We're putting together a list of organizations that are helping people in the creative community who are facing difficult personal and business situations as a result of the current COVID-19 crisis. Please feel free to send us a message with information that you think should be added to this list — we will add them as they come in. If you're in a stable position yourself, please consider making a donation to any of these as they are doing a lot of good for our community.
- Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help -
Actors Fund - Entertainment Assistance Program
The Actors Fund fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan.
Ad Relief of Greater Los Angeles
A volunteer organization made up of advertising and promotions people brought together to help our Los Angeles area colleagues in times of life crisis.
(Applicants must be specifically working in the Los Angeles advertising community.)
Supporting artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grant makers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Funding cycles now open.
Boston Artist Relief Fund
The Boston Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 and $1000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
The Haven Foundation
The mission of The Haven Foundation is to offer interim financial assistance to freelance professionals in the arts who face crises. The Foundation’s reach is the United States, and its awards are granted with a view to helping individuals overcome temporary adversity and return to full-time work.
New York Foundation for the Arts - Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
The program will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies. The grants are available to visual and media artists and choreographers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories.
NYC Small Business Continuity Fund
Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decreases of 25% or more will be eligible for zero interest loans of up to $75,000 to help mitigate losses in profit.
Small Business Administration - Disaster Assistance
The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.
Women Photograph COVID-19 Emergency Fund
This Emergency Fund is meant to provide a small amount of one-time support to independent women and non-binary photographers who need assistance — there are no restrictions on what the funding can cover: it can be healthcare, childcare, rent, or professional expenses. Photographers may request up to $500 in support, though we ask that you request only for what you critically need so that we can attempt to help as many people as possible.