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ACTIVE or CLOSEDNAME OF PROGRAM
Organization / Fund Type
FUNDING AVAILABLEKIND OF ARTISTRESIDENCY REQUIREMENTAPP DIFFICULTYORG LINKLINK TO APPELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTSLAST UPDATE
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ACTIVE
due: 3/5/21
Cultural Solidarity Fund
Leimay/The Indie Theater Fund
MEDIUM
$500
All artistsNYCEASY
https://www.culturalsolidarityfund.org/get-a-grant/
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScpP8jQ_Qg5w-juNmoHnTWSdsbNO5l9f6I3IFbpejG2S2hpUg/viewform
The CSF is open to all artists and anybody working in any capacity in the arts/cultural non-profit or community-based sector, including museums.
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ACTIVE
due: Mondays
NYC Dancers Relief Fund (COVID-19)
The Dance Union
LARGE
$500-$1,000
DancersNYCMEDIUM
https://www.gofundme.com/f/dancers-relief-fund-covid19
https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5512939/NYC-Dancers-Relief-Fund-COVID-19
Must be a freelance dance artist who has suffered financial losses due to the spread of the COVID-19 and government enforced social restrictions. Priority will be given to POC, disabled, Trans/NB, and dance artists w/o access to emergency funds due to immigration status. 12/13
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ACTIVE
Due: 3/11/21
Solidarity Fund 2.0
Alternate ROOTS
MEDIUM-LARGE
$500-$5,000
All artists and cultural worksMaryland, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington D.CEASY
https://alternateroots.org/solidarity-fund-2/
Must be an individual artist or cultural worker living in ARKANSAS, KENTUCKY, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA; 18 years or older; must have experienced an unexpected financial emergency or hardship specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic.2/4
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ACTIVE
Due: 3/15/21
FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
LARGE
$2,000
Contemporary & Experimental ArtistsNationalMEDIUM
https://foundationforcontemporaryarts.submittable.com/submit/169648/fca-emergency-grants-covid-19-fund-2-0
For experimental artists; must demonstrate lost income from an engagement that has been canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic; Must have a U.S. Tax ID Number (SSN, EIN, ITIN, or other)12/9
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ACTIVEBoston Singers' Relief Fund
Boston Singers Resource
MEDIUM
up to $500
SingersNew England (ME, NH, VT, CT, MA, RI)MEDIUM
https://www.bostonsingersresource.org/programs/bsrf/application
Direct Application Link
New England-based singers whose classical performances were cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19 are eligible to apply. Email all documents and any questions to info@bostonsingersresource.org12/9
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ACTIVECovid-19 Financial Solidarity Spreadsheet
N/A
MEDIUM <$500All artists / individualsnot specifiedEASY
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1FBEU0cdAGpScU0JrOlYFm8FrY1Bjr0_HsyW4hWOj74I/htmlview#
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1FBEU0cdAGpScU0JrOlYFm8FrY1Bjr0_HsyW4hWOj74I/htmlview#
If your livelihood is being directly impacted by the Coronavirus crisis and you need support, post requests on this spreadsheet. If you are a white-collar employee working from home and still being paid your full salary, fulfill the requests below. Guidelines and FAQs here12/9
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ACTIVESweet Relief Muscians Fund
Sweet Relief
MEDIUM
$400
Musicians and Music Industry WorkersNationalMEDIUM
https://www.sweetrelief.org/covid-19-fund.html?mc_cid=52750488dd&mc_eid=b1eb9ba3ef&fbclid=IwAR3Pv9nQCBqHnSguoFQ6AKkJq3fGirZ-ojZA4aqq9f_T9E6qMdo7bJn1JDc
https://www.sweetrelief.org/request-assistance.html
Must provide a completed Sweet Relief application; documentation showing that at least 50% of income comes from working within the music community; Proof of cancellations and bookings and/or relevant medical documentation12/9
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ACTIVENewport Festival Musician Relief Fund
Newport Festival
MEDIUM
$300 and up
MusiciansNational (preference to Rhode Island)EASY
https://www.newportfestivals.org/musician-relief-fund
https://form.jotform.com/NewportFestivals/nffmusicianrelief
Our focus and priority will be on musicians who have played the Newport Jazz or Folk Festivals and those in our Rhode Island community. All other applications will be considered on a case by case basis. 12/9
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ACTIVETheater Community Benevolent Fund
N/A
LARGE
$500-$1,500
Theater practitionersBostonMEDIUM
http://www.tcbf.org/?page_id=6
http://www.tcbf.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/TCBF-Individual-Application-Revised-Nov-2020.pdf
Must be an active theater practitioner with established and documented history of theatrical performance, directing, design, writing, production, or administration in the Boston area, and be facing occurrences of a catastrophic nature with limited or no resources12/9
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ACTIVEMHA COVID-19/Tornado Relief Grant
Music Health Alliance
MEDIUM
$250 per month/max $500
Music professionalsNationalMEDIUM
https://www.musichealthalliance.com/covid-19-resources/
https://www.musichealthalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVID-19Tornado-Relief-Grant-Application.pdf
Must have at least 3 years of music industry employment; be able to document loss of income from the Nashville tornado or COVID-19; provide most recent bank statement or health insurance monthly premium documentation if applicable12/9
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ACTIVEWriters' Emergency Fund
PEN America
LARGE
$500-$1,000
Professional writersNationalMEDIUM
https://pen.org/writers-emergency-fund/
https://pen.submittable.com/submit/f747b2b1-8436-46cb-a069-bb0c2ed086b9/writers-emergency-fund-2020
