COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCE CENTER FOR ARTISTS

Artwork Archive continues to gather and create resources in response to this global pandemic. Our business is devoted to supporting artists, and at this time, it is even more crucial to share those opportunities to help artists maintain their businesses along with their physical and mental well-being. 

While the situation continues to unfold, we will keep this page updated as news and information becomes available.

Please contact us if you have any information to share on this page.

 

RESOURCES FOR FINANCIAL RELIEF FOR ARTISTS

GRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES

CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund)

CERF+ provides rapid relief and career recovery loans through their own grants (for artists working in craft disciplines) as well as a list of emergency resources for artists in other disciplines. Additionally, CERF+ just launched the COVID-19 Response Fund to support artists working in craft disciplines. "This fund is essential to our rapid and effective response to those artists who are suffering severe health impacts from the coronavirus, ensuring that CERF+ has the funds necessary to respond to this unprecedented crisis," said CERF in an email release. If you are able, please donate to the CERF+ COVID-19 Response Fund.

Artists' Charitable Fund

Colorado-based Artists' Charitable Fund assists American visual fine artists (painters and sculptors) living anywhere in the United States by paying a portion of their medical/dental/eye-care bills. For example, the Fund has purchased a wheelchair, paid for eye surgery, provided funding for an artificial leg, paid partial medical expenses of several artists who have cancer, as well as other needs for medical assistance. You can find out more about the fund as well as donate here

Artists' Fellowship, Inc.

The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship.

The organization defines eligibility to “Professional” is defined as those visual artists who make their livelihood through sales as reported on a Schedule C with a U.S. Federal tax return. An active exhibition history is also an important part of documenting “professional.” You can find the application here.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Emergency Grants offers immediate assistance to artists that have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding. Artists should be living and working anywhere in the United States, though projects can occur in the U.S. and abroad.

Each month FCA receives an average of 95 Emergency Grant applications and makes approximately 12-15 grants. Grants range in amount from $500 to $2,500, and the average grant is now $1,600.

These grants do not cover life-related emergencies such as food, rent, medical bills, childcare, and other basic necessities, reimbursement for expenses that you have already incurred, or projects with no scheduled exhibition or performance dates, so look closely at the requirements and limitations.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts 

The Foundation will disburse $1,000 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 virus.

American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund– (USA)

Any AGMA member in good standing is entitled and encouraged to apply for financial assistance through the AGMA Relief Fund. Grants are awarded on a case-by-case basis, based on need.

Haven Foundation

The Haven Foundation provides financial assistance up to  $10,000 to artists who have a health crisis; grants are one-year, and the financial amount provided is to the discretion of the Foundation. Grants can be renewed up to four more years, with a supplemental application. Read the guidelines for application here.

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation partnered to offer a new medical emergency aid program for artists. The one-time Rauschenberg Emergency Grants will provide visual and media artists and choreographers with up to $5,000 to cover a number of unforeseen medical expenses. There is no deadline; applications will be accepted and reviewed by the panel on a monthly basis beginning in late May/early June 2020. 

National Coalition for Arts' Preparedness & Emergency Response (NCAPER)

NCAPER is a voluntary task force of national, regional, state, and local arts organizations, public agencies, and foundations, NCAPER helps ensure that artists, arts/cultural organizations, cultural funders, and arts businesses have the capacity and ability to respond effectively to disasters and emergencies affecting the arts and culture sector.

Sustainable Arts Foundation
Awards supporting artists and writers with families with up to $6,000.

Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund

If you are a musician who has lost income due to a canceled gig as a result of the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak, this new grant provides monetary support to musicians who have lost income due to a canceled gig as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Anonymous Was a Woman Relief Grants

This grant allows women-identifying artists to apply for up to $2,500 for financial hardships from loss of income or opportunity as a direct result of the crisis. The application opens April 6.

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

This emergency fund can provide up to $200 for people of color that are either working artist or art administration and are affected by COVID-19.

The Creator Fund

ConvertKit has established a fund to help creators in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have already received more applications than they have funding, but encourage creators to still apply.

Kinkade Family Foundation Emergency Grant for Curators

This emergency grant provides funding for a curatorial project that sheds light on the world during this time of darkness. Priority will be given to curators who have a venue secured for their project and are greatly impacted by the challenges we are facing due to COVID-19.

The Photographer Fund

Format has put together a $25,000 relief fund designed to help photographers facing financial difficulties during the outbreak. The fund offers $500 per person.

Art Interrupted Emergency Arts Fund

Twenty Summer launched an emergency fund for artists and arts organizations suffering from unexpected and unmanageable financial loss as a result of the COVID-19. Artists can receive up to $500, while arts organizations can receive up to $1,000.

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council 

The Emergency Fund for Artists will now provide up to $500 in assistance to artists experiencing loss of income due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Emergency Fund also remains available for other unforeseen emergencies that may impact your ability to work, such as flood, theft, or fire.

Artist Relief

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. Check out the FAQs and apply here.

TILA Studios COVID19 Fund

In an effort to sustain black women’s contributions in the art industry during the COVID -19, TILA Studios is launching a recurring monthly fund beginning at $1,000 to support black women artists nationwide.

Countering Hate with Art

The Slants Foundation is seeking art that sparks conversations about anti-Asian racism using compassion and empathy in an unconventional manner. More specifically, these are works that resemble an open letter to those who are directing negative and hateful acts towards Asians and Asian Americans. While their actions are not tolerated, we understand that hate is often fueled by pain, ignorance, and shame. We are looking for works of art that can build bridges with others by exploring ideas through an open letter. Multiple grants of $250 are available for new or existing work that meet the criteria. For more information, visit: http://theslants.org/counteringhate

Artist + Activist Relief Fund

This fund, created by The Soze Foundation, TaskForce and Invisible Hand, will support artists and activists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19. Currently not accepting new applications; artists may join a waiting list should more funds become available.

A relief fund for artists affected by cancellations due to COVID-19. Disbursements are currently on hold while the organization seeks more funds, but you may join a waitlist.

Field of Vision and Topic Studio Documentary Freelancer Relief Fund

Field of Vision and Topic Studios have created a $250,000 fund to provide grants for freelancers working in the Documentary field. The fund will distribute unrestricted grants of up to $2000 to support personal financial needs during the COVID19 pandemic to freelancers who have experienced hardship from loss of income or opportunity as a result of the pandemic. The application will re-open on June 10th at 9am ET.

