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Financial ResourcesLinkType*To add more resources to this list, please email Julie@nwfolklife.org
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You can also see this on the Northwest Folklife website here: nwfolklife.org/covid19resourcelist/
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City of Seattle Arts and Creative Workers Relief
https://artbeat.seattle.gov/2020/03/17/artists-and-creative-workers-relief-funding/
Relief fund from City of Seattle's Office of Arts and Culture - the link to the Seattle Relief Fund is no longer available, but the Artist Trust's Relief Fund is still open.
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Art and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfv4AazvLFVUNAgXoxqBqfZ7jJVkrMroa-CET6Vt6XygR-CaQ/formResponse
Disperses $200 first come first serve grants to art and cultural leaders who self identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).
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RAUSCHENBERG EMERGENCY GRANTShttp://bit.ly/2IHWIyoOne time grants for up to 5k for artists anywhere in US experiencing emergency medical expenses.
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Seattle Foundation Covid-19 Fund http://bit.ly/39N9AizSupport for community-based organizations experiencing economic impact, no application process, committee steered.
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SMASH (Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare)http://bit.ly/38OcUIKResource for uninsured musicians whose income limit is 400% of the Federal Poverty Level based on annual gross/adjusted gross income from all employment.
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MusiCareshttp://bit.ly/3aQIdEhShort-term emergency financial assistance via Grammys for people with minimum of five years employment in the music industry and six commercially released recordings or videos (singles)
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Request Mutual Aid Support King Countyhttp://bit.ly/2TZ2uRnRequest volunteers or other resources from community members through Mutual Aid Solidarity Network. Form to offer services below.
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Request Mutual Aid Support Snohomish Countyhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1I1d8ylS_jgmXZ_qnPR3_HtDucNEXybsE9_pAKU56g-k/viewform?ts=5e77f2b6&edit_requested=trueRequest volunteers or other resources from community members through Mutual Aid Solidarity Network.
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Seattle Small Business Stabilization Fund (Deadline passed for round one, but should be more opening up).http://bit.ly/3aObHCLUp to 10k for small businesses (with physical establishment) experiencing loss of income due to COVID-19. The business owner must have a low/moderate income, smaller than five employees.
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Seattle Utility Discount Programhttp://bit.ly/33isRWKOffers 60% discount on their Seattle City Light bill and a 50% discount on their Seattle Public Utilities bill for income-qualified residential households.
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Amazon Small Business Support Fund
https://amazonsmallbusinessrelief.force.com/SelfRegisterPage
For "eligible small business in or around an Amazon occupied building in Seattle or Bellevue" application process unverified, but email smallbusinessfund@amazon.com for more information or to inquire.
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Comcast "Internet Essentials" for qualifying new, low income customers impacted by COVIDhttp://bit.ly/2QfeVaxComcast offering 2 months free internet to new customers impacted by COVID-19. Lots of qualifications and stipulations in this one. Comcaat could and should do better, but worth listing nonetheless.
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Seattle Hospitality Fund (CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO HIGH DEMAND)http://bit.ly/2Wi2S03Emergency Relief Fund for industry workers
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Bartender Relief Fund http://bit.ly/3d6GI6HEmergency relief for bartenders
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Sustainability Resources by Gig/Genrehttp://bit.ly/2ITNL53A master list of resources for artists compiled and organized by categories by Seattle Artist Relief Coalition
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SJF COVID-19 Rapid Responsehttp://bit.ly/2wg3oRBUp to 3k for projects and collective community responses prioritizing basic needs and for orgs that have received previous SJF Funding. (Please contact Julie-C if you do not have pre-existing relationships to SJF)
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Hovercast Virtual Event Licensehttp://bit.ly/38UbNr5Company offering free license to this livestream tools to independent artists and small businesses impact by COVID
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Low Cost Internet Resources
https://www.seattle.gov/tech/services/internet-access/low-cost-home-internet-access-for-residents
Low cost internet access resources from Seattle
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Free Internet for Seattle Students
https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=4807794
Free access for internet for Seattle Public School Students
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King County Community Response Fund
https://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/equity-social-justice.aspx
Grants for community organizing working on direct relief efforts
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US Small Business Association Relief Fund
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
US Small Business Relief
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COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund for LGBTQI+ BIPOC Folks
https://tinyurl.com/udzz78wGofund me inspired by Seattle Artist Relief Fund. Follows same formula as well as sending applications to other mutal aid funds that they are affiliated with. First come first served basis. (Donations are still possible but applications for financial aid are now closed).
