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 financial situation has been negatively 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.
Now Accepting Requests: June 29th to July 15th, 2020
Applications for needs-based requests for support can be accessed at this link. For more information and answers to FAQs, visit the Needs-Based Requests for Support FAQ page.
The needs-based funding initiative has been organized to help artists facing dire financial circumstances due to the COVID-19 crisis. Support from this initiative will be provided to artists facing financial emergencies in which they have lost or are in danger of losing access to essentials such as housing, medicine, and food. Assistance will include short-term cash relief of $200 and longer term support to continue pursuing the arts in an economically viable manner through the fallout from this crisis. Recipients will be selected based on applicant qualifications, extent of need, and available funding.
First-Come, First-Serve Initiative
Applications for first-come, first-serve requests for support closed on May 1, 2020.
This initiative was organized to offer 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 through our Community-Driven Facebook fundraiser. 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.