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About this document

PAGE ONE is a list of resources that
1) are available to Seattle-based artists (some may also be open to folks outside of Seattle).
2) provide cash support (as opposed to things like access to healthcare)

PAGE TWO is a list of resources that are available to Seattle-based arts organizations (some may also be open to folks outside of Seattle).

PAGE THREE 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
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Who QualifiesWho is managing the fundsHow You ApplyNotesLink
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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.
https://www.4culture.org/grants-artist-calls/cultural-relief-fund/?fbclid=IwAR2yeIw9qSAAucePKliNhux0nKk9K7vrm0bc62wwr0uyVLLz1ACiViq6agg
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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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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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Artist ReliefA coalition of national arts grantmakers. Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National YoungArts Foundation, and United States ArtistsThe fund will launch with $10 million, consisting of $5 million in seed funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation matched with $5 million in initial contributions from an array of foundations across the United States.Practicing artists able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to their work, careers, and a public audience; Experiencing dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic; 21 years of age or older; Able to receive taxable income in the U.S.; Residing and working in the U.S. for the last two years; Not a full-time employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of any of the coalition partners; Not previously awarded a relief grant from this fund.Artist Relief coalition partnershttps://artistrelief.submittable.com/submitArtist 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. Their goal is to give $5,000 to 100 artists every week until September.https://www.artistrelief.org/
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