ASMP NE COVID-19 Resource Hub

ASMP is providing links from the worldwide community as well as resources we have created to help all photographers cope with this crisis. All links and information provided were accurate at the time of their posting, but this is a fluid and oft-changing situation, and you must check with your state and federal authorities to ensure what is referenced still applies. ASMP does not guarantee or endorse the accuracy of the information presented below — the following links are being shared as additional resources to all our members and visitors. Further, ASMP accepts no responsibility, and will not be liable for, the use of or reliance on the information provided.

ASMP New England may be on hold for in-person programming but we are committed to this group and providing you with the resources you need to ride out the COVID-19 pandemic and offering a community for support. We are in this together. Please check back here for information on managing your business, government assistance, ASMP advocacy and virtual meet-ups.

Note: ASMP members should send in their questions and experiences to the Q&A on the ASMP National COVID-19 Info Hub.  This helps ASMP as an organization be most up to date on the very fluid coronavirus situation and get you accurate responses to issues already settled.

ASMP National COVID-19 Info Hub

ASMP COVID-19 Economic Relief Survey

As ASMP ramps up its advocacy campaigns to continue urging federal and state funding for COVID-19 economic relief programs, we would like to continue collecting data about financial needs and experiences of members for use in our advocacy messaging to key Congressional leaders and committees charged with legislating economic relief and stimulus funding to ensure that ASMP members continue to be represented in all economic relief programs.

If you have applied for Small Business Administration (SBA) relief programs (PPP or EIDL), non-SBA grants/loans, or applied or will be applying for state unemployment insurance benefits (UC or PUA), we would appreciate you taking five minutes to provide input about your application experiences. Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us, so all survey responses are registered as anonymous.

Thank you in advance for your participation. Your input will serve as a powerful tool in our member advocacy kit.

Help ASMP Help You

Questions?

Share your questions, experiences, and suggestions for Coronavirus issues with national counsel Tom Maddrey. Submit them here.

Town Hall Meetings

ASMP understands this a stressful time for photographers and all creators, and in response, will be holding a series of virtual town hall meetings. During the town hall sessions, the ASMP team will give a quick update on the state of the industry with respect to COVID-19, then open the floor for questions and concerns from attendees.

Register for upcoming Town Hall Q&A on ASMP National’s COVID-19 Hub. View previously recorded COVID-19 Town Hall Q&As.

June’s Member Appreciation Month Events

Times are tough, and everyone needs to know they’re appreciated.  That’s why ASMP has designated June as “Member Appreciation Month”  with a very special collection of content and opportunities coming throughout the month – portfolio reviews, workshops, webinars and more.  Most of these events will be available exclusively to ASMP members.  It’s our way of saying, “Thank you.” Click here for the list of events.

Financial Guidance & Assistance

Re-opening & Working Safely

Surveys

Grants & Call For Entries

Free Software

Virtual Events, Learning & Opportunities

Deals & Gear

Staying Connected

Legal Help

Reads & Resources

Helpful Tips

Great points from Heather Elder on what to think about and work on during COVID19:

  • Make a list of all your open jobs, with photos coming up on license, renewing licenses is income for you!
  • Repurpose imagery for your clients…”hey remember that brand image library we created? let’s go back in and see how we can make it work more for you”
  • Maintain your relationships with your clients– what are ways you can cultivate your relationships during this time?
  • You are helping creatives/art directors/creative directors create content and solve problems – what are some ways you can create more content for your clients? DIG DEEP to find ways to collaborate differently!
  • Take this time to reflect on your BRAND, photographers must think of themselves as a brand, who are you, what do you stand for, create a “vision statement”

Have a helpful link or tip? Email them to our webmaster, Emily Long (emilyllong@gmail.com)