Emergency relief fund for artists in Kansas City
Mutual aid is the voluntary exchange of services and resources for mutual benefit. With music shows and other events being cancelled at a large scale as a response to COVID-19, we understand the astounding affect this has on the livelihood of independent artists – from musicians and DJs to graphic designers and photographers. Combating COVID-19 requires a cross community and collective effort. This form’s purpose is to collect information and build a directory of independent artists (YOU) to showcase your work. We will then put out a call to action to the larger community to support your work during this time of unstable employment/limited opportunities.
The Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund was created for individuals working in the arts sector and impacted by the current public health crisis. Primary concern is for the health and well being of individuals: specifically independent artists and staff working for small-to-midsize nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. This fund will provide rapid response $500 grants to help bridge the severe lost wages that make many in our creative community vulnerable.
Assist artists in making new art and marketing to broader audience.
For crew members impacted by tour cancellations due to COVID-19. New applications open the week of May 18th for those who were impacted by shows scheduled to take place in May or June of 2020.
For low-income artists in Dallas affected by COVID-19
In the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, artists as independent workers and creative people engaged in travel and exchange may be especially affected. This Fund supports Charlottesville-area artists who have lost income due to the cancellation of specific, scheduled gigs or opportunities (commissions, performances, contracts, other jobs/loss of income) due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures.Artists can request up to $300 to compensate for scheduled work that was scheduled and lost. Artists are eligible to apply for loss of income regardless of whether the income was from art or other jobs. Artists must live in the Charlottesville area including the city of Charlottesville or the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, or Nelson.
The Atlanta Artist Lost Gig Fund is designed to provide financial assistance to Atlanta area artists who have unmet essential needs due to lost revenue from cancelled upcoming events and gigs.
Focused on lost income, the Fund will provide one-time relief to arts organizations and artists who live, work, create, enable, and/or perform in Cambridge. Grant sizes ranging from $200 to $1,000. One grant is allowed per applicant. A limited number of special grants of up to $5,000 will be considered to arts nonprofits.
Music workers in need of financial help during the crisis can apply for assistance at this volunteer-run website, which was set up to facilitate peer-to-peer giving. Applications are reviewed and posted within 24 hours, and 100% of all donations go directly to the affected person. Musicians are also urged to list their virtual concerts on the site.