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CAA Launches Emergency Relief Fund for Artists

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) announced its Emergency Relief Fund for Artists (ERFA) on April 6, 2020 to address the immediate economic needs of local professional artists who have experienced loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be accepted weekly through CAA’s website, and grant awards will be available within one week of approval. Artists interested in applying can review the guidelines and further information on our Art For All page.  A fundraising campaign has also been launched to ensure that funds remain available as long as necessary. All funds received, minus transaction fees, go directly to artists in need. To contribute to this fund, click the button below. 

Donate To ERFA Here

Impact Survey for Artists & Creative Workers

Americans for the Arts is proud to have been brought on as the research partner in that effort, and in that role was asked to develop and deploy the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, which is designed to capture financial and creative impact of COVID-19 on creative workers, highlight the resiliency and generosity of the creative sector, and make sure that the 5 million creative workers in the U.S. are supported and heard during this ongoing crisis and the eventual recovery.

Take Survey Here

American’s for the Arts Economic Impact Survey

This survey is designed to collect information about the financial and human impacts that the spread of the coronavirus have had on arts and cultural organizations since that date. The survey also collects basic information about the participating organizations so that the data can be parsed by specific geographic regions, artistic disciplines, and budget categories.

Take Survey Here

Contact Your Congressmen – Urge Support for the Arts During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Request your members of Congress to ensure that Congress will include $4 billion—to be distributed though the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)—to help offset the losses of the nonprofit arts industry, and expand eligibility through additional federal programs to ensure artists, entrepreneurs, and small businesses in the creative economy can utilize business interruption relief. The $4 billion would include: Read more.

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Resources For Artists & Organizations

Americans for the Arts
Webinars, Training, Funding  & Grant Opportunities, Blogs,  Response Efforts, Economic Impact,  Advocacy
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource and Response Center 

Americans For the Arts Action Fund
National arts advocacy organization dedicating 100% of their time, money, and political clout to advancing the arts in America. Learn more.

American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund
Provides support and temporary financial assistance to members who are in need. Learn more.

Artist Relief Fund
To support 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. Learn more.

Art Is Alive
Art is Alive is a solidarity effort aimed at providing resources, spreading awareness and building connectedness within the artistic and creative freelance communities impacted by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

ArtsReady
An online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, provides arts organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability. Learn more.

Cerf+ The Artists Safety Net
A leading nonprofit organization that uniquely focuses on safeguarding artists’ livelihoods nationwide. Learn more.

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists
This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc. What this list IS: an aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines. Learn more.

Florida Nonprofit Alliance COVID-19 resources
What Florida nonprofits can do to prepare for coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more.

National Council of Nonprofits
National Council of Nonprofits – COVID-19: What nonprofits can do. They will be updating this page regularly with the latest information and resources that nonprofits can use to prepare and respond. Learn more.

​Nonprofit Center
Florida VOAD COVID-19 Guidelines for Volunteers and Volunteer organizations 

Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Nonprofit Risk Management Center – 5 Things to know and do

MusiCares
The Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares® have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help our peers in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Learn More

National Endowment for the Arts
ArtsReady, National Alliance of Musical Theatre, Film Festival Alliance, Arts Education Partnership, Creative Aging Alliance, Association of Performing Arts, Alliance of Artist Communities & More
COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations

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