Relief Funds forArtists *Note Deadlines!

June 23, 2020 

  • CERF+. One-time $1,000 grants. Supporting professional artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances from the COVID-19 crisis. Priority will be given to eligible artists who have traditionally been underserved by the grantmaking community including people of color and folk and traditional artists. Deadlines: July 29; Sept 9
  • United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund. The United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund will provide non-matching grants to arts and cultural organizations across the US that face economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund will target rural and urban organizations that have statewide, regional, or national impact. Grants will range from $10,000 to $100,000 and will support small and mid-sized arts organizations of all artistic disciplines, especially those that are historically under-resourced, and those representing under-resourced populations, communities, and art forms. It may support expenses associated with general operations, immediate response activities, future scenario planning, support for new media needs, help with the costs of collaborations, and costs associated with helping organizations reimagine their work and increase their resilience. We are now accepting nominations for organizations to be considered for funding. We will identify and invite organizations in the region to apply for funding on June 29, with full applications due on July 17. An announcement of the recipients is expected in mid-August 2020. Nominations deadline: Jun 24
  • Foundation for Contemporary Arts. $1,500 one-time grant. Focused on providing support to choreographers, composers, playwrights, directors, visual artists, and poets, and cannot support dancers, actors, ensemble members, or designers who were working on a canceled or postponed project of work that is not their own. Deadline: Not stated
  • India Center Foundation. $1,000 grants, up to $2,000. Focused on assisting United States based arts workers of South Asian descent (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) in performing arts, film, visual arts, and/or literature. Deadline: Not stated