Film & New Media Resources
A list of resources for local and regional creatives.
Emergency economic resources for creatives
- COVID-19 Relief Grants from Oregon Cultural Trust
Offers CARES Act funding as well as an FY2021 grant opening in late January 2021.
- Unemployment Resources for Artists from Oregon Confluence
Provides ongoing updates about Oregon’s unemployment funding, offering suggestions and tips for creatives trying to navigate the process.
- Performers Emergency Funds from Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter Performers Emergency Fund was created by a concerned group of Portlanders who work in the arts to help those affected by these cancellations to keep a roof over their heads while we all weather this storm.
- Emergency Grants from Foundation for Contemporary Arts
If you have had a performance or exhibition canceled or postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund.
- COVID-19 Business Resources from Prosper Portland
Working in real-time to help residents, community-serving organizations and businesses access and navigate impactful resources. Visit this page regularly to find the latest information.
- Emergency Relief Resources from Earl Blumenauer
Emergency relief resources available to all Portlanders.
- COVID-19 Relief Resources from RACC
Shares what financial relief is available to impacted artists of all disciplines.
- Arts Impact Fund from RACC
The Emergency Fund for Artists and Creative Workers supports creative professionals who have experienced a financial loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fund is currently closed, but check back regularly.
- Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund
The organization is currently securing ample resources to fund the next round of requests. Check back often be apply for the next round of funding.
- COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resource
An aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.
Diversity resources for creatives
- How to Find and Hire Diverse Talent from OMPA
Given the opportunity to hire someone, most never look much beyond their circle or list of go-to professionals. OMPA has gathered a list of 15+ sources to help you find diverse talent and minority-owned businesses to hire, in Portland and beyond.
- Brown Girls Doc Mafia
Brown Girls Doc Mafia is an initiative advocating for women and non-binary people of color working in the documentary film industry around the world. They fight inequality by building community and sharing resources.
- Black in Film Database
Black in Film is a community-run and public self-submission database for black filmmakers and writers. If you are a Black filmmaker or writer you can submit yourself.
Community-building resources for creatives
- Producers Navigating the Unknown webinar
A webinar replay from Dear Producer about how producers are coping during the pandemic. Features Effie Brown, Rebecca Green, Avril Speaks, and Kelly Williams.
- Film and New Media Happy Hour from NW Film Center
Watch archived conversation from the NWFC around COVID-19.
Skills-building resources for creatives
- Co:Laboratory: Virtual Classes via NW Film Center
Expansive in genre, mediums, and ideas, the NWFC’s Co:Laboratory is one grand experiment. Continuously offering online and IRL connection to people, ideas, and innovations in the media arts that help artists and art lovers sustain their curiosity.
- Online Filmmaker Workshops via NW Film Forum
Learn from local industry professionals in workshops that cover every aspect of media-making, from introductory to advanced courses.
COVID-19 safety resources for creatives
- Oregon COVID-19 Production Protocols
The COVID-19 safety guidelines presented here are designed to provide predictability and consistency to the production process.
- Quick nation-wide COVID-19 Safety Protocols
If you are planning to commence or resume production on any project that requires any in-person interaction, this short guide will help you stay safe.
- In-depth nation-wide COVID-19 Safety Protocols
If you are planning to commence or resume production on any project that requires any in-person interaction, this comprehensive guide will help you stay safe.
Local filmmaker resources
- Film locations in Oregon
Find the perfect place to shoot your next project.
- Oregon incentive programs
Oregon Film’s media incentive programs can rebate 20% of your Oregon-based goods and services, and an additional cash payment of up to 16.2% of payroll wages paid.
- OMPA equipment directory
Find the equipment you need to shoot your next project.