We encourage any artist, arts presenter, or arts venue in need of support due to cancellations from the outbreak of COVID-19 to fill out this application. This fund is a money-in, money-out fund. The collaborating organizations will disperse funds as they are donated.

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: Raleigh


The fund will not award money based on “merit” i.e. our opinions of an applicants’ work but prioritized by need and be granted based on the availability of funds. Priority will be given to artists in Wake county and areas of North Carolina that are not currently supported by other local funds. A full list of local funds is available here. Given the overwhelming amount of need, this fund will also prioritize the most vulnerable artists among us: artists of color, queer artists, and artists with disabilities. (note: we will try to help as many artists with need in North Carolina as we can).

Organization: VAE (Visual Art Exchange) Raleigh