We know that lately a lot of us have found ourselves unable to do the things that artists do to survive — namely, creating, presenting, and performing art for the benefit of the public.
We’re all in the same boat right now, and since we at the Capitol happen to be in a position to hear about funding opportunities when they arise, we wanted to help in a small way by sharing a few of the the most relevant opportunities with you. Our advice is to apply to these funds as soon as possible, as they are receiving an extremely high volume of applications.
We’ve also got a webinar in the works on how to apply to these funders, so keep your eye out for that announcement. Make sure to share this email with any of your friends who would be interested! In the future, these messages will be shared exclusively through a dedicated mailing list, so if you’re interested in continuing to receive this newsletter, sign up by texting COVID to 42828. Stay tuned for more good stuff!
Please click on the title of each funding program for more information.
Photo credit Tim Etchells.
This program was started to benefit select artists who are being impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Award amount unknown. Grant recipients will be chosen by a board of fellow creators.
DEADLINE: April 14th, 2020.
This program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies. The grants are available to visual and media artists and choreographers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories. (If you aren’t sure if your artistic discipline fits within these guidelines, please contact [email protected]). Applicants must demonstrate current and ongoing activity in their artistic discipline(s) and cannot be enrolled in a degree program.
This program provides support of an unknown amount for applicants who have had at least 3 years of employment in the music industry and/or 6 commercially released singles/commercially or promotionally released music videos. Proof of cancellations of bookings is required. The two-page application may be found here. Applications may take 3 weeks or more to review due to high volume.
Note: The opportunity website also includes other resources for musicians, including mental health resources.
This program is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund is for those who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Funds will be disbursed in the amount of $200 per person, on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are depleted. Donations to the fund are ongoing.
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