Must provide proof of professional writing i.e. published books, works in recent pieces in literary anthologies/journals, a professionally produced full-length play; recent employment as full-time journalist, columnist, critic, consistently published freelance author; contracted forthcoming works12/9
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ACTIVEACM Lifting Lives COVID19 Response Fund
ACM Lifting Lives
UnspecifiedCountry MusiciansNationalUnspecified
https://www.acmliftinglives.org/covid-19-relief
At least (2) two years of employment in the country music industry12/9
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ACTIVENashville Filmmakers COVID-19 Relief Fund
GoFundMe Fund
MEDIUM
$600
FilmmakersNashville, TN EASY
https://www.gofundme.com/f/nashville-filmmakers-covid19-relief-fund
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LB9QB6N
Requires proof of Nashville residency; documentation showing current loss of pay due to COVID-19 related shut-downs, delays or cancellations; and proof of a submitted unemployment application12/9
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ACTIVERedDirt Relief Fund
Red Dirt
MEDIUM
$250
MusiciansOklahomaEASY
http://www.reddirtrelieffund.org/uncategorized/rdrfcovid-19/
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSqcmDlK4aJXaNU1TtfIRFYMyR4UaiHnpgS0IEEwI6FY2K0A/viewform
Current Oklahoma residents who have sustained a financial loss of at least $1,000 due to cancelled or postponed gigs related to COVID-19 and have worked in the music business for the past 5 years. 12/9
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ACTIVEFrederick Artist Relief Fund
N/A
MEDIUM
$250 - $500
All ArtistsFrederick County,
Maryland
EASY
https://www.gofundme.com/f/give-to-the-frederick-artist-relief-fund
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N6YG8TZ
We welcome applications from all artists living in Frederick, but will prioritize lower income artists. 12/9
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ACTIVEMusicans Foundation Emergency Fund
Musicians Foundation
SMALL
up to $200
MusiciansNationalMEDIUM
https://musiciansfoundation.org
https://musiciansfoundation.org/apply/
Must have worked as a professional musician (musician/music educator) for 5+ years in U.S.; be in serious need due to emergency situation (i.e. personal, medical, family crisis, natural disaster, etc); provide tax documentation (1040 or Schedule C) proving professional experience12/9
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ACTIVEAuthors League Fund
Authors League Fund
UnspecifiedAuthors, dramatists, journalists, poetsNational + American writers living abroadHARD
https://authorsleaguefund.org/apply/
https://authorsleaguefund.formstack.com/forms/application
For career writers with a substantial body of work (authors, dramatists, journalists, and poets) who are experiencing an emergency and struggling to afford necessities.12/9
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ACTIVEDurham Artist Relief Fund
North Star Church of the Arts
UnspecifiedAll ArtistsDurham, North CarolinaEASYhttps://www.northstardurham.com/artistreliefhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdEJKTP91h5e7MuUITHj96J6eKWeZjgVLZjLG4Wp-WMhyQ4mg/viewformFor Durham based artists working in performing and visual arts in need of support due to cancellations from the coronavirus outbreak, with priority given to to BIPOC artists, transgender & nonbinary artists, and disabled artists.12/9
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ACTIVEChicago Theatre Workers Relief Fund
League of Chicago Theaters
MEDIUM
$500
Theatre WorkersChicagoEASY
https://chicagoplays.com/chicago-theatre-relief-workers-fund/
Must provide proof of paid employment at a Chicago area theatre scheduled to be in rehearsal or production during the COVID-19 outbreak (paystub, contract, agreement) and documentation from your theatre employer that you will not be paid.12/9
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ACTIVEEmergency Grant for Coronavirus Assistance
Broadcasters Foundation of America
LARGE
up to $1,000
Radio and TV broadcastersnot specifiedMEDIUM
http://broadcastersfoundation.org/coronavirusapplication/
You must meet all criteria: be or have been a direct employee of an over-the-air, radio and/or television broadcasting company; have or have had COVID-19 virus; be out of work or have lost wages due to COVID-19; be in acute financial need due to hardships from COVID-1912/17
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ACTIVEBiscotto-Miller Fund
Season of Concern Chicago
LARGE
$750
Theatre WorkersChicagoMEDIUM
https://www.seasonofconcern.org/covid
https://seasonofconcern.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Biscotto-Miller-Guidelines_revised-3.6.2020.pdf
For those dealing with serious medical issues (if COVID-19 request, proof of testing positive for the virus is required). Must be a member of the Chicago Theater Community for at least a year prior to diagnosis/injury.12/9
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ACTIVECarnegie Fund for Authors
N/A
UnspecifiedWriters: Published authorsNationalUnspecified (MEDIUM?)
https://www.carnegiefundforauthors.org/
https://www.carnegiefundforauthors.org/user/register
Must have written at least one full-length fiction or nonfiction work published by a mainstream publisher; requires documention of need (doctor's letter/other proof of emergency situation): may be because of illness or some other urgent need such as fire, flood, hurricane, etc.12/9
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ACTIVEBluegrass Trust Fund
International Bluegrass Music Association
LARGE
$500-$5000
Music: Bluegrass Professionalsnot specifiedHARD
https://ibma.org/bluegrass-trust-fund/covid/
https://ibma.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Application-Bluegrass-Trust-Fund.pdf
For bluegrass music professional experiencing emergency need. Must derive at least 50% of income for 5 years or more from bluegrass music activities, i.e. artists, composers, agents, managers, event producers, record producers, luthiers, merchandisers, broadcasters, etc12/9
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ACTIVECOVID-19 Blues Musician Emergency Relief Fund
Blues Foundation
UnspecifiedBlues Musicians not specifiedUnspecified (MEDIUM?)
