This is a compilation of resources relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Signed-in members are encouraged to share resources, or you can email [email protected] to suggest an item for the list. 

Additionally, AFS has created a spreadsheet to track the COVID-19-related projects and research by folklorists, cultural organizations, and traditional artists. This is an open access document and all are welcome to add to it:

Click on a link below to jump directly to a particular type of resource:

Funding and Financial Aid Options

Working During the Pandemic


  • Journal of American Folklore’s Open Access to Content:  AFS is joining publishers across the country in making the Journal of American Folklore available for free through ProjectMuse and JSTOR through June 30, 2020:
  • Project MUSE’s Free Access to Scholarly Content: In response to the challenges created by the global public health crisis of COVID-19, Project MUSE is making scholarly content temporarily available for free on its platform 


Remote Fieldwork/Interviewing

Museums, Arts, and Other Organizations

Collecting the Creative Responses of the Coronavirus Outbreak

Virtual Spaces for Traditional Arts

Content from Folklorists about COVID-19 and Pandemics

Surveys Related to COVID-19 Impact on Artists and Arts Organizations

  • Americans for the Arts’ Survey on the Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Arts and Cultural Organization:
  • National Humanities Alliance’s Survey of the Impact of COVID-19 on Humanities Institutions: A survey designated for humanities institutions and organizations to share the ways they are serving their constituencies and communities in the face of this crisis as well as their financial and programmatic challenges
  • Southwest Folklore Alliance’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Survey: A survey to understand the impact of this crisis on folk, ethnic, and heritage-based communities, businesses, and individuals and to better connect those in need of aid to helpful resources

Other Collections of Resources

Other Related News

Official COVID-19 Information

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