COVID-19 Resources
for the Creative Community

This is a painful and scary time for every member of the creative community globally. People are grappling with losses of all kinds and many of us have lost the stability that ties our lives together. In moments of crisis, the kindness of the creative community can always be counted on. We have spotted dozens of resources popping up to help artists who are now struggling to afford groceries, housing, and to keep their ability to create alive.

Below we have compiled the resources we have found so far and will continue to add more every day! Please email us at support@phlearn.com so we can add a resource you discovered to our growing list.

UPDATED 05/08/2020 WITH NEW ITEMS

Free Software

Adobe:

Two months free to certain individuals who try to cancel their subscription. **IT APPEARS TO ONLY BE WORKING ABOUT 50% OF THE TIME. 

For students that use Adobe Suite through the school computers, they are offering at-home access for free.

Affinity:

Site: https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/supporting-the-creative-community/

They offer a 90-day free trial of the Mac and Windows versions of the whole Affinity suite. Plus a 50% discount for those who would rather buy and keep the apps on Mac, Windows PC, and iPad

Ableton:

Site: Ableton

This software for musicians is offering a 90 day free trial.
 

U.S. and International Artist Grants & Funds

Integriti Arts & Culture Association:

Site: Integriti Mini Grants
Open to US citizens and permanent residents. There is an application fee of $10. They offer up to $500. More information on their website.

National Sculpture Society:

Site: Stanley Bleifeld Memorial Grant
They offer a $5000 grant to US sculptors. Deadline October 5, 2020.

Black Art Future Funds:

Site: Black Art Future Emergency Grants
They distribute emergency grants to small Black Arts organizations. More info on their application cycles on their website.

VSCO:

Site: VSCO Artist Initiative
They provide artists different resources (including financial) to pursue their creative careers.

RFOTOFOLIO:

Site: Rfotofolio Grants
They have different grants and awards offered to photographers. More information on their site.

CENTER:

Site: Center
They offer several grants for photographic projects with cash prizes.

W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund:

Site: Howard Chapnick Grant
The $10000 grant aims to support artists in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing, research, education and management. The deadline is in May, 30 2020 and there’s an application fee of $50.

Lucie Foundation:

Site: Lucie Foundation 2020 Scholarship Program
They are offering four cash grants to support the work of emerging and established photographers. Applications open in May 2020.

International Photography Grant:

Site: International Photography Grant
This grant aims to support all photographers from all around the world. They only accept a series of photographs that share a common theme in the following categories: City, Fine Art, Outdoor, Story, People. The application requires no fees.

Puffin Foundation:

Site: Puffin Grant
The Foundation’s 2021 Grant Cycle will open in September 2020 for the fields of Fine Arts and Video/Film. More information on their website.

The India Center:

Site: South Asian Arts Resiliency Fund
They will distribute grants up to $2000 to assist United States based arts workers of South Asian descent.

Field of Vision:

Site: Documentary Freelancer Relief Fund
Open to freelancers within the documentary field (see site for specific roles). They will distribute funds up to $2000 to artists that have been impacted by COVID19. The application process opens again on May 6.

International Women’s Media Foundation:

Site: Journalism Relief Fund
This fund will provide grants of up to $2,000 and is open to women-identifying journalists in dire straits – journalists who have faced financial hardship due to COVID19.

Firecracker:

Site: Firecracker Photographic Grant
This grant is open to female and non binary photographers. Applications are open until 1 May 2020 and require a payment fee of £8.

National Geographic Society:

Site: Emergency Fund for Journalists
The fund will offer grants ranging from $1,000–8,000 USD for local coverage of the COVID19 impact. They are looking for writers, photographers, videographers, audio journalists, cartographers, filmmakers, and data visualization experts.

Prix Levallois:

Site: Prix Levallois
They support photographers under the age of 35. The winner will receive a €10,000 Grant. Applications are due on May 2 and no entry fee is required.

Equal Sound:

Site: Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund
They offer assistance to musicians that had a confirmed gig cancelled due to coronavirus.

NPPA:

Site: National Press Photographers Association
They have created a fund to help NPPA photojournalists who have been financially impacted by COVID19

Sony:

Site: Sony Press Release
The company announced a 100M relief fund to support people in different areas, including the creative and entertainment communities.

Local 802FM (NYC):

Site: Musicians Emergency Fund
They support Local 802 Member Musicians.

PATREON:

Site: Artists Fund
They set up a grant to support artists affected by Covid-19.

Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation:

Site: Will Rogers Emergency Grant
They are helping people in the motion picture entertainment industry.

Artist Relief Project:

Site: Artist Relief Project
They are assisting artists, musicians and performers impacted by COVID19.

Art House Dallas:

Site: Artist Relief Project
The Artist Care Fund is available to artists who are struggling with the devastating effects of the COVID-19 crisis. Artists may request up to $500 but must only ask for “greatest need funds”.

Artist Relief:

Site: Artist Relief Funds
They offer financial aid and informational resources to artists across the US during the COVID-19 crisis. Grants of $5,000 will be given to artists in five application cycles.

The Blues Foundation HART Fund:

Site: The Blues Foundation
The foundation assists Blues musicians and their family who are in financial need due to health issues.

Carnegie:

Site: Carnegie Fund For Actors
The applicant must be an American author who has published at least one full-length work that has been published by a mainstream publisher. Applicants must demonstrate need; the emergency may be because of illness or some other urgent need.

Gottlieb Foundation:

Site: Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grant
This emergency grant provides financial help to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an emergency.

Jazz Foundation:

Site: Jazz Foundation Emergency Grant
They assist musicians who have made a living playing blues, jazz, and roots music.

Pillars:

Site: Pillars Rapid Response Fund
This fund supports the personal expenses of Muslim artists and activists whose livelihoods are being negatively impacted by this current moment. They grant up to $500 to individuals through a short application process.

Sweet Relief:

Site: Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
This relief fund provides financial assistance to all musicians and music industry workers who are struggling due to COVID19.

Twenty Summers:

Site: Art Interrupted Relief Fund
This fund is for artists and arts organizations facing unmanageable financial loss as a result of the Coronavirus.
Artists can receive up to $500, while arts organizations can receive up to $1,000.

The Recording Academy and MusiCares:

Site: MusiCares Relief Fund
They are helping people in the music community affected by COVID19.

Artists Charitable Fund:

Site: https://pen.org/writers-emergency-fund/
This fund focuses on assisting painters and sculptors by paying a potion of emergency medical bills directly to the medical providers.They are not able to pay the artist directly.