https://blues.org/covid-19-fund/
See next tabFor blues musicians who make up the bulk of their income from performing and have no other outlets for work. Funds are intended to support immediate essential needs i.e. food, rent/mortgage, utilities, phone and car payments, medical insurance premiums. To request funding, contact Elizabeth Montgomery Brown: elizabeth@blues.org, (901)527-2583 ext.13. and the Foundation will send you a short application form.12/9
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ACTIVEDallas Artist Relief Fund
Creating Our Future
SMALL
$200
All ArtistsDallas, TexasEASY
https://www.gofundme.com/f/dallas-low-income-artistfreelancer-relief-fund
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfG2gD-tsqJAclpAgsuBE6dPtLsq-dVYAhyw9lP_b1bY9GtuA/viewform
We seek to provide support for low-income, BIPOC, trans/GNC/NB/Queer artists and freelancers whose livelihoods are being affected by this pandemic in Dallas, Texas.12/9
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ACTIVEArts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
Arts Administrators of Color Network
SMALL
$200
All Artists & AdminNationalEASY
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfv4AazvLFVUNAgXoxqBqfZ7jJVkrMroa-CET6Vt6XygR-CaQ/viewform
Artists or arts administrators who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).12/9
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ACTIVEDramatists Guild COVID-19 Emergency Grant
Dramatists Guild Foundation
LARGE range $500-$3,000.Playwrights, composers, lyricists, librettistsNationalMEDIUM
https://dgf.org/programs/grants/grants-for-writers
https://dramatistsguildfoundation.submittable.com/submit/164145/covid-19-emergency-grants
Must be member of the Dramatists Guild of America, the Playwrights' Center, New Dramatists, the Lark, or the BMI Musical Theater Workshop OR attended an MFA program in playwriting or musical theater writing OR received monetary compensation for writing a play or musical for the American theater OR your play or musical has been presented for an audience of ticket-buyers12/9
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ACTIVEArtist Relief Fund
Madison County Arts Council
SMALL
$200
All artistsMadison County, NCEASY
http://madisoncountyarts.com/artist-relief-fund-for-madison-county/
https://madisoncountyarts.wufoo.com/forms/zxyw3av0nfrf18/
Artists based in Madison County, NC, priority to folks who make their entire income from their art.12/9
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ACTIVEAGMA Relief Fund
The American Guild of Musical Artists
UnspecifiedMusicians / AGMA membersNationalHARD
https://agmarelief.org/
https://actorsfund.jotform.com/200766730518860
*Must be a Member of the AGMA In good standing or honorable withdrawal and be able to document the need for financial assistence12/9
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ACTIVEPinetop Assistance League for Elderly Musicians
Pinetop Perkins Foundation
MEDIUM
$500
Blues Musicians (50+ years of age)NationalEASY
https://www.pinetopperkinsfoundation.org/pinetop-assistance-league
https://www.pinetopperkinsfoundation.org/pal-application
Must be 50 or older; play professionally on stage (locally, regionally, or nationally); have played on professional albums/CDs; have an adjusted household gross income less than $30,000. Preference given to blues artists but other musicians can apply depending on fund availability. 12/9
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ACTIVEThe Artists' Fellowship
The Artists' Fellowship, Inc.
UnspecifiedProfessional Fine Artists / Visual artistsnot specifiedHARD
https://www.artistsfellowship.org/finacial-aid
https://www.artistsfellowship.org/financial-aid-application
Limited one-time financial aid is intended for professional fine artists and their dependent families who are in need of assistance due to sickness or distress caused by an urgent crisis (can be documented through paid or unpaid invoices, bills or contracts).12/9
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ACTIVEMayer Foundation Economic Relief Grants
Mayer Foundation
LARGE
~$2,000 per grant
All individualsNYCMEDIUM
http://fdnweb.org/mayer/
http://fdnweb.org/mayer/individuals/
Must be in financial need, including from natural/civil disasters or temporary impoverishment, loss of employment, death or incapacity of a family wage earner or damage to home and property; and/or in need of health care/additional funds to cover medical needs12/9
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ACTIVEThe Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant
Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation
LARGE
$5,000-$15,000
Visual Artists: painters, printmakers, and sculptorsNationalHARD
https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/emergency-grant
https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=gottliebfoundationMust be a qualified painter, printmaker, or sculptor whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lacks the resources to meet a specific emergency (i.e. fire, flood, or emergency medical need). Does not provide funds to replace lost or interrupted income from COVID-19.12/9
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ACTIVEDurham Arts Council Arts Recovery Fund
Durham Arts Council
MEDIUM
up to $500
All artistsDurham County, North CarolinaMEDIUM
http://www.durhamarts.org/ArtsRecoveryFund.html
https://durhamartscouncil.submittable.com/submit/164049/durham-arts-council-arts-recovery-fund-individual-application
Applicants must live in Durham County, be at least 18, have practiced their art form for at least three years and have suffered a documented loss due to COVID-19. This fund does not make awards for projected losses.12/9
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ACTIVEArtist's Benevolence Fund
Sawdust Festival
LARGE
$1,000
All Artists and MakersLaguna Beach, CaliforniaMEDIUM - HARD
https://sawdustartfestival.org/donate/funds-scholarships/
https://sawdustartfestival.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020-Benevolence-Fund-Application-MASTER.pdf
The Artists Benevolence Fund is intended to be a fund of last resort, to help artists and craftspeople in dire need. Applications may be submitted for grants up to $5,000 per a twelve month period. An artist is eligible for grants up until they are once again able to perform their craft.12/9
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ACTIVEMax's Kansas City Project
Max's Kansas City
LARGE
$500-$1,000
All ArtistsNew YorkHARD
https://maxskansascity.org/emergency-grants/
https://maxskansascity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Grantapplication2019.pdfMust be a New York State Resident and submit an application including a letter, work samples, copies of awards/reviews, 3 references, and a recent letter of referral.12/9
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ACTIVECOVID-19 Emergency Funding
Theatre Washington
MEDIUM
$500
Theater ProfessionalsWashington, DC.EASY
http://www.theatrewashington.org/content/apply-now-financial-assistance
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JY258KX
Any theater professional currently residing in and who has actively worked in the Washington metropolitan area within the past two years is eligible to apply for emergency funding.12/9
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ACTIVEActors Fund Emergency Financial Assistance
Actors Fund
UnspecifiedActors, dancers, performers, theatre workersNationalMEDIUM
https://actorsfund.org/am-i-eligible-help
https://actorsfund.jotform.com/200766730518860
Must be member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, AGMA, IATSE Local 798, Musician Union Local 802, current employee of Jujamcyn Theatre OR have 5+ years of recent industry employment, earning min. $6,500 for 3/5 years OR have a minimum of 20 years of industry employment with minimum 10 years earning at least $5,000. Dancer eligibility—3 years of recent dance earnings of at least $2,000 a year12/9
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ACTIVEWriters Emergency Assistance Fund
American Society of Journalists + Authors
LARGE
>$2,000
Established freelance writers NationalHARD
http://asja.org/For-Writers/WEAF
You must have 5 published articles from regional/national publications OR one book published by a major publisher. Must demonstrate emergency need — COVID Funds are only for writers who cannot work because they are currently ill or caring for someone who is ill.12/9
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ACTIVE
*focus on those infected with the virus that require intensive medical care.
