A national coalition of arts funders have launched a $10 million fund to help artists struggling financially during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Artists in North Texas and across the United States and U.S. territories can apply now for an unrestricted emergency $5,000 grant from Artist Relief.
Applicants must be 21 years or older and have lived in the U.S. for the past two years or more.
Other organizations in D-FW have recently launched similar relief funds for artists.
Artist Relief says the fund will be open in five cycles and run through September 2020.
Cycle I: April 8 – April 23 (closes 10:59pm CT)
Cycle II: April 24 – May 21 (closes 10:59pm CT)
Cycle III: May 22 – June 18 (closes 10:59pm CT)
Cycle IV: June 19 – July 23 (closes 10:59pm CT)
Cycle V: July 24 – August 20 (closes 10:59pm CT)
100 percent of donations to the fund will go to aid, but the coalition warns it won’t be able to grant every applicant due to anticipated demand.
Major participating funders include the Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National YoungArts Foundation, and United States Artists.
The group secured a $5 million seed gift from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to match $5 million raised by more than 20 other groups.
Artist Relief is also conducting an impact survey to collect data from artists.
Here’s the full list of funders:
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
Amazon Literary Partnership
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Arison Arts Foundation
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
Helen Frankenthaler Foundation COVID-19 Relief Effort
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Kraus Family Foundation
LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation
Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts
Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation
Richard Salomon Family Foundation
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
The Sue Hostetler and Beau Wrigley Family Foundation
The Wallace Foundation
The Willem de Kooning Foundation
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