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Resources for Artists During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The Warehouse Arts District Association has compiled a list of resources to help artists and arts organizations.  This list will be updated as new information becomes available. 


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Creative Capital has joined forces with several national arts grantmakers to form Artist Relief — an initiative that includes immediate, unrestricted emergency funding of $5,000 for individual artists of all disciplines, and resources to help those in need due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Creative Capital Artist Relief Fund

The Pinellas Arts Community Relief Fund provides rapid response awards to meet the urgent needs, and provide immediate financial relief to Pinellas County artists, arts organizations and creative businesses who have been impacted by an emergency situation/disaster we are facing, and, should the need arise and the resources be available, for future emergency situations as well. https://pinellascf.org/grants/arts-relief/

Florida Division of Cultural AffairsGeneral Program Support (GPS) funding is designed to support the general program activities of an organization that is realizing its stated mission and furthering the state's cultural objectives. Deadline June 1, 2020 5pm. https://dos.myflorida.com/cultural/grants/grant-programs/general-program-support/

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

For as long as theBoard 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.  https://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants-covid-19-fund

CERF+ The Artists Safety Net

In light of the anticipated volume of requests for assistance, for the time-being, CERF+ ‘s emergency relief grants related to Covid-19 will focus on those infected with the virus that require intensive medical care. https://cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-for-help/

The Joan Mitchell Foundation

Up to $6,000 in emergency support to US-based visual artists who have suffered significant losses after natural or man-made disasters affecting a region on a broad scale within the last three years. Visit:


Adolph and Ester Gottlieb Foundation

For visual artists working in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking. Artists must demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of their work. Assistance is for a specific emergency, not a chronic condition, projects, or situations resulting from indebtedness or lack of employment. Visit: https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/individual-support-grant-1/

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants

One-time grants of up to $5,000 for visual and media artists with unexpected medical emergencies.  Visit:


Foundation for Contemporary Arts

In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, 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. Visit: https://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants

I Care if You Listen

Various Grant Programs available to artists.  Visit: https://www.icareifyoulisten.com/2020/03/covid-19-emergency-funding-artist-resources/

American Craft Council 

A list of resources available to those who make art.  https://craftcouncil.org/post/resources-makers-during-covid-19


The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program provides unemployment benefits to individuals who have become unemployed as a direct result of a Presidentially declared major disaster. Visit: https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/597#Eligibility_Checker


National Endowment for the Arts

A variety of resources available to Artists and Arts Organizations.


St Pete Arts Alliance

The St Pete Arts Alliance has compiled a list of resources available to artists. Visit: https://stpeteartsalliance.org/emergency-funding-for-artists/

Creative Pinellas

Low Interest Loan information for art businesses and non-profit organizations. Visit:


Are You Experiencing any Civil Legal Issues as a result of the COVID-19 Crisis? Here is some contact information that can be helpful. https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/resources/COVID-19%20Outreach%20Flyer-1.pdf


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