CERF+ Emergency Fund
CERF+ The Artists Safety Net
LARGE
$3,000
Fine CraftNationalHARD
https://cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-for-help/craft-emergency-relief-fund/eligibility/
https://www.tfaforms.com/4660308%20
CERF+ ‘s emergency relief grants will focus on craft and folk/traditional artists that incurred significant medical expenses related to treatment and recovery from Covid 19 AND/OR experienced an recent, unforeseen emergency that has been further exacerbated by COVID19 and, thus, creates the need for immediate assistance. Must have resided and worked in the U.S. or U.S. Territories for the last two years.12/9
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ACTIVE
reopens 1/1/21
Emergency Financial Assistance Fund
Erie Arts and Culture
MEDIUM
$500
All ArtistsPennsylvania - Erie regionMEDIUM
https://www.erieartsandculture.org/programs-and-services/funding/emergency-financial-assistance-fund/
Must be a creative/cultural professional in the Erie region in need of assistance, required to demonstrate professional status, disruption in income stream, and need for assistance12/9
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ACTIVE
reopens 2/1/21
Silent Partners
LARGE
up to $1,000
Black Artists and Movement workersBrooklyn, NYCEASY
https://www.silent-partners.net/
https://www.silent-partners.net/#apply
Must be a Brooklyn-based Black artist, Movement worker, and/or community organizer.12/9
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ACTIVE
reopens in 2021
Dancers Above Water Relief Fund
Barkin/Selissen Project
MEDIUM
$500
DancersNYC / NYC commutersMEDIUM
https://www.barkinselissenproject.org/dancersabovewater
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeCSwrreFOJ_pgtNMbTGnXadBHIQxYegeXaeqDCeRDMgpvAmQ/viewform
Must be a professional modern/contemporary dancer or choreographer; demonstrate proof of work for at least 6 months of the past year; be legally allowed to work in the U.S.; provide proof of lost work, & cancelled gigs must have been secured before March 1st, and for completion by September 6; must be unemployed and/or lacking a sufficient financial support system (claiming unemployment is fine)12/9
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ACTIVE
reopens Jan. 2021
Passim Emergency Artist Relief Fund
Passim
MEDIUM
$500
MusiciansNoneEASY
https://www.passim.org/PEARFund/
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtZ01QRAvugoh6GfWrRyMW3W83N5OjBgKjGjdO_0YQCvpsOg/viewform
Must have played a gig for Passim (Cambridge, MA) or taught in the School of Music in the last 10 years; must have lost income as a result of cancellations due to the COVID-19 crisis; must be willing to participate in KEEP YOUR DISTANCE Fest and share to their network of fans12/9
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ACTIVE?
unconfirmed
Gospel Music Trust Fund
Gospel Music Trust Fund
UnspecifiedGospel Music Artistsnot specifiedUnspecified
http://www.gospelmusictrustfund.org/
see next cellMust derive or have derived a substantial portion of their income from the field of gospel music; have at least 10 years of full-time employment within the Gospel/Christiam music field; be experiencing an emergency or major catastrophe, terminal or severe illness without efficient insurance. Requests for financial assistance should be made in writing to the Gospel Music Trust Fund.12/9
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CLOSEDCrosshatch Artist Emergency Fund
Crosshatch
MEDIUM
$500
All ArtistsNorthwest Lower MichiganEASY
https://www.crosshatch.org/emergency
https://crosshatch.submittable.com/submit
We are able to fund individual 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. 12/9
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CLOSEDEmerging Artist Relief FundMEDIUM
$500
All artists, creative or administratorNationalEASY
https://www.eaifund.com/relief-fund
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScw5-EYZ5S5l_UQqKOKYv0V2t53DaSa5IeHjZlL-Gff8vtEAA/viewform
Must be: under 30, w/in 3 years of receiving degree, or in first 3 years of professional arts work; displaced from COVID-19 cancellations or lost a "survival" job/hours; in dire financial need. Priority to BIPOC/Native, transgender, disabled/immunocomrpomised, and/or rural artists. 12/9
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CLOSEDNC Artist Relief Fund
VAE Raleigh
MEDIUM
average ~$270
All ArtistsNorth CarolinaMEDIUM
https://vaeraleigh.org/artist-relief-fund
https://visualartexchange.wufoo.com/forms/r545x8q1supxwk/For any artist in need of support due to cancellations from the outbreak of COVID-19, must provide contact info for cancelled gigs, priority based on need12/9
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CLOSEDThe Ghostlight Fund
Crowd-fund
UnspecifiedTheaterNYCEASY
https://www.theghostlightfund.com/
https://www.theghostlightfund.com/fundapplication
Must be 18 years or older; have been employed in NYC's Theater District and laid off due to Covid-19 concerns; have been a paid intern, part time, or freelance employee for at least 3 months during the last year. (full-time union employees will be considered on a case-by-case basis)12/9
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CLOSEDCOVID-19 Emergency Health Grant For Artists
Women’s Center for Creative Work
LARGE
$1,000
Low-income artistsLos Angeles, CaliforniaUnspecified
https://womenscenterforcreativework.com/eh-grant/
Must be: low-income artist who identifies as a woman, trans or nonbinary, and/or as a person of color; 21 or older; not in a full-time academic program; priority to those hit hardest by COVID-19 ramifications; must be resident of Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles, or San Bernardino county12/9
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CLOSEDALJA Emergency Artist Fund
Afro Latin Jazz Alliance
SMALL
$200
All ArtistsNoneMEDIUM
http://www.afrolatinjazz.org/alba-emergency-artist-fund/
