COVID-19 Resources for the Arts

American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund

The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund provides support and temporary financial assistance to members who are in need.

The Actors Fund: Actors, Dancers and Choreographers

To help our community during this public health crisis The Actors Fund has partnered with other entertainment industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to those in immediate financial need. Funds are available to union and non-union workers in entertainment and the performing arts. Remember, you may be eligible for more than one fund.

Artist Relief Project

Artists in any discipline who has been impacted by COVID19-related cancellations and closures may apply for assistance from this relief fund.

Artwork Archive: Financial Relief Resources for Artists During COVID-19
CERF+ Emergency Relief Fund

Artists who have suffered from a recent, career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster, can apply for funding. CERF+ also has a list of resources centered around the pandemic.

COVID 19 Freelance Artists Resources

If you’re a freelancer, independent contractor, or self-employed, this can be an especially daunting time. This crowd-sourced website lists legal, emergency funding, advocacy and other resources for your benefit. You are not alone in this moment.

Creative Capital

A comprehensive list for artists working in all disciplines, organizations trying to steady the boat, and anyone working to create the new normal.

Dance USA

Dance USA has created a resource page for updates on federal assistance, performance art resources and more.

Dramatists Guild Foundation

This fund provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.

GBCA: Resources for Individual Artists/ Creators

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance is actively collecting a variety of information and resources on the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Jazz Foundation of America

Musician’s emergency fund provides housing assistance, pro bono medical care, disaster relief, and direct financial support in times of crisis.

Musicians Foundation

The Musicians Foundation provides grants to U.S. musicians in any genre in a time of acute need due to personal, medical, dental, or family crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency situation.

National Endowment for the Arts Covid-19 Resources
Rauschenberg Emergency Grant

NYFA and the Rauschenberg Foundation have teamed up to offer visual and media artists and choreographers in the US grants of up to $5,000 for medical related emergencies.

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

The world has been shocked by the devastating effects of COVID-19. We are aware of the enormous medical and financial burden that COVID-19 is having on the music community and we are actively taking steps to provide assistance where it’s needed most. Due to massive cancellations, artists are struggling to find the means to make ends meet during these unprecedented times.

Washington Theatre Guide Taking Care Fund

Any theater professional currently residing in and who has actively worked in the Washington metropolitan area within the past two years is eligible to apply for emergency relief.