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Artist Relief, an initiative that will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.
· Practicing artists able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to their work, careers, 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 coalition partners;
· Not previously awarded a relief grant from this fund.
The Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund applications for April support to Freelance Dance Workers will open Friday, April 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. and close on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Freelance dance workers interested in applying for April support can find a blank copy of the application on the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund Freelance Dance Worker page to help in preparing application materials in advance of the application opening. Please note: applications for April support that were submitted during the March application period cannot be considered, and interested applicants must submit a new application for April.
Applicants for March Freelance Dance Worker support can expect notification of award status by Monday, April 13, 2020.
We are also happy to announce that due to the generous support of the Arnhold Foundation, and increased support from the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund for Freelance Dance Workers has been extended through June 2020. For more information on Freelance Dance Worker applications for future months, please visit our Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund Freelance Dance Worker Page.
New York Community Trust's NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund: New York City arts
and culture 501(c)3 nonprofits with a track record of robust programming and services
for New York City residents. Grants between $10,000 and $250,000 as well as no-interest loans are available.
New York Foundation on the Arts (NYFA): COVID-19 Comprehensive Resources
Unemployment Insurance - The Federal CARES Act has provided freelancers $600/week. Contact your state's Department of Labor and file a claim as soon as possible. Phonebanks are overwhelmed. Don't give up!
Small Business Adminstration (SBA) $10,000 loans for businesses and non-profits that don't need to be repaid. Info and 15minute application.
DANCE NOW Virtual Happy Hours!
FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS
Each one-hour ZOOM mixer will feature a different host artist. Attendees can ask the host questions about their art, their expertise, their career, or simply share how they're doing and hang out. BYOB ;)
To keep the happy hours more intimate, spots will be limited. Make sure to RSVP!
IABD's COVID-19 | Novel Coronavirus Resource Page
The IABD Emergency Fund - In response to the COVID-19 disruption, The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD), with support from the Ford Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation and individual supporters, seek to meet the urgent needs of the Black Dance community through the IABD Emergency Fund. This fund will provide grant awards to those directly impacted by COVID-19.
Applications for the Emergency Fund will open to IABD Members Monday, April 6th.
Commission-Free Platform Is a Place for Artists to Sell Services Both Practical and Creative, Earning Income During COVID-19 Pandemic
A direct, entrepreneurial, and creative response to the unprecedented economic crisis facing the cultural sector, HireArtists.org envisions a way to activate and support the myriad talents of a vibrant artistic community currently in isolation with the rest of the world. The commission-free marketplace allows accomplished, dedicated practitioners from across the arts to monetize their knowledge and offer services both creative and practical, including visual art and performances, classes and coaching, and assistance with everyday or professional tasks such as personal organizing, IT help, video editing, and more.
COVID-19 impact surveys from the end of March underscore the current fragility of the artistic ecosystem; as of March 25, a sampling of 33 independent producers projected revenue losses upwards of $5 million; collectively this group employs or provides paid contracts to 1,195 independent artists and 75 cultural workers. As early as March 17, freelance artists were reporting an average of $7,021,88 of canceled freelance work, a sum that has almost certainly risen substantially in recent weeks.
HireArtists.org is the brainchild of producer-curator Vallejo Gantner, creative director Alex Reeves, theater artist and manager Erica Schnitzer, philanthropist Chet Kerr, and IBM Blockchain Chief Storyteller James Dennin.
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Application [Apply here]
Other Funds/Support in our Network:
- NYC Low-Income Artist/Freelancer Relief Fund
- The Indie Theater Fund Rapid Relief Emergency Fund
- Dance/NYC (Coming Soon - Stay Tuned)