https://afrolatinjazzalliance.submittable.com/submit/3b0811b8-a962-491a-b371-d25d121319f5/alja-emergency-artist-fund
Provides assistance to musicians / other performing artists facing lost income from canceled shows and/or classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prioritizes NY/NJ artists from the Afro Latin and Latin Jazz communities. Requires Proof of Address and Proof of Cancelled Gigs12/9
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CLOSEDQueer Writers of Color Relief Fund
N/A
MEDIUM
$100-$500
WritersNationalEASY
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4u-9VX5bQZrdt3H-wO99UPb8e_k4r3dy0A3wf8eoG3E-2sw/viewform
Must be a queer writer of color12/9
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CLOSEDPittsburgh Arts Council Emergency Fund for Artists Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
MEDIUM
up to $500
All ArtistsGreater PittsburghMEDIUM
https://www.pittsburghartscouncil.org/programs/artist-services/emergency-fund
https://form.jotform.com/81833034464960
Covers cancelled events, readings, and speaking opportunities; also covers teaching artists who could not teach because of cancelled classes and school closures; and losses due from emergencies such as flood, fire, accident, destruction of artwork, and theft, unrelated to COVID-1912/9
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CLOSEDMusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund
The Recording Academy
UnspecifiedMusiciansNationalHARD
https://www.grammy.com/musicares/get-help/musicares-coronavirus-relief-fund
https://www.grammy.com/musicares/get-help/covid-19-relief-fund-faq
-At least 3 years of employment in the music industry; At least 6 commercially released recordings (singles); At least 6 commercially or promotionally released music videos
Detailed music industry background documentation (articles, liner notes, letters from employers, etc); Proof of cancellations and bookings; Copy of your lease agreement or mortgage statement which includes account numbers, vendor address and your name on the lease or statement
12/9
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CLOSEDArtist Relief Project
Artly World
SMALL
$200
All artistsNationalMEDIUM
https://artistreliefproject.org/request_funding/
Support from this initiative will be provided to artists facing financial emergencies in which they lack or are in danger of losing access to essentials such as housing, medicine, and food. Selection criteria: applicant qualifications, extent of need, and available funding.12/9
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CLOSEDCrew Nation Fund
Live Nation Entertainment
LARGE
$1,000
CrewNoneMEDIUM
https://www.livenationentertainment.com/crewnation/
https://crewnation.submittable.com/submit
Must make 50% or more of your income as a crew member (artist, live music, or venue). Requires documentation proving hire for a May tour, festival or concert cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 and copy of most recent tax return or equivalent documentation.12/9
59
CLOSEDEmergency Arts Fund
Twenty Summers
LARGE
up to $500
All ArtistsNationalMEDIUM
https://www.20summers.org/eaf
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15VLLEXH6kNA84xOvSWOIKphpgdQ67S9Pxf1eXJlP6eA/viewform?edit_requested=true
Apply/nominate any artist or arts org by submitting a video to Twenty Summers. Twenty Summers then posts the videos with a donate button, promotes them online, and distributes received donations to artists and arts orgs in need. 12/17
60
CLOSEDCambridge Artist Relief Fund
Cambridge Community Foundation
LARGE
up to $1,000
All ArtistsCambridge, MAEASY
http://cambridgecf.org/artist-relief-fund/
https://www.cognitoforms.com/CambridgeCommunityFoundation/CambridgeArtistReliefFund
Must provide evidence of lost opportunity/income via cancelled contract or letter of validation from a local nonprofit/civic leader, venue host, employer or gig organizer and submit 100-word summary of the hardships you are facing due to COVID-19.12/17
61
CLOSEDArt Safety Net Fund
Bay Area Safety Net
MEDIUM
$500
All ArtistsSan Francisco Bay AreaEASY
https://medium.com/@safetynet/the-safety-net-fund-20040273d291
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1hohQ84yDYosDiN_Z6YuEJwYvzZzD1quJyIC6ip0iEc-Iog/viewform
Must reside in the Bay Area; provide proof of artistic endeavor within the last 6 months; must not be eligible for unemployment; have less than $1000 of income within the last 30 days. Grants will be evaluated in the order received.12/17
62
CLOSEDCreative Response Fund :: Antenna, Ashé CAC, Junebug Productions, Weavers FellowshipLARGE
$2,000
All artistsGreater New Orleans regionUnspecified
https://creativeresponse.works/grants/
https://antenna.submittable.com/submit/a70cca12-290d-4871-a525-fb16d10a6fd4/platforms-creative-response-relief-fund?step=submission
Must be a practicing artist with a demonstrated body of work and commitment to ongoing creative practice; be 21 or older; rely primarily on income from creative practice, and in significant/dire need as a result of the pandemic; BIPOC, women, LGBTQ+, immigrant artists encouraged12/17
63
CLOSEDArtist Relief Trust
ELEVATOR Artist Resource
MEDIUM
$500
All ArtistsKentuckyMEDIUM
http://elevatorarts.org/artist-relief-trust/
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcquXO7QduJWcoIoS4FC9sVJQfiziDQZnU_k3-hbyBQDelTw/viewform
Must be 18 or older, demonstrate current financial need for basic life expenses (housing, food, medical, etc), and be a working artist who has lost income due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 and related work disruption.12/17
64
CLOSEDArtist Emergency Relief Fund
Arts Greensboro
Unspecified All ArtistsGreater Greensboro area, North CarolinaMEDIUM
https://www.artsgreensboro.org/
https://www.artsgreensboro.org/emergency-fund-artist-application/
Greater Greensboro residency, CV, and Proof of cancelled gigs12/17
65
CLOSEDBoston Music Maker Relief Fund
The Record Co.
