We are gathering resources for artists and arts organizations in the US and the UK in response to Covid-19. This page will be regularly updated.
On March 18, Foundation for Contemporary Arts launched the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund. Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad. Each month FCA receives an average of 95 Emergency Grant applications and makes approximately 12-15 grants. Grants range in amount from $500 to $2,500, and the average grant is now $1,600.
A coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.
If you’re an artist in need of aid, here is a list of resources (via Artnet) to help with rent payments, medical bills, and more (and a few for art writers, too).
Artists at Risk Connection has compiled a (growing) list of resources for artists and art-related professionals and organizations to find support in these trying times. These are primarily US-based resources; those seeking international opportunities should search ARC's database as well as the list compiled by On The Move and Circostrada.
If you are looking for Emergency assistance for venues affected by the COVID pandemic, explore support from Shuttered Venue Operators Grant.
If you are looking for a loan for small businesses, find support from the Paycheck Protection Program.
The New Music Organizational Development Fund offers grants to non-profit organizations, performance groups, dance organizations, festivals, presenters, and venues with a proven track record and impact who need support to sustain their programming of new music, artist development work, and other services in the evolving context of COVID-19.
Amplifier and its partners are launching an emergency campaign with top art curators and public-health advisors from around the world. They are looking for two kinds of work: The first are public health and safety messages that can help flatten the curve through education. The second are symbols that help promote mental health, well-being, and social change work during these stressful times. $1,000 apiece will be awarded to 60 artists, with new winning works announced each week, starting the first week of April.