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Actors Fund
https://actorsfund.org/services-and-programs/entertainment-assistance-program
A minimum of five years of industry paid employment with earnings of at least $6,500 for three out of the last five years, or Twenty years of industry paid employment with a minimum of ten years of earnings of at least $5,000 for each of those years, and Financial need. Contact office: Los Angeles
323.933.9244, ext. 455
intakela@actorsfund.org
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Seattle Artist Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/f/SEAartfund
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AGMA Relief Fund
https://agmarelief.org/eligibility/
members only
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The Haven Foundation
http://www.thehavenfdn.org/application/
derived at least forty percent (40%) of his/her annual income over the past three (3) years
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Artist Relief Project
http://forms.gle/C6BzXR1Se6j2KyCR6
share your website or resume, shair fundraiser with own network
Facebook fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/142348897111761/2901820116523154/ We are offering relief to artists in the immediate short term in the form of a one-time stipend of $200 and in the long term in the form of support and resources for economically sustainable marketing opportunities
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St. Vincent De Paul of King County
https://fs20.formsite.com/svdpseattle/form20/index.html?1500502963998
Focus on the low income, women, single moms, immigrants, and working poor. Shelter, transitional housing, one time rent help, legal for housing discrimination, bus passes and other support is arranged. They offer emergency rent, deposit, and utility help through local chapters.M-F, 8 am - 3 pm Call Helpline (206) 767-6449 (instead of online form) for Kent, Covington or North Beacon Hill. NO Tukwila or South Park. Auburn (253) 833-2546 - M-F, 9:30am-12pm. (Auburn, Algona & Pacific) Sammamish: (425) 391-1178 Snoqualmie: (425) 888-2974 Vashon: (206) 450-7577 Snohomish County: (425) 355-3504 Pierce County: (253) 474-0519
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Seattle Dance Music COVID Relief Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/f/seattle-dance-music-covid-relief-fund
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Adolph & Ester Gottlieb Foundation
https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/emergency-grant/
qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.
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CERF+ Emergcency Assistance Inquiry
https://www.tfaforms.com/4660308
Have to be severely sick with the Covid-19
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Artists Fellowship
https://www.artistsfellowship.org/financial-aid-application
“Fine Artists” are defined as those who create art for sale through galleries, private commission or reproduction in mass media. Media such as sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, art photography, mixed media, installations, and video art are considered “Fine Art” as defined above. (Temporarily limiting relief and assistance applications to those qualified applicants who are dealing with immediate medical emergencies and their aftermaths. This restriction will be
revisited periodically as conditions change.).
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Seattle Music Teachers Relief Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/f/seattle-music-teachers-fund?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1&fbclid=IwAR05JZgzyoKrb6irZON5_vtY8E5btlgyWFet4_4HtjtE679zLwhCmsYp6W8
Local fund for income loss relief for Seattle Musicians due to cancelled lessons and other non-performance music work. Application process pending.
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Equal Sound
https://equalsound.org/musicians-corona-relief-fund-application/
for musicians who has lost income due to a cancelled gig as a result of the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak
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Sweet Relief
https://www.sweetrelief.org/request-assistance.html
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.
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Musician's Assocaition of Seattle, Local 76-493, AFM
https://local76-493.org/musicians-association-of-seattle-emergency-relief-fund/
life changing event making it very difficult or impossible to cover one’s expenses for food, shelter and or medical needs. Up to and including $ 5000 is available in one calendar year.
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Pen America- Writers' Emergency Fund
https://pen.org/writers-emergency-fund/
at least one book by a reputable publishing house. Authors published by self-publishing presses (Create Space, Xlibris, Author House, etc) are not eligible.ten or more essays, short stories, or poems in literary anthologies or literary journals in the last two years a full-length play, performed in a theater of over 250 seats by a professional theater company. employment as a full-time professional journalist, columnist, or critic by a reputable print periodical OR 12 or more literary reviews in a nationally recognized print periodical in the last two years. editors and agents who have been professional for the last five years
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Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4u-9VX5bQZrdt3H-wO99UPb8e_k4r3dy0A3wf8eoG3E-2sw/viewform
This fund is to help at least 100 queer writers of color who have been financially impacted by the current COVID-19. Priority will be given to queer trans women of color and queer disabled writers of color, but I hope this relief fund will help many queer writers of color it can.
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Amercian Society of Journalists and Authors- ASJA
https://asja.org/For-Writers/Writers-Emergency-Assistance-Fund/WEAF-Online-Application
Do not need to be a memeber, samples of your published nonfiction work, financial documentation, medical and household documentation.
