Federal Relief CARES ACT of 2020 Resources
- Arts Action Fund COVID-19 Resources
- Americans for the Arts and Action Fund Legislative Update on the CARES Act
- Regularly Updated Arts Action Fund 2021 COVID Arts Resource Table
- Actors Fund. The emergency financial assistance program helps eligible applicants in need. It is not income replacement, but limited funds for basic living necessities. The Actors Fund is also administering COVID19 Assistance programs for performing arts and entertainment unions including SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, Actors Equity Association, American Guild of Musical Artists and Musicians Local 802. Additionally, The Fund is administering the Jujamcyn Theatre Assistance Program.
- The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant. Grants up to $15,000. Painters, printmakers and sculptors are welcome to apply. Ongoing fund. No deadline.
- Artist Relief Project. Grants up to $200. Eligible applicants are required to demonstrate that they are artists via a resume and website, where applicable, and share the Artist Relief Project fundraiser with their own networks and provide a screenshot. Ongoing fund. No deadline, but should follow Funds Distribution schedule.
- Artist Recuse Trust (A.R.T.) Grant for the Web. A.R.T. will provide $1,500 over three months to artists in need and amplify the stories, performances and creations they had hoped to share with the world before the pandemic limited their ability to do so.
- Arts Administrators of Color Network Relief fund. Grants of $200. Fund is to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists AND administrators (consultants, facilitators, box office staff, seasonal/temporary employees, etc.) Funds will be provided as long as funding is available. No deadline.
- Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (Pennsylvania). Grants up to $500. This is a relief fund for artists in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, Lawrence, Indiana, Greene, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. No deadline.
- The Village Arts and Humanities (Philadelphia, PA). Grants of $500. The Emergency Gap Fund for Philly’s Black Working Artists is a fund that disburses one-time grants of $500 to help Black working artists residing in Philadelphia stay stable and safe while weathering the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Everyone who applies will be contacted by a Village representative to confirm or clarify information. Decisions will be made weekly, by Wednesday at 10am. Notifications will be made each Wednesday, by noon.
Actors Fund. Actors Fund offers a broad spectrum of programs to support the unique, essential needs of all who work in entertainment and the performing arts. Learn more and register for free online workshops and services pertaining to The Career Center, Financial Wellness, Health & Health Insurance and Social Services. You can also view housing opportunities in their housing section.
- American Art Therapy Association. Resources for Art Therapists during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Are you a freelance artist? A great crowd sourced resource list is available
- Artist Thrive assembled a listing of helpful resources for artists.
- Artwork Archives has compiled a list of emergency grants for artists.
- ArtsReady has great tools and resources to share.
- Artwork Archives has launched a resource page for artists with several funding opportunities
- Association of Performing Arts Professionals published a resource listing.
- Billboard resource page on national and state by state funds to support artists.
- Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF+) published an update and resource listing geared for craft artists.
- Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic hosted by Howlround Theatre Commons offers resources and inspiration to freelance artists. Recording available.
- New York Foundation on the Arts launches relief fund resource page for several disciplines and geographic focus.
- Springboard for the Arts has several resources and relief funds.
- WomenArts has a fund roundup on their website
- Forecast launches toolkit on creative alternatives to in-person arts-based activities, for artists and administrators
- Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance maintains a resource page for artists, teaching artists and arts and culture organizations moving to a digital/virtual platform.
- Yerba Buena Center of the Arts Creates Hotline to Help Financially Struggling Artists. Called the Artist Power Center, the long-term initiative will help arts professionals including visual artists, writers, photographers, and performers by connecting them to funding opportunities, emergency relief, and other resources.
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