Folk Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund 

The Center for Art, Tradition and Cultural Heritage (CATCH) is awarding grants of $500 to folk, traditional and community-based artists impacted by Covid-19. Accepting applications in English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Haitian Creole, Chinese, and Portuguese. If you have technical difficulties, or would prefer to have a voice interview, or text message exchange to complete this application, please email applications@catchnyc.net and indicate if you would like to be contacted in a language other than English. NYC Round 1 Application Ends - Monday, May 18, 2020.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts  

Emergency Grants ($500-$2,500) are available by application to U.S.-based artists in all disciplines who have sudden opportunities or unexpected expenses to present work to the public. Artists should apply 6-8 weeks before funding is needed for last-minute support. For guidelines and more information please visit their website. 

Freedimensional 

Distress Services are intended for activists and culture workers in situations of distress as a result of their professional work. Distress situations may include verbal threats, imprisonment or legal persecution, violent attack, professional or social exclusion, or harassment. Services include a safe haven program, emergency grants, and referrals to other resources.

Freelancer COVID-19 Emergency Fund

If you’re a creative freelancer who has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 virus and resulting public response, you can apply for temporary assistance through the fund. Currently closed, but policies will be reviewed and updated regularly.

Freelancers Union Freelancers Relief Fund 

Freelancers Relief Fund will offer financial assistance of up to $1,000 per freelance household to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs, including food/food supplies; utility payments; cash assistance to cover income loss.

ILYSM 4 Artists

ILYSM will be giving a weekly $500 grant to an artist with financial need whose main source of income has been affected by COVID-19 shutdowns. They are committing to offering this grant through the week of May 14th and for as long as they are able to after that.

Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant 

The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides emergency support to artists working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and/or drawing after natural or manmade disasters that have affected a community. Artists who have suffered losses due to catastrophic situations of this nature can apply to the Foundation for funding.

leveler: peer to peer wealth distribution

leveler is a tool for people with job security to help people whose work status has been impacted by COVID-19. The list includes freelancers, service industry, and gig economy workers. Click the "receive" button if you're seeking assistance.

The Maurice Sendak Emergency Relief Fund

The program will distribute unrestricted grants, up to $2,500 apiece, to artists who have experienced financial hardship from loss of income as a direct result of the crisis. The program is open to children’s picture book artists and writers over the age of 21 in the United States and territories. Funds will be awarded to eligible applicants in the order in which applications are received, and will close once 600 applications are received.

The NDN Collective’s COVID-19 Response Project

The NDN COVID-19 Response Project is designed to provide rapid response resources to Indigenous communities bracing from economic impacts, stresses to public services and combating the spread of misinformation. Applications for Indigenous artists and entrepreneurs coming soon.

Photoville Teaching Artist Microgrant

The aim of this grant is to support art educators across the spectrum to relieve some of their financial burdens while supporting their ongoing practice and connecting them together through collaboration.

Pillars Rapid Response Fund

A fund to support the personal expenses of Muslim artists and activists whose livelihoods are being negatively impacted by this current moment. $500 grants will be given to individuals through a short application process. Temporarily closed.

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants

The program will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies. The grants are available to visual and media artists and choreographers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories. If you aren’t sure if your artistic discipline fits within these guidelines, please contact the grants administrator.

TrickleUp

An artists helping artists network. With 10,000 subscribers at $10 a month, they can give $10,000 to 10 different artists affected by the Covid-19 cancelations. And every month 10 new artists in need will get $10,000. If the goal is surpassed, more people will get help.

Twenty Summers Emergency Arts Fund

An Emergency Arts Fund for artists (up to $500) and arts organizations (up to $1k) suffering from unexpected and unmanageable financial loss as a result of the Coronavirus.​

UNTITLED, ART Emergency Fund

UNTITLED, ART have expanded the qualifications for the UNTITLED, ART Emergency Fund to include financial assistance for freelance, hourly, and wage working artists vulnerable to the economic standstill.

We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) Emergency Fund for Diverse Creatives in Children’s Publishing

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WNDB will provide emergency grants to diverse authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals who are experiencing dire financial need. The first round of applications will be capped at 70 grants. They plan to open to more applicants after they've completed this round.

What the Fund

Grant program to benefit select artists who are being impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant recipients will be chosen by a board of fellow creators. Patreon is kicking off the grant by donating $10K, and is accepting contributions from anyone who can help. Round one of applications is currently closed.

Wherewithal Grants

The Warhol Foundation authorized its re-granting partners to re-allocate their $100,000 grants to create and administer COVID-19 emergency relief funds in their communities. WPA has responded to this by providing two separate opportunities: Recovery Grants and Research Grants.

WomenArts Directory of Emergency Grants

The Haven Foundation 

The Haven Foundation gives financial assistance to provide temporary support needed to safeguard and sustain the careers of established freelance artists, writers, and other members of the arts and art production communities who have suffered disabilities or experienced a career-threatening illness, accident, natural disaster or personal catastrophe.

Mayer Foundation 

The Mayer Foundation offers economic relief grants to needy individuals who are distressed or suffering as a result of poverty, low income or lack of financial resources.

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and financial need. The Foundation's mission is to aid individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc. 

The Emergency Assistance Program provides interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. An applicant must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking. The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

 

UNITED STATES GRANTS BY REGION

Augusta Cultural Arts Consortium

Grants up to $500. Self-employed/contract artists of all disciplines (visual, literary, performance, etc.) in the CSRA recover income lost due to the cancellation of a specific scheduled gig or opportunity (commission, performance, contract) due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures. Deadline: Rolling basis

Baltimore Artist Emergency Relief Fund

The Baltimore Artist Emergency Relief Fund is a coalition-led initiative designed to provide direct assistance to Baltimore-based artists and creative entrepreneurs who have lost income due to the COVID-19 crisis. The fund offers emergency grants of $500 to Baltimore City creatives who are experiencing financial strife as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Boston Artist Relief Fund

The Boston Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 and $1000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus. The application opens Monday, March 16.

Chicago Theater Workers Relief Fund

Chicago area theater professionals may apply for a grant of up to $500 on a first-come-first-served basis.