Pen American:

Site: http://www.artistscharitablefund.org/
This fund focuses on helping writers. It will distribute grants of $500 to $1,000 based on applications that demonstrate an inability to meet an acute financial need, especially one resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Pen American:

Site: Emergency Grants
This fund focuses on helping writers. It will distribute grants of $500 to $1,000 based on applications that demonstrate an inability to meet an acute financial need, especially one resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Dramatists Guild Foundation:

Site: https://www.freelancersunion.org/resources/freelancers-relief-fund/
Freelancers Relief Fund will offer financial assistance of up to $1,000 per freelance household to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs, including food/food supplies, utility payments, cash assistance to cover income loss.

Netflix:

Press Announcement: Netflix Relief Fund
They announced a 100M fund for the Film and TV workforce.
The company needs to provide more details on how people can apply for it.

Women Photograph:

Site: https://www.womenphotograph.com/grants-2020
They offer several project grants and a new scholarship for women & non-binary photographers. Applications open on April 1, 2020. Deadline May 15, 2020

Soze Foundation Relief Fund:

Site: https://www.wearesoze.com/relief-fund
It supports artists and activists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19. They have already distributed $90,000 in grants to over 250 artists. At the moment they are raising more money to distribute funds again. Applicants can join the waiting list.

Broadway Cares Relief Fund:

Site: https://broadwaycares.org/our-grants/
They are offering grants specific for entertainment professionals who are in need of health care or financial assistance due to COVID19.

Authors League Fund:

Site: https://authorsleaguefund.org/
They assist professional authors, journalists, poets, and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical, health-related problems, or temporary loss of income.

Musicians Foundation Relief Fund:

Site: http://www.musiciansfoundation.org/apply/
Although the application is temporarily closed due to extremely high volume, they are hoping to reopen some time this coming week once we are able to process the hundreds of submissions already received.

Actors Fund:

Site: https://actorsfund.org/services-and-programs/entertainment-assistance-program
The Actors Fund provides services and financial support to entertainment professionals facing personal or work-related problems. Any performing arts or entertainment professional may apply for funds. Requirements: A minimum of five years of industry paid employment with earnings of at least $6,500 for three out of the last five years, or 20 years of industry paid employment with a minimum of ten years of earnings of at least $5,000 for each of those years, and proof of financial need.

Magnum Foundation:

Site: https://www.magnumfoundation.org/news/2019/3/7/inge-morath-award-call-for-applications-2020
A $5,000 grant will be given to a female photographer under the age of 30 to support the completion of a long-term documentary project.
Deadline: April 30, 2020

New York Foundation For The Arts:

Site: https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Anonymous-Was-A-Woman-Emergency-Relief-Grant
They offer up to $2500 grants.
Those that apply must be visual artists identifying as women (who work in Digital/New Media, Drawing, Film/Video, Installation, Painting, Photography, Sculpture). They also must be 40 years or older on the date their application is submitted. Artists must be able to demonstrate activity in their artistic discipline over the past 5 years and show documented losses of income for the period of February 1 – July 30, 2020. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in any of the 50 states, District of Columbia or U.S. territories.

The Photographer Fund:

Site: https://www.format.com/photographer-fund

Self-employed photographers who are facing financial need are encouraged to apply.

They offer assistance up to $500 per person.

ConvertKit The Creator Fund:

Site: https://creatorfund.ck.page/

They offer assistance up to $500 per person.

Facebook Small Business Grant: 

Site: https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grant

The company will be offering different grants. People are required to sing up to receive updates on when and how these grants will be offered.

Who is eligible: people from over 30 countries where Facebook operates.

Artist Relief Tree:

Site: https://artistrelieftree.com/

This fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists in any field.

They offer assistance up to $250 per person on a first-come-first-served basis.

The fund changes its availability based on the amount of money raised.

Artist Fellowship

Site: https://www.artistsfellowship.org/finacial-aid

It provides emergency aid to professional fine art visual artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship.

Applications will be reviewed until June. They start reviewing the process again in September.

Apply: https://www.artistsfellowship.org/financial-aid-application

Cerf Emergency Relief Grants:

Site: https://cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-for-help/

This fund is intended to help artists who have been tested positive to the virus that requires intensive care.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Relief Grants

Site: https://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants

This fund is intended for artists seeking relief for a canceled performance or exhibition due to COVID-19.

They offer grants between $200 and $2500 and review applications once a month.

Behind The Scenes Grant

Site: https://wp.behindthescenescharity.org/who-is-eligible-for-a-grant/

They accept applications from anyone who has been hospitalized with Covid-19 and is in financial need. Must currently reside in the United States or Canada and have earned your living for at least five years in the entertainment technology industry. This means that your major source of income is from your work in this industry, which includes being directly involved with production: behind the scenes in any type of performance venue, or behind the camera, or on the road.

Kinkade Emergency Grant For Curators

Site: http://www.kinkadefamilyfoundation.org/emergencygrantforcurators

The program will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must have committed performance or exhibition opportunities and be able to provide a specific time window at the time of application. Applicants must be a curator or art historian with a track record of producing scholarly curatorial projects. Artists are not eligible to apply.

Applications will be accepted until April 12, 2020.

Freelancer Covid19 Emergency Fund

Site: https://freelancecoop.org/emergencyfund/
Apply: https://freelancecoop.org/emergencyfund//

As part of the application, you will agree that if you receive funding you will “pay it forward.” This means that when you are back on your feet, whether it’s 5 days or 5 months, you will either 1) contribute back to the fund or 2) contribute the same amount to a charity that supports creative freelancers. They review applications on a rolling basis as long as the fund is solvent.

Spokane Artists & Creatives Fund:

Site: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/677MN8G

The focus of this fund is to support individual creatives who rely on income from gigs, performances, teaching opportunities, workshops and classes to cover basic expenses like housing, food, and medical care. They offer up to $500.

Harpo Grant For Visual Artists:

Site: http://www.harpofoundation.org/apply/grants-for-visual-artists/

DEADLINE: April 17, 2020
Applicants must be US citizens.
This grant is for self-defined under-recognized visual artists 21 years and older.
To apply a $15 application fee is required.

Bloom Fund:

Site: https://www.bloomfund.org/faq

This fund provides unrestricted $1,200 grants in visual arts, literature, small business, non-profit, research, and education for individuals who identify as black, indigenous, and/or person of color. There are different deadlines depending on the kind of application.

