Lake Worth Beach CRA Covid-19 Assistance Newsletter
April 3, 2020 Food Distribution, CARES Act info, Drive-thru testing, and more
April 10, 2020 Food Distribution Extended, Eviction Moritorium, Artist Relief Fund and more
April 23, 2020 Food Distribution, Meal Assistance, Virtual Fitness, and more
Palm Beach County Artist Relief Fund
The Palm Beach County Artist Relief Fund, which will be used to award grants of $250-$500 to individual artists who live in Palm Beach County and whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by COVID-19. This fund is restricted to support individual professional artists only. All funds (less processing fees, if any) will be directly distributed to artists by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
The Palm Beach County Artist Relief Fund will open for applications on Monday, April 6 for artists who have lost or anticipate losing income. The fund will be open on a rolling basis, and we will share updates on the application process with you once available.
The fund is for creative professionals who are recouping financial losses that include, but are not limited to:
- Cancelled performances in all performing arts disciplines
- Cancelled readings, panels, and speaking opportunities
- Reimbursement for travel expenses related to creative work that include, but are not limited to: attending conferences and conventions that have been cancelled; artist residencies; touring
- Lost income for teaching artists who are not able to teach during this time because of cancelled classes and school closures, and artists in the service industry who have lost supplemental income used to support their creative practices.
The overall starting goal for this fund is a modest $10,000, but we hope to exceed it! For the good of the entire community, please share with your audiences, friends and family to help us reach this goal. You can donate to the fundraiser through Facebook or through our website*.
Donate through Facebook
*Website donations must indicate ‘Artist Relief Fund’ in the gift designation box
National Endowment for the Arts Resources
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has provided a valuable set of national-level news, updates and resources for organizations and creative professionals in need of relief.
Artist Relief Tree
Artist Relief Tree intends to support artists, particularly freelance artists, in a small way. Unfortunately we cannot hope to replace artists’ entire fees or lost work, but we wish to provide hope, make a small difference, and show solidarity with colleagues and friends. Visit the FAQ for more information on joining the waitlist here.
Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
Arts Administrators of Color Network has set up the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund which folks can donate directly to in support of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists AND administrators (consultants, facilitators, box office staff, seasonal/temporary employees, etc.) who have been financially impacted due to COVID-19.
If you are a BIPOC artists or administrators in financial need, please access the application form to understand how they plan to distribute funds and apply for any available money that is generated.
Rauschenberg Emergency Grants
The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies, not for lost wages or income.
Equal Sound Coronavirus Relief Fund
If you are a musician who has lost income due to a cancelled gig as a result of the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak, please visit the FAQ here to see if you can apply.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund
The Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions.
MusiCares COVID-19 Relief
To help address the concerns of the industry during this time, MusiCares (Grammy Awards) have expanded our services to include lost income due to the cancellation of scheduled gigs or performances due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures.
Soon, the Musicians Foundation will be launching a COVID-19 Emergency Aid Grant Program to give eligible applicants modest grants up to $200. We expect very high numbers of applicants, so we must limit amounts in order to spread available resources.
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