Community-Driven Fundraiser for Artist Relief

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UPDATE: The Community-Driven Fundraiser concluded on May 31, 2020.
We will update numbers for funds distributed and artists funded as funds are released from FB for the remaining distribution cycles.
Please note that this is only the end of this particular fundraiser and funding opportunity. The Artist Relief Project community stands strong, and we are actively exploring additional funding and fundraising opportunities. Stay updated on future initiatives via our website and by following our pages on Facebook and Instagram.

The community-driven fundraiser is an initiative to use the power of social media sharing to collectively raise funds and support artists financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. We will distribute stipends and support on a first-come, first-serve basis according to the distribution schedule posted on this page as long as funding continues.
The number of recipients depends on the amount of funding raised at the end of each distribution cycle. This is not a guaranteed or immediate source of relief, but we hope to help as many artists as possible with the support of the greater community.
The more money we raise, the more requests for support we can fulfill.
We will increase our fundraising goal as the fundraiser progresses so that we may help as many people as possible during these uncertain times, and we ask that you help by continuing to spread word of this initiative with your networks and connections.

FAQs

Funds raised will offer relief to artists in two ways: (1) in the short term in the form of a $200 emergency relief stipend and (2) in the longer term in the form of programs, resources, and support for alternative, sustainable economic opportunities.

Half of the proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to provide artists with access to short-term financial relief on a first-come, first-serve basis with a one-time emergency relief stipend of $200. Any individual artist in any discipline is eligible to receive the stipend, with the only limitation being how much money we can raise.

As on-ground events may continue to be cancelled or postponed for several weeks ahead, the other half of the funds will be used to support artists in need to transition to more long-term economic solutions. Our hope is that we will help artists develop more economically sustainable sources of income to support their livelihood currently in crisis.

Any individual pursuing the arts as a career (any discipline, any level of experience) who has been impacted by COVID19-related cancellations and closures may apply for assistance. Stipends and support will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis, with the only limitation being how much money we are able to raise.

The only requirements are (1) you demonstrate you’re an artist by sharing your resume and website, where applicable, and (2) you share this fundraiser with your own networks and provide a screenshot. There are currently no geographic limitations.

Sorry, but stipends and support from this initiative are not available to groups or organizations.

UPDATE: Applications to request funding from this Community-Driven Fundraiser closed on May 1, 2020. We are exploring additional funding and fundraising opportunities. Let us know you’d like to stay updated on future initiatives via this form: Artist Relief Project Updates.

Apply by filling out the Artist Relief Project Application Form.

The application asks some basic questions, such as how you’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, and for some basic documentation, such as a resume/ website to demonstrate you are a practicing artist and a screenshot that you have shared the fundraiser with your networks.

Upon submission of your application, you will receive an email copy of your form responses. As long as you receive the email copy of your responses, your request has been received and you have been placed in line to receive assistance. Please note this is a first-come, first-serve opportunity dependent on available funding. We are collecting donations indefinitely and trying to help as many people as possible as quickly as possible, but please do not rely on this as an immediate source of relief.

This initiative depends on using the power of social media for donations from the greater community. By sharing with your networks and inviting your connections to the fundraiser, you are helping to raise awareness about the campaign and solicit more donations. The number of people we can help is directly dependent on the amount of funding we can raise. We want to help as many people in need as possible, and we appreciate your continued support.

Please share and invite your friends, family, and network: Community-Driven Fundraiser for COVID-19 Artist Relief.

Upon submitting the form, you will automatically receive a time-stamped email copy of your responses. This email copy is confirmation of your request and places you in line to receive assistance. As long as you’ve received the email copy of your responses, your application has been received and your request has been added to the list. If you are still concerned about whether we received your application, you can email us at artistrelief@artlyworld.org.

No. This initiative is a first-come, first-serve opportunity dependent on available funding. There is a possibility we do not raise enough funds to be able to help everyone who has requested support.

At the end of each distribution cycle, we will send out an email notification to applicants who will receive support. If you receive an email from us, then you are a recipient for that cycle. If you do not receive an email from us, then you are further down on the list and may receive assistance at a later date. For privacy reasons, we will not publicly disclose the names of recipients, but we will announce how much funding has been re-distributed and how many requests for support will be fulfilled.

Please note this is a first-come, first-serve opportunity dependent on available funding. We are collecting donations indefinitely and trying to help as many people as possible as quickly as possible, but please do not rely on this as a guaranteed or immediate source of relief.

We will distribute stipends and support every other week on an ongoing, first-come, first-serve basis according to the Funds Distribution Schedule posted below as long as funding continues. The number of recipients depends on how much funding is available each distribution cycle. We are actively seeking donations from the greater community and hope to help as many artists as possible during these difficult and uncertain times.

Each distribution cycle, we will announce how much funding will be distributed and send out a notification to applicants who will be receiving funds. Funds will be transferred to applicants’ Paypal accounts or mailed via paper check, as applicable.

Please see the Funds Distribution Schedule below for more information.

The Artist Relief Project is an initiative by Artly World, a registered 501c3 nonprofit based in Austin, TX. Artly World provides free arts and music programs to underserved communities and beneficial resources and opportunities to artists, musicians, and performers to share their work with a broader audience.

After seeing the devastating impact of COVID19-related cancellations and closures on people working in the arts industry, Artly World set up a fundraiser to collect funds that would directly benefit affected artists, musicians, and performers.

All funds from the fundraiser will directly benefit artists and fulfill requests for support. We are a registered 501c3 nonprofit who is donating their time and resources to this project.

Yes. Artly World is a registered 501c3 nonprofit, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

If you cannot find the answer you’re looking for here, you can reach out to us at artistrelief@artlyworld.org with questions or concerns.

Funds Distribution Schedule

FUNDS RAISED BETWEEN
WILL BE RE-DISTRIBUTED
BEGINNING
RECIPIENTS WILL BE
NOTIFIED
March 15 and March 31 April 23 April 16
April 1 and April 15 May 7 May 2
April 16 and April 30 May 26 May 21
May 1 and May 15 June 8 June 3
May 16 and May 31 June 23 June 18

We will distribute stipends and support according to the above schedule on a first-come, first-serve basis as long as funding continues.
Recipients will be notified via email, and funds will be transferred via either Paypal or paper check, as applicable.
(Note: Due to daily transaction limits, it may take several business days for distributions to process electronically.)
The number of recipients depends on the amount of funding available at the end of each distribution cycle.
The more money we raise, the more requests for support we can fulfill.
We will increase our fundraising goal as the fundraiser progresses so that we may help as many people as possible during these uncertain times, and we ask that you help by continuing to spread word of this initiative with your networks and connections.

UPDATE: The Community-Driven Fundraiser concluded on May 31, 2020. We will continue to update funds distributed and artists funded as funds are released from FB for the remaining distribution cycles.