Alexia Foundation Grant:

Site: https://www.alexiafoundation.org/grants

The applications for this grant start in September 2020. There is a grant for students and one for professionals. Professionals will be prompted to pay a $50 application fee within the application system; there is no entry fee for students.

Art for Assistants by Tim Tadder:

Site: https://www.gofundme.com/f/art-for-assistants

PHLEARN Friend and Artist Tim Tadder is selling select works and donating 100% of the profits to artist assistants who are currently out of work.

Aaron Siskind Grant:

Site: http://www.aaronsiskind.org/grant.html

They need to announce the deadline details for this year’s application. Grant for photographers. Limited amount of fellowship grants up to $15000. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. There’s an entry fee of $25.

The Awesome Foundation Grant:

Site: https://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/about_us

Unrestricted microgrants on a monthly basis for projects in multiple disciplines. They have chapters in different locations around the world. The grants are 1000 dollars (or local equivalent)

Kinkade:

Site: http://www.kinkadefamilyfoundation.org/emergencygrantforcurators

They are offering relief funds for curators.
The program will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant is available to curators who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories.

Artist Relief Funds for Specific Geographic Areas

Utah Division of Arts and Museums

Site/Apply: UA&M Emergency Funding
They are offering funding to Utah-based individual artists/creative workers and Utah-based nonprofit arts organizations.

516 ARTS

Site/Apply: Fulcrum Fund
They offer emergency relief grants to small, artist-run and alternative art spaces throughout New Mexico and will provide 12 grants of $5,000 totaling $60,000 as part of an effort to help sustain these spaces until they can reopen after the pandemic.

Regional Arts & Culture Council

Site/Apply: RAAC Relief Funds
The Regional Arts & Culture Council is modifying the Arts Impact Fund to address the urgent needs of artists whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by COVID-19. The fund is open to artists at all levels of their careers, in a broad variety of disciplines. Applicants must legally reside in RACC’s service area – Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties, Oregon.

Gimme Shelter

Site/Apply: Performers Emergency Fund
This fund is open to Oregon independent contractor performers in any format who have lost wages due to the Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Portland Area Theater Alliance

Site/Apply: The Valentine Fund
They offer assistance to members of the Portland-area theatre community who have been affected by COVID19.

Lane Arts

Site/Apply: Lane County Artist Relief Fund
This fund is open to any individual who works as a freelance artist/musician, teaching artist, production technician, or producer; lives in Lane County (Oregon).

Jameel Arts Center

Site/Apply: Art Jameel Research and Practice Platform
They are awarding grants between $1000 to $2000 (if a project shows exceptional scope and need may be awarded an extended allocation of up to $3000). Applications are accepted from April 1, 2020 to June 7, 2020. Open to all practitioners based in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Oolite Arts

Site/Apply: Olite Arts Relief Fund
They offer up to $500 to cover lost income due to the novel Coronavirus. Artists must reside in Miami.

NYC Dancers Relief Fund

Site/Apply: NYC Dancers Relief Fund
This fund helps freelance dance artists who have suffered financial losses due to COVID19. For more info you can contact TheDanceUnionPodcast@gmail.com

Portland Artist Relief Fund

Site/Apply: Portland Artist Relief Fund
They are offering assistance to artists affected by COVID19. The application is paused at the moment, but they are planning to resume soon.

Center for Cultural Innovation

Site/Apply: Arts & Artist Relief Fund
They are assisting artists, teaching artists, cultural producers, etc. Individuals must be San Francisco residents and can apply for up to $2,000.

Theater Bay Area

Site/Apply: Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund
They are assisting performing arts workers who are facing a loss of income due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Artists must reside in the Bay area.

4 Culture

Site/Apply: Cultural Relief Fund
This fund is assisting artists in the Kings County, Washington, area who are affected by loss of work due to COVID-19.

Creative Industry Relief Fund

Site/Apply: Creative Industry Relief Fund
This fund helps support musicians, artists, performers and filmmakers in the Tarrant County area in Texas who have lost work due to COVID19.

Artist Trust

Site/Apply: Artist Trust Relief Fund
They offer grants supporting artists in Washington state whose lives have been impacted by COVID19.

Frederick Arts Council

Site/Apply: The Frederick Artist Relief Fund
They will award grants up to $500 to individual artists who live in Frederick County (Maryland) and whose creative practices and incomes are being impacted by COVID19.

Michigan Music Alliance

Site/Apply: Michigan Artist Relief Fund
This fund is for Michigan based musical artists whose incomes are being adversely impacted by COVID-19.

Season Of Concern Chicago

Site/Apply: Season Of Concern Chicago
They offer emergency assistance for any member of the Chicago theater community who is dealing with serious medical issues, including those that may result from COVID-19 infection. Proof of testing positive for the virus is required.

Colorado Artist Relief Fund

Site/Apply: Colorado Artist Relief Fund
This fund provides grants of up to $1,000 to individual artists who live in Colorado who are experiencing immediate needs due to COVID-19.

Dallas Low-Income Artist Relief Fund

Site/Apply: Low-Income Artist Relief Fund
This funds low-income, BIPOC, queer, trans/GNC/NB and disabled artists and freelancers residing in Dallas.

Hawaii Artists and Entertainment Fund

Site/Apply: Hawaii Artists and Entertainment Fund
This fund is for Working artists or entertainment professionals in the Hawaii area in need of assistance due to COVID19.

Trickle Up

Site/Apply: Trickle Up NYC
Trickle Up NYC enlists artists who are suffering from lost income, by sharing work on the platform. Every month they can give $10,000 commissions (for further video content) to 10 different artists affected by the Covid-19 cancelations. Every time they get to $10,000, another artist will be hired to create content.

Untitled Art

Site/Apply: Untitled Art
Applicants must have graduated from a Bay Area institution or have lived in the Bay Area for two years as a working artist. Funds are distributed quarterly.

Santa Fe Relief Fund

Site/Apply: Santa Fe Artist Relief Fund
They are helping artists who reside in Santa Fe County. Funds up to $1000, but accepted artists must submit a W9 to receive funds.

AIRF

Site/Apply: https://artsforillinois.org/donate-and-apply

Fund provides financial relief to workers and organizations in the creative industries impacted by COVID-19. This includes all artists and artisans, including stage and production members and part-time cultural workers, and large to small arts organizations in all disciplines. Individuals are encouraged to apply for one-time grants of $1,500, which are awarded expediently and based on a lottery system.
Applications open at noon on April 1, 2020.

