ARTIST RESOURCES

Emergency Funding for Artists

 

The Alabama Visual Arts Network has assembled a list of emergency funding sources for artists, as well as other funding opportunities and resources.

SBA Disaster Loans and emergency Grants, Artist’s Edition: What You Need to Know
Do artists qualify for the SBA disaster loan and $10,000 Emergency Grant? More importantly, should artists apply? The short answer is YES, and here’s some stuff you should know……
Read this very helpful article by Jenie Gao: https://learningtosee.jenie.org/sba-disaster-loan-artists-edition-what-you-need-to-know/

 

CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund):
CERF+ emergency assistance includes grants and/or brokered assistance, such as booth fee waivers and discounts or donations on supplies and equipment:
https://cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-for-help/craft-emergency-relief-fund/

 

Foundation for Contemporary Arts: COVID-19 Relief Fund:
If you are seeking relief for a canceled performance or exhibition due to COVID-19 you can apply for support from their COVID-19 Relief Fund:
https://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants

 

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants:
The fund provides one-time cash grants of up to $5,000 to cover expenses caused by one-time, unexpected medical emergencies:
https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Rauschenberg-Emergency-Grants 

 

Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant: 
Intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.
https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/emergency-grant/

 

Artists’ Charitable Fund:
Assists American artists living anywhere in the United States by paying a portion of their medical / dental / eye-care bills.
http://artistscharitablefund.org/index.html

 

Artists’ Fellowship, Inc:
Provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship.
https://www.artistsfellowship.org/finacial-aid

 

The Haven Foundation:
Provides financial assistance to artists who have experienced a recent, unforeseen emergency or triggering event that has significantly and adversely affected the qualified person’s ability to produce, perform and/or market his/her work.
http://www.thehavenfdn.org/guidelines/

 

Artist + Activist Relief Fund:
This fund, created by The Soze Foundation, TaskForce and Invisible Hand, will support artists and activists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19. We will be making $250 grants to selected applicants on an on-going basis.
https://www.wearesoze.com/relief-fund

 

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund:
The 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).
https://www.gofundme.com/f/artsleadersfund?fbclid=IwAR1yNBFOBl18Oy9KysozAdpQFfZeKN6Wq82ZMpVnlOqF84USeauRDhtnYEY

 

The Joan Mitchell Foundation:
The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides grants of up to $6,000 to US-based visual artists who have suffered significant physical losses after natural or man-made disasters.
https://joanmitchellfoundation.org/artist-programs/artist-grants/emergency

 

Other Funding Opportunities

 

The Harpo Foundation:
The Foundation’s grant program awards 7-10 grants annually. Grants are made directly to artists to support their development and to non-profit organizations in support of new work by artists. The Foundation also supports two residency fellowship programs.
http://www.harpofoundation.org/

 

Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc.:
Grants from the foundation give monetary support and encouragement to individual feminist writers and visual artists.
https://demingfund.org/index.php

 

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation:
Pollock-Krasner grants have enabled artists to create new work, purchase needed materials and pay for studio rent, as well as their personal and medical expenses.
https://pkf.org/our-grants/

 

Other COVID-19 Resources for Artists

 

Americans For The Arts: 
https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/disaster-preparedness/coronavirus-covid-19-resource-and-response-center?utm_source=MagnetMail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=sara%403arts.org&utm_content=3.18.2020_Coronavirus%20Response&utm_campaign=Resources%20on%20the%20Coronavirus%20and%20Upcoming%20Stimulus%20Funds

 

Alliance for Artists Communities: 
https://www.artistcommunities.org/emergency-relief-programs

 

New York Foundation for the Arts:
https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Emergency%20Grants

 

Statera:
https://stateraarts.org/emergency-response

 

National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedeness & Emergency Response:
https://www.ncaper.org/

 

Creative Capital:
Offers a list of resources for artists and arts organizations affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
https://creative-capital.org/2020/03/13/list-of-arts-resources-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/

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