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COVID-19 Resources

The Gantt Center has pulled together a list of resources to help you navigate these difficult times. Our hearts go out to those who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back here often for updates and additional resources.

Resources for Artists & Arts Organizations

COVID-19 Content Resource Guide for Artists
This resource guide contains tips and tricks for DIY video recording and some of the options available to artists interested in using these strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assistance For Artist

Artist Relief
To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers—the Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National YoungArts Foundation, and United States Artists—have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund
CERF provides emergency grants and loans to craft artists and maintains resources for emergency readiness and recovery for artists in all disciplines.

CERF+ Studio Protector
This site offers a variety of resources for artists, including tips on how to obtain assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration.

The Creator Fund
Supported by ConverKit, this fund provides financial assistance to active creators who are experiencing financial hardship because of COVID-19.

Emergency Funds from WomenArts
This volunteer organization lists resources for women working in all art forms.

Equal Sound's Corono Relief Fund for Musicians
Equal Sound will provide funds for musicians who have been impacted by canceled shows.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts
The foundation provides emergency grants ranging from $200 to $2,000. The grants are not limited to natural disaster relief.

Freelance Artist Resources
This is a compilation of resources for advocacy, emergency funding options, etc. (Please note that some of these resources are also listed here.)

Gottlieb Foundation
Funding is available to painters, printmakers, or sculptors who have been working for at least 10 years and have recently undergone an unforeseen catastrophic event, such as a fire, flood, or medical emergency.

National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response
Formed in 2006, NCAPER offers preparedness information and emergency response for arts organizations to achieve recovery for the creative industry, including resources for artists.

New York Foundation for the Arts
NYFA provides a variety of emergency grants for artists living and working in the U.S.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
The foundation offers financial assistance to individual visual artists of established ability through an emergency relief grant.

New Funds Established To Assist Artists In North Carolina

NC Artist Relief Fund has been established to support artists and arts presenters across North Carolina. The Visual Arts Exchange, Artspace, PineCone and the United Arts of Council of Raleigh are working together to ease the financial impact of creatives in our state.

NorthStar Church of the Arts, founded by the late Philip Freelon and his family, has established a relief fund for artists living and working in Durham. Find out more here.

The Durham Arts Council has launched the DAC Arts Recovery Fund with initial support from Duke University, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, and the Durham Arts Council Board of Trustees. Gifts from individuals, corporate and public funders encouraged. In partnership with the Durham Artist Relief Fund established by Northstar Church of the Arts, the two funds will support, cross-promote, and coordinate with each other to maximize resources available to the arts community. To support, click here.

Music Makers Relief Foundation is raising money to provide services for musicians from grocery shopping, transportation to medical appointments and payment for canceled gigs. Find out more here.

ArtsGreensboro has launched via social media and other outlets the Greensboro Artist Emergency Fund for working artists in the Greater Greensboro area who have lost fees, commissions, sales, and other income-generating activities. ArtsGreensboro is asking the community to help sustain artists through this challenging time. Give to the campaign here. Apply for funding here.

Orange County Arts Support Fund will initially provide seed funding for canceled events. Donations can be sent to: Orange County Arts Commission 437 Dimmock's Mill Road, Box 27, Hillsborough, NC 27278. Please memo “OCASF.” Online donations can be made via a Go Fund Me here.

Pitt County Arts Relief Fund will support artists and arts organizations in Pitt County. Click here to support their creative economy.

The Mecklenburg Creatives Resiliency Fund helps creative practitioners in Mecklenburg County recover from personal emergencies by helping pay an unanticipated, emergency expense or by augmenting lost income due to the cancellation of a specific, scheduled gig or opportunity (i.e. commissions, performances, contracts) due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures.


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