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Carnegie Fund for Authors
https://www.carnegiefundforauthors.org/grant-eligibility
American author who has published at least one full-length work — fiction or nonfiction — that has been published by a mainstream publisher. Applicants cannot have eligibility determined by a work that they paid to have published. A work may have been published in eBook format only, or in hardcover or softcover format, or in more than one format.
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Dramatists Guild Foundation
https://dramatistsguildfoundation.submittable.com/submit/131953/emergency-grant-application
Please note that for awards over $600 the Dramatist Guild Foundation is required by the IRS to issue the awardee a tax form 1099- Misc. This form is required to acknowledge the receipt of miscellaneous income by the awardee.
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Emergency Relief for Seattle Employees
http://www.seattle.gov/ease/
Applicant must be a current regular City employee (not temporary or probationary) Documentation regarding the emergecny event, remittance documentiaton for payment
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Foundation for Working Families
https://www.thestand.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/FFWF-Hardship-Request-NEW.pdf
All applications are screened based on funding availability. Priority is given to UNION members who have experienced a financial hardship and needs assistance
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Puget Sound Labor Agency
http://www.pugetsoundlaboragency.org/emergency-assistance.html
The PSLA has helped hundreds of union members through our Emergency Assistance Program. a partnership with union locals providing their members assistance with: mortgage/rent, utilities, phone bills
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Behind the Scenes- Basic Need Grant
https://wp.behindthescenescharity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/BTS_Basic_Needs_Grant_Application.pdf
An Eligible Person is an individual who currently resides in the United States or Canada and has earned their living for a minimum of five years in the entertainment technology industry, or an immediate family member of such individual, including his or her spouse, domestic partner or dependent children. An eligible person does not need to be currently working in the industry as long as the time out of the industry is less than the total time worked in the industry. Performing artists are not eligible
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Washington State Stage Tech Emergency Fund
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BYMDZPD
Emergency fund for production and technical workers
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West Seattle Helpline
http://wshelpline.org/apply/assistance
one-time assistance to our neighbors in need We are not able to provide direct financial assistance for: Moving costs, Move-in deposits, Bills that are not past their due date
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Queen Anne Helpline
http://queenannehelpline.org/services/
Rent assistance, move- in assistance, utility payments, for eligable canadates in the zip codes 98119, 98199, 98109
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Artist Trust Relief Fund
https://artisttrust.submittable.com/submit
Direct Grants for Washington State
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One Reel Relief Grant
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/uefjmsq53eacte7/AACE77dbi7r3beHF0r8Zu0soa?dl=0
Relief for artists, only five $1000 available.
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4Culture Relief Fund
https://www.4culture.org/grants-artist-calls/cultural-relief-fund/
For 2k grants for individuals and 5k grants for organizations
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King County Regional Donations Connector
https://kingcounty.gov/depts/emergency-management/special-topics/donations-connector.aspx
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Freelancers Relief Fund
https://www.freelancersunion.org/resources/freelancers-relief-fund/?utm_source=Freelancers+Union+List&utm_campaign=b5f1a22149-Freelancers-Relief-Fund-email-3-26-2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_de7ca13e56-b5f1a22149-107217351&mc_cid=b5f1a22149&mc_eid=b4b14ebe8d
1k grants, opens 4/2
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Relief for Undocumented Folx
https://www.scholarshipjunkies.org/relief
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ConvertKit
https://creatorfund.ck.page/
Grants of up to $500 to USA, Canada, and International individual creative artists experiencing financial difficulty due to Corona/COVID-19. Funding is intended to provide financial assistance to active creators who are undergoing economic hardship due to the Corona pandemic. Grants may be used by creators who have emergency requests related to medical, childcare, housing (rent or mortgage), or grocery needs.
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Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA)
https://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants
Grants of $1,000 to USA artists, collectives, groups, and ensembles for urgent needs related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Funding is intended to assist experimental artists whose exhibitions and performances have been cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus.
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The Soze Agency - Artist + Activist Relief Fund
https://www.wearesoze.com/relief-fund
This fund, created by The Soze Foundation, TaskForce and Invisible Hand, supports artists + activists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19.
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Lifeline, the Federal Communications Commission's Phone Program
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WAHCA/bulletins/283a2da
Washington State cell phones carriers will provide Lifeline services to eligible clients. Lifeline is the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC's) program to make communications services accessible to low-income consumers. Lifeline provides subscribers a discount on monthly telephone service, broadband Internet access service, or voice-broadband bundled service purchased from participating providers.
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