Unemployment for Artists and Creatives During COVID-19 / Webinar

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Topic: Artist Trust Webinars | Emergency Preparedness & Assistance



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 discusses 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.

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.

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.

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.