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 info@truecolorstheatre.org. 

  • 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.
  • The IDA’s Pare Lorentz Fund is accepting applications from now until April 19. This year, the Fund is providing production and post-production grants up to $25,000 for original documentaries investigating criminal justice in the United States. Click here for more information and to apply.
  • 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.
  • The Individual Artist Career Opportunity Grant is a pilot program from South Arts to support a milestone opportunity in an individual artist’s career that is likely to lead to substantial and significant career advancement. Grants of up to $2,000 are available. Click here for more info and to apply.
  • South Arts and WESTAF’s Emerging Leaders of Color (ELC) program is for cultural workers and arts administrators located in seven states in the southern region. This program will serve to advance Southern vitality through the arts through leadership development. Click here for more info.
  • SONG is accepting applications for the Lorde’s Werq Summer Project, They are looking for 35 Black queer, trans, and gender non-conforming leaders to build Southern Black power, advance democracy, and inspire a social revolution. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 31st. Click here to learn more.
  • Black Futures Lab is hiring a Campaign Manager and an Administrative Assistant to join their team. Click the links for more details.
  • 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 us on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Applications are now open for the 2020-21 Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange. Each year, 75 leaders are selected to travel across rural and urban Kentucky to build connections across cultural, racial, economic and geographic divides. This year, RUX will be hosted in Muhlenberg County May 22-24, Louisville July 24-26, and Estill County September 18-20. Applications are open until March 23. Click here for more info and to apply.
  • 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.
  • The interest form and guidelines for the third cohort of the Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI), a year-long intensive leadership experience for artists, culture bearers and other arts practitioners. A collaborative program of Alternate ROOTS, First Peoples Fund, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC), and PA’I Foundation, ILI emerged out of shared analysis of the need for a leadership program of, by, and for the artist and culture bearers in our communities. Participation interest forms are due April 30 and are accepted from established and emerging artists, culture bearers and other arts practitioners in various stages of career development.
  • C4 established an “Artist Lost Gig Fund”. Admins and artists may apply. The fund will be giving out bridge grants until the money is gone. To receive funds – https://c4atlanta.org/covid19apply. To donate to the fund – https://c4atlanta.org/covid19donate.
  • 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
  • In response to COVID-19, NBAF (National Black Arts) is launching a fund starting at $5,000 to support Black Artists in getting back to work and thus provide for their households. This fund is for black artists who make a living off their work and their project has been canceled as a result of COVID-19 or who has an art project in the works that they now want to pivot in a new direction due to COVID-19 and need help. Artists apply here.
  • Artist advocacy efforts in response to COVID-19: VoterVoice.net.