Atlanta Artist Relief Fund

Site/Apply: https://www.atlartsrelief.org/

They are delivering free home-cooked, nutritious meals to the doorsteps of artists who are unable to leave their home or out of work.

Jerome Foundation Grants

Site/Apply: https://www.jeromefdn.org/

It supports the artistic and career development of early career artists in Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. They offer different kind of grants and support a diverse range of artistic disciplines and forms, created in a variety of contexts and for different audience.

Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grant

Site/Apply: https://www.kfw.org/grants/artist-enrichment/

It provides opportunities for feminist artists and arts organizations to further their artistic development to create art for positive social change. Applicants must reside in the state. Amounts vary.

Chicago Artist Coalition Grants

Site/Apply: https://chicagoartistscoalition.org/resources/cac-grants

Their four grants honor visual artists based in Chicago, and offer varying levels of financial support. For each grant there is a $10 application fee. Deadlines are different for each application.

Artadia

Site/Apply: https://artadia.org/

Grants on a rotating basis to visual artists in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Deadlines vary depending on the city.

Mayer Foundation Grant

Site/Apply: http://fdnweb.org/mayer/

Artists in the New York City area. The grant also provides healthcare to those who cannot afford it or whose health insurance or financial resources are insufficient to cover their medical needs. The grant is up to $2,500 and is reviewed on a quarterly basis.

Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.

Site/Apply: https://indykeepscreating.org/apply/

The fund provides rapid-response $500 grants; can apply for a grant once every 30 days. Artists must work in at least one of the following disciplines: Music, Literature, Dance, Theater, Visual, and/or Media. They must also show loss of income due to canceled events, projects, and/or organization temporary closure. Applicants must live in Marion (Indianapolis) or one of the seven surrounding counties.

North Carolina Artist Relief Fund

Site/Apply: https://vaeraleigh.org/artist-relief-fund

The fund is dedicated to artists in North Carolina that have been impacted by COVID19.

Boston Artist Relief Fund

Site: https://cityofbostonartsandculture.submittable.com/submit/af2153eb-2d87-4e9d-9ebc-5861eb135999/boston-artist-relief-fund

This fund will award grants of $500 and $1000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by COVID19

DEADLINE: April 30, 2020

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

Site/Apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfv4AazvLFVUNAgXoxqBqfZ7jJVkrMroa-CET6Vt6XygR-CaQ/viewform?fbzx=-1350547368519960039

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.

The Safety Net Fund

Site/Apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1hohQ84yDYosDiN_Z6YuEJwYvzZzD1quJyIC6ip0iEc-Iog/viewform

Non-profit designed to help support artists in the Bay Area during the COVID-19 crisis.

Applicants must provide proof of an artistic endeavor in the last six months, cannot be eligible for unemployment insurance from the state, and must have earned less than $1,000 of income in the last 30 days.

Max’s Kansas City Project

Site: https://maxskansascity.org/emergency-grants/

It provides emergency funding and resources to professionals in the creative arts who live in New York state. Individuals who have made their living through their art form, either professionally or personally, and demonstrate a financial need for medical aid, legal aid, or housing. The maximum grant is $1,000.

Artist Fellowship

Site: https://www.artistsfellowship.org/finacial-aid

It provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship. Primarily serving artists in New York.

For The People Artist Collective

Site: https://www.forthepeoplecollective.org/

The fund offers emergency microgrants of up to $500 to Illinois-based artists and freelancers of color whose income has been affected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fund is temporarily closed due to the high amount of requests. Yet, they are planning to reopen as soon as they get new funds.

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Emergency Fund

Site: https://www.pittsburghartscouncil.org/programs/artist-services/emergency-fund

The Emergency Fund for Artists will now provide up to $500 in assistance to artists experiencing loss of income due to the coronavirus outbreak. Artists must reside in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

Erie Arts and Culture Fund

Site: https://www.erieartsandculture.org/programs-and-services/funding/emergency-financial-assistance-fund/

Creatives and cultural professionals, which includes artists of all disciplines, who have experienced a disruption to their income stream can request up to $500 in assistance.

Artists must reside in the Erie region. Artists can apply more than one time.

Cambridge Artist Relief Fund

Site: http://cambridgecf.org/artist-relief-fund/

Grant sizes will range up to $1,000 and be provided on a first-come, first-served basis for as long as the fund can sustain requests. One-time relief to arts organizations and artists who live, work, create, and/or perform in Cambridge.

Crosshatch Artist Emergency Fund

Site: https://www.crosshatch.org/emergency

Artists may apply once, with a maximum request of $500. These are emergency funds to be used for hardship. Artists must reside in the 5-county area of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau (Michigan)

Apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9BXYWGW

Springboard Personal Emergency Relief Fund

Site: https://springboardforthearts.org/additional-resources/personal-emergency-relief-fund/

The fund is limited to artists residing in Minnesota. Artists can request up to $500 to compensate for canceled work that was scheduled and lost. At the moment they are prioritizing: artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, Native and/or People of Color; artists who live in rural communities; artists in the disability community, including immunocompromised artists; artists who identify as LGBTQIA+

Greater Columbus Arts Council Emergency Relief Grants

Site: https://www.gcac.org/press-release/greater-columbus-arts-council-announces-covid-19-emergency-relief-grants-for-artists/

Artists are eligible to request up to $1,000, with priority being given to those in need of shelter, food, and other essentials. The program is designed to assist artists of all disciplines living in Franklin County.

Artists’ Benevolence Fund

Site: https://sawdustartfestival.org/about/artists-benevolence-fund/

This fund is for any working artist in the city of Laguna Beach, CA. The maximum amount awarded is $1000.

Apply: https://sawdustartfestival.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2020-Benevolence-Fund-Application-MASTER.pdf

Imagine 2020 Artist Assistance Fund

Site: http://www.artsandvenuesdenver.com/about-imagine-2020/imagine-2020-artist-assistance-fund

The fund supports individual artists who are experiencing immediate, unforeseen emergency needs due to COVID-19. They give up to $1,000 to individual artists who live in Denver, CO. The fund is temporarily closed while they process the first batch of applications, but they are planning to accept new ones soon.

Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists

Site: https://www.bouldercountyarts.org/thomas_fund_grant_guidelines

Grants from this fund will be awarded to artists who live or work in Boulder County, CO and meet any one or more of these priority groups: artists with unforeseen needs due to special circumstances, Artists of Color, Artists with disabilities, Indigenous artists, New generation artists (18-30 years old). Grant awards will not exceed $3000

Greensboro Artist Relief Fund

Site/Apply: https://www.artsgreensboro.org/emergency-fund-artist-application/

For artists in need of support due to cancellations from the outbreak of COVID-19.

Artists must reside in the Greater Greensboro area (NC). Funds distributed are directly correlated to dollars raised.

Durham Artist Relief Fund:

Site: https://www.northstardurham.com/artistrelief

Apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdEJKTP91h5e7MuUITHj96J6eKWeZjgVLZjLG4Wp-WMhyQ4mg/viewform

Fund for artists and arts presenters in Durham, NC who have been financially impacted by cancellations due to COVID-19, with priority given to BIPOC artists, transgender & nonbinary artists, and disabled artists.

New Orleans Business Alliance Fund:

Site: https://www.nolaba.org/relief-fund/

This fund provides up to $1000. Artists must show proof of residency in Orleans Parish, Louisiana + proof that? 60% of income is generated via “gig-work” + demonstrated loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic + At or below 100% Annual Median Income (AMI) Guidelines.

Tamarack Emergency Relief Fund:

Site: https://tamarackfoundation.org/fund-your-ideas/emergency-relief-funds/

The foundation offers grants and bridge loans of up to $5,000 for artist businesses on a rolling basis to help with these events. These funds are available to artists juried into the Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia retail facility in Beckley, WV.

Contact Executive Director Renee Margocee at renee@tamarackfoundation.org with a brief summary of your situation to receive more information about obtaining funds.

Artist Relief Funds for Specific Geographic Areas Through GoFundMe 

Site: https://www.gofundme.com/mvc.php?route=homepage_norma/search&term=artist%20relief%20fund%20covid19

The site has several relief funds dedicated to specific areas/cities. The fundraisings are created by different organizations/people, not by GoFundMe. Below are a few that have raised the most:

Chicago Artists Relief Fund:

The fund is dedicated to Chicago artists affected by the coronavirus.

The fund is distributing money to the first applicants and will reopen the application process soon.

Apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeI6qpAK__IsFww_3UlgS9NQPHE9efxxL1W2Mz7cUMdOvnekw/closedform

Seattle Artist Relief Fund:

The fund is dedicated to artists who live in the greater Seattle area.

Apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LHJNLQV

NYC Low Income Artist/Freelancer Fund:

Site/Apply: https://www.gofundme.com/f/nyc-lowincome-artistfreelancer-relief-fund

Fund is in pause, but they are planning to reopen applications as soon as they get more funding.

Chicago Musicians Emergency Relief Fund:

Site: Chicago Musicians Emergency Relief Fund
This fund helps Chicago based musicians who have been affected by COVID19.
You can fill your application here.

Finances

Info on COVID Stimulus Check

Site: NY Times

Self-employed people would be eligible for unemployment benefits. Benefit amounts would be calculated based on previous income. Self-employed workers would also be eligible for the additional $600 weekly benefit provided by the federal government.

Small Business Administration: Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Site: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

Low interest loans up to 2 million to small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

The form can be filled online. If needed assistance to fill out the form you can reach out to their customer service at 1-800-659-2955.

Who is eligible: Businesses in the USA plus American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

IRS: Federal tax return filing has been extended from April 15 to July 15, 2020.

Page Link: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/payment-deadline-extended-to-july-15-2020

Extension may be available for state taxes depending on the state of residence.

Link to State Tax agencies: https://www.taxadmin.org/state-tax-agencies

U.S. State Financial Assistance

Some states are offering assistance for small businesses during the pandemic.

The National Governors Association provides website, address, and phone for each of the states’ governors.

U.S. Based Banks Offering Relief Assistance

These are U.S. based large banks offering different kinds of financial assistance.

Bank of America:

https://about.bankofamerica.com/promo/assistance/latest-updates-from-bank-of-america-coronavirus

Chase:

https://www.chase.com/digital/resources/coronavirus?jp_cmp=rb/CV/off/stayconnected/na

City Bank:

https://online.citi.com/US/JRS/pands/detail.do?ID=covid19

PNC Bank:

https://www.pnc.com/en/customer-service/coronavirus-update.html

Fifth Third Bank:

https://www.53.com/content/fifth-third/en/alerts/covid-support.html

U.S Bank:

https://www.usbank.com/splash/covid-19.html

Wells Fargo:

https://newsroom.wf.com/press-release/corporate-and-financial/wells-fargo-announces-aid-customers-and-communities-impacted

Sites Where You Can Sell Your Work Online

Creators of all kinds are turning to stock marketplaces right now to find alternate ways to supplement their lost income.

Shopify

Site: Shopify

If you want to have your own e-commerce site to sell your artwork, Shopify is offering a 90 day free trial.

Etsy

Site: https://www.etsy.com/sell

Listings are active for 4 months or until they sell.

Etsy charges a listing fee of $0.20 + 5% transaction fee and a $0.25 processing fee.

Society6

Site: https://society6.com/sell-art

To start selling on Society6 you need to create and verify your account (there’s a $1 fee)

In most cases, artists earn 10% off the retail price. For art prints, framed art, and canvas you can set your own price.

Saatchi Art

Site: https://www.saatchiart.com/whysell

It’s free to create an account. The company handles shipping (artists only pay for packaging). Artists receive 65% on every artwork sold. Non-exclusive policy, which means artists are allowed to sell artwork in other places.

Art Pal

Site: https://www.artpal.com/sellart/

This site sells all kinds of artwork. No membership free. No commission.

Singulart

Site: https://www.singulart.com/en/

Shipping, packaging and insurance costs are covered by Singulart.

AdobeStock

Site: http://adobestock.com/

Artists can make between 20% and 60% income from a sale. They have a non-exclusive policy, which means artists are allowed to sell artwork in other places. This platform allows to sell images, video, templates.

Shutterstock

Site: https://submit.shutterstock.com/

Artists can make between 20% and 30% income from a sale. This platform allows to sell images, video, templates. They have a non-exclusive policy as well.

Alamy

Site: https://www.alamy.com/contributor/

This site has fewer buyers, but it pays a higher commission (50% of each sale). They allow artists to sell images, videos, templates. Special for students: they’ll pay 100% of the money from any sales a student makes for two years from the signing up day.

