The Actors Fund for Everyone in Entertainment Emergency Financial Assistance - The Actors Fund has partnered with other entertainment industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to those in immediate financial need. Funds are available to union and non-union workers in entertainment and the performing arts. Individuals may be eligible for more than one fund. Provides information on twelve different funds.
Artist Relief Grant - Artist Relief is an emergency initiative organized by the Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National YoungArts Foundation, and United States Artists —all mid-sized national arts grantmakers that have come together in this unprecedented moment—to distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists moving forward. The fund will run through September 2020. See FAQ for funding eligibility.
ArtsGreensboro Artist Emergency Relief Fund - This Emergency Fund is only open to professional artists living in the Greater Greensboro area. The 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.
Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund - Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, which supports BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists & arts administrators impacted by COVID-19 through $200 microgrants.
Author’s League Fund - The Fund exists to help professional writers continue their careers with dignity by providing no-strings-attached “loans” to pay for pressing expenses. Repayment of this emergency support is not required. They are accepting applications from writers experiencing income loss due to COVID-19.
Crew Nation Fund - The Crew Nation fund is here to help support live music crews who have been directly impacted as shows are put on pause due to COVID-19.In order to provide assistance to those who have already experienced some financial impact due to this intermission, they will be accepting applications in phases based on when shows were originally scheduled to play. Applications are now closed for those who were impacted by shows originally scheduled to take place in March or April 2020. A new application window will open the week of May 18th for anyone who will be financially impacted by shows scheduled to take place in May 2020.
Dear Soul Music (DSM) Micro-Grants - DSM will award micro-grants ($100-$250) to music artists with projects that could use a little boost during these challenging times. Selections will be made on an ongoing basis April 2020-June 2020. Early Music America Relief Fund - Micro grants for musicians who derive much of their income from early music/historical performance.
Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund - A 501c3, Equal Sound is dedicated to the idea that all music is created equal. Equal Sound curates experiences that illuminate the threads between classical music and other genres to attract and engage new audiences from all musical worlds. 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.
Field of Vision Documentary Freelancer Relief Fund - Field of Vision and Topic Studios have created a $250,000 fund to provide grants for freelancers working in the Documentary field. The fund will distribute unrestricted grants of up to $2000 to support personal financial needs during the COVID19 pandemic to freelancers who have experienced hardship from loss of income or opportunity as a result of the pandemic. The application will re-open on June 10th at 9am ET.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund - The Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. Relief will be provided to artists who can demonstrate that they have had an engagement canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants must be individual artists, or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group. Curators, producers, workshop organizers, organizations, or arts presenters are not eligible to apply. Ends May 31st.
Freelance Artist Resource Producing Collective - The Freelance Artist Resource Producing Collective is a short term intervention that gathers and amplifies efforts and ideas that secure freelance artists’ livelihood and centers their humanity in the immediate present, while preparing the U.S. arts and culture field for a radically equal, inclusive, anti-racist, and progressive future. This organization has collected a number of emergency funding resources for artist and arts organizations.
The Freelance Audio Fund - The Freelance Audio Fund was established to provide emergency relief to the professional audio community impacted by COVID-19. Priority will be given to Individual freelance audio professionals who work as reporters, producers, editors and engineers.
THE NDN COVID-19 Response Project - NDN Collective stands in solidarity with Indigenous artists, entrepreneurs and small businesses who are uniquely affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic—health crisis. The NDN COVID-19 Response Project is designed to provide rapid response resources to Indigenous artists, entrepreneurs and small businesses bracing from economic contractions and stresses to their daily business operations, solvency and future growth. The Artist and Entrepreneur Fund will provide grants of up to $5,000 to ease these current hardships in this time of economic uncertainty.
NC CARES: Humanities Relief Grants - More than $600,000 in emergency grants will be made available to support nonprofit cultural organizations in the state experiencing hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic. NC CARES: Humanities Relief Grants will be awarded to humanities-focused organizations to maintain their existing humanities programming and services and to innovate, adapt, and strengthen access to humanities programming and services affected by the pandemic. Applications open May 13-29
PEN America Writers’ Emergency Fund - PEN America will distribute 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. 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 Writers’ Emergency Fund is intended to assist fiction and non-fiction authors, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, translators, and journalists.
We Need Diverse Books Emergency Fund for Diverse Creatives in Children’s Publishing - We Need Diverse BooksTM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry. Our aim is to help produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people. The emergency fund will provide financial aid to diverse authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.