COVID-19 Information & Relief for Arts

Resources, Grants, and Short-term Relief

Special Arts Action News from Americans for the Arts — March 26, 2020

Late last night, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed (96-0) the third phase of the coronavirus (COVID-19) response relief package. The $2 trillion emergency stimulus package included important provisions supporting the arts sector and creative workforce. The nation's arts and culture industry is experiencing devastating economic losses with closed venues and cancelled performances, exhibitions, and events as a result of the pandemic.

The U.S. House plans to vote on the bill tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. ET and President Trump, who has already signaled his support of the legislation, is expected to sign it into law shortly thereafter.

This vital piece of legislation includes direct support for both nonprofit cultural organizations and state and local arts and humanities agencies, as well as economic relief provisions for independent contractors, "gig economy" workers and artists, entrepreneurs, and small businesses working in the creative economy. READ MORE HERE


A special Arts Action Alert from Americans for the Arts — March 23, 2020

 Negotiations are ongoing in the Senate on what is being called "Phase Three" of the COVID-19 response relief package. As you unfortunately know, the coronavirus has already had a devastating economic impact on America’s nonprofit arts sector—financial losses to date are estimated to be $3.6 billion.

The U.S. Senate legislation under consideration today has several items we've been asking for—your advocacy has been working! For example, there is some funding for the NEA, but it's not enough. Self-employed artists, creative workers, and nonprofits appear to be included in the Paycheck Protection and Small Business Administration disaster loan provisions, but we need to ensure they are included in the final bill version. More advocacy is neededREAD MORE HERE.  



Here is more information to review during this COVID-19 quarantine:

Alliance of Artists Communities: Resources

CERF+ Emergency Relief Fund

COVID19 Effect Preparation Worksheet

Creative Capital: Arts Resources

Freelance Artist Resources

Lawyers Alliance for New York: ”Protecting Your Nonprofit from COVID-19” 

National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response


National Endowment for the Arts: COVID-19 FAQ Response


NYCON: Nonprofit Resources 


Actor’s Fund (NYC) (LA) (IL)

Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

AGMA Relief Fund

American Society of Journalists and Authors Writer’s Emergency Assistance Fund

American Poets Fund- Emergency Funds

Arts Ready Alert – Preparing for the Potential Impact of Coronavirus

Artists’ Fellowship, Inc.

Artist Relief Tree

A Room of Her Own

Authors League Fund

Book Industry Charitable Foundation

Carnegie Fund for Authors

Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Central New York Community Foundation Impact Grant

CERF+ Artist Safety Net (focusing on craft artists)

Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties

Comprehensive List of Funding Opportunities from 3Arts

Corona Relief Fund

COVID-19 Musicians Fund

Directors Guild Foundation

Dramatists Guild Foundation 

Emergency Grants for Visual Artists

Emergency Grants – Women Arts

Emergency Relief Programs – Alliance of Artist Communities

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

Gilbert Fund

GoFundMe relief for NY/NJ/PA artists

Grantmakers for the Arts Resource List

The Haven Foundation

Hellman/Hammett Grants

Joan Mitchell Foundation

Max’s Kansas City Project (NY)

Mayer Foundation

Motion Picture Pioneers Assistance Fund


Musician's Emergency Relief Fund

New York Foundation for the Arts

Pollack-Krasner Foundation

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants

The Rema Hort Mann Foundation

Rhythm & Blues Foundation

Rosenberg Fund For Children

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Emergency Medical and Legal Fund

Springboard for the Arts

Sweet Relief Musicians’ Fund

Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights

Waldron Charitable Fund