Patreon

Site: https://www.patreon.com/

This is a subscription plan site. Fans pay their favorite creators a monthly amount of their choosing in exchange for exclusive artwork or a closer look into their creative journey.

Indiegogo

Site: https://www.indiegogo.com/

Similar to Patreon. Fans give money to their favorite creators to support a specific project they are working on. They charge a 5% platform fee on the amount artists raise.

Fotomoto

Site: https://www.fotomoto.com/

This is not an online marketplace, but rather a widget that integrates with your website to help you sell photos online. Artists can choose to use a free plan or a paid plan (https://www.fotomoto.com/home/pricing). Like Etsy, Fotomoto allows artists to offer digital photos, photo prints and even canvases to your site visitors. And, Fotomoto handles the packaging of your material photos so you don’t have to.

Photoshelter

Site: https://support.photoshelter.com/hc/en-us/articles/203373610-Selling-Your-Work

This is an online platform that allows you to sell and deliver prints. They offer a free trial and different plans after (https://www.photoshelter.com/signup/subscriber)

500px

Site: https://web.500px.com/licensing

An online marketplace that helps you create a portfolio of your images and make money.

If you give exclusive rights to 500px (meaning you can’t sell that photo anywhere else), you earn 60% of the sale. They offer both free account and membership (with perks like statistics)

Tour Photos

Site: https://tourphotos.com/price

This site is perfect to sell travel photographs. They charge 19% commission of the sales + transaction fees ( they vary from 2,9% to 6% and come in addition. Maximum total charge is 25%)

Online Courses /  Webinars

Organizations offering their professional education catalogs for free for limited periods of time to anyone in the creative community.

HOWLROUND:

Site: “Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic”
Insight and advice for US-Based Freelance Artists and Cultural Workers in all Disciplines.

Behance:

Site: Behance Live
They are offering free live streams with artists in different disciplines.

Sue Bryce Education:

Site: Sue Bryce Education
They have made their entire library of courses free for one week only, from April 20th – 26th.

Artwork Archive:

Site: Artwork Archive
Short video webinars with insight to support artists during COVID19.

Leica:

Site: Leica
The company is doing a series of photo talks and challenges. Registration is free.

Nikon:

Site: Nikon
They are offering their Nikon School Online curriculum for free.

Creative Capital:

Site: Creative Capital
They have launched a series of free online workshops, Coping with COVID, designed to help artists mitigate the effects of the pandemic and economic situation.

PPA (Professional Photographers of America):

Site: https://www.ppa.com/education-unlocked

1100+ courses free for two months

Site: https://www.ppa.com/inittogether/resources

Free webinars

CreativeLive:

Site: https://www.creativelive.com/wellnessclasses

They are having different kinds of discounts up to 80% until April, 2 2020.

Coursera:

This site is offering free courses from different universities. Below are some:

Yale University Free Online Course “The science of happiness”

Site: https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being

This is the most popular class in the history of Yale.

Moma Free Online Course “Seeing Through Photographs”

Site: https://www.coursera.org/learn/photography

Moma Free Online Course “Interactive Strategies For Engaging With Art”

Site: https://www.coursera.org/learn/art-activity

University of California Davis Free Online Course “The Strategy of Content Marketing”

Site: https://www.coursera.org/learn/content-marketing

Kaist Free Online Course “Meditation: A Way To Achieve your goals in life”

Site: https://www.coursera.org/learn/self-reflection-meditation

Imperial College London Free Online Course “Creative Thinking:Techniques and Tools for Success”

Site: https://www.coursera.org/learn/creative-thinking-techniques-and-tools-for-success

Duke University Free Online Course “Advertising and Society”

Site: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/photography-basics

Michigan State University Free Online Course “Photography Basics and Beyond”

Site: https://www.coursera.org/learn/role-of-advertising

Adobe Summit 2020:

Site: https://www.adobe.com/summit.html

The conference launches March 31st.

Adobe DITAWORLD 2020:

Site: Ditaworld
5000+ technical documentation and content experts across 3000+ organizations in 75+ countries. Enroll yourself for this free online

TED Connects

Site: TED Connects

Daily conversation series featuring experts in different fields.

Skillshare

Site: https://www.skillshare.com/
For those interested in learning a new creative skill, they are offering a two months free trial to all new subscribers. They also offer tons of free classes.

Additional Resources:

The Association of Art Museum Curators:

Site: AAMC Information Center
They have a list of region-specific grants and relief funds.

Pick Up The Flow:

Site: Pick Up The Flow
They share resources and for-hire opportunities (based in NYC).

Lexjet:

Site: Lexjet Free Webcast
Their webcast will offer tips and ideas to help print shops stay busy, help their communities and weather the COVID19 pandemic.

Paris Photo:

Site: Paris Photo New York Online Catalogue
Paris Photo has made available their online catalogue. You can browse through photos from some of the most renowned photographers.

National Performance Network:

Site: National Performance Network
This is a network of artists and organizations committed to advancing racial and cultural justice through the arts. Their page offers information and resources to help artists during this global health crisis.

Lander for NYC:

Site: Lander for NYC
They offer information and resources aimed to help NYC-based freelancers and artists navigate these uncertain times.

Billboard:

Site: State-by-State Resource Guide for Music Professionals
They have compiled a list of resources at both the national and state levels for music professionals. Plus four dozen relief funds.

Chicago Arts Community Resources:

Site: Chicago Arts Community Resources
This site provides a partial list of Arts Community Resources – including a number of arts service organizations providing frequently updated news and resources for artists and arts organizations.

Alliance of Artists Communities:

Site: https://www.artistcommunities.org/emergency-relief-programs
This organization offers support for artists by connecting them with our diverse network

of residency programs across the country.

Freelance Artist Resource: 

Site: https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/

List of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.

3 Arts Organization:

Site: https://3arts.org/resources/funding/

List of free resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.

ASMP- American Society of Media Photographers:

Site: https://www.asmp.org/asmp-covid-19-info-hub/

This organization is hosting Town Hall Meetings online to help the photographic community navigate the pandemic.

Arts in Education Roundtable (NYC)

Site: https://vimeo.com/396735734

The organization hosted a virtual roundtable for arts administrators to share strategies to overcome this challenge.