MEDIUM
$100-$900
MusiciansBostonEASY
https://www.therecordco.org/relief
ApplicationMust currently live in Greater Boston Area12/17
66
CLOSEDRapid Response Support
SUSU
MEDIUM
$300
Black feministsNationalUnspecified
https://www.blackfeministsusu.com/susurrs
https://docs.google.com/forms/u/0/d/e/1FAIpQLScuPApk_vo3Yq1zNxuJG80l_-w9AWHEUxYguJjOBlVNFb_nQA/closedform
These resources will be given to Black feminist organizers and organizations working to support themselves and others most impacted by COVID-19 (including Black feminists who are disabled/chronically ill, parents, caretakers, queer and/or trans folks, students, etc). 12/17
67
CLOSEDSpringboard for the Arts Emergency Fund
Springboard for the Arts
MEDIUM
up to $500
All ArtistsMinnesotaMEDIUM
https://springboardforthearts.org/additional-resources/personal-emergency-relief-fund/
https://springboardforthearts.formstack.com/forms/personal_emergency_fund
The Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund supplies money to support artists in Minnesota impacted by cancellations, closures, and postponements in the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is limited to artists in Minnesota and based on the availability of funding.12/17
68
CLOSEDThe Jazz Exchange Relief Fund
The Jazz Exchange
Unspecified
TBC; based on amount collected
JazzNYC / North New JerseyEASY
https://www.gofundme.com/f/dz5cng-the-jazz-exchange-relief-fund?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp%20share-sheet
https://www.thejazzexchange.org/reliefapplication
Must be a Jazz Musician based in Northern NJ or NYC12/17
69
CLOSEDPortland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund
N/A
UnspecifiedFreelance & Independent ArtistsPortland tri- county areaEASY
https://www.pdxartistrelief.com/
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/57THNQ6
Must be freelance/independent artist, facing guaranteed lost income due to cancelling artistic events and/or receiving cancellation notices for scheduled artistic "gigs." 12/17
70
CLOSEDPGH Artist Emergency Fund
N/A
SMALL
$250
All ArtistsGreater PittsburghEASY
https://www.gofundme.com/f/pgh-artists-emergency-fund
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehtEXpAy8IT1CXNYX1Bg-PguEh0NJhhQlqQpyLtaVVDruyzw/viewform
Must be a resident of Pittsburgh12/17
71
CLOSEDNOLABA Relief Fund for Gig Workers
New Orleans Business Alliance
LARGE
$500 - $1,000
Gig workersNew Orleans, LouisianaMEDIUM
https://www.nolaba.org/relief-fund/
Must provide Proof of residency in Orleans Parish; Proof that income is generated via “gig-work” (i.e. rideshare drivers, musicians, arena workers, festival production staff); Demonstrated loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic12/17
72
CLOSEDOrange County Arts Relief Fund
Orange County Arts Commission
LARGE
up to $600
All ArtistsOrange County, NCEASY
https://artsorange.org/covid-19/apply/
https://ocnc.submittable.com/submit/163543/orange-county-arts-support-fund-individuals-only
Orange County, North Carolina resident12/17
73
CLOSEDCultural Relief Fund
4Culture
LARGE
up to $2,000
Cultural Workers
artists and staff
Kings County, WA
(Seattle)
MEDIUM
https://www.4culture.org/grants/covid-19-individuals/
https://apply.4culture.org/
Grants up to $2,000 are available for emergencies related to the COVID-19 virus and to support the creative responses cultural workers offer in times of crisis. Open to residents of King County, WA only. See website for more eligibility requirements.12/17
74
CLOSEDHawaii Artists & Entertainment Professionals Fund
Crowd-fund
UnspecifiedAll Artists and industry professionalsHawaiiEASY
https://www.gofundme.com/f/hawaii-artists-amp-entertainment-professionals-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KN7YJP3
Must be an artist or entertainment professionals and Hawaii resident6/26
75
CLOSEDGreater Cincinnati Artist Relief Fund
Crowd-fund
UnspecifiedAll ArtistsCincinnatiUnspecified
https://www.gofundme.com/f/greater-cincinnati-artist-relief-fund?fbclid=IwAR10TXjohxSubhPc0Oh77is4tVmxpFC71MeK9A60ucN-7mtu2I9Yzd1eGe4
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScO6CNV1-xch-fSOI2XY1r6Ucvm_tN4H17062AidMKdZxD1Hw/closedformWe're a diverse group of low-income artists in Cincinnati raising money to support other artists and freelancers like us who are taking financial hits as a result of closures and lost income from COVID-19. 6/26
76
CLOSEDDenver Metro Area Artist COVID-19 Relief Fund
Crowd-fund
UnspecifiedAll ArtistsDenver, ColoradoUnspecified
https://www.gofundme.com/f/denver-metro-area-artist-relief-fund
Priority will be given to those artists who are part of historically marginalized groups because of the intersectional economic realities they face already. 6/26
77
CLOSEDColorado Music Relief Fund
Imagine 2020
LARGE
$1,000
MusiciansColoradoMEDIUM
https://www.comusicrelief.org/home
https://redlineart.submittable.com/submit/167065/colorado-music-relief-fund
Grants are open to musicians and music industry workers who have lost more than 25% of their weekly income due to COVID-19 closures, and who need assistance with basic expenses such as food, rent, medical costs, childcare. 1/3
78
CLOSEDIndie Theater Fund Covid19 Emergency Grant
