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- March 19, 2020

Type: Artist News

The following is list of online resources for art makers that MacDowell compiled at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to serve artists seeking to support their finances or practice. The resources include responses from regional and discipline-focused arts organizations, emergency grants, and clearing houses for general information. (last updated 5/10/21)

General Artist Resources

Resources to Prevent Creative and Professional Burnout

Alliance of Artist Communities individual artist emergency funds

Artist Relief Fund

Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic

Arts Education Partnership

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists in a Time of Crisis

Foundation for Contemporary Arts emergency grants

The Haven Foundation cash grants

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies Coronavirus Resources

NYFA Artist Resources

The Soze Agency Artist + Activist Relief Fund

Sustainable Arts Foundation

Twenty Summers Emergency Arts Fund

WomenArts Directory of Emergency Grants

Composition, ID, Performance and Theatre resources

Actor's Fund Disability Support

Actor's Fund Funeral & Burial Assistance

Actorʻs Fund Entertainment Assistance Program

American Association of Community Theatre

Association of Performing Arts Professional’s emergency response page

The Blues Foundationʻs HART Fund (Handy Artists Relief Trust)

Indie Theater Fund rapid relief grants

Jazz Foundation of America Musicians’ Emergency Fund

The Musicians Foundation

Motion Picture and Television Fund

National Alliance for Musical Theatre COVID-19 Resources

New Music Solidarity Fund

Performing Arts Readiness sample emergency plan

Recording Academy MusiCares Emergency Financial Assistance

SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 Disaster Fund

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

Theatre Communications Group preparation statement and resources

TrickleUP Artists funding affected artists

Film and Video resources

American Documentary COVID-19 Artist Emergency Fund

Film Festival Alliance Webinars for film festival field navigating postponements and cancellations and archived recordings

Motion Picture and Television COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation COVID-19 Relief

Resources for visual artists

Anonymous Was a Woman grants

Artists’ Charitable Fund

Artists’ Fellowship, Inc.


Format Photographer Fund

Gottlieb Emergency Grants for painters, printmakers, and sculptors

Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grants for 2020

Maurice Sendak Emergency Relief Fund for children's book artists and writers

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants for medical emergencies

Remote Studio Instruction resource guide on Google Drive

Writers resources

American Society of Journalists & Authors Emergency Assistance Fund

Dramatists Guild Foundation Emergency Grants

Maurice Sendak Emergency Relief Fund for children's book artists and writers

The Authors League Fund

The PEN America Writers’ Emergency Fund

Information for organizations

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts artsblog article on preparedness

Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

Arts Ready

Association of Art Museum Directors

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Fund (latest addition)

Event Safety Alliance preparation webinar for organizations

Kinkade Family Foundation Emergency Grants for Curators

Rapid Response: Racism is a Virus Too

Springboard's Principles for Ethical Cancellation

National Council of Nonprofits COVID-19 page

Regional artist resources

Barbara and Carl Zydney Grant for Artists with Disabilities (New York City)

Artist Community Relief Fund (lower East Side and Chinatown in NYC)

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association impact survey

Boston Artist Relief Fund

Boston Music Maker COVID-19 Fund

Boston Singers' Relief Fund

Passim Emergency Artist Relief Fund (Boston area)

Powerful Pathways Artist Emergency Relief Fund (Boston area)

Cambridge Artist Relief Fund

Canadian Entertainment AFC Fund

Dance/NYC Relief Fund

The Columbus Foundation Emergency Response Fund

Arts for Illinois Relief Fund

(Indianapolis) Arts Council of Indianapolis -- IndyKeepsCreating

Maryland Based Virtual Events & Content

Mass Cultural Council COVID-19 Relief Fund

Max’s Kansas City Project for NY State residents

The Mayer Foundation grant New York City

Nashville Scene: How to help Nashville area

New England Foundation for the Arts

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Emergency Funding

New York Artist Coalition information page

NYC Small Business Services: Assistance & Guidance for Businesses Impacted Due to Novel Coronavirus

New York Community Trust response and impact fund

Quebec's Fondation des Artistes

San Francisco Arts Relief Program

Seattle Artist Relief GoFundMe Fundraising Site

Seattle Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund

Seattle Recovery Package

State Arts Agencies & Regional Arts Organizations Contacts

Theatre Community Benevolent Fund (Boston area)

Untitled Art Emergency Fund (for San Francisco Bay Area artists)

Safety and Health info

CDC's Recommendations to Protect Yourself

CDC Risk Assessment by Country

EPA list of effective disinfectants