Artists At Risk Connection

Site: https://artistsatriskconnection.org/

It’s an online collaboration of more than 600 global organizations that provide life-saving resources to artists worldwide, who are facing threats to their freedom of expression. (THEY HAVE A LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT OFFER ALL KINDS OF GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE)

Artists At Risk Connection

Site: https://artistsatriskconnection.org/

It’s an online collaboration of more than 600 global organizations that provide life-saving resources to artists worldwide, who are facing threats to their freedom of expression. (THEY HAVE A LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT OFFER ALL KINDS OF GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE)

American Photographic Artists

Site: APA
They are hosting weekly online gatherings for the photo community to come together, ask questions, discuss, share and aid one-another in this turbulent time. On Thursdays 7 PM ET. The webinars are available on their YouTube channel.

Site: APA Resources
They also have a list of resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists.

Graphic Artists Guild

Site: https://graphicartistsguild.org/

They are hosting a series of FREE Town Halls webinars:

Practical Financial Advice for Creatives in Crisis
Presented by Jason M Blumer, CPA
Wednesday, April 1, 3pm EDT
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/practical-financial-advice-for-creatives-in-crisis-tickets-101116133076

Recession Proof Your Business
Presented by Ean Murphy, Moxie Bookkeeping & Coaching, Inc.
Friday, April 3, 1:30 pm EDT
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/recession-proof-your-business-tickets-101331021814

Now More Than Ever: Why Communication is Essential for Your Business
Monday, April 6, 5pm EDT
Presented by Danielle Hughes, More Than Words Marketing
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/now-more-than-ever-why-communication-is-essential-for-your-business-tickets-101342943472

What In the World Is a Force Majeure?
Presented by Michele Berdinis, Beeline Legal
Friday, April 10, 11am EDT
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-in-the-world-is-a-force-majeure-tickets-101247917246

International Resources:

The Flanders Agency: 

Site: The Flanders Agency
Self-employed persons who are obliged to close their activity or completely interrupt at least 7 consecutive calendar days due to the corona crisis, are entitled to a financial benefit. More information on their website.

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation: 

Site: The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants
Artists around the world are invited to apply. There is no deadline for filing an application. They issue grants 4 to 6 times a year.

Young Masters: 

Site: Young Masters Art Prize
The Young Masters Art Prize is a not-for-profit initiative of The Cynthia Corbett Gallery. Open to artists worldwide. More information on their site.

STARTS: 

Site: STARTS Prize
Open to artists worldwide. Winners must make a commitment to accept their awards in person.

The Santo Foundation: 

Site: Santo Foundation Individual Artist Awards
Open to artists worldwide in all mediums of visual arts. They offer three $5000 awards and five additional $1000 awards. The Application dates have not been announced yet for 2020.

Botin Foundation Grants: 

Site: https://www.fundacionbotin.org/internal-grant-area/botin-foundation-visual-arts-scholarships.html

The foundation awards grants to support projects in the field of training, research or the production of a new work of art. Artists of any nationality may apply.
Deadline for applications: May 8, 2020

Open Society Fellowship: 

Site: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/open-society-fellowship
The Open Society Fellowship supports individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. Artists of any nationality may apply.
Contact osfellows@opensocietyfoundations.org for current information on the application timeline and process.

Artist Grant Fund: 

Site: https://artistgrant.org/submission-guidelines/

Visual artists 18 and older from anywhere in the world can apply. Up to $500 grant. There are four grant cycle deadlines per year – January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15. There is an application fee of $25 USD. Artists in the following fields can apply: Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, stills of video/film, sculpture (of any type of material), ceramics, mixed/multiple media, installation, and other new or alternative media.

The Hopper Prize: 

Site: https://hopperprize.org/artist-grant-program/

They award 10 individual artists up to $1000 (5 awards in winter, 5 in the spring). Artists worldwide can apply, but they must be 18 and older. There is an application fee of $40.
They accept entries in all media forms.

Innovate Artist Grant: 

Site: https://innovateartistgrants.org/

They award two $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. Artists worldwide can apply. There is an entry fee of $25.

The Awesome Foundation: 

Mentioned in the list of grants above also can be used for grants worldwide.

Abe’s Curated Micro Grant: 

Site: https://www.mechaelephant.com/microgrant#apply

It wants to incentivize the creation of art and engineering through small $100 monthly micro-grants. Artists worldwide are welcomed to apply.

International Photography Grant (for photographers): 

Site: https://internationalphotogrant.com/page/terms-conditions

Photographers must be at least 18 years old and can apply worldwide. Grant of $1000.

Lucie Foundation Scholarships (for photographers): 

Site: https://www.luciefoundation.org/programs/scholarship/

They will be announcing the 2020 deadlines soon. They offer three different kinds of grants.

Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation (for photographers): 

Site: http://mrofoundation.org/programs/photography-grants/

Photographers from around the world are invited to apply. Award is Eur3000
Deadline: March 31,2020 (it might get extended)

Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize (for photographers): 

Site: https://documentarystudies.duke.edu/

Photographers worldwide are invited to apply. There is a $60 entrance fee.
Deadline: May 15, 2020

Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize (for photographers): 

Site: https://documentarystudies.duke.edu/

Photographers worldwide are invited to apply. There is a $60 entrance fee.
Deadline: May 15, 2020

The Eugene Smith Fund Grant (for photographers): 

Site: https://contests.picter.com/w-eugene-smith-fund-grant-2020

The amount of the grant will be $40.000. There is a $50 entrance fee (there’s option of a fee waiver in specific cases)
Deadline: April 30, 2020

Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography (for photographers): 

Site: https://wherewestand.gettyimages.com/grants/

Grants have different deadlines and requirements. $10.000 per grant will be awarded.

The Ian Parry Scholarship (for photographers): 

Site: https://theianparryscholarship.submittable.com/submit/f49e745b-d064-481f-895d-c2eaf9452f34/the-ian-parry-scholarship-2020-submissions

Grants have different deadlines and requirements. $10.000 per grant will be awarded. Artists need to be 24 or younger or enrolled on a full-time recognized photography course.
There is no fee entry.
Deadline: July, 5 2020

The Documentary Photography Fund (for photographers): 

Site: https://www.thedocumentaryprojectfund.org/

Open to photographers everywhere it is legal to wire funds from the USA.
Calls-For-Entries occur twice a year and run for one month from beginning to end. Call dates are announced on the website and via social media.

International Resources for Specific Areas

Swedish Cultural Foundation

Site/Apply: Swedish Cultural Foundation Fund
A total of € 400,000 will be distributed for art practitioners and cultural workers who are hit hard financially by COVID19. More information on their website.

