A collective of artists and makers, known as the Richmond Arts and Cultural Workers Coalition came together to produce face masks for health care workers; bus drivers; and other essential workers. The coalition is supported by Studio Two Three and 1708 Gallery, in collaboration with VCUarts, with funding from the VCU da Vinci Center and others. Read more about their work at the VCU Arts blog.
The Coalition also created the COVID-19 Arts and Culture Relief Fund which provides financial assistance for artists in need. They’ve assembled a catalog of resources for artists as well.