COVID-19 Artists Resources

Support Resources for Fort Collins Artists & Creative Businesses – COVID-19 

(This document is an collection from other resources, lists and is a dynamic and changing document, assembled by the Downtown Fort Collins Creative District, not an endorsement of any link/resource – updated 3/27/20) 

Downloadable PDF: Support Resources for Fort Collins Artists & Creative Business – COVID-19 (3-27-2020)

 

COVID-19 INFORMATION

GENERAL BUSINESS (Fort Collins & Colorado) 

PERSONAL: FOOD, SHELTER, MENTAL HEALTH (Fort Collins) 

CREATIVE BUSINESS/ GENERAL ARTS 

Colorado Specific 

National Sources: 

NON-PROFITS ORGANIZATIONS: 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS  (National Resources) 

TOOLS:  (Fort Collins, Colorado and National) 

___________________________ DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC NATIONAL RESOURCES  _________________________

(MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, VISUAL ARTS, LITERARY ARTS, MORE)

MUSIC 

  • MusiCares – https://www.grammy.com/musicares/get-help/musicares-coronavirus-relief-fund
  • Sweet Relief Musicians Fund www.sweetrelief.org
    • Provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. The applicant must be a musician who has regular public performances, or performed on at least three widely released recordings (audio or audiovisual), or written music that has been performed on three widely released recordings, or published on three occasions.
  • Music Maker Relief Foundation www.musicmaker.org
    • Helps the pioneers and forgotten heroes of Southern musical traditions gain recognition and meet their day to day needs. Criteria for recipients is they be rooted in a Southern musical tradition, be 55 years or older and have an annual income less than $18,000. Musician Sustenance – Grants for necessities such as food, medical needs, housing. Emergency Relief – Substantial one-time grants to recipients in crisis (medical, fire, theft, etc.).
  • Musicians Foundationhttp://www.musiciansfoundation.org/apply/
    • Helps professional musicians who have worked five or more years in the U.S.  by providing emergency financial assistance in meeting current living, medical and allied expenses.  Applicants must be able to show that their music is or was their primary source of income.
  • Jazz Musicians Emergency Fundhttps://jazzfoundation.org/housing-emergency-assistance/
    • Disaster relief, pro bono medical, housing & emergency assistance – The JMEF is committed to helping jazz professionals, especially older musicians, overcome their hard times and to help them get back on their feet, making emergency funds available for immediate needs.  They have programs for housing and emergency assistance, a network of pro bono medical care providers, and disaster relief.
  • Opry Trust Fund (For country musicians only) http://www.opry.com/opry-trust-fund/
  • AGMAhttps://www.musicalartists.org/membership/agma-relief-fund/
  • Backlinehttps://www.facebook.com/backlinecare/  
    • a hub for music industry professionals and their families to quickly and easily access mental health and wellness resources. They have been hosting virtual support groups for professionals trying to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. 
  • COVID-19 Music Production Response Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2396222610479031/
  • Live Music COVID Response Strategic Workgroup https://www.facebook.com/groups/546015249374282/permalink/546035239372283/

 

PERFORMING ARTS

 

VISUAL ARTS

  • Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants Programhttps://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants
    • Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists. Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad.
  • American Society of Journalists & Authors Writers Emergency Assistance Fundhttp://www.asja.org/for-writers/weaf/
    • Helping established freelance writers across the country who, because of advanced age, illness, disability, a natural disaster, or an extraordinary professional crisis, are unable to work. Membership in ASJA not required. No grants to beginning freelancers seeking funding for writing projects; no grants to fund works-in-progress of any kind. Maximum grant: $3,500.
  • CERF + (Formerly the Craft Emergency Relief Fund)https://cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-for-help/
    • CERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. CERF+’s core services are education programs, advocacy, network building and emergency relief. CERF+ is currently focusing its relief aid on those infected with Covid-19 who require intensive medical care.
  • The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundationhttps://www.gottliebfoundation.org/emergency-grant
    • The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. 
  • Colorado Artist COVID-19 Resources and Support Group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/141179473882984/?ref=share

 

LITERARY ARTS

  • Carnegie Fund for Authorshttps://www.carnegiefundforauthors.org/grant-eligibility
    • American authors who has published at least one full-length work — fiction or nonfiction — that has been published by a mainstream publisher. Applicants cannot have eligibility determined by a work that they paid to have published. A work may have been published in eBook format only, or in hardcover or softcover format, or in more than one format.
    • Emergency: illness or some other urgent need such as fire, flood, hurricane, etc. 
  • Authors League Fundhttps://authorsleaguefund.org/apply/
    • The Fund gives open-ended, interest-free, no-strings-attached loans to professional writers and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income or other misfortune.
  • The PEN Writers Fundhttp://www.pen.org/writers-emergency-fund
    • Emergency fund for professional–published or produced–writers with serious financial difficulties. Depending on the situation, the fund gives grants or loans of up to $2,000.
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Americahttp://www.sfwa.org/about/benevolent-funds/emergency-medical-fund/
    • Offers interest-free loans to members facing unexpected medical expenses.
  • American Society of Journalists & Authors Writers Emergency Assistance Fund –  http://www.asja.org/for-writers/weaf/
    • Helping established freelance writers across the country who, because of advanced age, illness, disability, a natural disaster, or an extraordinary professional crisis, are unable to work. Membership in ASJA not required. No grants to beginning freelancers seeking funding for writing projects; no grants to fund works-in-progress of any kind. Maximum grant: $3,500.

 

NON-SPECIFIC ARTS & EVENT

  • Freelance Artists Resource Webpage: https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/
  • Facebook Group: Event Ops Collective (EOC) – Event Ops Collective (EOC) aims to streamline the concert and festival staffing process by connecting those doing the hiring (promoters, staffing coordinators, contractors, vendors, etc.) with seasoned professionals in the live events space. The goal is to create a place where event operations personnel can come together to collaborate, ask questions, make contacts, and of course, FIND WORK! https://www.facebook.com/groups/923445411153528/