Community-Driven Fundraiser for Artist Relief

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UPDATE: The Community-Driven Fundraiser for the First-Come, First-Serve initiative concluded on May 31, 2020, and funds were distributed according to the schedule posted below.

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 at the “Request Support” link above and by following our pages on Facebook and Instagram.

The Fundraiser

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 and resources to support artists in continuing to pursue sustainable economic opportunities in their respective disciplines.

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 one-time emergency cash relief of $200. Any individual artist in any discipline is eligible to receive cash relief, 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 in their field. 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. Cash relief 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 support from this initiative is 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.

UPDATE: The Community-Driven Fundraiser closed on May 31, 2020. Thank you to everyone who helped spread word about this fundraising initiative by sharing with their networks.

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 [email protected]

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 working hard to collect donations 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.

UPDATE: The Community-Driven fundraiser concluded on May 31, 2020. Funds have been distributed according to the schedule posted below.

We will distribute funds 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 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 recipients. 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.

UPDATE: The Community-Driven fundraiser concluded on May 31, 2020. Funds have been distributed according to the schedule posted below.

  • Donate to the Project. Even if it’s a small amount. Every dollar helps.
  • Share/ post the link to the fundraiser with a personal message about why this campaign matters to you (UPDATE: The Community-Driven fundraiser concluded on May 31, 2020).
  • If you are a practicing artist, request to join the Artist Relief Project Facebook Group.
  • Help spread awareness of this initiative by liking & following Artist Relief Project on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Email us with feedback/ suggestions on how we can do better to support artists: [email protected]

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 in the form of cash relief and/ or programs to support artists’ professional pursuits in the post-COVID world. 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 [email protected] with questions or concerns.

We did not raise enough funds to fulfill all requests for cash relief support. We empathize with your situation and know this may come as disappointing news. But we are working on other funding and fundraising opportunities. Stay informed by visiting the “Request Support link on our website and by keeping an eye out for our periodic Community Update emails.

As part of our work to continue helping artists through this crisis, we are organizing programs to provide artists like yourself with resources to support your professional pursuits in the post-COVID world. As an applicant of Artist Relief Project, you will have free access to these programs (currently being developed). Submit suggestions and stay informed on the progress of these programs by visiting the “Programs” link on our website and by keeping an eye out for updates on our social media channels.

Funds Distribution Schedule

UPDATE: The Community-Driven Fundraiser concluded on May 31, 2020.

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.
UPDATE: The Community-Driven fundraiser concluded on May 31, 2020.