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 – Writers Emergency Assistance Fund– $2,000 based on past grants, established freelance writers 

Americana Music Association 

Americans for the Arts 

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 

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 

ArtsReady an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, provides arts organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability. 

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 Grant  – $500 – $3,000, playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists, National 

Event Safety Alliance Reopening GuideReopening 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 

Freelance Co-op Relief Fund 

Freelancer COVID-19 Emergency Fund 

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

Jazz Foundation Musicians Emergency Fund

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

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 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

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

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)

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

Self Employment in the Arts

Shade Literary Arts Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund

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

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 EconomyW.A.G.E. has introduced Guidelines for the Postponement or Cancellation of Work & Recommended Best Practice Protocols for Institutions and Funders.

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