Resources for Artists During the COVID-19 Crisis
April 1, 2020
This is a challenging time for many in our community, as artists and writers cope with cancelled work, lost income, and medical uncertainty. Yaddo has compiled the following list of online resources for artists affected by the pandemic, and will continue to expand the list in the coming weeks as opportunities become available.
General resource lists
The Actor’s Fund Resources list (for all arts and entertainment professionals)
Anonymous Was a Woman Emergency Relief Grants, open to women-identifying visual artists over age 40 who have been impacted by COVID-19. Appy between April 6-8.
Artists’ Fellowship emergency aid for professional visual artists
Artist Relief grants: A coalition of national arts grantmakers will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.
Authors’ League Fund for emergency circumstances
Foundation for Contemporary Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund, for experimental artists who have been impacted by postponed or cancelled performances and exhibitions.
Max’s Kansas City Project Emergency Grants, for creative arts professionals in New York state.
Musicians Foundation grants for medical and living expenses in emergencies
The Photographer Fund to help photographers impacted by COVID-19
Rauschenberg Emergency Grants for unexpected medical emergencies; open to visual and media artists, and choreographers.
Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund for musicians and music industry workers
Women Photograph COVID-19 Emergency Fund, apply by April 3; may be extended
Other useful information
HireArtists.org is a marketplace that creates new streams of income for artists by connecting them with the public for help with creative and non-creative tasks.
How freelancers can claim paid sick leave in a coronavirus emergency, via the Freelancers Union