Biscotto-Miller Theater Workers Fund

This fund provides emergency assistance for any member of the Chicago theater community who is dealing with serious medical issues, including those that may result from COVID-19 infection.

Dallas Low Income Artist Fund

This fund provides support for low-income, BIPOC, trans, gender non-conforming, and queer artists and freelancers whose livelihoods are being affected by the pandemic in Dallas.

Durham Artist Relief Fund

Artists, arts presenters or arts venues in need of funds due to COVID-19 can apply for funding.

Hawaii Artists and Entertainment Fund

Working artists in the Hawaii area in need of assistance due to COVID-19 can apply.

Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

This relief fund was created for individuals working in the Indianapolis arts sector and impacted by the current public health crisis.

Arts Emergency Relief Fund

Emergency relief grants to City of Los Angeles-based dance, music, and theater artists, as well as small ensembles who have had their public performances, shows, or concerts cancelled.

Oolite Arts Relief Fund

This relief fund offers up to $500 to cover lost income due to COVID-19 to Miami-based Artists.

Springboard for the Arts Emergency Relief Fund

This relief fund supports artists in Minnesota who experience career-threatening emergencies, expanded to include emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Artists can request up to $500 to compensate for cancelled work that was scheduled and lost.

The Mayer Foundation grant 

The Mayer Foundation grant provides economic relief to New York artists who are distressed or suffering from lack of financial resources as a result of natural or civil disasters, or from temporary impoverishment, loss of employment, death or incapacity of a family wage earner or damage to home and property. The grant also provides healthcare to those who cannot afford it or whose health insurance or financial resources are insufficient to cover their medical needs. The grant is up to $2,500 and is reviewed on a quarterly basis. 

NYC Community Trust COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund

The NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund was created to aid nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects of the coronavirus.

ArtBridge COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund

Since 2008, ArtBridge has provided opportunities for more than 150 early-career artists in NYC. Now they are providing grants of $250 to $500 on a rolling basis to NY-based emerging visual artists who are in short-term need due to COVID-19. Apply or donate here.

NYC Dancers Relief Fund

This fund offers urgent relief to freelance dance artists who have suffered financial losses due to the spread of the COVID-19 and the government enforced social restrictions.

North Carolina Artist Relief Fund

This fund has been created to support creative individuals who have been financially impacted by gig cancellations due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Artists and arts presenters in North Carolina can apply for emergency funding.

Philadelphia Performing Artists’ Emergency Fund

This fund was created to assist performing artists whose income has been impacted by show cancellations, slowing ticket sales, or low turnout during this pandemic.

Portland Area Artist Relief Emergency Fund

This fund is currently for freelance and independent artists residing in the Portland tri-county area.

San Francisco Arts and Artists Relief Fund

This emergency relief fund has been set up to help mitigate COVID-19 related financial losses that artists and small to mid-size arts and culture organizations have suffered. Individuals may apply for up to $2,000 and use the award however they see fit. Awards to organizations will range up to $25,000 and will be scaled based on budget size, up to $2 million.

San Francisco Foundation Emergency Response Fund for Nonprofits

SFF will make a limited number of one-time grants between $3,000 and $25,000 to nonprofits that are addressing the following four issue areas, described in greater detail below: racial bias, worker protection, homelessness and renter protection/housing security, and food security.

Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund

This is a resource for performing arts workers in the Bay Area who are facing a loss of income due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

UNTITLED, ART Emergency Fund

Artists who live in the Bay Area for the past two years are eligible for $250 in an effort to support the security and protection of artists who, in “normal times,” hold part-time or contract work to prioritize their art practice.

4Culture Relief Fund 

This relief fund will distribute $1 million to artists in the Kings County, Washington, area who are affected by closures, cancellations, and loss of work due to COVID-19.

Creative Industry Relief Fund

This creative industry relief fund helps support musicians, artists, performers and filmmakers in the Tarrant County area in Texas who have lost work due to COVID-19.

Artist Trust Relief Fund

This relief fund provides rapid response grants supporting critical needs of artists in Washington state whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19.

Washington Theatre Guide Taking Care Fund

Any theater professional currently residing in and who has actively worked in the Washington metropolitan area within the past two years is eligible to apply for emergency relief.

Seattle Artist's Relief Fund

The Seattle Artist's Relief Fund is a crowd-sourced financial relief fund that is already distributing financial relief to artists in the Seattle area. The GoFundMe campaign has reached $144,000 in just its first week and has already received 600 applications. This fund is for individual artists only who live in the greater Seattle area, not organizations or nonprofits. Donate if you can and apply if you need assistance.

Max’s Kansas City Project

Max’s Kansas City Project provides emergency funding and resources to professional artists in the creative arts who live in New York state. Grants of up to $1,000 are given to artists that demonstrate a financial need for medical aid, legal aid, or housing. 

ArtsGreensboro

ArtsGreensboro has launched a relief fund for artists in the Greater Greensboro NC area who have experienced a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can apply or donate to the fund here. One hundred percent of proceeds go directly to benefit local Greensboro artists.

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council 

This program provides grants of up to $750 for artists and organizations in Minnesota to do art projects online or in other forms during the current shutdown of arts venues. This grant is for artists and organizations who have had projects cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. 

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council - Emergency Working Artist Grant

The Emergency Working Artist Grant provides $2,000 for working artists to do a work of art in the next six months and sustain themselves during the COVID-19 crisis. The art produced does not have to be specifically about the pandemic, but rather we are looking for projects that can be done within the next six months. A portion of the grants will be set aside for teaching artists to pay for their time or needed equipment to convert their work to new virtual requirements. Application Deadline: Friday, May 8, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council - The Organizational Stability Grant

The Organizational Stability Grant provides up to $2,000 to sustain nonprofit arts organizations during the COVID-19 crisis. Money can be used to pay artists, staff, or for needed equipment to provide art in a new setting. A portion of the grants will be set aside for teaching artists to pay for their time or needed equipment to convert their work to new virtual requirements. Application Deadline: Friday, May 8, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

Arts Midwest Distributes CARES Act Funding

Arts Midwest will distribute over $700,000 in CARES Act Funding. 

Charlottesville Emergency Relief Fund 

Artists can request up to $300 to compensate for scheduled work that was scheduled and lost. Artists are eligible to apply for loss of income regardless of whether the income was from art or other jobs. Artists must live in the Charlottesville area including the city of Charlottesville or the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, or Nelson.

