Artist Relief Project FAQs
The Community-Driven Initiative
Artist Relief Project is a community-driven endeavor using the power of social media sharing to collectively raise funds to support artists whose financial well-being has been impacted by the COVID-19 pendemic. The success of this endeavor directly depends on the support of the greater community in spreading awareness about this initiative and joining together to uplift and help one another through this crisis.
Our mission is to help as many artists as possible who are struggling with financial hardships during these difficult times. We will continue pursuing various fundraising and funding initiatives so that we may help as many people as possible, and we kindly request you to help by continuing to spread word of this initiative with your networks and connections.
Funds raised will offer support to artists in two ways: (1) in the short term in the form of $200 emergency cash relief distributions and (2) in the longer term in the form of programs and resources to support artists to continue pursuing sustainable economic opportunities in their respective disciplines.
Any individual pursuing the arts as a career (any discipline, any level of experience) whose financial well-being has been impacted by COVID19-related circumstances may request support. There are currently no geographic limitations.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate (1) they are a practicing artist committed to pursuing a career in their respective disciplines and (2) they have been negatively financially impacted by the COVID19 crisis. We also ask that those who request support join the communal efforts to spread awareness about the initiative by sharing the Project on their social media channels.
Sorry, but support from this initiative is not available to groups or organizations.
Individual adult artists in any discipline may request support from Artist Relief Project via the Request Support page on our website.
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. It also requires that you upload a screenshot of sharing the Project on social media.
You will receive an email confirmation upon submission of your application.
This initiative depends on using the collective power of social media to spread awareness about the Project and crowdsource donations from the greater community. By sharing with your networks, you are helping more people learn about this opportunity to help artists in need. 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 in generating awareness about the Project.
No. The number of requests we can fulfill is dependent on the number of applicants and available funding. Due to the overwhelming magnitude of this crisis, there is a possibility we do not raise enough funds to be able to help everyone who has requested support.
You will receive an email confirmation upon submission of your request. If you are still concerned about whether we received your application, you can email us at [email protected]
We will send out email notifications letting applicants know whether they will receive support. For privacy reasons, we will not publicly disclose the names of recipients, but we will announce how much funding has been distributed and how many requests for support will be fulfilled.
Please note that the number of recipients is directly dependent on available funding. We are working hard to collect donations and 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 funds according to the terms of the initiative to which you request support (see the Request Support page for more details on the terms of the funding initiatives).
Recipients will be notified via email prior to funds distribution. Funds will be transferred to recipients’ Paypal accounts or mailed via paper check, as applicable.
We will continue to update our website and social media channels with notifications of the amount of funds that have been distributed and the number of artists that have been helped.
If you have the means, donate to Artist Relief Project to support artists and the arts. Every little bit helps. But there are also many ways you can help beyond monetary contributions:
- Share/ post about Artist Relief Project on social media with a personal message about why this initiative matters to you.
- Invite people in your network to donate.
- Like & Follow Artist Relief Project on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
- Email us with feedback/ suggestions on how we can do better to support artists: [email protected]
Yes. Artly World, the organization behind Artist Relief Project, is registered 501c3 nonprofit, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
All funds will benefit artists in the form of one-time cash relief distributions and in the form of programs and resources to support artists as they continue pursuing the arts as a professional and economic endeavor during these difficult times. We are a registered 501c3 nonprofit with a team of volunteers who are donating their time and resources to the Project.
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 organized a fundraising intiative to collect funds that would directly benefit affected artists, musicians, and performers.