1. 4 Culture Cultural Relief Fund (King County, WA) – Grants up to $2,000 are available for emergencies related to the COVID-19 virus and to support the creative responses cultural workers offer in times of crisis.

2. American Documentary Artist Emergency Fund – This COVID-19 Artist Emergency Fund will provide rapid response grants up to $500 to assist artists with basic needs including food, immediate health needs and insurance premiums. Artist must demonstrate need and a professional relationship to documentary filmmaking.

3. Anonymous Was A Woman (AWAW) Emergency Relief Grant – The program will distribute $250,000 in unrestricted grants, up to $2,500 apiece, to artists who have experienced financial hardship from loss of income or opportunity as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis. Open to women-identifying visual artists over the age of 40 in the United States and territories.

4. Artist + Activist Relief Fund – This fund, created by The Soze Foundation, TaskForce and Invisible Hand, will support artists and activists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19. Currently not accepting new applications; artists may join a waiting list should more funds become available. 

5. Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund – The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund is for those who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).

6. Arts for Illinois Relief Fund (Illinois) – A statewide effort that provides financial relief to artists and arts organizations with urgent need due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through AIRF, 3Arts will issue $1,500 unrestricted, one-time grants to as many eligible artists as possible, given the total funding available.

7. Arts Greensboro Emergency Relief Fund (Greensboro, NC) – For any artist in need of support due to cancellations from the outbreak of COVID-19. This fund is a money-in, money-out fund. ArtsGreensboro will disperse funds weekly, based on the amount donated. This fund is directed to working artists, not organizations or nonprofits.

8. Artist Relief Project – Anyone pursuing the arts as a career (any discipline, any level of experience) can request financial support from the Artist Relief Project, which will provide applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis with a one-time emergency stipend of $200 and free resources and support to pursue alternative economic opportunities.

9. Artist Relief Tree – A relief fund for artists affected by cancellations due to COVID-19. Disbursements are currently on hold while the organization seeks more funds, but you may join a waitlist.

10. The Atlanta Artist Lost Gig Fund (Atlanta, GA) – This fund is open to arts workers of ANY discipline including arts administrators, visual artists, craft artisans, performing artists of all kinds, musicians, writers, and all others. You must have documentation of your agreement for work (contract, email agreement, etc.) and documentation of the cancellation during the time of the COVID-19 crisis in order to apply (email stating such from contractor, etc.).

11. Behind the Scenes Grant – Behind the Scenes will accept applications from anyone who has been hospitalized with Covid-19 and is in financial need. You may be eligible for a grant if you currently reside in the United States or Canada and have earned your living for at least five years in the entertainment technology industry. This means that your major source of income is from your work in this industry, which includes being directly involved with production: behind the scenes in any type of performance venue, or behind the camera, or on the road. It also includes working companies who are directly involved in supplying entertainment technology products and services such as dealers, manufacturers, production companies, consultants, and design firms. Performing artists are not eligible.

12. Boston Music Maker Relief Fund (Boston, MA) – The Record Co. has established a fund to provide financial relief to Boston area music makers experiencing lost income as the result of performance cancellations related to COVID-19. Small grants of up to $200 will be paid rapidly on a first come, first served basis to affected artists and groups.

13. Boston Singers’ Relief Fund COVID-19 Emergency Relief (Boston, MA) – The Boston Singers’ Relief Fund is offering a streamlined application process for grants up to $500. New England-based singers whose classical performances were cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19 are eligible to apply.

14. Bridgesong Fund (Western Massachusetts) – Emergency relief for western MA women, nonbinary, and genderqueer artists of color.

15. Cambridge Artist Relief Fund (Cambridge, MA) – Focused on lost income, current and into the foreseeable future, the Fund will provide one-time relief to arts organizations and artists who live, work, create, and/or perform in Cambridge. Only one grant per applicant is allowed.

16. CCI San Francisco Arts & Artists Relief Fund (San Francisco, CA) – An emergency relief fund to mitigate COVID-19 related financial losses that artists and small to mid-size arts and culture organizations have suffered.

17. Chicago Theatre Workers Relief Fund (Chicago, IL) – This Fund is intended to help replace lost income due to theatre closures. The Fund is available to all those who have had to stop work and are not getting paid, including those who were on contract, part-time employees and those working on a stipend that was not paid. Chicago area theatre professionals may apply for a grant of $500 on a first-come first-served basis.

