As a part of our ArtConnect Program, the HV Arts Council coordinates and posts resources, opportunities and news that is useful and informative for artists.
Artists have been profoundly affected by the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to the dangers posed by the pandemic itself, many in our community face unemployment, the loss of freelance income, and unexpected expenses.
The HV Arts Council is assembling COVID-related resources and information to assist artists in these difficult times. Click on the titles to be redirected to the grant/fund website for more details. Check back periodically as new items will be added periodically.
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Time Sensitive Opportunities
Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants (posted 12/30/20)
The program provides one-time grant of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental and mental health emergencies. It is designed to serve artists in financial need who otherwise may delay critical treatment or incur substantial and perhaps overwhelming debt.
Deadline: Cycle 5 applications are now open through January 6, 2021 for emergency treatment by April 30, 2021.
Eligibility: Open to visual and media artists and choreographers. Must reside in the U.S. Adjusted gross annual income of $75,000 or lower. Emergency must have occurred May 1, 2020 or later.
COVID-19 Support Group for Entertainment Professionals (posted 1/4/21)
Visually join other performing arts and entertainment professionals to discuss the stress of change and the unknown during the COVID-19 pandemic. The eight-week group will be a way to connect with others in the community, reflect on the new normal and develop coping strategies. Held via Zoom at 2:00pm ET.
COVID-19 Freelance Artists Resource (posted 1/4/21)
This is an aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines, including but not limited to: actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers, playwrights, photographers, etc.
General Artists Resources
- An Artists Guide to Financial Planning
- NJ COVID-19 Information Hub: I Lost My Job. Where Can I Get Help? – Unemployment insurance, jobs & hiring portal, NJ Career Network