TREASURE COAST – Artist Relief is distributing $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.

Artist Relief defines “dire financial emergencies” as “the lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine, childcare, and food.”

To be eligible, you must be a practicing artist in music, dance, theater, crafts, design, film, visual arts, traditional arts, visual arts, and writing.

Nonprofits are not eligible to apply for this grant.

Not every applicant will be funded. The application process is open in cycles. The current cycle has a deadline of Aug. 26. Notifications will be sent Sept. 4-7. Funds will be distributed within two weeks of an approved application.

All grants are unrestricted and can be used for any purpose. You do not need to reveal how you spend the money, and no grant reporting will be required.

No artists will be disqualified based on other sources of relief. Artists may have already received funds from other relief efforts.

Artist Relief is an emergency initiative organized by the Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National Young Arts Foundation, and United States Artists.

The grant effort launched with a $5 million gift from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. A matching $5 million in funding was provided by other foundations, including The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Arison Arts Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the LeRoy Neiman Foundation.

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