Resources for

Individual Creatives and Arts Organizations

Financial Resources for Individuals and Organizations

Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants

The Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need across the country, who have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is administered by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and funded by Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. 

Shuttered Venues Operator Grant

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established through the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act to provide over $16 billion in economic relief to target industries. The SVOG application opens April 8, 2021.

Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness

Fort Worth CCPD Development Grant Projects and Program Grants

The new Community-Based Programs strategy focuses on strengthening non-profit agencies and their responses to crime and safety problems in order to establish long-term change. This will be achieved through Development Grants (1-Year/$50,000) and Program Grants (3-Years/$300,000). Participation in a preproposal conference is mandatory. Email to receive a link to a virtual conference.

Music Covid Relief

MusicCovidRelief.com is a resource brought to you by partners in the U.S. Music Community to help music professionals access information and applications to receive COVID-19 benefits and support.

Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments

Tax help for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations, and others – including health plans – affected by a coronavirus (COVID-19).

Musicians Foundation's CV19 Emergency Relief Aid Grant 

This application is available online only. Modest, one-time grants up to $200 will be available to professional performers, educators, and composers who meet the requirements.

The Emergency Artists’ Support League

Providing financial assistance since 1992 to North Texas visual artists and arts professionals in distress.

Artists’ Fellowship Financial Aid

The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional visual fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement, or unexpected extreme hardship.

Texas Workforce Commission Disaster Unemployment Assistance

The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional visual fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement, or unexpected extreme hardship.

CERF+ Emergency Assistance

Artists interested in CERF+ emergency assistance must first complete an inquiry form. If it is determined that you may be eligible for assistance, you will be invited to apply for assistance.

Artists’ Fellowship Financial Aid

The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional visual fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement, or unexpected extreme hardship.

Marketing and Micro-grant for Artists

Annuity Freedom is offering a free SEO analysis and recommendations and micro-grants. Grantees will be selected on a rolling basis. There is no application deadline. There is also a $100 monthly grant awarded each month. 

Resources for Organizations

In It for the Long Haul: How Arts and Cultural Organizations Can Consider Adapting

Aimed at helping arts and cultural organizations consider key questions and variables as they plan for reopening and a post-COVID-19 future, this report estimates the pandemic’s effect on the nonprofit arts sector and identifies three critical propositions and four prompting questions for consideration.

Fundraising During a Pandemic

Texas Commission on the Arts presents this professional development webinar on raising funds during uncertain times.

Adapting to the Changing Pandemic Landscape

Texas Commission on the Arts presents this professional development webinar.

Digitizing the Cultural Experience For Your Audience

Houston Arts Alliance is compiling resources to help the arts & cultural community remain resilient in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. One approach is to develop a way to make events digitally accessible to your audience.

Resources For Immediate Response

Disaster Distress Helpline

Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.

Crisis Text Line
Text MHA to 741741 and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Toll-Free: 1-800-985-5990 (English and español)

SMS: Text TalkWithUs to 66746

SMS (español): “Hablanos” al 66746

TTY: 1-800-846-8517

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio

1-888-628-9454

Options For Deaf + Hard of Hearing

1-800-799-4889

Veterans Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255

Text 838255