We have been collecting a list of resources available for artists and art companies to help our community navigate these difficult times. If you know of any additional resources available to our community, please leave a comment or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actors Fund. The emergency financial assistance program helps eligible applicants in need. It is not income replacement, but limited funds for basic living necessities. The Actors Fund is also administering COVID19 Assistance programs for performing arts and entertainment unions including SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, Actors Equity Association, American Guild of Musical Artists and Musicians Local 802. Additionally, The Fund is administering the Jujamcyn Theatre Assistance Program.
Artist Relief. Grants up to $5,000. US-based artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19 are encouraged to apply. Fund will operate through September.
Artist Relief Project. Grants up to $200. Eligible applicants are required to demonstrate that they are artists via a resume and website, where applicable, and share the Artist Relief Project fundraiser with their own networks and provide a screenshot. Ongoing fund. No deadline, but should follow Funds Distribution schedule.
Arts Administrators of Color Network Relief fund. Grants of $200. Fund is to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists AND administrators (consultants, facilitators, box office staff, seasonal/temporary employees, etc.) Funds will be provided as long as funding is available. No deadline.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts. $1,500 one-time grant. Focused on providing support to choreographers, composers, playwrights, directors, visual artists, and poets, and cannot support dancers, actors, ensemble members, or designers who were working on a canceled or postponed project of work that is not their own. Deadline: Sept. 1
MusiCares. Grants up to $1,000. Eligible applicants are individual artists who at least 3 years of employment in the music industry and/or 6 commercially released recordings (singles), or 6 commercially or promotionally released music videos. Grant funds will be distributed as long as funding allows.
PEN America. Grants of $500 to $1,000 based on applications that demonstrate an inability to meet an acute financial need, especially one resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. They expect to be able to review and respond to applications within 14 days. To be eligible, applicants must be based in the United States, be a professional writer, and be able to demonstrate that this one-time grant will be meaningful in helping them to address an emergency situation. The fund is limited, and not every application can be supported.
The National Performance Network has released a statement on the COVID-19 crisis and provided a list of resources for artists and arts organizations. Click here for more information.
USArtists International (USAI) supports performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the US. Click here for more info and to apply.
New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice has 6 openings for organizers and staff attorneys. See the job details here.
South Arts has prepared a page of guidance and resources for arts and cultural facilities to prepare for the potential impact of the Coronavirus. Please feel free to share this information with your members and constituents. Click here. You can also help spread the word by connecting to South Arts on Facebook and Twitter.
Last summer, members of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture gathered online to unpack and bring to life a visionary proposal, which aims to legislate a plan to put the people to work in service of building climate justice. These learnings are now presented in a toolkit that reflects the best thinking of our network and of organizers, culture-bearers, and artists who have led on issues of climate and environmental crisis for decades. Download the “Artists Unite for a Green New Deal Toolkit” here.
Invest Atlanta just opened a loan fund for artists affected by the COVID-19 crisis — $5k to $30k at 0% interest for up to five years. 51%+ of your income must be earned and you have to be in the City of Atlanta. It’s first come, first serve. Info here and application here.
Nonprofits are eligible for the SBA disaster loan. Application here.
Freelance Relief Fund. This program is coordinated by TCG (Theatre Communications Group) and provides rapid response grands to freelance theatre designers.
True Colors Theatre would like to acknowledge that the land on which we operate and perform is the traditional and ancestral land of the Creek and Muscogee Peoples. We honor this and pay our respect to elders both past and present. Learn more about Honoring Native Lands and Peoples at https://native-land.ca/ and https://usdac.us/nativeland.