Artist Relief Project FAQs

Artist Relief Project continues actively exploring additional funding and fundraising opportunities to help as many artists as possible through this crisis. Stay updated on future initiatives via our website and by following our pages on Facebook,  Instagram, and Twitter.

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 pandemic. 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 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.

To take advantage of ARP’s free programs and resources, you must be an ARP member (membership is free and open to artists in any discipline). Request membership via the ARP Membership Request form on the Programs page.

To inquire about financial support specifically, fill out a request using the Request Support link at the top of the page.

The forms ask some basic questions, such as how you’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, and for some basic documentation, such as a resume and/ or website to demonstrate your status as a working artist, musician, or performer.

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.

Because we are committed to our promise of confidentiality to artist applicants, we will not publicly disclose names of artists who have received financial support. BUT we are posting anonymous artist testimonies and receipts of funds transfers on our social media channels. Visit our Instagram Story Highlights to view receipts and read accounts from artists who have received financial support from Artist Relief Project.

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 cash mini-grants 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.

If you cannot find the answer you’re looking for here, you can reach out to us at [email protected] with questions or concerns.