AID FOR ARTISTS AND CREATIVES 

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. 

NATIVE ARTS & CULTURES FOUNDATION AWARD FOR EARLY CAREER NATIVE ARTISTS

LIFT – Early Career Support for Native Artists

 

Submit applications until March 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Mountain time.

 

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is now accepting applications for the LIFT–Early Career Support for Native Artists program. LIFT will provide one-year awards for early-career Native artists to develop and realize new projects. The program’s focus is to provide financial support and professional development to artists whose work aims to uplift communities and advance positive social change.

Eligible applicants must be individual Native artists working in dance/choreography, fiction/poetry writing, film/video, multi-disciplinary arts, music, performance art, theater and screenplay writing, traditional arts, or 2D + 3D visual arts. Artist applicant must be an enrolled member or citizen of a federally-recognized or state-recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native corporation, or of Native Hawaiian ancestry. We encourage artists to apply who are shaping their practices and for whom the award may serve as a launching point in their career.

LIFT is a monetary award of $10,000 for a proposed project with $2,500 earmarked for the artist’s benefit and wellbeing. Up to twenty artists will be selected to receive LIFT awards. CLICK HERE for a full description of the LIFT program.

NACF is now accepting applications for the LIFT program until March 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time.

Notifications will be sent in late May 2021.

 

 

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Native American totem.
Men working on an outdoor movie set.

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS - GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS

Submit to Applicant Portal February 16 - February 23, 2021 

 

These grants support arts projects that use the arts to unite and heal in response to current events; celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage; invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values; and enrich humanity.

The Arts Endowment encourages applications from a variety of eligible organizations, e.g., with small, medium, or large budgets, and from rural to urban communities. Similarly, projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. 

The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and fostering mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all individuals and groups. The Arts Endowment encourages projects that use the arts to unite and heal in response to current events, as well as address any of the following:

  • Celebrate America’s creativity and/or cultural heritage.

  • Invite a dialogue that fosters a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups.

  • Enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.

  • Applicants may request cost share/matching grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. Designated local arts agencies eligible to subgrant may request from $10,000 to $150,000 for subgranting programs in the Local Arts Agencies discipline. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required.

 

 

SEE APPLICATION CALENDAR: https://www.arts.gov/grants/grants-for-arts-projects/application-calendar

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SHUTTERED VENUE OPERATORS GRANT

Emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by the COVID pandemic.
 

The Small Business Association is in the process of setting up the grant program and is not yet accepting applications. 

 

The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program was established by The Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020. The program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance.

Eligible entities include:

  • Live venue operators or promoters

  • Theatrical producers

  • Live performing arts organization operators

  • Relevant museum operators, zoos and aquariums who meet specific criteria

  • Motion picture theater operators

  • Talent representatives, and

  • Each business entity owned by an eligible entity that also meets the eligibility requirements

Eligible applicants may qualify for SVO Grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees.

Actors Rehearsing

SHUTTERED VENUE OPERATORS GRANT

Emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by the COVID pandemic.
 

The Small Business Association is in the process of setting up the grant program and is not yet accepting applications. 

 

The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program was established by The Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020. The program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance.

Eligible entities include:

  • Live venue operators or promoters

  • Theatrical producers

  • Live performing arts organization operators

  • Relevant museum operators, zoos and aquariums who meet specific criteria

  • Motion picture theater operators

  • Talent representatives, and

  • Each business entity owned by an eligible entity that also meets the eligibility requirements

Eligible applicants may qualify for SVO Grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees.

Actors Rehearsing
Image by Jade Stephens

ARTISTS' CHARITABLE FUND

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

 

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. 

FULL DETAILS 

Questions? Contact Fund Coordinator, Judy Archibald at 970-577-0509 or cnynsprt@aol.com

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