Unemployment for Artists and Creatives During COVID-19 / Webinar

Start Date / Time: April 10, 2020 1:00 pm

End Date / Time: April 10, 2020 2:00 pm

Venue: Online

Price: Free with registration


Unemployment for Artists and Creatives During COVID-19 / Webinar
Friday, April 10, 1-2 p.m.
Free with RSVP

This live-streamed webinar provides an overview of unemployment benefits for artists and creatives out of work due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Presented by Artist Trust and Washington Filmworks/Whipsmart, attorneys John Tirpak and Anne Paxton of Unemployment Law Project discuss how to apply for unemployment benefits, what to do if you’ve been denied, and what the forthcoming stimulus package will mean for gig workers and contractors.

About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Since its founding in 1986, Artist Trust has invested over $10 million in individual artists through grant programs and provides a comprehensive suite of professional development training and resources to help artists achieve their career goals. Learn more at artisttrust.org.

About the Unemployment Law Project
The Unemployment Law Project provides low-cost representation and free advice and counsel to people in Washington State who have been denied unemployment benefits or whose award of benefits is being challenged. With offices in Seattle and Spokane, ULP offers services to anyone with a Washington State claim. More information at unemploymentlawproject.org.

About Washington Filmworks
Washington Filmworks (WF) is the private 501(c)(6) non-profit organization that manages the Motion Picture Competitiveness program as well as a diversity of resources for the creative industries in Washington State. WF mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile and sustainability of Washington State’s film industry.

About Whipsmart
Whipsmart is a new creative economy-focused nonprofit that gives creative professionals in Washington State the tools they need to succeed by meeting them where they’re at—offering intentionally curated mentorships, job opportunities, and business resources scaled to every stage of their career.

Email Program Manager Lydia Boss