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COVID-19 Aid, Assistance & Grants
beyond Washtenaw County

The Arts Alliance appreciates the many sources collecting and contributing to this list -  too many to recall and most are on the list! It is a testament to the nature of care, cooperation and working for the collective in the arts and creative industries that these sources are shared freely for the good of all.

Please, if you discover updates, broken links, errors or new sources, contact us at Thank you!

With gratitude to those aiding and assisting

Actors Equity 


Actors Fund Emergency Financial Assistance - actors, dancers, performers, theater workers 


Afro Latin Jazz Alliance Emergency Artist Fund - $200, all artists 


Alliance of Artist Communities- List of Emergency Relief Programs 


Alliance of Artists Communities 


Alternate ROOTS Resource page - independent and community organizing sources 


American Alliance of Museums - Information for the Museum Field on the COVID-19/Coronavirus 


American Association of Community Theatre - COVID-19 Response and Resource Roster 


American Guild of Musical Artists Relief Fund - Musicians / AGMA members 


American Society of Journalists and Authors


Americana Music Association 


Americans for the Arts 




    • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource and Response Center:

      - For organizations & businesses

      - For artists and creative workers

      - Arts & Education, including school openings and closings

      - Field tools and research

      - Equity and mental health- Reopening and resources



Art House Convergence - COVID-19 Resources - including template letters to educate legislators about the impact of COVID-19 and value of economic relief and stimulus packages for the arts and cultural sector. 


Art Lives On 


Artist Relief Funds Database - Corona Virus 2020 


Artist Relief Project - $200, all artists 


Artist Relief Tree - $5,000, all artists 


Artist Rescue Trust - Artist Rescue Trust (A.R.T.) exists is to provide relief funding to musicians and artists whose ability to perform, tour and earn a living has been negatively affected by COVID-19. A.R.T. will provide $1,500 over three months to artists in need and amplify the stories, performances and creations they had hoped to share with the world before the pandemic limited their ability to do so.


Artists' Fellowship, The   - Visual artists / Professional Fine Artists, not specified 


Arts Administrators of Color


The Arts Alliance, COVID-19 Resources & CREATIVE WASHTENAW Aid & More


Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund - This emergency fund can provide up to $200 for people of color that are either working artist or art administration and are affected by COVID-19


Arts Education Partnership - COVID-19 Resources 


Arts Midwest - COVID-19 Resources 


Artwork Archive - Financial Relief Resources for Artists during COVID-19 


ASCAP is contributing to a special relief fund as a part of MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. The funds collected from PROs like ASCAP directly support songwriters, lyricists and composers. Members and affiliates of each contributing PRO are encouraged to apply for a grant through the COVID-19 relief fund via


Association of Art Museum Directors - Museums and COVID-19 


Association of Talent Agents - Resources for Musicians during the Coronavirus 


Authors League Fund - writers, authors, dramatists, journalists, and poets, regardless of citizenship and American writers living abroad 


Bartender Assistance Program 


Billboard State by State Music Industry COVID Resources 


Bluegrass Trust Fund - $500 - $5000, Bluegrass professionals (artists, producers, agents, etc.) 


Blues Foundation HART Fund, The  - The Blues Foundation Handy Artists Relief Trust Fund is available to Blues musicians and their families who are in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns. 


Blues Musician Emergency Relief Fund - COVID-19  - Blues musicians 


Broadcasters Foundation of America - Emergency Grant for Coronavirus Assistance - up to $1,000, radio and TV broadcasters 


Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS COVID Relief Fund 


Carnegie Fund for Authors - writers: published authors 


Center for Craft Futures - Unrestricted grants of $5,000 for craft-based education projects that seed resilience, foster community and amplify impact. Requests will be reviewed monthly through October 2020. 


CERF+ Emergency Assistance - The Artist Safety net for craft artists, all artists- $3,000 


Chamber Music America - COVID-19 Resources for the Chamber Music Community 


Chorus America - Choruses and COVID-19 


Common Field - COVID-19 Resources for the Artist Organization Field 


Council of Michigan Foundations, The 


Creative Capital - Arts resources during the COVID-19 Outbreak 


Creative Generation 


Crosshatch Artist Emergency -$500, all artists, Northwest Lower Michigan 


Cultural Advocacy Network of Michigan


Cultural Policy & the Arts National Data Archive (CPANDA) (Moved to NADAC)


CultureSource COVID-19 Resource Page 


Dance USA Coronavirus Resources 


Domestic Workers Alliance 


Drama League 


Dramatists Guild COVID-19 Emergency Relief - $500 - $3,000, playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists, National 


Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide - Reopening Guide addresses health and sanitary issues that event and venue professionals need to consider in order to protect both patrons and workers.  Since there is still insufficient testing, no contact tracing, and no vaccine against COVID-19, this guidance is particularly detailed. 


Equal Sound (musicians) - $500 per cancelled gig, musicians, National 


Facebook Small Business Grants Program 


Film Festival Alliance - Webinars for film festival field navigating postponements and cancellations and archived recordings. 


Financial Solidarity Mutual Aid Google Sheet 


Financial Solidarity Spreadsheet - Covid-19  - all artists - requests up to $500 most likely to be funded 


Format - Photographers Fund


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants - $200 and $2,500 for contemporary & experimental visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors. 


