COVID-19 Emergency Artist Grants
A list of emergency grants for artists facing medical or financial need during the outbreak.
For artists who have faced financial losses due to the shelter-in-place orders. Priority will be given to individuals and organizations from and working with vulnerable populations.
Eligibility: Individual artists must be full-time residents of San Francisco, not receiving unemployment benefits, should not be eligible for, or receiving unemployment benefits, and should not have received funds from this grant before.
Amount $2000 for artists, $25,000 for organizations
Deadline April 15, 5pm
For any artist in any discipline whose income has been impacted by cancellations and losses due to COVID-19. Stipends will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Eligibility: Individuals pursuing art (in any discipline) as a career.
Compensation for artists and organizations who have lost contracts or employment due to COVID-19.
Eligibility: Individual artists or organizations
Amount $500 for artists, $1000 for organizations
Direct monetary relief for self-employed photographers
Eligibility: Global photography community
Direct monetary support prioritizing artists who make most of their income offline.
Eligibility: Artists must be residing in the Bay Area, have less than $1,000 income in the last 30 days, and not be eligible for unemployment.
For contemporary and experimental artists who have had performances or exhibitions cancelled because of Covid-19.
Eligibility: Individual artists living in the US.
For professional visual artists who make their livelihood through arts sales and are facing sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or extreme hardship.
Eligibility: For artists with current, not anticipated, documented financial need.
For craft-based artists who are infected with Covid-19 and require intensive medical care.
Eligibility: Artists must be legal US residents.
One-time grants for artists with medical emergencies.
Eligibility: Artists must be US citizens or legal residents who are not currently enrolled in a degree program.
Amount: up to $5000
An emergency fund for artists of color.
Eligibility: Black, indigenous people of color who have been affected by Covid-19.
One-time assistance for unforeseen, catastrophic incidents for painters, printmakers, and sculptors.
Eligibility: Artists must have at least ten years of professional artistic experience.
Amount: up to $15,000
For musicians with acute need.
Eligiblity: Current residents of the US, who have worked here as professional musicians for at least 5 years.
Amount: varies, typically from $500-$3000
For freelance art and entertainment professionals with career-threatening emergencies.
Eligibility: For persons or groups making at least 40% of their income from arts or entertainment over the past three years. Must be legal US residents.
For professional actors requiring emergency assistance
Eligibility: A minimum of 5 years of industry experience
For professional musicians affected by Covid-19 due to sickness or loss of work.
Eligibility: Documentation that at least 50% of artist’s income comes from the music industry.
For artist’s with emergency medical issues. The organization pays out partial medical expenses. Payments are made directly to the medical provider and not to the artist.
Eligibility: Visual fine artists living in the United States.
For creators struggling during the Covid-19 outbreak. Can cover medical expenses, bills and other expenses.
Eligibility: Active creators who are able to provide receipts or invoices of expenses.
Amount: up to $500
For artists affected by COVID-19.