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About this document

Page One is a list of resources that
1) provide cash support (as opposed to things like access to healthcare)
2) are available to Seattle-based artists and/or arts organizations (some may also be open to folks outside of Seattle).

Page Two has a "list of lists" of other resources, many of which are much broader in scope.

Just a note: scammers are everywhere so always be cautious about giving out personal information if you are applying for funds as an individual artist.

Have updates? Feel free to send them to me at dontyouwishyouwere@gmail.com and I’ll keep this list updated as I have the bandwidth
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WhatWho
How Much is Available (total)
Who QualifiesWho is managing the fundsHow You ApplyNotesLink
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Arts Stabilization Fund (Part of the Arts Recovery Package)Seattle Mayor's Office$1M230+ organizations that receive funds from the Office of Arts and CultureOffice of Arts & CultureFunding is for 230+ organizations identified by the Office of Arts & Culture. The Office of Arts & Culture will reach out directly - there is no formal application process.The Mayor's $1.1M Arts Recovery Package includes the $1M Arts Stabilization Fund and two, $50,000 grants to efforts to support individual artists (GoFundMe campaign and Artist Trust campaign)https://artbeat.seattle.gov/2020/03/13/seattle-office-of-arts-culture-hosts-covid-19-webinar/
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Seattle Artists Relief Fund Among Covid 19 GoFundMe Campaign, also called the "Seattle Artists Relief Fund"Ijeoma Oluo and the Seattle Mayor's Office of Arts & CultureOngoing fundraisingIndividual artists (not organizations)Langstonhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LHJNLQVThe Mayor's Arts Recovery Package includes a $50,000 donation to this campaignhttps://www.gofundme.com/f/for-artists
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COVID-19 Artist Relief FundArtist TrustOngoing fundraisingIndividual artists (not organizations)Artist TrustIf you have questions about applying, please contact us via emailUnrestricted cash grants of $500 - $5000 for artists who have lost wages, gigs and can't pay living expenses. The Mayor's Arts Recovery Package includes a $50,000 to this campaign. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and selected weekly.https://artisttrust.submittable.com/submit?fbclid=IwAR3LxlcBCOevnZwu-yoSDKPc4E7Wji_20QCk5cyRUqDTtE2TgaRSl1F4yhg
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Cultural Relief Fund4Culture$1MCultural organizations and practitioners affected by COVID 19 closures and cancellations4Culturehttps://www.4culture.org/grants-artist-calls/cultural-relief-fund/?fbclid=IwAR2yeIw9qSAAucePKliNhux0nKk9K7vrm0bc62wwr0uyVLLz1ACiViq6aggThe first round of funding will be distributed beginning April 1 through May 15. Apply at any time within that time frame. Grants for undividuals are up to $2,000. Grants for Organizations are up to $5,000.
https://www.4culture.org/grants-artist-calls/cultural-relief-fund/?fbclid=IwAR2yeIw9qSAAucePKliNhux0nKk9K7vrm0bc62wwr0uyVLLz1ACiViq6agg
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COVID-19 Response FundSeattle FoundationOngoing fundraisingOrganizations in our region working with communities disproportionately impacted by coronovirus (but not Arts Orgs). Aimed at "Gig Workers" - some individual artists may qualify.Seattle FoundationThe King County Pandemic Community Advisory Group will select recipients. List of panelists can be found here: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/novel-coronavirus/pandemic-community-advisory-group.aspxThere is no application process. A community panel is allocating funds. The Seattle Foundation is holding the funds and providing advice/direction but the panel makes the decisions.https://www.seattlefoundation.org/communityimpact/civic-leadership/covid-19-response-fund
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COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund for LGBTQI+ BIPOC Folks GoFundMe CampaignAmita Swadhin and 2 othersOngoing fundraisingQueer, transgender, non-binary and/or intersex Black, Indigenous folks and other LGBTQI+ people of color (QTIBIPOC folks)Unknownhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/survey-closed/?sm=M6LJer2CxoWT2prUas0kXDWHhcfuOaGsntu2Fb9PSkLsoBEOU_2FiPRiJmYzzyWC_2BTOQFYEMwnBTDEpo7NOTJGfwGad4iKkQDFpYvVSLf6crM_3Dhttps://www.gofundme.com/f/covid19-relief-fund-for-lgbtqi-bipoc-folks
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Seattle Music Teachers Fund GoFundMe CampaignNate OmdalOngoing fundraisingMusic teachers living and working in Seattle. This fund is meant to help with income lost due to cancelled lessons and other non-performance music work.Unknownhttps://www.gofundme.com/f/seattle-music-teachers-fundhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6_qlbGNIoidC2YzmzdoKoStA4WEvRFPCHjNSx2cfHGcOzmw/viewform
