In addition to the major emergency relief providers that you are most likely aware of (American Red Cross, FEMA, SBA), a number of arts organizations and funders also provide emergency financial relief, emergency residencies, medical assistance, and other emergency resources for artists. 

Note: this is not a comprehensive list; please check back regularly for updates and stay in touch on our Facebook Page. 

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CYCLE 2: Accepting Applications August 19 - September 9


CERF+ emergency assistance includes grants and/or brokered assistance, such as booth fee waivers and discounts or donations on supplies and equipment for artists working in a craft discipline who have experienced a recent, career-threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster.

Artists interested in CERF+ emergency assistance must first complete an inquiry form. If it is determined that you may be eligible for assistance, you will be invited to apply for assistance. Before filling out an emergency assistance inquiry form, carefully read through the eligibility criteria and supporting documentation requirements.

Covid-19 Response - If you or someone you care for have:

Incurred significant medical expenses related to treatment and recovery from Covid-19 AND/OR experienced a compounding recent, unforeseen emergency or triggering event that has adversely affected your ability to produce, exhibit and/or market your work that has been further exacerbated by COVID-19 and, thus, creates the need for immediate assistance

*Due to the high demand for emergency relief assistance and limited funding, cases based solely on economic losses due to COVID-19 are not eligible

Full details:




The Artists' Charitable Fund is a Colorado-based Artists' Charitable Fund that assists American visual fine artists (painters and sculptors) living anywhere in the United States by paying a portion of their medical/dental/eye-care bills. 

The fund is a small nonprofit with a narrow focus of assisting painters and sculptors by paying a portion of emergency medical bills directly to the medical providers. The fund is legally not able to pay artists directly, nor is it able to fund artists who have suffered a loss of income from COVID-19. 


Questions? Contact Fund Coordinator, Judy Archibald at 970-577-0509 or

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