Screen Shot 2020-03-20 at 5.39.38 PM

AVAILABLE ART RESOURCES

CERF+ Emergency Assistance
Assistance for an artist who has experienced a recent, career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster.  You will also be able to find COVID-19 specific information.

COVID-19 & Freelance Artist Resource
This resource is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community.

Rauschenberg Emergency Grant
This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies.

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts
In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions.

NYFA
NYFA offers additional COVID-19 related resources for artists of all disciplines.

 

COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESOURCES

    • City of Boston Artist Relief Fund (Boston, MA) - The Boston Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 and $1,000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

 

    • Chicago Theatre Workers Relief Fund (Chicago, IL) - This Fund is intended to help replace lost income due to theatre closures. The Fund is available to all those who have had to stop work and are not getting paid, including those who were on contract, part-time employees and those working on a stipend that was not paid. Chicago area theatre professionals may apply for a grant of $500 on a first-come first-served basis.

 

 

 

 

    • NYC Small Business Services: Assistance & Guidance for Businesses Impacted Due to Novel Coronavirus (New York City) - The City will provide relief for small businesses across the City seeing a reduction in revenue because of COVID-19. Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decreases of 25% or more will be eligible for zero interest loans of up to $75,000 to help mitigate losses in profit. The City is also offering small businesses with fewer than 5 employees a grant to cover 40% of payroll costs for two months to help retain employees.

 

 

    • Seattle Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund (Puget Region in Washington State) - Hosted by Seattle Foundation, the COVID-19 Response Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak. The Fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.

 

 

    • Singapore Unbound Relief Fund (SURF) - Creative writers, whether they are Singapore citizens living anywhere in the world or Permanent Residents of Singapore, may apply for a USD200/SGD280 grant from SURF with no strings attached. This fund is specifically intended to help those in dire need of immediate help.

 

    • Seattle Recovery Package (Seattle, WA) - The initial support package is broken down into five components: Deferral of B&O Taxes; Assistance to Access SBA Loans; Expansion of Small Business Stabilization Fund; Relief for Utility Payments; and New Small Business Recovery Task Force. 

 

GENERAL PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES

ADVOCACY & LEGAL INFORMATION

EMERGENCY FUNDING

National Grants/Relief Funds from 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organizations & Unions

National Crowdfunding & Collective Action Efforts

The below are new funds set up specifically to relieve artists in financial crisis as a result of COVID-19. We cannot vouch for the methods by which funds/services are distributed, and welcome any feedback via our submission form!

Local Grants/Relief Funds from 501(c)3 Organizations, Unions, and Local Arts Councils

Local Crowdfunding & Collective Action Efforts

In general, the below are new funds set up specifically to relieve artists in financial crisis as a result of COVID-19. We cannot vouch for the methods by which funds/services are distributed, and welcome any feedback via our submission form! Please note: never share social security number or bank account number through a Google form.

Interest Free Loans

 

QUANTIFYING ECONOMIC IMPACT

ONLINE PLATFORMS

Platforms for Sharing, Meeting & Broad/Narrowcasting

Digital Tools to Manage Your Creative Practice

HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

TEMPORARY/REMOTE JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Finding Work

Best Practices for Working Online

OTHER MISCELLANEOUS WISDOM

AND FINALLY, OTHER LISTS & FAQ TO CHECK OUT