The Actor's FundAn assistance program with counseling and emergency funds for professional actors.
Ad Relief of Greater Los Angelesfor LA-area employees of the advertising, promotions, and communications industries
Adolph & Esther Gottlieb FoundationEmergency financial assistance to professional (10+ years of expereince) painters, printmakers, and sculptors. Average $5000, not to exceed $15000.
AGMA Relief FundEmergency relief funding for members of the American Guild of Musical Artists. Members
AlternateROOTSfor members of AlternateROOTS between January 1, 2015-March 16, 2020
Alliance of Artist CommunitiesIn the event of an emergency, the Alliance can offer support for artists by connecting them with our diverse network of residency programs across the country. By providing the time, space, and support that residencies offer, artists can focus on their work, reflect, and renew their creative practice during an especially challenging time.
American Federation of Musiciansfor disabled AFM members
American Society of Journalists & Authors Writers Emergency Assistance FundHelping established freelance writers across the country who, because of advanced age, illness, disability, a natural disaster, or an extraordinary professional crisis, are unable to work. Membership in ASJA not required. No grants to beginning freelancers seeking funding for writing projects; no grants to fund works-in-progress of any kind. Maximum grant: $3,500.
Anonymous Was A Woman Emergency ReliefAnonymous Was A Woman (AWAW) has partnered with the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) to launch an emergency relief grant program to support artists impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The program will distribute $250,000 in unrestricted grants, up to $2,500 apiece, to artists who have experienced financial hardship from loss of income or opportunity as a direct result of the crisis.
Arizona Collaborativefor Arizona Artists and Arts Professionals
Artist ReliefArtist 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.
Artist Relief ProjectAny artist in any discipline who has been impacted by COVID19-related cancellations and closures may apply for assistance.
Artist Relief Tree
Artists FellowshipThe Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship. Primarily serving artists in New York.
Artists' Relief Fund- SEATTLECrowdsourced relief fund for freelance artists in Seattle, WA.
Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency FundThe Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund is intended to help those 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).
Arts for IllinoisAll of the funds will go directly to artists and arts organizations.
Arts Greensborofor Greensboro, NC artists
Arts Work Fund for Organizational DevelopmentThe Arts Work Fund is temporarily shifting its grantmaking to unrestricted general operating support to arts and cultural organizations that are struggling with immediate lost revenue and non-recoverable expenses due to COVID-19. All other grantmaking is on hold.
Author's Leauge FundEmergency grants for writers.
Behind the ScenesBehind the Scenes will accept applications from anyone who has been hospitalized with Covid-19 and is in financial need.
Bluegrass Trust FundEmergency funding for professional bluegrass musicians.
The Blues FoundationHART Fund: Emergency funding for blues musicians,
Bonfils Stanton FoundationUnrestricted emergency funding is being provided to 43 arts & culture organizations who have received general operating and program support from Bonfils-Stanton Foundation in the past 18 months. These Denver-based organizations offer ongoing public arts & culture programming and are at risk for earned revenue loss due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Boston Artist's Relief FundEmergency funding for artists living in Boston, MA. Between $500-$1000.
Boston Singers Relief FundEmergency fund specifically for singers in Boston, MA.
Boulder County Arts AllianceGrants from this fund will be considered from artists who live or work in Boulder County
California Relief FundResources for California reesidents currently struggling in the Covid-19 outbreak.
Cambridge Community Foundationfor artists in Cambridge, MA
Carnegie Fund for AuthorsThe applicant must be an American author who has published at least one full-length work — fiction or nonfiction — that has been published by a mainstream publisher.
Cerf+Emergency Assistance for artists.
Clayton Memorial Medical FundThe fund helps professional science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery writers living in the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska deal with the financial burden of medical expenses.
Colorado Artist Relief FundThese funds will provide grants of up to $1,000 to individual Colorado artists whose incomes are being adversely affected due to cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative work.
The Columbus FoundationEmergency funding for nonprofit organizations in Columbus, OH.
Creative CapitalList of artist resources and emergeny relief funds.
Crosshatch Artist Emergency Fundindividual artists (not non-profits or institutions) who earn 33% or more of their income from their art, who have lost income because of COVID-19 related cancellations, and who live in the 5-county area of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau.
