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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
With gratitude to those aiding and assisting
Actors Fund Emergency Financial Assistance – actors, dancers, performers, theater workers
Afro Latin Jazz Alliance Emergency Artist Fund – $200, all artists
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
- The Economic Impact of Coronavirus on the Arts and Culture Sector -Dash Board
- CAREs Act Table of Funding Opportunities for the Arts and Artists
- 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.
Artist Relief Project – $200, all artists
Artist Relief Tree – $5,000, all artists
Artists’ Fellowship, The – Visual artists / Professional Fine Artists, not specified
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
ArtsReady an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, provides arts organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability.
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 www.musicares.org
Authors League Fund – writers, authors, dramatists, journalists, and poets, regardless of citizenship and American writers living abroad
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
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.
Creative Capital – Arts resources during the COVID-19 Outbreak
Crosshatch Artist Emergency -$500, all artists, Northwest Lower Michigan
Dramatists Guild COVID-19 Emergency Grant – $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
Film Festival Alliance – Webinars for film festival field navigating postponements and cancellations and archived recordings.
Financial Solidarity Spreadsheet – Covid-19 – all artists – requests up to $500 most likely to be funded
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.
Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grant program – $5,000 – $15,000 for visual artists, painters, printmakers, & sculptors, Visual Artists: painters, printmakers, and sculptors, National
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.
I Lost My Theatre Gigs – a place to document lost gigs
Lawyers for Good Government – Nationwide Small Business Legal Clinic Project
Live Nation Entertainment – Crew Nation Fund – $1,000, Crew, None
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.
Newport Festival Musician Relief Fund – $300,musicians, (Rhode Island residents given preference)
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.
Passim Emergency Artist Relief Fund – $500, Musicians
PEN American Writers’ Emergency Fund – $500 – 2,000, writers: authors, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, translators, and journalists
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.
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.