Denver Arts & Venues: IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund 

This fund was started to support individual artists who are experiencing immediate, unforeseen emergency needs due to COVID-19.

Through the IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund, Denver Arts & Venues has allocated $130,000 towards grants of up to $1,000 to individual artists who live in Denver whose incomes are being adversely affected due to cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative work.

Arts Huntsville Individual Artist Emergency Relief Grant

This fund provides individual artists of Madison County, Alabama – musicians, visual artists, writers, dancers, theatre artists, etc. – with grants of $250 to $500 to cover immediate expenses.

Amplify Arts Micro Grants

Any artist, collaborative duo, or artist collective who has maintained a residence within the Omaha Metro Area including Washington, Douglas, Cass, Sarpy, and Saunders counties in Nebraska, and Pottawattamie, Mills, and Harrison counties in Iowa for at least one year is eligible to apply. Current application cycle is closed. Please check again for the next cycle.

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes Emergency Arts Relief Grant

Provides financial support to creative individuals and community groups who have experienced lost income from the postponement and/or cancellation of specific, scheduled opportunities or programs due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

The Artist Relief Trust

The Artist Relief Trust will award $500 microgrants to artists of all disciplines across the state of Kentucky, including the Greater Louisville area as funders allow and as long as funding is available.

Artists Now

For artists who live in the Bay Area, who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, who are POC, Women, or identify as LGBTQIA+. First round of applications is currently closed. Please check again as they're seeking more funds to open a new round.

Arts for Illinois Relief Fund

A statewide effort that provides financial relief to artists and arts organizations with urgent need due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through AIRF, 3Arts will issue $1,500 unrestricted, one-time grants to as many eligible artists as possible, given the total funding available. 

ArtsMemphis Artist Emergency Fund (Memphis, TN) - ArtsMemphis has established an Artist Emergency Fund to help self-employed artists of all arts disciplines (visual art, literary arts, film, dance, music, theater) and artists employed/contracted by nonprofit arts and culture organizations in Shelby County recover from lost income due to the cancellation of scheduled gigs or opportunities (such as a commission, performance, contract, etc.), or due to layoff or furlough due to COVID-19 precautionary measures.

The Atlanta Artist Lost Gig Fund

This fund is open to arts workers of ANY discipline including arts administrators, visual artists, craft artisans, performing artists of all kinds, musicians, writers, and all others. You must have documentation of your agreement for work (contract, email agreement, etc.) and documentation of the cancellation during the time of the COVID-19 crisis in order to apply (email stating such from contractor, etc.). Applications are currently closed but there are plans to grant this fund on a rolling basis.

Austin Creative Alliance (ACA) Artists Emergency Relief Fund

Artists may apply for up to $500 to replace verifiable lost income due to the cancellation of a specific, scheduled gig or opportunity (i.e. commissions, performances, contracts) due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, and are subject to approval and available funds. Priority will be given to ACA members, and to applicants facing food or housing insecurity. ACA is reviewing applications daily, so that funds can be in artists’ hands as quickly as possible.​

Bridgesong Fund

Emergency relief for western MA women, nonbinary, and genderqueer artists of color.

BxArts Factory Emergency Fund to Support Artists / Volunteers 

An emergency fund through Go Fund Me, which will make proceeds available to artists through an online application process. At this time, all donations will be geared towards artists that are directly connected to BxArts Factory. Specifically, artists that are currently, or, have been: BxArts Factory Advisory Committee members; BxArts Factory teaching artists; BxArts Factory’s resident artists; or BxArts Factory volunteers. Additionally, artists who have participated in any of their exhibits or who have worked at their events may apply.

Cambridge Artist Relief Fund

Focused on lost income, current and into the foreseeable future, the Fund will provide one-time relief to arts organizations and artists who live, work, create, and/or perform in Cambridge. Only one grant per applicant is allowed.

Cape Cod Arts Relief Fund

The fund will provide up to $500 per applicant to support full- or part-time professional artists who have lost income used to sustain their creative practice due to the COVID-19 crisis. To be eligible, artists must live, work, create, and/or perform on Cape Cod.

Chippewa Valley Artist Relief Fund

For artists/creatives, living in the Chippewa Valley, in need of support due to event/gig cancellations, the inability to sell your work/book shows, and/or lost revenue from their day job being eliminated from the coronavirus outbreak. Individual distributions are capped at $500, applications will be reviewed weekly.

The Colorado Artist Relief Fund 

Currently accepting applications from artists residing outside of the Denver metro area and providing grants of up to $1,000 to individual artists who are experiencing immediate unforeseen emergency needs due to COVID-19, and whose incomes are being adversely affected due to cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative work. Grants will be made on a rolling basis.

Connecticut Artists Relief Grant Program

The Connecticut Artists Relief Grant Program provides $500 grants to individual artists and teaching artists who live in Connecticut and whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). This is unrestricted funding that may be used for any kind of relief.

COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund for Washington State

The COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund provides rapid response grants supporting critical needs of artists whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19. The grant is open to individual artists of all disciplines residing in Washington State.

COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL

A new emergency support fund focused on the arts and culture sector. COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL will support individual artists as well as arts and culture organizations whose operations, work and livelihood have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Arts and Culture Relief Fund for Richmond, Virginia

The COVID-19 Arts and Culture Relief Fund provides financial assistance to professional artists of all disciplines (visual, performing, and more) throughout the Richmond and Tri-Cities region who have lost income from cancelled paid creative opportunities during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Creative Industry Relief Fund for Fort Worth, Texas

Hear Fort Worth and Film Fort Worth with assistance from United Way of Tarrant County have established a creative industry relief fund to help support musicians, artists, performers and filmmakers who have lost work due to COVID-19.

Crosshatch Artist Emergency Fund - Funding for individual artists (not non-profits or institutions) who earn 33% or more of their income from their art, and who have lost income because of COVID-19 related cancellations. Areas funded: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties, MI

Culture Connects Coalition in Santa Fe, New Mexico 

Culture Connects Coalition is a fund to support arts and culture in all their expressions. In response to COVID-19 pandemic and to reduce its greater impact on the community, they have partnered with Lannan Foundation to form the Artist Relief Fund to help those artists most dramatically affected. The next round of rolling applications will begin May 4 at 8 am.

Dallas Artist Relief Fund

Provides support for low-income, BIPOC, trans/GNC/NB/Queer artists and freelancers whose livelihoods are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Dallas.

Desert X Artist Relief Fund 

The Desert X Artist Relief Fund, funded by the Desert X Board of Directors and the Desert X team, will distribute emergency grants to visual artists living and working in Southern California, including the Coachella Valley and desert environs, who have been directly impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic. One-time unrestricted cash grants of $1,000 will be administered on a rolling basis until the fund is complete.

Durham Arts Council Arts Recovery Fund

The Durham Arts Council Arts Recovery Fund provides grants to working artists that have suffered financial loss due to the cancellation of events because of COVID-19. Applicants must live in Durham County, be at least 18, have practiced their art form for at least three years and have suffered a documented loss due to COVID-19.

Erie Arts & Culture, Emergency Financial Assistance Fund

Through Erie Arts & Culture's newly formed Emergency Financial Assistance Fund, creative and cultural professionals, which includes artists of all disciplines, who have experienced a disruption to their income stream can request up to $500 in assistance from Erie Arts & Culture. Awarded funds can be used to assist with basic living expenses, such as housing, utilities, or groceries. The objective is to provide financial support in moments of crisis to those in the sector who are experiencing financial hardship

Emergency Funds for Undocumented Youth and Families During COVID-19

This emergency fund is to support New York City undocumented youth and families whose livelihoods are being affected by COVID-19. Whether it’s from a decline in business for street vendors or being laid-off in domestic and restaurant jobs. Funds are currently exhausted and subjected to more donations.

Emergency Gap Fund for Philly’s Black Working Artists 

This fund disburses one-time grants of $500 to help Black working artists residing in Philadelphia stay stable and safe while weathering the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

Emergency Relief Fund for Arizona Artists and Arts Professionals 

A collaborative fund for emergency support for working artists, teaching artists, production personnel, and arts-based contract workers who have experienced canceled events and residencies or terminated contracts as a result of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis. Application portal is temporarily closed due to volume of submissions.

Fairmount Cultural Corridor (FCC) Artist Relief Fund

$1,000 grants for artists of color living and/or working in Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan or Hyde Park who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

The Frederick Artist Relief Fund

The Frederick Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $250-$500 to individual artists who live in Frederick County and whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). This fund is for individual artists only, not organizations or nonprofits.

Futures Fund: Emergency Relief for Artists

The Luminary, in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, is offering immediate artist emergency grants totaling $60,000 for artists and arts organizers in the St. Louis region. First round of application currently closed. Second round will open on June 1. 

Garrie Vereen Memorial Emergency Relief Fund

Financial assistance available for full-time residents of Athens, GA who regularly work in the music and entertainment industry and whose income was directly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and quarantine.

Georgia Council on the Arts

They'll distribute $5,000 to $20,000 depending on the budget size of the applicant organization. $5,000 to $20,000 depending on the budget size of the applicant organization. Deadline: May 26, 2020

Greater Columbus Arts Council COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grants for Artists 

The program is designed to assist artists of all disciplines living in Franklin County with the financial impacts of COVID-19.

Greater Nashville Artist Relief Fund

The Fund will be open to all artists at all levels of their careers, in a broad variety of disciplines, and will supply money help self-employed artists and artists employed/contracted by nonprofit arts and culture organizations in Greater Nashville recover from lost income due to the cancellation of scheduled gigs or opportunities (such as a commission, performance, contract, etc.), or due to layoff or furlough due to the March 3 tornados and/or COVID-19 precautionary measures. The first cycle of applications is now closed.

Hillsborough Artists Relief Program (HARP)

The intent for this fund is to provide financial assistance to Hillsborough County artists who are temporarily unable to meet their basic needs (General, including food, utilities, bills, childcare), Housing (rent, mortgage), Healthcare (insurance, medical bills).

Indy Arts COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund 

The Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund was created for individuals working in the arts sector and impacted by the current public health crisis. Primary concern is for the health and well being of individuals: specifically independent artists and staff working for small-to-midsize nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. This fund will provide rapid response $500 grants to help bridge the severe lost wages that make many in our creative community vulnerable.

Iowa Arts & Culture Emergency Relief Fund 

Grants of $1,000 will be awarded to eligible individual artist applicants. Grant funds provide financial relief to Iowa’s creative workers and organizations who have experienced a loss of opportunity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are awarded as general operating support to Iowa artists and organizations and may be used at the discretion of the grant recipient. Applications currently closed.

Lane County Artist Relief Fund  

Lane Arts Council created the Lane County Artist Relief Fund to aid individual artists who have lost work during the pandemic. Funding will be distributed to as many qualifying artists as possible, including visual artists, performing artists, literary artists, and event production workers.

LA Young Creatives Fund

In partnership with the Snap Foundation, MAF established the LA Young Creatives Fund to offer financial support to members of the creative economy whose work has been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. LA County residents who work in creative fields may be eligible to receive a $500 grant to help cover any pressing financial needs.

Maine Artist Relief Fund 

The Maine Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 to individual artists who live in Maine and whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Maine Visual Artist Emergency Grants

For visual or multi-disciplinary artists, art writers, or art collectives working in Maine whose practices or financial opportunities have been impacted by COVID-19. Applications currently closed.

Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Emergency Grants 

To be eligible for MSAC Emergency Grants, the artist must submit proof of ineligibility for Unemployment Insurance (UI) or proof that they have either exhausted UI benefits, (including Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance) or that UI benefits do not fully cover losses sustained as a result of the Governor’s declared State of Emergency in relationship to COVID-19.

Mass Cultural Council COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals

The purpose of the COVID-19 Relief Fund is to support individuals whose creative practices and incomes are adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Grants of $1,000 will be available to Massachusetts individual artists and independent teaching artists/humanists/scientists who have lost income derived from their work as a direct result of COVID-19 related cancellations and closures.

Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists

The Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists was established in 2013 through a legacy gift to the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County. Grants from this fund will be awarded to artists who live or work in Boulder County and meet any one or more of these priority groups: artists with unforeseen needs due to special circumstances, Artists of Color, artists with disabilities, Indigenous artists, New generation artists (18-30 years old). Grant awards will not exceed $3000. Art forms can include but are not limited to: Music, Theater, Dance, Film/Video, Literature, and Visual Art.