The Dancers FundEmergency funding for professional dancers in Chicago. Mostly based on health related needs.
Dramatists Guild FoundationEregency funding for writers, playwrights, composers, and lyricists.
Durham Artist Relief FundEmergency funding for artists and arts presenters in Durham, NC who have been financially impacted by cancellations due to COVID-19, with priority given to to BIPOC artists, transgender & nonbinary artists, and disabled artists.
The Episcopal Actor's GuildRelief fund for professional theatre artists in NYC.
Equal SoundRelief funding for musicians in emergency.
Erie Arts & CultureErie, PA region creative and cultural professionals
For The People Artists CollectiveOffering emergency microgrants of up to $500 to Illinois-based artists and freelancers of color whose income has been affected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
FormatA $25,000 fund to help photographers impacted by COVID-19.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency grants between $200-$2500.
Frederick Artist Relief FundCrowdsourced emergency funding for artists. Gives up to $500.
Freelancer COVID-19 Emergency FundIf you’re a creative freelancer who has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 virus and resulting public response, you can apply below for temporary assistance through the fund.
Freelancers UnionHow freelancers can claim paid sick leave in a coronavirus emergency
Fulcrum FundEmergency relief grants are for self-identified visual or multi-disciplinary artists (including graduate students) who are 21 years of age and older that have lost income from cancellations and closures as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Artists based within an 80-mile radius of Albuquerque (including Santa Fe, Española, Grants and Socorro) are encouraged to apply.
Greater Columbus (OH) Arts CouncilToday, the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) announced the creation of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief for Artists grant program.
Greater Pittsburgh Arts CouncilArtists and creative workers living in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, Lawrence, Indiana, Greene, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland counties are eligible to request up to $500.
The Haven FoundationEmergency funds for professional artists in crisis.
The Hero InitiativeEmergency funding for comic creators in need.
Hollywood Support Staff Relief FundEmergency funding for artistic support staff in the greater Los Angeles region.
Homegirl Emergency FundThis fund is open to women, non-binary, and gender expansive folks.
Indie Theatre Fund (NYC)Emergency fund for indie theatre artists in NYC, prioritizing individuals and companies whose budget is less than $250k
Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief FundThe fund will provide nearly 800 rapid response grants to bridge the severe lost wages
Jazz Foundation Emergency funding for professional jazz musicians.
Jazz Musicians Emergency FundThe JMEF is committed to helping jazz professionals, especially older musicians, overcome their hard times and to help them get back on their feet, making emergency funds available for immediate needs. They have programs for housing and emergency assistance, a network of pro bono medical care providers, and disaster relief.
Joan Mitchell Foundationprovides emergency support to US-based visual artists working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and/or drawing, who have suffered significant losses after natural or man-made disasters that have affected their community.
Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery FundThe Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund will prioritize community-based organizations serving the greater Kansas City region.
Kinkade Family FoundationThe Kinkade Family Foundation is proud to administer a new Emergency Grant for curators who are developing projects that promote artwork of contemporary and experimental nature.
Local 802Emergency relief funding for members of Local 802 musicians.
Max’s Kansas City ProjectMax’s Kansas City Project provides emergency funding and resources to professionals in the creative arts who live in New York state. Individuals who have made their living through their art form, either professionally or personally, and demonstrate a financial need for medical aid, legal aid, or housing. The maximum grant is $1,000.
Mayer FoundationNeed-based grants for visual artists in NYC. Not an emergency fund resource for Covid-19 specifically, but giving is specifically tailored to artists struggling financially.
Mecklenburg Creatives Resiliency FundThe 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.
Minnesota: Springboard For The ArtsThe Emergency Relief Fund exists to meet the emergency needs of artists living in Minnesota. The Fund helps to support artists with personal emergencies and to support artists who want to respond to emergencies in their own communities.
Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund (MDRF) for CoronavirusThe MDRF funds both short and long-term needs that arise within communities, due to coronavirus or future disasters that occur within the state of Minnesota.
Motion Picture and Television FundWe provide temporary financial assistance for needs created or complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We can help with issues including health insurance, mental health assistance, rent, food, and other essentials.
