Resources for Individual Creatives and Arts Organizations

This list will be updated as new resources become available. Please let us know if you have something that can be added to the list by emailing the Arts Council here.

Americans for the Arts has created a survey that is designed to collect information about the financial and human impacts that the spread of the coronavirus has had on arts and cultural organizations since that date. The survey also collects basic information about the participating organizations so that the data can be parsed by specific geographic regions, artistic disciplines, and budget categories.

Thank you for taking a few minutes to fill it out!

Financial Resources

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Arts Nonprofits Relief Fund

The Arts Nonprofit Relief Fund provides emergency funding for local arts nonprofits that have been directly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Grants will provide relief for the unexpected loss of revenue and/or unexpected increases in expenses resulting from COVID-19. Grants will be made on an ongoing basis, as funds are available.

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Artist Relief

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.


Disaster Unemployment


The U.S Department of Labor has announced new guidance outlining flexibilities that states have in administering their unemployment insurance (UI) programs to assist Americans affected by the current outbreak of COVID-19. 

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Equal Sound 

Corona Relief Fund application

If you are a musician who has lost income due to a cancelled gig as a result of the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak, please fill out the form below to apply to receive support from Equal Sound's Corona Relief Fund.


COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

This website is a list specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc.

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. Below you will find some tools, articles, and examples to help with this. 

CERF+Emergency Assistance

CERF+ emergency assistance includes grants and/or brokered assistance, such as booth fee waivers and discounts or donations on supplies and equipment.

Artists interested in CERF+ emergency assistance must first complete an inquiry form.

CERF+Emergency Assistance

The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional visual artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship to professional visual artists practicing in drawing, painting, sculpting, installations, graphics, fine art photography, and fine art ceramics.

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Creative Industry Relief Fund

A new initiative to support Fort Worth area artists. THE NEW NORMAL: An Artist’s Response to COVID-19 challenges local visual artists to create works that reflect their experience living through the pandemic as members of the Fort Worth area community.

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Creative Industry Relief Fund

Hear Fort Worth and Film Fort Worth with assistance from United Way of Tarrant County have established a creative industry relief fund to help support musicians, artists, performers and filmmakers who have lost work due to COVID-19.

The initiative spearheaded by Hear Fort Worth is an extension of Fort Worth musician Rachel Gollay’s Artist & Service Worker Relief Fund, which raised $10,000 and provided support of $200 per qualified applicant.


Emergency Artist Support League

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

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Writers’ Emergency Fund

The PEN America Writers’ Emergency Fund is a small grants program for professional—published or produced—writers in acute or unexpected financial crises. Depending on the situation and level of need, grants are in the range of $2,000.


Musicians' Fund

Founded in 1914, Musicians Foundation is the country’s oldest independent nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to musicians and their families in times of need, crisis or transition.

Recording Academy MusiCares

The Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares® have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help our peers in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Entertainment Assitance Program

Our Entertainment Assistance Program functions as an entryway and guide through The Fund’s many programs when you’re facing personal or work-related problems. It is also a conduit for emergency financial assistance in times of pressing need or in response to catastrophic events.

National Coalition For Arts' Preparedness & Emergency Response:

Building Resiliency in the Arts Sector

Resources, articles, and tips for organizations and individuals.

Mental Health and Well-being Resources

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


Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio


Options For Deaf + Hard of Hearing



Veterans Crisis Line


Text 838255


Arts Council programs are made possible through gifts from local individuals, small businesses, corporations, foundations, the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County and Texas Commission on the Arts.


(817) 738-1938


1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107

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