Innovation Grant Program
- Pay What You Can membership dues
- Research with WolfBrown on Organizational Needs
- Resiliency and Innovation Programs
- Senior Staff Calls
- Stories of Resiliency and Resource-Gathering
- Upper Midwest Emergency Relief Fund Coalition Artist Relief Grant
- WolfBrown Audience Outlook Monitor Surveys & Convenings