Artist Relief

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Artist Relief
Founded2020
TypeFinancial Relief
FocusEmergency Grant Distribution
MethodDirect aid
Website www.artistrelief.org

Artist Relief is an emergency initiative founded in 2020 by a coalition of national arts grantmakers to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. [1] [2] [3]

History

Artist Relief is an emergency initiative organized by the Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National YoungArts Foundation, and United States Artists—all mid-sized national arts grantmakers—to 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 moving forward. [2] [1] As of August 2020, the initiative had distributed $13.5 million through these grants. [4]

In 2020, the annual concert series Hardly Strictly Bluegrass worked with Artist Relief to administer a $1 million artist relief fund to musicians effected by the Covid-19 pandemic. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Are You an Artist in Need of Aid? Here Are Dozens of Emergency Grants, Medical Funds, and Other Resources to Help". artnet News. 2020-04-14. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  2. 1 2 "Artist Relief Emergency Fund Receives Over 55,000 Applicants in Barely 2 Weeks". Observer. 2020-04-24. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  3. Quito, Anne. "US artists can now get $5,000 emergency grants without a tedious application process". Quartz. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  4. "Artist Relief Raises $2 Million for Individual Artists". American Theatre . 2020-09-25. Retrieved 2021-03-27.
  5. "Hardly Strictly Bluegrass announces full lineup—and $1 million artist relief". 48 hills. 2020-09-25. Retrieved 2020-10-26.