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Emergency GrantsDramatists GuildTBDIndividual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwritersDramatists Guildhttps://dramatistsguildfoundation.submittable.com/submit/131953/emergency-grant-applicationhttps://dgf.org/programs/grants/grants-for-writers/
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Covid-19 Arts Emergency Relief FundArtsFundOne-time, emergency relief payments. Award amounts will vary. Fundraising is ongoing. Additional rounds of grants will be made depending on resource availability. They have about $1.5 now and hope to have $2M in hand to make a first round of relief grants. A stretch goal of $5M would allow them to make two rounds of grants. If they are able to garnder additional money from public sources they will transition the fund to focus on longer term recovery efforts.King County-based nonprofits already in ArtsFund’s cultural partners
network of 118 organizations are eligible to receive the funding.
ArtsFundArtsFund will work closely with an advisory committee to make grants that respond to the most immediate and critical needs among arts and cultural organizations. Members of the advisory committee will be selected based on their active knowledge and understanding of the arts sector. Organizaitons will answer a brief questionnaire expressing interest in the fund and providing some basic information about COVID-19’s impact on their operations, as well as the specific impact grant funds would have. The advisory committee will review the organizations’ responses to determine how the available funds can have the greatest impact in the near term. For organizations that typically receive ArtsFund operating grants, previously collected information on organizational finances will also be considered. The advisory committee will develop the initial list of potential grantees. Recommendations will be refined based on resource availability. ArtsFund plans to distribute the grants in April.Announced via press release 3/20https://www.artsfund.org/
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Bank of America Emergency ReliefBank of America$100MTBDBank of AmericaOrganizations should work with their local contacts.
https://newsroom.bankofamerica.com/press-releases/community-development/bank-america-commits-100-million-support-communities-around
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The Actors FundActors Fund (national organization)Fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespanIndividual artists with at least five years of industry paid employment with earnings of at least $6,500 for three out of the last five years OR a minimum of 20 years of industry paid employment with a minimum of 10 years of earnings of at least $5000.Actors FundOn their website - fill out a form or callSee their website for requirementswww.actorsfund.org
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Art and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency FundUnknownUnknownThose pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income
has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund is for
those who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).
Unknownhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfv4AazvLFVUNAgXoxqBqfZ7jJVkrMroa-CET6Vt6XygR-CaQ/viewform?fbzx=-4853052738416819587We will disburse funds in the amount of US $200 per person, on a first-come-first-served basis.
We will be accepting funds indefinitely.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfv4AazvLFVUNAgXoxqBqfZ7jJVkrMroa-CET6Vt6XygR-CaQ/viewform?fbzx=-4853052738416819587
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Rauschenberg Emergency GrantsNew York Foundation for the ArtsUnknownVisual and media artists and choreographers who are U.S. citizens or
permanent residents in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories.
New York Foundation for the Artshttps://apply.nyfa.org/submit/0696520d-f013-454d-8846-8da806d3920a/rauschenberg-emergency-grantsOne-time cash grants of up to $5,000 to cover expenses caused by one-time, unexpected medical emergencies. Not for lost wages.https://apply.nyfa.org/submit/0696520d-f013-454d-8846-8da806d3920a/rauschenberg-emergency-grants
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Artist Relief ProjectFundraiser for Artly World Nonprofit by Myranda Harris and Roshan Manjunath GowdaUnknownAny artist in any discipline who has
been impacted by COVID19-related cancellations and closures may apply
for assistance. Stipends and support will be given on a first-come,
first-serve basis, with the only limitation being how much money we are
able to raise.
