Useful Resources for Artists

  • A coalition of national arts funders have come together to create Artist Relief. Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19, as well as be a central location for resources for artists.
  • Artist Relief has partnered with Americans for the Arts to create a survey for individual artists to evaluate the pandemic’s impact on artists and creative workers. COVID – 19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers.
  • Format has launched a $25,000 fund to help photographers impacted by COVID-19: https://www.format.com/photographer-fund
  • National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) has created the Actos de Confianza micro-grant initiative to support artists and arts administrators whose work has been adversely impacted by COVID-19.
  • NYFA Anonymous Was A Woman (AWAW) Emergency Relief Grant offers support for female artists over the age of 40.
  • CERF+ Emergency Relief Fund 
  • Freelance Artists Resources provides a list of resources specifically for freelance artists. 
  • Rauschenberg Emergency Grants are open to visual artists, media artist and choreographers in the US for medical related emergencies. 
  • Authors League Fund offers no-strings-attached “loans” for professional writers in financial need due to health-related issues.  Repayment of this emergency support is not required.  
  • The Actors Fund Entertainment Assistance Fund provides emergency assistance to professional artists facing professional or work related problems.  Eligible applicants include but are not limited to – actors, dancers, musicians, stagehands, playwrights, those working behind the scenes and below the line.    
  • The Musicians Foundation provides emergency assistance for musicians of any genre in a time of acute need, due to personal, medical, dental, or family crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency situation. 
  • The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation provides emergency grants to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. 
  • Artist Trust is compiling a growing list of additional resources for artists. 
  • The National Endowment for the Arts has shared national arts resources