Indie Theater Fund
MEDIUM
up to $500
TheatreNYCEASY
https://www.facebook.com/donate/509591526599992/509591546599990/
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecCdEVyLuziVtMUSb9x8VeMle7bckYtwI880C2Hg26OCJ5_g/viewform
Companies, venues, and individuals working in NYC independent theater (Off-Off-Broadway in theater houses of 99 seats or less), operating with budgets under $250,0006/26
79
CLOSED
join mailing list
Chicago Artists Relief Fund
Crowd-fund
MEDIUM
up to $300
All ArtistsChicagoEASY
https://www.gofundme.com/f/chicago-artists-relief-fund?fbclid=IwAR2iicvmp7lrGVY4WRdFrbYpcbEpW6X6ujmy0jux6zs50sxKDswHW5HgXWQ
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeI6qpAK__IsFww_3UlgS9NQPHE9efxxL1W2Mz7cUMdOvnekw/closedform
Priority will be given to BIPOC [Black, Indigenous, and People of Color] artists, transgender & nonbinary & queer artists, and disabled artists - but we aim to help as many Chicago-area artists in need as possible. 12/9
80
CLOSED
join mailing list
Artist + Activist Relief Fund
The Soze Foundation and TaskForce
SMALL
$250
All ArtistsNationalEASY
https://www.wearesoze.com/relief-fund
Anyone who identifies as an artist or activist can apply, who is above the age of 16.12/9
81
CLOSED
join mailing list
Artist Community Relief Fund
Organizations: Abrons Arts Center
SMALL
$250
Artists and arts workersNYC zip codes 10002, 10009, 10013Unspecified
https://www.abronsartscenter.org/artist-relief-fund/
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXldvTEaAaGT-dx2HJXcOzcxts7RVspoT12R4-fFHMtORtog/closedform
Artist Community Relief Fund to support artists and arts workers in our local community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We will disburse $250 to 40 artists and arts workers who live in the zip codes: 10002, 10009, 10013.12/9
82
CLOSED
Join the mailing list
Creative Industry Relief Fund
Crowd-fund
SMALL
$300
musicians, artists, performers, filmmakersFort Worth, TexasEASY
https://www.unitedwaytarrant.org/artistsrelieffund/
http://www2.unitedwaytarrant.org/ArtistsReliefFund
Open to local Tarrant County musicians, performers, filmmakers and artists.10/28
83
CLOSED
email to be notified when reopens: tba@theatrebayarea.org
COVID-19: Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund
Theatre Bay Area
LARGE
$500-$1,500
Performing Arts WorkersSan Francisco Bay AreaMEDIUM
https://www.theatrebayarea.org/general/custom.asp?page=COVID-19relief-fund
https://theatrebayarea.wufoo.com/forms/s10has1o078mcgm/
Must be an active participant in the local arts community (defined as your life's work being in the performing arts, regardless of income derived) and experiencing a loss of income due to COVID-19 from cancelled performances, lost performing arts work, or lost supplemental income/jobs12/9
84
CLOSED
join mailing list
Relief Fund for Arizona Artists & Arts Professionals
Arizona Commission on the Arts
LARGE
$500-$1,500
All artists / arts workersArizonaMEDIUM
https://azarts.gov/grant/emergency-relief-fund/
Must be 18 or older; primary income must come from artistic production, teaching artist residencies, arts/cultural events, or contract work with nonprofit arts organizations; lost income must come from events scheduled for March 1 or later, funds can only be applied to cancelled work.6/26
85
CLOSED
join waiting list
Microgrants for NYC freelance theater designers
Wingspace Theatrical Design, Notch Theatre Company
MEDIUM
$100-$500
Freelance theater designersNYCUnspecified
https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/micro-grants-for-theater-designers?fbclid=IwAR3-FUUOkuReRxht2QYojoLmum7HkQdmGMw6L8BZuqwPoeqKVnDjBMz6Zqk
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18-nO_rOuYh7ZLIxuwHoqNmIPqxLFiZ0IN-Pvzr4pTSE/closedform
NYC-based freelance theater designers who are not institutionally affiliated and do not have ready access to unemployment insurance, benefits or a financial safety net6/26
86
CLOSED
will reopen late summer/early fall
Directors Emergency Relief Fund (DERF)
The Drama League
LARGE
up to $599
Stage directorsNationalMEDIUM
http://dramaleague.org/programs/resources/directorsfund
Must be a stage director (individual artist with a record of directing theatrical productions at U.S. theaters) with at least one directing engagement canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alumni and non-alumni of The Drama League are eligible to apply.6/26
87
CLOSED
reopens 11/10/21
Rauschenberg Emergency Grants Program
NYFA and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
LARGE
$5,000
Visual/Media Artists, ChoreographersNationalMEDIUM
https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Rauschenberg-Medical-Emergency-Grants
https://apply.nyfa.org/submit/0777ea93-612e-4573-bc25-6db16fdf57ab/rauschenberg-medical-emergency-grants-cycle-3
One time grants for unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies experienced by artists in financial need. The grants are available to visual and media artists and choreographers currently residing in the U.S., DC, or U.S. Territories and who have limited resources.12/9
88
CLOSEDSolidarity Fund
Alternate ROOTS
SMALL to LARGE
$100-$2,500
All artists and cultural worksSouthern U.S. — ROOTS membersEASY