18. City of Boston Artist Relief Fund (Boston, MA) – The Boston Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 and $1,000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

19. City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) – Arts Emergency Relief Fund (Los Angeles, CA) -This program provides emergency relief grants to City of Los Angeles-based dance, music, and theatre artists, as well as small ensembles who have had their public performances, shows, or concerts cancelled. Solo artists are eligible for up to $400 and ensembles up to $1,200 to cover losses in time and/or materials that were committed toward events, which were to have taken place at a venue within the City of Los Angeles and were to be open to the general public.

20. The Colorado Artist Relief Fund (Colorado) -The fund will continue to provide grants of up to $1,000 to individual artists who live in Colorado who are experiencing immediate unforeseen emergency needs due to COVID-19, and whose incomes are being adversely affected due to cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative work. Grants will be made on a rolling basis.

21. Corona Arts Relief for Bexar County Artists, Texas (Bexar County, TX) – Luminaria and the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture announce the Corona Arts Relief fund, which provides technical and professional development support for individual artists during the national CORONA / COVID-19 pandemic. This funding stream offers support for lost revenue or for the opportunity to engage in professional development. The program will be paused after April 3, 2020 in order to match applicants with sufficient resources. 

22. COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund (Washington State) – The COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund provides rapid response grants supporting critical needs of artists whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19. The grant is open to individual artists of all disciplines residing in Washington State.

23. COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources – An aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines. 

24. Creative Catalyst Fund (Newark, NJ) – Grants to support the creative practice of artists who have shown exceptional creative ability and commitment to social impact through their work. Awarded funds may be used to cover any expenses related to the artist’s practice, including but not limited to rent for studio/rehearsal space, supplies or equipment, or costs incurred as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. There is no matching requirement.

25. Creative Industry Relief Fund (Fort Worth, TX) – Hear Fort Worth and Film Fort Worth with assistance from United Way of Tarrant County have established a creative industry relief fund to help support musicians, artists, performers and filmmakers who have lost work due to COVID-19.

26. The Creator Fund – Providing financial assistance to active creators who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. If you have medical, childcare, housing, or grocery needs, please apply for assistance.

27. Crosshatch Artist Emergency Fund (Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties, MI) – Funding for individual artists (not non-profits or institutions) who earn 33% or more of their income from their art, and who have lost income because of COVID-19 related cancellations.

28. Culture Connects Coalition (Santa Fe, NM) – Culture Connects Coalition is a fund to support arts and culture in all their expressions. In response to COVID-19 pandemic and to reduce its greater impact on the community, they have partnered with Lannan Foundation to form the Artist Relief Fund to help those artists most dramatically affected.

29. Dallas Artist Relief Fund (Dallas, TX) – Provides support for low-income, BIPOC, trans/GNC/NB/Queer artists and freelancers whose livelihoods are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Dallas.

30. Dance/NYC Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund (New York City)- The purpose of the funding initiative is to mitigate the growing impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak on individual freelance dance workers and dance making organizations based in the metropolitan New York City area, particularly financial losses incurred due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and the social restriction measures implemented to contain the disease. Applications currently closed and will reopen on April 10.

31. The Dance Union Podcast NYC Dancers Relief Fund (COVID-19) (New York City) – This Fund will offer urgent relief to freelance dance artist that have suffered financial losses due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and the government enforced social restrictions.

32. Durham Artist Relief Fund (Durham, NC) – Providing assistance to artists and arts presenters in Durham who have been financially impacted by cancellations due to COVID-19, with priority given to BIPOC artists, transgender & nonbinary artists, and disabled artists.

33. Emergency Relief Fund for Arizona Artists and Arts Professionals (Arizona) – A collaborative fund for emergency support for working artists, teaching artists, production personnel, and arts-based contract workers who have experienced canceled events and residencies or terminated contracts as a result of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis.

34. Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund – The Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund was set up on short notice to provide direct financial assistance to musicians who have lost work as a result of Corona-related event cancellations.

35. Facebook Small Business Grants Program – Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate.

36. Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters – List of regions with current declared disasters who are eligible for federal assistance.

37. Freelancer COVID-19 Emergency Fund – If you’re a creative freelancer who has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 virus and resulting public response, you can apply for temporary assistance through the fund. Currently closed, but policies will be reviewed and updated regularly.

38. Freelancers Union Freelancers Relief Fund – Freelancers Relief Fund will offer financial assistance of up to $1,000 per freelance household to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs, including food/food supplies; utility payments; cash assistance to cover income loss.

39. Fulcrum Fund (Artists based within an 80-mile radius of Albuquerque, NM) – $60,000 in emergency relief grants, providing $1,000 to 60 local artists who have lost income as a result of cancellations due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

40. Futures Fund: Emergency Relief for Artists (St. Louis, MO) – The Luminary, in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, is offering immediate artist emergency grants totaling $60,000 for artists and arts organizers in the St. Louis region.

41. Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund (Atlanta, GA) – United Way of Greater Atlanta’s 2-1-1 Contact Center is helping address the negative impacts of the coronavirus in the communities. Call if you need assistance and check the website if you are able to donate to the fund.

42. Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (Greater Pittsburgh, PA) – The Emergency Fund for Artists will now provide up to $500 in assistance to artists experiencing loss of income due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Emergency Fund also remains available for other unforeseen emergencies that may impact your ability to work, such as flood, theft, or fire.

43. Greater Columbus Arts Council COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grants for Artists (Franklin County, OH) – The program is designed to assist artists of all disciplines living in Franklin County with the financial impacts of COVID-19.

44. Idea Awards COVID-19 Response Grant Lottery – You are eligible to enter the lottery for a grant of $2500 from the Bret Adams & Paul Reisch Foundation if you are: a playwright, composer, lyricist, or librettist; have had a full professional production (defined for these purposes as a LORT, Off-Broadway, or Broadway full production, not a reading or workshop) of which you are a writer that was cancelled, closed, or indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 closures.

45. Indie Theater Fund Rapid Relief GRANTS due to Covid19 (New York City) – Rapid relief grants of up to $500 will be awarded to support the theater community, prioritizing the consortium of companies, venues, and individuals working in NYC independent theater (Off-Off-Broadway in theater houses of 99 seats or less), operating with budgets under $250,000.

46. Indy Arts COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund (Indiana) – The Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund was created for individuals working in the arts sector and impacted by the current public health crisis. Primary concern is for the health and well being of individuals: specifically independent artists and staff working for small-to-midsize nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. This fund will provide rapid response $500 grants to help bridge the severe lost wages that make many in our creative community vulnerable.

47. Kincade Family Foundation Emergency Grant for Curators – The program will provide one (1) one-time grant of up to $5,000 for unexpected emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

48. LA Dance Emergency Fund (Los Angeles, CA) – LA Dance Emergency Fund provides emergency relief to LA dancers and dance companies facing financial hardship caused by Greater Los Angeles dance performances/events cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants can receive up to $500 with submission of appropriate application materials until MARCH 31st, 2020.

49. Live From Our Living Rooms – An online music festival and fundraiser where all proceeds will provide performance grants to New York City musicians whose freelance careers have been impacted by COVID-19.

50. Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Emergency Grants (Maryland) – To be eligible for MSAC Emergency Grants, the artist must submit proof of ineligibility for Unemployment Insurance (UI) or proof that they have either exhausted UI benefits, (including Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance) or that UI benefits do not fully cover losses sustained as a result of the Governor’s declared State of Emergency in relationship to COVID-19.

51. Mass Cultural Council COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals (Massachusetts) – The purpose of the COVID-19 Relief Fund is to support individuals whose creative practices and incomes are adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Grants of $1,000 will be available to Massachusetts individual artists and independent teaching artists/humanists/scientists who have lost income derived from their work as a direct result of COVID-19 related cancellations and closures.

52. NC Artist Relief Fund (North Carolina) – This fund has been created to support creative individuals who have been financially impacted by gig cancellations due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Scroll down the page for the Apply button.

53. New Music Solidarity Fund – The New Music Solidarity Fund is designed to help new/creative/improvised music freelancers whose livelihood has been threatened as a result of performances that have been canceled during the COVID-19 crisis.

54. New Orleans Business Alliance Relief Fund for Gig Workers (New Orleans, LA) – As a result of the anticipated local economic impact of COVID-19, the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) is standing up a relief fund to meet the needs of gig economy workers who have been directly impacted via loss of income.

55. NYC Low-Income Artist/Freelancer Relief Fund (New York City) – Provides support for low-income, BIPOC, trans/GNC/NB/Queer artists and freelancers whose livelihoods are being effected by this pandemic in NYC. Click here also if you’d like to donate to the fund.

56. NYC Small Business Services: Assistance & Guidance for Businesses Impacted Due to Novel Coronavirus (New York City) – The City will provide relief for small businesses across the City seeing a reduction in revenue because of COVID-19. Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decreases of 25% or more will be eligible for zero interest loans of up to $75,000 to help mitigate losses in profit. The City is also offering small businesses with fewer than 5 employees a grant to cover 40% of payroll costs for two months to help retain employees.

