COVID-19 Artist Relief Funds
As you are aware, the state and county have taken dramatic steps to slow the outbreak of COVID-19, and many artists have lost their sources of income. OpenStage Theatre has been taking some time to research financial relief options artists can apply for.
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.
Patreon "What the Fund" – "We’re starting this grant program to benefit select artists who are being impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant recipients will be chosen by a board of fellow creators. Patreon is kicking off the grant by donating $10K, and is accepting contributions from anyone who can help."
Denver Actor's Fund – The Denver Actors Fund announced the unprecedented expansion of its founding mission by creating a second, temporary $35,000 emergency relief fund that will provide immediate financial assistance to Colorado theatre artists whose wages have been impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Alliance of Artists Communities – This site provides information on various resources for aid.
CERF – 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.
We realize these are uncertain times for all of us. Stay safe. Stay healthy. And, one day soon…WE WILL SEE YOU IN THE THEATER!
Notice any relief efforts missing or pages that are out of date? Please email [email protected] with any notes or changes!