Covid 19 Resources for Arts Community

Resources for Arts Community:

Newton Covid 19 Care Fund

COVID-19 Grantmaker for the Arts

MCC – COVID 19 Resources

WBUR, The ARTery – Grants And Resources For Artists And Nonprofits

Artwork Archive – Financial Relief Resources for Artists during COVID 19


State of Massachusetts Small Business Recovery Loan Fund will provide emergency capital up to $75,000 to Massachusetts-based businesses impacted by COVID-19 with fewer than 50 full- and part-time employees, including nonprofits. “Loans are immediately available to eligible businesses with no payments due for the first 6 months.”

Boston Music Makers Relief Fund from The Record Co. (for musicians in Greater Boston)

Boston Singers’ Relief Fund from Boston Singers Resource (for New England-based classical music singers)

Theatre Community Benevolent Fund

The Passim Emergency Artist Relief Fund for artists who “have played a gig for Passim (or taught in the School of Music) in the last 10 years.” Up to $500.

City of Boston’s Artist Relief Fund (for Boston artists)



Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant

CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund)

Artists’ Charitable Fund

Artists’ Fellowship, Inc.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund– (USA)

Artist Relief Tree

Any artist can apply for a grant of $250. The fund has been exhausted for the moment but artists can sign up for the waitlist

The Blues Foundation

The HART (Handy Artists Relief Trust) Fund provides assistance for medical and dental care.

The Creator Fund

Creators can apply for grants of up to $500.

The Entertainment Assistance Program/The Actors Fund

The Actors Fund serves professionals in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio, and dance through its Entertainment Assistance Program which provides emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses or medical expenses.

Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund

Musicians who have had a performance/gig canceled due to coronavirus may apply for support.

Gospel Music Trust

This fund provides financial assistance in the event of an emergency or major catastrophe to individuals who have derived a substantial portion of their income from the field of Gospel Music.

International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)

Financial grants and loans are available to present and past professionals in bluegrass music in a time of emergency. Grants generally range from $500 to $5,000.

Jazz Foundation of America

This fund provides housing assistance, pro bono medical care, disaster relief and direct financial support for musicians in crisis.


The Recording Academy and its charitable foundation MusiCares have committed $2 million in total to a COVID-19 Relief Fund, established to assist those in the music community who have been affected by the pandemic. Music industry professionals impacted by canceled work may apply for an initial grant of up to $1,000 for basic living assistance (i.e. rent or mortgage).

People can donate and apply for assistance by navigating to the fund’s official web page.

Patreon Artist Grant

Patreon is providing grants to artists impacted by coronavirus. Apply at the link above.

SAG-AFTRA COVID-19 Disaster Fund

Members of SAG-AFTRA can apply for emergency funding to cover basic expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, medical bills and other essential needs. In order to be eligible you must be an active SAG-AFTRA member and current on your dues through October 2019.

The Soze Agency Artist + Activist Relief Fund

Artists who have been impacted by coronavirus can apply for grants of $250.

Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund

Musicians or music industry workers impacted by coronavirus may apply for funds to cover medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses. Applicants must demonstrate that at least 50% of their income comes from working within the music community. Other eligibility criteria can be found at the link above.

Special thanks to NCD’s Danielle Moriarty for putting this list together. Should you uncover additional resources you think might be helpful to others, please pass along the information to