57. Oolite Arts Relief Fund for artists for COVID-19 (Miami-Dade County, FL) – Visual artists who live in Miami-Dade County can now request funds to compensate for the cancellation of specific, scheduled employment (whether in the cultural sector or not) or a professional artistic opportunity, including commissions and exhibitions.

58. Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund (Philadelphia, PA) – Providing some small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with immediate relief through a mix of grants and loans. Applications currently closed and waiting for new funds to become available.

59. The Photographer Fund – A $25,000 fund to help photographers impacted by COVID-19. Assistance of up to $500 per person will be offered at the organization’s discretion to determine who gets the funds.

60. Pillars Rapid Response Fund – A fund to support the personal expenses of Muslim artists and activists whose livelihoods are being negatively impacted by this current moment. $500 grants will be given to individuals through a short application process.

61. Portland Area Artist Relief (Portland Area, OR) – This fund is currently for freelance/independent artists residing in the Portland tri-county area only. The counties are Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington. This fund is not for arts organizations or nonprofits. Applications paused temporarily. 

62. Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund – This fund is to help queer writers of color who have been financially impacted by the current COVID-19. Priority will be given to queer trans women of color and queer disabled writers of color.

63. Recording Academy and MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund – The Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares® have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help their peers in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

64. Red Dirt Relief Fund COVID-19 Emergency Grant Program (Oklahoma) – To be eligible for this aid, an individual must currently reside in Oklahoma and provide evidence he/she has been working the music industry for at least 5 years.

65. The Safety Net Fund (Bay Area, CA) – The Safety Net Fund is a non-profit designed to help support artists in the Bay Area during the COVID-19 crisis.

66. Season of Concern Chicago (Chicago, IL) – Season of Concern Chicago offers emergency assistance for any member of the Chicago theater community who is dealing with serious medical issues, including those that may result from COVID-19 infection. Proof of testing positive for the virus is required.

67. Seattle Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund (Puget Region in Washington State) – Hosted by Seattle Foundation, the COVID-19 Response Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak. The Fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.

68. Singapore Unbound Relief Fund (SURF) – Creative writers, whether they are Singapore citizens living anywhere in the world or Permanent Residents of Singapore, may apply for a USD200/SGD280 grant from SURF with no strings attached. This fund is specifically intended to help those in dire need of immediate help.

69. Seattle Recovery Package (Seattle, WA) – The initial support package is broken down into five components: Deferral of B&O Taxes; Assistance to Access SBA Loans; Expansion of Small Business Stabilization Fund; Relief for Utility Payments; and New Small Business Recovery Task Force. 

70. Theater Community Benevolent Fund (Boston, MA) – Acknowledging the high potential of unexpected need within Boston’s theatre community during these unprecedented times, TCBF will begin to review all COVID-19-related applications to the Fund on a weekly basis.

71. TrickleUp – An artists helping artists network. With 10,000 subscribers at $10 a month, they can give $10,000 to 10 different artists affected by the Covid-19 cancelations. And every month 10 new artists in need will get $10,000. If the goal is surpassed, more people will get help.

72. Twenty Summers Emergency Arts Fund – An Emergency Arts Fund for artists (up to $500) and arts organizations (up to $1k) suffering from unexpected and unmanageable financial loss as a result of the Coronavirus.

73. UNTITLED, ART Emergency Fund (Bay Area, CA) – UNTITLED, ART have expanded the qualifications for the UNTITLED, ART Emergency Fund to include financial assistance for freelance, hourly, and wage working artists vulnerable to the economic standstill.

74. VoxCorona (Washington, DC) – Supporting Washington, DC area vocalists whose primary source of income comes from contract work, much of which has been canceled as arts organizations shutter operations in the wake of COVID-19.

75. Wherewithal Grants (Washington, DC) – In March 2020, The Warhol Foundation authorized its re-granting partners to re-allocate their $100,000 grants to create and administer COVID-19 emergency relief funds in their communities. WPA has responded to this by providing two separate opportunities: Recovery Grants and Research Grants.

76. WomenArts Directory of Emergency Grants

77. Women’s Center for Creative Work COVID-19 Emergency Health Grant For Artists (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties, CA) – Low-income artists who work in any genre or medium, who identify as a woman, as trans or nonbinary, and/or as a person of color, who live in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside or San Bernardino Counties are eligible to apply.

78. $250k Emergency Loan Fund created for artists and musicians by Arts Cleveland, Fowler Foundation, and Noteworthy Federal. Up to 100 eligible artists, musicians and other people working in the arts may borrow up to $2,500 at no interest and with no payments for 12 months to replace lost income.

This information was compiled from the New York Foundation for the Arts and other sources.

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