Mecklenburg Creatives Resiliency Fund

The Mecklenburg Creatives Resiliency Fund helps creative practitioners in Mecklenburg County recover from personal emergencies by helping pay an unanticipated, emergency expense or by augmenting lost income due to the cancellation of a specific, scheduled gig or opportunity (i.e. commissions, performances, contracts) due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures. ASC will provide flat $500 awards to applicants meeting the fund criteria as long as funding is available.

NC Artist Relief Fund

This fund has been created to support creative individuals who have been financially impacted by gig cancellations due to the outbreak of COVID-19. 

New Haven Creates Relief Fund 

The New Haven Creative Sector Relief Fund will distribute immediate financial assistance to individual creatives and arts institutions most impacted by the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Applicants can apply on a rolling basis to receive up to $1,000 based on their financial situation, with a priority for low-income individuals and small-budget arts organizations. Applications will be reviewed weekly and payments sent 2 days after review.

New Orleans Creative Response

To qualify, you must: be a practicing artist of any discipline (culture bearer, filmmaker, painter, performer, photographer, sculptor, writer, etc); have lived and worked in the greater New Orleans metro area for at least 12 months; have been impacted as result of the pandemic, and need funds to cover necessary living expenses such as food, housing, utilities, medical costs, or family care.

North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) CARES Fund

NDCA CARES Act Fund will disperse funds to individuals and organizations in North Dakota in need of financial support directly related to losses incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health State of Emergency Declaration issued by Governor Burgum on March 13, 2020. Individuals and organizations eligible for this funding are defined as those whose primary mission is to promote and provide connections through creative expression by sharing creative experiences, expressing our own creativity, or connecting us with others and ourselves. Deadline: May 18.

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) Quick Turn Around Grants

The NWMAC is currently awarding Quick Turn Around grants for COVID-19-related relief for artists in northwest Minnesota. These grants are for $500 for missed gigs and income due to the pandemic. Performing artists, writers, media artists, fine craft artists, and visual artists can apply if they are a permanent resident of the seven county service area of Northwest Minnesota.

NYC Low-Income Artist/Freelancer Relief Fund

Provides support for low-income, BIPOC, trans/GNC/NB/Queer artists and freelancers whose livelihoods are being effected by this pandemic in NYC. Click here also if you'd like to donate to the fund. The survey to request funds has reached capacity for this round. Please visit their page for updates on when they will reopen. 

NYC Small Business Services: Assistance & Guidance for Businesses Impacted Due to Novel Coronavirus

The City will provide relief for small businesses across the City seeing a reduction in revenue because of COVID-19. Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decreases of 25% or more will be eligible for zero interest loans of up to $75,000 to help mitigate losses in profit. The City is also offering small businesses with fewer than 5 employees a grant to cover 40% of payroll costs for two months to help retain employees.

Orange County Arts Support Fund

This is a money-in, money-out fund. The maximum grant that can be provided to one individual at this time is $600. The second round of grants is now open and the deadline to apply is midnight on Friday, May 15.

Pinellas Arts Community Relief Fund

The Pinellas Arts Community Relief Fund provides rapid response awards to meet the urgent needs, and provide immediate financial relief to Pinellas County artists, arts organizations and creative businesses who have been impacted by an emergency situation/disaster we are facing, and, should the need arise and the resources be available, for future emergency situations as well.

Pitt County Arts Relief Fund

The Arts Relief Fund has been created to support creative individuals and organizations in Pitt County who have been financially impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19.

Portland Area Artist Relief

This fund is currently for freelance/independent artists residing in the Portland tri-county area only. The counties are Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington. This fund is not for arts organizations or nonprofits. Applications paused temporarily. 

Propeller IMPACT Fund 2020

Open to artists in the Illinois counties of Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaPorte, McHenry & Will with a practice grounded in the visual arts, Propeller Impact Fund will distribute $500 unrestricted, one-time grants over four rounds of applications. The $500 grants are disbursed the month following each application deadline. A total amount of $56,000 will be disbursed over the four rounds. Applications now closed. Please apply during the next open cycle.

RACC Emergency Artist Relief Fund

RACC’s Emergency Fund for Individual Artists supports creative professionals who have experienced a financial loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund is open to artists at all levels of their careers, in a broad variety of disciplines. Applicants will be asked to submit evidence of their artistic practice, household income, and financial loss in the application. RACC will make awards up to $500 in order to support as many individual artists as possible, prioritizing those without access to other COVID-19 relief funds. Applicants must legally reside in RACC’s service area – Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties, Oregon.

Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis Artist Relief Fund

The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 or $1,000 to working artists who live in St. Louis City or St. Louis County whose immediate creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The RAC Artist Relief Fund is not currently taking applications. Applications will reopen once sufficient funds are received. 

Rhode Island Artist Relief Fund

The Rhode Island Artist Relief Fund will award grants of up to $1,000 to help artists, teaching artists, arts administrators and other freelance arts and culture workers stay housed, fed, and safe in this time. Applicant must be a Rhode Island resident for at least one year and remain be a resident upon receipt of any grant funding. Temporarily closing applications to the fund.

Rocket Relief Fund

Beginning May 1, ten eligible artists will be randomly selected each week to receive benefits until the funds are distributed. Applications may continue to be submitted and eligible applicants will be added to the pool until funds are distributed. Eligible artists must be within an 80-mile radius of Kansas City.

The Safety Net Fund

The Safety Net Fund is a non-profit designed to help support artists in the Bay Area during the COVID-19 crisis.

Sierra Arts Foundation Artist Relief Fund

This fund is for individual artists and arts nonprofits only who live and operate in Washoe County.

Seattle Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund

Hosted by Seattle Foundation, the COVID-19 Response Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak. The Fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.

Seattle Recovery Package

The initial support package is broken down into five components: Deferral of B&O Taxes; Assistance to Access SBA Loans; Expansion of Small Business Stabilization Fund; Relief for Utility Payments; and New Small Business Recovery Task Force. 

South Carolina Arts Commission Arts Emergency Relief Grants

Emergency funds to arts organizations and artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Southern Exposure Emergency Relief Fund

Southern Exposure, in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, is allocating a total of $60,000 to support Bay Area working artists in need right now. Sixty grants of $1,000 each will be made available to visual and multidisciplinary artists. Funds may be used to cover any needed expenses.

