Creative Response Artist Relief Application
Central Georgia is a community which values artists and creatives whose work enriches our lives. The recently completed 2020 Cultural Plan for Macon, informed by community leaders, artists, arts organizations and educators, affirmed the value and economic impact of this sector.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused hardships for many artists and creative professionals and will continue to create challenges for quite some time. Rising to challenges, Macon Arts Alliance has established the Creative Response Fund to provide direct support to individual creatives in Central Georgia.
The Creative Response Fund will distribute grants from $500 to $1,000 to artists and creative professionals facing financial emergencies due to COVID-19. The fund has been seeded by a generous $40,000 grant from the Central Georgia COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund.
Applications will be reviewed as received. Please note, as of June 5, 2020 the Creative Response Artist Relief Fund has been depleted. Please continue to apply for relief if needed and funds will be distributed as they are raised on a first come, first served basis.
Eligible artist applicants must:
• Reside and work in Bibb, Baldwin, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, or Twiggs County
• Be a practicing creative able to demonstrate a current and sustained commitment to their work, career, and their audience
• Rely on a significant portion of their income from artistic endeavors
• Be experiencing acute financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic
• Be 21 years of age or older
All applications will be kept confidential
Please tell us about yourself.
Your legal name
Your residential zip code
Your artist, band, or business name (if applicable)
Which best describes your creative industry?
Visual Art (e.g., installation, painting, performance art, photography, sculpture, sound art, video)
Music (e.g., composers, producer, musicians, vocalist in all genres)
Craft (e.g., ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metals, textiles)
Film (e.g., animation, documentary, episodic, experimental, narrative)
Design (e.g., fashion, graphic, industrial, object)
Theater, Dance & Performance (e.g., dancers, choreographers, directing, experimental, live action, playwriting, puppetry, tactical and site performance)
Community arts (e.g., public art, creative placemaking, social practice art)
Writing and Literature (e.g., criticism, fiction, graphic novels, nonfiction, poetry)
Please describe your artistic practice, how long you've been a practicing creative, work you've completed, projects you've done, and the scope of your audience.
1000 Character with spaces max
Please describe specifically how you earn income from your creative work. (e.g., arts sales in galleries, paid performances, art shows, commissioned work, teaching classes, etc.
750 Character max
What was your gross income in 2019?
This is the total amount of money you made from your artistic work AND any other part- or full-time jobs you worked before taxes.
Please tell us about the impact COVID-19 has had on your livelihood.
Please share the actual financial loss that you have experienced as a result of not being able to do or sell creative/artistic work as a result of COVID-19 to date.
Financial loss includes things like canceled performances, comissisions, events, contracts, or sales that were already committed.
Is there anything else you would like to tell us about how COVID-19 has impacted your livelihood?
Questions and Comments?
If you have more information to share, questions, or would like to get involved, please email
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