MRAC Emergency Relief FundMN-Specific: The Emergency Relief Fund provides grants of up to $2,500 for immediate expense needs (salaries, artist fees, etc) due to loss of earned income because of COVID-19 for arts organizations and informal arts groups with budgets under $400,000 that are located in the 7-county metropolitan area: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties.
MusiCaresEmergency funding for musicians up to $1000.
Music Maker Relief FoundationHelps the pioneers and forgotten heroes of Southern musical traditions gain recognition and meet their day to day needs. Criteria for recipients is they be rooted in a Southern musical tradition, be 55 years or older and have an annual income less than $18,000. Musician Sustenance – Grants for necessities such as food, medical needs, housing. Emergency Relief – Substantial one-time grants to recipients in crisis (medical, fire, theft, etc.).
Musicians FoundationEmergency funding for professional musicians between $500-$3000.
Mutual Aid NYCNetwork of groups organizing to provide aid and support to New Yorkers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Music Solidarity FundNew Music Solidarity Fund to offer $500 emergency grants to performers of music by living composers impacted by COVID-19 cancelations
New Orleans Business Alliancea relief fund to meet the needs of gig economy workers who have been directly impacted via loss of
New York Foundation for the ArtsThis particular organization doesn't give funders, but has a long list of partnered organizations currently giving emergency funds.
North Carolina Artist's Relief FundEmergency funding for artists and presenters in North Carolina.
Northstar Church of the ArtsIf you are an artist, living in Durham, in need of support due to cancellations from the coronavirus outbreak, please fill out this form.
Passim Emergency Artist Relief FundTo assist musicians in our community who are in dire need of financial aid due to the COVID-19 pandemic
PEN AmericaEmergency fund for writers.
PITTSBURGH: Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council’s Artist Emergency FundThe Emergency Fund for Artists will now provide up to $500 in assistance to artists experiencing loss of income due to the coronavirus outbreak in Pittsburgh, PA.
Poets In NeedAssistance is given only in cases of current financial need that is in exces of unrelated to the recipient's normal economic situation and that is the result of recent emergency (due, for example, to fire, flood, eviction, or a medical crisis).
Rauschenberg Emergency GrantsEmergency grants for artists up to $5000.
ReCAST MinneapolisCOVID-19 Emergency Mental Health Fund. Our goal is to provide short term relief to those who are experiencing crisis and whose ability to receive in person help is either limited or not existent at this time. Providers may apply between $2500 - $7500 to meet these needs.
The Record Companyfor Boston area musicians
Red Dirt Relief FundEmergency funds for musicians in Oklahoma.
Safety Net FundThe Safety Net Fund is a non-profit designed to help support artists in the Bay Area during the COVID-19 crisis.
Sawdust Art Festivalfor artists living in Laguna Beach
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of AmericaOffers interest-free loans to members facing unexpected medical expenses.
Screen Actor's GuildEmergency funding for guild members located in New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Michigan, Missouri Valley, Nashville, New England, New Orleans, New York, Ohio-Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Twin Cities and Washington-Mid Atlantic. Members
SF Arts and Artists Relief FundSan Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) and Grants for the Arts (GFTA) have launched an emergency relief fund—the San Francisco Arts & Artists Relief Fund—to mitigate COVID-19 related financial losses that artists and small to mid-size arts and culture organizations have suffered.
The Seattle FoundationA response fund for organizations working on with populations more likely to be affected by Covid-19. Exclusive to Seattle, WA.
Seasons of Concern ChicagoThe Biscotto Miller Fund exists to provide short term emergency financial assistance to members of the Chicago Theatre Community who are in need due to incapacitating illness, injury or health related circumstance
Shade Literary ArtsQueer writers of color relief fund -- crowdfunding campaign.
Small Business AssociationFederal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners and Renters
Support Black, Trans, Indigenous, Two-Spirit ArtistsIndividual grants specifically for Black, Trans, Indigenous, Two-Spirit Artists in the Twin Cities, MN.
The Soze Foundation & TaskForceArtist + Activist Relief Fund supports artists with small emergency grants of $250.
Springboard for the ArtsThe Personal Emergency Relief Fund helps artists in Minnesota recover from personal emergencies by helping pay an unanticipated, emergency expense.