Spokane Artists & Creatives Emergency Fund

All disciplines and types of artists/creatives in Spokane that need support during this time can fill out a basic online form, which asks a basic series of questions about how you are being affected by COVID-19 and what support is necessary.

Tamarack Foundation Emergency Relief Program

If you are an artist that has been directly affected by a significant disaster such as flood, fire, or emergency medical needs, you may be eligible for the Tamarack Emergency Relief Program. The foundation offers grants and bridge loans of up to $5,000 for artist businesses on a rolling basis to help with these events. These funds are available to artists juried into the Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia retail facility in Beckley, WV

Torrington Collective NWCT Artist Emergency Relief Fund

This is an emergency fund created by the Torrington Collective for artists and creatives in the Northwest Connecticut community that are in need of support. All funds will go directly to artists in need in the form of micro-grants of $100.

The Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts

The Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts will distribute one-time unrestricted cash grants of $2,000 each to freelance, contract, or non-salaried archivists, art handlers, artist/photographer’s assistants, cataloguers, database specialists, digital assets specialists, image scanners/digitizers, and registrars. Applications will be accepted over three cycles starting Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

Vermont Rapid Response Artist Relief

The Vermont Rapid Response Artist Relief provides grants up to $500 to artists who have lost income due to the loss of a job or cancellation of a specific, scheduled gig or opportunity (e.g., commissions, performances, contracts, workshops, classes, etc.) because of COVID-19. Second round of funding is open to applications until May 13, 2020.

Women’s Center for Creative Work COVID-19 Emergency Health Grant For Artists

Low-income artists who work in any genre or medium, who identify as a woman, as trans or nonbinary, and/or as a person of color, who live in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside or San Bernardino Counties are eligible to apply. No longer accepting applications. They will update information on the page if more grants become available.

Artists’ Benevolence Fund - Laguna Beach, CA

The Artists' Benevolence Fund by the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival provides financial assistance to working artists who live in Laguna Beach and have suffered a catastrophic event that has resulted in financial hardship.

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS

Artist + Activist Relief Fund 

This fund, created by The Soze Foundation, TaskForce and Invisible Hand, will support artists and activists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19. We will be making $250 grants to selected applicants on an on-going basis.

SoundGirls CoronaVirus Relief

The SoundGirls CoronaVirus Relief Fund helps production techs across the globe that are now unemployed due to the CoronaVirus Pandemic by providing a small amount of aid to purchase necessities and slightly ease the stress.

The Orphan We Video Story Grant

The Orphan We grant is open to applicants who have an interesting life story to tell. We accept video stories up to 10 minutes long. The grant amount is $300. Artists and activists are welcome to apply. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are a part of marginalized groups. Deadline: June 14, 2020.

Duais Dìleab Chaluim Chille / The Colmcille Legacy Award

Culture, Heritage & Arts Assembly, Argyll & Isles (CHARTS) recently launched The Colmcille Legacy Award. The project offers monthly arts awards and online exhibitions to profile and support Gaelic artists work. The awards are a digital project to meet the social distancing challenges of Covid-19. They will celebrate Gaelic arts and culture using a range of arts media and themes related to Colmcille. The first deadline is July 14th. More details here.

GRANTS IN CANADA

National Arts Center and Facebook Canada

The Facebook-National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Artists will provide $100,000 in artists fees to support online performances between now and March 31, 2020, to help ease financial strain for those impacted by the closure of performance venues across Canada related to COVID-19.

National Theater School of Canada

The National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) is allocating $60,000 in support of emerging artists (as 80 grants of $750). These funds will be granted to theatre artists in training, or artists who have completed a theatre training program within the past five years, to present a piece of art online.

Canada Council Funding and Support for Artists

The Canadian government is offering a variety of support to artists who are affected by Coronavirus. For Canadian artists abroad there is a travel fund for artists to return to Canada. There are also Emergency Care Benefits for artists unable to earn money due to Coronavirus.

 

EUROPEAN GRANTS

The Flanders Agency

The Flanders Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is working to provide monthly stipends for self-employed people who are not able to work during Coronavirus. This monthly benefit is € 1,291.69 without family expenses and € 1,614.10 with family expenses during the months of March and April.

Kone Foundation 

The Kone Foundation is offering an at-home artist in a residency support program to fund artists over a three month period. Monthly funds range by artist experience, €2,400 (early career), €2,800 (mid-career), and €3,500 (experienced artist).

The Swedish Cultural Foundation and the Swedish Association in Finland

The Swedish Cultural Foundation and the Swedish Association for the Arts have each decided to direct € 200,000 to the new grant form "Culture in the meantime". In the spring, a total of € 400,000 will be distributed for art practitioners and cultural workers who are hit hard financially by the corona crisis.

The Civic Theater Ireland

The Civic Theater has created a fund to provide financial relief to Irish artists experiencing lost income related to COVID-19. Small grants of up to €500 will be paid rapidly on a first-come, first-served basis to affected artists and groups.

GRANTS IN THE UK

Arts Council of England

The Arts Council of England is providing £160 million of emergency funding available for those organizations and individuals who will need it during this crisis. The council is also making £20 million of financial support available to individuals ( artists, creative practitioners, and freelancers), so they can better sustain themselves, and their work, in the coming months.

South West Creatives – Corona Virus Impact Fund – (Bristol, England) 

Aiming to provide ten £200 hardship funds for any artists, practitioners and creative freelancers that cannot work during this time or who have been affected by cancellations or other impacts.

GRANTS IN ASIA

The Hong Kong Arts Development Council

The Hong Kong Arts Development Council is funding 150 million HK Dollars to subsidize arts organizations, groups, and practitioners having work from February to April impacted by COVID-19. This funding includes performances, exhibitions, rehearsals, preparation and post-event work.

Singapore Unbound Relief Fund (SURF) 

Creative writers, whether they are Singapore citizens living anywhere in the world or Permanent Residents of Singapore, may apply for a USD200/SGD280 grant from SURF with no strings attached. This fund is specifically intended to help those in dire need of immediate help.