https://alternateroots.org/solidarity-fund/
Must have been a General or Voting Member of Alternate ROOTS between January 1, 2015-March 16, 2020, be 18 years or older, and have experienced an unexpected financial hardship.12/17
89
CLOSEDMatching CARES Act Relief Funds to Support BIPOC Artists Co-Lab Projects
LARGE
up to $1,362
Artist, Collective, or Arts OrganizationAustin, TexasMEDIUM
https://www.co-labprojects.org/
https://www.co-labprojects.org/matching-cares-grant-app?ct=t
Must identify as a BIPOC artist, collective, or organization in the Austin community.12/17
90
CLOSEDPhiladelphia Performing Artists' Emergency Fund
N/A
SMALL
$250
Performing ArtistsPhiladelphiaEASY
https://www.gofundme.com/f/philly-performance-artist-fund
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdM5XiYrNFpnbHs9mu7hC06VPO21KFXwfB4WbGtXJFd-haVBw/viewform
Funds can be requested by any Cabaret, Drag, Burlesque, Theater, or performance artist in Philly12/17
91
CLOSED Artist Relief Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, FCA, MAP Fund, YoungArts, US ArtistsLARGE
$5,000
All artistsNationalEASY
https://www.artistrelief.org/
https://artistrelief.submittable.com/submit
Must be a practicing artist with demonstrable commitment to work, career, and a public audience; in dire financial need due to COVID-19 pandemic; 21 or older; able to receive taxable income in the U.S.; have lived/worked in the U.S. over the last two years12/11
92
CLOSED Seattle Artists Relief Fund
N/A
SMALL to LARGE
$100-$1,000
All ArtistsSeattleEASY
https://www.gofundme.com/f/for-artists
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LHJNLQV
Only requirement is to be an Artist based in Seattle.12/9
93
CLOSEDEqual Sound Corona Relief Fund
Equal Sound
MEDIUM
$500 per cancelled gig
MusiciansNationalEASY
https://equalsound.org/project/corona-relief-fund/?fbclid=IwAR2_3bbXghZOEHpYELP1DCThRSNDYErIYFzDp_V9ZNOH7M-kCT4QYHy3mpA
https://equalsound.org/musicians-corona-relief-fund-application/
Requires W9 and proof of cancelled gig (can be a text message or screenshot)12/9
94
CLOSEDAmerican Documentary Artist Emergency Fund
American Documentary
MEDIUM
up to $500
Film-Maker
Documentary
NoneUnspecified
https://www.amdoc.org/create/funds-residencies/
This COVID-19 Artist Emergency Fund will provide rapid response grants up to $500 to assist artists with basic needs including food, immediate health needs and insurance premiums. Artist must demonstrate need and a professional relationship to documentary filmmaking. Currently closed; plans to re-open the fund in May with a focus on mental health support and hopes to make more aid available in the months ahead.12/9
95
CLOSEDBoston Artist Relief Fund
City of Boston
LARGE
$500-$1,000
All ArtistsBostonEASY
https://cityofbostonartsandculture.submittable.com/submit/af2153eb-2d87-4e9d-9ebc-5861eb135999/boston-artist-relief-fund
https://cityofbostonartsandculture.submittable.com/submit/af2153eb-2d87-4e9d-9ebc-5861eb135999/boston-artist-relief-fund
Must be an artist currently living in Boston12/9
96
CLOSEDAtlanta Artist Lost Gig Fund
C4 Atlanta
MEDIUM
up to $500
All ArtistsAtlanta County
Georgia
MEDIUM
https://c4atlanta.org/covid19apply/
Must provide Proof of Residency (ID or bill), (priority given to C4 Atlanta members), Artist Resume or CV, Proof of Gig or Job with Payment Amount (Contract, Agreement, etc.), and Proof of Your Hardship (email or other correspondence from the organizer or job showing cancellation).12/9
97
CLOSEDThe Photographer Fund
Format
MEDIUM
up to $500
PhotographersGlobalEASY
https://www.format.com/photographer-fund
Photographers around the world can apply12/9
98
CLOSEDChicago COVID-19 Hardship and Help
N/A
UnspecifiedAll individualsChicagoEASY
https://transformativespaces.org/2020/03/15/chicago-covid-19-hardship-and-help-page/
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJoBykIAsjxiIwoUgYPwo2rVM59tMH_PvMryxTtfPcJ1K2Zw/viewform
The Chicago COVID-19 Hardship and Help page is a way for people in the Chicago area to ask others for assistance during this crisis. If you are enduring any financial strife during this crisis, please feel free to share your story and ask for whatever financial help you need. 12/9
99
CLOSEDThe Arts for Illinois Relief Fund
Arts Alliance Illinois, 3Arts, Arts Work Fund
LARGE
$1,500
All practicing artistsIllinoisUnspecified
https://3arts.org/artist-relief/
Must be a practicing artist capable of providing examples of creative work made within the last two years; at least 18; not currently enrolled in a degree program (if pursuing a Ph.D., coursework must be completed); experiencing financial loss and/or hardship due to the COVID--19 pandemic.8/22
100
CLOSEDNYC Low-Income Artist/Freelancer Relief Fund
N/A
SMALL
$150-200
Low-income artists and freelancersNYCEASY
https://www.gofundme.com/f/nyc-lowincome-artistfreelancer-relief-fund
We seek to provide support for low-income, BIPOC, trans/GNC/NB/Queer artists and freelancers whose livelihoods are being effected by this pandemic in NYC. Whether it's from cancelled gigs, lost jobs, or a lack of business due to coronavirus scares, we hope to orchestrate an egalitarian approach to crowdsourcing. 8/22