Covid-19 Resources


Here at DAC, we know the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting everyone differently and hope you find our list of resources helpful. You can find resources from online art instruction to uplifting words to emergency funding. We will continue to update this list as we find more resources for you. 

List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak from Creative Capital

Foraker Group coronavirus-response

Mat Su Health Foundation Covid Response Grants

Common Field: COVID-19 Resources for the Artist Organization Field

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

Resources for Online Art Instruction

Emergency Grant Resources from 3arts

Coronavirus Resource & Response Center from American for the Arts

Resources from Artist Trust

Wonderful words from the Albers Foundation via instagram

Meanwhile Denali Arts Council will join in creating new work-styles toward a safe environment. Above all, practice good health, and be assured DAC will always be here. -Ali Lee, Executive Director

Rasmuson Foundation:
  A very thorough list of resources for Alaska
Mat Su Health Foundation:  Grant Opportunity!  Target Wellness Grants for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention and Response (CPR) -The Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) is offering Coronavirus Prevention and Response (CPR)  grants of up to $50,000 to Mat-Su nonprofit organizations. The grants are designed to support local nonprofits as they address unplanned expenses and/or lost revenue relating to the Coronavirus pandemic. Applications submitted under this program will receive expedited handling. Assistance securing a line of credit is also available. 
Examples of things that may be funded by this special Coronavirus (COVD-19) grant program include:

  • Support to build and develop pandemic education and prevention strategies for an organization’s staff and clients.
  • Assistance in communicating with clients about service/outreach changes due to a heightened risk of exposure to Coronavirus.
  • Funding for critical safety-net needs for the clients of nonprofits, including housing, transportation, medical care, childcare, and food security for those affected by disease, quarantine, or school/agency closures.
  • Grants for psychosocial supports and mental health services for staff.
  • Quarantine supplies for nonprofit residential programs.
  • Unexpected work-from-home expenses, which could include establishing collaboration platforms and secure file sharing.
  • Prevention-related expenses for items such as sanitizing supplies and equipment, or professional cleaning of common areas.
  • Costs for offering services to a nonprofit’s clients in less risky ways to deliver services (for example, bringing pick-up or home-delivered meals rather than serving congregate meals, and offering virtual rather than in-person service delivery).
  • Operating expenses associated with Coronavirus, such as lost revenue, continuity planning, or increased labor costs.

Alaska Community Foundation:  Grant Opportunity!   The Alaska COVID-19 Response Fund — Rapid Response Grant is accepting applications from April 2nd, 2020 – April 10th, 2020.

The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) is now accepting applications from eligible charitable organizations (501(c)3 nonprofits, or equivalent, organizations located in the state of Alaska. May include tribes, churches, local government agencies, and programs) to support operational and programmatic efforts as they grapple with the impacts of COVID-19 on their organizations, team members, and the people they serve.

Individual grant amounts will be awarded from $5,000 to $20,000 for a total of up to $200,000.  This is the first round of funding.  Further opportunities will come available as the situation evolves.

Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation : links to articles, resources and other materials that you think may be useful to the arts and culture sector in Alaska

Foraker Group Blog 3/3/20:  A collection of resources for nonprofits to help you respond to Covid-19.  “We all have hard decisions to make about what policies we put in place for our employees, how our services may change, and what to do about planned events. Here is a collection of resources to help you to make those decisions. We will continue to keep this page updated as we learn more”.

Alaska Small Business Development Center:  Excellent source of information and help.

Alaska SBDC Business Advisor in Mat-Su:   Julie Nolen, Associate State Director, Mat-Su Center Director and Business Advisor  (907) 373-7232 Email:

AKSBDC Webinars:  Good information on the Economic Disaster Loan, Bridge Loans, and the PPP.

Focus on SBA Loan Programs – April 1, 2020 : 

Deeper Dive into SBA Loans – April 2, 2020

Unemployment Insurance and SBA Loans – April 3, 2020

Upcoming Webinars presented by the Independent Sector:

Free webinar hosted by the Independent Sector, the only national membership organization that brings together the charitable community—a diverse set of nonprofits, foundations, and corporations—to advance the common good.  

What’s Next for COVID-19 Relief for Nonprofits?

April 9, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Millions of nonprofits applied for relief last week through the CARES Act, but we know more relief is still needed. Join us on Thursday, April 9 at 2:00-3:00 pm ET/ 10:00 -11:00 am AK Timeto learn the latest about the relief efforts and additional federal policies to provide resources for nonprofits and the communities they serve.

Note: You will have to join (create account) to access the webinar.  No cost to you.

National Council of Nonprofits:Covid-19 and Nonprofits page that is updated regularly with the latest information and resources that nonprofits can use to prepare and respond.


Updates about Summer Circus & Registration

While we will maintain our original posted registration dates, we have moved the process to ON-LINE ONLY in order to make it accessible during this heightened period of caution around COVID-19’s transmission and circulation. Please pay with the highlighted link “On-line only” and email registration form to or mail to DAC PO Box 404 Talkeetna AK, 99676.

In the current environment it is important for us all to consider our personal health and safety, as well as that of our community, in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus). Denali Arts Council leadership and staff are continually monitoring the rapidly changing developments around COVID-19 in the United States and abroad in consideration of how we can limit its impact, and the impact of other contagious illnesses, on our artistic community. With preventive measures being taken nationwide to contain the transmission of COVID-19 through social distancing, We feel confident in moving ahead with our summer schedule of classes, workshops, events and programs which commence May 31st.

We value circus because it is a hybrid of art and sport, and is comprised of a myriad of disciplines, from juggling to trapeze, acrobatics to balancing props. As a result, it not only includes people of varied skills and abilities, but it actually requires this diversity to be whole. When practicing circus arts, trust, coordination and communication skills are developed, and risk taking curiosities are played out in a safe and controlled environment. The non-competitive yet physical nature of the form makes it a unique and beneficial outlet for all ages. Our students are constantly learning new skills and improving on the ones they know, minute-by-minute and on a daily basis.

If you have any further information please feel free to contact our staff via email

Après Ski Party CANCELED March 14th

Dear community members, art patrons and Oosik racers- Denali Arts Council has made the very difficult decision to cancel all events Saturday to help mitigate the spread of Covid -19. We will most certainly reschedule both these fabulous bands in the near future but the priority is to protect our communities well being. If already purchased a ticket we will be refunding accordingly. Thank you for understanding.
Attention ⚠️ Tonight’s film hosted by @denalinordicski is still scheduled as normal. 7:30 pm showtime.