Artist Relief Emergency Grant

Artist Relief

U.S. Citizens and residents
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September 1, 2020

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.


  • One-time grants of $5,000 to support artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19
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  • Applicants must be practicing artists able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to their work, career, and a public audience
  • Experiencing dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Able to receive taxable income in the U.S. (e.g. citizen, green card holder, and/or permanent resident who can provide a W9 and SSN or ITIN)
  • Residing and working in the U.S. for the last two years
  • Not a full-time employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of any of the Artist Relief coalition partners listed on the application
  • Not previously awarded a relief grant from this fund

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  • Due to a very high volume of submissions, the application may come down temporarily. Draft responses in a separate word processing program and paste it into the application to have a saved copy of your answers in the event that you need to reapply
  • There will be five separate application cycles that run from April 8th until August 20th, 2020. If not awarded initially, artists are free to apply for any of the following cycles

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  • Information that describes professional practice:  biography, discipline, and any digital presence that demonstrates the artist’s work
  • A brief description of how the COVID-19 crisis has affected the artist’s financial well-being and where they urgently need support

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