Resources for Arts Community:
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)
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)
CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund)
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 HART (Handy Artists Relief Trust) Fund provides assistance for medical and dental care.
Creators can apply for grants of up to $500.
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.
Musicians who have had a performance/gig canceled due to coronavirus may apply for support.
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.
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.
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 is providing grants to artists impacted by coronavirus. Apply at the link above.
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.
Artists who have been impacted by coronavirus can apply for grants of $250.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org