COVID-19 Creators Resource Guide

GNARBOX is a company that has been community oriented since our early days on Kickstarter. In these uncertain times in which creatives are being particularly affected, we wanted to help where we can to provide resources and help inspire the creative community during these crisis. 

We have compiled this resource guide to help our community during the COVID-19 outbreak, and we will continue to update it daily with new info. If you have a resource you'd like to have added, please send us an email


Netflix $100m Fund for Creatives 

Format’s $25k fund for Photographers

The Creator Fund

Creative Capital Resources

British Film Institute and The Film and TV Charity Emergency Relief Fund

Women Photograph Emergency Fund to assist women and non-binary photographers who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 Artist Emergency Fund from American Documentary 

Fujifilm Students of Storytelling 

As of 3/25, the US Government will allow for Unemployment Benefits to be increased by $600 a week for up to 4 months, and will extend to those who typically do not qualify, including freelancers. Check with your state unemployment office to begin the process. 


Simon Eisenbach Productions - Live Videos on YouTube

Arri Academy Master Class - High Dynamic Range with Karl Walter Lindenlaub ASC

Arri Academy Master Class - Large Format Cinematography with James Laxton ASC

Aputure Lighting Certification - Free Product Training 

Shane Hurlbut Illumination Experience Workshop

Learn How to Edit with These Free Resources - No Film School

Webinars and Resources from Professional Photographers of America 

Nikon School is Streaming Free

#StayHomeWithLeica Online Programs

Home With Olympus Sessions

Small Business Advice

Fundy Software Live Streams

Small Business Survival Training with Jenna Kutcher, host of Goal Digger Podcast

Coronavirus & My Business Webinar

Business Continuity Planning for Small Business - How to Prepare Your Business for Coronavirus

10 Pieces of Business & Financial Advice for All Photographers from SLR Lounge

One Day At A Time – Ideas On How To Build & Rebuild Creative Businesses from SLR Lounge

HoneyBook Coronavirus & Small Business Resource Hub

Creative Professionals, Contracts, and Force Majeure in the Age of Covid-19

Tips on How to Retool Your Business During The Current Downtime from SLR Lounge

Small Business Relief

SBA: Economic Injury Disaster Relief Program

SBA: Loan Programs

HoneyBook’s Small Business Relief Resources for Coronavirus

How Filmmakers Can Recover Lost Income During COVID-19

Government Assistance Resources from Professional Photographers of America

Lost Work Because Of Coronavirus? How To Get Unemployment, Skip Loan Payments And More from NPR

A Wedding Photographer’s Guide to Navigating the Covid-19 World from SLR Lounge


10 Things To Do When Stuck At Home As A Photographer by Albert Dros

Balance your White Balance with Photoshop and Lightroom by Rob Knight


2 months of free Adobe Creative Cloud

Loom (screen & video recording software) 50% off 

Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher 90 day trial and 50% discount

CineDeck free one month license to cineXtools offers 2TB of extra storage for the next 90 days

ftrack Review 90 day trial

Arc Studio Screenwriting Software Free Until Further Notice

These Companies Are Helping Photographers During The Coronavirus Crisis from SLR Lounge

Skylum Donating $5 for every purchase on their site to coronavirus relief funds globally 

Mental Health

Free Headspace Meditation

Calm Free Resources

Talkspace Coronavirus Resource Hub

CreativeLive Wellness Classes

Miscellaneous Resources

Bomb Magazine Artists Resources

COVID-19 Freelance Artists Resources

Sundance Institute COVID-19 Resources