War Paint: Shaun Chosa, January 20 - April 12, John Steffl Gallery
Andy Messerschmidt, February 14-April 12, Corridor Gallery
Emerging Photographers, March 9-29, SLC Depot Great Hall
Sharon Dawson, January-March, Mayor's Reception Room, Duluth City Hall
Our Neighbors, Exhibiting Artists from BAM, January-March, City Hall Rotunda
Youth Art Month, March 1-31, Whole Foods Co-op Denfeld
Odysseus & Penelope: The Long Journey: Kari Halker-Saathoff, March 30-July, George Morrison Gallery
Reveal: Emily Stokes, April-August, John Steffl Gallery
Sisterhood: Sue Rauschenfels, April-July, Corridor Gallery
Tia Salmela Keoboungpheng, April-June, Mayor's Reception Room, Duluth City Hall
Watercolor Workshop with David R. Becker RESCHEDULED May 7-9
Unemployment Insurance for Artists Explained
The new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefit for self-employed individuals
The PUA program will provide payments for weeks of unemployment beginning on or after January 27th and ending on or before December 31st, 2020 for a maximum of 39 weeks. The benefit amount will be equal to the weekly benefit amount as calculated under state law based on recent earnings, the same way regular UI benefits are calculated.
Under Minnesota law, the benefits paid to regular UI recipients are based on the amount of earnings (gross wages) paid to a worker from all covered employers during a recent 52-week period of time. This is called your base period. It is defined as follows:
Self-employed individuals will be asked to provide proof of income documents, such as 2019 1099s and 2019 income tax return documents, to establish their earnings record for this same period of time (the first four of the most recently completed five quarters).
The Minnesota UI Program has compiled a step-by-step guide to the application process for self-employed individuals. It is available at:
You will note that the process asks for employment and pay information for a 15-month time period (October 2018 through the date of application). Applicants that meet the minimum earnings requirement ($3,000) during this base period to establish an account will also be able to receive the additional $600 per week payment.
Once you have completed the application for benefits, you will need to wait for MN UI program staff to finish the implementation process for this new benefit. Applicants will receive additional instructions through their online account about their PUA benefit payments. You can also look for updates at:
COMMUNITY CARE (as compiled by the Department of Transformation)
For the time being, the DAI will only accept credit card payments for classes and rent payments. If you need assistance please contact Genevieve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To keep you engaged, check out our newest gallery installations at the DAI Depot via Instagram and Facebook.
The Saint Louis County Depot is closed until further notice.
The LINCOLN PARK BUILDING is closed until April 10
Please check your email and here for updates.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS
This page is an evolving list of resources for information, exchange, and support in this time. Accuracy at any given point cannot be guaranteed as this is a fast-moving and evolving situation: https://springboardforthearts.org/coronavirus/
UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS- may need to be a business-this is fluid
GRANTS & LOANS FOR ARTISTS (as compiled by the Department of Transformation)
CERF+ Emergency Relief Fund
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES (as compiled by the Department of Transformation)
coronavirus: Wisdom from a Social Justice Lens - podcast and resource list by Healing Justice
Caring Across Distance: Some Things to Consider Before Movement Gatherings During COVID-19 by Maryse Mitchell-Brody (viawww.healingjustice.org)
Social Justice at a Time of Social Distancing by Kenneth Bailey and Lori Lobenstine
Compassionate Curation in the TIme of Coronavirus by Divya Victor
Treating Yellow Peril: Resources to Address Coronavirus Racism by Jason Oliver Chang
Wash Your Hands poem by Dori Midnight
Demands From Grassroots Organizers Regarding COVID-19 Compiled by Kelly Hayes
Decolonizing Community Care in Response to COVID-19 by Jade Begay, NDN Collective
ONLINE ART VIEWING EXPERIENCES
Art Basel Online Viewing Rooms: https://www.artbasel.com/viewing-rooms?utm_medium=email&utm_source=19748654-03-18-20&utm_campaign=covid19
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-metropolitan-museum-of-art
The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/stiftung-bauhaus-dessau
The Musee d'Orsay: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musee-dorsay-paris
The Palace of Versailles: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/palace-of-versailles
The Uffizi Gallery: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/uffizi-gallery
The La Galleria Nazionale: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/La-Galleria-Nazionale
The Van Gogh Museum: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/van-gogh-museum
The J. Paul Getty Museum: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-j-paul-getty-museum
DAI Executive Director