Regional Arts Information and COVID-19 Resources

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COVID-19 Resources and Articles (links in Orange)

The Delaware County Creative Economy Relief Fund [DCCERF] was established by the Roxbury Arts Group to help artists and others contributing to the creative economy who have lost the ability to earn income from their artistic endeavors due to the COVID-19 crisis. The DCCERF recognizes that these individuals are small businesses and essential members of our community and therefore worthy of our support. This fund was established to help alleviate the immediate financial hardship members of this community may be experiencing. Payments of $200 will awarded to qualified applicants until funds have been exhausted.

The National Endowment for the Arts announced its guidelines to swiftly distribute funding to nonprofit arts organizations from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to preserve jobs and help support organizations forced to close operations due to the spread of COVID-19. The deadline to apply is April 22, 2020. To apply or find out more click here.

Funding Opportunities

CERF+ Emergency Relief Fund Artists who have suffered from a recent, career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster, can apply for funding. CERF+ also has a list of resources centered around the pandemic.

Rauschenberg Emergency Grant Deadline: rolling basis reviewed monthly. NYFA and the Rauschenberg Foundation have teamed up to offer visual and media artists and choreographers in the US grants of up to $5,000 for medical related emergencies.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant Deadline: rolling basis reviewed monthly. The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.

Authors League Fund The Author League Fund helps professional writers in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune by providing no-strings-attached “loans” to pay for pressing expenses.

PEN American 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 crisis. Depending on the situation and level of need, grants are in the range of $2,000.

NYFA Emergency Grants List The New York Foundation for the Arts has a running list of additional emergency grant opportunities for artists, categorized by disciplines.

Actors Fund Entertainment Assistance Program The Actors Fund provides services and financial support to entertainment professionals 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.

The Blues Foundation HART Fund The Blues Foundation Handy Artists Relief Trust Fund is available to Blues musicians and their families who are in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns.

Musicians Foundation The Musicians Foundation provides grants to U.S. musicians in any genre in a time of acute need due to personal, medical, dental, or family crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency situation.

Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program Deadline: rolling basis This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.

Boston Artist Relief Fund The Boston Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 and $1000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus.

The MARK Project has a limited Small Business Relief Fund available for guidelines email

Virtual assistance.

How to Plan a Virtual Event on Vimeo Vimeo’s live production team offers advice on how schools, event coordinators, marketers, and more are evolving their event strategies to optimize engaging live streaming experiences.

How to Host a Watch Party on Facebook With Facebook’s Watch Party feature, you can watch tons of videos and shows with members of groups you’re in on Facebook. This could be helpful for filmmakers or other artists whose screenings had to be cancelled.

Event Safety Alliance presents a WEBINAR: Preparing Your Organization for the Corona Virus Disease Outbreak. You can watch this video here

The New Musicians Model talks about utilizing facebook live features in their article Musicians: Here’s How to Sell More Music with Facebook Live including how to set up and use a virtual tip jar.




Artist Opportunities and Resources

NYFA is seeking applicants for their Emerging Leaders Program 2020 who are committed to the arts with clear long-term leadership goals that are willing to engage in self-reflection and step outside of their comfort zone to learn new skills. We integrate creativity into the program with a flexible and adaptive approach that adjusts to the needs of the cohort throughout. Our core objective is to help arts administrators discover, identify, and develop their personal motivation and individual competencies as leaders while exploring the attributes and themes of arts leadership through an examination of traditional and contemporary leadership models. Arts administrators of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The program consists of 8 mandatory sessions. For eligibility and more information email  or click here.

Art Related Jobs


CROP TEACHING ARTIST The Roxbury Arts Group invites dynamic, experienced, and creative Teaching Artists to lead sessions at after-school CROP Programs at ten public schools in Delaware, Greene, and Schoharie counties, for students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth grades.  RAG contracts CROP Teaching Artists that work in (but not limited to) the following disciplines: Visual Arts, Digital Media, Theater, Vocal and Instrumental Music, Dance, and Literature.  Please contact Samantha Nick, Grants & Community Coordinator at RAG, for more information, 607-326-7908 or


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