Artly World Nonprofit by Myranda Harris and Roshan Manjunath Gowdahttps://www.facebook.com/donate/142348897111761/2901820116523154/Half of the proceeds from this
fundraiser will be used to provide artists on a first-come, first-serve
basis with a one-time, no-questions-asked stipend of $200. The other half of the funds will be used to help artists in need transition to more long-term solutions via alternative marketing platforms and strategies.
https://www.facebook.com/donate/142348897111761/2901820116523154/
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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' COVID-19 Emergency Assistance FundBroadway Cares$1MUnknownBroadway CaresTBDHelping entertainment professionals meet coronavirus-related expenses and other challenges brought about by the evolving pandemic. Helps those onstage and behind the scenes get health care, emergency financial assistance and counseling. Managed through the social service programs of The Actors Fund, including emergency financial assistance, health insurance, counseling and the operation of The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts. These services are available to everyone in the performing arts and entertainment industry.https://donate.broadwaycares.org/campaign/covid-19-emergency-assistance-fund/c276873
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Muslim Artist Activist FundPillars$15,000Muslim artistsUnknownhttps://pillarsfund.org/rapid-response-fund/A rapid response fund to support the personal expenses of Muslim artists
and activists whose livelihoods are being negatively impacted by this
current moment. We will be making $500 grants to individuals through a
short application process. "The $500 grants are for individual artists and activists who identify as Muslim and who are in the United States. We are aiming to keep the application and distribution process as transparent, simple, and quick as possible."
https://twitter.com/pillars_fund/status/1242866894790590465?fbclid=IwAR2PaN2PIJ6wA977nthewf_dbl-aOJGCjlpKaOauJEme3UfOsqaGSfBL_CY
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COVID-19 Relief FundFoundation for Contemporary ArtsUnknownContemporary artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 virus. See their website for specifics.Foundation for Contremporary Artshttps://foundationforcontemporaryarts.submittable.com/signup?returnUrl=%2fsubmit%2fb9feb8b2-3b40-4a12-bee3-b0e71294d17f%2fcovid-19-relief-fund-applicationTemporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been
impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances
and exhibitions. If you are unsure about whether your work is
experimental, you can see other artists we have supported on their Instagram and our website. Not totally clear what the application process is or how they make decisions.
https://foundationforcontemporaryarts.submittable.com/submit/b9feb8b2-3b40-4a12-bee3-b0e71294d17f/covid-19-relief-fund-application?fbclid=IwAR1dSRhVdsvYygAiQxOEeW2tJEu6MvC64viFazrzod2r4hsGp0fnb5qoO3s
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COVID-19 Fund @ Sweet ReliefSweet Relief Musicians FundUnknownIn addition to filling out an aplication you will need to provide supplementary documentation proving that at least 50% of all income comes from working within the music community, proof of cancellations and bookings, and other info. See sute fir details.Unknownhttps://www.sweetrelief.org/request-assistance.htmlDONOR-DIRECTED FUND with a limited amount of funds available to be used specifically for musicians and music industry workers affected by the Coronavirus. Funds raised will go towards medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work.https://www.sweetrelief.org/covid-19-fund.html?fbclid=IwAR05tM9ee9zJxwgVieq3N6n1aJHnwhjdBBGwR_ER9gGwuNOsa5KX2pm5Li4
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$75 to NEA from the Federal Government's $2 Trillion relief packageNEA$75MTBD by each state agencyEach individual state agency (in Washington state: ArtsWA)Rules around the manner of how we as the state will distribute monies we receive from the NEA will be forthcoming. As soon as they know details, ArtsWA will plan their own process in terms of complying with the rules, but focusing on getting monies out quickly. 40% of $75 million will be divided up 56 ways (to state and territory agencies) with some accounting for population numbers and a couple of other factors – so not a huge amount will be distributed by the states. The balance of 60% will be available directly from the NEA to organizations - most likely in the form of operating support grants - but no specifics yet. TBD
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