Fractured Atlas 


Freelance Artists & COVID-19 


Future of Music Coalition 


GRAMMY - MusicCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund 


Gospel Music Trust Fund 


Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grant program - $5,000 - $15,000 for visual artists, painters, printmakers, & sculptors, Visual Artists: painters, printmakers, and sculptors, National

Grantmakers in the Arts - COVID-19 (Corona virus) and Arts Funding


Haven Foundation Emergency Grant (freelance professionals in the arts)


Hire Artists - Built by artists and for artists, hire artists connects buyers and supporters with experienced practitioners possessing decades of experience, for the purposes of online instruction or to help with creative and non-creative tasks.


Historical Society of Michigan


Hollywood Reporter Emergency Fund Roundup


I Lost My Theatre Gigs - a place to document lost gigs


IATSE International - COVID-19


Independent Sector - COVID -19


Institute for Museum & Library Services


International Lawyers for the Creative Industries


International Ticket Association


Japan Foundation New York Grants for Arts & Cultural Exchange


Jazz Coalition Commission Fund


Jazz Foundation Musicians Emergency Fund


Jazz Foundation of America - Providing financial assistance, resources and links to other partnerships for jazz artists.


Joan Mitchel Foundation / Emergency Resources for Visual Artists


Kinkade Family Foundation Emergency Grant for Curators


Lawyers for Good Government - Nationwide Small Business Legal Clinic Project


Lawyers for the Creative Arts


League of American Orchestras - Coronavirus resource page


Leveler: Peer to Peer Wealth Distribution


Lifetime Arts - Supporting Creative Aging Programming during COVID-19 Crisis


Live Nation Entertainment - Crew Nation Fund - $1,000, Crew, None


Mellon Foundation - Grants Database


Michigan Actors and Theatre Connections Hub (MATCH)


Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility


Michigan Artists


Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs


Michigan Dance Council


Michigan Festivals and Events


Michigan Film Production


Michigan Historic Preservation Network


Michigan Humanities Council


Michigan Independent Venue & Promoter Association (MIVPA)


Michigan Libraries Association


Michigan Museums Association


Michigan Non Profit Association


Michigan Presenters Network


Michigan Small Business & Nonprofits Restart Program


Michigan Screenwriters Network


Michigan Works! Southeast


Michigan Writers Network


Michigan Youth Arts (website currently down)


Mission Asset Fund - COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants


Motion Picture & Television Fund - COVID-19 Relief


Music Covid Relief - a resource brought to you by partners in the U.S. Music Community to help music professionals access information and applications to receive benefits made available by the CARES Act (Phase III of the Coronavirus Stimulus bill signed into law March 27, 2020) and the "Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act" signed into law on April 24, 2020.


Music Health Alliance - COVID-19/Tornado Relief Grant - $250 per month/max $500, music professionals


Music Workers Alliance - Allies of NYC Artist Coalition, MWA is a collective of musicians and DJs fighting for reform, activism and artist financial support.


Musicians Foundation Emergency Fund - grants to U.S. musicians in any genre in a time of acute need.


NALAC | National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures - Arts Resources & Field Survey


National Alliance for Musical Theatre - COVID-19 Resources


National Arts Marketing Project


National Assembly of State Arts Agencies


National Association of State Charity Officials


National Endowment for the Arts


National Performance Network - Statement and Resources


Newport Festival Musician Relief Fund - $300,musicians, (Rhode Island residents given preference)


New York Foundation for the Arts Emergency Resources


National Independent Talent Organization


National Independent Venue Association- NIVA's mission is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States.


North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents


One Fair Wage Emergency Fund (service workers)


Opera America


Passim Emergency Artist Relief Fund -  $500, Musicians


Patreon Artist Fund


PEN American Writers' Emergency Fund - $500 - 2,000, writers: authors, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, translators, and journalists


Performing Arts Readiness


Photographer Fund, The - $500 for photographers facing financial difficulties during the outbreak.


Pinetop Perkins Foundation - Pinetop Assistance League for Elderly Musicians - $500, Blues musicians, 50+ years of age


Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund - $100-$500 for queer writers of color who are in need of financial assistance. The fund will make disbursements once per day.


Rauschenberg Foundation Emergency Grants Program - $5,000, visual and media artists & choreographers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories.


Restaurant Workers Assistance Program


SAG-AFTRA Foundation: COVID Relief Fund


Self Employment in the Arts


Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc. Flicker Fund


Shade Literary Arts Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund


Share & Receive / Amazon Wish lists (food, supplies, etc.)


Springboard for the Arts - Emergency Resources


Stage Directors and Choreographers Society - Emergency Assistance Fund


State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education - Arts Instructional Resources


Sweet Relief Musicians Fund - $400, Musicians and music industry workers, National


Theater for Young Audiences USA - Response to COVID-19 - TYA/USA is the leading national organization for the professional field of theatre for children and families


Third Wave Fund - This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.


Twenty Summers Emergency Arts Fund - $500 for artists (visual artist, musician, actor, author, etc.) and $1,000 for arts orgs suffering from unexpected and unmanageable financial loss as a result of the COVID-19.


Visual Artists - List of Emergency Funding Opportunities


Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation


Women & Hollywood Crowdfunding Support (Film)


Women in the Arts & Media Coalition - List of Funding Opportunities


Women Photograph (Women+)


Working Artists and the Greater Economy - W.A.G.E. has introduced Guidelines for the Postponement or Cancellation of Work & Recommended Best Practice Protocols for Institutions and Funders.

Creative Washtenaw - The Arts Alliance