Artist Relief is offering $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19. This is the fourth cycle of grant applications that are being accepted and the deadline is July 22.
What is Artist Relief?
Earlier this year, a coalition of national arts grant makers came together to form Artist Relief as an initiative that would offer financial assistance and related information to artists across the United states.
Who is eligible for grants?
Before applying, applicants are asked to self-evaluate whether they are experiencing dire financial emergencies during this time and make space for those most urgently in need.
Artist Relief defines “dire financial emergencies” as the lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine, childcare, and food. “We are aware that each artist’s needs differ, so ask that you thoroughly and accurately describe your situation. Applicants should demonstrate a pressing and critical need for emergency support to be considered for this grant.”
Grant applicants must also be able to answer ”yes“ to the following prompts:
- I am a practicing artist able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to my work, career, and a public audience;
- I am experiencing dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic;
- I am 21 years of age or older;
- I can provide a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) after I’ve been notified of my selection;
- I have been living and working in the U.S. for the last two years;
- I am not a full-time employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of any of the [Artist Relief] coalition partners;
- I have not previously been awarded a relief grant from this fund.
Click here for more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply.