SPACES understands the limitations of The Satellite Fund: Emergency Relief Grant and encourage those in need to seek additional support from an ongoing list of alternative opportunities and resources available below:

Artist Relief

Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.

To be eligible for a relief grant, applicants must be:

  • Practicing artists able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to their work, careers, and a public audience;
  • Experiencing dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • 21 years of age or older;
  • Able to receive taxable income in the U.S. (e.g. citizen, green card holder, and/or permanent resident who can provide a W9 and SSN or ITIN);
  • Residing and working in the U.S. for the last two years;
  • Not a full-time employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of any of the coalition partners;
  • Not previously awarded a relief grant from this fund.

EMERGENCY LOAN FUND

The nonprofit organization Arts Cleveland, plus the Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, and NoteWorthy Federal Credit Union announced Monday that they have created a $250,000 Emergency Loan Fund for artists, musicians and people working in arts organizations to replace income lost to COVID-19 cancellations and shut-downs.

Leveler

A tool for people with job security to help people whose work status has been impacted by COVID-19. The list includes freelancers, service industry, and gig economy workers.

COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund for LGBTQI+ BIPOC Folks

We are prioritizing LGBTQI+, non-binary, gender fluid, and gender non-conforming people of color because we often have less ties to familial support networks, we have historically been simultaneously overlooked and surveilled by welfare state systems, our needs have been surplus to mainstream political formations, and we tend to work in the gig economy. We will continue to raise funds through mid-April.

FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. For as long as our Board of Directors determines it is necessary and prudent to do so, the Foundation will disburse one-time $1,500 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the pandemic.

The PEN America Writers’ Emergency Fund

The PEN America Writers’ Emergency Fund Committee will review all complete applications. Applicants will receive a response within 10 days. Please note that not all applications will be supported, and the Committee’s decision is final. Deadline not specified.

Ohio Employer Law Blog

Unemployment resource blog for employers, businesses and individuals about employment law and labor law.

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants

The program will provide 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. There is no deadline; applications will be accepted and reviewed by the panel on a monthly basis beginning in late May/early June 2020.


AWAW COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant

Anonymous Was A Woman (AWAW) has introduced an emergency relief grant program to support artists impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. The program will distribute $250,000 in grants, up to $2,500 apiece, to artists who have experienced financial hardship from loss of income or opportunity as a direct result of the crisis. As with AWAW’s annual award, the program is open to women-identifying visual artists over the age of 40 in the United States and territories, and aims to address the unique challenges faced by artists in middle age or older, particularly at this critical time.The application is open from April 6 through April 8, with funds awarded to eligible applicants in the order in which applications are received. (Temporarily closed due to higher than expected responses.)

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