Artist Emergency Fund Application
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- To be eligible for this program, an artist must demonstrate need and a professional relationship to documentary filmmaking. "Professional" is defined as having produced and/or directed at least one, completed nonfiction film or media project that was publicly exhibited in a curated and/or noncommercial environment, including online and/or physical programs. (Please note that for an online project to be considered it must have been acquired by a streaming distributor)
- Artists must reside in any U.S. State, Territory, or Indian Nation, and/or be able to receive and cash a check.
- Currently enrolled students are not eligible to apply for funding.

This program will support one-time requests of up to $1,000 for immediate financial assistance due to unexpected personal needs or loss, such as those related to health, employment or legal matters, including substantial losses caused by accidental or natural disaster resulting in physical trauma or loss of personal property.

This program does not fund project-based expenses such as production, project supplies, travel, insurance, research, tuition, professional development or screening fees. This program does not fund activities considered as taxable income by the IRS, such as replacement of income (e.g. late paycheck).

To ensure your anonymity, personal identifying information (name, social security, contact information, banking details, etc.) are kept strictly confidential. Your demographic information is optional and collected solely for fund administration and program reporting purposes.

Qualifying applications are reviewed on a rolling basis by an anonymous advisory board comprised of industry professionals across the U.S. In some cases, we may contact you via email or phone to request additional clarifying information. AmDoc will notify you of funding decision within one month of submission via the contact email provided, at which point the applicant must digitally submit a certifying statement with documentation of need in order to disperse award.

For questions or assistance submitting this form, please contact us at: No calls please.”
Email address *
Are you a nonfiction mediamaker who is residing in and/or able to receive and cash a check in any U.S. State, Territory, or Indian Nation? *
If YES, you will be asked to verify your professional relationship to documentary filmmaking in a work sample section.
Are you currently an enrolled student? *
Currently enrolled students (including graduate students) are not eligible to apply for funding at this time.
Are you experiencing a short- or long-term unexpected emergency requiring immediate relief or assistance due to unforeseen personal calamities? *
If YES, you will be asked to describe your emergency in the statement of need section. Examples include, but are not limited to, eviction, illness and natural disasters.
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