Apply for Emergency Relief & Support
Who Is Eligible to Apply?
Any individual artist in any discipline whose income has been impacted by COVID19-related cancellations and closures may apply for emergency relief and support.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any adult individual pursuing the arts (any discipline, any level of experience) as a career may apply if their income has been impacted by COVID19-related event cancellations and venue closures.
To request financial support, access and complete the application at the links below.
The application asks some basic questions about your work as an artist and how you’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. You will need to provide documentation (website, resume or CV, portfolio, and/ or social media proof) to demonstrate you are someone actively pursuing the arts as a career.
UPDATE: Applications for this community-driven opportunity closed on May 1, 2020.
The Community-Driven fundraiser offers relief to individual artists on a first-come, first-serve basis, dependent on the amount of funding we collectively raise using the power of social media. Funds raised will support 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 free programs, resources, and support for artists to pursue sustainable economic opportunities through this time of crisis. The number of requests for support that we can fulfill depends on how much funding we can raise. For more info and answers to FAQs, visit the Community-Driven Fundraiser FAQ page.
The needs-based funding initiative is currently being developed to address immediate needs and concerns of artists facing dire financial needs due to the COVID-19 crisis. Support from this initiative will be provided to artists facing dire financial emergencies, such as lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine, and food. Assistance will include short-term cash relief as well as longer term support to empower artists with the skills and knowledge necessary to continue pursuing the arts as a career through this crisis. Recipients will be selected based on applicant qualifications, extent of need, and available funding.