GRANTS IN AUSTRALIA

2020 Resilience Fund

The 2020 Resilience Fund is designed to provide emergency relief to support the livelihoods, practice and operations of Australian artists, groups and organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding can be combined with relief offered by other arts funding agencies, government departments, support services and philanthropy. There are three streams you can apply for. Learn more here.

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL RELIEF LISTS & LINKS

Artwork Archive’s Financial Relief Resources for Artists During COVID-19

Freelance Artist Resource Producing Collective's COVID-19 and Freelance Artists

Ask your questions about the CARES Act with Americans for the Arts. They are hosting daily "office hours" on Zoom. Join every day between 11am-12pm EDT here. Available until May 15, 2020.
 

RESOURCES TO RUN AN ART CAREER ONLINE

Meditations to Ease the Artist’s Mind

Creative Prompts for Art Projects During Social Distancing

Tools to Run Your Art Business Online

How Artists Are Dealing with Coronavirus Cancellations

Digital Tools For Artists to Run a Remote Career During Coronavirus

How to Showcase Your Art Collection Online During the COVID-19 Shutdown

Webinar: Strategies for Running an Art Business During COVID-19

Webinar | Rallying Together: Resources to Support Artists During COVID-19

How to Host an Online Art Workshop

7 Email Templates Artists Can Use During Coronavirus

Why It's More Important Than Ever to Document Your Artwork

Cultivating a Creative Mindset During Quarantine


RESOURCES FOR STAYING CONNECTED WHILE SHELTERING-IN-PLACE

How to Experience Art & Culture During Coronavirus

Art Making Activities for Your Kids During COVID-19

Cultivating a Creative Mindset During Quarantine

Draw with Bren Bataclan

RESOURCES FOR COLLECTORS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Protect Your Art Investment During Crisis

Tips for Conducting an Online Artist Selection Panel

Checklists to Prepare for a Virtual Exhibit

How One Museum Moved its Exhibitions Online During COVID-19

RESOURCES TO SUPPORT THE ARTS

How to Support Artists and the Arts During COVID-19

Americans for the Arts' Response Center

Prosper Strategies' Resources for Nonprofits

UN's Open Call for Creatives

Art Handlers Support from Dietl

Arts for Resilience in Clinicians (ARC) project led by National Organization of Arts and Health (NOAH)

LEGAL & FINANCIAL RESOURCES DURING COVID-19

Contracts & "force majeure" clauses from Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

The IRS has extended the federal income tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020! For more info, visit the IRS's coronavirus response page.

Massachusett's Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts are waiving their service fees for artists and organizations facing financial hardships due to the coronavirus. Contact them here.

Guard yourself against COVID-19-related cyberattacks with this resource from Evolve MGA.

Forecast is offering pro bono consulting to public artists and public art program administrators during this pandemic. 

WEBINARS

If you miss a webinar, don't worry, most are recorded and available after the event.

Online briefing on how 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations can benefit from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act hosted by U.S. Chamber Foundation — March 30, 2020, 12:30pm EDT

Briefing for the Arts Field on the Stimulus Package hosted by Americans for the ArtsMarch 31, 2020, 3:00pm EDT

Coping with COVID: Livestreaming for Artists hosted by Creative CapitalMarch 31, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm EDT

Setting up an Emergency Fund hosted by Americans for the Arts – April 1, 2020, 3:00pm EDT

Coping with COVID: Financial Implications for Creative Individuals hosted by Creative Capital – April 7, 2020, 6:00-7:00pm EDT

How to Craft Meaningful & Mindful Digital Content in the Age of Coronavirus Hosted by the Cueseum, Canadian Museum of History, and North Carolina Museum of ArtApril 8, 2020 2:00 EDT

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and museums: impact, innovations and planning for post-crisisHosted by ICOM AND OECD, April 10, 2020, 8am EDT

EdCom Cares: Supporting Each Other in Uncertain Times Hosted by AAM, April 8, 2020, 2pm EDT

ARTWORK ARCHIVE WEBINAR: STRATEGIES FOR RUNNING AN ART BUSINESS DURING COVID-19April 9, 2020, 2:00pm EDT

Financial Strategies for Artists and Freelancers Impacted by COVID-19Hosted by Art World ConferenceTue, April 14, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Taxes for Artists, Freelancers & Creative Businesses  — Hosted by Art World Conference, Tue, April 21, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT

Rallying Together: Resources for Artists During COVID-19 — Hosted by Artwork Archive and CERF+, Tue, April 21, 2:00pm EDT

Coping with COVID: Centering Wellness and Self-Care for Creatives — Hosted by Creative Capital, Tue, April 21, 4:00pm EDT

Health Insurance Workshop for Artists and Arts Professionals — Hosted by Art World Conference, Tue, May 5, 5:30pm EDT

Managing Your Credit in A Time of Crisis — Hosted by Art World Conference, Tue, May 12, 5:30pm EDT

Museums Beyond Reopening: Thriving in Your New Normal — Hosted by Texas Historical Commission, Wed May 27, 11:00am EDT

New. Not Normal: Artists, the Creative Sector, and Innovation after the Pandemic — Hosted by Indiana University Center for Cultural Affairs, Mon June 8, 10:30am EDT

Leveraging Creativity presented by Indiana University Center for Cultural Affairs, Tues June 9, 9:00am EDT

The Vital Task of Adapting our Organizations During – and After- the Pandemic Webinars — Hosted by EMCArts, OnDemand

Coronavirus Response: Building a future that reimagines systems for justice — Hosted by Grantmakers in the Arts, Tues June 16, 2:00pm EDT

RESOURCES TO SUPPORT THE ARTS (fundraisers etc)

How to Support Artists and the Arts During COVID-19

Americans for the Arts' Response Center

Prosper Strategies' Resources for Nonprofits

UN's Open Call for Creatives

Art Handlers Support from Dietl

ArtsWave's Coronavirus Arts Hub

LEGAL & FINANCIAL RESOURCES DURING COVID-19

Contracts & "force majeure" clauses from Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

The IRS has extended the federal income tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020! For more info, visit the IRS's coronavirus response page.

Massachusett's Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts are waiving their service fees for artists and organizations facing financial hardships due to the coronavirus. Contact them here.

Guard yourself against COVID-19-related cyberattacks with this resource from Evolve MGA.

Forecast is offering pro bono consulting to public artists and public art program administrators during this pandemic. 

 

 

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