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Artists, Musicians, Writers

Personal Emergency Relief Fund

Springboard for the Arts
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Artists and creative workers of all disciplines affected in Minnesota can request $500 to support them in this moment
  • See fund guidelines inside the program.
July 1, 2020

Indigenous Arts and Entrepreneurship Grant

NDN Collective
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • The Fund will provide grants of up to $5,000 to ease these current hardships in this time of economic uncertainty.
  • All art forms and genres are eligible.
  • Eligibility requirements are included in the program.

Arts Organization Emergency Relief Fund

The Arts Partnership
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Up to $1,500 in financial assistance
  • For FM Metro arts nonprofits to help cover unexpected expenses directly resulting from performance/event cancellations related to Coronavirus/COVID-19.
  • See inside for more details on what the fund does and doesn't cover.

Rauschenberg Emergency Funds

New York Foundation for the Arts
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies.
  • Open to artists who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories.
  • Applicants must demonstrate current and ongoing activity in artistic discipline/s.
  • Applicants cannot be enrolled in any degree-seeking program.
June 15, 2020

Artist Relief Fund

Artist Relief
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19
  • Check artist eligibility within program.

The Artist Relief Project

The Artist Relief Project
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • In the short term in the form of a $200 emergency relief stipend.
  • In the longer term in the form of free programs, resources, and support for artists to pursue sustainable economic opportunities through this time of crisis.

The Artists' Fellowship

The Artists' Fellowship
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship
  • Must be a professional visual artist

Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

AACDMV Emergency Fund
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • This fund is for US-based BIPOC artists and administrators. This is a ONE-TIME micro grant of $200.

Blues Musician Emergency Relief Fund

The Blues Foundation
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • Provide immediate resources to full-time blues musicians whose revenue streams have been severely diminished by the current coronavirus pandemic, intended to assist primarily with immediate essential needs such as food, rent/mortgage, utilities, phone and car payments.
  • Medical insurance premiums will also be considered.

CERF+ Craft Emergency Relief Fund

CERF+
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • CERF+ emergency assistance includes grants and/or brokered assistance, such as booth fee waivers and discounts or donations on supplies and equipment

Dramatists Guild Foundation Emergency Fund

Dramatists Guild Foundation
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • Provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists and bookwriters in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.
  • Includes muscician/composers, novelist/nonfiction/fiction writers, screenwriters, actor or performace artist, journalist, director.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants

Foundation for Contemporary Arts
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • Temporary funding to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions.
  • See eligibility requirements for comtemporary artists.

PEN America Writers' Emergency Fund

PEN America
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • PEN America 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.
  • See guidelines for evaluating credentials.

Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund

Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • At this time, we are able to give the minimum of $100 and a maximum of $500
  • This fund is for queer writers of color only, not organizations or nonprofits, who are in need of financial assistance right now

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • Funds raised will go towards medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work

Artist Relief Emergency Grant

Artist Relief
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • One-time grants of $5,000 to support artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19
  • See elegibility inside.
September 1, 2020

COVID-19 Relief Fund for Experimental Artists

Foundation for Contemporary Arts
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • $1,500 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 virus
  • See elibility for experimental artists inside
August 31, 2020

Emergency Financial Assistance

The Actors Fund
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • One-time grant for those unable to pay for basic living expenses like food, housing or health care
  • Funds are available to union and non-union workers in entertainment and the performing arts.
  • Must have entertainment industry earnings over $6,500 for three out of the last five years. Income from teaching does not qualify. Dancers must was document three years of recent dance earnings of at least $2,000 a year.

SAG-AFTRA Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Fund

SAG-AFTRA Foundation
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • Emergency financial assistance is available for SAG-AFTRA members who are unable to pay their basic living expenses (food/housing/health care)

The Bush Foundation CARES Fund

North Dakota Council on the Arts
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • Individual Artists have two grant options available: $500 or $1000
  • These funds are to be solely for one or more of the following purposes: Lost Revenue, Fee Support, Rent and Utilities.
June 22, 2020

Indigenous Arts and Entrepreneurship Grant

NDN Collective
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • The fund is designed to provide grants to Indigenous artists and entrepreneurs who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Fund will provide grants of up to $5,000 to ease these current hardships in this time of economic uncertainty.
  • All businesses under 500 employees, including both registered and unregistered businesses, self-employed businesses and independent contractors, and consultants.

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