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Emergency Funding for Artists

Courtesy of the Alabama Visual Arts Network

CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund):
CERF+ emergency assistance includes grants and/or brokered assistance, such as booth fee waivers and discounts or donations on supplies and equipment:
https://cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-for-help/craft-emergency-relief-fund/

Foundation for Contemporary Arts: COVID-19 Relief Fund:
If you are seeking relief for a canceled performance or exhibition due to COVID-19 you can apply for support from their COVID-19 Relief Fund:
https://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants

Rauschenberg Emergency Grants:
The fund provides one-time cash grants of up to $5,000 to cover expenses caused by one-time, unexpected medical emergencies:
https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Rauschenberg-Emergency-Grants 

Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant: 
Intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. 
https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/emergency-grant/

Artists' Charitable Fund: 
Assists American artists living anywhere in the United States by paying a portion of their medical / dental / eye-care bills. 
http://artistscharitablefund.org/index.html

Artists' Fellowship, Inc
Provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship.
https://www.artistsfellowship.org/finacial-aid

The Haven Foundation:
Provides financial assistance to artists who have experienced a recent, unforeseen emergency or triggering event that has significantly and adversely affected the qualified person’s ability to produce, perform and/or market his/her work.
http://www.thehavenfdn.org/guidelines/

Artist + Activist Relief Fund:
This fund, created by The Soze Foundation, TaskForce and Invisible Hand, will support artists and activists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19. We will be making $250 grants to selected applicants on an on-going basis.
https://www.wearesoze.com/relief-fund

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund:
The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund is for those who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).
https://www.gofundme.com/f/artsleadersfund?fbclid=IwAR1yNBFOBl18Oy9KysozAdpQFfZeKN6Wq82ZMpVnlOqF84USeauRDhtnYEY

The Joan Mitchell Foundation:
The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides grants of up to $6,000 to US-based visual artists who have suffered significant physical losses after natural or man-made disasters. 
https://joanmitchellfoundation.org/artist-programs/artist-grants/emergency

Other Funding Opportunities

The Harpo Foundation:
The Foundation’s grant program awards 7-10 grants annually. Grants are made directly to artists to support their development and to non-profit organizations in support of new work by artists. The Foundation also supports two residency fellowship programs.
http://www.harpofoundation.org/

Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc.:
Grants from the foundation give monetary support and encouragement to individual feminist writers and visual artists.
https://demingfund.org/index.php

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation:

Pollock-Krasner grants have enabled artists to create new work, purchase needed materials and pay for studio rent, as well as their personal and medical expenses.
https://pkf.org/our-grants/