Emergency relief for artists to address the needs and financial impacts of COVID-19. Rolling application until funds are exhausted.

Amount: $850
Deadline: Not specified.
Status: Open
Funding Types: Grant
Creative Categories: Acting, Beauty, Craft, Dance, Fashion, Film, Music, Painting, Performing Arts, Photography, Tech, Visual Art, Writing
Locations: Columbus, Ohio


This grant program is for individual artists across disciplines who are struggling to have their BASIC NEEDS met (shelter, food, and medical) due to loss of artistic income from COVID-19. If you have alternate sources of income, a financial safety net, or are able to meet your most basic needs, we ask that you refrain from applying so that we may serve those who are most vulnerable. Additionally, you must meet the following criteria to apply: • Are professional, working artists (age 18 and older); o Definition: individuals who devote a significant portion of their time to the creation of personal artwork. The professional artist is likely paid for performances, sells their artwork, or shares their independent body of work with the public on a regular basis. Individuals working in a creative industry primarily producing commercial work are not eligible. The term “artist” applies broadly across disciplines, including performing, visual, literary, film, fashion and multi-disciplinary artists. • Live in Franklin County; • Have had residency in Franklin County for at least one year prior to the date of application; • Are NOT enrolled as a high school or degree-seeking undergraduate student. NOTE: Members of groups must apply as INDIVIDUALS as each person’s financial situation will vary.

Organization: Greater Columbus Art Council