With the closure of performing venues, arts galleries and festivals, artists who typically make the majority of their income from their work are facing difficult economic challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis. To help offset some of the economic impact, Arts Huntsville has created an Individual Artist Emergency Relief Grant Fund (ARF) to provide individual artists – musicians, visual artists, writers, dancers, theatre artists, etc. – with grants of $250 to $500 to cover immediate expenses. Arts Huntsville has launched this Individual Artist Emergency Relief Fund with $25,000 and is accepting community contributions to raise additional funds. One hundred percent of community contributions will be disbursed for Relief Fund grants.
One-time grants of up to $2,000 are available for King County, WA cultural workers experiencing emergencies related to the COVID-19 virus and to support their creative responses in this time of crisis. The first round of funding will be available through June 15. Apply at any time within that time frame.