The Need

Artist Relief Project to Help Artists impacted by COVID19 crisis

With events being cancelled and venues being closed across the nation due to COVID-19 concerns, people working in the arts economy have been hit hard. Artists, musicians, and performers—dependent on live events and face-to-face interactions for their livelihood—have lost access to their main source of income.

Most artists and performers were not financially prepared for this type of crisis. Many of them are suffering significant unanticipated losses from unpaid work after putting months of preparation toward contracts that were cancelled along with event and venue closures. And they’re facing a truly dire situation with their livelihoods in jeopardy now and for the foreseeable future.

How This Project Will Help

The Artist Relief Project provides COVID emergency relief to artists, musicians, and performers impacted by event cancellations and venue closures in two ways:

Short-Term Relief

$200 Emergency Cash Relief

One-time, COVID emergency cash relief of $200, distributed directly to artists

Long-Term Assistance

Programs & Resources

Free programs and resources to empower artists with the skills and knowledge to continue pursuing the arts as a professional endeavor

Any adult individual actively pursuing the arts as a career (any discipline, any level of experience) whose income has been impacted by event and venue closures is eligible to apply for financial support from the Artist Relief Project. The only requirements are that you must be able to demonstrate (1) you are an artist actively working and committed to pursing the arts as a career and (2) you have been negatively financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

The only limitation to how many we can help will be how much funding we can raise.

Who is behind this Project?

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Artly World is a registered 501c3 nonprofit with the mission to empower communities through creative arts opportunities and initiatives. We support artists, musicians, and performers by providing professional development programs and beneficial opportunities for them to share their craft with a broader audience. We help make the arts accessible to all by providing arts and music programming free of charge in underserved communities.

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You can reach out to us at [email protected] with questions or concerns.