COVID-19 Resources

1. Artist Relief Artist Relief will 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.

 

2. 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.

 

3. 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.

 

4. 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).

 

5. 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.

 

6. 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.

 

7. 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.

 

8. leveler: peer to peer wealth distribution leveler is a tool for people with job security to help people whose work status has been impacted by COVID-19. The list includes freelancers, service industry, and gig economy workers. Click the “receive” button if you’re seeking assistance.

 

9. 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.

 

10. 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.

 

11. What the Fund Grant program to benefit select artists who are being impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant recipients will be chosen by a board of fellow creators. Patreon is kicking off the grant by donating $10K, and is accepting contributions from anyone who can help.

 

12. WomenArts Directory of Emergency Grants

 

13. 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.

 

 

OTHER RESOURCES:

QUANTIFYING ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CANCELED WORK

ADVOCACY & LEGAL INFORMATION

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

EMERGENCY FUNDING

COMMUNITY CARE & MUTUAL AID

WORKING, GATHERING, & TEACHING ONLINE

HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES (outside United States)

OTHER LISTS & MISCELLANEOUS WISDOM

EVENTS (ONLINE LEARNING & WEBINARS)

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