The Civic Theater

Site/Apply: Artist Emergency Relief Fund
They provide financial relief to Irish artists who have lost income due to COVID-19. Small grants of up to €500 will be paid rapidly on a first-come, first-served basis to affected artists and groups.

Singapore Unbound

Site/Apply: Singapore Unbound Relief Fund
This fund is for creative writers, whether they are Singapore citizens living anywhere in the world or Permanent Residents of Singapore. More information on their site.

South West Creatives (UK)

Site/Apply: South West Creatives- CoronaVirus Impact Fund
They want to provide 10 £200 hardship funds for any artists, practitioners and creative freelancers that cannot work during this time or who have been affected by cancellations or other impacts.

The Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Site/Apply: Support Scheme for Arts & Cultural Sector
The applications were originally from 29 January to 30 April 2020 , but they have been extended to 30 June. Enquiries may be addressed to Hong Kong Arts Development Council by phone at 2827 8786 or email supportscheme@hkadc.org.hk. This funding includes performances, exhibitions, rehearsals, preparation and post-event work.

UK Artist Council Fund (artists and creatives in the UK)

Site/Apply: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid-19/financial-support-artists-creative-practitioners-and-freelancers

Artists and creative practitioners will be able to apply for grants of up to £2,500 if they have a track record in publicly funded culture.
They will publish guidance for applicants including the detailed timetable for this fund on 30 March. Potential applicants will need to register on their portal Grantium by Friday 3 April.

ACS Studio Prize (studio artist in the UK)

Site/Apply: https://www.acsstudioprize.com/about-the-studio-prize

They will grant £4,500. The prize officially opens for applications on April 1, 2020.
Artists must work in collage, painting, sculpture, tapestry, ceramics, glassware or photography.

GTA Black Community Emergency Support Fund (Canada)

Site/Apply: https://www.gofundme.com/f/black-emergency-support-fund

Artist-organized community fundraiser for Black people in the GTA, particularly those working in the gig economy. They will be giving up to $250.
The application process is temporarily closed due to high volume of applications. However, they are still raising money.

Glad Day Lit Emergency Fund (Canada)

Site/Apply: https://www.gladdaylit.ca/?fbclid=IwAR1FiEx5zs4Fm2uipRM7Ml5LGlFT9Spy_PIhVJZZoU3-Nkg2wtn2hzsJfDk

This fund will help cover emergency aid and paid work for LGBTQ2S artists, performers and tip-based workers.

Modest Needs Grants (this fund is both for US and Canada)

Site/Apply: https://www.modestneeds.org/for-applicants/faq.asp

They offer three main types of grants: Self-Sufficiency Grants, Back-to-Work Grants, and Independent Living Grants.

Creative Europe Grants (Europe)

Site/Apply: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/

They offer grants in different artistic fields.
Applicants must live in the EU (currently includes the UK).

Mondrian Fund (European citizens can apply)

Site/Apply: https://www.mondriaanfonds.nl/

They offer different kinds of grants. Applications for the grants of the Mondriaan Fund can be submitted 24 hours a day through the online application system.
Artists don’t need to have a Dutch citizenship, but their work should support Dutch visual art and cultural heritage.

Cancelled/Postponed Events:

34th Bienal de Sâo Paulo (Brazil):

Site: http://www.bienal.org.br/

Opening date shifted from September 5 to October 3, with a new closing date of December 13.

Art Dubai (United Arab Emirates):

Site: https://www.artdubai.ae/newsletter/art-dubai-2020-save-the-date-latest-art-dubai-portrait-and-other-news/

Postponed to March 17–20, 2021; online-only programming will take place from March 25–28

Berlin Biennale (Germany):

Site: https://www.berlinbiennale.de/en/

The temporary project space of the 11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art at ExRotaprint complex in Berlin will be closed until April 19.

Art Cologne (Germany):

Site: http://www.artcologne.com/

Postponed until November 2020

Art Paris (Paris):

Site: http://www.artparis.com/en/edition

Moved from April 2–5 to May 28–31

Venice Architecture Biennale (Italy):

Site: https://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/2020

Moved from May 23–November 29 to August 29–November 29.

Miart Milan (Italy):

Site: http://www.miart.it/en

New dates for Sept 2020.

The Met Gala New York (US):

Site: https://www.metmuseum.org/

Postponed indefinitely.

Art World Conference (US):

Site: https://www.artworldconference.com/

Postponed from May 1–3 to the fall.

Art Dallas Contemporary Art Fair (US):

Site: https://artdallascontemporary.com/

Has been rescheduled for April 2021.

TEFAF New York Spring (US):

Site: https://www2.tefaf.com/

Postponed from May 8–11 to October 31–November 4.

Shanghai’s Festival of Design Architecture Conference (China):

Site: https://www.designshanghai.com/

Postponed until May 26 – 29, 2020.

Art Basel (Switzerland):

Site: https://www.artbasel.com/basel

Postponed to September 2020.

Postponed until May 26 – 29, 2020.

Palm Springs Photo Festival (US):

Site: http://2020.palmspringsphotofestival.com/

Postponed to September 20-25.

Legal Resources:

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (MA):

Site: Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts provides legal services, advice, and educational programming to artists and cultural organizations in Massachusetts.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (OR):

Site: Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
This non-profit organization supports the Oregon creative community by providing legal assistance, resources and educational programs to artists and organizations in the visual, literary, performance, media and other arts.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (NY):

Site: https://vlany.org/

This organization supports at-risk artists and arts organizations.

California Lawyers for the Arts (CA):

Site: California Lawyers for the Arts

They empower the creative community by providing education, representation, and dispute resolution.

Lawyers for the Creative Arts (IL):

Site: Lawyers for the Creative Arts

They assist the Illinois art community to understand the legal issues arising from performance cancellations.

Freelance Work Sites:

UpWork:

Site: UpWork
The basic membership is free (see their site for details and more plan options). Upwork charges freelancers a sliding fee based on the lifetime billings with a specific client. The more money you get paid by a specific client the lower will be the fee they charge.

Freelancer:

Site: Freelancer
Their basic membership is free. They charge different fees based on the kind of project you have. More information here.

Fiverr:

Site: Fiverr
You can join for free. There is no subscription required or fees to list your services. You keep 80% of each transaction.

Guru:

Site: Guru
Basic account is free with ten free bids per month, and a 9% commission if you win the bid. More information on their website.

People Per Hour:

Site: People Per Hour
Basic account is free with 15 proposals per month. They charge a fee if you get the job.